Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 6:15pm

This week, we bring you good and bad news: Doom Eternal now runs via proton (good), "Horizon: Zero Dawn" does not (bad). Then we bring you GREAT news (our review of the masterfully designed "The Messenger"), a ninja magnum opuys that places it deservedly in the pantheon of greatest ninja games ever. All this plus 3 TERRIFIC deals (expiring within 2 days, so get on them ASAP). At this rate, soon, we will all "DO THE THING!"

VID OF THE WEEK: Mr. Shifty
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/700524607


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--The Messenger ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/764790/The_Messenger/
--Doom Eternal (-50% $29.99 through August 11th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/782330/DOOM_Eternal/
--Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts (-40% $17.99 through next 44 hours)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/973580/Sniper_Ghost_Warrior_Contracts/
--Mr. Shifty (-67% $4.94 through August 10th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/489140/Mr_Shifty/
--Bloody Rally Show ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/926860/Bloody_Rally_Show/

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Friday, July 31, 2020 - 7:51pm

We take the occasion of our 30(1) Episode to give you the best five percent of all the games we have played during the run of this podcast. Many thanks to all our fans and listeners!

Video of the week: Fight Crab Trailer (the craziest 90 seconds outside of trump admin)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY_EfJ7pTmo

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--Hellpoint ($34.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/628670/Hellpoint/
--Fight Crab (-10% $17.99 through August 5th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1213750/Fight_Crab/

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Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 9:48am

Our 300th episode arrives during the midst of the gaping maw of an uncontrolled pandemic in the USA. As daily death tolls ratchet once again past 1,000, it doesn't feel right to celebrate. SO WE MURDER: with our full review of the masterful sidescrolling metroid-murder-machine that is "CARRION." This game helps refocus on the logistical implications of the Trump administration's complete failure, reminding us that, whether you believe in COVID or not, it believes in you. 

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--Carrion ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/953490/CARRION/

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Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 3:39pm

NOTE: Mispoke consistently throughout: not "Super Mario World," but "Super Mario Bros. 3"
This week, as we meet new friends we are forced to face the incontrovertible reality of the existential dilema - along with the sundry injustices, inequities, and insults that still seem to be with us during even this, the ostensibly most enlightened moment in our sad shared history on this planet. AND THEN A PARADE!

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---

--3DSen ($9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1147940/3dSen_PC/
--Neon Abyss (FREE DEMO, $19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/788100/Neon_Abyss/
--Detroit: Become Human (FREE DEMO, or $39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1222140/Detroit_Become_Human/

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Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:40pm

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/298-mint-20-and-snap-ermagerd

Because people will not SHUT THE FUCK UP, and continue to mischaracterize the APOCALYPTIC REVELATION that is Mint 20 and refusal to buy into Canonical's corruption of apt, we present the following episode. Which was produced on a machine running Mint 20, with snap. See you next week.

the anti-canonical TERROR-CODES:
sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
sudo apt install snapd
sudo apt install chromium-browser

Truly, it is the end of the world.
https://linuxmint-user-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/chromium.html

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Get mint 20 cinnamon here:
https://www.linuxmint.com/

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Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 1:41pm

HAPPY 4th of July everyone! In this year's super-deranged episode, we present to you: THE BIG PLAYS OF THE STEAM SUMMER SALE! ***BIG*** games, real cheap, the kind that help you forget the impending doom of plague and the unremitting darkness of a traitor occupying the presidency! Have a happy, safe, depressing 4th of July!

Vid of the Week: WE HAPPY FEW
"Well, I made a big mistake..."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGRHLmBNO_w

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Metro Exodus (-55%, $17.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/412020/Metro_Exodus/
--Wolfenstein: The New Order (-70%, $5.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/201810/Wolfenstein_The_New_Order/
--Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (-70%, $11.99, through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/612880/Wolfenstein_II_The_New_Colossus/
--Mad Max (-75%, $4.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/234140/Mad_Max/
--Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (-70%, $5.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/287700/METAL_GEAR_SOLID_V_THE_PHANTOM...
--mark of the ninja remastered (-55% $8.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/214560/Mark_of_the_Ninja/
--Dead Cells (-40%, $14.99, through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/588650/Dead_Cells/
--Void Bastards (-40% $17.99 through July 9thb)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/857980/Void_Bastards/
--We Happy Few (-80, $11.99, through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/320240/We_Happy_Few/
--Titanfall 2 9-67% $9.89 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1237970/Titanfall_2/
--Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order: (-50% $29.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1172380/STAR_WARS_Jedi_Fallen_Order/
--Buy Battlefield™ V Year 2 Edition 9-50% $24.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1238810/Battlefield_V/

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Monday, June 29, 2020 - 12:14am

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-296-star-wars-jedi-fallen-or...

THIS WEEK: Amidst steam summer sale, we talk about 2 great EA/Origin Thin client performance fixes, and then baste you with a blast of some cursory deals we've found. Finally, we finish you off with our full review of "Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order."

perms fix:
*NOTE: change the number in brackets to correspond to the origin game you want to patch, and make sure the install path for steam is the same as yours:
steampath=~/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/
originpath=/[APPID]/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/Application\ Data

Feral's gamemode:
https://github.com/FeralInteractive/gamemode
if you have problems following the instructions there (mint 19.3), use this PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samoilov-lex/gamemode
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gamemode
then add "gamemoderun %command%" to the launch properties of the game in steam.
*BE SURE TO CHECK IN GAME OPTIONS for GPU/CPU metering and disable them.

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--Titanfall 2 9-67% $9.89 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1237970/Titanfall_2/
--Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order: (-50% $29.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1172380/STAR_WARS_Jedi_Fallen_Order/
--Mirror's Edge: Catalyst (-50% $9.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1233570/Mirrors_Edge_Catalyst/
--Injustice 2 Legendary Edition (-70% $17.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/627270/Injustice_2/
--Buy Battlefield™ V Year 2 Edition 9-50% $24.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1238810/Battlefield_V/
--furious angels (-60% $1.99 through july 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/551450/Furious_Angels/
--sonic generations collection ($1.00 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/71340/Sonic_Generations_Collection/
--mark of the ninja remastered (-55% $8.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/214560/Mark_of_the_Ninja/

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Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 1:31am

This week, we cover the ins and outs of how to get three of the best of the newly Steam-proton enabled EA titles to work on your Linux box. Simple, easy to follow. "Titanfall 2," "Mirror's Edge: Catalyst," and "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" chief among them. ALL THIS AND MOAR!

gamemode:
https://github.com/FeralInteractive/gamemode
if you have problems following the instructions there (mint 19.3), use this PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samoilov-lex/gamemode
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gamemode
then add "gamemoderun %command%" to the launch properties of the game in steam.
*BE SURE TO CHECK IN GAME OPTIONS for GPU/CPU metering and disable them.

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--Titanfall 2 9-67% $9.89 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1237970/Titanfall_2/
--Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order: (-50% $29.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1172380/STAR_WARS_Jedi_Fallen_Order/
--Mirror's Edge: Catalyst (-50% $9.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1233570/Mirrors_Edge_Catalyst/

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Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 9:10am

This week: we welcome our new alien EA overlords, and wish them well: now tht originthin client installs games like "Mirror's Edge: Catalyst," "Battlefield V," "Need for Speed: Heat" and many others, we take a moment to reflect on what an enormous sea change this is for the future of Linux gaming. Also: "SATISFACTORY," "JOURNEY," dxvk and MOAR!

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Journey (-25% $11.24 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/638230/Journey/
--Satisfactory (-10% $26.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/526870/Satisfactory/
--Mirror's Edge: Catalyst (-50% $9.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1233570/Mirrors_Edge_Catalyst/
--Battlefield V (-50% $24.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1238810/Battlefield_V/

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Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 5:54pm

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-293-when-stores-collide

This D-Day, we mark the invasion entirely different from the Allies invasion of occupied France: EA has (seemingly) invaded the Steam store, offering delicious discounts on long-lusted-after titles... but do they run on Linux? Find out!

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--West of Dead Beta (free)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1270990/West_of_Dead_Beta/
--KARDS - The WWII Card Game (Free, in game deck purchases)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/544810/KARDS__The_WWII_Card_Game/

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