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arcade Linux game bundle $5

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  • Addictive retro-style arcade Linux game bundle only $5
  • 3D space combat MMORPG ‘Vendetta Online’ coming to USC
  • Coming Soon: Dungeons of Dredmor

Auteria – A Linux MMORPG you may have missed!

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openbytes.wordpress: The world of Auteria is the setting for this MMORPG with its diverse range of landscapes, from Jungles to deserts, mountains to caves, villages to cities.

Logic game ‘Brukkon’ second item on sale in the ubuntu software centre

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Challenging puzzle game ‘Brukkon‘ has become the second item to go on sale in the Ubuntu Software Centre.

0 A.D. Alpha 2 released with new in-game UI, better gameplay, performance

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ubuntugamer.com: Wildfire Games has announced the second alpha release of open-source ‘ancient warfare’ RTS game 0 A.D.

Rage Interview

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linuxgames.com: games.on.net interviewed id Software’s Tim Willits and Jason Kim (creative director and senior producer respectively) about the venerable first-person shooter developer’s next title, RAGE:

Amnesia @ 1 Month

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linuxgames.com: Gathering an exact percentage of sales for Linux turned out to be a bit complicated. Purchases made in our store gets all three platforms, which is the only place to get the Linux version.

Linux Gaming: Wine vs. Cedega vs. CrossOver Games

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maketecheasier.com: It is possible to play some Windows games in Linux using Wine. Additionally, there are two prominent commercial spin-offs of Wine that are both designed specifically for gaming: Cedega and CrossOver Games.

Heroes of Newerth Keys

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Step Back to the 90s with this Mega Drive Emulator for Ubuntu

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ubuntugamer.com: I don’t know about you guys and girls, but sometimes I like reminiscing about my childhood by playing some good old Mega Drive (Genesis for those across the pond) games. You can’t beat a good round of Sonic.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Linux Update 1.0.1

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linuxgames.com: Many thanks to Nemoder for letting us know that Frictional Games’ latest adventure/horror game has been updated to fix a few crashes and many level design bugs. More here or here

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