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Valve makes adjustments to user reviews due to review bombing with 'histogram' charts

By liamdawe, 20 September 2017 at 8:59 am UTC (39 Comments)
Review bombing is becoming more and more common, so Valve are looking into ways to sort out the mess that Steam user reviews are becoming. They've announced: histograms.

7 years later, Humble Bundle has now raised over $100 million for charity

By liamdawe, 18 September 2017 at 1:25 pm UTC (5 Comments)
Announced via a tweet, Humble Bundle have officially announced that they've managed to raise over $100 million for charity thanks to gamers.

One of Valve's choices of games to highlight for Steam Machines is more than a little silly

By liamdawe, 11 September 2017 at 10:36 am UTC (36 Comments)
It's true that the marketing around SteamOS and Steam Machines wasn't all that great, but what they're showing as "Optimized for Steam Machines" is a bit of a joke.

The Frostbite engine apparently has partial Linux support but that doesn’t mean we’ll get ports anytime soon

By BTRE, 7 September 2017 at 6:28 pm UTC (60 Comments)
The technical director for Electronic Art’s SEED division who works on the engine has stated that it’s capable of running on Linux. While very cool, this isn’t a reason to get your hopes up when it comes to future AAA ports just yet.

Minecraft: Story Mode for Linux never got released, even though it was “ready”

By liamdawe, 4 September 2017 at 11:40 am UTC (31 Comments)
I caught up with a developer who previously worked for Telltale Games, who worked on a Beta version of Minecraft: Story Mode for Linux which never did end up getting released.

Planet Nomads drops plans to have co-op and multiplayer

By liamdawe, 2 September 2017 at 6:12 pm UTC (47 Comments)
The Early Access sandbox game Planet Nomads has officially dropped plans to include any kind of co-op or multiplayer.

The developers of 'Darkwood' have put up a free torrent if you can't afford to buy it

By liamdawe, 25 August 2017 at 10:06 pm UTC (63 Comments)
Massive respect to the developers of Darkwood! They've released a news post about how things have gone for them and inside is a link to an imgur post, containing a little story and a free torrent if you can't afford the game right now.

Ryan "Icculus" Gordon is looking for new games to port to Linux, pay not required

By liamdawe, 21 August 2017 at 3:26 pm UTC (152 Comments)
Ryan "Icculus" Gordon, the man responsible for maintaining many development tools like SDL 2 and who ported many games to Linux, is looking for new games to port. The fun thing is, he doesn't require payment since he's funded by his Patreon.

Looks like GOG Galaxy won't come to Linux any time soon, as it's "not a priority"

By liamdawe, 18 August 2017 at 7:14 pm UTC (151 Comments)
Sad news, it seems GOG Galaxy won't actually be released for Linux any time soon. They may eventually get to it, but it's "not a priority".

Valve limit key requests from developers if it isn't "worth the cost"

By liamdawe, 17 August 2017 at 6:48 pm UTC (29 Comments)
A leaked picture from the private Steam forum for developers has emerged, that show Valve will in fact limit the amount of keys developers can generate if it isn't worth the cost to Valve.

Steam now has over 3,500 games for Linux, with GOG having over 700

By liamdawe, 14 August 2017 at 4:56 pm UTC (48 Comments)
I know, I know, quality over quantity! Still, I can't help but feel excited by the amount of good quality games that are now available on Linux.

Linux desktop market share hit an all time high in July, according to one measure

By liamdawe, 3 August 2017 at 11:45 am UTC (48 Comments)
Here's a bit of positivity for you today! According to the statistics gathered by the netmarketshare website, in July the percentage of people using Linux on the desktop hit an all time high.

Valve finally update their old Groups system, no longer will we be spammed with group invites

By liamdawe, 3 August 2017 at 10:17 am UTC (4 Comments)
The Groups system on Steam has been left to rot a little, but Valve have finally decided to update it. This also removes the ability for spammers to spam group invites out, something I complained about only recently.

Linux game sales statistics from multiple developers, part 5

By liamdawe, 2 August 2017 at 11:30 am UTC (182 Comments)
It’s been a long time since I’ve done this, but here’s part 5 in the series of me talking to developers about how their games have been selling on Linux.

Editorial: No, Valve is not killing SteamOS or the Steam Controller

By liamdawe, 18 July 2017 at 9:34 pm UTC (103 Comments)
Another day, another journalist claiming that Valve is killing SteamOS (amongst other things mentioned) and it couldn't be further from the truth. I'm going to be pretty blunt in this one, because it needs to be.
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