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what websites(databases,news sites etc) are available ? what repos are there ?

include one resource per answer with a short description on the resource .

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You should probably start here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Games

Also, does anyone need another game besides Minecraft?

Gotta add one more. Everything from Three Rings works great on Linux using the Sun JVM. Spiral Knights is getting some good press right now.

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+1 I was going to mention a specific page, but it's mentioned on the one you cited. –  jwernerny Apr 8 '11 at 16:22
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the one i officialy recommend is playdeb at http://www.playdeb.net/welcome/

You can install the deb repository by:

  1. Add to your repositories (Go to your update manager and click on the Settings button) deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu lucid-getdeb games

  2. Add the secure key for it
    wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

  3. Update your repositories.

Now you can install any of the games that playdeb has to offer at http://www.playdeb.net/

The list has grown from around 20 games to more than 100 official games for ubuntu, ranging from RPG, Strategy, Logic, mmorpg, etc..

Another very good one is http://www.happypenguin.org/ which is a news site for linux games. Very old and very good.

Lastly the https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Games from Ubuntu has several list of sites that are very good also.

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For 14 days from now (2011-04-12), you can buy Linux-compatible games from the Humble Frozenbyte Bundle for the price that you set yourself:

http://www.humblebundle.com/

They've released similar bundles in the past and will most likely continue to do so in the future.

Other venues to look for games include Linux Game Publishing (commercial):

http://www.linuxgamepublishing.com/

Playdeb.net (free):

http://www.playdeb.net/

and Lutris (emulated):

http://lutris.net/

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You can find a lot of game debs at http://www.dotdeb.com that are not available anywhere else.

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Some of them you will find it here. at least 10 website that provide free ubuntu game for download including http://www.playdeb.net/ which has been write above. you can also play console game such PS 1/2/3 and Nintendo DS in ubuntu dude :)

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Have a look at http://linuxgamingnews.org/

Apart from the site itself pay particular attention to the links on the left side "GNU/LINUX GAMING SITES" and "BUY GNU/LINUX GAMES !"

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