Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 2:29am

BLGP EP 273: Terminator: Resistance, and GTFO needs matchmaking

This week, we take you back to post-nuclear-holocaust 1992-era Southern California with our first impressions of "Terminator: Resistance," a first-person shooter/stealth/craft-em-up that will leave fans of the original films salivating with T-800 induced terror!

Vids of this week:
Terminator: Restistance Gameplay vid
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/537305709
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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Terminator: Resistance ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/954740/Terminator_Resistance/
--GTFO ($34.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/493520/GTFO/

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Friday, January 10, 2020 - 8:51pm

BLGP EP 272: Boneworks Feature, Deadly Tower of Monsters, Poem

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-272-boneworks-feature-deadly...

DICK MALFUNCTION!!! In this week's completely deranged episode, we forgo the CES bullshit and talk some serious ZFS resilvering action (many, many thanks to Immortal Super Genius Legend, Allan Jude for his timely advice), then go balls deep into: why you should not buy "REFUGE," why "Boneworks" is the best game currently available for VR, a poem about an experience with bears in "This Land Is My Land," and even make time to finally play "The Deadly Tower of Monsters." ALL THIS AND MOAR!

Vids of this week:
DEADLY TOWER OF MONSTERS!
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/534172692
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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Boneworks ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/823500/BONEWORKS/
--The Deadly Tower of Monsters ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/353700/The_Deadly_Tower_of_Monsters/
--This Land Is My Land ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1069640/This_Land_Is_My_Land/
--GTFO ($34.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/493520/GTFO/

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Sunday, January 5, 2020 - 2:10pm

We get 2020 started with a bang with our shotgun features this week! First we hit you with our first impressions of the new, historically accurate, open world, action-focused, Indian-resistance simulator, "This Land Is My Land." Then we sucker punch you with our full review of the excellent rogue-like, living-cartoon First-Person-Shooter-meets-FTL, "Void Bastards!" Happy New Year everybody!

Vids of this week:
--This Land Is My Land - The Rise of E.B. Farnum and Regurgitaria:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/530883636
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---Steam Winter Sale Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---

--Void Bastards ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/857980/Void_Bastards/
--This Land Is My Land ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1069640/This_Land_Is_My_Land/
--GTFO ($34.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/493520/GTFO/

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Friday, December 27, 2019 - 7:22pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Many thanks to all of our listeners, old and new. This week, we declare the best games of the Year for Linux, along with the BEST GAMES OF THE DECADE. Have a happy and a healthy and be sure to pick up some of these titles before January 2nd, while they are still on sale!


Vids of this week:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGRHLmBNO_w
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
Listen to this week's show for the following lists:
The best games of the year for Linux
The best games of the DECADE for Linux
inside this week's episode!

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Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 6:45am


Merry Christmikkanikwanzamus everybody! We celebrate in this HUMONGOUS episode, by giving you the full, hands-on lowdown about how Google Stadia has already changed the world (and why you should care). Then we stuff your stockings full of updates and early access news from some of our favorite games ("Hades," "Nova Drift"). FULL coverage of the Steam Winter Sale, surprisingly useful hidden secrets in the steam client, a full-on VR feature on "BONEWORKS," and the greatest Christmas present ever: finally getting "ECHO" to work. ALL THIS AND MORE! Happy holidays everybody and thanks for listening!

Vids of this week:
--Playing Destiny 2 Via Stadia In A Web Browser On Linux:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/524319709?filter=archives&sort=time
--SYSTEM SHOCK 2020 Pre-Alpha Demo Gameplay:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/520908638
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---Steam Winter Sale Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---

--Rayman Legends (-75% $7.49)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/242550/Rayman_Legends/
--Super Mutant Alien Assault (-80% $1.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/368680/Super_Mutant_Alien_Assault/
--Fission SuperstarX (-50%, $7.49)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/793680/Fission_Superstar_X/
--Monster Hunter: World (-60%, $23.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/582010/MONSTER_HUNTER_WORLD/
--Payday 2 (-90% 0.99 through Jan 2)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/218620/PAYDAY_2/
--Team Sonic Racing (-75%, $9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/785260/Team_Sonic_Racing/
--Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- (-75% $7.49)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/520440/GUILTY_GEAR_Xrd_REVELATOR/
--ultimate marvel vs. capcom 3 (-70% $7.49)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/357190/ULTIMATE_MARVEL_VS_CAPCOM_3/
--Space Pirate Trainer (-30% $9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/418650/Space_Pirate_Trainer/

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Friday, December 13, 2019 - 7:22am

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-268-play-system-shock-2020-now

On this, the final Friday the 13th of the Decade(!), we tell you how to play an exclusive pre-alpha demo of the forthcoming reboot of "System Shock" (scheduled for release sometime in 2020) FOR FREE, right now... but only for the next 24 hours. WE then ask the timeless question, "WHAT THE FUCK ARE THE GAME AWARDS," and then hit you with a bevvy of excellent deals (all expiring tomorrow) including such hits as "Devil May Cry 5" and "Gris."

NOTE: mf-install fix can be found at
https://github.com/z0z0z/mf-install

Vids of this week:
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--SYSTEM SHOCK 2020 Pre-Alpha Demo Gameplay:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/520908638
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Dirt Rally 2.0 (-70% $17.99, through December 14th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/690790/DiRT_Rally_20/
--Devil May Cry 5 (-67%, $19.79, through December 14th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/601150/Devil_May_Cry_5/
--Gris (-50% $8.49, through December 14th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/683320/GRIS/

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Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 8:03am

We talk some serious shit about PCGAMER.COM's bullshit "best VR Headset of 2019" coverage, elliminate our much beloved "Pavlov VR" from our list of potential GOTY/Steam Awards candidates, and then tell you about 2 of the best sidescrolling platformers we've played ("Rayman Legends" and "Valfaris"). All this plus HUMONGOUS deals on the Van Helsing Franchise! An episode to cure almost ANY holiday blues (or at least provide a momentary, superficial salve). Tis the season!

PCGAMER's stupid VR headset piece: NOTE: Due to adblocker-blocking, please be sure to wget this url to your tmp directory, then open it from the cli using your browser of choice. In fact, I've made it basically mandatory, so copy and paste (ctrl-shift-v in terminal):
cd /tmp ; wget https://www.pcgamer.com/best-vr-headset/ ; firefox index.html
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WARP ZONE BITCHES:
https://discordapp.com/channels/489951810577104896/489951810577104899
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Van Helsing Franchise (SUPER discounted now through Dec. 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/sale/van-helsing/
--Valfaris ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/600130/Valfaris/
--Rayman: Legends ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/242550/Rayman_Legends/
--The Forest ($20)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/242760/The_Forest/

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Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 10:13pm

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-266-steam-autumn-sale-2019

Sure. Beyond the $5 Steam Controllers (now sold out), this has been a pretty anemic Steam Autumn Sale (here's hoping they do better with the Winter), but, nevertheless, we hit you with our best picks for the steepest discounts on the best games, running now through Dec. 3rd. We also give you a partial rundown on the SLEW of excellent games that have gotten massive new updates this week ("No Man's Sky" among them). All this and MOAR!

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Vids of this week:
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WARP ZONE BITCHES:
https://discordapp.com/channels/489951810577104896/489951810577104899
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--The Forest (-40% $11.99, through Dec. 3rd)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/242760/The_Forest/
--Prey (-75%, $7.49, through Dec. 3rd)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/480490/Prey/
--Rayman: Legends (-75% $7.49, through Dec. 3rd)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/242550/Rayman_Legends/
--Allspace (-50%, $2.49, through Dec. 3rd)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1000860/Allspace/
--Subanutica (-30% $17.49, through Dec. 3rd)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/264710/Subnautica/
--No Man's Sky (-50% $29.99, through Dec. 3rd)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/275850/No_Mans_Sky/

-Boldilocker's Livestream:
https://dlive.tv/boldilocks
-BlasterPR's Livestream (Minecraft, retroarch, etc.)
https://www.twitch.tv/ellinuxgamer/videos

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Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 6:24pm

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-265-what-were-thankful-for-t...

As per tradition, this week we hit you with a full on face-blast of what we're thankful for in the world of Linux gaming this year. From 2D games to Virtual Reality, from technologies and services like Steam Remote Play to Proton4.19GE, we take a moment to talk some serious titles, serious deals, and (of course) extend our biggest thanks (and best wishes) to our listeners. GOBBLE GOBBLE!

Proton 4.19GE:
https://github.com/GloriousEggroll/proton-ge-custom
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WARP ZONE BITCHES:
https://discordapp.com/channels/489951810577104896/489951810577104899
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-BlasterPR's Livestream (Minecraft, retroarch, etc.)
https://www.twitch.tv/ellinuxgamer/videos
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Caveblazers (-75% $3.75, through Nov 24)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/452060/Caveblazers/
--Towerfall AScension (-75% $3.75, through Nov 25)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/251470/TowerFall_Ascension/
--TWINCOP (-75% $3.75, through Nov 25)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/676930/TwinCop/
--Headlander ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/340000/Headlander/
--Fight Angel (-33% $13.39 through Nov 25th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1041400/Fight_Angel/

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Friday, November 15, 2019 - 5:02pm

This week, we talk some serious turkey about the possible outcomes and implications of next week's scheduled street date for Google's theoretical console-killer, the Stadia. Then we go balls deep into the most offensive and NSFW episode of the podcast we've ever produced, discussing the nuanced gameplay and story of the heartbreaking Virtual-Reality work of staggering genius that is "Sex & Gun VR," a groundbreaking and genre-busting title that will blow your tiny little mind in many more ways than just one.


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-BlasterPR's Livestream (Minecraft, retroarch, etc.)
https://www.twitch.tv/ellinuxgamer/videos
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Terminator: Resistance ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/954740/Terminator_Resistance/
--Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order ($59.99, but doesn't yet work on Linux)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1172380/STAR_WARS_Jedi_Fallen_Order/
--Space Pirate Trainer (-50% $7.49, through Nov 20th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/418650/Space_Pirate_Trainer/
--kILLSQUAD (-30% $17.49, through Nov 18th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/910490/Killsquad/
--Sex & Gun VR ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1051670/Sex__Gun_VR/

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