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Games: GOG, La Résistance, Stardew Valley, Frictional Games, Trains & Things, Xbox One controller on Linux

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  • GOG have now launched their own big Lunar Sale with tons DRM-free of deals

    If Humble Store and Steam didn't sway you yet, perhaps some DRM-free games from GOG might as they've now launched their own big Lunar Sale.

    As this is a very Chinese themed event, GOG have prepared a little "gaming horoscope" page. Since I entered this world in the year of The Dragon, according to GOG I am "confident, intelligent, and enthusiastic" and well suited for RPGs. Can't really argue with that.

  • La Résistance expansion for Hearts of Iron IV releasing February 25

    Paradox Development Studio have now announced that the La Résistance expansion for their "best-selling strategy wargame" Hearts of Iron IV releasing February 25.

    This huge expansion has been in the works for a while now, focusing on the "highlights the challenge of governing unruly conquests and the power of well-placed spies". You can see their original announcement trailer from PDXCON last year below:

  • Stardew Valley has managed to sell over 10 million copies - plus it's cheap right now

    Releasing almost four years ago, they said a Linux version would depend on sales of the Windows version. Then later that same month, Linux (and macOS) became a top priority which is likely due to it going onto selling over a million copies before the end of April. The Linux build was then fully released in July and since then they've pushed out plenty of big content updates and continue to do so.

  • The Frictional Games teaser has grown again - oh no it's going to be a monster isn't it

    Okay, Frictional Games, what exactly are you teasing us with? I need to know, it doesn't look like what I originally thought.

    Not up to speed? Late last year, Frictional Games (SOMA, Amnesia) started teasing a new game on a dedicated website and every so often the video that's on repeat changes. Initially starting as a tiny little cell, it then started to look like a beating heart…only yesterday it grew again and now it looks like it has a tail.

  • Trains & Things, a multiplayer-focused economic strategy game enters Early Access

    Developer bitshift have announced their multiplayer focused economic strategy game, Trains & Things, is now available in Early Access.

    With cross-platform online multiplayer to play in co-op or against others, simple track building, mod and custom map support it could be a good one to keep an eye on.

  • xow, a Linux driver for the Xbox One Controller wireless dongle has a new release up

    If you're using an Xbox One controller on Linux, you should keep an eye on the xow driver which aims to support multiple versions of it and multiple controllers.

    xow 0.3 was released last night adding in full rumble functionality "including triggers", udev rules so you no longer require root/super user privileges, there's a Makefile uninstall target and they added support for the Xbox One Elite Controller too. Additionally, it fixes an incompatibility with the mt76 kernel driver and a crash when unplugging the dongle while pairing.

Der Geisterturm (The Ghost Tower), Out There: Ω Edition

  • Six years after the original release Out There: Ω Edition gets a big new free The Alliance expansion

    Originally starting off as a mobile game in 2014, then coming to PC with a bunch of new features in Out There: Ω Edition back in 2015 the team at Mi-Clos Studio are back.

    What is Out There? A space sci-fi award-winning space exploration game blending roguelike, resource management and interactive fiction. There's no combat, just you against the environment.

  • Der Geisterturm (The Ghost Tower), a tactical mecha dungeon crawler is out now

    Der Geisterturm / The Ghost Tower is a dungeon crawler that wants you to take it slow, watch your ammo and take a more tactical approach to dungeon crawler with a futuristic twist.

    A spin-off of their previous game with a very similar setting, Das Geisterschiff, except here it comes with plenty of upgrades to expand the idea. Still keeping their unique wireframe-like graphics style, coupled up with a haunting and atmospheric electronic soundtrack it certainly holds you attention.

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