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Games: West of Loathing, Discord, OBS Studio, Sudden Strike 4, GOKEN, Fictorum and More

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Games: Halcyon 6, Astral Traveler, Paradox

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Games: XCOM 2, Marooners, FPS

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  • We have two more XCOM 2: War of the Chosen videos for you, commander

    Commander, feast your eyes on two more teaser videos for the upcoming XCOM 2: War of the Chosen expansion [Steam].

  • Party game 'Marooners' has a big free expansion

    For those of you after a bit of fun with your friends either locally or online, you might want to take a look at 'Marooners' [Steam, Official Site], which recently gained a big free expansion.

  • Fun to Play Open Source First-Person Shooter Games

    This is a computer game genre focused on guns and other weapon-based fighting using a first-person perspective. They are a type of three-dimensional shooter game. Pick up your weapon, enter the battle arena, and take on your enemy in these fast and furious games.

    It’s sometimes claimed that the concept of a first-person shooter originated with the release of Doom, 20 years ago. While Doom was definitely not the first in this genre, although it was an important game in promoting the genre. One of the earliest FPS games was Spasim (“Space Simulation”) released in March 1974. The game included wireframe 3D graphics, local multiplayer, the first-person perspective, and ships and weapons based on Star Trek. The game was played on the PLATO computer system and was heavily influenced by another PLATO space multiplayer game Empire.

Games: PPSSPP, VKNEO, Artifact

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  • How To Play PlayStation Portable Games In Linux

    ​PPSSPP Emulator is an application that supports installing and playing of PlayStation Portable games on Linux and other desktop operating systems such windows, MAC OS X among others. Just like other emulators, it is meant to improve the quality of PSP games on PCs as they are normally designed for low graphics and small screens. Using PPSSPP on your PC provides several options for improving the quality of graphics by allowing a user to customize; FPS, Screenplay size by upscaling graphics that would otherwise be blur. As a result, those who enjoy playing PSP games can enjoy them on PCs, Apple, and even Android devices. They benefit from improved graphics at least.  

  • VKNEO Will Be Released Soon: Doom 3 BFG Over Vulkan

    An id Software programmer is expected to soon release his port of Doom 3 BFG to the Vulkan renderer rather than OpenGL.

    Dustin Land of id Software has been working on "vkneo", his unofficial/personal project to port Doom 3 to using Vulkan rather than OpenGL. This isn't an official id Software project but is along similar lines to id's Axel Gneiting working on vkQuake, the port of Quake to Vulkan.

  • Valve announces Artifact, a Dota-themed digital card game

    Sadly, Artifact's reveal was not followed with anything in the way of screenshots or gameplay. Instead, Plott described having played test versions of the game already, and his brief description hinted at a one-on-one digital card-battling game, like Hearthstone, only with a Dota-themed three-lane system and other Dota-like tweaks.

Games: Digital Card Games and 'Wednesday Madness'

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Games: Gangs of Space, The Count Lucanor and More

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Games: DUSK, More from GOG, and Unreal Engine 4.17

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Games: GOKEN, Unreal Engine, Alien Rampage From GOG, Faeria, Death Road to Canada, and Necrocosmos

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SteamOS 2.121 Update Hits Stable Channel with Flatpak Support, Linux 4.11.12

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Valve's SteamOS engineers have pushed earlier today the SteamOS 2.121 update to the stable "brewmaster" channel, bringing users a newer kernel and all the latest security updates from the upstream Debian GNU/Linux repositories.

Two weeks ago, Valve promoted the SteamOS 2.121 update to the brewmaster beta channel, announcing that it upgraded the kernel packages to Linux kernel 4.11.8 to fix a crash with the PlayStation 4 Dual Shock controller when used with the Steam for Linux client.

SteamOS 2.121 Beta also shipped with all the latest security updates from the Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" software repositories, as well as support for the Flatpak open-source Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework and its dependencies, making possible for users to install third-party apps easier.

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Interplanetary: Enhanced Edition and Full Throttle on GNU/Linux

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