Best Linux Games Podcast: Episodes

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 9:09am

"Mechwarrior 5" becomes the first game to be playable in the franchise on Linux. "Days Gone" gets fixed. And my teeth fall out in front of a gorgeous woman hitting on me. All this and moar.

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Days Gone ($49.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1259420/Days_Gone/

Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/784080/MechWarrior_5_Mercenaries/

Dying Light: Enhanced Edition (-70% $17.99 through June 10th)
https://store.steampowered.com/sub/88801/

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Friday, May 21, 2021 - 10:12pm

This week, we talk about how NVIDIA's 465 drivers destroyed my computer. Also, about our blazing framerate in the new post apocolyptic-craft-action-survival sandbox, "Days Gone."

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Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 1:38am

This is our shortest episode of all time.

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--Huntdown (-20% $15.99 through may 19)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/598550/HUNTDOWN/

--Subnautica: Below Zero ($29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/848450/Subnautica_Below_Zero/

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Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 11:13pm

This week, we fight through losing out voice and the booze to bring you a hyperviolent, deals-soaked, carnage festival of blood and madness: first, through some of our picks from the Steam Devolver Digital Sale (running through May 11th), and then through the "Space Quest"-meets-"Space Madness"-meets-"Minecraft" of "Breathedge." Enjoy the madness and call yer mom! Take her to the prom. (Or your little sister). Cheers!

--The holy mf-install one-liner (for games other than "Breathedge," you'll need to adjust the app id after compatdata, along with the PROTON path if you have some unique install on youyr system; MANY THANKS go to to VSF of protondb.com):

git clone https://github.com/z0z0z/mf-install.git /tmp/mf && \
WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/738520/pfx" \
PROTON="$HOME/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Proton 6.3" \
/tmp/mf/mf-install.sh -proton

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--Breathedge ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/738520/Breathedge/

Devolver sale Through May 11th
--Carrion (-35% $12.99, through May 11th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/953490/CARRION/

--Observation (-60%, $9.99, through May 11th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/906100/Observation/

--Ruiner (-80% $3.99, through May 11th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/464060/RUINER/

--My Friend Pedro (-50%, $9.99, through May 11th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/557340/My_Friend_Pedro/

--NOT A HERO (-80% $3.99, through May 11th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/274270/NOT_A_HERO/

--Shadow Warrior 2 (-80% $7.99, through May 11th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/324800/Shadow_Warrior_2/

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Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 7:14pm

ith a name like "Granzella," you know it's good: "R-Type Final 2" actually runs on linux (but we tell you why you should wait to buy it). We also take a moment to remember Ian Murdock, the creator of Debian, the distro on which so much of our computing experiences are based. We also talk some "Dead Or Alive 6," and tell you how to get Retroarch through STEAM for FREE! All this, plus 2 excellent Star Wars themed deals! May the 4th be with you!

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RetroArch (FREE; click the button to be added to playtest)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1118310/RetroArch/

Star Wars X Wing Series Bundle (-74%, $7.86, through May 6th)
https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/6450/STAR_WARS_XWing_Series/

Star Wars Battlefront II (-70% $11.99, through May 6th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1237950/STAR_WARS_Battlefront_II/

R-Type Final 2 ($39.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1442820/RType_Final_2/

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Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 8:13pm

This week, we talk about the new "Mortal Kombat" movie, "Valheim" (silver and golems, along with our report of our Plains desperation adventure), what happened last week, and 2 games we'd wish would still run after sudden changes beyond our control ("Battlefield 1: Revolution"). All capped off with tig ole bitties (MAXIMAL MAMMARY ACTIONZ) and MUCH MOAR!

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-Battlefield 1 Revolution (-70% $11.99 through April 26th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1238840/Battlefield_1/

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Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 11:58am

This is an encore presentation due to illness. In spite of that, and the poor audio quality, let's roll back 2016, to our 100th episode, when we all were served a reminder of what Linux gaming had been like for the entirety of skookie's lifetime before the advent of Steam. Original shownotes below. Enjoy.

best linux games podcast, this week we feature the very latest on the controversial tsunami surrounding the two best games available for the operating system... that's right: "Tux Racer," and the visuall,y stunning state-of-the-art VR-Enabled MMORPG, "Nethack." We also take a moment to thank all of our friends and listeners, take a moment to fire crack Engineer Ivor Molina live on the air and mid-broadcast, and - by the time all the dust settled from our coverage of these, the only two games available for the GNU/Linux general computing platform, and the only two titles released in the last twenty years that can make that claim - we somehow manage to squeeze in a little news item about some stupid gimmicky rip-off called "Steam" and take a good, healthy thirty seconds to laugh at its expense as it is certaintly doomed to complete failure and will never ever bring anything good to this, our beloved house that Torvalds, Stallman, Aho, Kernighan, and Wein-guy built. ALL THIS AND MUCH MORE! Happy One Hundredth Episode!
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Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 7:39pm

We preempt the entirety of this week's show to update you on covid, how it relates to "Plague INc," and "Plague Inc: The Cure," and discuss the terrifying ramifications of failing to crush the pandemic in this bleak, depressing episode. Get a shot. Wear a mask. ALL ONE OR ALL NONE.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: World Health Org and Plague Inc. Devs discuss "The Cure"
https://youtu.be/MTuGH7CNm-k

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Plague Inc ($14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/246620/Plague_Inc_Evolved/

Zeon 25 (-87% $0.51 through April 12th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/882620/Zeon_25/

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Saturday, April 3, 2021 - 7:11pm

This week, we bring you the sad news that EAC has (once again) claimed the soul of another eagerly-anticipated game ("Outriders"), borking it for Linux users. And yet, we rejoice!: "Cyberpunk 2077" has finally been patched, fixing (from what we can tell) all of our major issues with the game on Linux. All this and 2 excellent deals ("Wasteland 3" hlf off) that will blow your mind!

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Narita Boy ($24.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1069530/Narita_Boy/

Cyberpunk 2077 ($59.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1091500/Cyberpunk_2077/

Wasteland 3 (-50%, $29.99 through April 15th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/719040/Wasteland_3/

Valheim ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/892970/Valheim/

Aircraft Carrier Survival: Prologue (free)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1493800/Aircraft_Carrier_Survival_Pro...

Steel Rats (Free through April 4th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/619700/Steel_Rats/

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Friday, March 26, 2021 - 8:20pm

As our Valheim obsession escalates to full-on "blossoming" proportions of insanity, we take this week to alert you to the Steam Remote-Play-Together-Sale (including the LUDICROUSLY-INSANE scrolling-shooter, "Crimzon Clover World Ignition"), the buggy-but-rad "UBOAT," and spend way too much time talking about "Subverse," a game we haven't been able to run on Linux, but will die trying (for its promise of super hardcore hentai action). All this and more.

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VIDS OF THE WEEK:
Crimzon Clover World Ignition Gameplay:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/964666096
Valheim: Unbelievably Pointless Boring Journey to Nowhere: THE BOAT TIMES
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/964667560

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Heave Ho (-50% $4.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/905340/Heave_Ho/

Crimzon Clover: World Ignition (-75% $2.49 through March 29th)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/285440/Crimzon_Clover_WORLD_IGNITION/

Mana Spark (-75% $2.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/630720/Mana_Spark/

Darksiders Genesis (-50% $14.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/710920/Darksiders_Genesis/

Valheim ($19.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/892970/Valheim/

Subverse (NOT YET FULLY WORKING ON LINUX, $29.99)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1034140/Subverse/

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