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  • Darksiders Has Been Ported To Linux

    Phoronix: Darksiders Has Been Ported To Linux

    Leszek Godlewski of Nordic Games has shared that he's ported the Darksiders game to Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc0MDQ

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    Unbelievable- this is possibly my favorite genre, and considering how console-centric it can be this is quite surprising. It gives me hope, especially when they are doing these things in quiet- who knows what will pop up next? I'm getting rather excited for Linux gaming now, given the breadth of varied, well-known games we're beginning to see.

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    • #3
      Wow! This is probably the first game from this genre (arcade slasher) to be on GNU/Linux! (at least I don't recall any others, this genre is quite rare outside of consoles anyway)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cyber Killer View Post
        Wow! This is probably the first game from this genre (arcade slasher) to be on GNU/Linux! (at least I don't recall any others, this genre is quite rare outside of consoles anyway)
        Brütal Legend could be called an "arcade slasher", I guess.

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        • #5
          Darksiders was hell of a game, I spent hours and hours on it (almost done with buying the power to the merchant "guy", got the ultimate armor). I was a bit disappointed when seeing that the Windows port was just a strict conversion (no highdef textures, no antialiasing in the engine), the same as x360. It's a real good surprise to see it thrown to Linux (even if it's just Steam-targeted).

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          • #6
            Originally posted by xeekei View Post
            Brütal Legend could be called an "arcade slasher", I guess.
            True, I forgot about that one, but it's not a slasher per se, it's a slasher/driving/rts, with the slasher part being sadly less and less the more into the game you progress.

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            • #7
              I think the preferred term for this genre is 'spectacle fighter', it's certainly my favourite term for it.

              Haven't played this, nor it's sequel. But it's in my 'purchased in a Steam sale but never played' pile. Might give it a go on Linux.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by scionicspectre View Post
                considering how console-centric it can be this is quite surprising.
                Steamboxes are considered consoles.

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                • #9
                  While reading this news i realized my attitude changed:
                  Perviously: "DRM or not. Happily there is some Linux software to support!"
                  Now: "Darksiders for Linux? Nice? Is it on GoG? No .. hmm.. Is it on Humble Store? No? Bah, who needs Darksiders...."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kemosabe View Post
                    While reading this news i realized my attitude changed:
                    Perviously: "DRM or not. Happily there is some Linux software to support!"
                    Now: "Darksiders for Linux? Nice? Is it on GoG? No .. hmm.. Is it on Humble Store? No? Bah, who needs Darksiders...."
                    Steam != DRM, its an optional feature.

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