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Larian Studios Detail Why The Linux Port Of Divinity Is Taking So Damn Long
16 March 2015 at 7:56 am UTC Likes: 3

Glog78We can be happy every single game that arrives for Linux - even if they come late.
Well that's a defeatist attitude if I ever saw one. No matter how small a market we are, there's no reason to turn the other cheek when companies take our money and fail to deliver in a reasonable time frame. Linux is slowly catching up, not losing; we shouldn't act like losers.

Unreasonable delays like this are not acceptable, and Larian should be made well aware of this. These portability snags are problems they could have and should have foreseen. I'm sure the game is great, but there's no need to pander to a company who obviously does not think much of you.

The Entroware 'Proteus' Gaming Laptop, Reviewed For Linux
12 March 2015 at 9:29 pm UTC

stanYep, it’s called “IPS glow”. I’ve read about it in monitor reviews; I just didn’t know it was so terrible. And I’ve seen the exact same effect on a friend’s IPS monitor, which is why I said it wasn’t a flaw (defect) of that particular monitor. Also there was much less detail in dark images than on my TN monitor.
Can't say I've ever noticed the so called IPS glow on my HP ZR24w, and I've been staring at it daily for years now. Had to google what that even means. I've also had better luck with "backlight bleeding" compared to our TNs. Obviously there are bad IPS monitors around, and reasonably good TNs as well, but for any kind of serious graphics work IPS beats TN hands down due to its superior colour reproduction and viewing angles.

Wacom uses IPS in their pen displays as well, and I must say our Cintiq 22 HD looks lovely. No hint of glow or any other backlight problems there either. Personally I'd never use a TN monitor for something like photo editing, but I guess for gaming they're pretty much fine.

Shadow Of Mordor Wins GDC Game Of The Year, Linux Version Due This Spring
11 March 2015 at 9:54 am UTC

MaelraneI still don't think they'll use OGL 4, or has Mac support for it now? (I'm not an mac expert)
A quick googling reveals OS X has supported OpenGL 4.1 core profile since 10.9 Mavericks, released in 2013.

Outland, A Fast-paced, Dynamic Platformer Now Available On Linux
10 March 2015 at 11:04 am UTC Likes: 1

The game was made by a small, Finnish indie game studio called Housemarque, but indeed it seems to be published by Ubisoft. Still, no Uplay here.

PS: How about a sequel for Alien Incident or even a relaunch, Housemarque? Didn't you notice adventure games are back? Please indulge my nostalgia.

Nvidia PhysX Source Code Now Available Free On GitHub
8 March 2015 at 1:56 pm UTC Likes: 3

MaelraneThen enlighten me! What other reasons are there for *solely* using Linux and not having a dual-boot system?
That question answers itself. Why would you dual-boot if you don't need or want another, inferior (in my subjective opinion) OS on your system. Linux simply works better than the competition for many people. But this is getting way off topic. Par for the course for me I guess...

Nvidia PhysX Source Code Now Available Free On GitHub
8 March 2015 at 1:17 pm UTC Likes: 3

MaelraneWell, I get it. Some people just switch to Linux for the bucks, not for its openness.
You don't get it at all if you think money and idealism are the only valid reasons one could have for using Linux.

Vulkan Really Is The Official Name Of The Next Generation OpenGL Initiative
3 March 2015 at 11:38 am UTC

minjN00b question: won't bypassing 'error checking' etc in the driver impact system stability?
N00b answer: They're not just taking OpenGL and dropping useful but slow stuff. That would be idiotic. There's simply less need for runtime validation if the API is simpler and better defined. And the layered architecture allows for a more efficient pipeline, loading only whatever validation and error checking "layers" are needed in any given situation. Is this the part you were worried about?

New Linux Gaming Survey For March
3 March 2015 at 9:33 am UTC

Segata SanshiroEqually it could be defined as a Linux machine hooked up to a TV instead of a monitor or a Linux PC which uses controllers as the primary input.
That's way too liberal. It's not a Steam Machine unless it's primarily used to play games on Steam. I've got a gaming/media PC hooked up to the TV in our living room, running XBMC/Kodi and games on Mint, occasionally Steam as well, more often than not controlled with a gamepad, but it's sure as hell not a Steam Machine.

New Linux Gaming Survey For March
1 March 2015 at 6:25 pm UTC Likes: 2

I can't see myself ever buying a Steam Machine. I just couldn't talk myself into buying a personal computer purposely gimped to exclusively cater to gamers. And if the Steam Machine is just a generic PC with SteamOS pre-installed, what's the point? No, don't answer. I know what the point is. I know there's a big market for simple things in pretty packages. The target audience hardly includes grumpy nerds who have not bought a pre-assembled computer since the Amiga 500.

To sum up: Go Steam Machines! I would never buy one, but I'd happily recommend them to "real" gamers.

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