6th Nov 2012 is a memorable day for Ubuntu/Linux users. It is the day that Valve has started the Steam For Linux closed beta testing. For many gamers out there, casual or hardcore, I’m sure they are familiar with Steam. Who wouldn’t be? And for Linux users, particularly those who use Ubuntu, many would be delighted that Valve has released their Steam client primarily with Ubuntu support.
The 6th installment of the very successful Humble Indie Bundle (HIB) includes the acclaimed Adventure RPG (ARPG) Torchlight. Released back in 2009, this is the first part of the franchise from Runic Games. This particular game (well actually it was Torchlight 2, the sequel) has caught my eye, and interest, for the past month since it is being regularly mentioned in forums as one of the more anticipated ARPG games this year. Naturally when I saw it being offered on HIB I could not resist. I was curious what it had to offer, and to boot, it can run on Linux. If you run Ubuntu, all the more convenient because it can be installed directly from the Ubuntu Software Center (USC) after purchasing the bundle.
We’ve been had. I feel Blizzard has been “playing” its players with Diablo 3 all along. I’ve got over 250 hours logged on my Barbarian (I think it’s close to 300 or even more) and guess how many drops I’m actively using?
There’s like only 4!
This is not even BIS (best in slot) items, but they’re good enough for my DPS or tank set. More like forced, since I can’t get something similar that is affordable.
Have not posted for a while on this blog here. Blame it on work where more than half the time I’m forced to use Windows because we’re using MS SQL on a project. I can’t complain though. I’m learning new things. Which can only be good, right?
Lord Of Ultima – One of the two games from EA that is now available for download straight out of the Ubuntu Software Center. EA, that sounds familiar doesn’t it? Of course! It is the same game software developer and publisher who has brought us the hit games such as Battlefield and The Sims. Surprising isn’t it? What’s more, earlier this week in the Ubuntu Developer Summmit (UDS 2012) EA’s Richard Hilleman gave a short talk about their plans for Ubuntu (and Linux).
Third Blade is a nice hack and slash type of game. There are no quests, no items to collect or princesses to save. Just battle your way through the different maps and there are enough to keep you tapping your phone’s screen all night. You will be up against different types of monsters that will grab, spit, and scream at you. Each map is playable in Normal, Hard or Hell mode.
No that is not some cheap play on words to get you to read this post. It is not a typographical error too. The title says what it says. DotA 2 is really coming out.
And you thought Heroes of Newerth (HoN) is the [unofficial] sequel to the very popular Warcraft 3 mod – Defense of the Ancients (DotA). So did I.. . until I saw this video.
Watch and enjoy the awesome trailer below!
PlayDeb.net is exclusively to games, just as GetDeb.net is a collection of the latest non-game applications for Ubuntu. Both are unofficial repositories for Ubuntu software. The site offers a broad collection of games available in an Ubuntu-ready package.
Once you’ve browsed the list and have decided on what game(s) to get, just click ‘Install This Now’ right below the game’s screenshot. You can’t miss it. Afterwards you will be asked what application to open the link. Choose Ubuntu Software Center (USC). Most likely it will be the only option available, although, you can choose another one.
Did you ever get to raid in World of Warcraft (WOW) using Ubuntu? I didn’t. Sure it runs fine with WINE – hey that rhymes! – but among the few things that was keeping me was Ventrilo. I’ve played WOW one too many times using Ubuntu. All of it were doing dailies, selling/buying items at the auction house, and running 5-man dungeons. I don’t consider the latter raiding. So I always had to reboot to Windows.
Robotek is a fun and addictive turn-based game that I recently found in the Android Market. It is like playing a slot machine and Scorched Earth combined. Okay. Maybe not Scorched Earch but I could not think of any other turn-based game at the time of this writing.
The game can be confusing at first with all the icons and symbols but do not get intimidated by these. After you have finished the tutorial and played a few games, you will realize that it is a simple game that involves all of strategy, game mechanics, and – ultimately – luck.