Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 6:13pm

In honor of Hello Games' HUMONGOUS update to "No Man's Sky" this week with their "Beyond" content (introducing VR, better multiplayer, new tech trees, and 2 years worth of other stuff), we take a moment to marvel at the irony that, once again, they've managed to COMPLETELY fuck up another crucial, MAJOR release of this otherwise fantastic game. We give you the low down (and counsel patience). Also: Ion Maiden is now "Ion Fury," and is out of Early Access!

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Vids of this week:
--Pavlov Vr (Highleet Reel Number 2):
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/467920510
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--No Man's Sky (-50% $29.99 through August 21)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/275850/No_Mans_Sky/
--Ion Fury ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/562860/Ion_Fury/

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Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 5:52pm

Our 250th Episode begins on a solemn note as we recognize the tragic shootings here in America last week (and the role games DIDN'T play in them), but then we are full bore Anniversary Episode Spectacular, talking about 4 of the best games for VR on the Valve Index ("Pavlov VR," "VRCHAT, and "Moss" chief among them), emphasizing why the Index's "knuckles" controllers are so awesome. Many thanks to all our listeners! TEN YEARS MAN! TEN YEARS!

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Vids of this week:
--Pavlov Vr:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/464691228
--Superhot VR Highlight Reel 2:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/464485541
--Moss VR (an incomprehensible video)
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/465612108
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Ark Genesis Season Pass ($34.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1113410/ARK_Genesis_Season_Pass/
--Kindergarten 2 ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1067850/Kindergarten_2/
--Wolfenstein: Youngblood ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1056960/Wolfenstein_Youngblood/
--valve index ($999)
https://store.steampowered.com/sub/354231/
--Pavlov VR ($9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/555160/Pavlov_VR/
--VR Chat (free)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/438100/VRChat/
--Superhot VR ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/617830/SUPERHOT_VR/
--Moss ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/846470/Moss/

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Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 2:15pm

OUR VALVE INDEX arrived, and we spend this week's episode discussing the major differences between this (first-class) VR experience against our old HTC Vive. Plus!: Many congrats to Gappenstance, winner of 33 steam keys, and our profound thanks to everyone who participated in last week's 60 Game Giveaway. AND MUCH MOAR!
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Vids of this week:
--Vox Machinae VR: From tutorial to multiplayer
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/461679959
--The Valve Index Passthrough Video:
https://www.reddit.com/r/ValveIndex/comments/c7qbzg/this_is_what_the_val...
--Nova Drift: Beating Lvl 100 Boss:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/461815072
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--valve index ($999)
https://store.steampowered.com/sub/354231/
--Vox Machinae ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/334540/Vox_Machinae/
--Sairento VR ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/555880/Sairento_VR/
--Wolfenstein: Youngblood ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1056960/Wolfenstein_Youngblood/

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Friday, July 26, 2019 - 7:04am

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-248-wolfenstein-youngblood-v...

Valve says they are shipping the Valve Index, their new VR platform, within one week of ordering... so to see if this is real, we bought one. The new, co-op multiplayer focused installment of the Wolfenstein reboots dropped yesterday, and yes: it runs great via Proton. Oh... and we are giving away 60 free games this week. Join our discord server and PM me, skookiesprite, with any 2 titles you want (now through Monday, after which there will be no limit to the number you can claim). The list is below. And finally, many thanks to all of our viewers on the Twitch stream, where we finally made Affiliate. ALL THIS AND MOAR!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Graveyard Keeper ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/599140/Graveyard_Keeper/
--valve index ($999)
https://store.steampowered.com/sub/354231/
--Wolfenstein: Youngblood ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1056960/Wolfenstein_Youngblood/

--Giveaway List:
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Moonlighter
Road Redemption
911 Operator
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus
Duskers
COD: Black Ops 4
Assassin's Creed Origins
God Eater 2: Rage Burst
Tekken 7
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
Absolver
Dandara
Minit
Mutant Year Zero: The Road To Eden
Northgard
Steel Rats
Tannenberg
Cultist Simulator
Slipstream
Bleed 2
Full Metal Furies
Sniper Elite 3
Tom Clancy's The Division
Yakuza 0
>Observer_
Just Cause 3 XXL Edition
Regions of Ruin
Sundered
Wizard of Legend
Dirt 4
Pinstripe
Project Highrise
Immortal Redneck
MGSV: The Definitive Experience Deluxe
NueroVoider
Seven: The Days Long Gone
7 Days to Die
American Truck Simulator
Gremlins Inc
Hidden Folks
Old Man's Journey
We Were Here Too
Zombie Night Terror
The Escapists 2
Kona
The Surge (? might not work)
Forts
Hearts of Iron IV
Interplanetary Enhanced Edition
Serial Cleaner
Portal Knights
Cook Serve Delicious 2
Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth
Crazy Machines 3
Dead Rising 4
Kerbal Space Program
Running With Rifles
Outlast 2
Holy Potatoes! We're in Space?!

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Friday, July 19, 2019 - 7:27am

It's been 50 years this weekend since human beings first landed on the moon. Spoiler alert: we even managed to return. And alive, even. So this week, we feature 2 first impressions of wildly popular titles: "Graveyard Keeper," and the magnificent "Super Mega Baseball 2." GOOOOO SCIENCE!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Graveyard Keeper ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/599140/Graveyard_Keeper/
--Super Mega Baseball 2 ($29.99-$37.31)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/414870/Super_Mega_Baseball_2/
--Devader (free demo)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/706850/Devader/
--PowerA Enchanced Wired Controller for XBONE ($20)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DJ6D4ZY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_...

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Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 9:18am

Retroarch announces that it is coming to Steam this week, and we explain some of the implications of this (and why you should probably care/be really excited for the 30th). "Elder Scrolls Online" finally comes to Linux - and yes, it is actually super cool. And finally: we review the excellent ballet of blood, bullets, madness, and bananas that is the kinetic and brilliant "My Friend Pedro." All this and more!

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Friday, July 5, 2019 - 4:22am

his 4th of July Weekend, we bring the horror: YouTube banning hacker videos, and Mordhau shitting its pants against the racist collective that has taken root within its community (and their total refusal to deal with it). Happy Fourth of July everyone!
Youtube sucking ass with anti-hacking "policy:"
https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/3/20681586/youtube-ban-instructional-hac...
kotaku: mordhau creators tryiong to "walk past" racial animus:
https://kotaku.com/mordhau-developers-address-controversy-saying-they-wo...

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--My Friend Pedro (-15% $16.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/557340/My_Friend_Pedro/
--Mortal Combat XL (-70%, $8.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/sub/128345/
--Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (-10% through June 28th, $35.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/692850/Bloodstained_Ritual_of_the_Night/
--Duskers (-50% $9.99 through july 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/254320/Duskers/

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Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 2:55am

BLGP EP 244: Retroarch, Ubuntu At War, Summer Sale 19'

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-244-retroarch-ubuntu-at-war-...

This week, we discuss the uproar over Canonical's woefully insane threat to abandon 32 bit libs for Ubuntu, Valve's reaction, and the current state of play. Then we talk about BlasterPR's UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME retroarch tutorial: one emulator to rule them all, and running inside your normal Steam client for a front-end. All this, the Steam Summer Sale, and much more!
BlasterPR's AWESOME Retroarch tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88rePZKWLXs&feature=youtu.be

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--My Friend Pedro (-15% $16.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/557340/My_Friend_Pedro/
--Mortal Combat XL (-70%, $8.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/sub/128345/
--Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (-10% through June 28th, $35.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/692850/Bloodstained_Ritual_of_the_Night/
--Nova Drift (-10%, through June 24, $13.49)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/858210/Nova_Drift/

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Friday, June 21, 2019 - 8:30pm

"Bloodstained:ROTN" shares center stage this week, along with our own experience this week getting spoofed, harassed, and hacked by racist twitch dickwads in Mordhau. 

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Friday, June 14, 2019 - 11:23am

This week: we mourn the absorption of beloved website and trove of perfect gifts, Thinkgeek into the Gamestop empire of irrelevant mediocrity (so jump on their site before July for their end of site liquidation sale). Then we talk about "Liftoff" and the super exciting world of FPV high speed drone racing and how it just might be the perfect choice for the "drone-curious." All this, plus 2 deals, including show favorite "Distance," which is half off through tomorrow, AND MOAR!

FPV Drone Racing (this is what it is; jump to 3:49 for just the insane racing):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H39rt85QZ6Y

The Ted Quad Talk:
https://www.ted.com/talks/raffaello_d_andrea_the_astounding_athletic_pow...

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Liftoff ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/410340/Liftoff_FPV_Drone_Racing/
--Distance (-50% through June 15th, $12.49)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/233610/Distance/
--Hunt Showdown (Free to play weekend)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/594650/Hunt_Showdown/

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