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Stellaris: First Contact Story Pack and the free 3.7 update are out now
20 March 2023 at 1:17 pm UTC

Quoting: Deleted_UserI don't know if i would go with the arguments in the article.
Yes, 15 bucks (euro) is a lot, but, as also mentioned, Paradox tends to make discounts very quick, so that one can expect to get the DLC with 50% within a 2-year-period. An additional argument can be made if you translate the price into game time. While some don't have any problem to spend 40 EUR/$/£ for a game with 25 h playtime and little replayability, in Paradox games you can easily get replayability for another 50 - 100 hours per DLC/story expansion, and here it is a problem.
Personally, I don't really think that argument works in this case. You're not going to specifically spend a huge amount more time in Stellaris because of this DLC. Base the price value on what it specifically offers, and it's really not that much.

Get a whole bunch of kart racers in this latest game bundle
16 March 2023 at 3:01 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: EssemThey seriously consider Garfield and Nickelodeon to be indie now?
It's less about the name, more about who makes it, but naturally they often include extras to make bundles a bit bigger.

Railbound gets Steam Deck Verified with a new update
13 March 2023 at 4:46 pm UTC Likes: 4

What’s with all the dad jokes lately 😅, you peeps need to go let off some steam 👀

The Humble Heroines Bundle is an awesome deal for Steam Deck and Linux Desktop
10 March 2023 at 6:04 pm UTC Likes: 6

Quoting: peta77
Quoting: PixelDropCall of the Sea = free on EPIC right now
Control = Has been free on EPIC twice
Hellblade = Has been part of MANY bundles in the past.

Then I have 2 others from other rarer bundles.

If you have been collecting EPIC games, it's an okay-ish bundle not great but okay.
If you have been collecting EPIC + Most all good value bundles for a while then you're almost paying sale prices for the stuff your missing. Which the issue with paying near sale prices on bundled games is you can not return them if you don't like them, so unless you know you're going to like them you're better off just paying the couple extra dollars for return protection. Actually taking the time to returning 1 or 2 games out of 4 during a big normal sale can literally save you more money than buying a bundle where you're only save a few dollars per game.

Or you want the games, pay "sales prices" for them and support some charity organizations with a bundle!

Because that's what these are about. If you're just looking for the cheapest prices, you're not the targeted audience.
That and grabbing free games on Epic, does absolutely nothing to support Linux and Steam Deck gaming. Additionally, there's no doubt many like me not really paying much attention at all to free games from Epic. While the Heroic Launcher is great, much prefer to stick with Steam and get bundles like this.

Prepare to see a lot more of Epic Online Services, with Epic's new self-publishing
10 March 2023 at 10:27 am UTC

Quoting: syylkMy thoughts?

Liam, please be careful about what EG means as multi-platform crossplay and what you think it should mean.

Because I see that for Sweeney & Co. the term "platform" defines the content delivery environment (EGS, Steam, GOG, Windows Store, individual launchers, etc.) used to purchase/get titles from and identify the owner in multiplayers, and how the middleware tied with that specific environment plays nice with other authentication/identification methods or launchers. Basically, who "owns" the login credentials.

While for you the term "platform" means Windows, MacOS, Linux-based OS'es, consoles, etc. so if I'm on Ubuntu while my buddy uses Win11 we can still play together (your example of Borderlands 2 having different, incompatible versions for Lin and Win).

The way "crossplay" is interpreted and intended varies a lot between the two meanings. In particular, Epic Games never ever cared adding Linux in the crossplay pool as much as cares about grafting Steam market share by fair or foul means.
I’m not entirely sure what exactly you’re getting at here? EOS has full Linux support. It’s entirely separate to the Epic Store, which yes does not support Linux.

Free and open source 6DOF flight racer Fly Dangerous has a huge second update
9 March 2023 at 1:16 pm UTC

Again, I disagree and won’t be changing the title. It is free, and it is open source.

Free and open source 6DOF flight racer Fly Dangerous has a huge second update
8 March 2023 at 10:05 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: Julius"Open-Source"... to a very limited extent since it uses the Unity3D engine.

You might want to change the head-line as "Free and Open Source" usually refers to FOSS, and this isn't FOSS at all. Even the assets are under a restrictive NC license.
I disagree. Code under a FOSS license is still FOSS. This also applies to the assets, we say happily things like OpenMW and OpenRA are FOSS but they also need proprietary assets. One part not being FOSS doesn’t mean the part that is FOSS suddenly isn’t.

An early March round-up of Steam Deck news
7 March 2023 at 4:53 pm UTC

Quoting: LightkeyAnother one to add: Chips and Cheese wrote a deep dive on the Van Gogh APU.
That’s noted in the video already, linked in the L3 cache issue.

Paradox announce Cities: Skylines 2, plus a The Sims-like game and more
7 March 2023 at 12:06 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: rob0tman5oooo i hope Life by you gets a Linux release.
I don't expect any Native Linux releases from Paradox outside of PDS stuff using their strategy game engine. Not that it's really a big issue with Proton as good as it is right now.

Get a whole lot of games in Humble's Türkiye and Syria Charity Bundle
2 March 2023 at 9:46 am UTC

Quoting: katp32Anyone know if this bundle includes DRM free copies or just Steam keys? Last time I bought a bundle I was disappointed :<
It tells you on each game where they can be redeemed (Steam).