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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

tuubi
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?)

Distance, the amazing atmospheric racing platformer is now officially out
18 September 2018 at 11:07 pm UTC

It's a great game; I never played F Zero but I hear it's similar. The music is excellent, and it's well optimized (I play it on an integrated card). I played through last year, I'm going to check out what's been added.

One thing I'll say is I'm not a big racing game player (besides Distance, Euro Truck Simulator is as close as I get (: ), but there's a lot more going on with this one. As someone said above, it's almost more of a puzzle platformer at 200km/hr

A writer for Forbes has been talking about the positives of switching to Linux
4 September 2018 at 3:19 pm UTC Likes: 9

Congrats on becoming our de facto industry spokesperson, we couldn't have made a better choice. Also appreciated your down to earth answers in the article.

Valve officially confirm a new version of 'Steam Play' which includes a modified version of Wine
21 August 2018 at 10:50 pm UTC Likes: 2

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Blood will be Spilled, a narrative spaghetti western platformer with tactical turn-based combat is coming to Linux
15 August 2018 at 7:10 pm UTC

Ditto the Steamworld games; the art style is similar, and the gameplay looks a lot like Steamworld Heist. It's a flattering comparison, Steamworld Heist is a great game.

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