World of Goo Linux Port Available

I previously spoke about the game “World of Goo” a few months ago on Yet Another Linux Blog.  I was eagerly anticipating the release of a Linux port of the game and attempted to drum up support for the release of the game for the Linux platform.  All the efforts of bloggers everywhere has paid off.  Today, 2d Boy, the gaming studio behind “World of Goo” have released a Linux version of the game!

This game is not freeware…it is 20 dollars to purchase.  it also was one of the most pirated games of 2008 on the Windows platform.  I myself will be legally purchasing the game for Linux in a move to show the developers that free software and open source geeks aren’t just about getting all things free and also to let my money do the talking for Linux as a viable game platform.  If they took the time to make a Linux version of the game (I played the demo on Windows…it’s FANTASTIC) then I would readily buy it for 20 dollars from them.  Thanks 2d Boy!

UPDATE:  2dBoy posted a few updates to their release blog posting saying that Linux sales of the game has broken records for them and has paid for them more than other platforms.  They also state “There is a market for Linux games after all :))”

Dear Lazyweb, Microsoft Laser Mouse

I was shopping around for a mouse for gaming.  After reading the reviews, I found that I wanted to give the Microsoft Sidewinder x8 a try (previously had a Logitech G5 that broke).  It works great in Windows, which I dual boot on my gaming machine.  However, when I try to use it in Linux…it doesn’t operate at all. (2.6.26 kernel)

Googling around hasn’t turned up much at all…so I figured I’d ask here.  So…here goes:

 

Dear lazyweb, has anyone gotten the Sidewinder x8 or x5 laser mouse to work in Linux and if so, can you point me in the right direction in the comments?