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Computer games are one of the cornerstones of the modern PC. The way we use our machines today goes back to the early 80s, when first "serious" PC games started showing up on the market. They defined the cutting edge of technology - and still do. One of the main reasons, if not the only reason, why most of us upgrade computers every few years are - yup - computer games. And make no mistake, the average gamer is 38 years old. 15 years ago, the same gamer was 38 minus 15 years old. We were kids then - and we still are. In this section, you will find lots of useful information about computer games - and gaming.

Major categories

Old games
Teaser 1

This section deals with old and very old games, most of them dating back to the golden years of DOS. In this section, you will find practical and proven tips how to successfully setup and play the old games on modern operating systems, including Windows XP and various flavors of Linux. Some of the topics covered include: emulation, virtualization, multiplayer over IPX and Serial, and more. For any DOS fan, this section is a MUST. Because of its size and importance, this section is located on a separate page. Enjoy.

Game reviews
Teaser 2

This sub-section is all about some of the best computer games ever made, timeless, legendary titles that defined the era in which they were made. Entirely subjective, of course. I play these games quite frequently, even though some have been released as many as 20 years ago. This is my humble tribute. Enjoy here as well.

Linux games

This sub-section is all about games for Linux. Although most of these games will run on just about any operating system, all of them have been developed to run natively on Linux. Most of them are open-source. Most of them can be found in Linux repositories and are very easy to install and configure. And they are all free. The majority of articles are collections presenting several game titles at once, from two up to 10+, complete with overall impression, graphics grades, and usually grouped by category. Certain games may show more than once or even as individual articles as new versions are released, since most of these titles are in continuous development.

Teaser 3

Increasing the awareness to Linux games is important. Currently, the Linux gaming is underestimated, underfunded and little known of. This makes Windows users hesitant to try Linux, because they fear losing the ability to play games. And even many Linux users are little aware of the wide range of fun titles that will run on their favorite operating system. My goal is to educate people on Linux gaming, bridge the gap between the Windows and Linux community and help developers produce more titles, and of better quality, for Linux.

Together, we can make Linux gaming a great, fun experience!

Game reviews

ArmA 3 Apex - Tanoa - Welcome to the jungle
updated December 27, 2017

GTA Vice City Steam version - Startup errors and saves
updated November 11, 2017

ArmA 3 War Diaries: Operation Migraine
updated September 30, 2017

Goofing around in ArmA 3
updated September 11, 2017

Age of Empires - Rise of the Rajas - Another star
updated August 18, 2017

ArmA 3 2017 SITREP - Still bloody awesome
updated July 7, 2017

ArmA 3 - The Last Hope - Abandoned
updated June 5, 2017

Age of Empire - The African Kingdoms - Superb
updated March 11, 2017

Cities: Skylines - After Dark and Snowfall are awesome!
updated May 6, 2015

Cities: Skylines - Let's go underground
updated April 18, 2015

Assetto Corsa - Is this the real life?
updated January 9, 2015

Cities: Skylines - Mod up!
updated December 11, 2015

Cities: Skylines - It's all in the roundabout, stoopid
updated November 18, 2015

Cities: Skylines - Finally, a worthy successor to SimCity 4
updated October 26, 2015

X-Plane flight simulator review - Are you committed?
updated July 4, 2015

ArmA 3 DLC suckfest
updated June 24, 2015

15 years later, Age of Empires still rocks
updated May 28, 2015

XCOM: Enemy Unknown review - A very decent remake
updated April 6, 2015

The ultimate guide to ArmA
updated March 7, 2015

Far Cry 4 review - Meh. Overrated. Arcade.
updated February 4, 2015

Awesome realism in Bohemia Interactive's ArmA franchise
updated May 7, 2014

Goofing around in ArmA 2
updated April 18, 2014

ArmA 2 + DayZ + Benny Hill = BennyZ
updated March 25, 2014

ArmA 2 Sabre Dance
updated February 15, 2014

ArmA 3 super-realistic combat action
updated January 31, 2014

Troubleshooting common Steam problems
updated October 7, 2013

ArmA 3 kicks massive ass!
updated September 30, 2013

DayZ narrated Randall Crazyass Honey Badger style
updated June 29, 2013

The five best computer games ever
updated May 24, 2013

Crysis review - More arcade
updated May 13, 2013

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad - Arcade
updated April 17, 2013

How to fix DayZ BattlEye update failure - guide
updated February 4, 2013

How to install DayZ mod for ArmA II - guide
updated January 24, 2013

Manage ArmA II mods with Play withSIX
updated January 14, 2013

DayZ video review and unofficial trailers in HD!
updated January 10, 2013

DayZ review - The scariest game you will ever play
updated January 4, 2013

ArmA II - The nostalgia pack
updated May 25, 2012

ArmA II - Anniversary Edition review
updated April 27, 2012

Scorched3D review - As great as ever
updated April 11, 2012

Troubleshooting common UrbanTerror problems
updated December 19, 2011

GTA Vice City + Windows 7 - Mouse does not work
updated November 26, 2011

My SimCity 4 region is complete!
updated October 24, 2011

Hidden & Dangerous II - It's not about shooting
updated October 12, 2011

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Important update
updated May 18, 2011

Medieval II: Total War review - Very good
updated February 16, 2011

Make your own games with FPS Creator
updated November 17, 2010

ArmA II - Good ole Operation Flashpoint NOT
updated October 22, 2010

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - 12GB worth of arcade
updated September 15, 2010

Goofing around in Operation Flashpoint
updated September 1, 2010

Live for Speed - Absolute perfection!
updated June 2, 2010

1701 A.D. - Sweet, good looking and addictive
updated February 1, 2010

Evil Genius - Dr. Evil would have been proud
updated October 10, 2009

Max Payne - Welcome to despair
updated September 12, 2009

SimCity 4: A builder's paradise
updated April 4, 2009

How to install Medieval II: Total War not on C: drive
updated March 21, 2009

UFO: Enemy Unknown - Recipe for primal fear
updated November 24, 2008

Operation Flashpoint - the one and only FPS
updated February 23, 2008

1942: The Pacific Air War
updated September 30, 2007

Scorched3D - Nostalgia in three dimensions
updated December 2, 2006

GTA Vice City - Satisfaction Galore
updated October 8, 2006

(Open) Transport Tycoon Deluxe
updated July 6, 2006

Caesar III - one of the best real time strategies ever
updated June 29, 2006

Linux games

SuperTuxKart - A simple recipe for simple fun
updated February 5, 2016

Steam in SteamOS 2.0 Beta hangs? Solution.
updated July 18, 2015

SteamOS 2.0 Beta review - Commencing countdown
updated July 17, 2015

From Windows to Linux, Part 3: Games
updated August 20, 2014

Civilization V review - On Linux, looking good
updated July 7, 2014

How to setup and test SteamOS as a virtual machine
updated January 11, 2014

SteamOS review - Lovely jubbly!
updated December 28, 2013

Entertainment Fosters Innovation
updated December 4, 2013

How to install Steam in Kubuntu - tutorial
updated December 2, 2013

Sauerbraten Collect Edition review - Good, mental fun
updated September 23, 2013

How to install Steam in Linux Mint
updated August 24, 2013

Ultimate Linux gaming guide
updated July 17, 2013

Serious Sam 3: BFE review - Blood by the pound
updated June 12, 2013

How to install Steam client in Ubuntu 13.04 - Tutorial
updated May 11, 2013

How to setup Flash Player in Steam Linux - another guide
updated February 25, 2013

How to install the official release of Steam in Ubuntu
updated February 25, 2013

FlightGear review - Pilots needed, do apply
updated February 18, 2013

Team Fortress 2 review - Mad and fun
updated February 11, 2013

How to setup Flash Player in Steam Linux
updated December 31, 2012

Steam Linux first impressions
updated December 14, 2012

PCSX2 - Playstation 2 emulator installation and setup
updated November 15, 2012

0 A.D. - Ancient civilizations clash, for free
updated August 17, 2012

Steam is coming to Linux - it's official
updated July 25, 2012

Alien Arena 7.53 reviewed
updated June 27, 2012

Zero Ballistics game - Terminal trajectory to fun
updated March 8, 2012

Linux games compilation 11 - Don't fear the numbers!
updated February 3, 2012

Urban Terror second review - Fun over realism
updated January 27, 2012

OpenTTD in 32-bit graphics mode! Marvelous.
updated December 9, 2011

Linux Free Mega Games Pack (FreeMGP)
updated August 19, 2011

OpenTTD on openSUSE - The perfect transport simulation
updated July 2, 2011

PlayOnLinux - There are no miracles
updated June 20, 2011

The Humble Frozenbyte Bundle Reviewed
updated May 20, 2011

Spring Engine - Ready for prime time?
updated March 31, 2011

The Humble Indie Bundle Reviewed - Part 2
updated March 18, 2011

The Humble Indie Bundle Reviewed - Part 1
updated February 26, 2011

Best online games (for Linux users, too!)
updated December 11, 2010

SuperGamer - Dedicated live Linux gaming DVD - BOOM!
updated December 3, 2010

Make your own games with Syntensity
updated November 15, 2010

10 is the magic number - of Linux gaming compilations
updated October 1, 2010

Comings and goings in the Linux gaming world
updated September 10, 2010

glc - The Linux FRAPS
updated July 24, 2010

Five best non-free Linux games of 2010
updated July 8, 2010

Five best free Linux games of 2010
updated June 28, 2010

Install Wine applications easily with Winetricks
updated June 23, 2010

Heroes of Newerth - Charge!
updated June 17, 2010

Top Linux games your money can buy
updated June 7, 2010

Linux games mega collection - Part 9
updated May 19, 2010

Enemy Territory Quake Wars - OMG!
updated April 26, 2010

Prey - Bring your diaper bag, cause it's scary!
updated April 19, 2010

Linux games mega collection - Part 8
updated April 10, 2010

How to install DirectX in Linux using Wine
updated January 13, 2010

Linux: Install a million games in one click!
updated December 16, 2009

Alien Arena 2009 - Dark, morbid and a whole lot of fun
updated November 23, 2009

Nexuiz - Looking good!
updated October 21, 2009

Quake Live - Redefining the online gaming
updated September 20, 2009

Everything you wanted to know about Linux games
updated August 12, 2009

Linux games mega collection - Part 7
updated June 29, 2009

Another superb collection of Linux games
updated May 28, 2009

More about Linux games - Part 5
updated February 6, 2009

Linux games - First Person Shooters - Part Three
updated January 12, 2009

Linux games - Lots of great choices
updated November 24, 2008

Linux games - First Person Shooters - Part Deux
updated October 14, 2008

Linux games - First Person Shooters
updated August 8, 2008

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