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    1. Haven't gamed on a PC for 10 years. Built a gaming rig. What games do I install?

      I've been out of PC gaming for at least 10 years. Although I have a PS4 and I loved playing God of War 4 and Witcher 3. Through what might only be described as a mishap, I've ended up building a...

      I've been out of PC gaming for at least 10 years. Although I have a PS4 and I loved playing God of War 4 and Witcher 3.

      Through what might only be described as a mishap, I've ended up building a computer with a kickass GPU. 3700X, RX 5700XT, 2TB Gigabyte Aorus NVMe. The works.

      Build's half done, I plan on dual booting hackintosh & windows 10 -- the latter I haven't used in many years as well, I'm a UNIX guy.

      What should I even install on this thing? I've been very disconnected from the gaming industry and I've no idea what games are new or good or cool to show off what my hardware can do

      19 votes
    2. XCOM: Chimera Squad announced, releases 4/24

      Firaxis just announced a new addition to the XCOM series in the form of XCOM: Chimera Squad. It takes place 5 years after the events of XCOM 2 and focuses on a specific squad of named human and...

      Firaxis just announced a new addition to the XCOM series in the form of XCOM: Chimera Squad. It takes place 5 years after the events of XCOM 2 and focuses on a specific squad of named human and alien characters trying to maintain the peace in a one of the new cities.

      Game Reveal Trailer

      Gameplay Trailer

      It's currently $10 on steam, presumably since it looks like it was built on the XCOM 2 engine. The sale lasts until May 1st, so you'll have time to wait until some reviews are out before you buy it.

      I absolutely loved XCOM 2: War of the Chosen, so this is a nice surprise for me. Some of my friend who have played some of the older XCOMs are comparing it at least thematically to XCOM: Apocalypse

      Edit:
      @cwagner provided a link to GMG where its currently $9.50

      9 votes
    3. Let's talk gaming on Linux

      Assorted questions. As always, don't feel like you have to treat them like a quiz and answer them one-by-one (though you certainly can), but more like jumping off points for discussing whatever...

      Assorted questions. As always, don't feel like you have to treat them like a quiz and answer them one-by-one (though you certainly can), but more like jumping off points for discussing whatever you feel is relevant:

      • Who here games on Linux?
      • How long have you been doing it?
      • What is your setup like? Full-time Linux? Dual booting? GPU Passthrough?
      • Which distro do you use, and why? Did gaming-related factors have an influence on that choice at all?
      • What are some of the positives about gaming on Linux?
      • What are some of the drawbacks/frustrations?
      • What are some of your favorite native Linux games?
      • What are your thoughts on the main gaming platforms' support or lack thereof for Linux?
      • Do you personally feel a friction between open source philosophy and playing closed-source games?
      • Do you think that Valve's Proton initiative is a help or hindrance for Linux gaming?

      Share anything else you feel is relevant as well. I'm mostly interested in hearing what other people's experiences are.

      Also, I debated whether to put this in ~games or ~tech and ultimately decided on the former, but if it's better placed in ~tech I'm fine with that.

      26 votes