Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

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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--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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www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
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-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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www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
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-Boldilocker's Livestream:
https://dlive.tv/boldilocks
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-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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Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 6:37pm

We are back after retrofitting our monster machine with a new mobo, ryzen 7 processor, and other irritating upgrades, and just in time: This week: gay farming simulators, a twitch update, the war on beer, and "Dying Light" on insane sale! After all of that, we then turn our lonely eyes to our guest host, Kevin, of The Big League Boys Ball Champions, to help us out with our full review of the glorious "Super Mega Baseball 2."


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Vids of this week:
--Pavlov Vr (HEADPOPPERS!):
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/472955486
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www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
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-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):---
--Dying Light Enhanced Edition (-70% $17.99, through next 40 hours as of 2019-10-05 16:40 PST)
https://store.steampowered.com/sub/88801/
--Super MEga Baseball 2 ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/414870/Super_Mega_Baseball_2/
--The Forest ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/242760/The_Forest/
--Morningdew Farms: A Gay Farming Game ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1069390/Morningdew_Farms_A_Gay_Farmin...

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Friday, September 27, 2019 - 9:29pm

In this (sure to upset everyone everywhere) installment of BLGP, we talk some serious details about the recent ouster of FOSS pioneer (inventor of GNUutils) Richard Stallman from MIT. Is this the beginning of a new era in which being a little weird, a little old, and a little "alleged" is enough to have you and your work forever excised from common memory? Is that fair? Is it unfair? What would make it fair? These, and other (absolutely depressing and dark) reflections AND MUCH MOAR!

RMS Coverage:
Ars Technica:
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/09/richard-stallman-leaves-mit-...
Wired: "FALL OF A CLUELESS NERD" (assanine bullshit)
https://www.wired.com/story/richard-stallman-and-the-fall-of-the-clueles...
Wired: "Stallman's Exit Heralds New Era In Tech"
https://www.wired.com/story/richard-stallmans-exit-heralds-a-new-era-in-...

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Vids of this week:
--Rise of the Tomb Raider Mashup 1:
https://www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite/manager/edit/254065348
--Rise of the Tomb Raider Mashup 2:
https://www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite/manager/edit/254069199
--Pavlov Vr (HEADPOPPERS!):
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/472955486
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www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
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-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):---
--Super MEga Baseball 2 ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/414870/Super_Mega_Baseball_2/
--Sunless Skies (-30%, $17.49, through Sept 30th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/596970/SUNLESS_SKIES/

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:19pm

This week, as we struggle with our failing computer, and look forward to celebrating Joekemon's wedding, we talk some "Tomb Raider," the whole franchise of which is on MASSIVE sale now through the 26th. We also rant about "Nova Drift's" experimental alpha (oceanicBacon), which introduces much-anticipated Wild Metamorphosis gameplay mode. All this, plus Colonel Sanders, Anime Nazi dating simulators, BPR streaming on twitch, and MUCH MORE! Check out our video of the week this week, as it's... fairly priceless. Cheers!

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Vids of this week:
--Rise of the Tomb Raider Mashup 1:
https://www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite/manager/edit/254065348
--Rise of the Tomb Raider Mashup 2:
https://www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite/manager/edit/254069199
--Pavlov Vr (HEADPOPPERS!):
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/472955486
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-BE SURE TO CHECK OUT our twitch livestream at:
www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
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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):---
--Tomb Raider (-85%, $2.99 through Sept. 26th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/203160/Tomb_Raider/
--Rise of the Tomb Raider (-85%, $8.99 through September 26th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/391220/Rise_of_the_Tomb_Raider/
--Shadow of The Tomb Raider (-67%, $19.79 through Sept. 26th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/750920/Shadow_of_the_Tomb_Raider/

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Friday, September 13, 2019 - 11:26am

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-255-no-mans-sky-the-good-the...

On YET ANOTHER Friday the 13th, we talk some serious details about "No Man's Sky" post update, covering all the new tech, play mechanics, and some aspects of the game that seem tired (both with a gamepad as well as in Virtual Reality). All this, plus Greedfall, along with 3 great deals.

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Vids of this week:
--Pavlov Vr (HEADPOPPERS!):
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/472955486
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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!!!!
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Greedfall ($49.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/606880/GreedFall/
--No Man's Sky ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/275850/No_Mans_Sky/
--Vampyr (-66%, $16.99 through Sept 16th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/427290/Vampyr/
--The Surge (-75%, $7.49 through Sept. 16th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/378540/The_Surge/
--Insurgency: Sandstorm (-33%, $7.49 through Sept. 16th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/378540/The_Surge/

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Friday, September 6, 2019 - 8:17am

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-254-chucklefish-fiasco-namco...

Again, the madness of the news from this week has subsequently forced me to forgo our planned feature of "No Man's Sky: The Good, The Bad, The Tired, and The New," so we can instead focus on a completely infuriating issue for which there are no easy answers: the recent complaints against "Starbound" creator/man-behind Chucklefish running an exploitative sweatshop mill in which teenagers went unpaid for years. We then wash the taste of our collective mouths with 3 kickass deals from the Bandai/Namco Weekend Sale!

Polygon's reportage on the Chucklefish Fiasco:
https://www.polygon.com/2019/9/2/20839830/starbound-developers-chucklefi...

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Vids of this week:
--Pavlov Vr (HEADPOPPERS!):
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/472955486
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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!!!!
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--SoulCalibur VI (-60%, $20.33, through september 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/544750/SOULCALIBUR_VI/
--Tekken 7 (-50% $19.99 through Sept. 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/389730/TEKKEN_7/
--Dark Souls III (-75% $14.99 through Sept. 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/374320/DARK_SOULS_III/
--No Man's Sky ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/275850/No_Mans_Sky/

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Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 1:30am

In the wake of the unholy shitstorm of outrage, recriminations, and acrimony that's erupted around "Ion Fury" devs' refusal to remove minor game content some players have claimed to be offensive and homophobic, we weigh in with our (unexpurgated) opinion in this massive episode (bumping our planned feature on "No Man's Sky"). Plus: World of Warcraft Classic comes to Linux, Ivor finally gets killed off, and we deliver our (whimsical) picks and fave deals from Devolver Digital's Publisher Weekend Sale (running now through September 2nd). All this and MUCH MOAR!
Episode art courtesy of boundingintocomics.com

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