Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 6:24am

THIS WEEK: after struggling to explain the conditions that face us over the next several weeks (with exceptional ineptitude, even by my standards), we spend basically the rest of the episode explaining to you why Hello Games should have put "No Man's Sky" on 50% sale a lot sooner than now (don't let it stop you from picking it up, though). We also offer tasty previews of the Steam Winter Sale coming soon ("Katamary Damacy REROLLED," "Insurgency: Sandstorm," "Gujiuan 3," "Dark Souls 3," etc.) and wish you all a very happy holidays and a happy new year to you and yours in case we don't speak again till 2019. Cheers!
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--No Man's Sky (-50% through Dec 17, $29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/275850/No_Mans_Sky/
--Insurgency: Sandstorm (-20%, $23.99, through jan 3rd)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/581320/Insurgency_Sandstorm/
--Katamri Damacy REROLLED ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/848350/Katamari_Damacy_REROLL/
--Dark Souls III ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/374320/DARK_SOULS_III/
--Gujian 3 (all japanese, $29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/994280/Gujian3/

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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 4:52pm

This week: we talk about how much it sucks when rapacious game companies try to foist bullshit rehashes at exhorbitant prices upon us without respecting our role in the consumer-supplier pipeline AND... for your holiday cheer, we review not one, BUT TWO heartwarming "Wolfenstein" games ("Wolfenstein: The Old Blood" and "Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus"). All this and more! Happy and safe holidays to everyone!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--PCSX2 Emulator:
https://pcsx2.net/
--Wolfenstein: The Old Blood ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/350080/Wolfenstein_The_Old_Blood/
--Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
https://store.steampowered.com/app/612880/Wolfenstein_II_The_New_Colossus/

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Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 6:39pm

This is the mammoth episode you have been waiting for: we extoll the unbelievable virtues of signing up for the humblebundle.com monthly subscription service, update you on Soulcalibur VI (and Boldi's atrocious dominance of us therein), tease you with Wolfenstein franchise nazi-murdering marathon insanity, talk a little Dlive.com (a twitch streaming competitor), and tell you how to get "DiRT 4" and "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain" for mere pennies on the dollar. All this and MOAR! Happy Chanukkah and holidays and stuff!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Humble Jumbo Bundle (Includes DiRT4, $12, available thru Dec 3rd)
https://www.humblebundle.com/games/jumbo-bundle-12?hmb_source=navbar&hmb...
--Subscribe to humblebundle monthly ($12 per month)
https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly
--Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience ($29.99 on Steam)
https://store.steampowered.com/sub/132479/
--DiRT 4 ($59.99 via Steam)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/421020/DiRT_4/
--Wolfenstein: The Old Blood ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/350080/Wolfenstein_The_Old_Blood/

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Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 8:50pm

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! It's time for the Steam Autumn Sale (which runs through the 27th), and we bring you a sampling of some of the excellent titles and deals you should check out (the unholy carnage of "Mothergunship" being chief among them). Also, a reminder to (if you care) make your nomination selections for the Steam Games Awards. All this and more!

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***Steam Awards Nominations:
https://store.steampowered.com/SteamAwardNominations/
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Mothergunship (-40%, $14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/574090/MOTHERGUNSHIP/
--Arma 3 Apex Edition (-66% $23.79)
https://store.steampowered.com/sub/95419/
--Nioh: Complete Edition (-67%, $24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/485510/Nioh_Complete_Edition___Comple...
--Sonic Mania (-66%, $6.79)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/584400/Sonic_Mania/
--Wolfenstein: The New Order (-67%, $6.95)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/201810/Wolfenstein_The_New_Order/
--Indiana Jones and The Emperor's Tomb (-40%, $3.59)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/560430/Indiana_Jones_and_the_Emperors...
--Fallout 2 (-75% $2.49)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/38410/Fallout_2_A_Post_Nuclear_Role_P...
--Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - GOTY (-60%, $19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/sub/124923/

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Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:07am

Happy Thanksgiving (for EVERYONE: not just US Peeps!):
This week, we bring you a hard-target review: "Grand Theft Auto V" AS WELL AS "GTAV: ONLINE." While the differences between the two are subtle, the pricing structure isn't. And yet... the deliciousness of "Online" (which carries with it some - entirely voluntqary - pay-structures) mocks us constantly with its awesomeness. WHO WILL WIN?!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Grand Theft Auto V ($29.99, base game, NOT INCLUDING $20-$30 Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack & MORE than 1 may be necessary)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/271590/Grand_Theft_Auto_V/
--Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition ($59.98, includes the CESP)
https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/5699/Grand_Theft_Auto_V_Premium_On...
--Killer 7 (DOES NOT WORK ON LINUX YET VIA PROTON; SO DO NOT BUY YET... MAYBE...)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/868520/killer7/

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Friday, November 9, 2018 - 1:01am


WHO WANTS SOME WANG?
This week, we hit you with ENORMOUS WANG in the form of our "Shadow Warrior 2" Review (now featuring PROTON(TM)). We also go full-non-judgemental with our feature of "Grand Theft Auto V" as this week's deal, and recommend it (via Proton). All this and MOAR!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Shadow Warrior 2 ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/324800/Shadow_Warrior_2/
--GRIP: Combat Racing ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/396900/GRIP_Combat_Racing/
--Grand Theft Auto V ($19.79 -34% off now through Nov 11th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/271590/Grand_Theft_Auto_V/
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Friday, November 2, 2018 - 6:17pm

This week, we hit you in the solar plexus with a full show: we got a review ("Shadow of the Tomb Raider"), we got new and noteworthy titles (old one's, but new to Linux; "Vanquish," "Mutant League Football"), and even hit you with 2 deals ("Tekken 7" chief among them). ALSO: For (most of) the settings we used for "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" running under Proton, see the following link:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/750920/discussions/0/1734342161855349063/

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Shadow Of the Tomb Raider ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/750920/Shadow_of_the_Tomb_Raider/
--Vanquish ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/460810/Vanquish/
--Mutant Football League ($19.99, free demo available)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/529520/Mutant_Football_League/
****DEALS:***
--Tekken 7 (-50%, $19.99, through Nov. 5)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/389730/TEKKEN_7/
--DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 (-75% $12.49, through Nov. 5)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/454650/DRAGON_BALL_XENOVERSE_2/

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Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 4:32am

We celebrate our FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY EPISODE by pulling out ALL THE STOPS and seizing the moment to take a deep and introspective look at Proton's impact on the present condition of Linux gaming - as well as what it might portend for our future. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EVERYONE: THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OF OUR LISTENERS! CHEERS!
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Friday, October 19, 2018 - 11:21am

THE SOUL STILL BURNS!
We clear the decks this week for our initial thoughts on "SOULCALIBUR VI," now available for Linux users via Proton on Steam. We give you the full low-down, from networking problems, to what works, what doesn't, and everything in between. The bottom line?: this is the next stage of history you've been waiting for for a long time!
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Soulcalibur VI ($59.99)
https://steamcommunity.com/linkfilter/?url=https://www.bandainamcoent.co...
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Friday, October 12, 2018 - 7:15am

This week, we blow the doors off this mother with Woody Herman and his Thundering Herd, bringing down the hammer of Devil-Street-Justice, 1930's Style. For reals, shy. We talk a ton of Proton (specifically regarding Farsight/Pinball Arcade and Pinball FX3), cover some novel configuration snafoos (thanks to Boldy), do some classic first-person-shooters, and then arrive at our feature: "Why You Should Play Cuphead."
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Cuphead ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/268910/Cuphead/
--Hyperspace Dogfights ($9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/842170/Hyperspace_Dogfights/

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