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According to Kotaku, Microsoft is close to buying Obsidian
9 October 2018 at 9:10 pm UTC Likes: 6

CestarianWell, to be completely fair, not all microsoft published games are windows or xbox exclusive. This game was surprisingly nice, despite sloppy voice acting

There was like... one more game that also had linux support, I think Microsoft as a game publisher is probably hands off enough to let devs mostly do whatever the hell they want to do and not be anal about shit like which platforms it supports. If linux gamers want to buy games published by microsoft then hey, more moneys. It's simple logic.

I always found it a bit weird, firing up Dust natively on Linux, and seeing the Microsoft logo.

Descent: Underground is now just Descent and plans to release next year, new trailer up (updated)
5 October 2018 at 3:21 pm UTC Likes: 1

The whole "PC" has been an ambiguous term for a long time. When I was in University, I bought my first computer (A Pentium 100). The computer lab at the university was a lab full of Macintosh PowerPC's.

Someone asked me if I had a PC. I didn't know how to answer which one was a PC?

Admittedly, I was pretty clueless about computer's at the time.

[Edit]I'm a backer, I sure hope Linux support happens. They had a Linux version on the Steam Early Access, didn't they?[/Edit]

The Humble Overwhelmingly Positive Bundle 2 is out, good selection for Linux gamers
2 October 2018 at 9:24 pm UTC Likes: 3

I too have a SOMA key, if anyone wants it.

[Edit]Key is gone[/Edit]

The Humble Overwhelmingly Positive Bundle 2 is out, good selection for Linux gamers
2 October 2018 at 7:00 pm UTC Likes: 1

Done! Opus Magnum for $15 is worth it. The rest of the games (and the $2 as a monthly subscriber) are just a bonus.

Life is Strange 2 confirmed to be coming to Linux in 2019 from Feral Interactive
1 October 2018 at 2:59 pm UTC Likes: 3

chepatiFinally, a sensible approach to announcing future porting plans by Feral. There are games that I am eager to play upon release, even if it means booting into Windows. However, if I knew the game was to be ported native to linux, I would delay my purchase so I can order it directly from the porting studio and let them keep all the money.

I find these "teasers" immature and childish. While they try to be cute, they may lose sales just because people have no idea a game they want is about to be ported.

As soon as they finalize the legal paperwork of acquiring the porting rights, just say so. Don't play guessing games.

Sorry for the rant.

I will now delay my Life is Strange 2 purchase so I can order it directly from Feral.

This. Now that they've announced it, I won't buy it until Feral gets the money. It's really in their best interest to announce it as soon as possible.

Egosoft to launch X4: Foundations on November 30th, hopefully with a Linux beta build
1 October 2018 at 2:54 pm UTC Likes: 2

TemplarGRGreat! Let's hope it will be bug free, with great controls and a great tutorial

Look who wants the moon!

Credit to Egosoft - they kept working on X3, and it's a fun game now.

Spaceship building and exploration game Reassembly has a major performance update
1 October 2018 at 2:52 pm UTC Likes: 1

You guys aren't helping my wallet! This game's been on my wishlist for a loooong time, but I've never justified buying it. Time to take another look....

Linux hardware vendor System76 has begun teasing their new 'open-source computer'
28 September 2018 at 3:09 pm UTC

appetrosyanWell, AMD isn't all roses, and Intel hardly does less than AMD in the OpenSource arena. I think it has more to do with anti-monopoly on the Laptop market, but even that ignores the x86 monopoly on Laptops and above.

If there are alternative architectures to x86 (which is closed-source BTW), and a decent Graphics chip architecture manufactured by a different company, I'd rather go with that, even if that means last era performance, and very few binary packages. Xonotic, 0AD and a bunch more will be ported quickly, SDL ports can be modified to work, and I'm sure if Linux has an official architecture with official hardware support, Wine will have builds too.
Honestly this is wishfull thinking to think that the vast breadth of applications would be ported to a new architecture for a better or for worse a mass scale architecture migration would require some real downtime for just about everybody. I'm not saying it won't happen. But in the mean time the most realistic approach is to do what System 76 has been doing being a manufacturer and slowly but surely pushing the envelope and showing x86 manufacturers that it is in the end in their best interest to simply just open the platform so that roadblocks stop being thrown at them.

Unless things have changed recently, System76 isn't a manufacturer. The sell System76 branded Clevo/Sager laptops.

[Edit]I guess I'm ignoring the desktop segment. But then, I'm not sure that screwing parts into a case makes them a manufacturer there either.[/Edit]

Linux hardware vendor System76 has begun teasing their new 'open-source computer'
27 September 2018 at 6:06 pm UTC

stankalovichI want to believe, but its probably going to be all Intel and Nvidia and really just going to be a marketing gimmick. If they really cared they would've made an AMD based product by now.

Except that they don't make they're own hardware (or at least they haven't). They're dependent on their supplier.

I agree though. I bought a new laptop recently, and I wanted to buy a System76, but I wanted AMD, so I don't have a System76.

Aspyr Media have a big sale going on the Humble Store, some sweet deals to be had
24 September 2018 at 8:09 pm UTC Likes: 2

Oooo ... >observer_ is tempting. That's a historical low, according to

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