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Google have now expanded the launch titles for Stadia up to 22
By Klaus, 18 November 2019 at 5:35 pm UTC Likes: 1

Keyrock
BotonoskiReally seems like they're rushing this out the door as quickly as possible when they're adding to their launch roster so soon before release. Really ought to make sure things are set in stone before you announce them in my opinion.
Yeah, but Black Friday is right around the corner. This is the busiest shopping season of the year. They'll push whatever slapped together garbage they can out the door to get that sweet sweet money then worry about the backlash and making things work later.
We're talking about Google here. They don't need the quick buck. But given their "throw at the wall and see what sticks" history, I wouldn't be too surprised either.

Valve has now confirmed Half-Life: Alyx, their new VR flagship title
By Dunc, 18 November 2019 at 5:25 pm UTC

mphuZIf i can play without VR, then immediately pre-order.
QuoteSince this would be a VR-only title, would something like this push you towards buying a VR kit if you were on the fence?
No. VR still needs a powerful computer.
But... applying the usual Valve-watchers' arithmetic (2+2 = Half-Life 3), making a VR Half-Life title will have required the creation of up-to-date assets (although, honestly, HL2 doesn't look too bad for its age), and surely they wouldn't just let them go to waste on a niche title that relatively few people are going to buy?

Now, I'm not actually saying “Half-Life 3 confirmed!!!1!!”, but I wouldn't be surprised if we saw something for us flatscreen plebs. An HD remaster, maybe?

Valve has now confirmed Half-Life: Alyx, their new VR flagship title
By slaapliedje, 18 November 2019 at 5:19 pm UTC

Liam Dawe
skinnyrafPity that there is no "budget" VR option that runs under Linux. Not only a stronger PC is needed than for VR under Windows, but lower spec headsets are Windows-only.
I think the most budget VR on Linux is right now is picking up the original Vive second hand? I think that would be the cheapest, unless I am mistaken but apart from Vive, Pro and Index and I don't think any others work with SteamVR + Linux.
Yeah, pretty sure that's the case, and it sounds like they finally fixed the bug with the Pro where if you had a G-Sync monitor, it would cause screen tearing. Weirdly the Index didn't have the same issue.

VR support in Linux is actually pretty decent, I just wish the performance was on par with Windows for the stuff I need to run under Proton (like Elite Dangerous, which is roughly 90 FPS less in performance, last time I tried.... getting about time I try again.)

Valve has now confirmed Half-Life: Alyx, their new VR flagship title
By Liam Dawe, 18 November 2019 at 5:09 pm UTC Likes: 2

skinnyrafPity that there is no "budget" VR option that runs under Linux. Not only a stronger PC is needed than for VR under Windows, but lower spec headsets are Windows-only.
I think the most budget VR on Linux is right now is picking up the original Vive second hand? I think that would be the cheapest, unless I am mistaken but apart from Vive, Pro and Index and I don't think any others work with SteamVR + Linux.

Google have now expanded the launch titles for Stadia up to 22
By Liam Dawe, 18 November 2019 at 5:03 pm UTC

Added in these titles:
  • Borderlands 3
  • Darksiders Genesis
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Which Google say will be live before the end of 2019.

Valve has now confirmed Half-Life: Alyx, their new VR flagship title
By skinnyraf, 18 November 2019 at 4:51 pm UTC Likes: 3

Pity that there is no "budget" VR option that runs under Linux. Not only a stronger PC is needed than for VR under Windows, but lower spec headsets are Windows-only.

Google have now expanded the launch titles for Stadia up to 22
By Keyrock, 18 November 2019 at 4:43 pm UTC

BotonoskiReally seems like they're rushing this out the door as quickly as possible when they're adding to their launch roster so soon before release. Really ought to make sure things are set in stone before you announce them in my opinion.
Yeah, but Black Friday is right around the corner. This is the busiest shopping season of the year. They'll push whatever slapped together garbage they can out the door to get that sweet sweet money then worry about the backlash and making things work later.

Free indie RTS game The Fertile Crescent adds team game support for online play
By Liam Dawe, 18 November 2019 at 4:39 pm UTC Likes: 1

No it's not FOSS, that would have been stated if it was. Might look into doing an interview with them when it's further along and they put out their plans for a full release.

Free indie RTS game The Fertile Crescent adds team game support for online play
By Geppeto35, 18 November 2019 at 4:33 pm UTC Likes: 1

is it FOSS? Would love to know what language, engine and approach they/He (LincRead? alone) used?

An interview would be cool Liam ^^

Papercraft inspired tactical RPG Wildermyth enters Early Access plus initial thoughts
By Aurelien, 18 November 2019 at 4:01 pm UTC

I wish this game on Android too *_*

Valve has now confirmed Half-Life: Alyx, their new VR flagship title
By Ehvis, 18 November 2019 at 3:58 pm UTC Likes: 2

QuoteWhile Half-Life might be nearly 21 years old, for Linux gamers it's not all that old considering Steam only came to Linux back in 2013. I can imagine plenty of our readers playing the Half-Life series long before that though, ...

Actually, according to my achievements, I played through all the Half-Life games in the first quarter of 2017. That's even more recent than I thought it was.

I won't wait that long with this one though!

Valve has now confirmed Half-Life: Alyx, their new VR flagship title
By dpanter, 18 November 2019 at 3:55 pm UTC

Watched the video in question, I now have regrets.

Google have now expanded the launch titles for Stadia up to 22
By minkiu, 18 November 2019 at 3:34 pm UTC

This news makes me wonder if Rockstar has already shared RDR2 with Valve/Steam, and they are prepping it to be a day one Steam Play Platinum release, that would be amazing.

Valve has now confirmed Half-Life: Alyx, their new VR flagship title
By Liam Dawe, 18 November 2019 at 3:26 pm UTC Likes: 1

Removed the link to the Google Doc, as the owner removed all the info and just left a note up dissing PC Gamer so it's not worth linking to now.

Google have now expanded the launch titles for Stadia up to 22
By Liam Dawe, 18 November 2019 at 3:18 pm UTC Likes: 1

Eike
Liam Dawe
SirLootALotSo we got the bethesda games, that use Vulkan anyway, RDR2 and ferals Linux ports of the TR series to use Vulkan, right?
I was hoping for more Vulkan adoption outside of Stadia but we'll have to wait how this develops in the future.
Feral confirmed on Twitter they didn't do the Stadia ports. Can't find where they said it in reply to someone now though, but I saw it.

My favourite website has it in the comments:

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/shadow-of-the-tomb-raider-definitive-edition-arrives-on-linux-on-november-5th.15217/comment_id=166987
A GOL link for all occasions eh ;)

Google have now expanded the launch titles for Stadia up to 22
By Eike, 18 November 2019 at 3:16 pm UTC Likes: 2

Liam Dawe
SirLootALotSo we got the bethesda games, that use Vulkan anyway, RDR2 and ferals Linux ports of the TR series to use Vulkan, right?
I was hoping for more Vulkan adoption outside of Stadia but we'll have to wait how this develops in the future.
Feral confirmed on Twitter they didn't do the Stadia ports. Can't find where they said it in reply to someone now though, but I saw it.

My favourite website has it in the comments:

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/shadow-of-the-tomb-raider-definitive-edition-arrives-on-linux-on-november-5th.15217/comment_id=166987

This War of Mine turned 5, so 11 bit studios gave it a big free Final Cut update
By Alm888, 18 November 2019 at 3:07 pm UTC

EikeThis is the first game coming to my mind when someone talks bad about gaming.
Do play it.
It's no fun.
What?
How could making vegetable farming or stripping traders of their money by continuous profitable deals be "no fun"?

It is a pity the studio has basically ditched Linux for all its future releases (khm… "Frostpunk" khm…).

Valve has now confirmed Half-Life: Alyx, their new VR flagship title
By Termy, 18 November 2019 at 3:03 pm UTC Likes: 3

I recently bought the index, a part of that decission was the expectation of a VR-only half life in the near future ^^

Google have now expanded the launch titles for Stadia up to 22
By Liam Dawe, 18 November 2019 at 2:58 pm UTC Likes: 1

SirLootALotSo we got the bethesda games, that use Vulkan anyway, RDR2 and ferals Linux ports of the TR series to use Vulkan, right?
I was hoping for more Vulkan adoption outside of Stadia but we'll have to wait how this develops in the future.
Feral confirmed on Twitter they didn't do the Stadia ports. Can't find where they said it in reply to someone now though, but I saw it.

Valve has now confirmed Half-Life: Alyx, their new VR flagship title
By poke86, 18 November 2019 at 2:56 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quotewould something like this push you towards buying a VR kit if you were on the fence?

No. The VR hardware is too expensive and Linux support is still too uncertain.

Google have now expanded the launch titles for Stadia up to 22
By SirLootALot, 18 November 2019 at 2:46 pm UTC

So we got the bethesda games, that use Vulkan anyway, RDR2 and ferals Linux ports of the TR series to use Vulkan, right?
I was hoping for more Vulkan adoption outside of Stadia but we'll have to wait how this develops in the future.

Relaxing flying sim with a morphing bird 'Fugl' has a nice big update
By Liam Dawe, 18 November 2019 at 2:46 pm UTC

poke86I'll have to give it another go, it looks really cool but it was totally unplayable last time I tried it, completely unresponsive controls I could only spiral to the ground at full speed :/
Sounds odd, I've never had a problem with the controls in it, they've always been pretty awesome.

Valve has now confirmed Half-Life: Alyx, their new VR flagship title
By mphuZ, 18 November 2019 at 2:45 pm UTC Likes: 3

If i can play without VR, then immediately pre-order.
QuoteSince this would be a VR-only title, would something like this push you towards buying a VR kit if you were on the fence?
No. VR still needs a powerful computer.

Relaxing flying sim with a morphing bird 'Fugl' has a nice big update
By poke86, 18 November 2019 at 2:24 pm UTC

I'll have to give it another go, it looks really cool but it was totally unplayable last time I tried it, completely unresponsive controls I could only spiral to the ground at full speed :/

Google have now expanded the launch titles for Stadia up to 22
By poiuz, 18 November 2019 at 1:30 pm UTC

JarnoShoulnd't Metro Exodus be EGS exclusive?
I don't think EGS exclusivity applies since Stadia isn't a PC shop but it's own platform.

Google have now expanded the launch titles for Stadia up to 22
By Jarno, 18 November 2019 at 1:26 pm UTC

Liam Dawe
JarnoShoulnd't Metro Exodus be EGS exclusive?
Honestly, the way it's been going it mainly feels like EGS exclusives are literally just taking away from Steam given how they release elsewhere.
Exactly, it's more like school bully simulator than exclusive deal.
I wonder what could be written in their contract.

Stadia looks to be very limited at launch and not just the amount of games
By Nanobang, 18 November 2019 at 1:26 pm UTC

My guess is that this service is primarily aimed at the mobile market and getting things in place on the ground floor for the much ballyhooed 5g network---a sort of Steam for the mobile market.

Personally, the whole thing leaves me deeply unimpressed. Essentially Stadia players are paying for the privilege of being data generating machines for Google. I'm simply not prepared to pay a monthly fee just to pay yet more money buying/leasing games solely to generate data for Google to sell to advertisers.

If Google wants my data, I will gladly share it with them for a small fee. In the case of Stadia, they can give me the games and controller in exchange for the data I then generate playing those games. Otherwise, like Gmail, Google docs, and the rest of it, Google can just piss off.

Google have now expanded the launch titles for Stadia up to 22
By Eike, 18 November 2019 at 1:06 pm UTC

JarnoShoulnd't Metro Exodus be EGS exclusive?

Guess someone had some money in his hands...

Google have now expanded the launch titles for Stadia up to 22
By Liam Dawe, 18 November 2019 at 1:06 pm UTC Likes: 4

JarnoShoulnd't Metro Exodus be EGS exclusive?
Honestly, the way it's been going it mainly feels like EGS exclusives are literally just taking away from Steam given how they release elsewhere.

Google have now expanded the launch titles for Stadia up to 22
By Jarno, 18 November 2019 at 1:03 pm UTC

Shoulnd't Metro Exodus be EGS exclusive?

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