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Quake 3 on Ubuntu Edgy x86_64

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Installing Quake III Arena on a 64-bit Linux box isn't that bad actually. I couldn't find instructions anywhere on how to do this, so after figuring it out I'm writing them down here.

Why Gaming Sucks On Linux

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Despite last week's article about running World of Warcraft on Linux with CodeWeavers' CrossOver, I can't help but feel a sense of despair when I think of gaming under Linux. It seems that over the last few years, with a few exceptions, things have gotten worse rather than better. Frankly, I've had it with gaming under Linux. It's not worth the time or the effort.

Frozen Bubble 2.0 released

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Finally version 2.0 of Frozen Bubble the highly addictive puzzle game has been released. Besides some graphical improvements like 3D-based images and antialised messages the developers added network multiplayer support.

Also: Dirk Dashing: Secret Agent! released for Linux

DarkWorld 0.2.0 Released

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DarkWorld is a space-based massively multiplayer real-time strategy game. Each player starts off with their own home planet. From there they can build ships, start exploring the universe, colonize other planets, and attack other players.

More Here.

Run World of Warcraft on Linux with CrossOver

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World of Warcraft is a worldwide phenomenon that Windows and Mac users have enjoyed nonstop since its release. Unfortunately, Linux users have been left out in the cold. Well wait no more, Linux users. You can finally run World of Warcraft on your favorite Linux box by buying CodeWeavers CrossOver for Linux.

Playstation 3: 24 Things You Must Know

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With all the hoopla and wahoo getting passed around like a hot potato, it can be difficult to keep things in perspective. It's also easy for little details to get lost in the shuffle. Have no fear, though, because GamePro, is to the rescue with a handy cheat sheet of little known facts and new information about Sony's Cadillac of a console.

Serious Sam 2 Beta Testers Needed

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At seriouszone.com Vedran, from Croteam, has put out a call for GNU/Linux client and editor beta testers. If interested in obtaining the Linux beta, visit seriouszone.com.

Seen @ linux-gamers.net.

How to run GTA 3 with Wine

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This how-to will walk you through installing Grand Theft Auto 3 on Ubuntu Dapper with Wine version 0.9.9. This how-to is the result of many hours spent dealing with wine-cvs, the latest stable wine, and the 'standard' wine that Dapper provides in the repositories.

Game on! London exhibition celebrates the history of video games

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The Science Museum in London will Saturday launch the first exhibition dedicted to the history of video games, with fans able to put their old skills to the test on more than 120 classics.

PlayStation 3 shines in prelaunch test

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I'm standing in a room full of gamers in what must certainly feel to some like heaven: Sony's PlayStation 3 prelaunch press event. From the street, it's not clear why such an event would matter, but inside, on two floors filled almost literally to the rafters with high-definition TVs and PS3s, it's obvious that this is the center of the video game universe today.

Tux Games to be at the UK Linux Expo

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On the 25th and 26th of October, Tux Games will be at the UK Linux Expo where they will be giving away thousands of pounds worth of freebies, letting people play games for free at their stand, and selling the latest Linux games.

Playstation 3 to Run Yellow Dog Linux

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Gaming

Linux developer Terra Soft Solutions will today announce the launch of its Yellow Dog Linux operating system for the PlayStation 3 games console.

Hands on the Wii

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I'm sitting in a conference room here at CNET Networks' headquarters, playing a baseball game on a Nintendo Wii in which the players look like little more than rudimentary Lego people. Still, I'm having a good time.

Q&A: GP2X chief Craig Rothwell

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The GP2X--which stands for 'Game Park Times Two'--was first released in the UK this year as an alternative portable that runs on Linux. The portable underdog reports surge in interest in the UK and first big-budget game release; sales expected to reach 50,000 by Christmas.

Danger from the Deep 0.2 released

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Danger from the Deep (aka dangerdeep) is an Free/Open Source World War II german uboat simulation. This release brings an massive number of new features, improvements, and bug fixes.

Open Source Boosts Thrills in 'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory'

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For its time, I didn't know how "Return to Castle Wolfenstein" could be improved upon. When Id Software and Activision released its source code in 2004, however, the open source and mod community got to work. The result was "Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory," an open source effort by Splash Damage and other contributors that takes the best of the old game and actually improves upon a classic experience.

Linux gaming/PMP handheld gets more hackable

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Gamepark Holdings is shipping a breakout board for its GP2X, a sub-$200 Linux-based handheld gaming platform and portable media player (PMP). The "Breakout Board" adds standard PC I/O, helping hobbyists build GP2X-based home DivX systems, MAME cabinets, MP3/OGG sound systems, or classic computer set-ups, the company suggests.

Does the Wii run Linux?

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Blogger Kiyoshi Saruwatari claims that Nintendo's upcoming Wii console runs on the open source Linux operating system.

AI versus AI: N.E.R.O. on Linux

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If you've ever been frustrated with the artificial intelligence (AI) in video games, then you are a prime candidate for Neuro-Evolving Robotic Operatives (N.E.R.O.), a cross-platform combat game where the key to winning is training your own intelligent non-player characters. On the field of play, the only rule is "let the best AI win." I tested my skills with the Linux client, and found N.E.R.O. to be a very different sort of game.

Mmorpg Tibia offers linux-client for beta-testing

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After several years of waiting the commercial 2D-Mmorpg Tibia now offers a linux-client in beta-status. They used to have a badly written linux-client years ago, but then abandoned support for it and now again offer a brand new one.

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