LinuxGameCast Weekly EP46 — Left 4 Dead 2 BETA? (Beta)? Buler?

Coming up on Linux Gamecast Weekly: We’re launching another Away Of Give! Steam reaches 1.07% L4D2 is both in and out of beta (we explain) and it’s full-metal lies, damn lies, and Bundles. Then the review chairs go Faster Than Light. All this, plus your hate mail.


Away of Give #4 (pending)






Colour key: Venn Jordan Pedro


Strike suit zero linux (beta)

  • Developed on the proprietary Xed engine.

  • Kidō Senshi Gandamu

Away of GIVE #4 FTL (The Debate of the Ages)

The rules? Simple! In your own words: Best rom com. Babylon 5 or Enterprise?


Steam News :

Steam Hardware Survey – June. Listed Linux at 1.07%


Left 4 Dead 2 Beta is out of Beta back in (Beta) ..beta

  • (Beta) is the Beta of the non-beta.

  • First install, missing executable

  • Second? Shite don’t run on our Steam boxen

    • (Beta) once more ಠ_ಠ

      • FIXED IT!

  • Worked fine right outhabox on my calculator.


Crusader Kings II’ Update v1.103


Nvidia 325.08 Beta Driver



  • Poor performance on our capture box.

  • Stick with 319 unless something is wrong.


Lies, damn lies, and Bundles

  • Number Crusher Porn


Humble weekly Sale

  • The last few Weekly Sales have been a bit meh.

    • Seriously


Silence on the Line

  • Wow, that’s a bit shit.

  • The atmosphere works, until you realize that sound the ghosts make is the same as the Zombies from Minecraft.

  • Speaking of Minecraft, those graphics… Goshdangit.


The Maker’s Eden prototype

  • I figured out how to open the window and that you could tune the radio to your character’s ID thing… then I lost interest.

  • Digging the retro comic style but at the end of the day it’s a point-and-click adventure game.

  • Finished the prototype, got to da streets yo

  • I like the art direction, but the art itself can be a bit cringeworthy

    • Right there!

  • Reminds me a bit of penny Arcade’s Automata

Mstreetc yDROID Kickstarter?

  • I’m confused…

    • On that note, there are two $10 tiers that have the exact same rewards. Except one is limited and the other isn’t.

    • Thought you were misreading but nope. Seems legit.  

  • Good luck to them

  • $35,000

  • complete the story.

  • debug.

  • balance.

  • Add a companion robot with a laser head. It stays with you from level to level and gains ranking that are used for upgrades.

  • add one McDROID model with different stats.


Lutris 0.3 released

“The release makes Lutris what is was meant to be: a gaming platform (similar to Steam or Desura), it’s not a dumb frontend for linux games anymore.”

  • I’m not hating but is this needed or better yet, is there room in 2013?

  • Its nifty…but a wee useless.


– Nooope
– Not sure if want
– Check it out
– Shutupandtakemymonies 

Game: FTL


Devel: Subset Games

Engine: Custom?

Price: $10.00

Makes with the working



  • MInus a chair because it crashed my mate session the first time I ran it on my ATI box



Shiny / Sounds


  • I should give this one chair since I loathe retro graphics but I can tell a lot of work went into this.

  • Audio is full-metal beep boop.


  • For what it is, the graphics are adequate.

  • I do like the music though.  Gives a real sense of emptiness


  • Love the chiptunes

  • The graphics are nothing spectacular

  • For the kind of game that it is, it fits but it’s not 4 chair material.




  • Blasting the ships and clicking “jump” work just fine. Making the ship minions move about can be a bit iffy.


  • Again, for what it is, the controls are adequate

  • The Door controls can get a bit weird though


  • This is where it shines, I took my laptop out with me a couple of times and played the game using only my touchpad and it works really well.




  • ಠ_ಠ really ..I don’t get the hype for this game.

  • I guess it would be fun if you have a low-end PC with infinite time. I have neither.


  • Like most roguelikes, its a nice pick up and play game.

  • Its fun to play ships captain….Numbah One

  • Once you start getting non human ships, the game gets more fu n


  • I was actually afraid to start playing this game, judging how some people lost hours upon hours of their lives just clicking away.

  • Being the eternal Compulsive Gamer I was scared it might suck me in

  • Fortunately for me it didn’t; unfortunately for the fun category it didn’t


Final – *



  • Welcome to the niche market side of the Internet, John.

  • We had cookies, but Jordan ate them all!

    • HTTP Cookies are my favourite


Upcoming Space Sim MOBA

  • It’s like Guns of Icarus in SPAAAAAAAAAACE, except you can’t blame your team-mates here.


Project H.U.M.A.N.

  • I have yet to find an Alt.R.G. that I really enjoy.

  • hehehehe FARG.

    • Teehee


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