Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 4:31pm

As the US tears itself apart with looting, riots, authoritarian backlash, racial and class inequality, all in the midst of the worst pandemic humanity has seen in a hundred years, we talk serious LIBERACION! With our full review of the wonderful and explodey "Just Cause 3." We also give some free game love, and talk some submarines (one ping only)... all this and MOAR!

VID OF THE WEEK: Deckbuilding a rush deck from scratch in KARDS (with surprising results)
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/628161866

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Just Cause 3 ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/225540/Just_Cause_3/
--COVID: The Outbreak (-10% $12.59 through June 5th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1287000/COVID_The_Outbreak/
--Silent Hunter III ($9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/15210/Silent_Hunter_III/
--World of Warships (Free to play)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/552990/World_of_Warships/
--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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Friday, May 22, 2020 - 8:48pm

This week, we welcome "Just Cause 3" to the list of games that run via proton (fina-fucking-lee), then talk about the joys and heartbreaks of managing a human-run space mission in the role of HAL 9000 in "OBSERVATION." Finally, we round it all out with our review of the (free) CCG WWII fast paced VS. multi strategy of "KARDS: The WWII Card Game." Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Stay safe, stay sane, stay alive.

VID OF THE WEEK: Deckbuilding a rush deck from scratch in KARDS (with surprising results)
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/628161866

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--KARDS - The WWII Card Game (Free, in game deck purchases)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/544810/KARDS__The_WWII_Card_Game/
--Observation (-50% $12.49 through May 28th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/906100/Observation/
--Just Cause 3 (-85% $2.99 through May 27th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/225540/Just_Cause_3/
--AFTERBURN (-40% $5.99 through May 24)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/608120/AFTERBURN/

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Friday, May 15, 2020 - 6:47pm

This week, we bring you 2 things that (if you are single during this time of plague) are in desperately short supply: baseball (Super Mega Baseball 3) and CHEAP PORN. You know you want it. You know you need it. Ivor Molina rounds out the show.

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Super Mega Baseball 3 ($44.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/988910/Super_Mega_Baseball_3/
--Jet Lancer ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/913060/Jet_Lancer/
--Hyperspace Dogfights ($9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/842170/Hyperspace_Dogfights/
--Street Fighter V ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/310950/Street_Fighter_V/
--LEWDAPOCALYPSE (PORN $0.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1271710/LEWDAPOCALYPSE_Penesis_Evil/
--Aster (PORN $2.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1070940/Aster/

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Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 1:43pm

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/289-big-fight

This week: the best fighting games available for GNU/Linux we all know and love so well. They are a great value, and can help to make up for some of the social isolation space madness.

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!!! ($29.99, but cheaper keys available)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/370460/Arcana_Heart_3_LOVE_MAX/
--Street Fighter V ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/310950/Street_Fighter_V/
--Mortal Kombat X ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/307780/Mortal_Kombat_X/
--SoulCalibur VI ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/544750/SOULCALIBUR_VI/
--Tekken 7 ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/389730/TEKKEN_7/
--Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/357190/ULTIMATE_MARVEL_VS_CAPCOM_3/
--Guilty Gear Xrd - Revelator ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/520440/GUILTY_GEAR_Xrd_REVELATOR/
--XCOM: Chimera Squad (-50% $9.99 through May 1)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/882100/XCOM_Chimera_Squad/
--Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
https://store.steampowered.com/app/6030/STAR_WARS_Jedi_Knight_II__Jedi_O...

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Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 4:53am

This week, we get HL:Alyx to run (and are disappointed), talk a little about the mindless beat-em-up 4-player blah that is "Streets of Rage 4," and hit you with our full review of "XCOM: Chimera Squad."

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Video of the Week: KARDS overview:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/602175027
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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--XCOM: Chimera Squad (-50% $9.99 through May 1)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/882100/XCOM_Chimera_Squad/
--Chaos (Free
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1230410/Chaos/)
--Streets of Rage 4 ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/985890/Streets_of_Rage_4/
--Half Life: Alyx ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/546560/HalfLife_Alyx/

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Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 6:03am

This week, following a lengthy COVID-19 rant, we bring you the best in Linux based gaming. We talk about the new, more-action-oriented tactical dynamics of "XCOM: Chimera Squad," extoll the virtues of the glorious "Dead Cells" "Bad Seed" DLC, play some "KARDS," and then polish it all off with a spoiler free (but fullsome) review of the magnificent opus of overwhelming visual beauty and superlative sidescrolling platformer-adventure that is "Ori and the Will of the Wisps." ALL THIS AND MOAR!

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Video of the Week: KARDS overview:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/602175027
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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Ori and the Will of the Wisps ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1057090/Ori_and_the_Will_of_the_Wisps/
--XCOM: Chimera Squad (-50% $9.99 through May 1)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/882100/XCOM_Chimera_Squad/
--Kards (free, with in game purchases)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/544810/KARDS__The_WWII_Card_Game/
--Dead Cells + Bad Seed Bundle ($26.98)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/588650/Dead_Cells/
--Fallout 76 ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1151340/Fallout_76/

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Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 4:35pm

In these, our time of The Orange Plague, we escape our quarantines to explore the post-apocolyptic wasteland multiplayer survival sandbox of "Fallout 76," now finally available on Linux. We also share our first impressions of our new Honeycomb Alpha Flight Yoke and its mounting solution, and then hit you with 8 fantastic must-grab deals from this weekend's Devolver Digital Sale. All this and MOAR!

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Fallout 76 ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1151340/Fallout_76/
--Heave Ho (-50%, $4.99 through April 20th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/905340/Heave_Ho/
--Broforce (-75%, $3.74 through April 20th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/274190/Broforce/
--My Friend Pedro (-40% $11.99 through April 20th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/557340/My_Friend_Pedro/
--Not A Hero (-75% $3.24 through April 20th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/274270/NOT_A_HERO/
--Shadow Warrior 2 (-75% $9.99 through April 20th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/324800/Shadow_Warrior_2/
--Ruiner (-75% $4.99 through April 20th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/464060/RUINER/
--Gorn (-50%, $9.99 through April 20th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/578620/GORN/
--Talos Principle VR (-85%, $5.99 through April 20th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/552440/The_Talos_Principle_VR/
--Soldat (FREE)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/638490/Soldat/

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Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 8:52am

THIS WEEK: As we struggle through the space madness of quarantine (ideally, ALONE), we bring you this insane melange of news, reviews, technical specifications, breakthroughs, and wicked pisser awesome games. BUT, most importantly, we talk about how to use streamdeck_ui to map and configure your El Gato Stream Deck for use as a soundboard and general purpose control surface. All this, plus some VR news, and even a FREE GAME!
-_-_+RIP John Prine+_-_-

Streamdeck UI:
https://timothycrosley.github.io/streamdeck-ui/

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VID OF THE WEEK:
Using the El Gato Stream Deck to Trigger Samples Mic Check in Doom Eternal:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/589211347

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--El Gato Stream Deck 15 Button Multipurpose Programmable Control Interface ($129.99)
https://www.amazon.com/Elgato-Stream-Deck-Controller-customizable/dp/B06...
--West of Dead Beta Demo (FREE)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1270990/West_of_Dead_Beta/
--Half Life: ALYX ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/546560/HalfLife_Alyx/
--Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (-20% $39.99 through April 13th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/261550/Mount__Blade_II_Bannerlord/
--Doom Eternal (STADIA: $59.99)
https://stadia.google.com/store/details/632522c846a041ce801e47b96ba2e265...
--Soldat (FREE)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/638490/Soldat/

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Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 10:53pm

This week: DOOM ETERNAL: is it all that it's hyped up to be? WE answer. BY RIP. AND TEAR. Also: Resident Evil 3, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, Wolcen gets fixed, and a FREE multiplayer good for at least 300+ hours. ALL THIS AND MOAR! Covid-Quarantine-Yourself-Into Gaming BLISS!

Resident Evil 3 Proton DB report:
https://www.protondb.com/app/952060

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VID OF THE WEEK:
DOOM ETERNAL: Fun Highlight Reel of Play Mechanics and Mid-Level Geography
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/583787935

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Doom Eternal (STADIA: $59.99)
https://stadia.google.com/store/details/632522c846a041ce801e47b96ba2e265...
--Soldat (FREE)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/638490/Soldat/
--Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/424370/Wolcen_Lords_of_Mayhem/
--Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (-20% $39.99 through April 13th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/261550/Mount__Blade_II_Bannerlord/
--Resident Evil 3 ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/952060/RESIDENT_EVIL_3/

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Friday, March 27, 2020 - 5:42pm

We bring you a themed episode this week, offering some of our picks for escaping covid-lockdown-induced psychosis. We included something for everyone, from JRPG to skating to space and everything in between. We cap it off with ultimate escapism in the awesome "Ge3nesis Alpha One." Tune in, turn off, wax on, whack off and escape lockdown madness!

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VIDS OF THE WEEK:
Genesis Alpha One Deluxe Edition Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln6K0zh0XQc
Genesis Alpha One General Gameplay from Livestream:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/577087534

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Genesis Alpha One Deluxe Edition ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/712190/Genesis_Alpha_One_Deluxe_Edition/
--Session ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/861650/Session_Skateboarding_Sim_Game/
--Battle Chasers: Nightwar ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/451020/Battle_Chasers_Nightwar/
--Nova Drift (-33% $10.04 through April 8th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/858210/Nova_Drift/
--Heave Ho ($9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/905340/Heave_Ho/
--Divinity Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition (-30% $22.49 through March 30th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/435150/Divinity_Original_Sin_2__Defin...

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