Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

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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--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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www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
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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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www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
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-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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Friday, August 23, 2019 - 6:28am

This week, we talk some Valve Index and VR news, then disclose our frustrations with Twitch's ever-diminishing list of available tags for livestreams (amongst other recent debacles with the streaming service), and then give our full review of (the very enjoyable) "Wolfenstein: Youngblood." All this and MOAR!

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Vids of this week:
--Pavlov Vr (Highleet Reel Number 2):
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/467920510
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www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
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-Boldilocker's Livestream:
https://dlive.tv/boldilocks
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Wolfenstein: Youngblood ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1056960/Wolfenstein_Youngblood/
--Edge of Eternity ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/269190/Edge_Of_Eternity/
--No Man's Sky (-50% $29.99 through August 21)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/275850/No_Mans_Sky/

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Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 6:13pm

In honor of Hello Games' HUMONGOUS update to "No Man's Sky" this week with their "Beyond" content (introducing VR, better multiplayer, new tech trees, and 2 years worth of other stuff), we take a moment to marvel at the irony that, once again, they've managed to COMPLETELY fuck up another crucial, MAJOR release of this otherwise fantastic game. We give you the low down (and counsel patience). Also: Ion Maiden is now "Ion Fury," and is out of Early Access!

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Vids of this week:
--Pavlov Vr (Highleet Reel Number 2):
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/467920510
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www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
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-Boldilocker's Livestream:
https://dlive.tv/boldilocks
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--No Man's Sky (-50% $29.99 through August 21)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/275850/No_Mans_Sky/
--Ion Fury ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/562860/Ion_Fury/

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Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 5:52pm

Our 250th Episode begins on a solemn note as we recognize the tragic shootings here in America last week (and the role games DIDN'T play in them), but then we are full bore Anniversary Episode Spectacular, talking about 4 of the best games for VR on the Valve Index ("Pavlov VR," "VRCHAT, and "Moss" chief among them), emphasizing why the Index's "knuckles" controllers are so awesome. Many thanks to all our listeners! TEN YEARS MAN! TEN YEARS!

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Vids of this week:
--Pavlov Vr:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/464691228
--Superhot VR Highlight Reel 2:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/464485541
--Moss VR (an incomprehensible video)
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/465612108
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-Boldilocker's Livestream:
https://dlive.tv/boldilocks
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Ark Genesis Season Pass ($34.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1113410/ARK_Genesis_Season_Pass/
--Kindergarten 2 ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1067850/Kindergarten_2/
--Wolfenstein: Youngblood ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1056960/Wolfenstein_Youngblood/
--valve index ($999)
https://store.steampowered.com/sub/354231/
--Pavlov VR ($9.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/555160/Pavlov_VR/
--VR Chat (free)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/438100/VRChat/
--Superhot VR ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/617830/SUPERHOT_VR/
--Moss ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/846470/Moss/

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Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 2:15pm

OUR VALVE INDEX arrived, and we spend this week's episode discussing the major differences between this (first-class) VR experience against our old HTC Vive. Plus!: Many congrats to Gappenstance, winner of 33 steam keys, and our profound thanks to everyone who participated in last week's 60 Game Giveaway. AND MUCH MOAR!
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Vids of this week:
--Vox Machinae VR: From tutorial to multiplayer
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/461679959
--The Valve Index Passthrough Video:
https://www.reddit.com/r/ValveIndex/comments/c7qbzg/this_is_what_the_val...
--Nova Drift: Beating Lvl 100 Boss:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/461815072
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--valve index ($999)
https://store.steampowered.com/sub/354231/
--Vox Machinae ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/334540/Vox_Machinae/
--Sairento VR ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/555880/Sairento_VR/
--Wolfenstein: Youngblood ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1056960/Wolfenstein_Youngblood/

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Friday, July 26, 2019 - 7:04am

https://soundcloud.com/fingersflynn/blgp-ep-248-wolfenstein-youngblood-v...

Valve says they are shipping the Valve Index, their new VR platform, within one week of ordering... so to see if this is real, we bought one. The new, co-op multiplayer focused installment of the Wolfenstein reboots dropped yesterday, and yes: it runs great via Proton. Oh... and we are giving away 60 free games this week. Join our discord server and PM me, skookiesprite, with any 2 titles you want (now through Monday, after which there will be no limit to the number you can claim). The list is below. And finally, many thanks to all of our viewers on the Twitch stream, where we finally made Affiliate. ALL THIS AND MOAR!

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www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite
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https://dlive.tv/boldilocks
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---Games Mentioned This Week (Proton):---
--Graveyard Keeper ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/599140/Graveyard_Keeper/
--valve index ($999)
https://store.steampowered.com/sub/354231/
--Wolfenstein: Youngblood ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1056960/Wolfenstein_Youngblood/

--Giveaway List:
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Moonlighter
Road Redemption
911 Operator
Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus
Duskers
COD: Black Ops 4
Assassin's Creed Origins
God Eater 2: Rage Burst
Tekken 7
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
Absolver
Dandara
Minit
Mutant Year Zero: The Road To Eden
Northgard
Steel Rats
Tannenberg
Cultist Simulator
Slipstream
Bleed 2
Full Metal Furies
Sniper Elite 3
Tom Clancy's The Division
Yakuza 0
>Observer_
Just Cause 3 XXL Edition
Regions of Ruin
Sundered
Wizard of Legend
Dirt 4
Pinstripe
Project Highrise
Immortal Redneck
MGSV: The Definitive Experience Deluxe
NueroVoider
Seven: The Days Long Gone
7 Days to Die
American Truck Simulator
Gremlins Inc
Hidden Folks
Old Man's Journey
We Were Here Too
Zombie Night Terror
The Escapists 2
Kona
The Surge (? might not work)
Forts
Hearts of Iron IV
Interplanetary Enhanced Edition
Serial Cleaner
Portal Knights
Cook Serve Delicious 2
Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth
Crazy Machines 3
Dead Rising 4
Kerbal Space Program
Running With Rifles
Outlast 2
Holy Potatoes! We're in Space?!

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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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