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Quake LIVE Pro and Premium packages

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itwire.com: Playing Quake, an all action First Person Shooter, inside your browser window was completely mythical five years ago. But the free game phenomenon now has some pay-to-play options for those wanting more from their browser based bangs.

Fifteen Puzzle: Overhauled

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liveblue.wordpress: I remember, a long time ago, Tomaz (tumaix || tcanabrava) showing me what KDE was all about, explaining all the philosophy behind it and why it was there for. “I like this puzzle thing.” He’d let go a frustrated sigh.

Makers of Machinarium Having Pirate Amnesty Sale

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maximumpc.com: The makers of the point-and-click adventure game Machinarium came to a realization recently. Their DRM-free game was being pirated by about 90% of players. Such is life for a game that doesn't bother users with serials or authentication.

The Amnesia Game Gets Ready For A Linux Release

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phoronix.com: For those trying to find a new Linux game that offers good graphics while not being a first person shooter with little to no plot -- as is the case for a majority of the commercial and open-source games available for Linux -- the Amnesia: The Dark Descent game is expected to be released next month.

Foobillard, an opensouce Billiard Simulation game for Linux

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linuxers.org: Foobillard is free and opensource, cross-platform, OpenGL based game and the best part is that it was originally built for Linux and later ported to MacOS and Windows.

The 75 "Funnest" Open Source Downloads

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earthweb.com: It's summer. And frankly, that means no one's all that excited about working. Oh goodness no. In honor of the season of laziness, we've put together a list of some of the most fun open source downloads you can find.

6 most talked about Linux games

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web2linux.com: In your quest to find a good, native and free game for Linux you might have seen long lists of games mentioned on various sites and forums. I’ve compiled a small list of some of the most talked about games for Linux on the internet.

Sauerbraten "Cube 2" 2010 Update Released

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phoronix.com: If you are looking to do some Linux / open-source gaming this weekend but are looking for something new besides the recent release of VDrift, the Sauerbraten developers are out with their first update in 14 months.

Sony now facing single class-action for PS3 other-OS removal

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arstechnica.com: Sony did not make many friends in the tech community when the company forcibly removed the option to install Linux via a mandatory firmware update. The problem was simple: Sony had previously pushed this feature as an advantage its system held over its competitors, and later assured gamers that it would continue to be supported.

0 A.D. Reaches Third Pre-Alpha Release

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workswithu.com: 0 A.D., the open-source RTS game that could radically alter the gaming scene on Ubuntu when it’s completed, recently reached another milestone with its third pre-alpha release. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean it’s playable yet.

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