What are you playing this weekend? We're Linux distro-hopping
news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Saturday, 29 August, 2020 - 18:42 · 2 minutes
Time to brew a cup of your favourite and chat in the comments, let's see what GOL readers have been enjoying on their Linux boxes recently.
This week we saw Children of Morta gain official Linux support and wow—what absolutely stunning artwork it has. I'm constantly finding myself just appreciating the detail that went into it. Children of Morta could quite easily be my biggest surprise of this year. Not only that, the introduction with the narration is simply incredible.
I will no doubt have more to say about it in the coming days/weeks. We're also going to have our livestreamer take a look too, so be sure to follow us on Twitch .
We've also been doing a little extra of Drink More Glurp , because it's honestly just hilarious. You control a funny little character, with each stick on a gamepad being an arm and you need to progress through randomized events. Playing it with others is pure joy, as you're all laughing away at how ridiculous it is, which is aplified by it being a hot-seat game so you're all watching or being watched. Do check it out, brilliant game.
I've also done the great distro-hop of 2020, moving over from Manjaro to EndeavourOS . Not only that, I've also moved from the KDE Plasma desktop environment to MATE, so it's been quite a disruptive day. Sometimes, change is just needed. This brings me that little bit closer to a standard Arch Linux install, although I do like my easy install options so EndeavorOS made that quite simple. A little NVIDIA headache aside (nomodeset in GRUB was needed), it's running smoothly now.
Thanks to the Ventoy app , doing it was super simple too since I could just download the ISO and dump it right onto the USB and reboot without any fuss.
MATE is far less flashy than KDE Plasma, but also runs a lot smoother, especially on NVIDIA where Plasma has a lot of rough edges and random slow downs and occasional momentary freezes. As a side effect of the move, it seems my keyboard is also no longer randomly disconnecting so that's a bonus.
Anyway, that's enough Linux distribution talk…
Stuck for something this weekend? There's plenty of deals going on:
- Humble Stores's End of Summer Sale
- GOG's Harvest Sale
- Two Point Hospital free to try for 1 more day, big discount
Over to you in the comments: what have you been gaming on Linux lately? Give over your suggestions on what's hot.