Linux gamers all over the world will be happy to hear that a new version
of SuperTuxKart is available. This should strike a nostalgic chord to people
who have used desktop Linux to play games during the past ten years.
Year by year, plain-old HTML 5 websites are becoming fancier, and right
now, the home entertainment world is buzzing about VR and 3D. But most
sites are missing the boat; they have no 3D content. Well, that's
about to change.
When Sony released its PlayStation 3 console in 2006, most fans were
excited by the enhanced graphics and processing power, but a
small (yet significant) group of buyers was excited about an entirely
different feature. more>>
Since the release of the Linux Steam client, Linux gamers have had a
greater range of choice. Today, more than 1,900 games are available for
download, with another 100 on their way. This compares well with OS X,
which currently sports 2,900 downloadable titles.
Although its timetable may not always be ideal, Valve has come through for
Linux users lately. Not only has it released a native Linux version
of Steam (with many native games!), it also has expanded its Linux
support as the basis for its standalone SteamBox. The first step toward
a Steam-powered console is the operating system. more>>
I'm not really much of a computer gamer. That said, I'm both ashamed and
oddly proud of the hours (probably thousands!) I spent playing Dune
back when it was cutting-edge gaming technology. There's just something
about real-time strategy games that appeals to those of us lacking the
reflexes for the more action-packed first-person shooters. more>>
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LAN parties offer the enjoyment of head to head gaming in a real-life social environment. In general, they are experiencing decline thanks to the convenience of Internet gaming, but Kenton Varda is a man who takes his LAN gaming very seriously. His LAN gaming house is a fascinating project, and best of all, Linux plays a part in making it all work. more>>
Supergamer is, as you might guess, a Linux distribution whose main focus is on gaming. It's based on a lighter distributions, features a light desktop, and is chock-full of games and demos. It began life in the Spring of 2006 and was received with great enthusiasm. more>>
The holidays are upon us and many are running around trying to get loved ones shiny boxes to open Christmas morning. Oftentimes, Linux users get a cute plush penguin or a cool book. But sometimes surprises come from the most unexpected places. more>>
The folks who brought the three-part Penumbra series to the Linux community now bring us another even more terrifying adventure. Amnesia: The Dark Descent follows Daniel as he confronts a sinister dark shadow in his quest to hunt and kill evil Alexander in order to save his own mind and life. Danger hides in every corner. more>>
My favorite PC game of all time was Interstate '76. It was really unique in its gameplay and has the best soundtrack for a game ever, featuring 70's funk, where I would pop in the cd on my computer just to play the music. more>>