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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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You may want to hold off on Linux Kernel 5.3 and systemd 243 if you use a gamepad

Tags: Misc, Hardware, DriversDid you do a big system upgrade recently and notice you're having gamepad issues? You're not alone. Time to downgrade…

The latest Overcooked! 2 expansion sounds more crazy than ever with the Carnival of Chaos

Tags: DLC, Steam, Humble Store, Local co-op, Action, CasualOvercooked! 2 is no doubt one of the best, most hilarious and most infuriating co-op…

Fantastic looking beat 'em up Shing! confirmed to be releasing for Linux

Tags: Beat 'em up, Steam, Indie Game, UpcomingOne we completely missed from Gamescom is Shing!, a new beat 'em up from developer Mass Creation…

Buoyancy, a city-builder where you manage a floating city has a Linux test build up

Tags: Indie Game, Steam, City Builder, BetaSometimes when you ask if a game is coming to Linux it's a no, others say it's planned and when it's…

NARWHAR Project Hornwhale, a really wacky shoot 'em up that reminds me of the Amiga days

Tags: New Release, Action, Itch.io, DRM-Free, Indie Game, Retro, Shoot 'em up, ArcadeThe developer of NARWHAR Project Hornwhale emailed in recently…

Ocean exploration game Beyond Blue has a new story trailer and voice cast reveal

Tags: Exploration, Indie Game, Steam, Upcoming, AdventureBeyond Blue, the near-future ocean exploration game from E-Line Media (publisher of Never…

Receiver, the experimental FPS from Wolfire Games had a big update recently

Tags: FPS, Indie Game, Update, Steam, Humble Store, Itch.ioReceiver is a name I've not heard in a long time, the indie FPS released back in 2013 by…

It Stares Back, an RTS with a really wild style will be coming to Linux

Tags: Early Access, Indie Game, Steam, Upcoming, Strategy, RTSAlways on the lookout for my next strategy game fix, I recently came across It Stares…

Kind Words, a pretty sweet experience about sending and receiving anonymous letters

Tags: Casual, Misc, New Release, SteamDeveloper Popcannibal (Make Sail, Girls Like Robots) just released an updated version of the Humble Original…

Village building sim with god powers Rise to Ruins to leave Early Access next month

Tags: City Builder, Tower Defense, Strategy, Steam, Itch.io, Early Access, UpcomingDeveloper Raymond Doerr has announced their village building sim…

Weekend Deals: grab DiRT Rally completely free to keep and more not to miss

Tags: Free Game, Game SaleJust a quick one really on some excellent deals going on right now, including two games you can grab completely free to…

Steam Play Proton 4.11-4 has been released into the wild

Tags: Steam Play, UpdateGet ready for another weekend full of testing games, as Valve and CodeWeavers have put out a fresh official build of Steam…

Just some of the games coming to Linux in 2019, the September edition

Tags: Listicle, UpcomingIt's been quite a while since we had a listicle of interesting games gearing up for release on Linux in 2019, let's take a…

Story-driven tactical RPG with time manipulation mechanics 'Iron Danger' should come to Linux

Tags: RPG, Strategy, Steam, Upcoming, Indie GameHere's some fun news, Iron Danger from Action Squad Studios sounds interesting and it's trying to set…

Wine 4.16 is out with 'more reliable mouse grabbing in games'

Tags: Wine, New ReleaseThe Wine team have opened up another bottle of the good stuff this evening, with the Wine 4.16 development release now…

Unknown Worlds are dumping the Linux version of Natural Selection 2

Tags: Misc, Steam, Steam Play, FPSSome sad news to share this Friday evening, as Unknown Worlds Entertainment have announced they're calling it a day…

Dota Underlords to get 2 actually playable Underlords, the Duos team mode and more next month

Tags: Strategy, Steam, Free Game, Update, Early AccessValve have teased what they're calling 'The Big Update' to release in early October, with the…

The FOSS strategy game 0 A.D. seems to be coming along very nicely

Tags: RTS, Free Game, Open SourceThings on the news front for the FOSS RTS game 0 A.D. have been quiet recently but they certainly haven't been…

Don't Starve Together updated, Woodie gets a refresh with a new animated short plus a new Beta

Tags: Survival, Indie Game, Steam, UpdateCreepy and stylish co-op survival game Don't Starve Together from dev Klei has another update available and…

Mayhem in Single Valley sounds like quite a unique adventure, coming to Linux this year

Tags: Action, Adventure, Steam, Indie Game, UpcomingMayhem in Single Valley from developer Fluxscopic seems like an adventure not to be missed and…

Hello Games continue fixing up Linux issues for No Man's Sky in Steam Play

Tags: Steam Play, Steam, UpdateWhile not available for Linux, No Man's Sky can be run through Steam Play and it appears Hello Games continue to keep…

Beautiful open-world action adventure Pine is releasing next month

Tags: Action, Adventure, Steam, Upcoming3D open-world action adventure game Pine from Twirlbound and Kongregate is going to officially release on…

Highly rated action rpg rogue-lite 'Unexplored' now has a Linux test build available

Tags: Action, RPG, Rogue-lite, Beta, Steam, Indie GameSomething we've been waiting on quite some time, Unexplored from Ludomotion released in 2017…

Valve have tweaked Steam's mighty algorithms and fixed some bugs with a new store update out

Tags: Steam, Valve, UpdateValve aren't just rolling out more experimental features in the Steam Lab, they're also taking a stab at improving how…

It's the pre-weekend deals section, plus Endless Space - Collection (Steam Play) free on Humble

Tags: Game Sale, Free GameIt's coming up to the weekend, here's our usual column taking a quick look over what good deals are going on right now.…

War Thunder 1.91 'Night Vision' is out with the Chinese nation, new sound engine and Easy Anti-Cheat

Tags: Action, Steam, Simulation, Free GameThe online free to play combat sim War Thunder just had a huge new release, adding in an entirely new…

Hotel design and management sim Hotel Magnate should be on Linux at release

Tags: Steam, Crowdfunding, Upcoming, Simulation, StrategyAfter a successful crowdfunding campaign, it looks like Hotel Magnate will actually be…

FOSS painting program Krita now has the Linux version on Steam

Tags: Steam, New Release, AppsOkay, not exactly gaming news but good to see anyway. Krita, the high quality FOSS painting program now has a Linux…

Harvested, a game that blends city-building strategy with a top-down shooter

Tags: Indie Game, Early Access, Steam, Strategy, Top-down shooter, City BuilderNice to see more games blend entirely different genres together.…

While not on Linux officially, Far Cry New Dawn seems to work amazingly well on Linux

Tags: Benchmark, Video, Steam, Wine, Steam PlayA recent benchmark video is currently doing the rounds showing off Far Cry New Dawn from Ubisoft,…

Ultra Strangeness will bring clay graphics and stop-motion to Linux next year

Tags: Indie Game, Adventure, Steam, Upcoming, UnityI absolutely love hand-made clay stop-motion animation, ever since watching Trap Door when I was…

Shiro Games have announced that Northgard is getting a big free expansion with Northgard Conquest

Tags: Strategy, Humble Store, Steam, Update, Indie Game, UpcomingNorthgard Conquest, that's the name of the next big free expansion coming to…

Manjaro Linux 18.1.0 'Juhraya' has been officially released

Tags: Distro NewsManjaro, the Linux distribution based on Arch has just put out a major new release with Manjaro 18.1.0 - Juhraya. Something of a…

Try the demo of the amusingly quirky point & click adventure Edgar - Bokbok in Boulzac

Tags: Adventure, Demo, Steam, Point & ClickEdgar - Bokbok in Boulzac is an upcoming in-development point and click adventure game, one that I…

Harebrained Schemes continue to tweak BATTLETECH with a new update out

Tags: Strategy, Steam, Humble Store, UpdateReady for one more turn? Harebrained Schemes have some new tweaks ready in the BATTLETECH 1.7 update…

Seems like Discord's new "Go Live" feature is not coming to the Linux version

Tags: Apps, MiscRecently, the voice & text chat app Discord released a pretty fun sounding new feature called "Go Live" which sadly seems like…

Age of Grit is a stylish steampunk turn-based, tactical RPG with airship combat

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Early Access, New Release, Strategy, Steampunk, RPG, UnityReleased into Early Access recently, Age of Grit gives Steampunk a…

The handy NVIDIA Optimus GPU switcher just added support for more Linux desktops

Tags: NVIDIA, Apps, Open SourceRemember we recently wrote about the MATE Optimus GPU switcher being developed by Martin Wimpress of Canonical? Well,…

Golf With Your Friends just had a massive Space themed update

Tags: Sports, Indie Game, Steam, Early Access, UpdateBeing in space shouldn't be a barrier for Golf apparently, as Golf With Your Friends from…

Valve have released a big new 1.7 version of SteamVR

Tags: Valve, Steam, Virtual Reality, UpdateBringing together a ton of updates from all the recent Beta releases, a big new release of SteamVR is out…

Civilization VI just got a Battle Royale mode in the September update that's live now

Tags: Strategy, Aspyr Media, Update, Humble Store, Steam, Battle RoyaleBeware of the Red Death, a new official mode in Civilization VI. No this is…

The non-linear hack-n-slash platformer Blasphemous is still coming to Linux but it's delayed

Tags: Action, Platformer, Upcoming, Steam, GOGAfter successfully crowdfunding on Kickstarter back in 2017, Blasphemous is now out but sadly the Linux…

Growing Pains, a platformer where you're constantly growing is now on Linux

Tags: Indie Game, Steam, New Release, PlatformerGrowing Pains, a platformer where you're growing constantly as you rush to finish each level before…

Slay the Spire's fourth character is available for Beta testing

Tags: Roguelike, Deck-builder, Card Game, Steam, BetaGet ready to do some more deck building, as Slay the Spire now has a fourth character available…

Rockfish confirm EVERSPACE 2 will not go exclusive to the Epic Store, Steam is the "best platform" for indies

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, UpcomingIn a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Rockfish CEO Michael Schade confirmed that EVERSPACE 2 will not be…

Another great progress report is up for the PlayStation 3 emulator RPCS3

Tags: Emulation, UpdateAnother report to show of the incredible progress on the PlayStation 3 emulator RPCS3 is up. This time covering July, as they…

Challenging and stylish platformer Celeste has the Farewell update released

Tags: Indie Game, Steam, Itch.io, Humble Store, PlatformerBringing in plenty of new free content as a last gift, Celeste Chapter 9: Farewell is now…

Kerbal Space Program will continue to be upgraded with a new version on the way

Tags: Update, Upcoming, Simulation, Sandbox, UnityWhile Kerbal Space Program 2 has been announced (sadly not for Linux), developer Squad is not…

The incredible and chaotic Streets of Rogue is getting a level editor and probably Steam Workshop too

Tags: Rogue-lite, Action, Indie Game, Humble Store, Steam, UpdateStreets of Rogue just recently had a post-release update to enhance this chaotic…

Józef Kucia, Wine developer and founder of Vkd3d has passed away

Tags: WineThis morning we have some sad news to share that CodeWeavers announced last night, as Wine developer Józef Kucia has sadly passed…