Some Awesome Gaming

8 May

Now Mac and Linux are often criticized for the lack of good games available under the two platforms compared to Windows. Perhaps Mac is moving in the right direction towards native big budget games however, Linux is not. We may have WINE ,which is something I will do a feature on, but it doesn’t replace the real game.

Personally I’m not a big gamer and sinfully if I want good games I boot up my Xbox 360. For Linux there are many good strategy games and fun old card games out there as well as the odd first person shooter. Some of the games I play regularly are Frozen Bubble, Supertux and 20,000 Light Years Into Space as well as Lincity as Linux Native very similar to Sim City.

Happy Gaming, Sandy

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12 Responses to “Some Awesome Gaming”

  1. Cindy May 9, 2010 at 12:49 am #

    Great points! I will be checking back here often!

    • linuxandall May 9, 2010 at 1:07 am #

      Hey thanks for your thoughts. It’s great to know somebody is reading this as it’s been quite quiet around here over the past few days. Make sure you share this with your friends or whatever and subscribe by email and RSS so that you keep up to date.

      Sandy

      P.S. Here is a tiny link http://tiny.cc/kw6ub for the blog

      • Carling May 17, 2010 at 7:17 pm #

        Your a little bit behing the times, games software houses are now porting their games over to Linux, look in the arkhives of Lxer, you will see some write up’s about it, and at this moment in time I am downloading Linux Ultimate Gamers 2.6 which is a dvd with 2.2 gig’s in size then goto distrowatch and see all the new 2010 Linux releases and more to come next month, one needs to keep up with the times daily. or you soon get left behind

        have a nice day

  2. lpbbear May 17, 2010 at 7:12 pm #

    To those of you looking for more decent games in Linux please consider giving “Legends” a try. ( http://www.legendsthegame.net )

    If you ever enjoyed playing Tribes 1 and 2 in Windows you will find Legends quite comfortable and very similar to those 2 great games. Legends is completely cross platform and many of those who do play are fellow Linux users.

    Also be sure to get the add in mappack called the BTMappack which is also in the downloads area at the above mentioned site. All servers are running it and pre-installing it will save you lots of wasted time waiting for map downloads one at a time from the servers. Be sure to take a moment to read the simple how to install mappack instructions before attempting to install. Basically copy/paste the unf file to /home/yourusername/.legends/legends/

    Right now the game is starving for players. Please join in. We need the mortar fodder. ;)

  3. sakuramboo May 17, 2010 at 9:58 pm #

    No offence, but I would not consider them to be awesome games. I would think of them as time killers. Start playing, waste a few minutes and then close it down. Last year I comprised a list of 22 games for Linux, some commercial, some open source, all truly amazing.

    http://sakuramboo.com/blog/2009/04/game-on/

    • lpbbear May 17, 2010 at 11:20 pm #

      You also have a good list of games there even though I would have to admit they aren’t all “my cup of tea” so to speak. My opinion on their “awesomeness” does not matter. I don’t think the point of the original post is they have to be “awesome games”. No, actually I think what we are all proving here is that there does exist games for Linux contrary to the myth often spouted by those users of that “other” OS. Whether they are “awesome” or not is more left to the eye of the beholder.

      The issue I see these days is not lack of games for Linux but lack of Linux players actually playing those games. The games for Linux are out there folks. No matter what your personal gaming preferences are there are at least several to choose from in this blog posting and plenty more where those came from. Get behind some of your choice and support gaming in Linux by your actual presence on the servers for these games we are all listing. Your fellow Linux gamers will thank you for it. :)

  4. Bob Hazard May 18, 2010 at 2:49 am #

    Quake Live! It’s free and runs as a firefox plugin using full OpenGL. Best multiplayer game on the net

    http://www.quakelive.com

  5. Chris May 31, 2010 at 10:18 am #

    I like Nexuiz and VDrift.

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