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[Game Review] The Journey Down: Chapter Two

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Released on the 25th of August 2014, The Journey Down: Chapter Two is the second installment in The Journey Down video game series, a classic point and click adventure inspired by much-loved classic titles such as Grim Fandango. Described as having a "Afro-Caribbean vibe", a quick look at any of…

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Corebird, An Alternative GTK+3 Twitter Client

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If you're like me, you may not have heard much about Corebird, a native GTK+3 Twitter client. Which is a bit surprising really, as Corebird is a very nice and stable application that holds it's own with any of the other clients out there and deserves more love. There's a few Linux Twitter clients…

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B1 Free Archiver: a simple solution

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Switching to Linux requires users to abandon their usual set of favourite programs and to employ what is available. In terms of archive utilities the first and most obvious choice is the GNOME desktop environment File Roller. But does a Linux neophyte ready to get into all that stuff at once?…

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SeaMonkey - More than a Web Browser

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If you're anything like me, you may have thought or assumed that SeaMonkey was just a web browser; perhaps just a rebranded Firefox like Iceweasel. But it is in fact much more and has the name "all-in-one internet application suite" for a reason. SeaMonkey is free and open-source and is a…

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Review: Broken Age - Act 1

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A sheltered, over-protected, bored boy in space. A girl in a fairytale style land who is thrust into becoming an offering to a giant sea monster. Talking trees. Hippy lumberjacks. Broken Age has it all. And then some. Broken Age (Act 1) is a point and click adventure game officially released by…

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Review: Euro Truck Simulator 2

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If you've never been a real sim game buff or especially never played a game the likes of the Euro Truck Simulator series, you would probably snicker or roll your eyes at the idea of driving trucks from A to B, often long hauls, being "fun". But you know, I once thought the same thing! But, as you…

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Review: Salvation Prophecy

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If you love a good space romp and shooty shooty lasers you owe it to yourself to try this one. First off It's best not to play the first half hour or so and judge the game right away. Yes, it's an indie game (made by pretty much one man, no less) and the graphics and animations won't impress anyone…

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Debian 8 "Jessie" to Get GNOME 3.14

 softpedia: The Debian developers decided a while ago that they were going to adopt Xfce instead of GNOME as the default desktop

How to run Unix Commands in vi/vim editor

 LinuxTechi: There are some scenarios where unix admin wants to run unix commands and insert the output of unix command in vi editor without leaving it.

End of the Line for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

LinuxPlanet: This past week, Red Hat released RHEL 5.11 which is the final minor milestone release for RHEL 5.X. RHEL now enters what Red Hat calls it production 3 support which will last for another three years.

Counter Strike Global Offensive Linux Beta Due Soon!

 GamingOnLinux: Counter Strike Global Offensive looks like it will finally enter beta for Linux

First Tizen phone now expected in India

 LinuxGizmos: Samsung's postponed Tizen Linux-based smartphone is now heading for a launch in India

Six Clicks: Androids Apps on Chromebooks

 ZDnet: Look out, Windows! With Google starting to bring over a million Android apps to Chromebooks, the Windows PC is going to face a real challenge.

Unix commands: stat - more than ls

 ITworld: Tired of ls and want to see more interesting information on your files? Try stat!

Netflix is finally coming to Linux

 ITworld: Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services ever, but it's always been a headache for Linux users to enjoy it on their computers.

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Blackwell Games Make Their Debut On Linux In Humble Bundle: PC And Android 11

The Blackwell series cemented Wadjet Eye Games' position as one of the most beloved modern developers of classic point-and-click adventures. Today the first three games will be available for purchase on Linux.

GOL Cast: Maintaining The Law Of Post-Apocalyptic World In Wasteland 2

Sorry I'm a bit late! This game turned out to be a bit more addictive than I intially thought and only now I managed to escape for a moment to write this article. But let's get to the point and see what awaits us in the post-apocalyptic world of Wasteland 2!

Commander Keen In Keen Dreams Has Been Open Sourced

Commander Keen in Keen Dreams a classic game from another era has been open sourced and is on github.

Gauntlet Linux Version Delayed For Steam Machines

Some of you may be wondering what happened to the Linux release of the new Gauntlet game, well we have the answer for you.

New Steam Store, Lots Of New Stuff

The new Steam store homepage has been launched and it's a massive change. We are also now curators to help you find games to buy.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Linux Beta Due Soon! (UPDATED)

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive looks like it will finally enter beta for Linux soon thanks to information from SteamDB. Update: it is now out!

Flockers Now Available For Linux, From The Creators Of Worms

Flockers is the brand new game from Team 17 who are known for their Worms series of games. In Flockers the sheep that Worms use as weapons are making their stand against the oppressive worm scum.

Excubitor Tower Defence & Action Game Needs Help On Greenlight

Excubitor is a tower defence game with a difference. It's not all about placing towers and waiting for the enemy to walk in a line towards you. It's also an action game you play from an overhead perspective, and it has boss battles.

Pathologic Remake Plans For Day 1 Linux Support, Now On Kickstarter

Pathologic is a plot-driven survival open-world adventure game now on Kickstarter, but it's much more than that.

Starbound Development Is Very Healthy & Isn't Going Anywhere

With all the doom and gloom recently about games here's a nice one. The head of Chucklefish has created a blog post about how healthy Starbound is and will continue to be.

Divinity: Original Sin Still Aims For Linux This Year

We already knew that the Linux version of Divinity: Original Sin wouldn't be out at the same time as Windows, but we didn't know when at all. Users have been asking them about it a lot recently and they still claim it's going to be this year.

Shroud Of The Avatar: Forsaken Virtues RPG Needs Greenlight Help

Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues is a great looking RPG currently in pre-alpha that has Linux builds available, and it needs help to get on Steam. The game is being created by a team that includes Richard "Lord British" Garriott the creator of the Ultima series.

The Sunday Gaming Section, Linux Gaming From Around The Web

Here is some Sunday reading for you from other gaming sites across the internet. Not much generally happens on a Sunday, so hopefully this will be a regular article.

Games On AMD FOSS Drivers 3

More driver improvements on the ever changing driver. Mesa 10.3 just came out and the results are in! Here's a look at how the open source driver for AMD GPU's is performing in games.

Reflex, A Potential Successor For Quake Going To Kickstarter

Reflex is a competitive Arena FPS that combines modern tech with the speed, precision and freedom of a 90s shooter. It may become for Quake what UT is for the Unreal series. The game just went on kickstarter and Linux is on their list!