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Linux Gaming News Punch - Episode 16
17 June 2019 at 1:53 pm UTC

SonarPlease fix the title as this is episode 16.
So it is, no one sent in a correction report though so I've only noticed it today.

Dota Underlords from Valve is already quite addictive and they're improving it quickly
17 June 2019 at 9:22 am UTC

Naibsame here. Really fun BUT damn soo fking crap

I can usually get some lvl2 hereos but some bot has amassed lvl3... Likewise not fully up to speed to the best strats, Viper and Alc just wreck me
I've managed to get into the Top 3 quite a few times, but I've been in a number of games where the top player has lost zero health and they absolutely wreck me. I assume that right now it has a lot of balancing issues between the alliances.

Dota Underlords from Valve is already quite addictive and they're improving it quickly
16 June 2019 at 2:26 pm UTC Likes: 2

monnefI might give this game a try, if it has at least passable PvE mode(s) and not P2W MTX.
You can already play against various levels of bots.

Edit: When doing bot play, there's even an option to not have rounds move on without you clicking - seems like they're already trying to allow players plenty of time to do it at their pace.

Once a proper tutorial is in, it should be fantastic.

Honestly, as crap as I am, I'm truly enjoying it.

The perils of crowdfunding for Linux games: Eco edition
16 June 2019 at 1:14 pm UTC Likes: 4

liberodarkI agree but eco work on linux.
Anyone with a Mouse can hit Export in Unity. That's entirely away from the actual point of the article.

NetherWorld, an impressive looking and weird narrative pixel-art action game is coming to Linux
15 June 2019 at 6:39 pm UTC Likes: 1

aFoxNamedMorrisNot a fan of the "pixels" rotating at impossible angles... really breaks the "retro" look.
Well pixel art isn't always retro remember. It's a style some games just go for and it can look incredible when done well.

The Expression Amrilato, a Yuri Visual Novel that teaches some Esperanto has a same-day Linux release on GOG
14 June 2019 at 9:48 pm UTC Likes: 6

hateballI tried blocking the visual novel tag on Steam, must I now try this on GOL?
Other than GOG being Linux hostile, visual novels are absolute shite. Hope they paid enough to make the shame bearable.
GOG are not hostile to Linux, just because their client is not on Linux doesn't make them "hostile".

As for pay, nothing to do with it nor was I asked to do this - GOG's Linux team just send keys out of the blue to me with no stipulations. I try to mention all types of games and genres to cover as many types of gamers as possible, all are welcome here.

The Expression Amrilato, a Yuri Visual Novel that teaches some Esperanto has a same-day Linux release on GOG
14 June 2019 at 6:13 pm UTC Likes: 10

GodofGruntsYuri is the purest of love forms.

Esperanto is the purest of languages.

How can this not apply to you? SMH.
I am obviously, very impure.

Valve release a new stable Steam Client from all the recent Beta builds, nice fixes for Linux
14 June 2019 at 5:51 pm UTC

TheSyldat
liamdaweprefer Steam Runtime's libcurl over yours which fixes "Risk of Rain" and other GameMaker titles

I wonder if it also fixed Devil Daggers on 18.04 because if I remember correctly it's because the libcurl version was different that it didn't work anymore .
Didn't work for me on Ubuntu 19.04.

Valve release a new stable Steam Client from all the recent Beta builds, nice fixes for Linux
14 June 2019 at 4:18 pm UTC Likes: 1

Dunc
liamdaweYeah, it might seem like SteamOS/Steam Machine don't see a lot of attention, but as always when you look at all the work they're actually doing to improve everything relating to Steam/Linux gaming there's a lot going on.
This seems as good a time as any to mention this comment thread, which genuinely surprised me. (You might have noticed some incoming clicks, actually. Not my doing. For some reason, I never comment over there.) There's the odd naysayer, as always, but for the first time I can remember on any general PC gaming site, they're in the minority. This stuff is beginning to get noticed outside our Linux-fanatic bubble. Shamus talks a little about it at the beginning of his latest podcast.
It shouldn't surprise me but it still does, how bad a tunnel-vision a lot of "tech" podcasts and websites just count out Linux instantly without basic research.

Valve release a new stable Steam Client from all the recent Beta builds, nice fixes for Linux
14 June 2019 at 12:39 pm UTC

gradyvuckovic
kuhpunkt
gradyvuckovicFor Linux (& Mac) gamers, that would mean all those games currently not playable on Linux, the 40% or so of Steam that isn't quite there yet with Proton, would suddenly immediately become playable via an alternative solution, ie: streaming from a Valve server. Effectively bringing all Steam games to Linux.

The Valve servers would have to run on Windows, though and I highly doubt Valve would want to pay for those licenses.

Valve could limit the feature to just what they call "SteamOS + Linux" initially. Which would really give a huge incentive for developers to support Linux. They could also include with Steamworks an API for telling games when they are launching in Streaming mode in the same way they have an API right now for telling developers when Steam is in Big Picture mode. So developers know to launch in fullscreen and stay in that mode for the best possible streaming experience. There could be even a flag for knowing what kind of device is being streamed to, like PC/Mobile, to present different UI options.
That would certainly give Linux a push. Valve saying "want your games to work the best on it? Port it"

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