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Coming up on this L.G.C. Weekly. Openparsec lives! GCW-Zero shows off a new open-source hand-held gaming device, Steam RPMs are back and Jordan reveals his alter ego.

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Links:
Steam
http://linuxgamecast.com/2013/01/the-steam-box-cometh-xi3-demos-piston/
http://twitter.com/spotrh/status/288716059060629504
http://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/16ftgl/you_can_now_choose_which_hard_drive_to_install_on/
News
http://blog.scssoft.com/2013/01/linux-is-close.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xlTuC18xVII#!
http://linuxgamecast.com/2013/01/openparsec-its-not-dead-jim-0-2-beta-in-the-works/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/openparsec/?source=directory
http://www.openparsec.com/
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gcw/gcw-zero-open-source-gaming-handheld?
http://www.ws4gl.org/news-flash-/timetomoveon
Games
http://www.stuff-o-matic.com/asgp/
http://subvein.net/
http://kairo.lockeddoorpuzzle.com/
http://www.retrosouls.net/?page_id=614
https://forum.annorath-game.com/index.php/topic,155.0.html
http://imgur.com/a/xZhEb
Feedback
http://slexy.org/view/s20WcnT5vf
http://slexy.org/view/s21KGr1Njj
http://slexy.org/view/s21zhCLskx
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoGmWwVfUD8
http://www.indiegogo.com/steelstorm2
Plugs
http://linuxgamecast.com/podcast/
http://www.youtube.com/linuxgamecast
http://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming



Steam News :

Piston
http://linuxgamecast.com/2013/01/the-steam-box-cometh-xi3-demos-piston/

  • Polygon reports the device is based on its “performance level” X7A, which is priced at $999.
  • $999?!
  • quad-core 64-bit, x86 CPU, 4-8GB RAM, three display ports and integrated graphics
  • Probably using  AMD’s ‘Fusion’ APU.


Fedora RPMs are back
http://twitter.com/spotrh/status/288716059060629504


You can now choose which hard drive to install on with Steam For Linux
http://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/16ftgl/you_can_now_choose_which_hard_drive_to_install_on/

  • So simple even an ARCH user can do it.
  • Why the hell is this just getting added?


News:
Our long national nightmare is over! Euro Truck Simulator 2 Coming To Linux.
http://blog.scssoft.com/2013/01/linux-is-close.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xlTuC18xVII#!

  • Looks like they are developing on Ubuntu
  • The beta test will start “soon”
  • This is a thing? Really?
  • Hey man, the simulator market is still there.  Train simulator complete pack is on steam for over a thousand bucks.
  • Someone needs to make Sim Dictator. Just saying.


Openparsec lives?
http://linuxgamecast.com/2013/01/openparsec-its-not-dead-jim-0-2-beta-in-the-works/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/openparsec/?source=directory
http://www.openparsec.com/

  • Nearly 9 years after the release, Jason (THE Uber Linux Guy) and Phil revived the project
  • Each server is it’s own galaxy
  • Straight up death match.
  • You can build SVN but the original *.dat files from the Parsec LAN-Test are required to play.


The GCW-Zero: An open-source Linux-based handheld gaming device
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gcw/gcw-zero-open-source-gaming-handheld?

  • Ingenic JZ4770 1 GHz MIPS processor.
  • Runs OpenDingux, a Linux distribution which is designed to be developer friendly
  • They want to create a repository, similar to an App Market, where users can download free, open source software and also buy closed-source/indie software from developers.
  • $135 pledge gets you a Zero
  • $5000 for the etched pilsner glasses
  • Expensive pint glass
  • Semi-redundant given the proliferation of smartphones.  The only thing that portables have these days are exclusives


WebcamStudio comes to an end.
http://www.ws4gl.org/news-flash-/timetomoveon

  • Patrick no longer has time for the project.
  • Hard keeping up with gstreamer
  • We use our own system. This will not affect the podcast.

 



Games :
Andy’s super great pack
http://www.stuff-o-matic.com/asgp/

  • From the creators of Plee the Bear

 

  • This thing runs like ass
  • Doesn’t even run for me


Subvein version 0.73
http://subvein.net/

  • Subvein: Mutant Factions is a free multiplayer action game.
  • 20 weapons, skills system, vehicles and user-generated maps.
  • 0.73 brings Fog effects, dynamic map lighting, map decals, netcode and game performance
  • Dicked about on the server earlier.   Reminds me of old school Metal Gear games.  Or may be GTA1 crossed with Counter strike


Kairo
http://kairo.lockeddoorpuzzle.com/

  • Unity based so you know it runs
  • Some puzzles are WTF worthy
  • The graphics go from “ooh shiny” to “meh”
  • Fun time waster
  • What the hell am I playing?
  • Certainly Very trippy
  • Performance is really bad on my system (hex core @ 3.6ghz w 16GB Ram and GTX670 superclocked
  • ^THIS!
  • gets choppy on a lot of the levels


Alter Ego
http://www.retrosouls.net/?page_id=614

  • Weird little game
  • control a hero who has a phantom twin, his alter ego
  • switch between the hero and his alter ego limited number of times in a level
  • It gets challenging with a quickness
  • Fun for about 15 minutes, then I got kind of bored


Relics of Annorath Alpha #3 Update
https://forum.annorath-game.com/index.php/topic,155.0.html
http://imgur.com/a/xZhEb

  • No 32-bit support
  • New installer added for linux and windows (Installer is under GNU GPL v3 now)
  • Linux: Added new fullscreen mode for alt-tab support
  • Relics of Annorath is a MMORPG which plays in a medieval/post-modern ambience. It provides a complex economic system, which is also reflected on the profession system of the individual characters.


Feedback:

http://slexy.org/view/s20WcnT5vf
Kevin Kettler writes in to tell us about Leisure Suit Larry coming to Linux

http://slexy.org/view/s21KGr1Njj
Terry (author of retrobooster) writes in about Jordans issue with the game

http://slexy.org/view/s21zhCLskx
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoGmWwVfUD8
http://www.indiegogo.com/steelstorm2
Alexander Zubo (founder of KOT) shows off some early footage from SS2

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