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Annex: Conquer the World 4.0 Is finally here!
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Annex: Conquer the World 4.0 Is finally here!

Oct 5, 2014 Annex: Conquer The World News 2 comments

Annex: Conquer the World 4.0, a freeware strategy game for Windows, Linux and and OSX powered machines is having is finally here and is worth the wait!

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The Exteria 2.0 update has been released! It includes lots of graphics, animation, gameplay and AI improvements requested by the players. The game is...

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Of Heights, Solidity and EnvRooms

Oct 1, 2014 Drag[en]gine News 0 comments

Adding new texture properties for more effects with less work.

Annex: Conquer the World V4.0 Release on 10/6/14
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Annex: Conquer the World V4.0 Release on 10/6/14

Sep 30, 2014 Annex: Conquer The World News 1 comment

After over a year of development, Annex: Conquer the World 4.0 is out October 5th! A massive update to the open sourced, anime themed, real time strategy...

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Sep 18, 2014 Drag[en]gine News 0 comments

The last preview video this time about another heart system of the game: the conversation system.

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ozgurilgin
ozgurilgin Sep 8 2012, 11:07am says:

Nowadays, GNU/Linux is slowly becoming a gaming heaven.: Desura, Humble Bundle, Gameolith and Upcoming Steam.

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord Sep 12 2012, 8:53pm replied:

Steam is actually not heaven... it's devil. ¬.=.¬

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chinoto
chinoto Sep 25 2012, 11:53am replied:

I realize there are a lot of drawbacks to Steam, but just like with Linux, I find the benefits to be worth it.
Steam Cons: Games require Steam to be logged into an account with access to the game. Login servers could stop working. Valve can take access to games away from anyone on a whim.
Steam Pros: Automatic updates. Convenient to buy new games. Downloads can be interrupted (normal HTTP downloads can be flaky about that). Many ways to interact with the community (chat, groups, forums).

And just to back up my example of something that isn't perfect:
Linux Cons: Hardware support isn't always there and if it is, it might be incomplete. Windows programs wont work without Wine and even then it's iffy. Programs available for one distro might not be available for another (at least not without some work).
Linux Pros: Fast to install. Package manager makes installation and updating of software quick and simple. Low resource usage. Fancy and potentially useful desktop effects (workspace cube).

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glubbar
glubbar Sep 16 2012, 6:07pm replied:

It's not that evil, and it might actually help the Linux world tremendously by bringing more players to this OS.

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord Sep 18 2012, 8:14pm replied:

It brings DRM-Lock-Down and stealing games (you don't "own" your "bought" games... they can take it from you at will!). No, Steam "is" evil... very evil. Steam coming to Linux is the worst that can happen.

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Darkling753
Darkling753 Sep 23 2012, 9:16am replied:

Yeah steam is evil..but that evil can help linux jump to higher grounds in the moment...we just have to wait and see what happens

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord Sep 23 2012, 9:13pm replied:

Not if it inspires others to go for Linux only with the DRM down their stuff. Linux is about freedom... DRM is about locked down propriatary code. That doesn't mix. Once you have root-kit like DRM in your Linux system forced upon you you might not be so happy about Steam anymore.

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Darkling753
Darkling753 Sep 24 2012, 3:57pm replied:

Well we always have the option to not use steam ;)

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gabsd84
gabsd84 Jul 11 2012, 11:28am says:

Hi all

Just to let everyone know that Defense Grid 2 is currently on kickstarter and a stretch goal is Linux support.

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If you are interested get behind it and hopefully we can get Defense Grid on Linux. I have also asked whether they will consider a Desura release.

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feillyne
feillyne Jun 27 2012, 12:37pm replied:

You can always e-mail support at support@desura.com or using the Contact form page: Desura.com

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