Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 7:27am

It's been 50 years this weekend since human beings first landed on the moon. Spoiler alert: we even managed to return. And alive, even. So this week, we feature 2 first impressions of wildly popular titles: "Graveyard Keeper," and the magnificent "Super Mega Baseball 2." GOOOOO SCIENCE!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Graveyard Keeper ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/599140/Graveyard_Keeper/
--Super Mega Baseball 2 ($29.99-$37.31)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/414870/Super_Mega_Baseball_2/
--Devader (free demo)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/706850/Devader/
--PowerA Enchanced Wired Controller for XBONE ($20)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DJ6D4ZY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_...

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Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 9:18am

Retroarch announces that it is coming to Steam this week, and we explain some of the implications of this (and why you should probably care/be really excited for the 30th). "Elder Scrolls Online" finally comes to Linux - and yes, it is actually super cool. And finally: we review the excellent ballet of blood, bullets, madness, and bananas that is the kinetic and brilliant "My Friend Pedro." All this and more!

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Friday, July 5, 2019 - 4:22am

his 4th of July Weekend, we bring the horror: YouTube banning hacker videos, and Mordhau shitting its pants against the racist collective that has taken root within its community (and their total refusal to deal with it). Happy Fourth of July everyone!
Youtube sucking ass with anti-hacking "policy:"
https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/3/20681586/youtube-ban-instructional-hac...
kotaku: mordhau creators tryiong to "walk past" racial animus:
https://kotaku.com/mordhau-developers-address-controversy-saying-they-wo...

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--My Friend Pedro (-15% $16.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/557340/My_Friend_Pedro/
--Mortal Combat XL (-70%, $8.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/sub/128345/
--Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (-10% through June 28th, $35.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/692850/Bloodstained_Ritual_of_the_Night/
--Duskers (-50% $9.99 through july 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/254320/Duskers/

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Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 2:55am

BLGP EP 244: Retroarch, Ubuntu At War, Summer Sale 19'

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-244-retroarch-ubuntu-at-war-...

This week, we discuss the uproar over Canonical's woefully insane threat to abandon 32 bit libs for Ubuntu, Valve's reaction, and the current state of play. Then we talk about BlasterPR's UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME retroarch tutorial: one emulator to rule them all, and running inside your normal Steam client for a front-end. All this, the Steam Summer Sale, and much more!
BlasterPR's AWESOME Retroarch tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88rePZKWLXs&feature=youtu.be

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--My Friend Pedro (-15% $16.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/557340/My_Friend_Pedro/
--Mortal Combat XL (-70%, $8.99 through July 9th)
https://store.steampowered.com/sub/128345/
--Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (-10% through June 28th, $35.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/692850/Bloodstained_Ritual_of_the_Night/
--Nova Drift (-10%, through June 24, $13.49)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/858210/Nova_Drift/

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Friday, June 21, 2019 - 8:30pm

"Bloodstained:ROTN" shares center stage this week, along with our own experience this week getting spoofed, harassed, and hacked by racist twitch dickwads in Mordhau. 

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Friday, June 14, 2019 - 11:23am

This week: we mourn the absorption of beloved website and trove of perfect gifts, Thinkgeek into the Gamestop empire of irrelevant mediocrity (so jump on their site before July for their end of site liquidation sale). Then we talk about "Liftoff" and the super exciting world of FPV high speed drone racing and how it just might be the perfect choice for the "drone-curious." All this, plus 2 deals, including show favorite "Distance," which is half off through tomorrow, AND MOAR!

FPV Drone Racing (this is what it is; jump to 3:49 for just the insane racing):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H39rt85QZ6Y

The Ted Quad Talk:
https://www.ted.com/talks/raffaello_d_andrea_the_astounding_athletic_pow...

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Liftoff ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/410340/Liftoff_FPV_Drone_Racing/
--Distance (-50% through June 15th, $12.49)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/233610/Distance/
--Hunt Showdown (Free to play weekend)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/594650/Hunt_Showdown/

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 6:53pm

IS THIS THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT?
We are back this week, hot and heavy, doing a deep drill down into the implications of Google's announcement of their Stadia streaming service (powered by FOSS software, btw). We discuss the potential epoch-shattering changes that this might portend within the game industry at large in years to come. ALSO: "Kingdome Come: Deliverance" dll fix for proton, the return of ROBOFISH in "Fuedal Alloy," and beloved hack and slasher, "Mordhau" hits 1 million units sold and 7th update. All this and MOAR!

-Google Stadia news story cited in this episode:
Sheer infrastructure scope, scale and some details from the Verge:
https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/19/18272809/google-stadia-specs-amd-tera...

-Confusion regarding licensing and licensure marketplace for end-user:
https://www.cnet.com/news/google-stadia-to-offer-free-game-streaming-whe...

-BBC's piece re: Google's track record of aquiring rising star webservices/companies/startups, only to capriciously abandon them. ALSO INCLUDES short transcript of great interview with Google VP Phil Harrison on Stadia and Google's level of comittment to the project. (fascinating read, good and short interview):
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-48525703


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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Fuedal Alloy ($16.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/699670/Feudal_Alloy/
--Google Stadia ($129 pre order)
https://store.google.com/product/stadia_founders_edition

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Friday, May 31, 2019 - 8:52am

This week, we walk you through our first 12 hours in the latest installment of the "TOTAL WAR" series of epic historical combat demi-RTS games, "THREE KINGDOMS," the first of the series set in China. And much moar!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Total War: Three Kingdoms ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/779340/Total_War_THREE_KINGDOMS/
--Nova Drift ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/858210/Nova_Drift/
--Fury Unleashed ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/465200/Fury_Unleashed/
--Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden ($34.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/760060/Mutant_Year_Zero_Road_to_Eden/
--The End Is Night ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/583470/The_End_Is_Nigh/
--Skater XL ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/962730/Skater_XL/

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Friday, May 24, 2019 - 6:27am

This week, we talk about the newly released "Gladiabots" (a robot-arena with easy-to implement AI routines), then talk a little "Total War: Three Kingdoms," and review the smash indie hit, "Forager." All this, plus a new installment of the BLGP Column, outlining the ProtonDB.com reports we've made this week.

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Total War: Three Kingdoms ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/779340/Total_War_THREE_KINGDOMS/
--Forager ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/751780/Forager/
--Gladiabots (-20% through May 29th @ $11.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/871930/Gladiabots/
--Rage 2 ($59.99-$79.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/548570/RAGE_2/

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Friday, May 17, 2019 - 8:29pm

This week we assault you with all the news: new Proton 4.2 beta drops, offering significant improvements and changes, we get new icons (from https://twitter.com/BachelorSoft), talk some Mordhau, Bethesda drops Denuvo, oh, and we also review the post-apocolyptic car combat insane murder festival that is the newly-released "Rage 2." All this and MOAR!

Episode 209: Our Anniversary Proton/Denuvo talk:
https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-209-4-year-anniversary-celeb...

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Rage 2 ($59.99-$79.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/548570/RAGE_2/
--Forager ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/751780/Forager/
--Sunset Overdrive ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/847370/Sunset_Overdrive/
--Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/414340/Hellblade_Senuas_Sacrifice/
--Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (-75% off through May 20th @ $9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/501590/Bulletstorm_Full_Clip_Edition/

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