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posted by janrinok on Tuesday March 18 2014, @11:05PM   Printer-friendly
from the getting-there-eventually dept.

Marneus68 writes

"Digital DRM-free game distributor GOG.com is finally jumping on the Linux bandwagon.

Following the steps of Desura and Steam, GOG.com plans to offer Linux compatible games starting this year. Along with games already available for Linux, GOG.com will also be selling 'a variety of classics that are, for the first time, officially supported and maintained [by them].'

Most of the DOS titles already provided by GOG.com will probably pose no major technical challenge since GOG has been using DosBox on Windows and Mac OS X since the very beginning however, all the exclusive ports will probably be more difficult to provide."

 
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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by el_oscuro on Wednesday March 19 2014, @12:45AM

    by el_oscuro (1711) on Wednesday March 19 2014, @12:45AM (#18316)

    I'm already awash in Steam games and will never need Windows again. Now if only I could get Battlezone [wikipedia.org], it would be awesome!

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  • (Score: 1) by bugamn on Wednesday March 19 2014, @01:58AM

    by bugamn (1017) on Wednesday March 19 2014, @01:58AM (#18353)

    Personally I hope they bring the Linux version of Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 19 2014, @09:55AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 19 2014, @09:55AM (#18477)

      Personally I hope they bring the Linux version of Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.

      Why didn't you buy it when it was first available? I have it on my shelf, with penguin logo and everything.

      • (Score: 2) by hatta on Wednesday March 19 2014, @02:28PM

        by hatta (879) on Wednesday March 19 2014, @02:28PM (#18555)

        Does it still install and run?

  • (Score: 1) by NezSez on Wednesday March 19 2014, @03:03PM

    by NezSez (961) on Wednesday March 19 2014, @03:03PM (#18569) Journal

    http://bzflag.org/ [bzflag.org]
    Opensource clone of the original SGI game, with improvements.
    No it isn't the same as the activision souped up version that came later.
    Still fun and interesting though.

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