Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
Linux Game Publishing has announced today that they will be the publisher of Mindware's Cold War. Cold War can be described as: Cold War follows the story of a freelance journalist who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R. Twelve hours after arriving in Moscow for a routine story, he has been stripped of all possessions, beaten unconscious and thrown into the KGB`s political prison. Using only recovered weapons and improvised gadgets, he must now evade or overcome elite Soviet forces and defeat the conspiracy before he is sent to a Siberian prison camp or killed. The Linux demo of Cold War had premiered last November, and it will not be until June 15, 2006 that LGP will begin to ship the title. For screenshots from the demo maps, Phoronix has it covered. Linux Game Publishing has stated on its Cold War product page that the game will retail for £30.00, or approximately $37 USD. The system hardware recommendations include a 1.7GHz processor, 384MB of RAM, 1.6GB of disk space, DVD-ROM drive, 3D hardware accelerated device with 128MB of video memory, and an OSS compatible sound card.