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[News] Very Slick Sauerbraten is Coming Shortly (Screenshots)

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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.   
| [...]
| 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.  



Eying Eisenstern And Eye Candy

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| Significantly better than off-milk, is the activity burst on the new
| Eisenstern development effort. Basically the lead Sauer devs, who had been
| creating Eisenstern as a side project from their work on Sauerbraten, have
| turned it over to the community. The community has regrouped using
| Sourceforge and now (with 24 registered team members) it is one of the most
| active projects on the whole of Sourceforge. Using the rapid collaborative
| level creation abilities of Sauerbraten as well as all the other features
| that hard work has delivered over the years, I predict good things for
| Eisenstern - to finally fulfil that void of a good Free Software single
| player first person role playing game. Or, if you love acronym overload, a
| FOSS SP FPS RPG. Or FSFR if you love acronym acronyms. I'm digressing
| again... it's a bad habit!



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.


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.


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.


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.


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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