Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

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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Friday, May 10, 2019 - 8:13pm

NEW THIS WEEK: 2 reviews: first, the deeply complex hack-and-slasher "Mordhau," then the goofy, loveable (but incredibly short) "3030 Deathwar Redux." Spoiler Alert: the title of the latter is longer than the actual game! All this, plus "Forager," and much more!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Mordhau (-10%, $26.99 through May 6th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/629760/MORDHAU/
--Forager
https://store.steampowered.com/app/751780/Forager/
--Valve Index
https://www.valvesoftware.com/en/index
--Strider (-70%, $4.49 through May 6th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/235210/STRIDER/

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Friday, May 3, 2019 - 1:51pm

This week we compare and contrast the cost/benefits of Valve's newly announced VR platform, Valve Index with the HTC Vive (our conclusion: worth a try). Then we get medieval on your brainholes with the "Chivalry"-esque decapathon that is "Mordhau," which more than lives up to its hype and expectations. 

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Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 6:40pm

We recap the amazingly fun, awesome time we had this year's 20th Anniversay Linux Fest Northwest in glorious Bellingham WA 92 hours outside Seattle, in the utterly magical Pacific Northwest). We even spare a few loose seconds to mention some Linux games, but really just a cliffs notes-sized recap of our travelogue. ALSO, we take a moment to remember one of the truly greatest heroes of our glorious Revolution, Ian Murdock (the "Ian" part of "debIAN"). Cheers to everyone (old and new) we got to meet at the fest, and hope to see YOU there this time next year!

Happy Ian Murdock Day everyone!


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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Yuppie Psycho (-10% $14.99, through May 2nd)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/597760/Yuppie_Psycho/
--3030 Deathwar Redux ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/464360/3030_Deathwar_Redux__A_Space_O...
--Zombotron ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/664830/Zombotron/
--Strider (-70%, $4.49 through April 29th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/235210/STRIDER/
--Lost Planet (-80%, $2.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/6510/Lost_Planet_Extreme_Condition/
--Strider (-70%, $4.49 through April 29th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/235210/STRIDER/

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Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:44pm


Well, the Barr-redacted long-witheld Mueller Report was released yesterday, after one of the single weirdest pieces of kabuki press-conference ever, so this week, we match my mood (bewildered, frothy anger-crazy) with a selection of excellent 2D hyper-violent games ("Guns, Guts, and Cannoli 2," "Katana Zero," etc.). In news of interest to Linuxers who have love hate relationships with the service, we talk about a fantastic new method to exfiltrate your books from their site, liberating them from their DRM chains (and vendor lock-in). And we also take a moment to highlight the excellent "Supraland," discuss our plans for next week's LinuxFest Northwest, and much more in this enormous show!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--openaudible (FOSS)
www.openaudible.org
--Supraland (free demo available, $19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/813630/Supraland/
--Guns, Gore and Cannoli 2 (-50% $6.49 through April 22nd)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/525510/Guns_Gore_and_Cannoli_2/
--God's Trigger ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/488730/Gods_Trigger/
--Katana ZERO ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/460950/Katana_ZERO/
--One Finger Death Punch 2 (-25% $5.99 through April 22nd)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/980300/One_Finger_Death_Punch_2/
--Pathway ($15.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/546430/Pathway/
--Echo ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/551770/ECHO/

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Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 6:13am

This week, we talk about rehabbing our System 76 Galago Ultrapro, why we returned our GPD Pocket 2 miniature laptop, and render our first impressions of the Indiana Jones turn-based tactical play-alike FTL-hybrid, "Pathway."

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Pathway ($15.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/546430/Pathway/
--Echo ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/551770/ECHO/

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Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 12:21am

Risk of Rain 2, Hong Kong Masacre, The Surge, Pac Man Championship Edition DX+, Sekiro, and MUCH MORE! Truly, we have something for EVERYONE this week, including some news about LFNW travel plans, and a full complement of killer deals to boot!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Risk of Rain 2 ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/632360/Risk_of_Rain_2/
--Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/814380/Sekiro_Shadows_Die_Twice/
--Dex (-80%, $3.99, through April 8th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/269650/Dex/
--UnEpic (-60%, $5.19 through April 10th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/233980/UnEpic/
--3030 Deathwar Redux - A Space Odyssey (-50%, $7.49 through April 8th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/464360/3030_Deathwar_Redux__A_Space_O...
--PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+ ($9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/236450/PACMAN_Championship_Edition_DX/

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Friday, March 29, 2019 - 6:43pm

NEW THIS WEEK: Our full review the massively popular "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice." ALSO: A new version of Proton dropped this week (4.2-1) along with the release of new Nvidia drivers (418.56) just in time for 2 major games that arrived just in time to reap the benefits of the new versions ("Outward," and the beloved show-favorite, "Risk of Rain").

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/814380/Sekiro_Shadows_Die_Twice/
--Risk of Rain 2 ($19.99, buy one get 1 free thru March 30th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/632360/Risk_of_Rain_2/
--Outward ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/794260/Outward/
--Kingdom Come: Deliverance (-50%, $29.99 thru April 1st)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/379430/Kingdom_Come_Deliverance/

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Friday, March 22, 2019 - 3:32pm

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-230-sekiro-first-impressions

This week we get our minds blown by the fully proton compatible launch-day release of "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice," the latest release from the guys who made the "Dark Souls" series of games. It is a crazy, spinning, flipping, grappling hooking, samurai/ninja stealth sword-slicing magnificently bloody Tarantino-esque opus of Tai-Sung inspired fuedal Japanese action insanity. All this and much more!

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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/814380/Sekiro_Shadows_Die_Twice/

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