"In the ancient days, if you wanted a new video game to play,
you had to buy it at your local computer store. Now, thanks to the
wonders of the Internet, the largest shopping mall of Linux-based
video games is available at your fingertips. You can buy
(commercial or shareware), try (shareware or demos) or get it for
free (freeware). But where do you go? The Internet is a pretty
big place, and you don't want to spend the entire day
window-shopping. So I spent the day shopping for you, so you know
exactly where to go to find that Tetris knockoff you've been
"First up was an obvious start: the Linux Games site (). Linux
Games is more orientated towards high-end commercial software.
These guys are big on games like Unreal, Quake, StarCraft and the
notorious and violent Soldier of Fortune. They host a number of
sites that are specific to games in this genre. Linux Games is
another in a trend of "News Posting" sites, which allow public
postings of software-releases announcements."
"The Linux Game Tome () is the celebrity in the list. These guys
have been at it for a while and have made a name for themselves;
it's the first site anyone around here mentions. And you can't help
but like that domain name. The site has a simple and very
functional layout. It's easy to read and easy to browse. And they
cover the gamut, from shareware to freeware, and everything in
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