Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 1:41pm

HAPPY 4th of July everyone! In this year's super-deranged episode, we present to you: THE BIG PLAYS OF THE STEAM SUMMER SALE! ***BIG*** games, real cheap, the kind that help you forget the impending doom of plague and the unremitting darkness of a traitor occupying the presidency! Have a happy, safe, depressing 4th of July!

Vid of the Week: WE HAPPY FEW
"Well, I made a big mistake..."
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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Metro Exodus (-55%, $17.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/412020/Metro_Exodus/
--Wolfenstein: The New Order (-70%, $5.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/201810/Wolfenstein_The_New_Order/
--Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (-70%, $11.99, through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/612880/Wolfenstein_II_The_New_Colossus/
--Mad Max (-75%, $4.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/234140/Mad_Max/
--Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (-70%, $5.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/287700/METAL_GEAR_SOLID_V_THE_PHANTOM...
--mark of the ninja remastered (-55% $8.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/214560/Mark_of_the_Ninja/
--Dead Cells (-40%, $14.99, through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/588650/Dead_Cells/
--Void Bastards (-40% $17.99 through July 9thb)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/857980/Void_Bastards/
--We Happy Few (-80, $11.99, through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/320240/We_Happy_Few/
--Titanfall 2 9-67% $9.89 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1237970/Titanfall_2/
--Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order: (-50% $29.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1172380/STAR_WARS_Jedi_Fallen_Order/
--Buy Battlefield™ V Year 2 Edition 9-50% $24.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1238810/Battlefield_V/

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Monday, June 29, 2020 - 12:14am

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-296-star-wars-jedi-fallen-or...

THIS WEEK: Amidst steam summer sale, we talk about 2 great EA/Origin Thin client performance fixes, and then baste you with a blast of some cursory deals we've found. Finally, we finish you off with our full review of "Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order."

perms fix:
*NOTE: change the number in brackets to correspond to the origin game you want to patch, and make sure the install path for steam is the same as yours:
steampath=~/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/
originpath=/[APPID]/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/Application\ Data

Feral's gamemode:
https://github.com/FeralInteractive/gamemode
if you have problems following the instructions there (mint 19.3), use this PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samoilov-lex/gamemode
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gamemode
then add "gamemoderun %command%" to the launch properties of the game in steam.
*BE SURE TO CHECK IN GAME OPTIONS for GPU/CPU metering and disable them.

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Titanfall 2 9-67% $9.89 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1237970/Titanfall_2/
--Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order: (-50% $29.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1172380/STAR_WARS_Jedi_Fallen_Order/
--Mirror's Edge: Catalyst (-50% $9.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1233570/Mirrors_Edge_Catalyst/
--Injustice 2 Legendary Edition (-70% $17.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/627270/Injustice_2/
--Buy Battlefield™ V Year 2 Edition 9-50% $24.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1238810/Battlefield_V/
--furious angels (-60% $1.99 through july 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/551450/Furious_Angels/
--sonic generations collection ($1.00 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/71340/Sonic_Generations_Collection/
--mark of the ninja remastered (-55% $8.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/214560/Mark_of_the_Ninja/

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Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 1:31am

This week, we cover the ins and outs of how to get three of the best of the newly Steam-proton enabled EA titles to work on your Linux box. Simple, easy to follow. "Titanfall 2," "Mirror's Edge: Catalyst," and "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" chief among them. ALL THIS AND MOAR!

gamemode:
https://github.com/FeralInteractive/gamemode
if you have problems following the instructions there (mint 19.3), use this PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samoilov-lex/gamemode
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gamemode
then add "gamemoderun %command%" to the launch properties of the game in steam.
*BE SURE TO CHECK IN GAME OPTIONS for GPU/CPU metering and disable them.

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Titanfall 2 9-67% $9.89 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1237970/Titanfall_2/
--Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order: (-50% $29.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1172380/STAR_WARS_Jedi_Fallen_Order/
--Mirror's Edge: Catalyst (-50% $9.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1233570/Mirrors_Edge_Catalyst/

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Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 9:10am

This week: we welcome our new alien EA overlords, and wish them well: now tht originthin client installs games like "Mirror's Edge: Catalyst," "Battlefield V," "Need for Speed: Heat" and many others, we take a moment to reflect on what an enormous sea change this is for the future of Linux gaming. Also: "SATISFACTORY," "JOURNEY," dxvk and MOAR!

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Journey (-25% $11.24 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/638230/Journey/
--Satisfactory (-10% $26.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/526870/Satisfactory/
--Mirror's Edge: Catalyst (-50% $9.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1233570/Mirrors_Edge_Catalyst/
--Battlefield V (-50% $24.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1238810/Battlefield_V/

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Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 5:54pm

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-293-when-stores-collide

This D-Day, we mark the invasion entirely different from the Allies invasion of occupied France: EA has (seemingly) invaded the Steam store, offering delicious discounts on long-lusted-after titles... but do they run on Linux? Find out!

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--West of Dead Beta (free)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1270990/West_of_Dead_Beta/
--KARDS - The WWII Card Game (Free, in game deck purchases)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/544810/KARDS__The_WWII_Card_Game/

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Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 4:31pm

As the US tears itself apart with looting, riots, authoritarian backlash, racial and class inequality, all in the midst of the worst pandemic humanity has seen in a hundred years, we talk serious LIBERACION! With our full review of the wonderful and explodey "Just Cause 3." We also give some free game love, and talk some submarines (one ping only)... all this and MOAR!

VID OF THE WEEK: Deckbuilding a rush deck from scratch in KARDS (with surprising results)
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/628161866

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Just Cause 3 ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/225540/Just_Cause_3/
--COVID: The Outbreak (-10% $12.59 through June 5th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1287000/COVID_The_Outbreak/
--Silent Hunter III ($9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/15210/Silent_Hunter_III/
--World of Warships (Free to play)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/552990/World_of_Warships/
--KARDS - The WWII Card Game (Free, in game deck purchases)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/544810/KARDS__The_WWII_Card_Game/

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Friday, May 22, 2020 - 8:48pm

This week, we welcome "Just Cause 3" to the list of games that run via proton (fina-fucking-lee), then talk about the joys and heartbreaks of managing a human-run space mission in the role of HAL 9000 in "OBSERVATION." Finally, we round it all out with our review of the (free) CCG WWII fast paced VS. multi strategy of "KARDS: The WWII Card Game." Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Stay safe, stay sane, stay alive.

VID OF THE WEEK: Deckbuilding a rush deck from scratch in KARDS (with surprising results)
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/628161866

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--KARDS - The WWII Card Game (Free, in game deck purchases)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/544810/KARDS__The_WWII_Card_Game/
--Observation (-50% $12.49 through May 28th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/906100/Observation/
--Just Cause 3 (-85% $2.99 through May 27th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/225540/Just_Cause_3/
--AFTERBURN (-40% $5.99 through May 24)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/608120/AFTERBURN/

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Friday, May 15, 2020 - 6:47pm

This week, we bring you 2 things that (if you are single during this time of plague) are in desperately short supply: baseball (Super Mega Baseball 3) and CHEAP PORN. You know you want it. You know you need it. Ivor Molina rounds out the show.

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Super Mega Baseball 3 ($44.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/988910/Super_Mega_Baseball_3/
--Jet Lancer ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/913060/Jet_Lancer/
--Hyperspace Dogfights ($9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/842170/Hyperspace_Dogfights/
--Street Fighter V ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/310950/Street_Fighter_V/
--LEWDAPOCALYPSE (PORN $0.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1271710/LEWDAPOCALYPSE_Penesis_Evil/
--Aster (PORN $2.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1070940/Aster/

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Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 1:43pm

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/289-big-fight

This week: the best fighting games available for GNU/Linux we all know and love so well. They are a great value, and can help to make up for some of the social isolation space madness.

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!!! ($29.99, but cheaper keys available)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/370460/Arcana_Heart_3_LOVE_MAX/
--Street Fighter V ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/310950/Street_Fighter_V/
--Mortal Kombat X ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/307780/Mortal_Kombat_X/
--SoulCalibur VI ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/544750/SOULCALIBUR_VI/
--Tekken 7 ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/389730/TEKKEN_7/
--Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/357190/ULTIMATE_MARVEL_VS_CAPCOM_3/
--Guilty Gear Xrd - Revelator ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/520440/GUILTY_GEAR_Xrd_REVELATOR/
--XCOM: Chimera Squad (-50% $9.99 through May 1)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/882100/XCOM_Chimera_Squad/
--Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
https://store.steampowered.com/app/6030/STAR_WARS_Jedi_Knight_II__Jedi_O...

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Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 4:53am

This week, we get HL:Alyx to run (and are disappointed), talk a little about the mindless beat-em-up 4-player blah that is "Streets of Rage 4," and hit you with our full review of "XCOM: Chimera Squad."

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Video of the Week: KARDS overview:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/602175027
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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--XCOM: Chimera Squad (-50% $9.99 through May 1)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/882100/XCOM_Chimera_Squad/
--Chaos (Free
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1230410/Chaos/)
--Streets of Rage 4 ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/985890/Streets_of_Rage_4/
--Half Life: Alyx ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/546560/HalfLife_Alyx/

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