Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Linux

GOG.com kicks off 2015 DRM-Free Summer Sale

GOG (PC) Summer Sale - Screenshot 1

GOG.com is jumping the gun on summer by launching their 2015 DRM-Free Summer Sale today. The event will include free games, daily bundles, giveaways, and themed discounts. This year, the service will be offering rewards for games purchased, and buyers have the chance to score three free games. Everyone who spends at least $1 will receive a free copy of SimCity 2000, while $20 nets a free copy of Stalker: Clear Sky and $50 a free copy of Xenonauts. The offer runs for the duration of the sale, which is set to end on June 21. New deals will appear every 12 hours, which will add up to over 700 games. Today’s highlighted deals are bundle discounts for LucasArts adventure titles, D&D enhanced editions, Heroes of Might and Magic series, and the first two Stalker releases.

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Mighty No. 9 Collector’s Edition detailed, new trailer, screens released

Mighty No 9 (PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One) CE Announcement - Screenshot 1

Deep Silver has announced that they are expanding their Mighty No. 9 offerings with a Collector’s Edition. The $59.99 set will come with a Launch Edition of the game, special packaging with a foil signature from Keji Inafune, and an individually numbered statue of Beck that stands 6.5 inches tall and sports 14 points of articulation along with three interchangeable faceplates. Both the Limited and Collector’s editions will come with Retro Hero DLC, which will revert the graphics to an older style and add a one-hit difficulty mode. It was also announced that the game will also support cross-buy across all physical and digital versions of PS3, PS4, and PS Vita. And to top off the reveals, a new 60fps trailer, Beat Them at Their Own Game, has also been posted.

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Tropico 5 to go cloak-and-dagger route with Espionage DLC

Tropico 5 (PC, PS4, Xbox 360) Espionage DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Tropico 5 will be spending some time in the shadows in the newly announced expansion Espionage. Scheduled to launch on May 28 for PC, and later this year for PS4 and Xbox 360, the expansion will add a new six-mission campaign, The Maltese Toucan, which will pit the player against the machinations of foreign agents who are after the regime’s secrets. The pack will also include nine spy- and military-themed buildings, such as security checkpoints, a spy academy, dungeons, and the Ministry of Information; four avatar costumes; six avatar accessories; four island maps; four music tracks; sandbox tasks; and spying mechanics, which will also be available in all multiplayer modes and current Sandbox maps.

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GOG updates Galaxy, optional program enters open beta

GOG (Service) Galaxy Open Beta Announcement - Art 1

GOG’s Galaxy, an optional supplemental application that adds new functions to the service’s library, is now in open beta. The first new release to support the program will be The Witcher 3, which will be augmented with achievements, automatic updates, and stats. For the 1,000-plus titles already available, Galaxy will offer optional automatic updates, one-click installation, friends list, achievements, chat, online multiplayer and matchmaking, and the ability to rollback to previous patches. Some titles will also support cross-play between GOG and Steam.

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Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown in stores, online for PC

Shadowrun Chronicles Boston Lockdown (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown has left early access and officially launched for PC. The recently renamed role-playing game from Cliffhanger Productions is available online and in stores. As one of the megacorporations’ combat units, players will be able to utilize technology and magic in order to accomplish the nefarious and dangerous missions they’re assigned. The game features a campaign playable on or offline, 50-plus enemy types, tactical options such as cover fire and suppressive fire, and a variety of magic-based skills.

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Deep Silver to publish physical, digital versions of Mighty No. 9

Mighty No 9 (PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Deep Silver Announcement - Screenshot 1

Comcept is teaming up with Deep Silver to bring the side-scrolling, Keiji Inafune-helmed action platformer Mighty No. to stores and online on September 15. Physical versions will be available for PS4, Wii U, and Xbox One, while Linux, Mac, Windows PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 will be digital only. Digital versions for 3DS and PS Vita will launch at a later date. Deep Silver is also providing several localized versions with subtitles, in addition to English, French, and Japanese voice-over support. To learn more about the partnership, head over to the PS Blog, where Deep Silver reps are currently taking questions.

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Tropico 5 now available online, as Special Edition in stores for PS4

El Presidente has decided to grace the new console generation with his presence today in Tropico 5. Players will once again be able to guide a small island nation through the ages, from World War I to the Cold War and beyond. A dynastic element allows the president’s family to be placed in positions so that his policies are implemented, but each change must be monitored to ensure that the people do not become angry or rival factions gain too much power. Players wanting a physical copy will get a bonus, as the retail version is the Limited Special Edition and comes with a Tropican password, a postcard, and two download packs, Bayo del Olfato and The Big Cheese.

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First six screenshots released from dynamic PC RPG Zombasite

Zombasite (PC) Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Soldak has released the first set of screenshots from their upcoming open-world role-playing game Zombasite. The shots are from an early build but give a look at the dynamic world that’s currently in development, featuring some of the environments and factions that remain after an infection has caused the dead to rise. As a clan leader, players must guide their people alone or with a friend in co-op to battle the undead while dealing with the other survivors.

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Prepare the death ray! Tropico 5: Supervillian DLC now on Steam

Tropico 5 (PC) Supervillain DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

El Presidente is making the shift from benevolent to malevolent in the latest download pack for Tropico 5, Supervillian. The set includes a new standalone scenario that tasks players with becoming the world’s most dangerous villain by building an underground lair and fitting it with a new giant laser. The pack also adds a moustache avatar accessory, the Isla del Pescado sandbox map, and a new music track along with added voice overs.

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Night Dive releases Spirits of Xanadu for Linux, Mac, and Windows

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Night Dive Studios has released Allen Trivette and Lee Williams’ action-adventure title Spirits of Xanadu. Set on the research ship Xanadu, players must investigate how the craft came to become adrift in space and why its crew has been radio silent for months before setting about to return it to Earth. Curious gamers can check out a question-and-answer session, and possibly win a copy, today at Reddit, beginning today at 2 p.m. CST at the r/PCMasterRace sub-Reddit.

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