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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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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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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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OpenMW 0.40 - Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind on Linux

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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is one of my personal favourite games of all time. Years ago I would have happily run the game in Linux, but the only real way to do so was through WINE. Thanks to OpenMW, a totally rewritten and open source engine for Morrowind, it is now very much possible to have…

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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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Miaou Moon - Linux Game Impressions

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Miaou Moon is an unusual platformer styled game. On the one hand, it's an almost hypnotic and patient adventure through space as you let yourself bounce around through low gravity while conserving energy. On the other hand, you'll suddenly find yourself using cleverly timed thrusts to avoid a…

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Why Linux users should try Rust

NetworkWorld: Installing the Rust programming language on your Linux systems could turn out to be one of the more rewarding things you've done in years.

Fedora 29 Linux Enters Beta, Introduces SilverBlue for Container Workloads

ServerWatch: Fedora 29 Beta was released on Sept. 25, providing an early look at new capabilities coming in Red Hat's community Linux project.

Endless OS - A Beautifully Unique Linux Distribution for Your Family

Endless OS is mostly used to teach computing all over the world

How to Find Out File Types in Linux

Tecmint: Linux has a useful utility called file which carry out some tests on a specified file and prints the file type once a test is successful

PostgreSQL performance tuning for faster query execution

Linuxconfig: Most mature database solutions provide tools and know-hows on how to tune the database, identify possible bottlenecks

Deutsche Telekom's and Aricent's Open Source Edge Software Platform for 5G

Big telecoms want to make sure that when 5G is rolled out wholesale, that data centers are ready to handle expected new use cases from the edge.

How To Set Up Nginx Server Blocks on CentOS 7

 Linuxize: Nginx Server Blocks allows you to run more than one website on a single machine

Install Google Assistant In Gnome Shell

Cloud-based voice recognition assistants have grown massively over the past few years

After Linus Torvalds, SJWs are now coming for Ted Ts'o

 ITwire: More than a week after Linux creator Linus Torvalds said he would be taking a break from leading kernel development, it is still unclear as to what actually led to his decision.

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Timespinner, a polished and fun metroidvania, is now available

Tags: DRM Free, Indie Game, Metroidvania, Review, SteamTraveling back and forth in time is seldom easy and often carries risks. I braved the odds and…

Mark of the Ninja Remastered from Klei Entertainment due out on October 9th

Tags: Indie Game, Action, Stealth, Coming SoonMark of the Ninja was a damn fun game and it's one I'm pretty happy to see remastered, it has a trailer…

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Seeker, Slayer, Survivor is now out, some thoughts on the brawling

Tags: DLC, Review, RPG, Steam, GOGThe latest DLC for the engaging RPG, Pillars of Eternity II, sees you thrust into bloody arena combat. I spent some…

The RPG 'Pathfinder: Kingmaker' is out with critical bugs in the Linux version

Tags: GOG, Humble Store, RPG, SteamThe RPG Pathfinder: Kingmaker is out today from Owlcat Games and Deepsilver, sadly the Linux version has…

Lutris 0.4.20 is now out, to help you manage all your games plus some Overwatch testing

Tags: Apps, WineI have to admit, the game manager Lutris [Official Site] has come along quite a bit since I last used it. Today, version 0.4.20 was…

Wizard arena-fighter 'Gift of Parthax' is now officially out on Linux

Tags: Humble Store, Steam, Indie Game, ActionAnnounced yesterday after a pretty short beta period, the magical arena fighting game Gift of Parthax is…

Challenging minimalist puzzle game 'DotLine' released with native Linux support

Tags: Casual, Puzzle, Indie Game, SteamDotLine from The Selenite Forge who also made Bionic Attack is a minimalist puzzle game that tries to…

GOG added two more Visual Novels with Linux support, Highway Blossoms and A Kiss For The Petals

Tags: GOG, DRM Free, Visual NovelFor those who love Visual Novels, you might want to know that GOG have expanded their collection a little again…

Top-down shooter Geneshift is getting a Battle Royale mode and it sounds like a lot of fun

Tags: Battle Royale, Action, Indie Game, Steam, Early AccessGeneshift (also known as Mutant Factions or Subvein) is a top-down shooter with some…

Aspyr Media have a big sale going on the Humble Store, some sweet deals to be had

Tags: Game Sale, Humble StoreFor those of you in the mood to start you week with some fun new games, Humble Store is doing an Aspyr Media sale. If…

Sunless Skies to leave Early Access on January 31st, 2019 also now out is a free pen and paper RPG system

Tags: Early Access, Steam, GOG, Indie Game, RPG, AdventureFailbetter Games have announced that Sunless Skies is set to leave Early Access on January…

The beautifully weird hidden object adventure game My Brother Rabbit is out, it's really sweet

Tags: Adventure, Indie Game, Point & Click, Hidden Object, ReviewMy Brother Rabbit from Artifex Mundi is an absolutely beautiful adventure game…

What even more developers think of Valve's Steam Play

Tags: Steam Play, InterviewYou think we were done writing about Steam Play? Wrong. Here's what Godot Engine's Rémi Verschelde and Marc Di…

The rather good 2D action RPG 'Chronicon' just had a major upgrade

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Action, RPG, Early AccessBeing completely honest here, I absolutely love this game! The 2D action RPG Chronicon has a new…

Turn-based rogue-like RPG 'Depth of Extinction' confirmed to release on September 27th

Tags: Roguelike, RPG, Strategy, Coming Soon, Indie Game, GOG, Itch.io, Humble Store, SteamWe knew that the rather good rogue-like RPG Depth of…