Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 2:22pm

This week!: we bring you news of a glorious and unparalleled triumph, revealing a secret, months-long obsession in the telling: yes, we bring you the detailed war story (and all the technical, step-by-step how-to instructions so you can do it yourself) of our 4 month long campaign to get "Ruiner" installed and running under wine/playonlinux, etc. ALSO: We mourn the loss of a beloved favorite audio clip, talk about the history of Wine itself, and discuss the implications for this triumph in the context of future flatpak-based ambitions.
THE COLUMN: Returns this week, the detailed and verified-to-work HOW-TO for Wine and PlayOnLinux that you've always wished for:

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 7:04am

This week, we recover from our illness with a fresh installment of "WHAT I'M PLAYING:" "Remnants of Naezith" (which left me "grappling" with mixed feelings), "Descenders," (an early access title that could - one day - become the all-time champeen of downhill BMX biking), and a less-coughing description of the beguiling evil that is "Tangledeep."

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 1:17am

In this NEVER-SUPPOSED-TO-HAPPEN Episode: Flu, Adenovirus, and Tanglewood. 
All for you. Cheers./

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 1:39am

In this weeks ginormous show, we discuss our AVN wrap-up coverage, then talk some in-depth flight-sim-linux madness around X-Plane 11 (our new Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS HOTAS Flight Stick and Throttle, along with payware Bell 407 and R-22 helicopter models), then recommend our flightplanner of preference, all followed by our Feature: "Non-AVN, Non Flight Sim Games From This Week." "Iconoclasts," and "Darkwood." Prepare thy souls...
Actual Windows User At AVN (the Gimp):

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Monday, January 22, 2018 - 9:12pm

This week, we talk all about X-Plane 11; why it's such a vast improvement over 10, who is it for, who is it not for, why you should love it, AND discuss the implications (costwise, morally, and technically) of buying some peripheral hardware (rudder pedals, flight sticks, etc.) that might no longer be as expensive as you think. ALL THIS as I prepare my soul for covering the insane carnage of AVN... we who are about to die salute you!

Video of the strip and locales in xplane11:

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:22pm

This week, we lay down some serious law in "JYDGE," the spiritual sequel to the inimitably excellent "Neon Chrome." Once again, 10Tons Ltd. serves up an intoxicating brew of insanely violent carnage, sarcasm, and futuristic dystopia in a top-down, demi-isometric package.

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Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 9:00pm

This week, we talk some serious HTC VIVE and game design therefor. Starting with "Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter" as a basis, we break down the 3 most common VR paradigms for control schemes and their efficaciousness depending on context, and discuss what we hope to see more of this coming year of *Nix/SteamVR gaming for the HTC Vive.
VIDEO: For long version:
For Short Version (skip straight to the ass kicking):

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Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 11:39pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Friends and neighbors, this week, we ring in the New Year with our New Year's Eve SPECIAL: The best Linux games of 2017. Celebrating our third New Year's, we continue our tradition of counting down the top ten best titles for Linux of the Year. Our number one pick will surprise you!
Many happy returns to you and yours, and here's wishing you a happy and a healthy New Year, with tons of great games, lots of fantastic friends, and - as ever - may the FOSS be with you.

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Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 6:03pm

This week, as the night before Christmas Eve descends like a hammer upon us all, just thought I'd shout from the rooftops cause: FINALLY: My HTC VIVE works in LINUX! In this episode, we list the best titles we have played in VR on Linux, Including our video of the week: SERIOUS SAM:
Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and a happy and a healthy new year from your friends at and

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 4:52am

This week, we struggle out of bed to face our enemies, pointing a sharp and bony (drunken) finger at them like the Ghost of Fuck Yous Present in a name and shame moment (that means you, Pai). The FCC has rolled back Net Neutrality protections, paving the way for absolutely nothing good in the future of the Internet. But, not content to merely rant in maudlin despair, a call to arms to rally together to the Electronic Frontier Foundation... all this horror and even some talk about a few videogames!

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