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Editorial: An open letter to Valve on why they should keep on embracing Linux
17 December 2018 at 11:32 am UTC Likes: 2

Salvatos
cynicfmI wanna play multiplayer games with linux users ONLY. Linux user has different brain than windows user.

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Also, remember GOL rules:
Quote- No licensing wars. We do not care about the politics of FOSS/FLOSS/OSS or whatever. We are a gaming site, not a place for mindless zealotry.
Quoting this because the picture is amazing.

Also because the bit quoted is hilarious, different brains? Hahahaha. I think someone has been drinking too much special juice.

The KKnD remake using the OpenRA engine has a first release out
16 December 2018 at 7:37 pm UTC

TheChosenEvilOnethere is a WIP Dark Reign mod (that is what OpenRA calls games) for OpenRA
Oh wow. Dreams can come true. Hope they continue to work on it

NVIDIA released the 415.22.01 Vulkan driver
16 December 2018 at 3:45 pm UTC

Ehvis
serge
anarchist_tomatoHave they fixed the tearing yet?

Set ForceFullCompositionPipeline in your Xorg.conf and no more tearing for you.

Turned that crap off within a minute again. I'm not sure what it does, but it makes moving windows feel weird.
Odd, I'm never without it. I've tested and the performance difference in most games is so low it doesn't matter to me. Without it, tearing everywhere.

ZeniMax are flexing their legal muscles towards DoomRL
16 December 2018 at 1:50 pm UTC

GoboI usually like the biased tone of GamingOnLinux, it gives character to the site and its authors.

But this is one of the articles that get over the tipping point for me. OK, it could have been even worse with a clickbait topic like "DoomRL is doomed!!!1!", but it is still strongly opinionated in both the article itself as well as Liam defending his point of view down here in the comments. *snip*
Since I never did reply to this (not sure I ever actually saw this comment before), I wanted to make something clear. I absolutely never, ever, mean to do any kind of clickbait. This was simply me getting ahead of myself at the time about it.

I've also adjusted the title with that in mind.

Discord announce a 90/10 revenue split, Discord Store will support Linux
15 December 2018 at 3:23 pm UTC

seven
liamdawe
seveni hate discord, i really do.
each time i try too login or if someone invites me i get the message that my email account is already claimed (which is true, i already have discord accounts, but why can't they just put those accounts together somehow)
Not entirely sure what your complaint is about Discord here? You made multiple accounts, then complain they can't put them together? Sounds like it's more an issue with how you use it, if I understood what you said correctly.

i cant remember the login to my previous accounts so when i click a link like yours ican't join because my email is already used for one of the previous accounts
there is just no way for me too log in or participate on any discord server

if i am doing something wrong or overlooked something please let me know
I think this is what you want.

KeeperRL had a pretty big release recently, adding in some modding support and lots more
15 December 2018 at 1:00 pm UTC

DolusNeeds the 'Open Source' tag too, doesn't it?
Good shout, added.

Discord announce a 90/10 revenue split, Discord Store will support Linux
15 December 2018 at 11:41 am UTC

seveni hate discord, i really do.
each time i try too login or if someone invites me i get the message that my email account is already claimed (which is true, i already have discord accounts, but why can't they just put those accounts together somehow)
Not entirely sure what your complaint is about Discord here? You made multiple accounts, then complain they can't put them together? Sounds like it's more an issue with how you use it, if I understood what you said correctly.

Just when you think you can stop drinking, Wine 4.0 has another release candidate available
15 December 2018 at 10:46 am UTC Likes: 2

bingusYou're really getting a lot of mileage out of that joke, aren't you Liam? But it's basically a GoL tradition now, so carry on old son.
What did the grape say when it was crushed? Nothing, it just let out a little Wine.

Bearded Giant Games open their own store with a 'Linux First Initiative'
15 December 2018 at 10:40 am UTC

devnull
liamdawe
MacabreHeartDirect selling worked for very few games which is why we have the distrubution platforms we have.
I will argue that point. We have what we have today all because of Steam, as they basically forced it requiring it for certain games and features and eventually expanded and it eventually became a standard. Not because direct selling didn't work.


Interesting idea except there are many games not on steam which do the same lockin crap. I doubt for example Valve told Epic to enable analytics in Unity. I don't think Steam collects anywhere near the crap other platforms do.

The fun fact about analytics is they are always shown in a positive light because there will always be software that sells, and yes, some of them will enable such things. Doesn't mean the analytics aided those sales in any way, you still need a product worth buying. Point is the marketing mindset to collect data about everything a user does, did NOT come from Steam nor Valve. If anything I'd blame Apple, Google, Microsoft, etc.
Not really sure what you're getting at here. Valve and Epic have nothing to do with Unity for starters. On top of that, what we're talking about here is an entirely different argument to analytics gathering.

Discord announce a 90/10 revenue split, Discord Store will support Linux
15 December 2018 at 10:38 am UTC Likes: 2

devnull
QuoteConsidering Valve still take 30% unless you earn a lot of money and even the Epic Store will take 12% that might help quite a bit.
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LOL What? Did you seriously compare Steam to Discord??

The network behind Steam and Valve dwarf Discord's largely hosted infrastructure. Discord is a creepy, closed platform with a company. But more damning is they are quite politically motiviated. Prehaps a result of their relationship with tencent.

I loathe Steam at times but compairing it to Discord is no competition.
Yes, I compared them a little. I mentioned the revenue splits across different stores which is very relevant, something that's important to note and like a good article talking about it should note.

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