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Phoenix Point is a dark, difficult and exciting strategy game that's very XCOM
24 May 2018 at 8:47 am UTC Likes: 3

TheSHEEEPI have no doubt there will be female soldiers in the game.
If there are only males currently the reason is no doubt that it isn't a high priority right now in the development cycle.

Seriously, though, imagine the shitstorm that would happen if there were no female soldiers.
No way any dev would allow that to happen.

I hope you're right but I don't take it as granted as you. There's plenty games out there, both within the strategic and action genres, without female soldiers.
Especially in RPGs I find that particularly annoying, or games where there are no logical reason why there shouldn't be.

Gyre: Nova State is a steampunk-inspired open world RPG promising Linux support on Kickstarter
24 May 2018 at 8:38 am UTC Likes: 1

Hmmm... The fighting looks very static, almost mmorpg-like. And the dialogues too remind me of a rather generic mmo, as do the city...

Don't get me wrong, I love, LOVE the concept/setting, I salute them for not going the fantasy route, and agree that we sorely miss a open world RPG. Plus I totally dig steampunk aestetics. But is this the one we wait for? I'm not sure...

Phoenix Point is a dark, difficult and exciting strategy game that's very XCOM
24 May 2018 at 6:58 am UTC

Ok so this is kind of a stupid question I guess, but can you make/recruit female soldiers in this game? I want to make "Charlie's Angels" type teams in these kind of games. Xcom is excellent in these regards :-)

The Linux Dev Lead at Feral Interactive is moving onto something new
17 May 2018 at 8:43 pm UTC Likes: 8

Ugh - this is not a nice piece of news to receive.
Of course they claim the Linux devs are in "superbly capable hands", what else could (would) they say, really.... But they can't be that many dedicated Linux devs over there. And a lead developer always leaves a noteable gap behind them when they leave small teams.

Valve continue to make VR easier with their new SteamVR Input system
16 May 2018 at 1:42 pm UTC

devnullFun fact, I've had mine for less then six months and the batteries are already having problems holding charge.

Batteries, where? The controllers? Are they not replaceable?

Valve continue to make VR easier with their new SteamVR Input system
15 May 2018 at 1:36 pm UTC

Liam, after the new Vive sets came the prices on the old Vive model have dropped like a rock on the second hand market, here in Norway at least. So well worth keeping an eye on!

I need to upgrade my PC before I can think of attaching a VR set, but plan to do so once the next generation Nvidia are out, rumoured to be this July. I hope for a price drop on the 1080 then.

Open-world action & adventure RPG 'Wild Mage - Phantom Twilight' has hit the Linux stretch goal
11 May 2018 at 12:23 pm UTC Likes: 1

Oh yes, PUH-LEASE. And with a female protagonist too. I'm gonna rock this place fo' sho'.


EDIT:
Interestingly, this game has earlier failed to be backed, pitched as a "A multiplayer, open-world action RPG made for small team based adventures":
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wildmage/wild-mage-phantom-twilight

There we can see that the Linux platform was planned/promised from the start.

Bum Simulator will simulate life as a homeless person
11 May 2018 at 12:14 pm UTC Likes: 8

Seriously, this is a bloody brilliant concept of a survival type game, if done right! Not the nonsense that is found in this poor attempt of being "funny", but a real effort and a real budget, set in a living breathing open world megacity. The setting is perfect, when you think about it! You logically own nothing at the beginning except what's in your pockets and it makes total sense, the entire society wants nothing to do with you, you're chased off everywhere, cops on your back, violent gangs, it could work like crazy!

The MMO Albion Online is launching on Steam on May 16th
9 May 2018 at 9:46 am UTC

I could be inclined to buy it once it's on Steam. At least one major barrier is down.

The Steam Hardware Survey had some flaw causing cyber cafes to be over-counting users
4 May 2018 at 6:36 am UTC

I bet the problem relates to viritualisation? If I were a cafe owner I'd virtualize every os instance exposed to the customers to easily wipe clean the machines regularly.

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