Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

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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Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 6:13am

This week, we talk about rehabbing our System 76 Galago Ultrapro, why we returned our GPD Pocket 2 miniature laptop, and render our first impressions of the Indiana Jones turn-based tactical play-alike FTL-hybrid, "Pathway."

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Pathway ($15.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/546430/Pathway/
--Echo ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/551770/ECHO/

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Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 12:21am

Risk of Rain 2, Hong Kong Masacre, The Surge, Pac Man Championship Edition DX+, Sekiro, and MUCH MORE! Truly, we have something for EVERYONE this week, including some news about LFNW travel plans, and a full complement of killer deals to boot!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Risk of Rain 2 ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/632360/Risk_of_Rain_2/
--Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/814380/Sekiro_Shadows_Die_Twice/
--Dex (-80%, $3.99, through April 8th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/269650/Dex/
--UnEpic (-60%, $5.19 through April 10th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/233980/UnEpic/
--3030 Deathwar Redux - A Space Odyssey (-50%, $7.49 through April 8th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/464360/3030_Deathwar_Redux__A_Space_O...
--PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+ ($9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/236450/PACMAN_Championship_Edition_DX/

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Friday, March 29, 2019 - 6:43pm

NEW THIS WEEK: Our full review the massively popular "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice." ALSO: A new version of Proton dropped this week (4.2-1) along with the release of new Nvidia drivers (418.56) just in time for 2 major games that arrived just in time to reap the benefits of the new versions ("Outward," and the beloved show-favorite, "Risk of Rain").

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/814380/Sekiro_Shadows_Die_Twice/
--Risk of Rain 2 ($19.99, buy one get 1 free thru March 30th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/632360/Risk_of_Rain_2/
--Outward ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/794260/Outward/
--Kingdom Come: Deliverance (-50%, $29.99 thru April 1st)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/379430/Kingdom_Come_Deliverance/

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Friday, March 22, 2019 - 3:32pm

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-230-sekiro-first-impressions

This week we get our minds blown by the fully proton compatible launch-day release of "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice," the latest release from the guys who made the "Dark Souls" series of games. It is a crazy, spinning, flipping, grappling hooking, samurai/ninja stealth sword-slicing magnificently bloody Tarantino-esque opus of Tai-Sung inspired fuedal Japanese action insanity. All this and much more!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/814380/Sekiro_Shadows_Die_Twice/

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Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 11:09am

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-229-devil-may-cry-5-review-a...

This week, we clear the decks for our DMC5 review while also sharing the fix for the ending (which may be applicable to other titles you want to play on Proton, but which are currently not fully-functional). Complete instructions in this week's installment of the column at:
http://bestlinuxgames.com/?q=content/devil-may-cry-5-proton-fix-mfplatdll

The mfplat.dll file you need can be gotten from our drobo here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/d9rup46pjgdfxnb/mfplat.dll?dl=0

IF THIS LINK DOESN'T WORK, PLEASE DM @vegaswriter on twitter to let me know.

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Devil May Cry 5 ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/601150/Devil_May_Cry_5/

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Friday, March 8, 2019 - 6:11am

THIS WEEK: "Devil May Cry 5" was released yesterday at 9 pm (PST). We were shocked to discover that it worked flawlessly out of the box, making the game's release a major landmark in Linux gaming history. Hear just how amazed we are at this important milestone in this exciting installment!

SPECIAL: Link to highlight of our livestream of DMC5 running on linux:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/392171060

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Devil May Cry 5 ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/601150/Devil_May_Cry_5/
--ToeJam & Earl: Back In The Groove ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/516110/ToeJam__Earl_Back_in_the_Groove/
--Dead Cells ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/588650/Dead_Cells/

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 3:11am

This week, we take a test drive with "DiRT Rally 2.0." Is it better than its predecessor (the greatest rally racing game ever in the history of the medium)? Or does it plummet to earth for want of a workable HUD in-cockpit? Listen and see! Plus: Tojeam & Earl get a sequel, Tekken 7 goes on sale, and MUCH MOAR!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--DiRT Rally 2 ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/690790/DiRT_Rally_20/
--ToeJam & Earl: Back In The Groove ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/516110/ToeJam__Earl_Back_in_the_Groove/
--Tekken 7 (-50% @ $19.99 Through March 4th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/389730/TEKKEN_7/
--Heat ($19.99, Early Access)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/656240/Heat/

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Friday, February 22, 2019 - 10:58pm

We revisit www.ProtonDB.com this week and take a deep dive as to why you should care, why you shouldn't care, why you should contribute, and generally discuss the efficacy and accuracy of this (better-than-nothing) resource for Linux based gamers hoping to play the latest big-budget titles without having to fuck with WINE. We also mention several other games from the week ("Moonlighter," "Beast Battle Simulator," "TerraTech," etc.). All This, and MUCH MOAR!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--protondb.com
https://www.protondb.com/
--TerraTech (-45%, $14.99 through Feb 25)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/285920/TerraTech/
--Moonlighter ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/606150/Moonlighter/
--Beast Battle Simulator ($9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/671620/Beast_Battle_Simulator/
--Vampyr ($49.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/427290/Vampyr/
--Far Cry: New Dawn ($39.99-$49.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/939960/Far_Cry_New_Dawn/
--Frostpunk ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/323190/Frostpunk/

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 6:46am

We take a steamy delve into the depths of what I'm currently playing in our (long-lusted-after and emminently popular) irregular segment that we like to call: "WHAT I'M PLAYING!" Big grab bag of games this week, ranging from an update on last week's featured title, "Vampyr," to "The Textorcist" (which has a free demo available and is totally worth playing), and up to (and including) "Moonlighter" (an interesting take on rogue like, Zelda-style dungeoneering). All this and MOAR!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--The Textorcist (free demo, or $14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/940680/
--Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Def Edition, $5.75)
https://us.gamesplanet.com/game/metal-gear-solid-v-the-definitive-experi...
--Xcom 2 Collection (-73%, $35.31)
https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/7118/XCOM_2_Collection/
--Moonlighter ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/606150/Moonlighter/
--Bioshock Infinite (-75% $7.49)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/8870/BioShock_Infinite/
--Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (-70%, $11.99 through Feb 18th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/261640/Borderlands_The_PreSequel/

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