Linux Gaming for Everyone | LAS 311

Linux Gaming for Everyone | LAS 311

Chris and Matt showcase some fun games for casual or hardcore gamers. From space shooters to fun puzzles, if you’ve been holding off on gaming for Linux we’ll change your mind!

Plus: Is Ubuntu for Android dead? Linus receives another award, the big update to Edward Snowden’s favorite Linux distribution…

AND SO MUCH MORE!

All this week on, the Linux Action Show!

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Linux Game Night:


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Games for shooting us in the face this Sunday:

Nine distinct classes provide a broad range of tactical abilities and personalities. Constantly updated with new game modes, maps, equipment and, most importantly, hats!

Star Conflict is an action-packed, massively multiplayer space simulation game that puts players in the role of elite pilots engaging in a widespread interplanetary skirmish. Three thousand years have passed since the first colonists left Earth. Now the galaxy is divided between the militant star empires and independent mercenary groups.

Counter-Strike: Source blends Counter-Strike’s award-winning teamplay action with the advanced technology of Source™ technology. Featuring state of the art graphics, all new sounds, and introducing physics, Counter-Strike: Source is a must-have for every action gamer.

The dodgeball FPS you’ve always wanted! Race around a skate park in jet-powered roller-skate robots and nail each other with ridiculous mid-air trick shots.

Chris’ Game Bag

Star Conflict is an action-packed, massively multiplayer space simulation game that puts players in the role of elite pilots engaging in a widespread interplanetary skirmish. Three thousand years have passed since the first colonists left Earth. Now the galaxy is divided between the militant star empires and independent mercenary groups.

Electronic Super Joy is a brutally hard platformer set in a world of pulse-pounding electronic music.

Life Goes On is a comically-morbid platformer where you brutally sacrifice knights and use their dead bodies to solve puzzles. With death as your only means to progress, journey through trap-ridden worlds to find the Cup of Life.

Matt’s Game Bag:

The dodgeball FPS you’ve always wanted! Race around a skate park in jet-powered roller-skate robots and nail each other with ridiculous mid-air trick shots.

Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Use your ability to navigate 3D structures from 4 distinct classic 2D perspectives.

Star Conflict is an action-packed, massively multiplayer space simulation game that puts players in the role of elite pilots engaging in a widespread interplanetary skirmish.

jmac217 ran down his favorite emulators

Epic thread: Sunday’s LAS: Game Day. Lets brainstorm!


– Picks –

Runs Linux

This K-9 doppelganger Runs Linux

Desktop App Pick

Speedometer

Measure and display the rate of data across a network connection or data being stored in a file.

Weekly Spotlight

mooOS

mooOS is an enlightenment 19 and/or unity 14.04/compiz(gnome 3.12) and/or Steam and/or XBMC based desktop out of the box, libre focused, privacy aware, livecd and basic installer aimed at experienced linux users or aspiring developers such as myself. mooOS is based upon Arch Linux and uses the Arch repos and AUR exactly the same as Arch Linux.


— NEWS —

Ubuntu for Android Is No Longer In Active Development

Canonical’s Matthew Paul Thomas states in a bug report lodged on Launchpad, the issue tracker for Ubuntu the project, including its websites:

“[The website] describes Ubuntu for Android as “the must-have feature for late-2012 high-end Android phones. Ubuntu for Android is no longer in development, so this page should be retired, along with [the features section].”

Tails reaches 1.0 – LWN

Version 1.0 of the privacy-centric Tails distribution was released on April 29. As the release announcement notes, the 1.0 release is an important milestone, but in the case of Tails, this milestone primarily designates the distribution’s stability and increased adoption, rather than a significant new set of features

Linus Torvalds wins IEEE Computer Society’s Computer Pioneer Award

Linus has been named the 2014 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society’s Computer Pioneer Award “for pioneering development of the Linux kernel using the open-source approach”.

The Computer Pioneer Award was established in 1981 by the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors to recognize and honor the vision of those whose efforts resulted in the creation and continued vitality of the computer industry. The award is presented to outstanding individuals whose main contribution to the concepts and development of the computer field was made at least 15 years earlier. The recognition is engraved on a bronze medal.

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