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Cancelled space sim Limit Theory opens up the source code
28 July 2022 at 2:48 pm UTC Likes: 2

I had never heard of this game before now. Kudos to the dev for not only releasing the code but doing so with an FSF approved license. Hopefully something good and libre comes from it.

Slay the Princess is an upcoming choice-driven psychological horror visual novel
26 July 2022 at 4:21 am UTC

I was really impressed with the demo for Scarlet Hollow so I will keep my eye on it. I hope they offer it on Itch.io or GOG as they will with Scarlet Hollow.

Free and open source multiplayer voxel RPG 'Veloren' version 0.13 is out
26 July 2022 at 4:19 am UTC

I am not usually an MMO fan but I have enjoyed what I have played of Veloren. I really like that they use Vulkan this early so it doesn't have to be done later. I also like that they use Open Collective for donations.

TUXEDO announce the Pulse 15 second-gen laptop with AMD Ryzen 7 5700U 35W
11 July 2022 at 5:15 pm UTC

I love the resolution of the screen; the refresh rate and the easy access to the board; fans and NVME but without Coreboot and knowing it won't work properly on the libre kernel i'll pass.

Denuvo announced Denuvo SecureDLC to protect DLC
4 July 2022 at 2:39 pm UTC Likes: 9

I refuse to buy games with Denuvo on principle even if they work with Linux. This will be no different.

GOG finally remove the false "in progress" note about GOG Galaxy for Linux
1 July 2022 at 5:32 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: damarrinThere is no comparison between Valve's and GOG's support of Linux.

GOG reluctantly provide Linux versions of some games. They don't provide Galaxy which means there are missing features in many of those games, like multiplayer or leaderboards. They basically tell people: look, you can game on Windows and get everything, or, yeah, you can game on Linux if you're insane and are OK with missing features and a lesser experience.

Valve provide everything for Linux, from a full-featured client up to enabling Windows-only games to run on Linux with full features. Feral ports are Feral's fault, not Valve's. You can always install the Windows version, which Valve directly allow and enable you to do, to get cross platform multiplayer.

When you buy from GOG, you support the game's creators and GOG, who do nothing to make Linux a more attractive gaming platform. When you buy from Steam, you support the game's creators and Valve, who spend huge amounts of money to make Linux gaming viable (the reason why they do it is debatable, but irrelevant here).

So, yeah. No hypocrisy there.

So from what you're saying Feral's ports are Feral's issue not Valve's but it's ok to blame GOG for Linux ports on their store missing features ? Real fair. Also it's ok to have to use the Windows version of a game but not ok to have to use the Windows version of Galaxy ? This is the hypocrisy Linux gamers are spewing everywhere I go. They will bend their morals and ethics for Valve but get uppity if anybody else suggest they make the same compromise for them.

GOG finally remove the false "in progress" note about GOG Galaxy for Linux
1 July 2022 at 3:40 pm UTC Likes: 6

I'll never understand the logic of Linux gamers. GOG gets criticized for not having a Linux version of their client by the same people who, a majority of, run out in droves to buy Windows games to play in Wine/Proton. It's ok for them to support those who don't support Linux but not for GOG to not offer a Linux version of their client, even though they sell Linux versions of games. The hypocrisy is mind blowing.

QuoteBut without Galaxy, some games end up missing features for Linux

Some Linux ports on Steam also have this issue such as Feral ports that don't have cross platform multiplayer.

AMD publishes the source code for FidelityFX Super Resolution 2 (FSR 2)
24 June 2022 at 3:20 pm UTC Likes: 1

One part of me wishes they had used GPLv3 over MIT but the other part is just happy they made it FOSS at all.

Get a free copy of VirtuaVerse for the final part of the GOG Summer Sale
24 June 2022 at 3:17 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: itscalledrealityThree decent point and clicks for free. I’m not upset but GOG would probably reach more customers if they updated their catalog a bit and gave away more recent games or games from different genres.

I would assume that they would have to have agreed with the publisher/developer to give a game away for free so could be other genres not wanting to take part as much. Trying to convince a publisher of a AAA game to give a copy away for free could be a tough sell.

Cyberpunk point and click adventure Born Punk is out now
24 June 2022 at 3:13 pm UTC Likes: 2

I like the look of the game. If they release the Linux version onto GOG or Itch.io i'll pick it up.