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Steam has a Summer of Pride 2020 sale and event going on

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Summer of Pride, a month-long event featuring LGBTQIA+ streamers playing queer games has launched and developer MidBoss has arranged a Steam event to go with it.

Weirdly though, I tried on my Steam account and in a private browser and for me the event isn't listed anywhere on Steam. I only know of it due to being on the email list for MidBoss.

The event showcases a few upcoming titles like Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER, Lore Finder, N1RV Ann-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action, Volleyball Heaven and Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp - all of which plan to support Linux as well.

On top of that there's a few games on sale that also have Linux builds like Always Sometimes Monsters, Arcade Spirits, Gone Home, Tacoma, Ladykiller in a Bind and a few more.

"We want everyone experience the range of diversity bubbling just below the surface of gaming, whether that’s by getting hands-on with the games or watching a beautiful array of diverse streamers find pieces of themselves in the works of queer developers," said Cade Peterson, CEO MidBoss and developer of Read Only Memories, which organized the event.

Find the Summer of Pride 2020 Steam event here.

As for the other side of the event, they're having LGBTQIA+ inclusive games and Twitch streamers make content for 15 hours a day across a whole month. You can find the schedule here if it interests you with it pulling in over 70 streamers and over 60 games will be showcased during this time.

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LeonardK 10 Jun
Great to see!
Zlopez 10 Jun
It's nice when everybody is talking about diversity and equality and the pride month is only for LGBTQIA+. I just find this funny :-D
psy-q 10 Jun
Quoting: ZlopezIt's nice when everybody is talking about diversity and equality and the pride month is only for LGBTQIA+. I just find this funny :-D

I'm guessing it's those who have suffered from inequality who have to start such movements, no?

We could also make a Linuxgamer Pride Month. Judging by the amount of aggression and jokes that linuxgamers have to suffer whenever they uncloak in a "normal" gamer environment, it might even be worth it


Last edited by psy-q on 10 June 2020 at 10:28 am UTC
Hori 10 Jun
Quoting: psy-q
Quoting: ZlopezIt's nice when everybody is talking about diversity and equality and the pride month is only for LGBTQIA+. I just find this funny :-D

I'm guessing it's those who have suffered from inequality who have to start such movements, no?

We could also make a Linuxgamer Pride Month. Judging by the amount of aggression and jokes that linuxgamers have to suffer whenever they uncloak in a "normal" gamer environment, it might even be worth it
This is just ridiculous.
Everyone's insulting everyone.

Straight people insulting lgbt people, lgbt people insulting straight people
Windows users insulting linux users, linux users insulting windows users
etc, etc

So let's not victimise ourselves when we do the same things to others, ok?
yar4e 10 Jun
I prefer to wait for the "traditional" sale :)
psy-q 10 Jun
Quoting: HoriSo let's not victimise ourselves when we do the same things to others, ok?

I wasn't entirely serious, I hoped the tongue emoji would set the tone.

But what was serious is that I really dread revealing I'm on Linux in most gamer communities and only do it when I have to. Either they make Linux the scapegoat for any problems you might have, they try to convert you to Windows or they start insulting you (calling you a cheapskate, a hippie, etc.) so that any productive discussion is pretty much killed.

I've not insulted Windows or macOS (or Android or iOS) users ever, so I'm not sure "everyone's insulting everyone" is really apt. But I'm mostly just in two gaming communities now, one of them GOL, so I don't know if the tone everywhere else is like on the IGN message boards of circa. 2002.


Last edited by psy-q on 10 June 2020 at 11:11 am UTC
Eike 10 Jun
Quoting: HoriStraight people insulting lgbt people, lgbt people insulting straight people
Windows users insulting linux users, linux users insulting windows users
etc, etc

I never ever heard anybody insult anyone with "You hetero!" (or whatever the heterosexual version of insulting homosexual might look like in English).
LeonardK 10 Jun
Aaaand there we have those poor suppressed Linux users or whatever. While I'm all for Linux-visibility (well, obviously), there are no noteworthy *personal* attacks against Linux users. But when I (or friends) decloak just as mildly queer hell breaks loose, seriously. Especially in-game. It's just ridiculous to ask for Linux-Pride or even straight-pride.

And no, I'm not talking about small quips or jokes, I'm talking about *real* offensive shit and threats.
Nanobang 10 Jun
Quoting: psy-qEither they make Linux the scapegoat for any problems you might have, they try to convert you to Windows or they start insulting you (calling you a cheapskate, a hippie, etc .... I really dread revealing I'm on Linux in most gamer communities ...

I feel alarmed at the thought that you would feel dread about having such encounters. I'm glad Liam's created the culture he has here at GoL. It's easy for me to forget just how awful some people can behave when confronting something different.

On the rare occasion someone tries to denigrate me for using Linux, I've found a phrase like, "Whatever, I just don't like being spied on by Windows." all that I ever need to say --- if I ever feel inclined to respond at all to such insecure bullies.
inlinuxdude 10 Jun
[quote=psy-q]
Quoting: Horithey try to convert you to Windows or they start insulting you (calling you a cheapskate, a hippie, etc.) so that any productive discussion is pretty much killed.

My advantage in this situation is that I am a hippie and a cheapskate, and PROUD of it, so I don't feel insulted at all.. :D
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