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According to Kotaku, Microsoft is close to buying Obsidian
9 October 2018 at 9:20 pm UTC Likes: 1

kotaku lol.

So chances of MS actually buying Obsidian are like... what, ~3%?

Egosoft to launch X4: Foundations on November 30th, hopefully with a Linux beta build
1 October 2018 at 8:51 pm UTC Likes: 2

All I want is to have the immersive docking mechanics from X2 again, I really missed those in X3. All the other stuff doesn't matter too much for me, I'll just do delivery runs until I can afford my own freighter. I just love piloting a huge ship and letting the computer deal with shooting down any pirates I run across.

Steam Play set to get DXVK 0.72, Wine fixes for .NET and windowing issues
27 September 2018 at 12:30 pm UTC

lqe5433Wine is only working with X.org, and X.org will be replaced with Wayland really soon, so I don't see the point of this. Games should use SDL2 on Linux, or Wine needs to use Wayland.

Wayland is the main reason I keep a close eye on native releases. As soon as sway reaches 1.0-beta I'm switching full time.

Valve have released some interesting statistics about controller use
27 September 2018 at 1:12 am UTC

I've got 3 controllers I switch between depending on the game:
A) My Steam controller, which is my absolute favourite as the haptic touchpad is so much more accurate than a normal analog stick. Being able to use a modifier to repurpose the left touchpad to a number dial is massively handy as well.
B) My PS3 controller which works very well with xboxdrv for certain games (Dark Souls) that have don't pick up SC and have problems with my third controller.
C) My Gioteck VX2, basically a knock-off PS1 dualshock controller with turbo feature, which I pretty much only use in RetroArch.

I don't think I could use an Xbox controller as my hands are pretty symmetrical, one of those asymmetric controllers seems like it would be alien to use.

SC Controller driver and UI version 0.4.5 is out, last release for a while
23 September 2018 at 2:43 pm UTC Likes: 11

Yeah, the CoC literally says maintainers can, quote, 'ban temporarily or permanently any contributor for other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.' As well as: 'Representation of a project may be further defined and clarified by project maintainers.'

I can see how some people might disagree with a text that basically gives maintainers carte blanche to ban whomever they want at any time.

What are you playing this weekend?
1 September 2018 at 11:50 am UTC

Might play some Civ5:G&K/BNW, not gonna have a lot of time for gaming these two days, though.

Valve are already pushing ahead with updates to Steam Play's Proton with a beta channel
26 August 2018 at 2:10 pm UTC

jardonAm I the only one that hasnt gotten a controller to work in any proton game? In general my controller(s) working is hit or miss. I've tried 360 controllers, PS4, and Steam controllers. They are always recognized and working in steam but only a couple of games work with them. I dont really know what to do as I seem to be the outlier here.

I had difficulties getting a controller to work properly with DSPtDE, but using a PS3 controller with xboxdrv worked. If you've tried xboxdrv and it didn't help I can't really help you. Maybe antimicro can help, although it will be janky as all get out.

Feral Interactive are teasing a brand new native Linux port
24 August 2018 at 9:35 pm UTC Likes: 1

Fire and Steel -> Napoleon.
The eight pointed star is probably a reference to the Union Jack, so I would imagine they're porting Waterloo.

Life is Strange 2 officially revealed with a new trailer
20 August 2018 at 11:32 pm UTC

axredneckAccording to this trailer Life Is Strange 1 is still better.

Wow, if even LIS1 is better it must be a real sack of crap. That's a real low hurdle to not be able to cross.

NVIDIA have officially announced the GeForce RTX 2000 series of GPUs, launching September
20 August 2018 at 8:55 pm UTC Likes: 11

So are they already submitting patches to mesa? Oh wait, that's AMD, nevermind.

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