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Friday Fun: Minecraft

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Gaming This week's game is one that isn't free. In any sense. It is closed source, and requires payment to even try it out. Why would we mention such a game here at Linux Journal?

A first look at: The Platform Shooter

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openbytes.wordpress: After navigating the functional yet self explanatory menu’s, the game throws you into a world reminiscent of two retro titles, the first one being Mission Impossible with its platform/shoot-em-up genre, the second being its style of graphics which for me put me instantly in mind of Another World.

'No Time To Explain'

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  • 'No Time To Explain', New Indie Game Coming Soon to Linux
  • A Linux Port is in Works for Action Game 'Garshasp'
  • 10 Popular Real Time Strategy(RTS) Games for Linux
  • Interview with Keith Poole from Desura Part 3

Suite of educational games for children - Childsplay

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linuxpoison.blogspot: Childsplay is a fun and save way to let young children use the computer and at the same time teach them a little math, letters of the alphabets, spelling, eye-hand coordination etc.

OpenTTD on openSUSE - The perfect transport simulation

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Gaming It's been almost five years since my last openTTD review. Many things have changed. The most important of those is the fact you don't need the old data files from the original Transport Tycoon game to be able to play OpenTTD anymore.

Desktop Linux Gamer’s Guide

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Gaming So you’ve installed one of the popular Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, and you've activated your graphics drivers; now what? While mainstream gaming has not quite found it’s way onto Ubuntu there are a number of worthy titles to keep you from booting up that old Windows partition.

The best violent video games of all time

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Gaming The US Supreme Court has refused to let the state of California ban the sale of violent video games to children, saying it is unconstitutional under the free speech amendment. We take a look at the best violent video games - not just the most violent, but the best ones that happen to be violent.

Gaming on Linux, Better Than You Would Think

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all-things-linux.blogspot: Gaming on GNU/Linux is still getting a bad rap. Obviously there aren't as many titles to choose from and you'll be hard pressed to go into your local Game and find Linux support advertised on the jewel case. However, no big deal. There are plenty of games out there that will keep you busy.

Bungie open sources the complete Marathon Mac FPS franchise

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Gaming To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Bungie, the American game developer now famous for its Halo franchise, has announced that it will release the source code for Marathon Infinity, the third game in its Marathon Trilogy.

Corsix Beta 7

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  • Corsix Beta 7
  • Unigine OilRush Needs More Time To Drill
  • Out of the Park Baseball 12 ships for Mac, PC, Linux
  • Cobalt, New 2D Multiplayer Action Game is in Development
  • nD, New $10 Gaming Handheld Device
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