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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Only weeks after the introduction of the Xbox 360, hackers appear to have cracked their way into the software that runs the Microsoft game console.
Wish you could relive the glory days playing the original Doom but with all the flair of a modern graphics engine? Well, thanks to the folks over at Flaming Sheep Software, you can!
Rounding off this patchy Monday, Icculus has issued updated retail patches for Unreal Tournament 2004 to bring the Linux and Mac OSX editions of Epic's multiplayer first-person shooter to version 3369-1.
Id Software has released a new beta patches for Quake 4, bringing the Linux client/server to version 1.0.6.
Also: $2,000 Quake 4 tourney proposed
The Xbox 360 experience just hasn't been what it should be, given the hype, anticipation and price tag for one of the units.
Also: Muted hello for Xbox 360 in Japan
Gaming on the GP2X is 100% open source, so an extensive library of dubious ports and emulations was fairly inevitable. Among others, the GP2X already boasts emulators for the NES, SNES, PlayStation, Sega Master System, and Genesis/Megadrive.
Also: UT 2007 on PlayStation 3
Awakening II is a partial conversion for Quake 2 that adds 10 new weapons and 5 new powerups, and there are also a whopping 28 new levels available to play on."
If gaming is the only reason you still use Windows, now might be time to switch. Cedega represents the best solution for gaming under Linux.
A new patch for ut2004 has been released today. Patch 3369 contains several important fixes, but Linux users might be most excited about the availability of render-to-texture support.
A demo version (322MB) of Quake4 for linux has been released. There are BitTorrents available, aswell as an ftp server to download.
once the xbox linux team got a mature system established they decided to move on to gamecube linux. they’ve made a lot of progress.
I have a lot of exciting updates to present! We have been working really hard over at Last Man Standing Coop, and as a result the upcoming version 3.0 release packed full of new features and fun stuff to play!
Lost Marine is a Quake 2 Remake built on the Doom3 Engine - now the official Linuxport is out.
There is something I like about playing games that is, strangely enough, much the same as what I enjoy about reading science fiction or fantasy. My game recommendation for this month is called Fish Fillets Next Generation, and it definitely fits into the out there category. Perhaps a little description to start with...