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Not even Peter Jackson can rescue King Kong the game

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From an experienced gamer's point of view, I think it's even safe to say that Peter Jackson's King Kong (just King Kong from now on) fails in almost every aspect that it possibly can fail, starting from bad QC (quality control).

ATI + X2 The Threat

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Linux Game Publishing's port of Egosoft's X2 - The Threat has reached a new milestone with the fourth BETA release. Although there are still bugs to be fixed in the game before it ships to gaming distributors, this latest release available exclusively to the closed LGP testing community finally features ATI commercial driver support. Will this be another disappointment for the fans in red, or will this be a crucial win? We have thoroughly tested X2 - The Threat BETA 4 with various ATI Radeon cards as well as a NVIDIA GeForce 6 for comparative numbers.

Green Up Journals: Game time

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It is late January and the development team of "America's Army" -- the U.S. Army's free video game for the Mac OS X, Windows and Linux operating systems -- has arrived in Camp Guernsey for three days of hands-on training and demonstrations via the Green Up event. While the team would ordinarily spend their days coding video games, for a few days they've been given full access to some of the weapons, vehicles, physical training and technologies used in their game.

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ScummVM 0.8.1 released

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ScummVM lets you run these adventures: Adventure Soft's Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2; Revolution's Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1 and Broken Sword 2; Flight of the Amazon Queen; Wyrmkeep's Inherit the Earth; Coktel Vision's Gobliiins and games based on LucasArts' SCUMM system.

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Crystal Core: Upcoming Crystal Space Game

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As a showcase for what their engine can do, the Crystal Space team is creating a FPS game called Crystal Core. While the texture designs look rudimentary, the screenshots show off the promise of their game engine.

Northland Linux goes Gold

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Gamers on the Linuxplatform will soon be able to join Bjarni and his friends in their mission to save their homeland from mysterious serpent creatures, as Northland Linux has gone gold and should be available by February 2nd.

Video game review: 'Darwinia' Stands Out

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It often seems the big publishers have lost touch with gamers, focusing more on wily marketing campaigns rather than interesting new titles.

"Darwinia" offers proof that there's something good about being small. For Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

Chex Trek for Doom3 - first beta for linux/win released

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Chex Trek is a fun based doom3 Kids remake, inspired by the doom1 mod Chex Quest (for the people who dont know the mod was make 1996 for 6 year old kids that want to play doom).

LGP X2 The Threat v1.4

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Reaching the closed testing environment just hours ago has been the third BETA candidate for X2 - The Threat, which is presently being ported to Linux by the developers at Linux Game Publishing. This third candidate delivers many performance improvements and is the focus of our benchmarking today to see how the second and third BETA updates fair, after we had tampered with the initial build late last year.

Doom3 - "In Hell" 1.0 Released

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In Hell is a new revolutionary Doom3 singleplayer modification that brings you back the old atmosphere of ultimate doom.

Descent 2 OpenGL Linux Port

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D2X-XL is a opensource OpenGL port for Descent 2. D2X-XL is based on D2X 0.2.6 and they fixed all the bugs in D2X 0.2.6!

Into Cerberon D3 0.1 Linux build

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Into Cerberon is focused on the gameplay of the descent games with the doom3 engine. Its multiplayer only in the moment but they discuss about a singleplayer campaign when the time is come.

SuperMaze 1.0 is ready to buy

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SuperMaze is a simple to learn and play humorous nonviolent 3D hunt-and-shoot game using Smileys as the main actors in a maze style environment. You may download the shareware version of SuperMaze from the Decane website for free!


Hardware Emulation and Old Games

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Have you ever found yourself quoting something from a favorite old arcade game ("Elf needs food, badly!") and wondered whatever happened to that original experience? While many games have been updated over the years, those who remember their debut at times feel that the newest versions lost the something special that the original had captured. When caught in a nostalgic mood, it's a natural move these days to find out if you can revisit those old games again.

Marcel's Linux Game of the Month : eboard

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How about a nice game of chess?

Chess is one of the most popular and one of the most enduring games in the history of the world. That, and if you haven't played a decent game of computer chess lately, it's time to check out Felipe Bergo's eboard.

linuX-gamers.NET :: A glance back at the past year

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The Year 2005 draws to an end, everyone looks back to see, what happened during the past twelve months and so do we. The year was successful for linux-gamers.net and for linux-gaming in general.

FreeOrion 0.3 Released

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A few days ago, the development team released FreeOrion v0.3, the first edition of the game to incorporate production and research. While it's still early on in the development process, v0.3 showcases enough of the design, development, and art behind the project that we felt it was time to come out of hiding.

UT2004 Hotfix for the Hotfix: v3369.2

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A new patch has been released to fix a server exploit fixed for both architectures, and compiler optimizations reenabled for amd64 that got turned off by accident in 3369.1.

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