A repost from my Ubuntu Living blog:

Last December I stumbled on Good Old Games, a site that sells downloadable Vista- and XP-ready DRM-free reissues of classic games. And at pretty reasonable prices, too.

Part of their catalog were the earlier games from the Fallout series. And what do you know? They were offering Fallout and Fallout 2 at a bundle of $9.99. Just in time came my Paypal money, too. Since Paypal money is easier for me to spend, I went ahead and bought the games.
Only managed to play Fallout this morning and I'm happy to say it runs perfectly under Wine. I guess that's something to be said for the stuff from GoG: more likely than not, they will run in Linux (though you should check the Wine database just to be sure.)

Warcraft II

A repost from my Ubuntu Living blog:

I found a copy of Warcraft II: Battle.Net Edition on sale at Data Blitz in SM City Davao. How much? P200. Yup, that's right: P200. I was sorely tempted to buy it. After much vacillation over several visits (did I really have time to play), I finally caved in.

And you know the best part? It works great in Wine under Ubuntu!


A repost from my Ubuntu Living blog:

Since it's the weekend, time for a bit of gaming goodness. Our feature today: Powermanga, a good old-fashioned shoot-em-up arcade game made just for Linux.

The Powermanga website boasts:
Powermanga is an arcade 2D shoot-em-up game with 41 levels and more than 200 sprites. It runs in 320x200 or 640x400 pixels, with Window mode or full screen and support for 8, 15, 16, 24, and 32 bpp.

And I must say, it's a beautiful game. The theme is pure retro art deco transformed by some alien design sense.

Super Tux

A repost from my Ubuntu Living blog:

And now for some classic gaming goodness...presenting Super Tux, a Super Mario Bros.-like clone for Linux.


Yet another open source first-person shooter from the Ubuntu repositories, Warsow distinguishes itself because of its cel-shading presentation and because of its fast loading times. Of the three shooters I've tried under Ubuntu, Warsow came up the fastest. Its cartoonish presentation also marks a refreshing change from the typically dark and grimy environs we've come to expect from games like this.

Warsow's emphasis, like Nexuiz, is on multiplayer.
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