CASTER – Coming soon on a Linux platform near you!

Without going completely off topic from the start, I have to say I was reluctant to sign up to Twitter, I thought it another trendy gimmick that was the sole remit of those trendy, texting obsessed mobile phone users who have about as much tech experience as a goldfish.  I was wrong, when I signed…

ALIEN ARENA v7.21 – FPS Action on a distro near you!

We first covered this fast paced FPS some time ago HERE. It was with great pleasure then that I took a look at the latest update to this work. I can confirm, what was already an extremely polished product is now even more so.  On the last version there was a minor issue with the…

FEATURE: WINE 1.0.1 – WORLD OF WINECRAFT (Wrath of the Lich King)

Do you like the title?  World of Winecraft?! There are many reports on Wine, with compatibility charts and performance comparisons, I intend to take a look at it slightly differently. I have an adiction, a guilty pleasure if you will for World Of Warcraft (Wrath of the Lich King).  A Windows online RPG that really…

REVIEW: CHILDSPLAY – An educational suite for younger people.

Its been a while since we took a look at a review.    We’ve all been very busy laughing and exposing Microsoft, its shown in the hits aswel, because in oct/nov I was averaging 28 hits a day😦 and for December we are looking at 80+🙂 Its clear to me (especially after the kind emails Ive…

REVIEW: GO OLLIE! – Platforming fun on our beloved Linux!

Review by Goblin[RFD] There has been quite alot of seriousness on my blog over the recent weeks, so I find myself reviewing another Linux platform game, this time by Tweeler.  I saw it originally mentioned on the Linux Game Tome, and decided to give it the Openbytes treatment, as I have always been a fan…

REVIEW: SECRET MARYO CHRONICLES

Hi!  Ive been asked to include a mention (and take a look at) at piece of software not only aimed at the average gamesplayer, but also for the younger Linux user. The important thing about bringing Linux into your home is that everyone can use it, and whilst these days people are playing games on…

REVIEW: POKER-TH – Texas Hold em online!

Review by GOBLIN[RFD] I am not a fan of gambling, although I do love the card game Texas Hold’em. Its a poker variant that is very easy to learn, combining skill, the ability to bluff and blind luck to win. I wont explain the rules here, but you can easily learn on the many tutorial…

REVIEW: GRIDWARS 2 – Manic, addictive & free!

Article by Goblin[RFD] Firstly, I promise that all these game reviews will stop!  As you may have realised I took away the email feature here, this was mainly due to the overwhelming response of recommended titles and the time it takes me to try out each one! This is the last of the game recommendations…

REVIEW: REGNUM – Not a system command, another RPG!

Article by Goblin[RFD] Sounding more like a system command rather than a game, Regnum is the latest discovery ive made in the world of free online RPG’s and more importantly, native Linux ones. After downloading 290mb of game installation, I was ready to go adventuring!  First Ill mention the GFX, nice, and on my GFX…

REVIEW: NEXUIZ – FPS Mayhem for Linux

Article by GoblinRFD Deathmatch FPS’s are like buses, you wait for ages and then two come along at the same time, well not really, but twice Ive found a deathmatch game while looking through the Linux repository, A really fine and polished piece of work, after download.installation the game opens up into a very slick…

REVIEW: PLANESHIFT – A promising RPG?

I have to admit, online RPG’s are a favourite of mine.  Up until now I prided myself on the knowledge that if something was open source/freeware and was a little special, I knew about it.  I spend hours searching sites for hidden gems and great works.  So it supprises me when, purely by clicking on…

REVIEW: ALIEN ARENA

My first online FPS for Linux.  A 300meg ish deathmatch game, that is completely free of charge. But how does it play? Very well.  The games are fast paced and there are plenty of those annoying experts who jump around avoiding your bullets and bragging when you are dead.  The game has plenty of weapons…