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A quick look at some fun games & expansions released with Linux support in 2019 so far
20 May 2019 at 4:07 am UTC

I wonder if this was inspired by our exchange on Mastodon. Even if not, it's worth keeping a list of what goes into full release each year, if only to get an idea of where the Linux market is at in terms of actual "finished" games.

Retro-inspired 2D action RPG 'CrossCode' adds in arena battles, pets you can give rubs and more
17 May 2019 at 1:00 pm UTC Likes: 1

And it's finally on sale on for a change. The last couple of Steam sales didn't have a corresponding sale there.

You can now play Minecraft Classic in your browser, as Minecraft is about to turn 10
10 May 2019 at 12:56 pm UTC Likes: 1

HoriSorry but if it runs on Firefox and Chrome/Chromium then I'd say that it's your browser's fault. I literally never heard of a "Falkon" browser.

It's a new-ish KDE browser built on QT. The information is just a Google search away, actually.
I did google it yesterday. Looks like a QT Chromium, which sounds quite nice for KDE users that don't want GTK traces on their system.

As far as I know it is not Chromium based. I started using it not because I didn't want GTK, but because I had an older system and I wanted a browser that wasn't as bloated as the Chrome/Vivaldi/Firefox browsers I had been using. Since then I've stuck with it because I just plain like it. It's the best I've tried of the more lightweight browsers (like Brave or even Links2 which is useful for some things), and this is one of the very few cases where it doesn't work just the same as the others.

I'll note that everything else works, it just doesn't capture the mouse.

You can now play Minecraft Classic in your browser, as Minecraft is about to turn 10
9 May 2019 at 1:55 pm UTC

Yikes, I just tried to play it via the Falkon browser and I literally can't turn around. The game doesn't capture the mouse, so I can turn until my mouse goes out of the browser window (about 70 degrees-ish) and then that's all I get. What a mess.

Chronicon continues to be one of the best 2D indie action-RPGs around
8 May 2019 at 4:34 pm UTC Likes: 1

I can't recall hearing about this, but the look of it intrigues me greatly. Looking up gameplay videos for the early and midgame, which honestly grabs me more than this endgame video does, gives me a really good impression.

How well does it play on controller? That's my preference for action games, and I still wish Torchlight II had better support, I'd still be playing that today.

Despite the high price, the initial batch of Valve Index headsets have sold out on pre-orders
3 May 2019 at 2:14 pm UTC Likes: 3

dpanterI would love to know how many units we're talking about.
More than two, but less than four.

Five is right out!

Valve have released the full details of the Valve Index VR system, limited pre-orders tomorrow
30 April 2019 at 7:53 pm UTC

CanadianBlueBeerNot available in my country.

Neither is the Steam controller, far as I can tell. Valve doesn't seem to be interested in selling hardware to Canadians at all.

The absolute classic physics-based puzzle game 'World of Goo' is getting a little revamp soon
30 April 2019 at 2:38 pm UTC

I was never able to get this to run properly on my old system. It would just give me a black screen, although sound effects, music and the menus worked, even if I couldn't see them. Not sure if it would be different on my current system or not.

Jupiter Hell, the roguelike spiritual successor to DRL (DoomRL) continues getting better
29 April 2019 at 8:25 pm UTC

Oh, they mean the alternate Commander Shepard. Jennifer Hale is her definitive voice as far as I'm concerned, but I guess he's okay.

Stardew Valley is set to get bigger with a new map, separate money option for multiplayer
29 April 2019 at 2:22 pm UTC Likes: 2

This looks like it's gonna be really fun. More maps and stuff to do is always welcome.

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