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The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By TheLinuxPleb, 8 August 2020 at 6:39 pm UTC Likes: 2

Finished all bosses in Dark Souls 2. Never want to play it again.
Bought the game for PS3 to test out the movement difference to PC and then im gonna grind it to dust and throw it in toilet.

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By appetrosyan, 8 August 2020 at 6:37 pm UTC

Sadly, I’m trying to get my COMPUTER to resurrect. Dead PSU.

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By seamoose, 8 August 2020 at 6:25 pm UTC Likes: 2

I finally finished Subnautica last night after many weeks of playing it. It's true what everyone says: this game really is a masterpiece, regardless of all the bugs. I can't remember the last time I was so affected by a game and I've been gaming for close to 40 years now.

Also recently finished A Short Hike, which is a great little indie gem, really enjoyed it and wished it had lasted longer.

Started playing Divinity Original Sin II in co-op with my daughter a couple of weeks ago. So far so good, hopefully we'll finish this one, unlike the first one where we sort of just stopped playing around the midgame DOSII seems more accessible and actually a bit easier, enjoying it so far though my daughter really wants to sneak around and steal everything...

Finally, just started Batman Arkham Knight today, I've always been a big fan of the Arkham games and this looks fun as well. I don't much mind the much-maligned batmobile so far but I guess it's too early to tell.

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By Rogg, 8 August 2020 at 6:24 pm UTC Likes: 1

I've been playing Botanicula and Left4Dead.

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By RFSharpe, 8 August 2020 at 4:55 pm UTC Likes: 1

As always, my two daily plays:
CS:GO - I just play with bots. I have found AI players to be much friendlier than RL players.
Shotgun Farmers - Working towards getting my "Prestige 1" achievement. Still have quite a ways to go though

Have also been enjoying:
Undermine - Undermine came out of Early Access this week and the improvements are fantastic! Liam's article on the 1.0 update is here
Monster Sanctuary - I participated in the Kickstarter campaign and have enjoyed this "gotta catch em all" game. I am enjoying it, but have to admit that I am sorely tempted to purchase another game of this genre, Monster Crown. So far I have resisted the temptation, but I feel my resolve weakening. Liam's article on the Early Access release is here

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By Delmaen, 8 August 2020 at 6:11 pm UTC Likes: 2

Just finished Cyanide's Call of Cthulhu (loved every minute of that game) and am alternating between Anthem and Dungeon Siege LoA. Dipping my toes into The Sinking City but not quite sold yet.

Thanks to GoL and the entire Linux community I've been quite happy with my Ubuntu 20.04 (Gnome!) install and haven't pined for a dual boot for anything in months. Thank you all!

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By Creak, 8 August 2020 at 4:52 pm UTC Likes: 1

Just finished all the Transport Fever 2 missions :D
Now, I'll start on free maps!

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By yokem55, 8 August 2020 at 4:50 pm UTC Likes: 1

As someone who put a lot of time into BL2, Borderlands 3 is just sufficiently fun enough that I'll probably play through the free weekend and then let it go. The premise of the story and the villains are just really lame. I just can't get all that amped up about the Calypsos compared to the love to hate Jack. And maybe I'm much more used to the higher level weaponry from having a higher level character in BL2, but it feels like everything I'm finding is just a pea shooter. Oh yeah, and at first I thought the music wasn't working in Proton because I didn't remember noticing it. But no, it's there, just utterly unmemorable compared to the fantastic music in BL2.

The game seems to work fine in the latest Proton-GE at high-ish settings, although I've had a couple of crashes.

In short, worth the time for the freebie weekend, but not worth $30.

Other gaming -
Finished A Plague Tale: Innocence -really wonderful adventure/story game. Played it on the couch via SteamLink and it really was nice.
Also finished Black Mesa. Other than the soldiers having rediculously fast alert and aggro times and the gonarch being a huge damage sponge, it was a great experience and wonderful homage to the original.

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By Xpander, 8 August 2020 at 4:47 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: XpanderBorderlands 3, because free weekend. Honestly, i have to say, this game is pretty bad. Runs okaish, looks ok, if blurs and TAA are turned off, but combat is so boring and dull. not enough feedback from guns or hits on the enemy or yourself, feels quite bland. Just cant enjoy it because of that. Lucky that it was free this weekend, so now i know i wont buy this game.

Ok adding more games:

Warhammer Online (Return of Reckoning) ... My go to PvP/RvR MMORPG fix.

Destroy All Humans Quite fun game, not that great gameplay but its funny a bit and works pretty well with wine. needs media foundation installed into prefix.

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By emphy, 8 August 2020 at 4:00 pm UTC

Currently testing my pi 4 retropie's dosbox version with this month's game of the month of the Dos Game Club: the quirky rts Z.

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By tmtvl, 8 August 2020 at 3:57 pm UTC Likes: 1

No time to play games, I've been busy backing up my music from Google Play Music, which is being phased out by September.
I have caught a bit of a fright now, so I'm seriously wondering if there's a good way to back up my Steam library.

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By Comandante Ñoñardo, 8 August 2020 at 3:44 pm UTC Likes: 1

Borderlands 3 FREE WEEKEND..... On my Windows 10 machine, because via PROTON doesn't work properly yet.

Len's Island plans to blend together peaceful building with intense dungeon exploration
By CFWhitman, 8 August 2020 at 3:19 pm UTC

It certainly looks interesting. It could be really good; we'll just have to wait and see.

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By pcavalcanti, 8 August 2020 at 2:59 pm UTC Likes: 1

Road Redemption - it's a lot of fun and so over the top!

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By eldaking, 8 August 2020 at 2:35 pm UTC Likes: 3

I am deep into RTS these days. Managed to install Warcraft 3 and I am now re-playing the entire campaign, also managed to install Battle for the Middle-Earth 2 which I'm going to play through next, and installed some big mods for Star Wars Empire at War that I plan to at least test. And I keep playing my all-time favorites, Northgard and Offworld Trading Company. Might do some world conquests in Rise of Nations as well, and then if I'm not completely burned out I'll look into what other RTS I can install.

To break it up a little, I tried installing Sid Meier's Railroads with Proton; it never worked on Windows, and is generally very buggy, but seems to be working ok with Proton. Might play a little Rimworld or Europa Universalis 4 to unwind as well; kind of feel like starting a new Factorio game, but I will wait for 1.0 to drop first since it is so close.

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By CatKiller, 8 August 2020 at 2:26 pm UTC Likes: 4

I've been playing Dishonored. I got most of the way through it on the PS3 back in the day but got distracted by something else and never went back to it.

That one and the sequel had good reports on protondb so I picked up both of them on Steam, although I've only tried the first one so far. It works perfectly in Proton, although the Xbox button prompts when I'm using a PS3 controller are quite irritating.

Google adds Free Weekends to Stadia starting with Borderlands 3
By dubigrasu, 8 August 2020 at 2:25 pm UTC

Quoting: mylka
Quoting: dubigrasu
Quoting: mylka
Quoting: dubigrasu
Quoting: mylkawhen are they going to add some countries?
even nvidia now supports whole europoe
All suppositions from my part, but Google is extending its cloud regions to the central/east Europe, and is pretty close to open a data/compute/etc center in Warsaw, which is planned to be ready at the beginning of 2021.
So I suppose/hope this means new European countries added to the list and potential better latency. I'm currently using Stadia from a server (most likely) in Frankfurt, which is 1456 Km away from me, with a latency of 30ms. Warsaw is "only" 945 Km away, so, that'd be great.

GFN is also based in frankfurt (around 700km away from where i live), which works for me just fine, so i dont get it why i cant use stadia
their rigs are more or less in the same building, using the same internet connection, but i only allowed to use GFN

What do you mean you can't use Stadia, can't make an account?

it is not available in my country and i dont get why cause gfn works just fine

Is not available in my country either.
Try this (is the way I did it):

Add a free VPN extension to you Google Chrome. It doesn't matter which one, you will only needed it once, to access Stadia's registration page. Choose in the VPN settings whatever country that is supported by Stadia, reload Chrome and register on their page.
Once registered, discard the VPN (you don't need it anymore) and play normally. At 700 Km away from their server you should have an acceptable latency.
Again, don't try to play through a VPN, you don't need that.

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By OG SWAT RV@Linux, 8 August 2020 at 2:21 pm UTC Likes: 3

X4 Foundations , I have a small fleet, and fight against the Xenon

ARMA 3, is so addicting, love CTI

Elite Dangerous, fight with my Vulture

PULSAR: Lost Colony , wanna play , but do not understand...

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By Liam Dawe, 8 August 2020 at 2:16 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Xpander
Quoting: saturnoyoI disagree. Borderlands 3 has the best gunplay of any borderlands game. Shooting weapons is much more satisfying than it was in BL2 or BL:pre-sequel. The guns have more weight to it.

It doesnt excuse the situation though. If its the best borderlands game combat wise then, i cant imagine what the old ones feel like.. For me at least the combat was the worst i ever got from Triple A game in a while.
Borderlands was never really known for actually having good gunplay though, anyone who says it does is mad. Most people went in for the style, the loot, the characters and stuff like that.

Google adds Free Weekends to Stadia starting with Borderlands 3
By mylka, 8 August 2020 at 2:15 pm UTC

Quoting: dubigrasu
Quoting: mylka
Quoting: dubigrasu
Quoting: mylkawhen are they going to add some countries?
even nvidia now supports whole europoe
All suppositions from my part, but Google is extending its cloud regions to the central/east Europe, and is pretty close to open a data/compute/etc center in Warsaw, which is planned to be ready at the beginning of 2021.
So I suppose/hope this means new European countries added to the list and potential better latency. I'm currently using Stadia from a server (most likely) in Frankfurt, which is 1456 Km away from me, with a latency of 30ms. Warsaw is "only" 945 Km away, so, that'd be great.

GFN is also based in frankfurt (around 700km away from where i live), which works for me just fine, so i dont get it why i cant use stadia
their rigs are more or less in the same building, using the same internet connection, but i only allowed to use GFN

What do you mean you can't use Stadia, can't make an account?

it is not available in my country and i dont get why cause gfn works just fine

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By Xpander, 8 August 2020 at 2:12 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: saturnoyoI disagree. Borderlands 3 has the best gunplay of any borderlands game. Shooting weapons is much more satisfying than it was in BL2 or BL:pre-sequel. The guns have more weight to it.

It doesnt excuse the situation though. If its the best borderlands game combat wise then, i cant imagine what the old ones feel like.. For me at least the combat was the worst i ever got from Triple A game in a while.

Google adds Free Weekends to Stadia starting with Borderlands 3
By dubigrasu, 8 August 2020 at 2:09 pm UTC

Quoting: mylka
Quoting: dubigrasu
Quoting: mylkawhen are they going to add some countries?
even nvidia now supports whole europoe
All suppositions from my part, but Google is extending its cloud regions to the central/east Europe, and is pretty close to open a data/compute/etc center in Warsaw, which is planned to be ready at the beginning of 2021.
So I suppose/hope this means new European countries added to the list and potential better latency. I'm currently using Stadia from a server (most likely) in Frankfurt, which is 1456 Km away from me, with a latency of 30ms. Warsaw is "only" 945 Km away, so, that'd be great.

GFN is also based in frankfurt (around 700km away from where i live), which works for me just fine, so i dont get it why i cant use stadia
their rigs are more or less in the same building, using the same internet connection, but i only allowed to use GFN

What do you mean you can't use Stadia, can't make an account?

Google adds Free Weekends to Stadia starting with Borderlands 3
By mylka, 8 August 2020 at 2:07 pm UTC

Quoting: dubigrasu
Quoting: mylkawhen are they going to add some countries?
even nvidia now supports whole europoe
All suppositions from my part, but Google is extending its cloud regions to the central/east Europe, and is pretty close to open a data/compute/etc center in Warsaw, which is planned to be ready at the beginning of 2021.
So I suppose/hope this means new European countries added to the list and potential better latency. I'm currently using Stadia from a server (most likely) in Frankfurt, which is 1456 Km away from me, with a latency of 30ms. Warsaw is "only" 945 Km away, so, that'd be great.

GFN is also based in frankfurt (around 700km away from where i live), which works for me just fine, so i dont get it why i cant use stadia
their rigs are more or less in the same building, using the same internet connection, but i only allowed to use GFN

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By Dunc, 8 August 2020 at 1:55 pm UTC Likes: 1

I haven't been able to settle on any particular game this week.

I picked up Fallout 4 again, and tidied up some loose ends that I'd left, tinkered a bit in Minecraft, fired up KSP for the first time in months (possibly inspired by Bob & Doug returning home and Elon launching his giant soup can), trundled around a couple of racing sims... but that's been the story of my week. Nothing seems to hold my attention for very long. I hate it when that happens.

So, frustrated that nothing I'd played before was grabbing my interest, I installed Shadowrun: Dragonfall, because it's been in my library for years and I'd never got around to it before. I've played Shadowrun Returns and Shadowrun: Hong Kong, but not the middle one (I think I picked up Hong Kong in a bundle before the other two). And in both of those, it turns out I got about 12 hours in and lost interest. I dunno... I like the combat system in theory - it's basically cyberpunk XCOM - but I just find something unsatisfying about it in the long run compared to those games. Which is weird, because Shadowrun definitely has a better story.

QuoteF1 2018 is free on Humble Store
That'll do me!

Although the way my mind is at the moment, I'll probably end up driving a couple of practice sessions then leaving it...

Google adds Free Weekends to Stadia starting with Borderlands 3
By dubigrasu, 8 August 2020 at 1:50 pm UTC

Quoting: mylkawhen are they going to add some countries?
even nvidia now supports whole europoe
All suppositions from my part, but Google is extending its cloud regions to the central/east Europe, and is pretty close to open a data/compute/etc center in Warsaw, which is planned to be ready at the beginning of 2021.
So I suppose/hope this means new European countries added to the list and potential better latency. I'm currently using Stadia from a server (most likely) in Frankfurt, which is 1456 Km away from me, with a latency of 30ms. Warsaw is "only" 945 Km away, so, that'd be great.

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By saturnoyo, 8 August 2020 at 1:22 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: XpanderBorderlands 3, because free weekend. Honestly, i have to say, this game is pretty bad. Runs okaish, looks ok, if blurs and TAA are turned off, but combat is so boring and dull. not enough feedback from guns or hits on the enemy or yourself, feels quite bland. Just cant enjoy it because of that. Lucky that it was free this weekend, so now i know i wont buy this game.

I disagree. Borderlands 3 has the best gunplay of any borderlands game. Shooting weapons is much more satisfying than it was in BL2 or BL:pre-sequel. The guns have more weight to it.

The problem with BL3 is that the history is pretty bad, the bad guys are terrible, most of what you do makes no sense and the characters are all 11/10 on the scale of craziness and random-lol, which results in none of them standing out from the others and the funny dialog falling flat. You need some normal people to make the crazy ones stand out. You need low times to make the high times stand out. You just get used to it and then you are bored.

Pretty bad game overall. I finished BL2 like 4 or 5 times. After finishing BL3 I just uninstalled it.

BTW: I played BL3 on windows and the bugs were all over the place. I would get disconnected from my friends. Loading times would get stuck. We all had problems with it. Mind you we were playing on steam so the game was out for a long time already. I regret paying 30 bucks for it.

PS: It does look good playing on max settings. Most characters from the old games had a cameo but it wasn't enough to enjoy them. Most of the time they would appear in a recording or something and just disappear for the rest of the game. I was under the impression that at least Tiny Tina would have a bigger role. It's not the case.

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By Alm888, 8 August 2020 at 1:21 pm UTC Likes: 3

It is "X4: Foundations" for me again. Now with LibreOffice Calc spreadsheet and "XTools" game resource extraction utility at hand (I wonder, does it count as using WINE for gaming?) to make my own strategy on how to pwn the Galaxy as fast as possible.

I'm reading faction fleet quotas as of right now. Not that impressed by the maximum allowed (and even more so per-sector) Argon battle fleet strength, no wonder The Holy Order basically squashes them like a bugs (they are). :)

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By Xpander, 8 August 2020 at 12:53 pm UTC Likes: 1

Borderlands 3, because free weekend. Honestly, i have to say, this game is pretty bad. Runs okaish, looks ok, if blurs and TAA are turned off, but combat is so boring and dull. not enough feedback from guns or hits on the enemy or yourself, feels quite bland. Just cant enjoy it because of that. Lucky that it was free this weekend, so now i know i wont buy this game.

The weekend round-up: tell us what play button you've been clicking recently
By Boldos, 8 August 2020 at 12:49 pm UTC Likes: 1

1) WH40k: Dawn of War GOTY Edition. Older, but still good...
2) CS:GO
3) C# 7.1 and .NET Core 2.0 – Modern Cross-Platform Development (yes, I know it is a bit dated, but well... )