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Embrace your inner penguin
Web address
Commercial? No
Type of site
Linux as gaming platform
Registration Optional
Available in English
Launched 1998; 17 years ago (1998)
Current status Offline

LinuxGames was a website that provided news about both free and open-source as well as proprietary video games for the Linux gaming platform. It mostly announced information on new game products and release dates, although it also covered some important events such as QuakeCon and occasionally interviewed important figures such as Ryan C. Gordon, Michael Simms, Timothee Besset, and John Carmack.

Registered users were permitted to submit news to the website. LinuxGames also provided hosting for several other Linux oriented game websites, mostly involving free software gaming and emulation projects. It was run by Zachary J. Slater, Al Koskelin, Matt Matthews, Dustin Reyes, and Marvin Malkowski Jr.[1] The site was closed in July 2015.[2]

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  1. ^ "LinuxGames - Embrace your inner penguin!". Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "End Of An Era, LinuxGames Website Looks To Be Shutting Down". GamingOnLinux. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 

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