Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 3:19pm

NEW THIS WEEK: We take a balls-deep dive into the gloriously wretched and dissolute post-apocolyptic first-person-survival/horror shooter, "Metro Exodus" with our first impressions. SPOILER FREE! We also talk some Proton "5.0" (quotes intentional), OBS audio weirdness, some abandoned personal game dev projects, and much more! WATCH THE FIRST SEVEN MINUTES OF THE VIDEO LINKED BELOW OR PREPARE TO BE PUNISHED!

VIDS OF THE WEEK:
Metro Exodus: best intro sequence to a game ever? Watch first 7 minutes:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/554297025
Goonswarmed by mutants and meeting the engineer:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/555253188

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Metro Exodus ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/412020/Metro_Exodus/
--Conglomerate 451 (-15% $16.99 through Feb. 27th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1022710/Conglomerate_451/
--Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/424370/Wolcen_Lords_of_Mayhem/

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Friday, February 14, 2020 - 4:18pm

After l;ast week's over-long slaughterfest, we return, tight, lean and mean with our full-bore first impressions of the amazingly gorgeous giant mech game, "Daemon X Machina." We also squeeze in enough airtime to give you some of our best picks from the Capcom Sale running now through the 17th. MuCH LOVE ON VDAY!


VID OF THE WEEK:
Daemon X Machina: Fun combat and story highlight reel (spoiler free):

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/552083492

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


--Daemon X Machina ($53.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1167450/DAEMON_X_MACHINA/
-Resident Evil 2 (-67% $19.79 through Feb 17th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/883710/RESIDENT_EVIL_2__BIOHAZARD_RE2/
--Strider ($4.99, through feb 17th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/235210/STRIDER/
--Okami HD (-50% $9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/587620/OKAMI_HD/
--The Disney Afternoon Collection (-75% $4.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/525040/The_Disney_Afternoon_Collection/
--Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 (-70% $7.49)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/357190/ULTIMATE_MARVEL_VS_CAPCOM_3/
--Ori and the Blind Forest HD ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/387290/Ori_and_the_Blind_Forest_Defin...
--Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/424370/Wolcen_Lords_of_Mayhem/

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Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 7:07pm

We stagger through the pain of our broken toes to deliver this over-long but action-packed mega episode: the supremely excellent Far Cry 5 reviewed, TemTem, AO Tennis 2, new secret Discord features and functionality, all this AND STRIDER NOW WORKS! PLUS MOAR MAXIMUM JUSTICE FISHING EXPLAINED!

VID OF THE WEEK:
Justice Fishing in Far Cry 5:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/549673889
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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Far Cry 5 ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/552520/Far_Cry_5/
--AO Tennis 2 ($49.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1072500/AO_Tennis_2/
--TemTem ($34.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/745920/Temtem/
--Void Destroyer 2 (-25% $14.99 through February 13th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/369530/Void_Destroyer_2/
--Strider ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/235210/STRIDER/

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Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 10:45am

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/275-far-cry-5-max-payne-3-terminator...

In spite of the horrifying developments for the fate of international democracy, we bravely soldier on, bringing you an immense week of news for gaming on Linux: Far Cry 5, Max Payne 3 (on super sale), the Poke-like mmorpg TemTem, and our full review of the wonderful post-apoc-prep-school that is "Terminator: Resistance." All this and MUCH MOAR!
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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Terminator: Resistance ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/954740/Terminator_Resistance/
--Max Payne 3 (-65%, $6.99 through feb. 6th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/204100/Max_Payne_3/
--Far Cry 5 ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/552520/Far_Cry_5/
--Plague Inc. Evolved ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/246620/Plague_Inc_Evolved/
--Snakeybus (-75%, $2.49 thru Jan 27th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1012560/Snakeybus/

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Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 5:05am


https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-274-slippery-jim-digriz-ride...

In this week's heart-stopping episode, we explain why Slippery Jim DiGriz (a benighted and much beloved figure from our childhood) RIDES AGAIN! Along with: a few of the choicest picks from Steam's Lunar New Year Sale ("Snakeybus," "Void Bastards," and others among them), and much moar!


Vids of this week:

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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Void Bastards (-33%, $20.09 thru Jan 27th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/857980/Void_Bastards/
--Snakeybus (-75%, $2.49 thru Jan 28th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1012560/Snakeybus/
--GoNNER (-65%, $3.49)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/437570/GoNNER/
--Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 (-70%, $7.49)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/357190/ULTIMATE_MARVEL_VS_CAPCOM_3/
--Terminator: Resistance ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/954740/Terminator_Resistance/

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Friday, January 17, 2020 - 2:29am

BLGP EP 273: Terminator: Resistance, and GTFO needs matchmaking

This week, we take you back to post-nuclear-holocaust 1992-era Southern California with our first impressions of "Terminator: Resistance," a first-person shooter/stealth/craft-em-up that will leave fans of the original films salivating with T-800 induced terror!

Vids of this week:
Terminator: Restistance Gameplay vid
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/537305709
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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Terminator: Resistance ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/954740/Terminator_Resistance/
--GTFO ($34.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/493520/GTFO/

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Friday, January 10, 2020 - 8:51pm

BLGP EP 272: Boneworks Feature, Deadly Tower of Monsters, Poem

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-272-boneworks-feature-deadly...

DICK MALFUNCTION!!! In this week's completely deranged episode, we forgo the CES bullshit and talk some serious ZFS resilvering action (many, many thanks to Immortal Super Genius Legend, Allan Jude for his timely advice), then go balls deep into: why you should not buy "REFUGE," why "Boneworks" is the best game currently available for VR, a poem about an experience with bears in "This Land Is My Land," and even make time to finally play "The Deadly Tower of Monsters." ALL THIS AND MOAR!

Vids of this week:
DEADLY TOWER OF MONSTERS!
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/534172692
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---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:---
--Boneworks ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/823500/BONEWORKS/
--The Deadly Tower of Monsters ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/353700/The_Deadly_Tower_of_Monsters/
--This Land Is My Land ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1069640/This_Land_Is_My_Land/
--GTFO ($34.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/493520/GTFO/

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Sunday, January 5, 2020 - 2:10pm

We get 2020 started with a bang with our shotgun features this week! First we hit you with our first impressions of the new, historically accurate, open world, action-focused, Indian-resistance simulator, "This Land Is My Land." Then we sucker punch you with our full review of the excellent rogue-like, living-cartoon First-Person-Shooter-meets-FTL, "Void Bastards!" Happy New Year everybody!

Vids of this week:
--This Land Is My Land - The Rise of E.B. Farnum and Regurgitaria:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/530883636
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---Steam Winter Sale Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---

--Void Bastards ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/857980/Void_Bastards/
--This Land Is My Land ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1069640/This_Land_Is_My_Land/
--GTFO ($34.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/493520/GTFO/

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Friday, December 27, 2019 - 7:22pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Many thanks to all of our listeners, old and new. This week, we declare the best games of the Year for Linux, along with the BEST GAMES OF THE DECADE. Have a happy and a healthy and be sure to pick up some of these titles before January 2nd, while they are still on sale!


Vids of this week:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGRHLmBNO_w
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
Listen to this week's show for the following lists:
The best games of the year for Linux
The best games of the DECADE for Linux
inside this week's episode!

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Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 6:45am


Merry Christmikkanikwanzamus everybody! We celebrate in this HUMONGOUS episode, by giving you the full, hands-on lowdown about how Google Stadia has already changed the world (and why you should care). Then we stuff your stockings full of updates and early access news from some of our favorite games ("Hades," "Nova Drift"). FULL coverage of the Steam Winter Sale, surprisingly useful hidden secrets in the steam client, a full-on VR feature on "BONEWORKS," and the greatest Christmas present ever: finally getting "ECHO" to work. ALL THIS AND MORE! Happy holidays everybody and thanks for listening!

Vids of this week:
--Playing Destiny 2 Via Stadia In A Web Browser On Linux:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/524319709?filter=archives&sort=time
--SYSTEM SHOCK 2020 Pre-Alpha Demo Gameplay:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/520908638
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---Steam Winter Sale Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---

--Rayman Legends (-75% $7.49)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/242550/Rayman_Legends/
--Super Mutant Alien Assault (-80% $1.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/368680/Super_Mutant_Alien_Assault/
--Fission SuperstarX (-50%, $7.49)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/793680/Fission_Superstar_X/
--Monster Hunter: World (-60%, $23.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/582010/MONSTER_HUNTER_WORLD/
--Payday 2 (-90% 0.99 through Jan 2)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/218620/PAYDAY_2/
--Team Sonic Racing (-75%, $9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/785260/Team_Sonic_Racing/
--Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- (-75% $7.49)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/520440/GUILTY_GEAR_Xrd_REVELATOR/
--ultimate marvel vs. capcom 3 (-70% $7.49)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/357190/ULTIMATE_MARVEL_VS_CAPCOM_3/
--Space Pirate Trainer (-30% $9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/418650/Space_Pirate_Trainer/

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