Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

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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www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
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--POST YOUR GAME REPORTS TO PROTONDB.COM!!!!
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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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Vids of this week:
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WARP ZONE BITCHES:
https://discordapp.com/channels/489951810577104896/489951810577104899
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-BE SURE TO CHECK OUT our twitch livestream at:
www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
-JOIN OUR DISCORD EXPERIMENT at:
discord.gg/SVXy3Xa
--POST YOUR GAME REPORTS TO PROTONDB.COM!!!!
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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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-BE SURE TO CHECK OUT our twitch livestream at:
www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
-JOIN OUR DISCORD EXPERIMENT at:
discord.gg/SVXy3Xa
--POST YOUR GAME REPORTS TO PROTONDB.COM!!!!
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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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Vids of this week:
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WARP ZONE BITCHES:
https://discordapp.com/channels/489951810577104896/489951810577104899
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-BE SURE TO CHECK OUT our twitch livestream at:
www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
-JOIN OUR DISCORD EXPERIMENT at:
discord.gg/SVXy3Xa
-Boldilocker's Livestream:
https://dlive.tv/boldilocks
--POST YOUR GAME REPORTS TO PROTONDB.COM!!!!
-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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Vids of this week:
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-BE SURE TO CHECK OUT our twitch livestream at:
www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
-JOIN OUR DISCORD EXPERIMENT at:
discord.gg/SVXy3Xa
-Boldilocker's Livestream:
https://dlive.tv/boldilocks
--POST YOUR GAME REPORTS TO PROTONDB.COM!!!!
-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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Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 4:39pm

This week, we hit you with what you love the most: our fists. That and a detailed exploration of the darkest parts of the human heart... which is where the deals are! Deal-fists. Yes, we highlight some of the awesome games (available on unthinkable sale prices) in the WB Weekend sale (running now through November 11th). That's not much time, so listen to this episode, grab them while they're hot, and then thank me later. And remember: you ARE the Batman.

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Vids of this week:
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-BE SURE TO CHECK OUT our twitch livestream at:
www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
-JOIN OUR DISCORD EXPERIMENT at:
discord.gg/SVXy3Xa
-Boldilocker's Livestream:
https://dlive.tv/boldilocks
--POST YOUR GAME REPORTS TO PROTONDB.COM!!!!
-BlasterPR's Livestream (Minecraft, retroarch, etc.)
https://www.twitch.tv/ellinuxgamer/videos
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Batman: Arkham Origins (-75% $4.99, through Nov 11)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/209000/Batman_Arkham_Origins/
--Batman: Arkham City (-75% $4.99, through Nov 11)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/200260/Batman_Arkham_City__Game_of_th...
--Mortal Kombat XL (-66% $6.79 through Nov 11)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/307780/Mortal_Kombat_X/
--Mad Max (-75% $4.99, through Nov 11)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/234140/Mad_Max/
--Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTYE (-50% $9.99, through Nov 11)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/241930/Middleearth_Shadow_of_Mordor/

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Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 2:46am

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-episode262-20191103

We're sick this week (mental, as ever, but physically ill) so it's a shorter show, but that hasn't stopped us from logging some ultra-fun hours in the excellent "Mo:Astray," a sidescrolling puzzle platformer with either a hellish twist or just a really dark sense of humour. We also correct our TCP anniversary notice from last week, happily celebrate Steam's remote "let's play together" functionality being fixed for Linux to Linux connections, and moar!

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Vids of this week:
--The First hour of Mo:Astray
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/502146003
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-BE SURE TO CHECK OUT our twitch livestream at:
www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
-JOIN OUR DISCORD EXPERIMENT at:
discord.gg/SVXy3Xa
-Boldilocker's Livestream:
https://dlive.tv/boldilocks
--POST YOUR GAME REPORTS TO PROTONDB.COM!!!!
-BlasterPR's Livestream (Minecraft, retroarch, etc.)
https://www.twitch.tv/ellinuxgamer/videos
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Mo:Astray ($15)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1104660/MO_Astray/
--Generation Zero
https://store.steampowered.com/app/704270/Generation_Zero/
--The Surge 2 ($49.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/644830/The_Surge_2/
--Neon Chrome ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/428750/Neon_Chrome/

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 5:11am

This week, we come to you late to celebrate Arpanet's 40th anniversary! That's right, on this date in 1969 the first TCP connection was completed between two mainframes (read all about it in "Where Wizards Stay Up Late"). Then we deal some profound Halloween Linux carnage, followed by a huge feature on steam's new beta remote couch-play feature, that allows you to play games with friends they don't even have licenses for! It's awesome! ALL THIS AND MOAR!


Steam Clienty Beta Changelog Announcement:
https://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamClientBeta/announcements/detail/1...
Remote Play Together Announcement:
https://steamcommunity.com/games/593110/announcements/detail/30325371938...

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Vids of this week:
--Couch Surfing With Steam:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/500162232
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-BE SURE TO CHECK OUT our twitch livestream at:
www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
-JOIN OUR DISCORD EXPERIMENT at:
discord.gg/SVXy3Xa
-Boldilocker's Livestream:
https://dlive.tv/boldilocks
--POST YOUR GAME REPORTS TO PROTONDB.COM!!!!
-BlasterPR's Livestream (Minecraft, retroarch, etc.)
https://www.twitch.tv/ellinuxgamer/videos
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Mo:Astray ($13.49, -10% through Oct. 31)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1104660/MO_Astray/
--The Surge 2 ($49.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/644830/The_Surge_2/
--Green Hell ($19.99 -20% through Oct. 27th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/815370
--Session ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/861650/Session_Skateboarding_Sim_Game/
--The Surge 2 ($49.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/644830/The_Surge_2/
--The Forest ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/242760/The_Forest/
--Mercenary Kings ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/218820/Mercenary_Kings_Reloaded_Edition/

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Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:36am

Happy 5 year Anniversary! We take the opportunity to reflect on just how far Linux gaming has come in so few years, then delve straight into the present day with "The Forest," "Disco Elysium," and (one of our most eagerly-hoped-for sequels ever) "Beat Hazard 2." Many thanks to all of our listeners over the years, and lets hope Linux gaming keeps trucking strong for 50 more!

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Vids of this week:
--Beat Hazard 2 on Linux:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/496789915
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-BE SURE TO CHECK OUT our twitch livestream at:
www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
-JOIN OUR DISCORD EXPERIMENT at:
discord.gg/SVXy3Xa
-Boldilocker's Livestream:
https://dlive.tv/boldilocks
--POST YOUR GAME REPORTS TO PROTONDB.COM!!!!
-BlasterPR's Livestream (Minecraft, retroarch, etc.)
https://www.twitch.tv/ellinuxgamer/videos
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--The Forest ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/242760/The_Forest/
--Beat Hazard 2 (-20%, $15.19, through Oct. 23)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/618740/Beat_Hazard_2/
--Disco Elysium ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/632470/Disco_Elysium/
--Mercenary Kings ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/218820/Mercenary_Kings_Reloaded_Edition/
--Sky Rogue ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/381020/Sky_Rogue/
--Roundabout (Free demo, or $9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/303430/Roundabout/

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Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:40pm


This week, facing the dead space between now and Black Friday games season, we take a huge inventory of games that still don't work on Linux, talk about 2 fixes that helped get some of our games back up and running, and then cleanse our palette with a huge list of excellent titles that we've been playing this week. AND: the most offensive first-play livestream we've ever done. Something for everyone/Nomomonomotwoohnyne!

-cpuid kernel fix for Ryzen 7 CPU users (from a protondb.com user):
equired Tweak: clearcpuid=514 ( https://askubuntu.com/questions/19486/how-do-i-add-a-kernel-boot-parameter ) Had to use AMD Pro Driver, because of missing mesa support at install time, for my GPU. It runs really well, except some light artefacts. ( https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/issues/175#issuecomment-524617631 )

Mediafoundation fix on github:
https://github.com/z0z0z/mf-install
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Vids of this week:
--Pine (the most offensive Pine video ever; thanks Dyzph0r):
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/493923598
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-BE SURE TO CHECK OUT our twitch livestream at:
www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
-JOIN OUR DISCORD EXPERIMENT at:
discord.gg/SVXy3Xa
-Boldilocker's Livestream:
https://dlive.tv/boldilocks
--POST YOUR GAME REPORTS TO PROTONDB.COM!!!!
-BlasterPR's Livestream (Minecraft, retroarch, etc.)
https://www.twitch.tv/ellinuxgamer/videos
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Pine (-10% $22.49 through Oct 17th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1042780/Pine/
--Greedfall ($49.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/606880/GreedFall/
--Code Vein ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/678960/CODE_VEIN/
--Monster Hunter World ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/582010/MONSTER_HUNTER_WORLD/
--American Fugitive ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/934780/American_Fugitive/
--Nova Drift ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/858210/Nova_Drift/
--Dead Cells ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/588650/Dead_Cells/

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