Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

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)
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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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Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:36pm

GET YOUR ASS BACK TO MARS!:

We hit you with both barrels this week, unleashing the furious un-righteous hellfire from our oh-so-terrible swift boomsticks in our full review of the (fantastic) reboot of the classic "Doom" franchise. PLUS: we bring you news about "SoulCalibur VI" possibly comiong to Linux later this month, and (for those not into fighting games or FPS based hyper-glorious fragfest carnage-ival action packed slaughterfests and/or fighting games) even spare a second to mention "Quantumn Break" (along with the problems we had getting it to run).
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Doom ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/379720/DOOM/
--Crysis 2 - Maximum Edition ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/108800/Crysis_2__Maximum_Edition/
--Quantumn Break ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/474960/Quantum_Break/

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Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 10:42pm

This week, we launch a rallying cry (and campaign) to get Twitch to add "Linux" back to their list of allowable tags for livestreams (see details below). We also talk some serious wireless-gaming-headset-sound (Corsair Void Pro RGB), rant about how Audacity is suddenly trying to kill us, and then, we hit the road (before it hits us back), with our MASSIVE feature on "Wreckfest." All this, plus a great deal ("Darkwood"), and much more!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Wreckfest ($44.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/228380/Wreckfest/
--Blade Symphony ($4.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/225600/Blade_Symphony/
--Darkwood (-50% off at $7.49, thru Monday)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/274520/Darkwood/

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Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 7:55pm

This week, we bring you 9 totally rad titles that run great on Proton. We got something for everyone, from the latest releases to reboots of famous franchises all the way through to best-loved (but long forbidden) modern classics. ALL THIS, and check out the website for a new installment of THE COLUMN!
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Doom ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/379720/DOOM/

--Wolfenstein: The New Order ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/201810/Wolfenstein_The_New_Order/

--Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/612880/Wolfenstein_II_The_New_Colossus/

--SCUM (with Supporter Pack Bundle, $28.48)
https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/8325/SCUM__Supporter_Pack/

--Shadow of the Tomb Raider ($69.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/750920/Shadow_of_the_Tomb_Raider/

--Mirror's Edge ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/17410/Mirrors_Edge/

--Dragon Age: Origins ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/17450/Dragon_Age_Origins/

--Nidhogg ($9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/94400/Nidhogg/

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-FOR LIST OF CURRENTLY COMPAT WINDOWS GAMES RUNNING IN PROTON, please see this link:
tinyurl.com/ybwsueny

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Friday, September 14, 2018 - 11:29pm

This week, we present a "SWORD"-ed affair: two excellent Proton games that you totally should check out ("NieR: Automata" and "Monster Hunter: World"). Not only do both have colons in their titles, they also heavily feature badass, 3rd-person, cutting-edge, amazing, full-bore, visuals (to say nothing of the sword-based combo adventure carnage). ALSO: we announce our discord channel experiment, and MUCH MORE!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---

--NieR: Automata ($59.99)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/524220/NieRAutomata/

--Monster Hunter: World ($59.99)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/582010/MONSTER_HUNTER_WORLD/

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-FOR LIST OF CURRENTLY COMPAT WINDOWS GAMES RUNNING IN PROTON, please see this link:
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