Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 7:15am

This week, we blow the doors off this mother with Woody Herman and his Thundering Herd, bringing down the hammer of Devil-Street-Justice, 1930's Style. For reals, shy. We talk a ton of Proton (specifically regarding Farsight/Pinball Arcade and Pinball FX3), cover some novel configuration snafoos (thanks to Boldy), do some classic first-person-shooters, and then arrive at our feature: "Why You Should Play Cuphead."
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Cuphead ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/268910/Cuphead/
--Hyperspace Dogfights ($9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/842170/Hyperspace_Dogfights/

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Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:36pm

GET YOUR ASS BACK TO MARS!:

We hit you with both barrels this week, unleashing the furious un-righteous hellfire from our oh-so-terrible swift boomsticks in our full review of the (fantastic) reboot of the classic "Doom" franchise. PLUS: we bring you news about "SoulCalibur VI" possibly comiong to Linux later this month, and (for those not into fighting games or FPS based hyper-glorious fragfest carnage-ival action packed slaughterfests and/or fighting games) even spare a second to mention "Quantumn Break" (along with the problems we had getting it to run).
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Doom ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/379720/DOOM/
--Crysis 2 - Maximum Edition ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/108800/Crysis_2__Maximum_Edition/
--Quantumn Break ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/474960/Quantum_Break/

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Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 10:42pm

This week, we launch a rallying cry (and campaign) to get Twitch to add "Linux" back to their list of allowable tags for livestreams (see details below). We also talk some serious wireless-gaming-headset-sound (Corsair Void Pro RGB), rant about how Audacity is suddenly trying to kill us, and then, we hit the road (before it hits us back), with our MASSIVE feature on "Wreckfest." All this, plus a great deal ("Darkwood"), and much more!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Wreckfest ($44.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/228380/Wreckfest/
--Blade Symphony ($4.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/225600/Blade_Symphony/
--Darkwood (-50% off at $7.49, thru Monday)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/274520/Darkwood/

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Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 7:55pm

This week, we bring you 9 totally rad titles that run great on Proton. We got something for everyone, from the latest releases to reboots of famous franchises all the way through to best-loved (but long forbidden) modern classics. ALL THIS, and check out the website for a new installment of THE COLUMN!
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Doom ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/379720/DOOM/

--Wolfenstein: The New Order ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/201810/Wolfenstein_The_New_Order/

--Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/612880/Wolfenstein_II_The_New_Colossus/

--SCUM (with Supporter Pack Bundle, $28.48)
https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/8325/SCUM__Supporter_Pack/

--Shadow of the Tomb Raider ($69.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/750920/Shadow_of_the_Tomb_Raider/

--Mirror's Edge ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/17410/Mirrors_Edge/

--Dragon Age: Origins ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/17450/Dragon_Age_Origins/

--Nidhogg ($9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/94400/Nidhogg/

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-FOR LIST OF CURRENTLY COMPAT WINDOWS GAMES RUNNING IN PROTON, please see this link:
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Friday, September 14, 2018 - 11:29pm

This week, we present a "SWORD"-ed affair: two excellent Proton games that you totally should check out ("NieR: Automata" and "Monster Hunter: World"). Not only do both have colons in their titles, they also heavily feature badass, 3rd-person, cutting-edge, amazing, full-bore, visuals (to say nothing of the sword-based combo adventure carnage). ALSO: we announce our discord channel experiment, and MUCH MORE!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---

--NieR: Automata ($59.99)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/524220/NieRAutomata/

--Monster Hunter: World ($59.99)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/582010/MONSTER_HUNTER_WORLD/

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 4:29pm

THIS WEEK!: After over 60 hours of playing it via Proton (with and without friends), we REDEEM and vindicate the devs behind the immense and fascinating "No Man's Sky."

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https://store.steampowered.com/app/275850/No_Mans_Sky/

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Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 1:16pm

It's been a hell of a week since Proton dropped, so here are some of our personal picks for most impressive, best playing, least-represented in native linux, or (in the case of our number one title) all-time super-favorite long-deprived classic (SPOILER ALERT: it's "Bayonetta"). All this, "No Man's Sky," "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," PLUS: getting our asses handed to us by LinuxGameConsortium in Tekken 7 and MUCH MUCH BOOZE... er.. hic... sorry... I meant "mM0aR!"

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Bayonetta ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/460790/Bayonetta/

--No Man's Sky ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/275850/No_Mans_Sky/

--Tekken 7 ($49.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/389730/TEKKEN_7/

--Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (-65% @ 5.24 till Monday, $14.99 full price)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/12120/Grand_Theft_Auto_San_Andreas/

---SPECIAL THANKS THIS WEEK GO OUT TO FRIENDS OF THE SHOW:---
-_-_BeardyJay
-_-_Snailsquatch
-_-_Marmiladeh
-_-_Linux Game Consortium

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Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 1:18am

This week, on the eve of our 200th EPISODE (yay us!), we drop the PROTON BOMB ON YOU. Yes: the rumors are true: Steam has been developing a secret fork of Wine to use as an interface tool between your normal, natively running steam games on Linux and Windows games. We contemplate what this might portend, even as we rejoice in TWO HUNDRED FUCKING EPISODES!

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Tekken 7: https://store.steampowered.com/app/389730/TEKKEN_7/

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 6:26am

In this week's (unspeakably) exciting episode, we review a perennial favorite of ours, now finally out of Early Access. Yes, that's right, friends and neighbors, we finally review "Dead Cells (V1.0)" for Linux - and it should come as no shocker that we fucking love it. Also this week, we cover some new offerings, both of which are cell-shaded low-tri-style first person games, specifically "Polygod" and "State of Mind." Oh, and the column has RETURNED! All this and MOAR!

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----Games in this week's episode:
Feature Review:
-Dead Cells, $24.99
https://store.steampowered.com/app/588650/Dead_Cells/

New and Noteworthy:
-Polygod, $14.99
https://store.steampowered.com/app/531530/Polygod/
-State of Mind, $29.99
https://store.steampowered.com/app/437630/State_of_Mind/

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Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 9:36pm

This week, we talk about DefCon, Blackhat, Nethack, and present our review of (the excellent) "Project Gorgon*"
*in early access.

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