Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 8:30pm

"Bloodstained:ROTN" shares center stage this week, along with our own experience this week getting spoofed, harassed, and hacked by racist twitch dickwads in Mordhau. 

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Friday, June 14, 2019 - 11:23am

This week: we mourn the absorption of beloved website and trove of perfect gifts, Thinkgeek into the Gamestop empire of irrelevant mediocrity (so jump on their site before July for their end of site liquidation sale). Then we talk about "Liftoff" and the super exciting world of FPV high speed drone racing and how it just might be the perfect choice for the "drone-curious." All this, plus 2 deals, including show favorite "Distance," which is half off through tomorrow, AND MOAR!

FPV Drone Racing (this is what it is; jump to 3:49 for just the insane racing):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H39rt85QZ6Y

The Ted Quad Talk:
https://www.ted.com/talks/raffaello_d_andrea_the_astounding_athletic_pow...

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Liftoff ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/410340/Liftoff_FPV_Drone_Racing/
--Distance (-50% through June 15th, $12.49)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/233610/Distance/
--Hunt Showdown (Free to play weekend)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/594650/Hunt_Showdown/

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 6:53pm

IS THIS THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT?
We are back this week, hot and heavy, doing a deep drill down into the implications of Google's announcement of their Stadia streaming service (powered by FOSS software, btw). We discuss the potential epoch-shattering changes that this might portend within the game industry at large in years to come. ALSO: "Kingdome Come: Deliverance" dll fix for proton, the return of ROBOFISH in "Fuedal Alloy," and beloved hack and slasher, "Mordhau" hits 1 million units sold and 7th update. All this and MOAR!

-Google Stadia news story cited in this episode:
Sheer infrastructure scope, scale and some details from the Verge:
https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/19/18272809/google-stadia-specs-amd-tera...

-Confusion regarding licensing and licensure marketplace for end-user:
https://www.cnet.com/news/google-stadia-to-offer-free-game-streaming-whe...

-BBC's piece re: Google's track record of aquiring rising star webservices/companies/startups, only to capriciously abandon them. ALSO INCLUDES short transcript of great interview with Google VP Phil Harrison on Stadia and Google's level of comittment to the project. (fascinating read, good and short interview):
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-48525703


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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Fuedal Alloy ($16.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/699670/Feudal_Alloy/
--Google Stadia ($129 pre order)
https://store.google.com/product/stadia_founders_edition

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Friday, May 31, 2019 - 8:52am

This week, we walk you through our first 12 hours in the latest installment of the "TOTAL WAR" series of epic historical combat demi-RTS games, "THREE KINGDOMS," the first of the series set in China. And much moar!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Total War: Three Kingdoms ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/779340/Total_War_THREE_KINGDOMS/
--Nova Drift ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/858210/Nova_Drift/
--Fury Unleashed ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/465200/Fury_Unleashed/
--Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden ($34.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/760060/Mutant_Year_Zero_Road_to_Eden/
--The End Is Night ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/583470/The_End_Is_Nigh/
--Skater XL ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/962730/Skater_XL/

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Friday, May 24, 2019 - 6:27am

This week, we talk about the newly released "Gladiabots" (a robot-arena with easy-to implement AI routines), then talk a little "Total War: Three Kingdoms," and review the smash indie hit, "Forager." All this, plus a new installment of the BLGP Column, outlining the ProtonDB.com reports we've made this week.

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Total War: Three Kingdoms ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/779340/Total_War_THREE_KINGDOMS/
--Forager ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/751780/Forager/
--Gladiabots (-20% through May 29th @ $11.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/871930/Gladiabots/
--Rage 2 ($59.99-$79.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/548570/RAGE_2/

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Friday, May 17, 2019 - 8:29pm

This week we assault you with all the news: new Proton 4.2 beta drops, offering significant improvements and changes, we get new icons (from https://twitter.com/BachelorSoft), talk some Mordhau, Bethesda drops Denuvo, oh, and we also review the post-apocolyptic car combat insane murder festival that is the newly-released "Rage 2." All this and MOAR!

Episode 209: Our Anniversary Proton/Denuvo talk:
https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-209-4-year-anniversary-celeb...

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Rage 2 ($59.99-$79.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/548570/RAGE_2/
--Forager ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/751780/Forager/
--Sunset Overdrive ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/847370/Sunset_Overdrive/
--Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/414340/Hellblade_Senuas_Sacrifice/
--Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (-75% off through May 20th @ $9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/501590/Bulletstorm_Full_Clip_Edition/

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Friday, May 10, 2019 - 8:13pm

NEW THIS WEEK: 2 reviews: first, the deeply complex hack-and-slasher "Mordhau," then the goofy, loveable (but incredibly short) "3030 Deathwar Redux." Spoiler Alert: the title of the latter is longer than the actual game! All this, plus "Forager," and much more!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Mordhau (-10%, $26.99 through May 6th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/629760/MORDHAU/
--Forager
https://store.steampowered.com/app/751780/Forager/
--Valve Index
https://www.valvesoftware.com/en/index
--Strider (-70%, $4.49 through May 6th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/235210/STRIDER/

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Friday, May 3, 2019 - 1:51pm

This week we compare and contrast the cost/benefits of Valve's newly announced VR platform, Valve Index with the HTC Vive (our conclusion: worth a try). Then we get medieval on your brainholes with the "Chivalry"-esque decapathon that is "Mordhau," which more than lives up to its hype and expectations. 

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Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 6:40pm

We recap the amazingly fun, awesome time we had this year's 20th Anniversay Linux Fest Northwest in glorious Bellingham WA 92 hours outside Seattle, in the utterly magical Pacific Northwest). We even spare a few loose seconds to mention some Linux games, but really just a cliffs notes-sized recap of our travelogue. ALSO, we take a moment to remember one of the truly greatest heroes of our glorious Revolution, Ian Murdock (the "Ian" part of "debIAN"). Cheers to everyone (old and new) we got to meet at the fest, and hope to see YOU there this time next year!

Happy Ian Murdock Day everyone!


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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Yuppie Psycho (-10% $14.99, through May 2nd)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/597760/Yuppie_Psycho/
--3030 Deathwar Redux ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/464360/3030_Deathwar_Redux__A_Space_O...
--Zombotron ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/664830/Zombotron/
--Strider (-70%, $4.49 through April 29th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/235210/STRIDER/
--Lost Planet (-80%, $2.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/6510/Lost_Planet_Extreme_Condition/
--Strider (-70%, $4.49 through April 29th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/235210/STRIDER/

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Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:44pm


Well, the Barr-redacted long-witheld Mueller Report was released yesterday, after one of the single weirdest pieces of kabuki press-conference ever, so this week, we match my mood (bewildered, frothy anger-crazy) with a selection of excellent 2D hyper-violent games ("Guns, Guts, and Cannoli 2," "Katana Zero," etc.). In news of interest to Linuxers who have love hate relationships with the service, we talk about a fantastic new method to exfiltrate your books from their site, liberating them from their DRM chains (and vendor lock-in). And we also take a moment to highlight the excellent "Supraland," discuss our plans for next week's LinuxFest Northwest, and much more in this enormous show!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--openaudible (FOSS)
www.openaudible.org
--Supraland (free demo available, $19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/813630/Supraland/
--Guns, Gore and Cannoli 2 (-50% $6.49 through April 22nd)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/525510/Guns_Gore_and_Cannoli_2/
--God's Trigger ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/488730/Gods_Trigger/
--Katana ZERO ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/460950/Katana_ZERO/
--One Finger Death Punch 2 (-25% $5.99 through April 22nd)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/980300/One_Finger_Death_Punch_2/
--Pathway ($15.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/546430/Pathway/
--Echo ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/551770/ECHO/

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