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Jay Pinkerton, the co-writer of Portal 2 is back at Valve
29 July 2018 at 9:46 pm UTC Likes: 4

I would really love them to do something in the Half-Life / Portal universe. But the expectations are so high that it's almost impossible to live up to. So I do get why they may not want to touch that...

The Humble Store 'Square Enix Publisher Week' has some great Linux games on offer
11 July 2018 at 9:45 pm UTC Likes: 1

RedfaceLara Croft GO
Hitman GO: Definitive Edition

I found Hitman GO to be kind of meh. Decent puzzle game, but got old quite fast. So I did not bother unlocking the extra levels. Hitman theme is just a layer of paint thick, so don't get it for the Hitman experience.

Lara Croft GO on the other hand I enjoyed quite a lot. The puzzles are varied, so are obstacles, and enemies. Felt almost like an action game at times, and definitely has a Tomb Raider feel to it. Classics, not the remake.

My biggest gripe with both games is the control scheme. It's touchscreen-based, and feels so clumsy with a mouse. Works very well with a controller thought, so use it if you have one. It will make the games way more enjoyable. Keyboard cannot be used.

The Humble Store 'Square Enix Publisher Week' has some great Linux games on offer
11 July 2018 at 7:19 pm UTC Likes: 7

Would somebody please port Deus Ex: Human Revolution to Linux?

Grab a glass as Wine 3.12 is officially out of the bottle
9 July 2018 at 10:30 pm UTC Likes: 4

I am really tempted to get Deus Ex Human Revolution. But I lived by "no Tux, no bucks" for so long, it would feel unnatural.

The developer of 'Moss Destruction' has decided to get Linux support in early, we have a few keys
9 July 2018 at 12:14 pm UTC

Looks like it could be my kind of thing. Would love to give it a go. I can test on Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA graphics.

GamingOnLinux is officially 9 years old this week
2 July 2018 at 9:22 am UTC Likes: 3

My 30th birthday came as a total shock to me. But it gets easier once you embrace the downhill journey to the inevitable ending. Cheers mate.

A small but nice update on Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation and Linux support
19 June 2018 at 10:04 pm UTC Likes: 2

cookiEoverdoseLove it, still have this game on ice from a past Humble monthly.
I just checked to see if I do as well, and found 3 other games that have a Linux version that I didn't know about.

A small but nice update on Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation and Linux support
18 June 2018 at 7:52 pm UTC Likes: 3


"The nice thing about Linux is that it provides a fairly neutral platform from which you can then go to other platforms."

What does it means? ...
Just my personal experience. It's quite easy to lock yourself into Windows (DirectX) and macOS (Metal, Cocoa), but basically everything on Linux is cross platform by design, and we have both OpenGL and Vulkan. So it is much easier to port Linux applications to macOS, Android, and even Windows, than the other way round.

Programming on Linux is also quite a pleasant experience, even though the lack of Visual Studio and some more specialized commercial tools remains an issue. Graphical design, 3D modeling, and video editing tools is a bigger problem for game development on Linux. At least if you are developing a game from scratch, and not making a port.

Also Apple really shot themselves in the foot by deprecating OpenGL (and OpenCL), and trying to force developers onto Metal. I really think they are overestimating how big they are and how much leverage they have.

Feral Interactive have no plans to put their Linux ports on GOG
18 June 2018 at 6:15 pm UTC

PublicNuisanceDo you seriously not know of other games that have released a Windows version on GOG but not the Linux or Mac versions? Are you truly that uninformed?
I was under impression that we were talking about games from Feral Interactive.

PublicNuisanceDying Light, Metro 2033 Redux, Metro Last Light Redux, Alice VR, Mafia III, Mafia II, that's all literally what came to mind in a matter of seconds and not a full list.
I also talked about how GOG is not a particularly inviting platform for Linux users or developers.

Sorry, but I am not sure what you mean by Mafia games. They are not on Linux at all, aren't they?

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