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Desura are slowly working to better themselves against the competition and following in the footsteps of Humble & Itch they have introduced a new buy widget developers can put on their websites, the kicker is that you only need an email to buy a game and not a Desura account.

I think this is an important step as not everyone wants a full account just to buy a game from a developer and I feel this will improve Desura in the eyes of many.

I really hope Desura don't disappear in the next few years with all the new stores popping up with their fancy interfaces. Desura is still one of the few that actually offer a client to download that helps keep your games up to date.

The current Desura Linux client is heavily out of date, but a new one is being worked on thanks to the Linden Lab buy-out of Desura, we will cover that here when it happens and I regularly chat to the developer of the Desura client most days to keep track of it.

Lodle the main developer of the Desura client mentioned that a newer Linux release isn't too far off once the new Windows build is done which is currently in Q&A testing, following the github account I've seen plenty of Linux related fixes going in. The Linux client should be sorted after they updated their version of CEF (Chromium Embedded Framework).

Here is Project Zomboid as an example, looks great!

I hope this replaces the little buy buttons they added in public to games pages at my request some time ago, as these are a massive improvement.

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Liam Dawe 6 May, 2014
Quoting: DaVinceThe only thing I'm worried about is that there's no links in the widget to the actual game page on Desura. So you have to do a manual search if you really want to know anything more about the game.

Yeah, that also bugged me a little bit, but it's meant for the developer site directly, so all the info you need is supposed to be on the page it's in.
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