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Tower Of God: One Wish, a nice casual match-3 game released recently
By kneekoo, 21 January 2020 at 1:41 am UTC

TiedemannI'm addicted to match-3 so will def get this one too.
Then you could also try Stones of the Gods - an old game but it has pretty graphics and nice music. The only problem is it hasn't been updated since 2011, so the Linux version only works on really old distros. But at least the source code is available.

Feral Interactive are asking what you want ported to Linux again
By gardotd426, 21 January 2020 at 1:32 am UTC Likes: 1

I really hope they port something that DOESN'T already work well with Wine or Proton. Something with EAC, maybe, since EAC has a native Linux client that works fine, so that wouldn't be a problem. Preferably a big title like Apex Legends, which is one of the games that keeps people from switching. That would be the best for Linux in the long run by far.

OpenRA for classic Westwood RTS games has a new build in need of testing
By kneekoo, 21 January 2020 at 1:28 am UTC

It looks like I missed their November 2019 update. Cool new UI! I'm rather terrible at (multiplayer) RA, so I'll skip testing their latest update but I grabbed their previous update and went for a few missions. Aaah... the feels... Not having to run the original game under DOSBox or a virtual machine, with the old and clunky interface on low resolutions is great.

But I wonder why their website doesn't have any info on how to donate them money. I went to their forum and found a topic about it. Bountysource is fine to support the development of certain features, but people might as well want to donate for hosting or whatever else. Why would they only use that for income?

RetroArch to have the emulation 'Cores' as DLC when it releases on Steam, plus big updates
By jarhead_h, 21 January 2020 at 1:19 am UTC

Code ArtisanNintendo will probably send a cease-and-desist to Valve.

They can send a letter. It doesn't mean that Valve is required to care, because Valve has it's own legal department. I'm betting that department has said this situation is cut and dried, as long as Valve does not host the games themselves Valve is in the clear. Those games are thirty year old abandonware, so they should either leave everyone alone or do like Sega and put them up on Steam to sell all over again to new generations. Or even better, open source them so the games themselves can be updated for new hardware by volunteers.

Feral Interactive are asking what you want ported to Linux again
By Salvatos, 20 January 2020 at 10:28 pm UTC

Well holy shit, if Horizon:Zero Dawn is coming to Steam I definitely want Feral to port it now!

The charming platformer & space shooter hybrid A.N.N.E to get a huge 1.0 update in May
By Jiskin, 20 January 2020 at 9:20 pm UTC

The game looks really cool, but man it took 7 years to go on early access... Wishlisted and I'll wait on a final version as it may takes several years.

RetroArch to have the emulation 'Cores' as DLC when it releases on Steam, plus big updates
By Code Artisan, 20 January 2020 at 8:37 pm UTC Likes: 2

Nintendo will probably send a cease-and-desist to Valve.

RetroArch to have the emulation 'Cores' as DLC when it releases on Steam, plus big updates
By BrazilianGamer, 20 January 2020 at 8:21 pm UTC Likes: 1

Whoa. They stretched the games textures and as long as my eyes don't betray me, there's no visible quality loss. Amazing job

Amusing sticky-tongue physics platformer 'Crumble' has a big demo update, now with multiplayer
By BrazilianGamer, 20 January 2020 at 8:11 pm UTC

It was crashing right after starting on Ubuntu MATE 18.04. Let's see if they smashed this bug. Hope so.

Lucky Lanterns event is now live in Rocket League and there's a brand new arena
By The_Aquabat, 20 January 2020 at 7:36 pm UTC

Luna Year Sale I smell you in the air

The Humble Australia Fire Relief Bundle is up with 100% going to charity
By Grimfist, 20 January 2020 at 7:24 pm UTC

I have spare keys for Satellite Reign, Hacknet and Quest of Dungeons. PM me, first come, first served.

Tower Of God: One Wish, a nice casual match-3 game released recently
By Tiedemann, 20 January 2020 at 6:16 pm UTC

I'm addicted to match-3 so will def get this one too.

Recent updates to Littlewood added a lot of bugs and a nervous looking Sea Monster
By Nezchan, 20 January 2020 at 6:01 pm UTC

I bought Littlewood after Xmas and played a bunch of it. It's good, but nowhere near a complete game yet. There's a lot of content that's just placeholders promising more to come, and a lot of places that could use some polish. Most of the underlying systems are good, if a little grindy at times, and I like how the day passes not by time but by energy expended.

I figure it'll really be something special by summer or so.

The hero is dead so it's up to you to fix a glitched world - Lenna's Inception is out now
By belisama, 20 January 2020 at 5:56 pm UTC

Ugh, I was so excited about this and it turned out so disappointing. The gratuitous gore that rendered the attempted jokes tasteless, the lack of communication on what items do, the absence of gameflow sanity checks (how about *not* shoo-ing players to the second dungeon before they're halfway through the first, especially since you didn't make it clear that the first dungeon *was* the first dungeon). Even the settings (where you can change and reset, but not *see*, the keybindings) are half-baked.

Steam reportedly coming to Chrome OS - Linux gaming across even more devices
By Mohandevir, 20 January 2020 at 5:15 pm UTC

The more I think about it and the more I seriously think that a Google console with Steam, Stadia and Android TV could be a way, for Google, to help solve Android TV's adoption enigma, thus widening the potential user base of all these services?

Recent updates to Littlewood added a lot of bugs and a nervous looking Sea Monster
By kokoko3k, 20 January 2020 at 4:31 pm UTC

How nice is when adding a lot of bugs to a software is a good thing

Steam reportedly coming to Chrome OS - Linux gaming across even more devices
By Mohandevir, 20 January 2020 at 3:26 pm UTC

Ardje
MohandevirDidn't read through all the posts, but there is this bit of news that might have a link to what's going on or that Steam may benefit from...

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/11/google-outlines-plans-for-mainline-linux-kernel-support-in-android/

ChromeOS gaming PCs? Mmmmm...
Chromeos and android are like linux vs OS/2 . Good systems, but totally different.
It's nice to read though, because google will be forcing the manufacturers to support *mainline* linux instead of forking 3.10 in a 5.* age and call that support.
Chromeos is a basic normal linux system based on a readonly image with an overlay on top. There are a lot of nice things about chromebooks, for instance that google *enforces* manufacturers to have a developer and fully unlocked mode. The unlocked and developer mode boot with a big warning to the user it's not running certified chromeos.
This means: if you see someone boot his chromebook, and it shows no warnings, you can log into your google account, and never have to worry that that person can sniff or search your data on his chromebook. He can only delete your account.
It works pretty neat if you keep everything in the cloud, because it does not always work 100%.
I had to revert to a previous stable version because they fscked up ipv6, and I couldn't work anymore.
A fix is expected in the next stable release. But it does mean: erase all data and switch to old version.

You are right... I tend to forget that ChromeOs is not Android based... My bad. Still, they might begin to share al lot more code, over time... No?

I'm just having the wild idea of slapping Android TV's UI and app store on top of a ChromeOS beefier box, that runs Steam and Stadia...

Steam reportedly coming to Chrome OS - Linux gaming across even more devices
By Ardje, 20 January 2020 at 3:19 pm UTC

MohandevirDidn't read through all the posts, but there is this bit of news that might have a link to what's going on or that Steam may benefit from...

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/11/google-outlines-plans-for-mainline-linux-kernel-support-in-android/

ChromeOS gaming PCs? Mmmmm...
Chromeos and android are like linux vs OS/2 . Good systems, but totally different.
It's nice to read though, because google will be forcing the manufacturers to support *mainline* linux instead of forking 3.10 in a 5.* age and call that support.
Chromeos is a basic normal linux system based on a readonly image with an overlay on top. There are a lot of nice things about chromebooks, for instance that google *enforces* manufacturers to have a developer and fully unlocked mode. The unlocked and developer mode boot with a big warning to the user it's not running certified chromeos.
This means: if you see someone boot his chromebook, and it shows no warnings, you can log into your google account, and never have to worry that that person can sniff or search your data on his chromebook. He can only delete your account.
It works pretty neat if you keep everything in the cloud, because it does not always work 100%.
I had to revert to a previous stable version because they fscked up ipv6, and I couldn't work anymore.
A fix is expected in the next stable release. But it does mean: erase all data and switch to old version.

Steam reportedly coming to Chrome OS - Linux gaming across even more devices
By Mohandevir, 20 January 2020 at 3:01 pm UTC

Didn't read through all the posts, but there is this bit of news that might have a link to what's going on or that Steam may benefit from...

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/11/google-outlines-plans-for-mainline-linux-kernel-support-in-android/

ChromeOS gaming PCs? Mmmmm...

Recent updates to Littlewood added a lot of bugs and a nervous looking Sea Monster
By LibertyPaulM, 20 January 2020 at 2:56 pm UTC Likes: 1

Everyone should play this game, its great

DragonEvo, a trading card game mixed with RPG elements you can play in your browser
By Salvatos, 20 January 2020 at 1:22 pm UTC

I hope they turn down the game’s volume and turn off Discord notifications for their next videos.

DragonEvo, a trading card game mixed with RPG elements you can play in your browser
By Pikolo, 20 January 2020 at 1:05 pm UTC

I was a beta tester for the Dragon Evo ~a year ago. I'm glad they managed to finish it after suspending work for some time last autumn.

Steam Play Proton 4.11-9 is out with a few fixes, plus a new release of Proton GE
By BielFPs, 20 January 2020 at 11:24 am UTC

neowiz73
BielFPs
ageresTry ~/.steam/steam/compatibilitytools.d/
Tried this directory too (boxtron uses it) but without success

ageres~/.local/share/Steam/compatibilitytools.d/
I Will try this one today, thanks!

Remember if the folder doesn't exist, just create it you'll need to restart steam in order to select the newly installed one...

2 Months later and a new reinstall, and my Steam still can't see Proton GE :/

Steam reportedly coming to Chrome OS - Linux gaming across even more devices
By Hori, 20 January 2020 at 8:58 am UTC

Linuxwarper
OrkultusSo are they planning on making these chromebooks have enough power to run games in steam?
It's possible they are trying to expand how many games can be played by allowing their Chromebook users to fallback to Steam's Remote Play service where Stadia fails.

ShmerlIf it will help increasing the number of Linux games, then it's a good development.
My experience with Steam Remote Play and Play Together has been OK at best. Remote Play Together did not work and Remote Play image was distorted, especially when movement came into play. Perhaps the PC I used to stream to was to outdated. But I don't think Google will encourage developers to develop natively for Linux. Instead I think they will try to twine developers into ChromeOS and somehow make it different enough so that it doesn't run on Linux. Outcome can be a good thing (more work on Linux ecosystem) but it can be bad too. I don't want a third walled garden for Linux to compete against.

I think it requires a very good and stable internet connection. Last year I've been able to play Black Mesa with no lag all the way from another city. My PC monitor is 1440p but I streamed at 1080p since my client is just 1366x768 (old laptop), so IDK about higher resolutions since I didn't try.

Steam reportedly coming to Chrome OS - Linux gaming across even more devices
By Hori, 20 January 2020 at 8:49 am UTC Likes: 1

flesk
HoriDoes that mean Steam is gonna come to ARM-based devices? Because that would be awesome

No, probably only the x64 Chromebooks, since none (or at least very few) of the games on Steam have an ARM version anyway.
True, but the same could be said about Linux a few years ago.
And tbh I think ARM-based laptops (laptops, not Chromebooks) will be a huge thing in a few years, bigger than what Linux achieved so far. Word is that Apple's also gonna migrate their Macbooks to ARM.

Google plan over 120 Stadia games this year, 10 coming to Stadia before other platforms
By Purple Library Guy, 20 January 2020 at 5:31 am UTC

Linuxwarper
SirLootALotIf a game is developed for only one platform it is not an exclusive. It becomes exclusive at the point where an agreement is done with whoever to exclude a certain platform from development.
It is one thing to not care about a platform. Actively hindering that platform to prosper is a different thing.
Totally agree, developing for one platform is not exclusivity. That said I would wager alot that many if not all of the games in 2020 will be exclusive to Stadia because of a agreement.
I wouldn't bet against "many" exclusives--that's rather an indefinite target. Ten, which we have already, could be "many". But if it gets into "the majority" territory, there's gonna be some serious backlash given how much of the world can't actually use Stadia at all. At that point they've effectively stolen gaming from everywhere in the world that can't access Stadia. Be a lot of people worldwide hating on Google, just when issues like "antitrust" have started to be raised seriously even in the USA.

Google could probably pay off all the game companies enough to go for it anyway if they really wanted, they've got more money than God, but how long could they keep on paying all the game companies to dump half their markets? More likely they'll just do enough high profile games to drive a bunch of people to the store in the first place, hoping that many will keep using it once they've had a taste.

Google plan over 120 Stadia games this year, 10 coming to Stadia before other platforms
By Linuxwarper, 19 January 2020 at 11:48 pm UTC

SirLootALotIf a game is developed for only one platform it is not an exclusive. It becomes exclusive at the point where an agreement is done with whoever to exclude a certain platform from development.
It is one thing to not care about a platform. Actively hindering that platform to prosper is a different thing.
Totally agree, developing for one platform is not exclusivity. That said I would wager alot that many if not all of the games in 2020 will be exclusive to Stadia because of a agreement.

Gylt Exclusivity
QuoteExcept it is not.

Eurogamer spoke to Raúl Rubio Munárriz, co-founder and creative director of Tequila Works and asked for clarification as, until way in to 2020, the only way to play Gylt is to fork out £120 on the Google Stadia Founder Edition package and that seems rather limiting.

“OK we haven’t confirmed that it’s an exclusive yet,” he said “that’s a question we cannot answer”.

Wait. What? Is it a timed exclusive?

“We haven’t answered that yet and I cannot answer yet” is the reply.

So it’s coming to other platforms?

“I cannot answer yet.” evades Munárriz. “Of course, we will try to make Gylt accessible for everyone. I guess it’s not a design question, it’s more of a business question. Today is not the time to answer that question but rest assured, everyone will be able to play the game.”

Steam reportedly coming to Chrome OS - Linux gaming across even more devices
By Linuxwarper, 19 January 2020 at 11:32 pm UTC

OrkultusSo are they planning on making these chromebooks have enough power to run games in steam?
It's possible they are trying to expand how many games can be played by allowing their Chromebook users to fallback to Steam's Remote Play service where Stadia fails.

ShmerlIf it will help increasing the number of Linux games, then it's a good development.
My experience with Steam Remote Play and Play Together has been OK at best. Remote Play Together did not work and Remote Play image was distorted, especially when movement came into play. Perhaps the PC I used to stream to was to outdated. But I don't think Google will encourage developers to develop natively for Linux. Instead I think they will try to twine developers into ChromeOS and somehow make it different enough so that it doesn't run on Linux. Outcome can be a good thing (more work on Linux ecosystem) but it can be bad too. I don't want a third walled garden for Linux to compete against.

After suggesting a developer drop Linux support, Vivox have released a statement
By Nagle, 20 January 2020 at 9:17 am UTC

Six months later, Vivox still has no Linux support.

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"The official statement is obviously just a PR-Stunt to minimize the shitstorm..." - looks like Termy, above, was right.

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