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Stadia to see more than 100 games through 2021
13 February 2021 at 6:46 pm UTC

Quoting: LibertyPaulMThey are little more than hate for clicks peddlers

Well, if anyone deserves hate it's Facebook... but Google's a pretty good runner up for "disgustingly evil megacorp."

And hey, they may announce a whole 100 games, but whether or not those will actually land... we'll see when we get there.

And even if they land, until they support other browsers and running games offline I still hope Stadia dies horribly and makes Google's stock drop by 0.3%.

Plasma 5.21 Beta is out and it's a thing of beauty, towards first-class Wayland support
23 January 2021 at 11:19 am UTC Likes: 4

Quoting: DerpFoxYou can't install KDE without it coming with everything, and you can't install one KDE soft on a another DE without them installing half of KDE.

If you have a system without any GTK libraries installed (which will be true with very few distros) and you want to install one GNOME app it will also pull in a sizeable number of dependencies.

Programming puzzler inspired by retro computing Comet 64 releases February 5, 2021
28 December 2020 at 7:48 pm UTC

Quoting: Dedale(Do you know what the "C" was supposed to stand for ?)

Admiral? ;-)

Fun fact: the C64 port of Ultima V had better graphics than the Apple II port, but lacked music; however the C128 port had both music and the improved graphics.

The C128 was also my first experience with backwards incompatibility, which was a fun lesson to learn.

Programming puzzler inspired by retro computing Comet 64 releases February 5, 2021
28 December 2020 at 4:47 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: seanbutnotheardI'm sure the game is fun, but I'd also love to have a desktop environment that looks like this...

Isn't that what r/unixporn is all about? Making i3/bspwm/herbstluftwm look like... well, like a lot of things, but I have no doubt there's a bunch of retro-inspired setups. (Especially involving WindowMaker.)

Atari VCS has some game announcements, actually shipping soon
27 December 2020 at 3:20 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: tmtvl十人十色 I guess. I don't like the "oddly shaped black box" aesthetic.
Ha, as opposed to some of the other consoles that have come out over the years? I will say that probably my favorite overall anesthetic is the Sega Genesis. It is what a game console should look like. The moment that they all started to require some sort of active cooling, I think companies screwed up. Consoles should be 100% silent. The Atari VCS is close, but does have a fan that randomly likes to turn on. Hopefully fixed in software before a more general release.

I prefer the Dreamcast look: big ol' goofy open and power buttons, some gentle curves to increase the toy-like appearance, and of course a Debian logo on top.

Atari VCS has some game announcements, actually shipping soon
26 December 2020 at 5:20 pm UTC

Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: tmtvlWell... on one hand it's ugly as sin, on the other hand it seems to have damn good specs for the price it commands... if it ships and people are happy with it I may consider it.

Dude, this thing is so very pretty... Atari Consoles

十人十色 I guess. I don't like the "oddly shaped black box" aesthetic.

Our top favourite Linux games released in 2020
23 December 2020 at 4:36 pm UTC

Quoting: 1xokWith CK3 as the only AAA title, if you want to adopt this classification.

I'd say Paradox is firmly Middle Market, not AAA. That said, I don't think there's an official definition for where MM ends and AAA begins.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year from GamingOnLinux
23 December 2020 at 1:18 pm UTC Likes: 1

Chag Channukah Sameach! Happy holidays to all!

The best Linux distros for gaming in 2021
15 December 2020 at 10:49 am UTC Likes: 8

I'd recommend Mint over Ubuntu as I've seen fewer problems with it and new users take to it like a duck to water. That said, I've never looked at Pop because it came out after I was thoroughly disillusioned by the deb package format.

Atari VCS has some game announcements, actually shipping soon
11 December 2020 at 12:39 pm UTC Likes: 1

QuoteWill you be buying one?

Well... on one hand it's ugly as sin, on the other hand it seems to have damn good specs for the price it commands... if it ships and people are happy with it I may consider it.