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Games: Hyperspace Dogfights, Leisure Suit Larry, Phoenix Point

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Wine 3.0.1 and Various Games

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Games: Smoke and Sacrifice and Pillars of Eternity II

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Games: Steam, Hyper Sentinel, Rocket League

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Games: Mission Critical, GameMode and Dust Racing 2D

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  • Classic sci-fi adventure 'Mission Critical' is now on GOG with a Linux version

    Fancy a space adventure? How about a classic? Mission Critical has recently made its way onto GOG and it has a Linux version.

    Released by Legend Entertainment way back in 1995, when I was just a wee lad, Mission Critical was really well reviewed with some going as far as calling it a "masterpiece".

  • Feral's GameMode 1.1 Released For Optimizing Linux Gaming Performance

    One month ago Linux game porter Feral Interactive introduced GameMode as a utility/service for dynamically optimizing the Linux system performance when running games. The initial focus on GameMode was on ensuring the CPU scaling governor was in its performance mode while today brought the GameMode v1.1 release.

    In the month since publicly unveiling GameMode, there has been dozens of commits going into this tool to "optimize Linux system performance on demand" though at the moment still largely remains focused on setting the Intel/AMD CPU frequency scaling driver's governor. But a lot of infrastructure work is now laid so hopefully soon we will see GameMode expand to offer more performance tweaks/optimizations.

  • Dust Racing 2D – An Open Source Car Racing Game Written in Qt And OpenGL

    Howdy, game lovers! Today, you can add one more cool game to your collection. Say hello to “Dust Racing 2D”, a traditional top-down (aerial-view) car racing game that makes your holidays fun and interesting. It is available as single or two-player mode, so your friend can join in the race and play along with you. It is a free, open source and cross-platform game written in Qt (C++) and OpenGL. Dust Racing 2D is currently available for Linux and Windows. In this tutorial, we will be learning how to install and play Dust Racing 2D game in Linux.

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Games: Battle for Wesnoth 1.14, EVERSPACE, Steam and More

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  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is now available, a few thoughts

    The latest sprawling RPG from Obsidian Entertainment has been released with day-1 Linux support. Here’s a few thoughts on what you can expect.

  • The Humble War Gamez Bundle has a few Linux games for you

    Like your war games? The Humble War Gamez Bundle might tickle your fancy with a couple of decent Linux games included.

    Not exactly amazing compared to previous Humble Indie Bundles (I really would love to see them more often), but for those of you short on cash and looking for something new, this bundle still has three good Linux games.

  • UE4-Powered EVERSPACE Game Rolls Out Official Linux Support

    EVERSPACE, the Unreal Engine 4 powered, Kickstarter-backed single-player space-themed combat game has rolled out official Linux support today.

    EVERSPACE is the space game that last year was hitting Linux GPU driver issues in their porting process, but fortunately those problems have since been resolved. The game has been in beta/unofficially on Linux for a while now but today's v1.2.3 patch release marks the title being promoted to officially supported on Linux.

  • Hand of Fate 2 has a free content update featuring Goblins

    The excellent dungeon crawler Hand of Fate 2 [Steam, GOG] has a big free update that's now live featuring the Goblin faction.

  • Coffee Crisis is a rather good retro-inspired brawler that's now on Linux

    Coffee Crisis [Steam] from developer Mega Cat Studios was originally released for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and now it's updated and out on PC with Linux support. It was actually funded on Kickstarter back in 2016, where the developer gained over $15K in funding. I'll be honest, I had never heard of it until the developer emailed it to us recently!

  • Dark fantasy shooter 'Apocryph' released recently with Linux support, it's messy

    If there's one thing I can't get enough of, it's shooters. Gloriously bloody shooters that like me tear through enemies and Apocryph [Steam] has plenty of that. Inspired by the likes of Hexen, Heretic, Painkiller and Strife which is clear from the style as well as the gameplay.

  • Pixel art cinematic adventure Backbone looks good on Kickstarter

    Canadian developer EggNut is hoping to secure funding for their cinematic pixel art adventure game Backbone, which does look and sound pretty interesting.

    It will feature a "smell-based" stealth feature (mask your scent in a garbage bin for example) as well as action elements, where you will be tasked with solving cases, interrogating witnesses along with a healthy dose of exploration in a dystopian Vancouver.

  • Go mad over popping bubbles in the new puzzle game Tiny Bubbles

    Tiny Bubbles [Steam, Official Site] is a fresh puzzle game about filling soap bubbles with colours and getting them to pop, it’s surprisingly good.

  • Hardcore top-down shooter 'Heat Guardian' will get a Linux release

    Heat Guardian [Official Site, Steam], a hardcore top-down shooter set in a freezing world is set to release for Windows soon. Turns out it's going to come to Linux too!

​Linux comes to Chromebooks

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At Google I/O, Google announced it was bringing Linux to Chrome OS. Wait? What's that you say? Chrome OS is Linux? Why, yes.

Chrome OS started as a spin off of Ubuntu Linux. It then migrated to Gentoo Linux and evolved into Google's own take on the vanilla Linux kernel. But it's interface remained the Chrome web browser UI to this day.

True, you could run Debian, Ubuntu, and Kali Linux with Chrome OS -- with the open-source Crouton program in a chroot container. Or, you could run Gallium OS, a third-party, Xubuntu Chromebook-specific Linux variant. But, neither were for the faint of heart or the weak in technical skills.

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It Turns Out RISC-V Hardware So Far Isn't Entirely Open-Source

While they are trying to make it an open board, as it stands now Minnich just compares this RISC-V board as being no more open than an average ARM SoC and not as open as IBM POWER. Ron further commented that he is hoping for other RISC-V implementations from different vendors be more open. Read more

Perl 5.28.0 released

Version 5.28.0 of the Perl language has been released. "Perl 5.28.0 represents approximately 13 months of development since Perl 5.26.0 and contains approximately 730,000 lines of changes across 2,200 files from 77 authors". The full list of changes can be found over here; some highlights include Unicode 10.0 support, string- and number-specific bitwise operators, a change to more secure hash functions, and safer in-place editing. Read more

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Will Microsoft’s Embrace Smother GitHub?

Microsoft has had an adversarial relationship with the open-source community. The company viewed the free Open Office software and the Linux operating system—which compete with Microsoft Office and Windows, respectively—as grave threats. In 2001 Windows chief Jim Allchin said: “Open source is an intellectual-property destroyer.” That same year CEO Steve Ballmer said “Linux is a cancer.” Microsoft attempted to use copyright law to crush open source in the courts. When these tactics failed, Microsoft decided if you can’t beat them, join them. It incorporated Linux and other open-source code into its servers in 2014. By 2016 Microsoft had more programmers contributing code to GitHub than any other company. The GitHub merger might reflect Microsoft’s “embrace, extend and extinguish” strategy for dominating its competitors. After all, GitHub hosts not only open-source software and Microsoft software but also the open-source projects of other companies, including Oracle, IBM, and Amazon Web Services. With GitHub, Microsoft could restrict a crucial platform for its rivals, mine data about competitors’ activities, target ads toward users, or restrict free services. Its control could lead to a sort of surveillance of innovative activity, giving it a unique, macro-scaled insight into software development. Read more