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Kingdom Two Crowns will be coming to Linux after all with the Quality of Life update
14 December 2018 at 1:34 pm UTC

I liked the first game, but found that once I started destorying portals the difficulty ramped up fast and it didn't seem to matter how many fortifications I made. So eventually I just gave up on it. Got the second game in a bundle, but haven't actually played it. Guess I should, if it's that big an improvement.

The Universim continues advancing with a crime system, firefighters and more
12 December 2018 at 2:08 pm UTC Likes: 1

I was a backer when this was on Kickstarter, and I've been watching the updates as they roll along. Holding myself back from playing it more than just seeing if it works until the full game is released though.

There's a brand new Steam Play Beta version out with FAudio, also a Steam Play whitelist update
12 December 2018 at 3:34 am UTC

Come to think of it, I wonder if this means Banished is playable now. I gather sound is the real sticking point, but I'm not sure about the details.

There's a brand new Steam Play Beta version out with FAudio, also a Steam Play whitelist update
11 December 2018 at 9:01 pm UTC

Avernum 3, but not the other games in the series? That's weird, especially given the low overhead of the games.

I can definitely say I haven't had problems with Avernum 5 or 6 via Proton and afaik all have a platinum rating.

HEARTBEAT, a monster-filled RPG looks really sweet and it's getting a Linux version
11 December 2018 at 1:39 pm UTC Likes: 2

This looks pretty polished. Loads of content, a good, consistent art style and what looks like a strong story? That's something I could get into.

John Romero has announced a free unofficial spiritual successor to The Ultimate DOOM's 4th episode
11 December 2018 at 3:41 am UTC

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Dedaletouching love for the Apple ][. i ignore nearly everything about this machine. (One day, i will get a true working Amiga...)

I think you're using 'ignore' as a transliteration of the French j'ignore, which simply means 'I lack knowledge ...'; in the colloquial English sense, though, it doesn't really deserve to be 'ignored' (treated as a non-entity)! I was a Commodore kid growing up (though I did get to use Apple ][s at school), but the more I learn about the machine -- especially its extensible/hackable/*completely* user-serviceable design [yeah, the exact opposite of today's Apple], and the community that grew around it -- the more impressed I become. Apple ][ (//e, etc.) series did cost a lot more than Commodore's 8 bit machines, but they had great 80-col. support, & professional software; whereas Commodore went for volume of sales, and not much else (insisting on selling machines at Toys'R'US, alienating computer resellers, and becoming invisible in the 'serious' market as a result).

At least that was better than Tandy's treatment of the Colour Computer, which their own salespeople called "just a toy" while trying to push the business machines instead.

Double Fine release the first official Psychonauts 2 trailer
8 December 2018 at 3:46 am UTC Likes: 1

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I think you really need to enjoy it in context. Playing it just after replaying some earlier 3rd person platformers will instantly make you appreciate what they accomplished with it. It's an important piece of gaming history and still enjoyable as such.

A good game - as in a game worth playing - needs no context/excuse. I've always been of the opinion that if one have to make excuses to defend* playing it, then it's not worth playing. And Psychonauts really have not aged well. Very low polygon graphics, loads of visual and mechanical glitches, horrible camera, horrible controls, bad scripting, it is a game that deserves to remembered through rose tinted glasses.

* excuses like "it's good for;
- being so old..."
- so few developers..."
- having no funds..."
- being their first game..."
- being free..."

Why should a game have no context? For me, computer games can be art. Psychonauts is art. You can't completely appreciate art without context.
Damn, 90 % of the jokes I remember won't work without the target knowing a little context.

You are pretty much alone with your opinion and from my point of view, you are damn wrong.

Context is important, but not necessarily when you're asking "Is it fun to play in [current year]".

Pong is a very important game, when taken into context. The original Dragon Warrior is, too. They were both achievements of their time, and quite important. In context. But that doesn't make either of them any fun from a modern standpoint. Indeed, both are pretty damn tedious for anything more than a short session. And don't even get me started on the incessent grind that is Pokémon Blue.

Context, in this case, does mean you can appreciate the achievement it was at the time. But the question of "Can I have fun if I play this right now, before the sequel comes out?" doesn't rely on it.

Blackout, a modern choose your own adventure inspired by World of Darkness, H.P. Lovecraft and Twin Peaks
7 December 2018 at 5:27 pm UTC Likes: 1

It's always Lovecraft, again and again unto infinity...

Cosmic horror metroidvania 'Lore Finder' has comfortably passed the Linux day-1 release goal
3 December 2018 at 2:01 pm UTC Likes: 3

pbTwo years from now: "Cosmic horror metroidvania 'Lore Finder' has comfortably forgotten the Linux day-1 release promise"

Sure thing. This dev, who's alreay got a game out for Linux (MidBoss), is totally gonna forget about Linux. Sounds legit.

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