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Silver, a 90s Action RPG Lands on Steam for Linux


"Silver, a corrupt and sinister sorcerer, rules the land of Jarrah with an iron fist. He and his henchmen have abducted the village women as part of a pact with the almighty god, Apocalypse. Now, only one man can put a stop to Silver and his minions. That man is you, David, a promising young…

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Review: DiRT Rally


Yet another game in the porting lineup by Linux gaming heros, Feral Interactive, DiRT Rally is a racing game focussing on, you guessed it: rallying. As opposed to the largely arcade oriented DiRT Showdown released a few years prior, DiRT Rally is very much intended as a simulation, delivering…

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Review: Trigger Time


Trigger Time is described as a story-driven, top-down 2D shooter with a gravity gun and physics puzzle elements with some cutscenes amongst the 9 levels of shoot-em up action. Amidst a world full of indie top-down shoot-em ups, does Trigger Time deliver enough to be different? Developer: Shephf…

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Review: Spec Ops: The Line


The bullets screamed past Walker's ears, piercing the dust-ridden air. The only consolation of being aware of the sharp hot cracks through the air from the bullets whizzing by meant that he was still alive. His fellow Delta Force teammates, Lugo and Adams, were crouched nearby on the flanks behind…

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Review: Yooka-Laylee


3D platformer and Banjo-Kazooie fans rejoice - Yooka-Laylee recently landed for all major platforms, including our very own Linux. As a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie in particular, and created by a team made up of former Rare members, Yooka-Laylee has been a much hyped and anticipated game.…

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Review: HITMAN - The Complete First Season


Here at TLR we recently had a 'first impressions' look at the newly released game in the Hitman series of video games. It is also the debut for the Hitman series on Linux, thanks to the porting efforts of Linux and Mac porting company, Feral Interactive. Having racked up more hours of gameplay and…

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Broken Age: Act 2 Review


Way back in early 2014 I reviewed Act 1 of Double Fine Productions's quirky and colourful adventure, Broken Age. Somewhere along the line I assume I was either hit in the head or started living under a rock (perhaps both), because it wasn't until very recently that I got to playing Act 2. I gave…

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OpenMW 0.40 - Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind on Linux


The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is one of my personal favourite games of all time. Years ago I would have happily run the game in Linux, but the only real way to do so was through WINE. Thanks to OpenMW, a totally rewritten and open source engine for Morrowind, it is now very much possible to have…

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Aveyond 4: Shadow of the Mist Linux Game Review


Times have been better, for Boyle Wolfbane. He and his unfortunate but loyal minions, along with his most faithful minion and pet, Fang, tried taking over the world like all of the best and most powerful dark lords do. Emphasis on 'tried', because Boyle failed. Miserably. Aveyond 4: Shadow of the…

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Miaou Moon - Linux Game Impressions


Miaou Moon is an unusual platformer styled game. On the one hand, it's an almost hypnotic and patient adventure through space as you let yourself bounce around through low gravity while conserving energy. On the other hand, you'll suddenly find yourself using cleverly timed thrusts to avoid a…

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Alpine Linux 3.17 is Out With OpenSSL 3.0 and New Packages

Alpine Linux 3.17 is out bringing the latest packages and modules for this container-based Linux operating system.

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Stellaris 17, Polaris 15 Linux Gaming Laptops Get High-End Nvidia GPUs

If you’re looking for a new gaming laptop, TUXEDO Stellaris 17 and Polaris 15 are now available for pre-order. Check out how these Linux gaming laptops integrate powerful Nvidia GPUs and AMD Ryzen processors.

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Fedora’s Anaconda Web UI Preview Image is Now Available for Testing

Fedora Linux’s new web-based Anaconda Web UI installer is now available as a preview image and is out for testing.

The post Fedora’s Anaconda Web UI Preview Image is Now Available for Testing appeared first on Linux Today.

Midori Browser to Integrate Its Own Open-Source Engine

Midori web browser is active, and an upcoming update is bringing in an open-source search engine integration. Learn more here.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-24 Released for Ubuntu Phone Users

Ubuntu Touch OTA-24 introduces further improvements to increase the overall stability and reliability of the mobile OS. Learn more here.

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Wine 7.22 is Now Available for Linux FreeBSD and macOS

Wine 7.22 is now available, bringing 32-on-64 thunks for both Vulkan and OpenGL, various bug fixes, and more. Learn more here.  

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qBittorrent 4.5 Brings Faster Startup When Using Many Torrents, New Themes

The qBittorrent 4.5 release appears to be an exciting release for fans of this open-source BitTorrent client. Learn more here.

The post qBittorrent 4.5 Brings Faster Startup When Using Many Torrents, New Themes appeared first on Linux Today.

Rocky Linux 9.1 Release Introduces Keylime Tool

Rocky Linux 9.1 features updated developer tools and Keylime, an open-source, scalable trust system based on TPM technology.

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How to Install Odoo 16 ERP Software on Ubuntu 22.04

Odoo is a self-hosted suite of over 10,000 free and open-source enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. In this tutorial, we will install the Odoo open-source ERP software on the Ubuntu 22.04 server.

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Kooha: A Simple Screen Recorder

Kooha is a simple free and open-source GTK-based app designed to “elegantly record your screen.” Check out its highlights here.

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The store is doing another Creator Day today - taking no cut from developers

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Get a free copy of Garfield Kart on Fanatical in their huge Black Friday Sale

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KDE has a fundraiser for all their work like the Plasma desktop (used by Steam Deck)

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Steam Deck wins Best Gaming Hardware at the 40th Golden Joystick Awards

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Rogue Legacy 2 has a Native Linux port available now, more stable on Steam Deck

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Valheim gets a surprise testing release of Mistlands with a new trailer

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Armello gets full Linux support restored with cross-platform online play

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This might be the most expensive and over the top Steam Deck bag I've seen yet

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OpenRazer v3.5.0 adds more device support on Linux

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Crysis 2 & 3 Remastered finally land on Steam, work great on Steam Deck

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