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Games: Season of Tides, Demise of Nations, Vikings - Wolves of Midgar, SDL

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  • Looks like GOG Galaxy won't come to Linux any time soon, as it's "not a priority"
  • Susurrus: Season of Tides, a browser-based adventure game, is launching August 21st

    This text-based adventure infuses horror and fantasy elements along with RPG systems in to a story-driven experience. Expect magic, conspiracies and world building.

    Blending interaction fiction with stats-based RPG gameplay, Susurrus: Season of Tides [Official Site] lets players experience a magical world in a modern-day setting. I played a bit of the game to see what it was all about and found that it’s rather straightforward in its execution. You get to build your character (choosing between a mage, vampire and werewolf and then specilizations) and encounters in the game world can lead to stat changes or acquiring items. Solving some situations require probability checks on skills, all in all a very standard RPG fare.

  • Some thoughts on Demise of Nations, a 4X strategy game

    Demise of Nations [Official Site] is, at its heart, an ambitious game. A turn-based 4x game that touts much which makes others in the genre so compelling. I gave it a look to see if it stacked up with the greats.

  • The hack and slash RPG 'Vikings - Wolves of Midgard' is now available on Linux

    Vikings - Wolves of Midgard [Steam] suffered a small delay in the Linux version, but this hack and slash RPG is now officially available for Linux.

  • SDL 2.0.6 Appears To Be Getting Closer To Release

    It's looking like version 2.0.6 of SDL, the Simple DirectMedia Library that's widely used by cross-platform games and other applications, could soon be released.

    It's already been ten months since the release of SDL 2.0.5 and aside from that lengthy period between point releases, over night the version was bumped to v2.0.6. However, as of writing, no SDL 2.0.6 release has yet to be tagged.

Games: Out of Reach, Darkwood and F1 2017

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Games: spaceBOUND, Startup Company, Dead Maze, ASTROKILL and More

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SteamOS vs. Ubuntu vs. Windows 10: Which Is The Best Operating System For Gaming?

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Steam will continue to support Linux as we’ve seen on previous occasions, but other hardware companies should also lend a helping hand. This will include the likes of Intel, AMD, NVIDIA and others which control the driver stack.

If it took decades for Linux to improve heavily, then we should not ruin your expectations a tad bit because it will take several more years to further reduce that performance gap between Windows 10 and the latter. However, the fact that Linux is getting there should mean that Microsoft has something to worry.

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Games: ARK: Survival Evolved and We Happy Few

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Games: Black Mirror, DualShock, Burst The Game, Ashes of the Singularity

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Games: BATTLETECH, Songbringer, Football Manager 2018, The Pillars of the Earth, Realms of Arkania

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Games: WolfQuest, Planar Conquest, Rusted Warfare, Bounty Battle and More

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Games: 'Total War: Warhammer', 'Ballistic Overkill', and Dota 2

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Ubuntu: Applications Survey, Mir support for Wayland, Canonical OpenStack Pike and Bright Computing

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    I had the distinct honor to deliver the closing keynote of the UbuCon Europe conference in Paris a few weeks ago. First off -- what a beautiful conference and venue! Kudos to the organizers who really put together a truly remarkable event. And many thanks to the gentleman (Elias?) who brought me a bottle of his family's favorite champagne, as a gift on Day 2 :-) I should give more talks in France!
  • Mir support for Wayland
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  • Mir 1.0 Still Planned For Ubuntu 17.10, Wayland Support Focus
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  • Diversity Empowerment Summit Features Stories from Individual Persistence to Industry-wide Change
    Last week at The Linux Foundation’s first Diversity Empowerment Summit we heard from so many amazing speakers about how they are working to improve diversity in the tech industry. Leaders from companies including Comcast, DreamWorks, IBM, Rancher Labs, Red Hat and many others recounted their own personal struggles to fit in and advance as women and minorities in tech. And they gave us sage advice and practical tips on what women, minorities, and their allies can do to facilitate inclusion and culture change in open source and the broader tech community.
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Early Linux 4.14 Kernel Benchmarks Are Looking Promising

I've begun running some Linux 4.14-rc1 kernel benchmarks and in some areas there appears to be nice gains with this in-development kernel. If you are behind on your Phoronix reading and don't know about all of the changes coming for this next kernel release -- which will also be an LTS kernel -- see our Linux 4.14 feature overview that was published this past weekend. Here are just some very early benchmarks while more are on the way. Read more