domenica 24 agosto 2014

The Humble Weekly Bundle: Extra Credits

www.humblebundle.com/weekly

This week, this bundle is presented by the team of Extra Credits, which is a gaming reviews channel!
Unfortunately, for the second time in a short, it's a very poor bundle for Linux users. Again, there's only ONE game, and not so very cheap.



Not only you have to pay more than the average this time, but you also have to pay more than $15 to get this game, which is in early access on Steam.
The good thing is that it seems very funny. Let's see it:

- Hand of Fate: In a cabin at the end of the world, the game of life and death is played. Draw your cards, play your hand, and discover your fate. Hand of Fate is a hybrid roguelike/action-RPG/deck builder, in which the player builds a set of cards into a deck, which is then used to deal out the dungeon floors through which they adventure. Upon entering a combat, all of the cards the player has collected fly into their hands as fully modeled 3D assets, and combat begins.
Build your deck, enter the world of Hand of Fate, and prepare to face the Ace of Skulls.



Now, if you're a Windows/Mac users, the "pay what you want and get awesome games" formula fits perfectly. If you're a Linux user, i should say "pay more than $15 and get ONE-MAYBE-GOOD-MAYBE-NOT-SO-GOOD game in early access on Steam". That's just your choice. Do what you want, you still have 4 days to think about it!

The Humble Jumbo Bundle 2

http://www.humblebundle.com

Hey there! Time for a new Humble Indie Bundle, this time called The Humble Jumbo Bundle 2, featuring 7 games, and well.... Sadly, only 1 of them is available on our favourite operative system.



As always, pay what you want, help charity, and get some amazing games!
Let's see the only game included which has a native Linux client... Which, by the way, is available if you pay more than the average (now $6.47):

- Crusader Kings II (+ 3 DLC included): The Dark Ages might be drawing to a close, but Europe is still in turmoil. Petty lords vie against beleaguered kings who struggle to assert control over their fragmented realms. The Pope calls for a Crusade to protect the Christians in the Holy Land even as he refuses to relinquish control over the investiture of bishops - and their riches. Now is the time for greatness. Expand your demesne and secure the future of your dynasty. Fill your coffers, appoint vassals, root out traitors and heretics, introduce laws and interact with hundreds of nobles, each with their own agenda.
A good lord will always need friends to support him. But beware, as loyal vassals can quickly turn to bitter rivals, and some might not be as reliable as they seem... Stand ready, and increase your prestige until the world whispers your name in awe. Do you have what it takes to become a Crusader King?



..And that's all. A poor bundle for us Linux gamers, but hey, it's still a great game. However, what are you waiting for? Don't be stupid and be quick, the bundle will be over in 9 days!

domenica 10 agosto 2014

Wine 1.7.24 released

The Wine development release 1.7.24 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
  - Beginning of some DirectWrite classes implementation.
  - Initial wrapper dll for the packet capture library.
  - Some crypto improvements.
  - Various bug fixes.

The source is available from the following locations:

  http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.7.24.tar.bz2
  http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/wine/source/1.7/wine-1.7.24.tar.bz2
 
For the complete list of bug fixes follow this link:
 
http://www.winehq.org/announce/1.7.24 

The Humble Weekly Bundle: Japan Edition

http://www.humblebundle.com/weekly

Here's a new humble weekly bundle (well, there were so many others, but i missed them...), the Japan Edition!
Pay what you want and get some all-Japan-made games!
There are 7 games this time, 2 of them available also for Linux, so let's see what they are!

- GIGANTIC ARMY: GIGANTIC ARMY is a heartfelt homage to 16-bit era mech shooters such as Cybernator / Assault Suits Valken, Metal Warriors, and Front Mission: Gun Hazard, developed by the studio behind the acclaimed shooter SATAZIUS. GIGANTIC ARMY boasts awesome retro arcade stylings, slick animation, superbly detailed character and stage design, and addictively frenetic gameplay.



...And, if you pay more than $6, you also get:

- PixelJunk Shooter: In PixelJunk Shooter, you must pilot your spacecraft through a range of cavernous environments in a bid to save the scientists trapped underground. Making your way through the game will rely on your keen sense of observation and the ability to manipulate your surroundings. Add in a swarm of dangerous enemies, hazardous substances and stranded survivors in need of your help and your mission objectives are pretty clear!



These 2 games are downloadable and redeemable on Steam for Linux as well. And remember, you also get all the soundtracks! What are you waiting for? Pay what you want, help charity, get awesome indie games and all the soundtracks! Don't be stupid and be quick, you still have 4 days!!!