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Civilization VI: Gathering Storm should see day-1 Linux support tomorrow
14 February 2019 at 5:08 am UTC Likes: 2

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Segata SanshiroExpansion looks great and all, but £35 for DLC??? The base game is £50 for those of us who bought it day-1 and the other expansion (which I still haven't gotten round to buying because of the price) is £25. That's fu**ing nuts, there's no other way to describe that.

I remember the gold old days when you paid £30 for a game and £15 for each expansion and all the little pieces of additional £5 horse armour didn't exist.

I like Civ a lot and VI is pretty decent, but honestly the value for money is abhorrent. For those buying day-1 and paying £110 to have a full game, you're better off waiting a couple of years for a £20 "complete edition" and buy like 5 really decent games to play during that time. There's just no way of justifying that pricetag.

{ Low Price | High Quality | Fast Development Speed }
Choose 2.

It has way more to do with people sitting around rooms calculating pricing models and market demographics than anything to do with game development or the quality of the product. If it were up to a lot of developers, we would get none of those three things and we would still be paying these prices, I mean look at EA.

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm should see day-1 Linux support tomorrow
13 February 2019 at 10:09 pm UTC Likes: 3

Expansion looks great and all, but £35 for DLC??? The base game is £50 for those of us who bought it day-1 and the other expansion (which I still haven't gotten round to buying because of the price) is £25. That's fu**ing nuts, there's no other way to describe that.

I remember the gold old days when you paid £30 for a game and £15 for each expansion and all the little pieces of additional £5 horse armour didn't exist.

I like Civ a lot and VI is pretty decent, but honestly the value for money is abhorrent. For those buying day-1 and paying £110 to have a full game, you're better off waiting a couple of years for a £20 "complete edition" and buy like 5 really decent games to play during that time. There's just no way of justifying that pricetag.

Imperator: Rome release date announced for April with new trailer plus a Paradox Humble Bundle!
5 February 2019 at 10:40 pm UTC Likes: 2

Ughhh just release Victoria III. Hint at it, give a release window. Anything. Still my favorite franchise of theirs, my favorite strategy game and possibly my favorite game. Even the second one feels super dated now and doesn't run on Linux reliably.

Been waiting years for it and at this point, anything else is just a tease.

A quick run over some details from the recent ProtonDB data
3 February 2019 at 7:08 am UTC Likes: 2

Comandante ÑoñardoThese are my platinum reports:

I have more reports to do..

What's the deal with the Metro games? Do they run better with proton or something?

Just over a year after the last main release, Wine 4.0 is officially here
23 January 2019 at 3:14 am UTC Likes: 3

QuoteI was going to make a pun, but I thought it would be in pour taste.

It's getting to a point where I read the Wine articles for these puns instead of the development updates.

Valve have detailed some changes coming to Steam in an overview post
14 January 2019 at 8:06 pm UTC Likes: 2

Overhaul to library would be great. So easy to forget about games and impossible to keep them organized. It's like the 5th time now that my categories have been wiped, so just given up on that.

No need for a grape depression, Wine 4.0 has a fifth release candidate available
5 January 2019 at 1:08 am UTC Likes: 4

The puns just get better and better.

The Grim Legends series from Artifex Mundi can now be found on GOG
20 December 2018 at 1:58 am UTC Likes: 3

nullzeroI kind of happen to have one of those games lingering on the steam account from a bundle and for the first time, after reading your review Liam, I am actually am tempeted to play it.

Maybe it's one of those "don't judge the book by it's cover" scenarios.
nullzeroI kind of happen to have one of those games lingering on the steam account from a bundle and for the first time, after reading your review Liam, I am actually am tempeted to play it.

Maybe it's one of those "don't judge the book by it's cover" scenarios.

They're really a great deal of fun, they're a guilty pleasure of mine. I pick up a couple whenever they're dirt cheap.

That said, I think you can judge them by their cover because you get pretty much what you expect in terms of quality, though the entertainment value is probably a lot higher than you'd expect. I do find quite a lot of comedic value in some of the cut scenes and voice acting and there's a lot of "drinking game material" (take drink each time you have to collect X amount of objects to open some convoluted lock or have to use smelling salts to wake someone up) but they're fun and you get your money's worth in play time.

There's really a whole cottage industry built around these games, with Artifex Mundi pumping out 4 or so per month through various obscure Polish game studios.

If I could ever be bothered or knew how, I'd livestream playing some of these games because they really deserve some sort of cult following. I already have my own fan theories that these games all take place in the same universe and the female protagonist is actually the same person, possibly a time traveler.

Some thoughts on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s Danger Zone, the new Battle Royale mode
13 December 2018 at 12:04 am UTC

devnullAside from that I don't get the fake rage by some online. It is a fun mode.

Controversy = views, then everyone else jumps on the bandwagon as they don't want to miss out either. I wasn't even aware this was going on for this game, but I can already imagine it, it's always the same.

Sometimes I think it's a little more nuanced than that though, some of it might be a reaction to decades of media like Gamespot and IGN giving everything 9/10 to keep their press privileges and these independent channels finally provide a countervoice to that hegemony.

There never seems to be much of a meaningful middleground though, either reviewers shower praise on developers so they keep getting their pre-release keys or they just create controversy for the ad revenue. I think GOL is one of few voices out there that give criticism where it's due and call out dubious business practices, but also give neutral opinions irrespective of the background noise.

Editorial: An open letter to Valve on why they should keep on embracing Linux
9 December 2018 at 9:04 pm UTC Likes: 7

NeoTheFoxThis really is a charming love letter, I'll gladly co-sign it, all points raised are pretty smart.

I agree, great read! You should think about turning it into a petition. I'd add to that 1-2% cut that if all goes well with Linux, that they should really have a proper go at Steam Machines, but make their own hardware this time for the sake of standardisation and lower prices from economies of scale. If they made something decent, they'd really have a shot at taking on the next generation of consoles with a Linux-powered box.

There's really plenty of constructive criticism that can be aimed at Valve at the moment, and I think you covered the bases well. I really hope they make some quite drastic moves, not just for Linux bus in general.

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