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Canonical Expands Partnerships with Game Developers

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thevarguy.com: Linux is not exactly the first platform that comes to mind when one thinks of computer gaming. Yet Canonical continues to expand the lineup of games available for purchase by Ubuntu users in the Software Center. Here’s a look at the latest additions.

Review: BEEP – Linux platform fun!

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openbytes.wordpress: As the Humble Indi Bundle, Minecraft et al showed, there’s a massive market for games which do not rely on the proven (and popular) FPS format. This review looks at Beep which for many of us a little trip back to the 90′s with the platform genre.

Bundle In A Bundle: HIB2 now in HIB3

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blog.wolfire.com: The Humble Indie Bundle 2 games: Braid, Osmos, Machinarium, Cortex Command and Revenge of the Titans have just been added to Humble Indie Bundle 3.

Top Windows games that run flawlessly in Ubuntu using Wine

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ubuntumanual.org: Even though most games wont run natively on Ubuntu there is still a sizeable number that runs flawlessly on it thanks to the almighty Wine.

Also: Live games… wouldn’t that be something…

live.linuX-gamers.net

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  • live.linuX-gamers.net: Linux games for the portable person
  • Multiplayer Game Teeworlds 0.6.1 Released for Linux
  • Doom dude says violent games lower aggression
  • Humble Indie Bundle Updated With A New Game

Red Eclipse 1.1 First Person Shooter Released

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  • Red Eclipse 1.1 First Person Shooter Released
  • Red Eclipse, A Free And Open Source FPS
  • IndieCIty - New game store coming soon
  • Spacely Cogs

100 Linux Games

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  • 100 Best Free and High Quality Linux Games
  • Penguspy: Just the best Linux games
  • Kot-in-Action announce a possible new game
  • 8 turn based games on Linux

Desura Linux Game Client Ready Soon

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  • The Desura Linux Game Client Is Soon To Be Ready
  • More Screenshots and Updates on Desura Linux Client
  • More Desura Information

Latest Bundle Already Pulls $100k

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phoronix.com: The latest Humble Indie Bundle whereby Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux gamers can pay what they want for a collection of cross-platform, DRM-free games is off to a tremendous start. This latest bundle just went live around three hours ago, but it's already pulled in more than $100,000 USD.

Humble Indie Bundle 3 Now Available

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  • Humble Indie Bundle 3 Now Available
  • www.humblebundle.com
  • Humble Indie Bundle #3 Now Live!
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