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Move over Fortnite, The International 2019 for Dota 2 has surpassed $30 million
By x_wing, 23 July 2019 at 3:06 pm UTC

Ehvis
x_wing
EhvisSo if I understand this correctly, Epic paid 30M to get the largest prize pool. Then Valve earned 90M to beat them again?

120M in that case.

No, 30M is for the prize pool.

Ups, got you wrong (interpreted as "raised", my bad)

Ubisoft and Epic Games are now supporting Blender development
By x_wing, 23 July 2019 at 3:02 pm UTC

jarhead_hBlender is good enough now that is starting to be used in television. It won't be long and it will be the primary software for lower budget animated features, especially with GreasePencil.

Just to clarify, I didn't intend to say that Blender is just for amateurs. I know for sure that Blender is well prepared for professionals environments (there are lots of Blender's pro-level productions examples) but my low to nill expertise on this three programs doesn't allow me to say if Autodesk solutions brings any extra value that Blender doesn't.

elmapulunity?

Ubisoft and Unity are almost the same... for my brain

Move over Fortnite, The International 2019 for Dota 2 has surpassed $30 million
By Ehvis, 23 July 2019 at 3:02 pm UTC

x_wing
EhvisSo if I understand this correctly, Epic paid 30M to get the largest prize pool. Then Valve earned 90M to beat them again?

120M in that case.

No, 30M is for the prize pool.

Move over Fortnite, The International 2019 for Dota 2 has surpassed $30 million
By x_wing, 23 July 2019 at 2:53 pm UTC

EhvisSo if I understand this correctly, Epic paid 30M to get the largest prize pool. Then Valve earned 90M to beat them again?

120M in that case.

Point & Click Adventure game "The Hand of Glory" confirmed for Linux
By razing32, 23 July 2019 at 2:36 pm UTC

DrMcCoyWill it actually feature a Hand of Glory, though?

And for the semi-related music video for today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdgClNdnooM

Disturbing fact, great song.

The aquatic theme park management sim "Megaquarium" now has modding support
By Zlopez, 23 July 2019 at 2:24 pm UTC

kokoko3kIs there a function to let all of the caged animals to escape and conquer the world, or at least be free again?

I remember this function from Jurrasic Park. It was fun to sold every entrance to island and switch power in fences off and then just look what havoc your dinosaurs are wreaking on the visitors.

Linux Gaming News Punch - Episode 19
By liamdawe, 23 July 2019 at 1:59 pm UTC

techieg33kNo newer podcast episodes?
Sorry, I should have mentioned this here too, this has been added:
QuoteDo note, that this is the last for a while as the News Punch is going on a Summer Break. Season 2 will melt onto the internet sometime in September.
It was also posted previously across our various social networks Twitter, Mastodon etc.

The aquatic theme park management sim "Megaquarium" now has modding support
By kokoko3k, 23 July 2019 at 1:10 pm UTC

Is there a function to let all of the caged animals to escape and conquer the world, or at least be free again?

The aquatic theme park management sim "Megaquarium" now has modding support
By Rooster, 23 July 2019 at 12:24 pm UTC

Btw it's currently 40% off on Steam.

The Great Perhaps is a time-travelling adventure coming to Linux next month
By liamdawe, 23 July 2019 at 11:39 am UTC

PitAny word about non-Steam releases? Daedalic usually had those so far (and I like their adventures!)
Only seen Steam mentioned so far.

Ubisoft and Epic Games are now supporting Blender development
By etonbears, 23 July 2019 at 11:16 am UTC

WendigoI wish they'd use the money for the new game engine. (just dreaming)

I think it would be better to ensure Blender is a capable and flexible asset creator that is usable as part of a variety of games, simulations and other applications: either through an extension mechanism or embedding.

The Blender games engine was useful when written, but is less important now, as well as acting as a drag on other changes. I am sure someone will find a way to make an engine integrate with Blender if it is useful to do so.

Obviously, if you used Blender to create games, you would probably disagree. ?

The Great Perhaps is a time-travelling adventure coming to Linux next month
By Pit, 23 July 2019 at 10:58 am UTC

Any word about non-Steam releases? Daedalic usually had those so far (and I like their adventures!)

The free creative platformer "Jumpai" has another big release out
By Pit, 23 July 2019 at 10:53 am UTC

Hmm, images looked funny so I wanted to try it.
It however requires you to create an (online?) account. Is it multiplayer only?
At least, it made me lose my interest

The Great Perhaps is a time-travelling adventure coming to Linux next month
By Rooster, 23 July 2019 at 10:48 am UTC

Looks interesting indeed. Wishlisted.

Comedy adventure game "Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure" is now available on GOG
By Rooster, 23 July 2019 at 10:39 am UTC Likes: 1

MrNilsson
kaiman
MrNilssonI haven't played a point-and-click adventure for ages.
Just by reading the article, I'd wager there are better candidates worthy of your attention :-). P&C Adventures had a pretty fruitful phase over the past couple years, and more hot stuff in the pipeline.

EikeINHO, sorry to the devs, there are lots of better alteratives if you don't fancy a... simple humour. If you tell about your preferences, I'm sure we'll find recommendations.

Well I think the last one I played was Grim Fandango or a Leisure Suit Larry game. The last few years I just played the Counter Strike games, Rainbow Six Siege and some Fortnite on the PC and sport & adventure games on the PS4. If you're up you can tell me some must plays on Linux. Doesn't have to be only point-and-click adventures. But it would be nice if the games were native Linux games. I just want to explore Linux games at the moment as I'm new to Linux.

From Point and Click games I can definitely recommend Pillars of Earth. The gameplay is not much to write home about, but the story is excelent. You can also give Port Valley Free Demo a try. I played it and it's.. alright. If 4th wall breaking is your thing, you will probably enjoy it.

My personal favourites among native Linux games:

Mount and Blade: Warband - a 1st/3th person RPG. It's sort of similar to Total War Games the way it plays except it is an RPG. You have your tactical map where you decide your moves within the realm. Then for battles, it switches to 1st/3th person view to give you control over your characters, but you also use F1-F5 keys to command your troops. If you ever felt like wanting to be a lord in Westeros from Game of Thrones, this is the game to play. It even has a great Game of Thrones mod.

Day of Infamy - Best tactical shooter I've played since Battlefield 1942. It's something between Counter Strike and Battlefield

Pyre - a mix between sports game and choose-your-adventure visual novel. It is sort of a magical basketball/rugby tournament with story implemented into it.

Distance - crazy racing platformer (just watch the trailer for it to get an idea what the game is)

Comedy adventure game "Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure" is now available on GOG
By Eike, 23 July 2019 at 10:37 am UTC Likes: 1

MrNilssonThanks for your list here and on your blog. I saved both and I'll have a look on them later this day.

The recommendations I listed in my post here are my personal ones.
Every single one is a great game in its respective genre in my humble opinion.

Comedy adventure game "Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure" is now available on GOG
By MrNilsson, 23 July 2019 at 10:31 am UTC

EikeWe once made a list, it's outdated, but here's it with Steam links:
https://ein-eike.de/linux-games-worth-your-bucks/

Thanks for your list here and on your blog. I saved both and I'll have a look on them later this day.

The Great Perhaps is a time-travelling adventure coming to Linux next month
By Eike, 23 July 2019 at 10:28 am UTC

Not my favourite kind of comic look, but sounds too interesting to be passed.

Comedy adventure game "Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure" is now available on GOG
By MrNilsson, 23 July 2019 at 10:21 am UTC

Phlebiac
MrNilssonIf you're up you can tell me some must plays on Linux. Doesn't have to be only point-and-click adventures.

Doesn't have to be, but will be for my list, lol!

...

Thanks for your list. I knew a few games already but I didn't play any of it yet. SOMA was already on my Steam Wishlist Thanks for the recommendations.

soulsourceI'm still sad that the English translation "Longstockings" has such a cumbersome word-melody. As an Austrian I grew up with the German version, "Langstrumpf", which is pretty close to the Swedish original "Långstrump", both having a much smoother sound to them.
...

If you want something still funny, but more serious, have a look at The Whispered World.

Yeah, I know what you mean, I'm German. I don't like the "Longstockings" either, it doesn't feel right. Thanks for the game recommendation.

soulsourceI had the same experience with the Dutch translation, which is "Langkous". Which has a very different sound to the second half, but it's still a two syllable word which flows nicely. (note that the ou sounds close to the o in "now")

There are tons of point and clicks that made it onto Linux. I'm now playing the new "Irony Curtain" one, which is fantastic. Also don't forget that there is a remaster of the classic "Day of the Tentancle". There's also a remaster of the old Full Throttle, but that one didn't really appeal to me.

As for this game, it doesn't really look like it is the best one, but for the price I may actually give it a go.
I like the Dutch translation. I put a lot of classics on my wishlist on GOG now, thanks for the other game recommendations.

Btw Demetrios is fun so far. But you have to like the type of humor in this game.

Comedy adventure game "Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure" is now available on GOG
By Eike, 23 July 2019 at 10:13 am UTC Likes: 2

MrNilssonWell I think the last one I played was Grim Fandango or a Leisure Suit Larry game. The last few years I just played the Counter Strike games, Rainbow Six Siege and some Fortnite on the PC and sport & adventure games on the PS4. If you're up you can tell me some must plays on Linux. Doesn't have to be only point-and-click adventures. But it would be nice if the games were native Linux games. I just want to explore Linux games at the moment as I'm new to Linux.


Amnesia – The Dark Descent
Antichamber
Broken Sword 1, 2, 5
Civilization 5 or 6
Don’t Starve
FEZ
Gemini Rue
Human Ressource Machine
The Journey Down
Life is Strange
Limbo
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Oddworld: New ’n‘ Tasty
Outlast
Pillars of Eternity
Portal 1 & 2 & Portal Stories: MEL in hard mode
Rochard
Rcoket League
Shadowrun Returns (and sequels)
SOMA
The Stanley Parable
The Swapper
The Talos Principle
Thimbleweed Park
This War of Mine
Thomas Was Alone
Tomb Raider
To the Moon
Trine
World of Goo
XCOM 1 & 2
Games from developer Zachtronics

We once made a list, it's outdated, but here's it with Steam links:
https://ein-eike.de/linux-games-worth-your-bucks/

Move over Fortnite, The International 2019 for Dota 2 has surpassed $30 million
By Ehvis, 23 July 2019 at 9:46 am UTC Likes: 5

So if I understand this correctly, Epic paid 30M to get the largest prize pool. Then Valve earned 90M to beat them again?

Dota Underlords has another update out, this one changes the game quite a lot
By scaine, 23 July 2019 at 9:45 am UTC

Yep, we'll still disagree. Partly because some such rounds are still meaningless (instead of everyone winning, now everyone loses) but mainly because you have to learn about strategy outside of the game. That's terrible, unforgivable game design.

Well, slightly forgivable, because it's beta. But as I say, I still hold Valve to a higher standard, and they've failed here.

Think you're good at CS:GO Danger Zone? It now has Skill Groups for you to show off
By Ehvis, 23 July 2019 at 9:42 am UTC

A while ago I played a not so high ranked match with someone to fill a group. It was pretty funny. I the whole match I never saw anyone shoot me. Obviously I never had a chance to get a single kill in. Second match was a little better. I managed about 5 kills! Not exactly matching up to the 30+ kills of my silver ranked team mates.

Back to casual Danger Zone for me.

Move over Fortnite, The International 2019 for Dota 2 has surpassed $30 million
By Mal, 23 July 2019 at 9:41 am UTC

Though imho Riot (League of Legends) approach on the matter is less clamorous but more enlightened.

Instead of putting all the money in a single prize they use it to finance different leagues and tournament in many continents thus allowing a wider and healthier professional scene.

...

......

Though for Fortnite it kind of makes sense I guess since it's more like gambling than a sport.

Think you're good at CS:GO Danger Zone? It now has Skill Groups for you to show off
By WorMzy, 23 July 2019 at 9:04 am UTC Likes: 5

QuoteThink you're good at CS:GO Danger Zone?

Nope!




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Comedy adventure game "Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure" is now available on GOG
By Ehvis, 23 July 2019 at 8:43 am UTC Likes: 3

soulsourceI'm still sad that the English translation "Longstockings" has such a cumbersome word-melody. As an Austrian I grew up with the German version, "Langstrumpf", which is pretty close to the Swedish original "Långstrump", both having a much smoother sound to them.

I had the same experience with the Dutch translation, which is "Langkous". Which has a very different sound to the second half, but it's still a two syllable word which flows nicely. (note that the ou sounds close to the o in "now")

There are tons of point and clicks that made it onto Linux. I'm now playing the new "Irony Curtain" one, which is fantastic. Also don't forget that there is a remaster of the classic "Day of the Tentancle". There's also a remaster of the old Full Throttle, but that one didn't really appeal to me.

As for this game, it doesn't really look like it is the best one, but for the price I may actually give it a go.

Comedy adventure game "Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure" is now available on GOG
By soulsource, 23 July 2019 at 7:37 am UTC Likes: 2

I'm still sad that the English translation "Longstockings" has such a cumbersome word-melody. As an Austrian I grew up with the German version, "Langstrumpf", which is pretty close to the Swedish original "Långstrump", both having a much smoother sound to them.
(also: in the Bavarian dialect, which is spoken in most of Austria, it'd be "Långstrumpf")

Back on topic: I can really recommend the Deponia Trilogy (and also the fourth game, but wait some time between playing the third and the fourth). If you want something still funny, but more serious, have a look at The Whispered World.

Comedy adventure game "Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure" is now available on GOG
By MrNilsson, 23 July 2019 at 6:19 am UTC Likes: 3

Purple Library Guy
MrNilssonI haven't played a point-and-click adventure for ages. I'll give it a try. It's also the first Linux game I've ordered on GOG, since I started with Linux two weeks ago.
Two weeks ago, huh? Well, I hope you have a good experience. Any Pippi Longstocking fan is welcome as far as I'm concerned!

Thank you, I'm really happy that I finally tested Linux. The experience is great so far. I still need to learn a lot but it's pretty easy to find help online, like forums, wiki entries, blogs or other help. Right now I'm switching between Mint Cinammon and Manjaro (KDE). I think one of them would replace Windows 10.

Btw I loved the Astrid Lindgren books and movies as a kid.

Comedy adventure game "Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure" is now available on GOG
By Phlebiac, 23 July 2019 at 6:06 am UTC Likes: 1

MrNilssonIf you're up you can tell me some must plays on Linux. Doesn't have to be only point-and-click adventures.

Doesn't have to be, but will be for my list, lol!

Book of Unwritten Tales (there are 3)
Deponia (there are 4)
Broken Sword (there are 5 total; the bad ones are not Linux native)
Dreamfall Chapters (not quite point & click)
Life Is Strange (not quite point & click)
SOMA (not really point & click)

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