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    Default Linux Game Publishing Shake-Up: CEO Steps Down

    Phoronix: Linux Game Publishing Shake-Up: CEO Steps Down

    There's some news today out of Linux Game Publishing, but it's not about a new game being ported to Linux. Rather, it's an apology from Michael Simms, the CEO of LGP, and to announce his resignation. Linux Game Publishing though isn't going away but a new CEO has been announced...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA1MTE

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    First, it's sad to see someone that contributed so much for the Linux gaming world go away after being burnt out.
    I wish him all the best.
    Hopefully, his successor will succeed in filling his large shoes.

    ... Now, do I hear X-rebirth port? (I'll settle for X3TC and X3AP instead...)

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    Sad news from someone who done so much for linux gaming, I do hope he recovers fully and maybe we see him back.

    and yes his successor has a big challange ahead of him Best of luck to him !

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    Must have been a tough decision.

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    Well, credit where credit is due, this was actually a great write-up Michael.

    And of course best of luck to everyone at LGP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    "Disciples 2: Darp Prophecy"
    Should that have been "Derp Prophecy"?

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    Great news:

    "Due to the current events surrounding Linux Game Publishing I have decided to temporarily offer their games massively cheaper (while at camp). For 14 days every LGP games, which I have in stock are 66% cheaper .

    First, I want to celebrate it with LGP are finally signs of life. Secondly, I expect and hope that prices will fall and lose my goods anyway so its value is.

    Get information in advance as Holarse users to contact me gets a little like getting a better deal. It is a losing proposition anyway. "

    http://www.holarse-linuxgaming.de/ne...g%C3%BCnstiger

    https://www.fun4tux.ch/

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    I found informations about Clive Crous:

    "I am a senior systems analyst and developer with 17 years professional development experience, including ICL mainframe, SCO Unixware, FreeBSD, several Linux distributions and all versions of Microsoft Windows. I currently analyse and lead projects from conception through to final release and deployment. I have experience with 3GL and 4GL application development, as well as database design. I have designed and developed programmers' in-house toolsets and worked in large teams as well as independently. I'm also actively involved in Open Source development and a lot of my free time goes into leading or contributing to several on-line projects.

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    I'm actually thrilled that Michael Simms steps down
    The man who took your money but never delivered any games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nille_kungen View Post
    I'm actually thrilled that Michael Simms steps down
    The man who took your money but never delivered any games.
    1. All the games I bought from them arrived on time and worked out of the box.
    2. Care to elaborate?

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