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Smokin' Guns - Cowboy First-person shooter Game for Linux

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ghabuntu.com: Initially developed as Western Quake 3, Smokin' Guns is the game for you if you ever feel nostalgic of the Old West. Smokin' Guns, an open source, cross platform first-person shooter is intended to be a semi-realistic simulation of the "Old West's" great atmosphere.

Linux Got Game: Blob Wars ( Blob And Conquer)

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junauza.com: Blob And Conquer is the latest version of Blob Wars and is a sequel to Metal Blob Solid. It is interesting to note that the new version is a 3D action adventure game while the old one is a 2D platform game.

Alien Arena 2009 - Dark, morbid and a whole lot of fun

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dedoimedo.com: Alien Arena is a retro-futuristic, high-tech First Person Shooter, based on the CRX engine, a modification of the extremely successful Quake engine. It's a free, standalone deathmatch game, available for Windows, Linux and FreeBSD.

Urban Terror 1st person Shooter on Linux

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totalinux.org: Urban Terror is a great 1st person online team shooter with great graphics, and a whole heap of maps. Whatsmore, the online community is very active, I had no problem at all connecting to a server.

A New Game Comes To Linux And It's Not A FPS

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phoronix.com: While quality native Linux games are rather in short supply, those that do end up coming out of the professional game studios end up being first-person shooters. If though you have been trying to find a new non-FPS game that has native Linux support, there is a new one emerging and that is QuantZ.

How to Play Classic Console Games in Linux

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maketecheasier.com: If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you grew up with classic video game consoles like the NES and Sega Genesis. For years Windows users have been enjoying high quality game emulation software, but many of the Linux options have been buggy or incomplete. It’s time to take a look at where things stand when it comes to playing console games in Linux.

Unigine Heaven For Linux Status Update

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phoronix.com: Heaven is the most-impressive tech demo / benchmark yet, but when released in October it only came out for Windows with its DirectX 11 renderer. However, as we exclusively shared, Unigine Heaven is coming out to Linux. What pushed back their Linux release was waiting on functional Linux drivers from AMD.

Linux Got Game: Tremulous

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junauza.com: I had a lot of free time last weekend so I had a chance to annihilate stuff by playing another first person shooter game on my Linux box. The game is called Tremulous.

Son of the Return of the Rock-n-Roll DOSBox Freak Show

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penguinpetes.com: After the time change, when the sun drops dead as soon as you get off work and the frost is forming by six, that's the time when you want classic DOS video games. Because there's only so many hours you can spend reading the Internet before you go all Jack Nicholson on the snowbound household.

BoomingBang: XO Laptop Role Playing Game

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olpcnews.com: The basic mission of players is to eliminate all other players from the game in a funny way. You control a team of creatures, be it a penguin or Pigeon or a bull.

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