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NVIDIA are continuing to work on PRIME GPU offloading, with a new GLX Extension
28 April 2019 at 7:01 pm UTC

I'm a laptop gamer, and use an eGPU with optimus so bring it on!

Get 'Gone Home' FREE in the Humble Trove plus other deals to look out for this weekend
27 April 2019 at 3:21 pm UTC Likes: 1

stanI haven’t really played them yet, but these games are generally highly rated and on sale on GOG at the moment:
https://www.gog.com/game/hollow_knight -34%
https://www.gog.com/game/thimbleweed_park -50%
https://www.gog.com/game/darkest_dungeon -70%

I also bought Minit which seems like it could be fun, for 5€ or so:
https://www.gog.com/game/minit -40%

All the games run on Gentoo 64 bit (ALSA, Nvidia).

Hollow Knight does not recognize my Dualshock 2, ignores non-ascii keys, and has a strange French translation so it’s not ideal, but it’s still playable.

it doesn't matter, you'll still love Hollow Knight!

Turn-based tactical RPG Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark officially releasing April 30th
19 April 2019 at 2:37 am UTC

lol "The Mantle of Rule".. seems like something got a bit lost in translation

Caves of Qud, the crazy-deep roguelike is having a price increase this week so act fast
18 April 2019 at 2:32 am UTC Likes: 3

This game is great. After dying to hordes of vicious baboons a few times I finally got a good playthrough going. I nearly gave up when I contracted a repulsive fungal infection in my arm that kept emitting poisonous spores, but I befriended a great ape who saved me from despair. I called him Omo and gave him some painted chainmail to wear, and we became excellent adventuring companions. One day after getting lost on our way to a village we decided to spend the day exploring the area. We were hunting snapjaws and dragonflies in the mountains when I missed a shot from my musket, accidentally striking a pilgrim that I didn't see. Before I knew it a dozen pilgrims and their scrap-digging robots were running towards us with axes shouting stuff I didn't understand. Brave Omo charged, distracting the fanatics long enough for me to equip my missile launcher and fire a rocket into their midst. The rocket terribly wounded dear Omo, who died defending me from the last surviving pilgrim. Now I am all alone and the fungal infection has spread to my chest and I miss Omo.

Steam Play versus Linux Version, a little performance comparison and more thoughts
20 January 2019 at 11:13 am UTC Likes: 2

great work Liam, thanks for doing this.

Valve have detailed some changes coming to Steam in an overview post
14 January 2019 at 8:16 pm UTC Likes: 5

re: reorganizing steam library: I've only recently discovered that steam has a pretty robust game filter based on tags, they should use tags similarly for your library.

Humble are allowing you to build your own bundle of TinyBuild games and save some monies
8 October 2018 at 6:45 pm UTC

Nice! Picked up Final Station, Lovely Planet, and Cluster Truck.

SC Controller driver and UI version 0.4.5 is out, last release for a while
23 September 2018 at 9:01 pm UTC

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anewsonPro CoC wants to change the norms around abusive behaviour and language in the kernel dev community (which goes right up to Torvalds). Con CoC is worried this empowers moderators to exclude developers who don't share their ideological views. The former goal is laudible, and the latter concern is justified (eg Johnathan Haidt's work on academia).
This CoC simply codifies the powers Linux maintainers have had all along. The "Con CoC" crowd seem to have trouble understanding this basic fact. Could be because they'd rather just keep fighting the scary SJW cabal that keeps taking away their toys.

That may be true; indeed my own bias is that the CoC simply reflects changes happening within the community and has no effect beyond a signal of change. However, it may also be true that, as Con worries, that the act of codifying it increases the ability of moderators to exclude contributors in practice (much easier to do so when there's an official document you can use to justify your actions)

EDIT:
it -> the CoC
has effect -> has no effect

SC Controller driver and UI version 0.4.5 is out, last release for a while
23 September 2018 at 8:36 pm UTC Likes: 1

Just wanted to get my two cents in and bring the perspective up a bit; first I'm impressed with the quality of the discussion here. S/O GOL community for keeping it civil.

Second if I got enough of a sense of both sides here for my own thirty-thousand-feet overview:

Pro CoC wants to change the norms around abusive behaviour and language in the kernel dev community (which goes right up to Torvalds). Con CoC is worried this empowers moderators to exclude developers who don't share their ideological views. The former goal is laudible, and the latter concern is justified (eg Johnathan Haidt's work on academia).

My own opinion is that the causal effect of such a code is likely zero, what really matters is how the community comes to balance this desire for constructive change against the cost of alienating those who fear losing the positive parts of the status quo. In this respect I think this debate is overblown; the community is the strongest part of FOSS, no? Have yee so little faith that the community will figure out the right balance (better than, say, twitter?)

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