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Action-packed drone building game 'Nimbatus' has a huge update, we have 3 copies to give away
17 January 2020 at 7:27 pm UTC

Competition is over, going to close the comments so we don't get people not reading the time on it

Google plan over 120 Stadia games this year, 10 coming to Stadia before other platforms
17 January 2020 at 4:05 pm UTC Likes: 2

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Mountain ManI had forgotten that Stadia was even a thing. Seems like there was lots of hype about it, then it was released, and everybody promptly ignored it. Just doesn't seem like its made much of a splash.
I'd say that's because people don't want to jump in with both feet. Only the Premier edition is available now, which is $129 and comes with 3 months of "Pro" service. If I was me, I'd just want to sign up for one month and try it out using already-owned controller.

I do want to give it a try, but not for over $100. That's too steep to demo something when I already have a good computer, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.

Yup, it's a big ask right now. Once Stadia Base is out, with anyone able to register for free and then try a free to play game or buy a game - it will be very interesting to see how the views on it change.

Steam reportedly coming to Chrome OS - Linux gaming across even more devices
17 January 2020 at 4:04 pm UTC Likes: 2

RedneckIt already works! I am a proud owner of an Asus C302ca and most (if not all) of the newer Chromebooks include the Play Store.
So I basically installed Steam for Android and I'm perfectly able to stream games from my HTPC.

I didn't test the Steam controller yet, but probably tomorrow I will test some csgo steaming with Mouse/KB and see how playable it is
We're not talking about Steam for Android.

When Kickstarter goes wrong for indie games: Drift Stage
16 January 2020 at 1:57 pm UTC Likes: 2

Ehvis
QuoteDrift Stage was successfully funded on Kickstarter back in February of 2015, with a reasonable sum of $57,720 to make their modern take on retro racing a reality.

I think the problem is that this is not a reasonable sum. That amount of money funds at most a single person for one year. While it is not impossible for an experienced dev to make something good in such a time span, it is not an easy task either. Especially when you want code+art+sound+music, which generally requires multiple people.

When I see such numbers, I immediately wonder what other types of funding they have.
Reasonable in comparison to other projects I meant, not in in regards to how much a game costs to make for multiple people full time. Have adjusted to be clearer.

Chronicon, the excellent action-RPG now has much better gamepad support
16 January 2020 at 12:27 pm UTC

Update: The developer tweaked the launch script as suggested, no manual changes needed so it should run nicely for anyone now.

DOOM Eternal coming to Stadia on March 20, plus other Stadia news - a round-up
15 January 2020 at 6:53 pm UTC

dvdThen you have to buy their hardware, which was advertised for 130$ iirc.
Just to be clear, you don't need to buy anything for Stadia. You only need to now, as Stadia Base isn't out, which is what's noted in the article. Even when it's out, you don't need to buy their official gamepad - plenty work with it as do mouse and keyboard. All was covered in my initial thoughts article.

Cortex Command has a Community Project that aims to keep the game alive
15 January 2020 at 6:43 pm UTC Likes: 1

TcheyHm, i feel i'm missing probably very obvious, but still don't get it...

What is the name of that executable single file i should paste into the game folder ?

From the GitHub releases section, I linked the direct file in the article.

Paradox to focus on smaller and more frequent updates to Imperator: Rome this year
15 January 2020 at 4:38 pm UTC

Kimyrielle
TheSHEEEPCan't blame them for shifting focus away from a game that just doesn't perform well.

That's not really what's written in the article. More like the opposite of what you said...
Yeah, exactly, they're attempting to actually speed up their updates and their team has grown.

Vulkan API specification 1.2 released, new NVIDIA Vulkan Beta driver up
15 January 2020 at 4:33 pm UTC Likes: 8

somebody1121
mirv"Running DX Games on Linux Over Vulkan"
(page 15 of https://www.khronos.org/assets/uploads/apis/Vulkan-1-2-Launch_Jan20.pdf)
If anyone doubts the importance of GNU/Linux and gaming, that they're calling out the explicit ability to run DX titles on "Linux" in Vulkan standards updates shows that the industry most definitely has an interest.

That's great, I expect to grow with time. Also i find interesting to see on page 4 Metro exodus using Vulkan. I hope it's for a linux port (the other two have a native one), not only for stadia...
It means Stadia, same for Borderlands 3 and Destiny 2.

Even if they don't come to the Linux desktop (not right now anyway...), an industry shift to Vulkan is going to be a big help anyway. That should be celebrated, open APIs are where we want game development to go.

Cortex Command has a Community Project that aims to keep the game alive
15 January 2020 at 4:29 pm UTC

TcheyThat's very nice !

However, i don't understand how to install that.

- i DL Cortex on Steam with Proton.
- DL both github zip
- open each zip and copy all files in the folder Steam is opening when i check local files
- undo Force Proton
- click Play on Steam

= Error, missing executable
or play via Proton as before.
Download with Proton for the data.

Unzip the release download, the single executable inside it is placed into the game folder -> run the executable. That's it.

I've updated to attempt to make it even clearer.

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