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Sauerbraten 2009 Trooper Edition Released

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| As we shared last week, a new release of Sauerbraten (a.k.a. Cube 2) has been 
| in the making for quite some time, but today an update for this popular first 
| person shooter has been released.  
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NzI0NA

Transmission for Linux Reaches 1.6.0

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| All BitTorrent users will be happy to hear that a new version of the popular 
| Transmission client has been released, for both Linux and Mac platforms. 
| Transmission 1.6.0 brings a beta client for the Qt framework as well as 
| important new features and improvements.   
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http://news.softpedia.com/news/Transmission-for-Linux-Reaches-1-6-0-110799.shtml


Recent:

New Sauerbraten Release Is Imminent

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| Within the next few days we should see the first 2009 release of Sauerbraten
| and it brings a host of new features. In this article is a rundown on some of
| the key features along with screenshots we captured when running their latest
| Subversion code.
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| [...]
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| Some of the major improvements in this first 2009 update for Sauerbraten
| include new rag-doll physics, a new particle system, new explosion effects,
| and quite a few other prominent changes.
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=sauerbraten_2009_imminent&num=1


Related:

Frag 'em in your own backyard with Sauerbraten

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| Sauerbraten is a fully loaded first-person shooter. It has single-player
| modes with interesting motion delay, several multiplayer gaming modes, and
| enough maps to keep you involved for as long as you wish to play. You can
| host your own Sauerbraten server on your LAN or join one of the dozens of
| online servers.
|
| But if you have to point to the one thing that separates Saurberaten from the
| rest, it has to be its in-game 3-D map editor. You can also take your
| map-building expertise online, and work with map editors from around the
| world in an online collaborative environment.
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http://www.linux.com/feature/145339


Gaming on Ubuntu (Linux)

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| There is also always the opportunity to run a virtual machine to run your
| windows programs (that will be the topic of my next post). So, next time
| someone says to you that they don’t want to switch to Linux because they
| won’t be able to play games, you might want to correct them.
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http://look2linux.com/2008/07/gaming-on-ubuntu-linux/


Open Source Shoot-Em-Up

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| But lately, I’m also starting to see the appeal of doing without a hyped-up
| platform like Unreal Tournament 2004 or Battlefield 1942. Fracturing the mod
| community has sparked creativity, particularly when it comes to open-source
| games based on free engines. A lot of out-there projects are getting major
| traction with gamers—big attention that wouldn’t happen if everyone was still
| fixated on grinding out Onslaught maps or tweaking Desert Combat.
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http://www.gamesradar.com/f/open-source-shoot-em-up/a-200807091680682062
http://tinyurl.com/5achfn


Linux-based device gains accelerometer-based games

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| Chumby Industries announced a partnership with Albino Blacksheep to provide
| Flash-based games for the Linux-based Chumby "alarm-clock" computer,
| leveraging its motion-sensing capabilities. Meanwhile, Chumby's development
| site is growing, providing a forum, wikis, and other information for hacking
| the Chumby's open-source hardware and software.
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9517072485.html


Valve questions Microsoft's commitment to PC gaming

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| Half-Life 2 developer Valve thinks that Microsoft's current
| "Games for Windows" marketing push is a cynical ploy to sell
| more copies of Windows Vista, rather than a genuine effort to
| invigorate the PC gaming market.
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http://tomshardware.co.uk/2007/03/12/valve_questions_microsofts_commitment/
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