Story 2014-06-17 3NY Linux gaming on the rise: 7hits

Linux gaming on the rise: 7hits

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PCWorld is running an article about the rise of quality games on the Linux platform .
For the first time in a long time, Linux gamers have a reason to smile. Gaming on the open-source operating system has long meant dabbling in Wine and arcane workarounds, but ever since Valve launched Steam for Linux just over a year ago the number of native Linux games has positively exploded.

Sure, Valve's embrace of Linux may have a wee bit to do with advancing the Steam Machine ideal, but any game released for "SteamOS" works just fine on other Linux distros, too. Here are 7 killer, big-name PC games that've recently become Linux natives-starting with a juggernaut that landed on Linux just this week.
Warning: it's one of those articles where you have to click 7 times to see all ten entries, but if you can stomach the format, it's a pretty interesting article.
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The info you really wanted (Score: 4, Informative)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-06-17 17:17 (#24R)

  1. Civilization V
  2. The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings
  3. Metro: Last Light
  4. Shadowrun Returns
  5. Valve games: Portal 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, etc.
  6. Super Meat Boy
  7. Fez

Re: The info you really wanted (Score: 1)

by on 2014-06-17 17:58 (#24V)

I'll have to check out The Witcher. I've been a bit too absorbed with Skyrim (via Wine and PlayOnLinux) and am ready for a new RPG.

Re: The info you really wanted (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-06-23 19:29 (#28E)

Witcher2 is supposed to be ported via a wrapper (like wine, but something else), and is supposed to have performance issues on a lot of systems. It may not on your system, but it may, so don't get your hopes too high. Hopefully Witcher3 will be native on release..

Deslided... (Score: 1, Insightful)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-06-17 17:40 (#24T)

Re: Deslided... (Score: 1)

by on 2014-06-17 19:43 (#24W)

Wow, deslided is awesome, I'll have to remember that one.

Re: Deslided... (Score: 1)

by on 2014-06-18 13:21 (#25M)

Seconded. I just took their advice and created a bookmarklet. There are a few egregiously offesnive sites that specialize in these stupid slideshows, and finally I can read some of them again. I'd been avoiding them so they can't charge for 7 ad impressions for the price of one, greedy bastards.

Oops (Score: 1)

by on 2014-06-17 21:32 (#24Z)

just noticed a mistake in my summary - click 7 times to see 10 entries. Hmm. That's what I get for trying to post articles during my day job :) Guess I'll leave it as is - kind of funny.