Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 6:58pm

For our 7th Birthday episode, we join hands with all and celebrate the arrival of "Red Dead Redemption 2" FINALLY working on Linux. "Serious Sam 4" also works, and we hit you - beloved listeners, fans, followers, and fellow cynics - with a bunch more games, including the excellent "Prodeus Playtest" in beta, "Space Crew," and the immensely fun (and completely free) infinite-music-runner, "Vecter." AND MUCH MORE! MANY THANKS TO ALL OF OUR LISTENERS! TEN YEARS MAN! TEN!

VID OF THE WEEK: Prodeus Playtest (first 2 levels):
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/772742671

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Red Dead Redemption 2 ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1174180/Red_Dead_Redemption_2/
--Prodeus Playtest (free; sign up here)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/964800/Prodeus/
--Serious Sam 4 ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/257420/Serious_Sam_4/
--Partisans 1941 (-10% $26.99 through October 21)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1227530/Partisans_1941/
--Arcade (-10% $2.69 through October 21)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1030430/ARCADE/
--Vecter (free)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1175140/Vecter/
--Space Crew (-30% $13.99 through ???)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1176710/Space_Crew/

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Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 6:19pm

This week, we explain how to have a blast playing drone simulators with real transmitters hooked up to your Linux box, providing you with the cheapest, most fun, exciting, and good-enough-for-meatspace way to learn to pilot drones in real life. Also: The Steam Game Festival Autumn 2020 edition offers tons of free demos for a limited time. "Mafia Definitive" first impressions, and MUCH MOAR!

Steam Game Festival:
https://store.steampowered.com/sale/steamgamefestival

Spelunky 2 Proton Fork (use this to make game run on Linux):
https://github.com/pgroudas/wine-tkg-git/releases/tag/5.18.r3.g9acfa3b8

VID OF THE WEEK: Santa's Secret Interdemensional AI War REVEALED:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/765065823?t=00h01m42s

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Mafia: Definitive Edition ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1030840/Mafia_Definitive_Edition/
--Spelunky 2 (-10% $17.99 through October 6th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/418530/Spelunky_2/
--Ultrakill ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1229490/ULTRAKILL/
--Liftoff: FPV Drone Racing ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/410340/Liftoff_FPV_Drone_Racing/
Transmitters:----------------------
--FrSky Taranis X-Lite ($23.73)
https://www.banggood.com/FrSky-Taranis-X-Lite-Transmitter-Parts-Replacem...
--FrSky Taranis X9 Lite 2.4Ghz 24CH ($97.99)
https://www.banggood.com/FrSky-Taranis-X9-Lite-2_4GHz-24CH-ACCESS-ACCST-...

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Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 10:17pm

This week, we talk about the utterly disastrous release of the heavily-anticipated "Star Wars: Squadrons," the first entry in the cockpit-based space-flight sim set in the Star Wars universe in decades. THEN we get to business, and deal some retroarch insanity: emulators, systems, magazines, where to get them, how to play them, what front end to use, etc. etc. So forget Squadrons: turn to the DARK SIDE and make your Linbox a more powerful gaming machine than you could possibly imagine!

VID OF THE WEEK: Retro Insanity
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/759167423

Retro Gaming Bonanza:
https://archive.org/details/@madhattersez

Spelunky 2 Proton Fork (use this to make game run on Linux):
https://github.com/pgroudas/wine-tkg-git/releases/tag/5.18.r3.g9acfa3b8

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

--Star Wars: Squadrons (BORKED)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1222730/STAR_WARS_Squadrons/
--Spelunky 2 (-10% $17.99 through October 6th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/418530/Spelunky_2/
--Ultrakill ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1229490/ULTRAKILL/

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Friday, September 25, 2020 - 9:30pm

We get our inner goose on in "Untitled Goose Game," hit you with some IMMEDIATE and URGENT deals ("Bomber Crew"), and then make a surprising offer to our listeners. All this and MOAR!

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

--Bomber Crew (-90% $1.49, 14 hours)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/537800/Bomber_Crew/
--INSIDE (-66% $6.80 through September 27th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/304430/INSIDE/
--Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition (-50% $9.99 through Sept 28th)
https://store.steampowered.com/sub/51209/
--Untitled Goose Game (-25% $14.99 through October 7th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/837470/Untitled_Goose_Game/
--No Man's Sky (-50% $29.99 throuigh October 5th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/275850/No_Mans_Sky/
--DCL The Game (-40 $17.99, through September 21)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/964570/DCL__The_Game/

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Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 12:20am

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/308-rip-rbg-attack-of-the-drones

We got hit hard on Friday with the news that Ruth Bader Ginsberg succumbed to complications from pancreatic cancer at the age of 87. Following an analysis of the dark times that await those of us who live in America, we then jaunt merrily into a world of real-life FPV drone racing, and explore the (immenently practical and timely) concept of farming produce that has working teeth, eyes, and animations in a post apocolyptic, pixel-trash wasteland in "Atomicrops." Thank you for listening.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK:
Andy and a very stoned Skookie take on the universe as fragbait and corpse-nubules in:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/746679003

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

--Hades (-20% $19.99 through September 24)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1145360/Hades/
--Atomicrops (-30% $10.49, through September 24th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/757320/Atomicrops/
--Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (-70% $8.99 through September 28th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/367500/Dragons_Dogma_Dark_Arisen/
--DCL The Game (-40 $17.99, through September 21)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/964570/DCL__The_Game/
--Ragnorium ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/474020/Ragnorium/

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 10:43pm

HIS WEEK: On this 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, we discuss our current President's numerous atrocities. THEN! We hit you with KANJI, and turn you Japanese (this time, I really think so!), setting you up for deals from the current Focus dev sale. All capped gloriously off with Star Wars universe based extreme mindless slaughter combat in our full review of "Battlefront II." Excitement ensues.

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

--Battlestage (-20% $8.79 through September 18)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/607350/Battlestage/
--Curse of the Dead Gods (-33% $12.05 through September 14)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1123770/Curse_of_the_Dead_Gods/
--Hardspace: Shipbreaker (-25% $18.74)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1161580/Hardspace_Shipbreaker/
--Furi (-75%, $4.99 through September 17th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/423230/Furi/
-- Learn Japanese To Survive! Kanji Combat ($8.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/759440/Learn_Japanese_To_Survive_Kanj...

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Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 1:48pm

JK: everyone still hates Denuvo, but in this week's embarassingly drunk episode, we talk about borked "Marvel's Avengers." Then we hit you with maniacal sadistic torture-carnage in the powerful (yet imperfect) "People Playground." All this plus 30 minutes about "Star Wars Battlefront II:" why we love it, and why you should buy it now while it's still on sale. Brought to you by Gentry's Gin...

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

--People Playground ($9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1118200/People_Playground/
--Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition (-70% $11.99 through Sept. 7th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1237950/STAR_WARS_Battlefront_II/
--Marvel's Avengers ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/997070/Marvels_Avengers/
--Control Ultimate Edition (-20% $31.99 through Sept 8)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/870780/Control_Ultimate_Edition/

SWBF2: It's like a really pretty girl that you love having sex with, but she has problems communicating and is emotionally sketchy in patches. This is offset, however, in that you both like the same exact thing (Star Wars) and that forms the basis for the relationship. Is it superficial? Yes. Is it a rocketship to pleasure land? Yes. Is it for all-time, this feeling of joy? Who the fuck knows: lick up the honey, stranger, and ask no questions.

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Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 9:20pm

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-305-control-on-linux-ancesto...

Join the Threshold Kids once again for this week's exciting paranatural events! Highlights include: CONTROL runs on LINUX! Get in touch with your inner ape in "Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey," and go POSTAL for the deals! All this and MOAR!

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

--Control Ultimate Edition (-20% $31.99 through Sept 8)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/870780/Control_Ultimate_Edition/
--Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (-50% $19.99 through September 10th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/536270/Ancestors_The_Humankind_Odyssey/
--Witcher 3 Wild Hunt GOTY Edition (-70% $14.99 Through september 7)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/292030/The_Witcher_3_Wild_Hunt/
--Postal 4: No Regerts (-20% $15.99, through Monday)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/707030/POSTAL_4_No_Regerts/
--Griefhelm ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1125330/Griefhelm/

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Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 1:11am

In this week's enormous episode: "Battletoads" gets a reboot, super multiplayer cartoon mayhem ensues in "Fall Guys," we actually recommend a BASKETBALL GAME ("nba2k20"), "System Shock" reboot pre-alpha demo finally available in perpetuity, 3 awesome deals you don't want to miss... all this and so much more PLUS: our first impressions of the sequel to one of the best-loved rogue lites of the decade, "ROGUE LEGACY 2!"

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

--RYSE: Son of Rome (-70% $2.99 through August 31st)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/302510/Ryse_Son_of_Rome/
--Rogue Legacy 2 (-10% $17.99 through August 25th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1253920/Rogue_Legacy_2/
--NBA2k20 (-92% $4.80 through September 1st)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1089350/NBA_2K20/
--Battletoads ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1244950/Battletoads/
--Fall Guys ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1097150/Fall_Guys_Ultimate_Knockout/

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Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 10:29pm

This week, we celebrate "Factorio" finally leaving Early Access; a truly monumental achievement for a long developed masterpiece of a project. Then, cause quarantimes are crushing us all, we talk about some great deals with long replay values in multiplayer, especially in the kid-friendly (but visually rad, and hyper polished) "LEGO" franchise. Finally, we blow you away with our review of "Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts." ALL THIS AND MOAR!

VID OF THE WEEK: 5 unremarkable minutes in SGWC:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/706786362

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

--Factorio ($30)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/427520/Factorio/
--Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/973580/Sniper_Ghost_Warrior_Contracts/
--Lego DC Super Villains (-75% $9.99 through August 17th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/829110/LEGO_DC_SuperVillains/
--Foxhole (-45% $10.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/505460/Foxhole/
--Space Elite Force II ($4.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1204470/Space_Elite_Force_II/
--No Man's Sky ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/275850/No_Mans_Sky/

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