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ShowMeLinux.com: Where the Games Are? Linux that is

Aug 08, 2000, 15:22 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sidney Snide)

[ Thanks to J. Grant for this link. ]

"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 wanting."

"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 between."

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