Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 4:41pm

This week: one of the games I've personally waited and hoped and pined for for 18 years finally arrives on Linux: we talk about why "Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered" lives up to the legacy of it's 2004 PS2-Era parentage ("Spiderman 2"), and give you the technical lowdown on how we got it to run on our system. ALSO: HELP ELSA NOVA!!! "Axiom Verge 2" is here! ALL THIS AND MOAR!

Instructions for Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered:
If you have problems getting it to run on your Linux machine out of the box: Switch to proton experimental, set the following launch options:
gamemoderun PROTON_HIDE_NVIDIA_GPU=0 PROTON_ENABLE_NVAPI=1 %command%


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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1817070/Marvels_SpiderMan_Remastered/

Axiom Verge 2 ($17.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/946030/Axiom_Verge_2/

Hard West II (-10% $26.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1282410/Hard_West_2/

Cult of the Lamb ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1313140/Cult_of_the_Lamb/
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Sunday, August 7, 2022 - 2:31pm

This week: we hit you with a super tight fveature packed glorious explosion of gaming excellence. We review the superlative cat-and-robot post human cyberpunk adventure poem, "Stray," celebrate the release of the sequel to one of our best-loved games *"Hard West II"), and blast your face off with a deal you don't want to pass up ("Deathrun TV"). ALL THIS AND MEOW! I mean: MOAR!

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
Stray ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1332010/Stray/

Deathrun TV (-50% $7.49 through August 12th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1591690/DEATHRUN_TV/

Hard West II (-10% $26.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1282410/Hard_West_2/

Hellish Quart ($16.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1000360/Hellish_Quart/

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Sunday, July 31, 2022 - 7:09pm

This week, we talk about the free to play insane sidescrolling multiplayer fighter, "MultiVersus," where bizarre combinations of characters from the WB catalog engage in surreal and hilarious brawls, and also talk about the recent updates to "Hellish Quart." Finally, we hit you with a modest proposal to drastically improve the end user experience playing games through the Steam Client - and is a solution that requires absolutely zero dollars, time, or resources to implement.

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---

MultiVersus (Free to Play; various purchase options)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1818750/MultiVersus/

Hellish Quart ($16.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1000360/Hellish_Quart/

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Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 1:09pm

Meow meow meow meow, Spiderman, Spiderman 2, meow.

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---

Stray ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1332010/Stray/

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Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 8:39pm

This week, we hit you with a bunch of games while losing our voice. "Toilet Chronicles," and "Loopmancer," etc., but finally: we see... if you are... BLADE RUNNER! AND MOAR!

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Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 6:14pm

This week, we break format to talk about 3 new games that we are not playing and why (along with an alternative to one particularly offensive rehashed offering), along with what we actually are playing. Short show, filled with goodness!

Video of the week:
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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---

Capcom Fighting Collection ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1685750/Capcom_Fighting_Collection/

PCSXR
check your distro's package management system

Neon White ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1533420/Neon_White/

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1286680/Tiny_Tinas_Wonderlands/

20 Minutes Till Dawn ($2.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1966900/20_Minutes_Till_Dawn/

Project Lazarus ($2.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/2024230/Project_Lazarus/
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Friday, July 1, 2022 - 6:29pm

Happy 4th of July everybody! This weekend, we read a dev letter we didn't know to include last week, and then hit you with another barrage of in-show only quick pick Steam Store Summer Sale Deals. THEN we inaugurate an entirely new type of feature: NOT READY FOR REVIEW (games we can't technically review but know that we won't ever be able to meet our criteria for reviewing). PLUS: Steam Deck Drama, Deathrun TV, and MUCH MUCH MOAR! Happy and a safe 4th of July!

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
Deathrun TV ($14.99 or FREE DEMO)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1591690/DEATHRUN_TV/

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Monday, June 27, 2022 - 5:12pm

Sorry we're late this week, but the SCOTUS ruling really took the wind out of my sails. We're here with our 400th episode just the same: some Steam Summer Sale quick picks, and - in the wake of "Dying Light" reaching end of life after 7 years, 2 poignant letters from developers that are poignant, insightful and interesting.

NOTE: our steam summer sale quick picks list has been omitted from these notes for brevity; listen to the episode to hear them.

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---

Instruments of Destruction (-25%, $14.99 through July 7th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1428100/Instruments_of_Destruction/

Nightmare Reraper (-25% $18.74 through July 7th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1051690/Nightmare_Reaper/

Gearshifters (-50% $12.49)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1017160/Gearshifters/

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Sunday, June 19, 2022 - 6:48pm

This week, we bring you a hot and wet and ghoulishly slaveringly ready showcase feature in which we will declare the current KING OF THE SURVIVORS! We'll also dissect why these types of games shouldn't be so stigmatized as the guilty pleasure that some are ashamed to play, discussing instead the obvious merits of the genre. All this and MOAR!

PLEASE: Help the people of Ukraine as they struggle to flee or endure this insane war of unprovoked Russian genocide. This week, we'll let you do the legwork by coming over give.org's list of recommended, BBB accredited orgs working to provide relief in Ukraine. Please give what you can.
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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
20 Minutes Till Dawn ($2.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1966900/20_Minutes_Till_Dawn/

Sexy Mystic Survivors (Free Demo)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1964360/Sexy_Mystic_Survivors/

Vampire Survivors ($2.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1794680/Vampire_Survivors/

Gunlocked ($3.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1512480/Gunlocked/

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Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 5:34am

IN THIS WEEK'S EXCITING INSTALLMENT: we blow your mind with the latest update to "Instruments of Destruction," and then blow you up with our full review of the new sidescrolling shooter, "Drainus." AND MOAR!

PLEASE: Help the people of Ukraine as they struggle to flee or endure this insane war of unprovoked Russian genocide. This week, we'll let you do the legwork by coming over give.org's list of recommended, BBB accredited orgs working to provide relief in Ukraine. Please give what you can.
https://www.give.org/ukraine-charity-relief-tips

---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
Drainus ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1975360/DRAINUS/

Slava Ukraini! (Free)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1974090/Slava_Ukraini/

The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1754000/The_Elder_Scrolls_Online_High...

Instruments of Destruction ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1428100/Instruments_of_Destruction/
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