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Nintendo Switch can now run GameCube games – with an emulator and Linux

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Great news, everyone: you can now play GameCube games on your Nintendo Switch – but only with a considerable amount of hacking your console. The Switch can at last run GameCube games through an emulator hosted on a Linux distribution loaded onto the console.

The development was made by YouTube user Mizumi, who uploaded a video of the Dolphin GameCube emulator program running on Lakka, a Linux distribution for game consoles that looks a lot like the PlayStation 4 interface using a front-end known as RetroArch.

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Games: Desperados, Stonehearth, Rust and More

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  • Desperados - Wanted Dead or Alive has been updated with official Linux support

    THQ Nordic has done it once again for us, updating an older classic to improve platform support for newer systems. As was hinted only yesterday, Desperados - Wanted Dead or Alive has been updated to include official Linux support.

  • Stonehearth for Linux is cancelled five years after a successful Kickstarter

    Linux (and Mac) support was a stretch goal too at $200K (although "only" $20K was specifically for it after the previous goal), so they took extra money to make it happen, which is why it's quite frustrating. Mac fans aren't being left with egg on their face like us though, since they're still getting a version. They've also said they will cease support for the game as a whole after January 2019.

  • Survival game 'Rust' adds a new Team UI, a deployable watchtower, compass and more

    It continues to be one of the best on Linux and this latest update sounds great.

  • Football and tactical RPG mix 'Ganbare! Super Strikers' to release July 26th, new trailer

    Ganbare! Super Strikers seems like a pretty innovative game, one that mixes in Football (or Soccer to some) with a tactical RPG.

    We've written about it before, as it was going through First Access on itch.io which is now over. It's currently scheduled to release on July 26th with Linux support.

  • Empires of the Undergrowth adds a customizable Freeplay mode and it's great

    Empires of the Undergrowth, the ant colony management game has finally had a big update with the promise Freeplay mode.

    This new mode allows you to customize it to have the experience you want, including the biggest map in the game which is a 120 by 120 surface tile grid. Landmarks are also in, which are various interesting points spread across the surface, which can give you various resources, have different enemies and so on. There's the Aphid Farm, Poppy Plant, Funnel Web Nest, Dead Fish and an Infestation.

  • Feral's GameMode Is On Its Way To Fedora

    Feral's GameMode is soon going to be within easy each for Linux gamers running Red Hat's Fedora Linux distribution.

    GameMode, as a reminder, is the new open-source project that provides a Linux system tuning daemon for optimizing the system's configuration for gaming when firing up Linux games while reverting to stock behavior when outside of supported games (or when manually enabled). At the moment GameMode basically toggles the CPU frequency scaling governor but other featur

Games: Seeds of Resilience, Visceral Cubes, Xonotic, Coregrounds, Rocket League

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Linux Ultimate Gamers Edition Launches New Feature-Packed Image File

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Linux Ultimate Gamers Edition has launched their 5.8 ISO, and you can currently download it from SourceForge and Softpedia if you’re interested in trying out a huge cross section of heavy-hitting applications that GNU/Linux has to offer. Users who have been involved with Linux for some time might remember Ubuntu Ultimate, which is the distro that Linux Ultimate Gamers Edition is based on.

Boutique distros have a reputation for coming with only a small number of applications and having repositories that aren’t as well stocked as those like Arch or Linux Mint. Ultimate Gamers seriously challenges that assumption. Since it’s based on Debian and Ubuntu, users can install a large number of applications if they’d like to.

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  • A look at the second backer build of the dark XCOM-like Phoenix Point

    Backer build 2 of Phoenix Point [Official Site] is now out with new units, new maps and I took another early look for you.

    For those not familiar and didn't read anything previous on it, it's a game being developed by Snapshot Games, which includes Julian Gollop, the designer of the original X-COM series.

    This build includes the Technician class, which comes with a brutal melee attack using mechanical arms, which can also be used to heal other characters and repair damaged limbs. They also have a deployable turret making them incredibly versatile, in addition to having their own assault rifle and grenades.

  • Looks like 'Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive' may be coming to Linux

    Another classic game may be coming to Linux, with hints of Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive recently popping up.

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  • You can now get the story-rich non-combat adventure 'Rakuen' DRM free on Humble Store

    Rakuen, a great looking non-combat story-rich adventure was previously only available on Steam and now it's also DRM free on the Humble Store.

    It arrived with day-1 Linux support last year, we wrote about it coming but completely missed it actually getting released. So now is a great reminder, since those of you who prefer DRM free builds can get in on the fun.

  • Tactical RPG 'Depth of Extinction' to release across many stores, last chance for early access on itch
  • The open source project 'xoreos' released version 0.0.5 'Dawn Star'

    A lot has happened in the last two years. A busy real life unfortunately made me miss the yearly “Not-Thanksgiving” progress report last year…so this here will be a kind of combination release post and progress report. Buckle up, this will be a long one. If you’re only interested in the short release notes, move on to the GitHub release pages linked above and again at the bottom of the post. Cool? Cool.

    So, continuing from the last progress report in 2016, what exactly has happened?

    Back then, I said I was working on unit tests for xoreos, planning to make them public in December. I did that, and then merged them in February 2017. Since then, several more have been added and bugs were found (and prevented) with them. I consider them a huge success and a boon to the codebase. However, the coverage is nowhere near 100%. Pull requests adding new unit tests to existing code are always welcome Wink.

  • The MMO 'Albion Online' has detailed how Factional Warfare is going to work

    For those playing or interested in getting into the MMO Albion Online, you might want to know more about the new Factional Warfare system coming soon.

  • Iratus: Lord of the Dead, a dark challenging turn-based RPG is coming to Linux

    Here's one from a recent successful Kickstarter we missed! Iratus: Lord of the Dead [Official Site] is a dark and challenging turn-based RPG and it's coming to Linux.

    It was funded on Kickstarter last month, with nearly 600 backers pledging over $20K to help make it happen. Linux support wasn't actually mentioned directly on the Kickstarter, however, they said in their comments section "we will release Linux version in the future for sure"—great! Linux is also listed as a platform in their FAQ discussion post on Steam.

  • Strategy game 'Radiis' has no moving units with you using buildings to capture territory

    Urban Goose Games have announced that their strategy game Radiis is set to release this month with Linux support.

    What makes it interesting, is that there's no moving units. You place down buildings to increase territory and grow your population, creating a tug of war type of strategy game as you fight to claim the most territory.

Games: The Coma: Recut, Grand Pigeon's Duty, Godot, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, Parkitect

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Games: Croteam Incubator's IHRB, Spelunky, Dead Cells

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Games: Techland, Doom: The Golden Souls 2, BFF or Die, I Hate Running Backwards, Harvest Life

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