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Defendguin

I've been reading "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline. And yes, it has me thinking about classic arcade games. And no, this isn't a book review. It's about one game in particular.

21
Jun

SolarWolf : Marcel's Linux Game of the Month

Harken back with me, faithful reader, to the days of yore. Yea and verily, I speak of the days of video arcades, when a quarter of a dollar would buy you frantic minutes whereupon you, as humanity's only hope, were called upon to protect the earth from invading, marauding, aliens.

Why were the aliens attacking?

03
Mar

Childsplay : Marcel's Linux Game of the Month.

I'm a couple of days late getting this information out so my apologies. A new article of mine is now available on the UnixReview.com Website.

This one is part of my Linux Game of the Month series and it is unusual in a few interesting ways. It is not complex, certainly not fast paced, and requires no high-end graphics card to operate. It is aimed at a very young audience, a group that still appreciates wooden shape-matching puzzles and stacking blocks. It's good, simple, educational fun for the younger set and it's called Childsplay.

Parents of kids 2 to 7 years of age will find this one particularly interesting.

Check it out at yon friendly URL.

10
Jan

Marcel's Linux Game of the Month : eboard

How about a nice game of chess? For some, that question will bring back memories of the 1983 movie, WarGames, starring a young Matthew Broderick and the amazing Dabney Coleman. Somehow, it seems that chess games and movies just go together. Don't believe me? Let me give you a few examples.

Astronaut Frank Poole (Gary Lockwood) plays HAL 9000, another artificial intelligence, in the 1968 classic, "2001: A Space Odyssey".

Arthur C. Clarke, the author of "2001", once stated that "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic," a statement that brings to mind the fantastic game of Wizard chess from the first Harry Potter movie.

Now, if you haven't played a decent game of computer chess lately, it's time to check out this month's Linux game over at UnixReview.com. In the article, I'll tell you about eboard, a great chess-playing program that lets you play against your own system, play against another player remotely, or join an online game using the FICS protocol (Free Internet Chess Server). You can read all about it at UnixReview.com

Enjoy!

17
Aug

Marcel's Linux Game of the Month #2 : TORCS

The second article in my new "Linux Game of the Month" series is now available on UnixReview.com.

In this column, I'm covering an absolutely fantastic, 3D auto racing game called TORCS.

Check it out at yon friendly URL. This is one seriously cool game and a must have for every Linux user with a 3D accelerated video card.

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