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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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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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Solus - Impressive, Most Impressive

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If you pay attention to happenings in the Linux world, chances are you've heard the name 'Solus' being bandied around quite a bit. The Solus project (formally known as SolusOS) has been gathering momentum and popularity lately and I figured it was high time I actually try the operating system out.…

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A Look at GNOME Recipes

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Now, yours truly isn't much of a cook, but I am trying to improve on that. With that in mind, the new GNOME Recipes application caught my eye and I decided to check it out. GNOME Recipes is still in development and its included library of recipes is certainly not exactly exhaustive, so I'm looking…

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CAT Interstellar; Do Androids Dream of Electric Dogs?

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CAT Interstellar is an intriguing little indie game project currently in Early Access by Ionized Games set on Mars, during a time where humanity is in the middle of terraforming the Red Planet. Rather wisely, rather than sending and risking a bunch of humans on the planet, the powers that be…

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Streets of Rogue - Mindless Rogue-Like Adventure-GTA-Deus-Ex-Like Fun

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That title ain't a mistake folks. And in truth, the title could have had even more words crammed in had I not been so conscious of not making it virtually unreadable. Streets of Rogue is exactly that, though: a rogue-like, an action-adventure with Grand Theft Auto (the old school ones) and RPG-lite…

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A Look at Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 Preview + Night Light

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Even as a self-confessed Arch Linux guru (okay, not a guru, but Arch is definitely my "main" distro), I do have a soft spot for the GNOME variant of Ubuntu, after running various versions of Ubuntu GNOME on my ASUS laptop for a fairly extended amount of time. With the release of GNOME…

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HITMAN on Linux - First Impressions

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With HITMAN releasing just days ago on Linux, we have yet another big title landing on our favourite platform. It's also courtesy once again of the heavy lifting in porting that Feral Interactive do. The game is also interesting in that Feral promised launch-day Mesa 13 support, which is especially…

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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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Put a Timer on Your Running Commands With Timeout Command in Linux

With the timeout command you can set a time limit on running other commands and programs.

How to Install Ruby on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial we will show you three different ways to install Ruby on Ubuntu 20.04.

2020 will be the year of Linux on the Windows desktop

ZDnet: Linux on Windows just took a big graphical desktop step forward

GNOME gets big open-source patent win

ZDnet: GNOME, the popular Linux desktop, didn't just avoid paying a patent troll, it won

Using apt search and apt show Commands to Search and Find Details of Packages in Ubuntu

Using apt search and apt show commands, you can get details of the available versions,

How to Make a GIF in GIMP

itsFOSS: This simple tutorial shows how to create a simple GIF with GIMP.

Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Coming on July With Fixes Packed

Like with all the first releases of Ubuntu, the first point release to iron out the issues and bugs which may be got missed during the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS release

Transmission 3.0 Open-Source BitTorrent Client Released with Major Improvements

Transmission 3.0 comes more than two years after version 2.94, which probably many of you are currently using on your personal computers to download torrent or magnet files from the Internet.

How To Write Log Files In RAM Using Log2ram In Linux

This guide explains how to save or write log files in RAM using Log2ram in Linux operating systems.

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Stadia gets Elder Scrolls Online on June 16, 1440p in web and more

A few bits of Stadia news for you as Google have announced the next set of additions coming to their game streaming service. For players who were a…

Humble Cities: Skylines Bundle is up for some easy city building

Cities: Skylines, one of the finest city builders ever is now available in a big Humble Bundle for you to grab the base game and lots of extra…

Burning Knight is a roguelike where you rob a dungeon, coming soon

At least the setting is honest, you're totally robbing the dungeons in Burning Knight and then attempting to flee. Burning Knight is an action-packed…

Roadwarden, an impressive text-adventure RPG has a new demo

Roadwarden, an upcoming game that doesn't quite fit into a particular genre but takes elements from RPGs and text adventures has a fresh demo. You…

Megaquarium: Freshwater Frenzy expansion announced

A big new paid DLC expansion and free update has been announced for the aquatic spin on theme park building with Megaquarium: Freshwater Frenzy.…

Heroic Labs becomes a Defold game engine sponsor

Recently, game developer King transferred the source code for the Defold game engine over to a new Defold Foundation where they opened up the source…

The International Battle Pass for Dota 2 is up with a Guilds feature

While the date for The International has been pushed back likely into 2021, the Battle Pass has gone ahead to help provide funding for it. As usual…

GNOME seeking feedback on defining GNOME software

This is your chance to get involved in open source in a community way, that doesn't require any coding as the GNOME team are looking to gather…

Test Tube Titans: Taster Trial lets you play with colossal mutants for free

Test Tube Titans which released back in March has you create and mutate massive unwieldy creatures, and now there's a sort-of demo you can try. One…

Steam Beta adds Vulkan shader processing

Valve has enabled the next step towards making Steam games on Linux run smoother in the latest Steam Beta release. This is something Valve has been…

You can build your own Devolver Digital bundle and save monies

If you're after some new games to kick-start your week, you should check out the Devolver Digital bundle over on Humble Store. It's one of their…

Classic multiplayer action game Soldat is now open source

Soldat, a side-scrolling multiplayer shooter that was ridiculously popular in the early 2000s is now open source. They're now working on Soldat 2,…

First person exploration adventure Estranged: Act II is out

Acting as a standalone sequel to the free Estranged: Act I, solo developer Alan Edwardes has now released Estranged: Act II after being in Early…

What Never Was: Chapter II gets a boost from an Epic MegaGrant

What Never Was, a short story-driven adventure game from Acke Hallgren has been given a funding boost for What Never Was: Chapter II. Not played What…

Strategic multiplayer artillery game ShellShock Live is out now

ShellShock Live is an awesome tribute to games like Scorched Earth, Pocket Tanks, and Worms and after many years in development it's finally…

Steam Achievement Manager 'SamRewritten' has a new release

Need to tweak your Steam Achievements? Perhaps a game doesn't correctly unlock them or you want to start fresh again on a game - SamRewritten can…

Travel through hell to find demon girls in Helltaker, now on Linux

Helltaker, a game about someone on a quest through hell to gather a bunch of demon girls is now available on Linux. It's a small free game and it's…

FOSS sprite editor Pixelorama has a big new release

Pixelorama is an increasingly advanced free and open source sprite editor, and just recently it had a massive new release with plenty of new goodies.…

Winter Falling aims to blend elements of FTL with Total War

FTL and Total War? Two very different games and one developer is attempting to take parts of both to create Winter Falling. From the same developer…

ABS vs THE BLOOD QUEEN successfully funded and coming to Linux

ABS vs THE BLOOD QUEEN, a 2D side-scrolling adventure set in the Killer Queen universe has managed to get successfully funded on Kickstarter.…

Treasure Tech is a seriously fun new classic DOOM conversion

Treasure Tech is another fantastic DOOM conversion mod inspired by the Wario Land franchise and it's out now. I will admit this mod is something…

Free and open source FPS 'Tomatenquark' releases on Steam

Derived from the classic Cube 2: Sauerbraten game, Tomatenquark aims to reinvigorate it and bring it to a new audience with it now live on Steam.…

ScummVM officially testing Ultima IV, Ultima VI, and Ultima VIII

Want to play some classic RPGs? ScummVM is helping to keep many classics alive and multiple Ultima titles should now work nicely in it. On May 21 the…

One Dreamer: Prologue is now supported on Linux

One Dreamer: Prologue, a narrative-driven story about indie game developers is now supported on Linux. Telling the story of a failed VR game…

Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates

This is your once a month reminder to make sure your PC information is correct on your user profiles. A fresh batch of statistics is generated on the…

Even more Linux games confirmed for the Steam Game Festival

We're getting close to the launch of the Steam Game Festival, running from June 9 - 15 and we have more games confirmed to get a Linux demo for you.…

Wine 5.9 is out with major WineD3D Vulkan work

Alexandre Julliard of CodeWeavers today announced the Wine 5.9 development release, which sounds quite an exciting one. With the Wine team keeping up…

Pawnbarian turns Chess into a card-based roguelike

Oh my, what have they done to Chess! Something glorious, that's what. Pawnbarian is a dungeon crawler that uses a card-based movement system, with…

You can sign up for the Artifact 2.0 Beta now, plus a video

Valve have opened up the process to get into the Beta for Artifact 2.0, the revamp of their failed competitive card game. They already blogged before…

Humble has a big Spring Sale Encore, save on Humble Choice

Humble Bundle announced they're doing a little encore of their Spring Sale for this weekend and there's some pretty huge discounts going on some…

Prepare for toxic rain and lots of fire in The Universim

The Universim, the game that mixes in a god sim with a city-builder has expanded once again and in quite a big way with the environment. Crytivo's…

Stylish literary mystery Sarawak will be in the Steam Game Festival

We have another confirmed game that will have a Linux demo available for the Steam Game Festival, and it's the very clever and stylish looking…

Spaceship colony sim Space Haven arrives in Early Access

Build a spaceship, look after your crew and travel the stars in Space Haven as it's now available in Early Access and it's good. Embark on a space…

The Steam Spring Cleaning event is up to get you to play your old games

Surprisingly, Valve are running an event that is not trying to get you to buy new games. To be fair though, it's not the first time. The Steam Spring…

XPRIZE Connect is trying to get kids coding with a competition

The non-profit XPRIZE Foundation has announced XPRIZE Connect, a new "learning initiative" with the first being Code Games: A Global Game-Making…

Comedy point and click Nine Noir Lives coming to Linux, demo soon

Nine Noir Lives asks the question, "how many things need to be licked to solve a murder?". A comedy point and click adventure that looks genuinely…

A look at the Penumbra Collection on Linux with Mesa in 2020

When I switched to using Linux full time in the spring of 2007, my first recourse for gaming was either emulation or playing many of my old…

Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass launches without Linux and macOS

Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass went live yesterday, well the first part anyway and it appears it's launched without Linux and macOS. This is…

Editorial - Linux Gaming's Ticking Clock

Years ago, when we could still meet in the hundreds in small enclosed spaces, I was speaking to a Valve employee and brought up the topic of…

Awesome looking racer DRAG getting a Steam Game Festival demo

With some fun sounding 4CPT physics (4-way contact point traction technology), DRAG looks to be a great racer and it's getting a demo soon. As the…

GNOME and Rothschild Patent Imaging settle

Back in October 2019, the GNOME project announced they had been hit by what they called a patent troll with Rothschild Patent Imaging. Now it seems…

G2A has paid Wube Software over illegitimate Factorio keys

Last year, the website G2A once again went into the spotlight due to their market place allowing anyone to sell game keys and often they're from…

Firefighting game Embr is Stadia's first Early Access title, it's good fun

Out today is Embr, an amusing game that makes a bit of a joke of the gig economy by letting anyone be a firefighter. Available on Stadia so you can…

Supernatural horror adventure ASYLUM is getting a demo

Arriving next month for the Steam Games Festival, the upcoming supernatural horror adventure ASYLUM will give us a peak behind the door with a 2-hour…

Ultimate ADOM - Caverns of Chaos brings a modern touch to the classic roguelike

ADOM is a classic roguelike, one loved by a great many people but it's also not the most inviting. Ultimate ADOM - Caverns of Chaos aims to change…

Open Joystick Display, a gamepad input HUD has been discontinued

Open Joystick Display is a free and open source HUD, one that can display your gamepad input on top of a video feed for video creators and…

Viking strategy game Northgard arrives on GOG with a discount

In Northgard you take control of a clan, trying to try to settle new lands while dealing with all the other clans also wanting riches. It added Linux…

Steampunk base-builder Volcanoids adds online co-op

Volcanoids is pure joy if you love steampunk and great big machines, as it combines the two together and now it has online co-op. Probably one of the…

Retro block-pushing puzzler Akurra to get Linux support

Currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, Akurra from developer Jason Newman looks like a wonderful retro block-pushing puzzle adventure and they plan…

Denuvo Anti-Cheat to support Steam Play Proton, being removed from DOOM Eternal

Some really good news for PC gamers everywhere, as it seems one small battle against invasive anti-cheat has been won. Recently, DOOM Eternal gained…