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Check out this modern rewrite of the classic racer wipEout

By Liam Dawe,
Do you remember the original wipEout? An absolute classic racer originally released 1995 for Sony PlayStation, DOS and later the SEGA Saturn. Now there's a modern cross-platform remake available to try out.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 31: The Fear of Loss

By Hamish,
I was trawling through the old web one evening, looking for additional resources on early Linux gaming, when I came across a freeware game I had never heard of before. Little did I know that this was going to be the start of a long and daunting quest; it was really starting to look like Phobia III - Edge Of Humanity had become Linux gaming lost media.

More retro goodies coming in the Toaplan Arcade Shoot ‘Em Up Collection Vol.2

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for another blast from the past? After the success of the first set, Toaplan Arcade Shoot ‘Em Up Collection Vol.2 has been announced from Bitwave Games and Toaplan.

FACEMINER is a retro dystopian narrative-driven A.I. management sim

By Liam Dawe,
Ready to go back to the 90s? Keep an eye on FACEMINER, a simulation game about AI, surveillance and mass biometric data harvesting set in 1999.

Voxel Doom II releasing August 1st

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for more retro action? Voxel Doom II (a mod made with GZDoom) is releasing August 1st, giving you fully 3D voxel-based models for a second helping of Doom.

Pick up some absolute classic in the GOG 'Make Classics Last Forever Sale'

By Liam Dawe,
Game store GOG has launched the Make Classics Last Forever Sale, a good chance for you to pick up some retro beauties with money left to spare.

Heroes of Might and Magic II game engine fheroes2 v1.0.6 out now

By Liam Dawe,
fheroes2 continues to improve the classic Heroes of Might and Magic II, with a new release available now with plenty of tweaks and improvements.

Star Wars Dark Forces source port The Force Engine gets upgraded

By Liam Dawe,
Another fresh release went out recently for The Force Engine, a rebuilt game engine to play STAR WARS - Dark Forces and eventually Outlaws nicely on modern systems.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 30: Imperial Purple

By Hamish,
War! Age of Imperialism was in the first instance a board game, designed by Glenn Drover of Eagle Games. Players assume the role of a colonial empire intent on subjugating the rest of the world. Coverage at the time directed much praise to the game's artificial intelligence, which does make for a canny computer opponent.

Quantum: Recharged from Atari gets a new trailer

By Liam Dawe,
Ahead of the upcoming release of Quantum: Recharged, the latest in the series of retro remakes from Atari and SneakyBox, a new trailer is live now.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 29: The Odyssey

By Hamish,
It was one of my regular readers, Grzegorz Budny, that let me know about the driving simulation Odyssey by Car first released by the German independent developer Oliver Hamann back in 2001. The stylized vector looking graphics lend a timeless quality, leaving it a shame that more players will not get to experience the odyssey.

AMD RADV gets feature to help emulation and translation layers

By Liam Dawe,
Some fun news for AMD GPU owners with the open source RADV (Vulkan) Mesa driver, as it recently gained support for fragment shader interlock. This will be useful for emulation and translation layers.

Classic LucasArts games emulator DREAMM adds early Linux support

By Liam Dawe,
Want a way to play classic LucasArts games on Linux? While some ways already exist like ScummVM, another is DREAMM and it now has early Linux support.

Retro 2D platformer Zool Redimensioned is now Steam Deck Verified

By Pengling,
The Ninja of the Nth Dimension is back! Explore vibrant retro landscapes, discover hidden secrets and take down menacing bosses in a modern reimagining of the classic action platforming adventure Zool.

SNES JRPG inspired game Alterium Shift arrives July 6th

By Liam Dawe,
Inspired by SNES classics, the JRPG styled Alterium Shift plans to have an Early Access release land on July 6th and it's looking good.

Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is absolute boomer shooter joy

By Liam Dawe,
Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun has released on Steam and it works out of the box on Steam Deck and desktop Linux thanks to Proton 8.

Retro racer Super Indie Karts got upgraded with Steam Deck support

By Liam Dawe,
While Super Indie Karts already had Native Linux support, it's nice to see another developer making improvements for Steam Deck too.

Build bridges over hot lava in Hellgineers

By Liam Dawe,
Hellgineers takes the idea of Bridge Constructor and gives it a devilish spin, available now with Native Linux support.

Ship of Harkinian, a PC port of Ocarina of Time has a feature-filled upgrade

By Liam Dawe,
Do you love the classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time? Clearly a lot of people do, and the PC port Ship of Harkinian just recently had a great sounding upgrade.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 28: Losing My Marbles

By Hamish,
Marble Blast was first released in 2002, before being updated to Marble Blast Gold in 2003. The demo can be obnoxious, with it showing a begging screen imploring you to buy the full game after completing each and every level. Considering the state of the registered version as it exists now, this can feel more than a bit galling.
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