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A Nefarious Plot To Repackage And Sell A Free Open-Source Game

A Nefarious Plot To Repackage And Sell A Free Open-Source Game

Imagine if a bunch of flight-sim enthusiasts got together and spent years assembling a free, open-source, constantly updated flight simulator. Wait actually, you don’t have to imagine that: It’s a real thing, and it’s called FlightGear. The open-source simulator has been around for years.

Now imagine some nefarious do-badders have co-opted the free game and are selling it under a made-up name. Unfortunately, you don’t have to imagine that either: It’s really happening.

As reported in a thorough and well-assembled exposé by Tim Stone at Rock, Paper Shotgun, the games VirtualPilot3D , ProFlightSimulator, Flight Simulator Plus and FlightProSim are all just made-up alternate names for FlightGear used to sell the free software to unsuspecting buyers.

5 Must Have Linux Games

Gaming on Linux? This might have been a foreign concept on this system many years ago but today it is possible. The system has evolved in such a way that there are now high quality games that you can play with. Let’s take a look at 5 of the best Linux based games that you should try.

Oil Rush

– Real Time Strategy
– $19.99

I know that there are lots of gamers who love RTS style games. Oil Rush is a naval strategy game that combines elements of RTS as well as tower defense. It has amazing graphics and offers an enjoyable gameplay.

Flight Gear

– Simulation
– Free

There aren’t a lot of good flight simulator games for the Linux platform unlike for Windows. Thank god that Flight Gear is available. The developers of this open source simulation don’t consider it a game because of its realism.

Heroes of Newerth

– RPG
– Free

The success of DoTA ( a popular mod of Warcraft III) has made HoN equally popular today. This RPG game that offers a similar gameplay experience to DoTA has rich graphics and is fully Linux compatible.

Wakfu

– MMO RPG
– Free

This is an entertaining MMORPG that’s currently available for the Linux platform. There are 4 different character classes to choose from. The gameplay is set in the world of Wakfu that has four unique nations. The adventure begins when you evolve your character and socialize with other players.

Xonotic

– FPS
– Free

This first person shooter closely resembles Nexuiz. This might be because the former developers of Nexuiz are the ones who created this game. It offers fast paced action and uses the latest Quake engine called DarkPlaces. This game is definitely the best FPS so far in the Linux platform.

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