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Sneaking around in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, thanks to Steam Proton

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Unless you've been under a rock lately (which I'm guilty of some of the time, let's be honest) and you're into Linux gaming, you would have heard of a little something that the Valve Corporation has brought out in their Steam client - called 'Proton'. This bundle of goodness brings a whole host of…

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Paper Dungeons Crawler Released in Early Access; First Impressions

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Just recently released into Early Access on Steam, Paper Dungeons Crawler is the sequel to Paper Dungeons, a table-top styled turn-based RPG that also saw a Linux release, by indie team Agent Mega. This sequel takes a more pure 'Roguelike' adventure direction than its predecessor while retaining…

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How to Run Diablo II with the GLIDE-to-OpenGL Wrapper

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Diablo II is usually a breeze to run on Linux, thanks to WINE and so often times you need no special tricks. However, if you're like me and experience a few glitches and washed out colours in the standard fullscreen mode, you have two options: run the game in windowed mode and go without…

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Layers of Fear - more like Layers of Jumpscares

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Let's not beat around the bush, Layers of Fear is a horror title slash walking simulator that you'll probably either love or hate. Well actually, that's not totally true, because if you're like me, you'll find the game to be an enjoyable, fairly intelligent and psychological (also psychedelic)…

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Getting Divinity: Original Sin to Run on AMD Graphics

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If you're running an AMD graphics card with Mesa (open source) drivers and tried playing the great RPG Divinity: Original Sin, chances are you simply ran into a crash upon launching the game. Thankfully, the community comes to the rescue and there is a work around. Here's how. To be perfectly…

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Fixing Screen Resolution in The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

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KING Art's point-and-click adventure, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, is a beautiful game. But you might have a hard time seeing much of the game properly if you ran into the problem I did - a wonky, improper fullscreen resolution that meant I couldn't even browse the settings menu and actually…

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Silver, a 90s Action RPG Lands on Steam for Linux

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"Silver, a corrupt and sinister sorcerer, rules the land of Jarrah with an iron fist. He and his henchmen have abducted the village women as part of a pact with the almighty god, Apocalypse. Now, only one man can put a stop to Silver and his minions. That man is you, David, a promising young…

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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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GLava - OpenGL audio spectrum visualizer for desktop windows or backgrounds

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Songs of Syx, a city-builder with empire management, tactical battles and RPG elements

Tags: City Builder, Strategy, Upcoming, Indie GameHere's a fun recent discovery, Songs of Syx an in-development title from Swedish developer Jakob de…

The six-degree-of-freedom shooter "Overload" has a new Community Level Pack offering a fresh challenge

Tags: Action, Indie Game, DLC, Humble Store, GOG, SteamOverload is possibly the best six-degree-of-freedom shooter I've played in the past few years,…

Interested in Google's Stadia game streaming service? We have a few more details now

Tags: Game Streaming, GoogleWith Google's game streaming service Stadia inching closer, we have some more information to share about it. Part of…

Dota Underlords has another update out, this one changes the game quite a lot

Tags: Valve, Steam, Early Access, Strategy, UpdateValve continue to tweak Dota Underlords in the hopes of keeping players happy, this mid-Season…

The merciless roguelike "Jupiter Hell" goes Vulkan, with another free demo weekend now up

Tags: Roguelike, Demo, Early Access, Upcoming, SteamJupiter Hell from ChaosForge is the successor to DoomRL (Doom the roguelike, now "DRL" after…

The dark strategy RPG "Vagrus - The Riven Realms" is doing well, quite an experience to play

Tags: Indie Game, Early Access, Alpha, Crowdfunding, RPG, Strategy, UnityCurrently in "Open Access" on Fig, a hybrid Early Access/Crowdfunding model,…

The strange real time strategy adventure "Hive Quest" is now on Kickstarter

Tags: Indie Game, Unity, Crowdfunding, Upcoming, Strategy, ExplorationLove insects and other creepy crawlies? Hive Quest might be a game you will…

Strategy game "ATRIUM" released recently, it's pretty much the game Carcassonne

Tags: Board Game, Strategy, Itch.io, Steam, Indie Game, UnityCarcassonne is that you? Well if you want to play something almost the same, ATRIUM just…

Tower Defense game "Elemental War" leaves Early Access today

Tags: Tower Defense, Strategy, Steam, Indie Game, New ReleaseLeaving Early Access today after nine months with a fresh update is Elemental War, a…

Open-world sandbox adventure game "TerraTech" now has a co-op campaign for up to 4 players

Tags: Adventure, Indie Game, Sandbox, Open World, Steam, Humble Store, UpdateThis is awesome. TerraTech is actually a really fun game for those who…

Chapter 7 of Higurashi When They Cry Hou is now out with Linux support

Tags: Visual Novel, New Release, GOG, SteamAfter waiting a whole year, the seventh chapter of the Higurashi When They Cry Hou is now available with…

Looks like Valve are developing another new game, something to do with "Citadel"

Tags: Speculation, Valve, Steam, VideoWarm up that cup of speculation, as it appears Valve are working on another game that seems to be going by the…

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Steam has a sale on

Tags: Steam, Game SaleLookout! Another sale is approaching! This time it's Valve's turn, with Steam having a space themed sale for the 50th…

The Chaos Space Marines have arrived in Warhammer 40,000: Gladius

Tags: DLC, GOG, Steam, New ReleaseToday Proxy Studios and Slitherine have released the latest DLC for the turn-based strategy game Warhammer 40,000:…

Ready for another beautiful hidden object puzzler? Queen's Quest 5: Symphony of Death is out

Tags: Puzzle, Hidden Object, Steam, New Release, CasualQueen's Quest 5: Symphony of Death from Brave Giant LTD and Artifex Mundi has released today,…