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Review: DiRT Rally

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Yet another game in the porting lineup by Linux gaming heros, Feral Interactive, DiRT Rally is a racing game focussing on, you guessed it: rallying. As opposed to the largely arcade oriented DiRT Showdown released a few years prior, DiRT Rally is very much intended as a simulation, delivering…

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Review: Trigger Time

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Trigger Time is described as a story-driven, top-down 2D shooter with a gravity gun and physics puzzle elements with some cutscenes amongst the 9 levels of shoot-em up action. Amidst a world full of indie top-down shoot-em ups, does Trigger Time deliver enough to be different? Developer: Shephf…

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Review: Spec Ops: The Line

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The bullets screamed past Walker's ears, piercing the dust-ridden air. The only consolation of being aware of the sharp hot cracks through the air from the bullets whizzing by meant that he was still alive. His fellow Delta Force teammates, Lugo and Adams, were crouched nearby on the flanks behind…

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Review: Yooka-Laylee

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3D platformer and Banjo-Kazooie fans rejoice - Yooka-Laylee recently landed for all major platforms, including our very own Linux. As a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie in particular, and created by a team made up of former Rare members, Yooka-Laylee has been a much hyped and anticipated game.…

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Review: HITMAN - The Complete First Season

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Here at TLR we recently had a 'first impressions' look at the newly released game in the Hitman series of video games. It is also the debut for the Hitman series on Linux, thanks to the porting efforts of Linux and Mac porting company, Feral Interactive. Having racked up more hours of gameplay and…

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Review: Fedora 25 - The Trail Blazer that is Blazing Fast

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Not long after being released to the wild, I decided it was time to retire old faithful Ubuntu GNOME in favour of Fedora 25 on my main laptop (an Optimus equipped machine). The Ubuntu install had served me very well indeed, but with Fedora's latest offering featuring the latest stable version of…

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Broken Age: Act 2 Review

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Way back in early 2014 I reviewed Act 1 of Double Fine Productions's quirky and colourful adventure, Broken Age. Somewhere along the line I assume I was either hit in the head or started living under a rock (perhaps both), because it wasn't until very recently that I got to playing Act 2. I gave…

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Aveyond 4: Shadow of the Mist Linux Game Review

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Times have been better, for Boyle Wolfbane. He and his unfortunate but loyal minions, along with his most faithful minion and pet, Fang, tried taking over the world like all of the best and most powerful dark lords do. Emphasis on 'tried', because Boyle failed. Miserably. Aveyond 4: Shadow of the…

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Memo - Note Taking, Unix-style

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We all take notes in various ways. Whether it's old fashioned sticky notes littering the front of your PC monitor, an app on your smartphone or simply using your brain to take a 'mental note' (if your memory is that good!), it's a useful activity. How about note taking on the command-line? And in a…

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[Game Review] The Journey Down: Chapter Two

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Released on the 25th of August 2014, The Journey Down: Chapter Two is the second installment in The Journey Down video game series, a classic point and click adventure inspired by much-loved classic titles such as Grim Fandango. Described as having a "Afro-Caribbean vibe", a quick look at…

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GNOME 3.36 Features Include a New Lock Screen

 OMGUbuntu: The upcoming GNOME 3.36 release features a tonne of improvements

Managing swap in the modern Linux system

Managing swap space is somewhat of a lost art.

Using find, locate, which and whereis Commands to Search for Files in Linux

 MakeTechEasier: There are a few ways to find and locate files from the terminal in Linux

Open Source Did Not Win, It Was Assimilated to and by Proprietary Software

 techrights: Don't fall for the whole 'Open Source has won!' spiel;

Python while Loop

 Linuxize: Learn the basics of Python while loops.

Question the Current Dogma: Is Kubernetes Hyper-Scale Necessary for Everyone?

The New Stack: Don't buy into the Kubernetes hype - it's not for everyone.

How To Reset Root user password in CentOS 8 and RHEL 8 server

This brief tutorial explains how to reset Root user password from emergency mode or single user mode.

How to find what you're looking for on Linux with find

NetworkWorld: There are several commands for finding files on Linux systems

Cast To TV v12 Chromecast Extension For GNOME Shell Adds Automatic Image Slideshow, Audio Only Transcoding

LinuxUprising: Cast to TV, a GNOME Shell extension to cast media (with optional transcoding) to Chromecast and other devices over the local network, has been updated to version 12.

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Children are indestructible weapons in 'Dad Quest' - Linux Beta out now

Tags: Steam, Action, Platformer, Beta, ComedyPossibly one of the quirkiest platformers I've ever come across, Dad Quest is now officially in Beta for…

Dying Light gets a massive update with a 'Story Mode' plus a free weekend

Tags: Steam, Zombies, Update, Game EventTechland are keeping their baby alive a while longer (especially after delaying Dying Light 2), and it…

Mesa drivers 20.0.0 released, NVIDIA also have a small Vulkan driver update out

Tags: AMD, NVIDIA, Drivers, Intel, UpdateTwo bits of Linux driver news to share today, one quite big for AMD/Intel and the other on the smaller side…

Hilarious co-op train track building game 'Unrailed!' is now officially on Linux

Tags: Steam, Humble Store, Casual, Local co-op, New Release, Online Co-opAfter a little while being in Beta, Indoor Astronaut have today released the…

The full SteamWorld series is heading to Google Stadia "soon"

Tags: Google, Stadia, Game StreamingWhile they're seemingly not giving an exact date just yet, Thunderful Publishing and Image & Form announced…

Steam Play Proton is correctly tracking Linux sales, a statement from Valve

Tags: Steam, Valve, Steam PlayRecently we put up an article highlighting a possible issue with how Valve were counting Steam Play Proton sales,…

Point and click your way through the cyberpunk adventure 'VirtuaVerse' this May

Tags: Steam, Upcoming, Adventure, Point & Click, CyberpunkTheta Division have announced today with a very stylish video that VirtuaVerse will be…

Total War: THREE KINGDOMS - Mandate of Heaven plus the latest patches arrive for Linux

Tags: Steam, Strategy, DLC, Feral Interactive, UpdateTotal War: THREE KINGDOMS gained a huge DLC expansion with Mandate of Heaven last month and now…

Space is a little more hostile in Space Haven, with Alpha 6 introducing ship to ship combat

Tags: Indie Game, Strategy, Alpha, ExplorationOne of my most anticipated releases to come from a crowdfunding campaign, Space Haven continues to get…

Physics-based medieval siege engine battler 'Besiege' leaves Early Access after 5 years

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Humble Store, Sandbox, GOG, New ReleaseFive years might seem like a little long but crafting something special takes time…

Skul: The Hero Slayer has you swap your skull to gain new powers - now in Early Access

Tags: Steam, Action, Platformer, Early Access, Rogue-lite, New ReleaseSkul: The Hero Slayer is an action-packed rogue-lite platformer, where you play…

2D strategy and business simulator 'Plutocracy' now available on Linux

Tags: Indie Game, Strategy, Simulation, Early AccessWant to have a go at 'big business'? Plutocracy is a 2D strategy and business sim that will let…

Lurking in the Dark is a sweet idea for a game and it's now open source

Tags: Open Source, Godot EngineLurking in the Dark, a clever 2D game about climbing a dark tower that was made during the GMTK Game Jam last year has…

Vagrus - The Riven Realms hits more milestones on Fig, funding big new features

Tags: Indie Game, Crowdfunding, RPG, Early Access, Exploration, Turn-based strategyThe hybrid Early Access/Crowdfunding model 'Open Access' on the…

Repair and manage an ecosystem in 'Among Ripples: Shallow Waters' now on Kickstarter

Tags: Indie Game, Crowdfunding, Strategy, Simulation, DemoActing as a sequel to their free and much smaller game Among Ripples released back in 2015,…

Game Dev Unlocked, an upcoming blog and video series for aspiring game developers

Tags: Misc, Game DevFollowing an interesting half-an-hour talk (that I recommend you to check), David Wehle, the creator of the third person short…

The Humble Digital Tabletop Bundle 2 is out with Slay the Spire, Armello and more

Tags: Game Bundle, Humble StoreIn need of a few new games? The Humble Digital Tabletop Bundle 2 just launched today with a pretty damn good selection…

With deck-building and real-time action 'One Step From Eden' launches on March 26

Tags: Steam, Upcoming, Humble Store, Action, Deck-builderAnnounced today, One Step From Eden from developer Thomas Moon Kang is going to be releasing…

Cyber Knights: Flashpoint from Trese Brothers is becoming a big Kickstarter success

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Crowdfunding, Upcoming, Strategy, Turn-based strategyTrese Brothers Games (Star Traders: Frontiers) have a bit of a hit on…

Cyberpunk RPG dungeon crawler 'Conglomerate 451' looks like it may come to Linux

Tags: Steam, Upcoming, RPG, Dungeon CrawlerRuneHeads and 1C Entertainment may soon launch a new Linux game, with the cyberpunk RPG dungeon crawler…

Mad Experiments: Escape Room - an upcoming co-op escape room puzzler has a demo out

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Puzzle, Demo, Online Co-opPlayTogether Studio have announced their multiplayer escape room puzzle game, Mad Experiments:…

First-person adventure-exploration 'Almost Epic Adventures: Neverlooted Dungeon' coming to Linux

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Upcoming, Adventure, Dungeon Crawler, ExplorationThat's quite a mouthful isn't it, Almost Epic Adventures: Neverlooted…

Shotgun Farmers has a 'Very Berry' update with a new 'Strawbowry' weapon

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, FPS, Humble Store, UpdateContinuing to be possibly the most unique first-person shooter on Steam in terms of weaponry,…

Twin-stick multiplayer party game 'Trailer Trashers' looks absolutely mad

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Upcoming, Party Game, Local multiplayerReleasing on Steam on March 10, Trailer Trashers has up to four people in local…

Open-world turn-based RPG 'Stoneshard' coming to Linux in 'the near future'

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Upcoming, RPG, Early AccessWhile the free Stoneshard: Prologue is already available on Linux, the Early Access build of the…

Try out the Alpha testing build of the obstacle course racer Turbo Boom! - coming to Steam

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Upcoming, Racing, Demo, AlphaRace around tracks, avoid obstacles and attempt to get the best time in the racing game Turbo…

Humble Store has a big sale going on some top indie games

Tags: Game Sale, Humble StoreAnother week, another sale begins. Humble Store are running a third edition of their Indie Hits Sale with some really…

Paradox have updated their handy launcher - should help Linux gamers too

Tags: Misc, Apps, Update, Paradox InteractiveParadox have released a new version of their game launcher, the screen that appears when you load most…

Do a little quiet ocean exploration in the new 'Aquamarine' demo

Tags: Indie Game, Crowdfunding, Unity, Demo, Itch.io, ExplorationNow fully funded on Kickstarter with 8 days to go, Aquamarine has a demo out so you…

If you think you were done with RimWorld think again - the 1.1 update is in Beta

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Strategy, Humble Store, Simulation, Survival, City Builder, Building SimAdding in a ton of new content, adjustments and…

Open source modern Caesar III game engine 'Julius' has a fresh release up

Tags: Open Source, Game Engine, City Builder, UpdateGet ready to build a city with the classic Caesar III, as the developer behind the open source…

Unique deck-builder 'Faeria' has a huge patch out with gamepad support

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Unity, Card Game, Livestream, Deck-builder, Turn-based strategyA few bits of interesting news to talk about for Faeria, a…

Bee-themed management sim 'Hive Time' has a new amusing trailer

Tags: Indie Game, Simulation, DRM-Free, Godot Engine, Building SimReleased back in December, Hive Time is the rather sweet Bee hive building and…

The Wine 5.2 development release is out

Tags: Wine, UpdateAlexandre Julliard announced today the bottle for Wine 5.2 has been opened following another two weeks of everyone hacking away at…

The latest update and brand new trailer for 'Vintage Story' look fantastic

Tags: Indie Game, Sandbox, Survival, Early Access, Exploration, UpdateWith a survival experience that's so crammed full of features you're likely to…

Martian city-builder 'The Farlanders' has a big new release up with a Happiness system

Tags: Indie Game, Itch.io, DRM-Free, City Builder, UpdateSweet small city-builder The Farlanders is evolving into a bigger game, with a new release…

Explore a dark mansion in the survival horror 'Westmark Manor' releasing this year

Tags: Steam, Upcoming, Puzzle, Horror, ExplorationSometime later this Summer, Westmark Manor will take you on a journey into the occult and the…

NVIDIA have a new Vulkan Beta driver out for Linux fixing some regressions

Tags: Beta, Vulkan, Drivers, UpdateNVIDIA continue being quick to advance their Vulkan drivers as today they released an update to their special Beta…

Fusing a deck-builder and a narrative adventure 'Iris and the Giant' releases February 27 - demo up

Tags: Indie Game, Unity, Upcoming, Strategy, Adventure, Deck-builder, Turn-based strategyDeveloper Louis Rigaud and publisher Goblinz Studio have…

Comedy cosmic horror adventure 'Edgar - Bokbok in Boulzac' releasing on February 26

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Upcoming, Adventure, Point & Click, ComedyMixing comedy with cosmic horror might seem a little weird and it is, Edgar -…

Metro Exodus is now live on Steam and Deep Silver say it's coming to Linux

Tags: Steam, Upcoming, FPSWhile Metro Exodus was exclusive to the Epic Games Store for a while, it later went live on Google Stadia (which is Debian…

Get ready to eat your enemies in Bite the Bullet - releasing on March 27

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Upcoming, Action, Platformer, Rogue-liteWe have it confirmed now that the crazy action-platformer RPG 'Bite the Bullet'…

Simple pleasures - bouncing and barking my way to victory in Barkour

Tags: Indie Game, Free Game, Itch.ioSometimes it really is the simplest things that you need to make you laugh. Taking away from all the seriousness…

Tactical turn-based RPG 'Urtuk: The Desolation' now on Steam for Linux

Tags: Steam, Strategy, Early Access, New Release, Turn-based strategyWith a low-fantasy setting, Urtuk: The Desolation has now jumped from itch.io to…

Stuck in this weekend? Here's a little round-up of some Linux game sales

Tags: Game Sale, Round-upIt's apparently something called Valentines Day today. Here, it's just another wonderful wet and stormy Friday so let's…

Space Impossible has a huge new release out for you to get building a starship

Tags: Indie Game, Early Access, Beta, Exploration, Update, SpaceExplore space in a fully customizable and destructible spaceship in Space Impossible,…

Vulkan overlay layer 'MangoHud' continues advancing quickly with a big new release

Tags: Open Source, Vulkan, UpdateMangoHud enables you to quickly and easily monitor FPS, temperatures, RAM, VRAM and do a little benchmarking too…

8-player mayhem is coming with 'Aeolis Tournament' successfully funded and on the way to Linux

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Crowdfunding, Upcoming, Action, Casual, Party GameChaotic 8-player action is coming to Linux later this year, as Beyond Fun…

Relow is a ridiculously fast FPS with procedurally generated arenas coming soon

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Upcoming, FPS, Early AccessI absolutely love first-person shooters, it's often a sort-of safety net comfort zone when I just…

Urban turn-based tactics arrives on Linux with Black Powder Red Earth

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Strategy, Early Access, New Release, Turn-based strategyBlack Powder Red Earth, a new minute-to-minute turn-based tactics…