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Steam Summer Sale is up, free game from Humble Store & Fanatical sale too
25 June 2018 at 2:07 am UTC

g000hNoticing that Terraria is at 50% discount in the Steam Summer Sale. This is pretty much the lowest it has been for 2 years. It is not the sort of game you normally find a good discount on.

Overwhelmingly popular too. 2-D Minecraft-style game but lots more depth and content (items, crafting, etc) than Minecraft. I have bought it.

I find Terraria to be a lot more fun if you're playing it with people who are used to it than doing it on your own. So if you've got friends who are into it, the game can be all kinds of goofy fun. Dunno if it's really so good at being a single-player experience though.

Steam Summer Sale is up, free game from Humble Store & Fanatical sale too
22 June 2018 at 12:42 pm UTC

Now that I'm looking at my wishlist, I think that this is a really good opportunity to finally pick up The Mooseman and Lumini, only about CDN$5 for the pair.

Steam Summer Sale is up, free game from Humble Store & Fanatical sale too
21 June 2018 at 7:37 pm UTC

Mostly just looking at a couple Stellaris DLC this year, but I admit Streets of Rogue is tempting. Either that or the base game for Cities Skylines, but that goes on sale about 15 times a year anyway, so it's hardly a rush.

How to be a great advocate for a niche gaming platform
21 June 2018 at 4:10 pm UTC Likes: 1

I'm a non-technical person myself for the most part, and one thing I appreciate about the more mainstream distros like Ubuntu is that for most problems all you need to do is a quick internet search and copy-paste the first solution you find. It takes a lot of the stress out of minor fixes and tweaks, and ties in with the earlier comments about how Linux users as a rule are good at bug reporting.

A lot of the distros have ways to set up the desktop in a similar way to Windows (MATE's "Redmond" layout, for instance) which makes the adoption process easier as well. People like having a familiar setup, and if they get adventurous later on it's pretty easy to change.

As to rebooting though, I do find I have to reboot way more than I'd like to. Sometimes that's for updates, but more often for lockups and weird interactions between things like Discord and other programs, or maybe pulseaudio being a butt again and disabling the mute feature or whatever. Part of that is likely because I have an older machine, but not entirely. The fortunate part is that Linux generally starts up really fast, so it's really not that much of a hardship, but it's something that does happen and we have to remember that it's troubling to new users.

Game store itch is having a big summer sale
19 June 2018 at 7:52 pm UTC Likes: 1

MewnBase is definitely worth it, and due for another update soon given what the dev's schedule has been like so far.

The Way of Life: DEFINITIVE EDITION is now available on Linux
19 June 2018 at 7:26 pm UTC Likes: 5

...I thought Linux was the way of life?

Beep boop the Feral Interactive port radar has a UFO sighting for a new Linux port
18 June 2018 at 3:31 pm UTC Likes: 3

UserwithanameLooks like it's Total War: Warhammer 2. Honestly, I have no idea how that relates to the given tip. I was really hoping it was Hellblade, but oh well.

So they laboured mightily and brought forth a mouse, eh?

I'm sure it's a great game for folks into that stuff, and a lot of people are excited over it. But I was honestly hoping it'd be something a bit different from the same series they've been putting out for ages. I'd love to see them do a game like Hellblade or Dark Souls Remastered or something else that broadens the Linux canon. But alas.

Croteam are having a big sale to celebrate 25 years
18 June 2018 at 12:40 pm UTC

Ray54My Steam library entry for Serious Sam Fusion now has 3 items: The First Encounter, flat support and BFE. However, when I start Fusion it automatically goes into BFE. I was expecting a menu in Fusion giving me an option of First Encounter or BFE (as I have no separate First Encounter game listed in Linux Steam)?
Have you opened the campaign menu? Fusion chooses the theme of the latest game you have for the menu, so if you have SS3, then it'll always boot with SS3 theme. But in the campaign menu you should see all campaigns that you have access for.

I had the same problem. For a new player it's incredibly non-intuitive, and nothing in the initial menus makes it clear you have to go two levels down in order to choose which game you're playing.

For all the trouble they went to making all those cool and surprisingly exhaustive menus, they seriously dropped the ball there.

Croteam are having a big sale to celebrate 25 years
15 June 2018 at 10:52 pm UTC

Hm. Okay, I now have the SS complete collection and SS3, but when I run Fusion it only gives me the option to play SS3. Is there something special I need to do for it to run the other games?

EDIT: Oh wow, that's misleading! The main menu says "Serious Sam 3" at the top with no way to change it. But if you hit new game and then either Campaign or Survival, that's where the previous games are. Somehow that doesn't seem well planned.

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