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A New Linux Game Update For The Holidays

Gaming

Published on 21 December 2010 07:13 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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While we continue to be taken away by Unigine OilRush and other projects, for those without access to these new titles and not impressed by the recent Humble Indie Bundle #2 or Zero Ballistics 2, there is a new alternative: Warsow 0.6.

Warsow 0.5 was released in August of 2009 but this Qfusion-powered first person shooter (and Phoronix Test Suite benchmark) is now being succeeded by Warsow 0.6.

Warsow 0.6 delivers on a number of new game maps, improvements to existing maps for improved visuals and other restyling, brand new weapon models for a more unified and modern appearance, a new game type, and new music. The new game type is Capture The Flag - Tactics.

Besides in-game improvements, Warsow 0.6 has an updated engine that delivers on more realistic lighting along with other improvements along with lower-latency network code and higher frame-rates due to engine performance optimizations.

The release announcement and download links can be found at Warsow.net.

About The Author
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 and or contacted via .
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