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We Are Chicago puts players into a harsh reality on Steam

we are chicago puts players into a harsh reality linux mac pc

So We Are Chicago presents strikingly authentic game for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Hence a simulation of the harsh realities associated with growing up on the south and west side of Chicago.

While this is a first person 3D narrative-driven story based adventure game. Throwing players into the life of Aaron who is only a week away from his high school graduation. Since his best friend Robert has suddenly stopped showing up to school.

Therefore Aaron’s world is unraveling around him. Hence becoming increasingly difficult for him to protect his family and loved ones among all the turmoil facing the neighborhood.

Players will need to uncover the games plot, what’s going on, who Aaron’s real friends are, and who they can trust while relying on the community around them to help. They’ll explore Aaron’s life and relationships to find out the truth and uncover what really matters.

We Are Chicago Features:

  • Powerful and moving narrative driven game for PC.
  • Experience a side of Chicago that you’ve never seen before.
  • Make choices to help protect your family and keep your friends.
  • Enjoy music from local artists that live and grew up on Chicago’s south and west side.
  • Journey through true life events gathered from members of the community.

Utilizing a myriad of in-depth first person interviews that are interwoven into the games story. Everything in We Are Chicago was created with intent and purpose. We have worked tirelessly to understand and accurately portray the nuances of the characters’ relationships and struggles while bringing them to life in an interactive gameplay experience.

We Are Chicago financial effort:

So in an effort to support the neighborhoods we feature in the game. Culture Shock Games will donate half of the proceeds from the story based simulation We Are Chicago to support the All Stars Project of Chicago and Reclaim Our Kids. Hence two non-profit groups who’s mission is to help curb violence. While also providing positive and creative opportunities to people living on Chicago’s south and west side.
Above all, we hope that We Are Chicago will create a deeper understanding, motivate and inspire change, and cultivate a larger conversation surrounding the issues of violence and income disparity.

We Are Chicago is currently available on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. There is also a 10% discount available until February 16th.

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Civilization VI releases on Linux with discount thanks to Aspyr Media

civilization vi launch on linux with discount thanks to aspyr media

So After months of anticipation, #AspyrMedia have announced the release of Civilization VI now #live on Linux. News about the #game coming to Linux is huge, well for those of us supporting the platform. And the post on Twitter outlining news on Monday lives up.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI offers new ways to engage with your world: cities now physically expand across the map, active research in technology and culture unlocks new potential, and com peting leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical traits as you race for one of five ways to achieve victory in the game.

So to express their appreciation for Linux players. Hence Aspyr Media discounted the base game on Steam for the special limited time with a launch price of $47.99 until February 13th.

Expand your empire further with the Civilization VI Digital Deluxe which includes the full base game, the 25th Anniversary Digital Soundtrack, and access to four post-launch DLC packs that will add new maps, scenarios, civilizations and leaders for a bundled discount of $59.99. The sales run until 12 p.m. CST Monday, February 13.

Multiplayer Between Linux and Mac’s

With the Linux release comes the deployment of cross-platform multiplayer with the Mac platform. Join the thousands of Mac players already expanding, exploring, exploiting and exterminating in the pursuit of global conquest!

Please note that cross-platform multiplayer is enabled between Mac and Linux platforms only. Cross-platform with Windows will be enabled at a later date.

A first-look from HexDSL:

System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Ubuntu 16.04 / SteamOS
  • CPU Processor: Intel Core i3 530 or AMD A8-3870
  • CPU Speed: 2.93 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 15 GB
  • Video Card (NVIDIA): GeForce 650 (ATI): Not Supported but current cards have been reported to work (Intel): Not Supported
  • (VRam): 1 GB

For more information on Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI please visit the official website or follow @CivGame.

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Heavy Gear Assault developer Stomy Bot announces new regional servers

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So #StompyBot Productions would like to thanks everyone for checking out Heavy Gear Assault. There have been some issues that now seem to be straightened out. Hence the latest patch for fixes version 259 on Steam as of January 24, 2017.

So the #developmentteam is excited to announce that they have added significant support for #Linux. Having fixed issues that were preventing some Linux distro’s such as Arch Linux from accessing the game. Thanks to the great work by the development team, server, backend and community management teams.
So in addition to patch 259, Stompy Bot are also pleased to announce new regional server support. While introducing changes to the Heavy Gear Assault in-game landing page. With a combined Pilot Lounge and Game Launch Landing Page with the next series of patches.

Our backend team now has fully realized regional support. Currently we have 2 backends – one residing in Montreal and the other in France. Heavy Gear Assault’s game servers are hosted all over the planet including Central, East, and West North America, Europe, and Tokyo. We are looking into an Asian-Pacific backend and will get the Asian community updated on that when it happens!

The team is also excited to announce some very specific plans for new gear in Heavy Gear Assault. Hence the communities focus and efforts on new content. Gears, Guns, and Glory!

Stompy Bot are planning some special updates for the eSports Community, Linux Community, and the Mech Communities at large. Stay tuned for more details and fixes.

Also the new website for teams and players is currently getting some last minute polish before being activated.

Heavy Gear Assault Fixes:

  • Fixed issue that prevented player from being able to stand from the prone position
  • Addressed issues with OnlineSub Systems for both Windows and Linux
  • Updated UE4 4.10’s LibCurl + hardcoded certificates pathing issues
  • Addressed issues compiling with cross-platform compiler using Clang
  • Updated the SteamAPI to the latest version for further compatibility with Linux and the Steam Controller
  • Fixed memory leak in the Steam Controller interface
  • A fix for issues with the virtual mouse in Linux
  • Fixing issues with Clang causing FMalloc to crash
  • Identified why our original proxy seemed to work but our newest proxy did not
  • Identified issues with Geotrust and our RapidSSL certificate
  • Implemented Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates to work on Arch and potentially other minimal distros not yet tested
  • Addressed various Backend issues related to missing TEC and Gears
  • Fixed various SteamID issues and API updates to the Game client
  • Regional backend server response times for Europeans should be better

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HITMAN The Complete First Season release on February 16th

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So Feral Interactive just #announced today that HITMAN – The Complete First Season will release on Linux. Hence #IoInteractive’s superb creative #stealthaction game arrives on February 16th. Developed by Io-Interactive and published by Square Enix for Windows PC and consoles. Making HITMAN the first ever stealth action game in this renowned 16 year-old series to come to Linux.

Become the Master Assassin in this intense spy-thriller story. As Agent 47 you perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets. While all in exotic locations around the world. Hence Gameplay focuses on taking out targets in huge and intricate sandbox levels with complete freedom of approach.

Originally released as the first truly AAA episodic game in six episodes. Hence each set in a different country. HITMAN has players travel the globe, from Paris to Hokkaido in stealth action gameplay. Each location is full of opportunities to turn everyday objects into lethal weapons. Levels are intricately designed to test players’ ability to improvise as they complete their deadly missions while remaining incognito.

“Hitman is a franchise that has defined the stealth genre, and this game is very much a return to the series’ roots,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “It’s been a long wait to get a Hitman title onto Linux, but I can’t think of a better way than this to introduce the series to Linux gamers.”

Since Episodes for HITMAN range from 1-6, I like how Feral are going about this. Ideally releasing the complete first season, rather then an individual release per episode. Despite all six episodes already being available on Steam, we are looking forward to see, how well the game runs on Linux.

HITMAN will be available from the Feral Store and Steam as HITMAN – The Complete First Season, which includes all six episodes and three bonus missions and is priced at $59.99/£39.99//€49.99. Players can also purchase the intro pack and individual episodes separately.

System Requirements:

So to run HITMAN stealth action on Linux you’ll need an Intel Core i5-2500K/AMD FX-8350 running Ubuntu 16.04 or Steam OS 2.0, 8GB RAM and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 680/AMD R9 270X graphics card or better.*

For an even more impressive execution, you’ll want Ubuntu 16.10 or Steam OS 2.0 on an Intel Core i7 3770, 16GB RAM and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970/AMD R9 290 graphics card or better.*

*NVIDIA graphics cards require driver version 375.26. AMD graphics cards require MESA 13.0.3 or better. Intel graphics cards will not be supported on release.

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DiRT Rally System Requirements on SteamOS released from Feral Interactive

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So recently, #FeralInteractive #announced the system requirements for DiRT Rally on Linux. Since the release is coming March 2nd 2017, with the development and publisher #Codemasters. Hence the latest instalment in the popular DiRT games, coming back to give players the ultimate rally driving experience on Linux.

System Requirements:


  • OS: Intel Core i3-4130T or AMD FX6300 processor running Ubuntu 16.10 (64bit) or SteamOS (2.0 : 2.110)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1GB NVIDIA 650ti/AMD R9 270 graphics card* or better


  • OS:Intel Core i7-4770 processor
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 4GB NVIDIA 970 graphics card* or better

NVIDIA graphics cards require driver version 370.28. AMD graphics cards require MESA 13.0.2 or better.

In DiRT Rally, the official racing game of the FIA Rallycross Championship. Where players take the wheel of the world’s most iconic rally cars, including the MINI Cooper S and the Lancia Delta S4. They will need to choose the right tools, strategy and team to master the games events. While taking place in over 70 stages across Greece, Wales, Monte Carlo, Germany, Finland and Sweden. Since Each race offers up a new challenge with a range of environments such as muddy paths, dusty trails and snow-laden tracks, as well as a variety of weather types.

Events take place across three different disciplines; as well as point-to-point Rally races, players can also tackle the tight and mixed-surface circuits of Rallycross and the challenging course of Hillclimb.

Players can dive straight into the action, or fine-tune their car’s setup to suit the track, weather and their personal driving style. They can even make manual adjustments to their car’s brake bias, level of damping, gear ratio and more.

Online multiplayer is available for up to four players in Rallycross events and is cross-platform between Linux and Windows.

DiRT Rally for Linux will be available from the Feral Interactive Store and Steam, retailing for £39.99/$59.99/€49.99.

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