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Card-based RPG 'SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech' is out with Linux support
2 June 2019 at 12:54 am UTC Likes: 2

Man, they're making games faster than I can play them! I haven't played Dig 2 yet...

A quick look over ProtonDB reports for Steam Play in March 2019
1 April 2019 at 3:46 pm UTC Likes: 2

Grim Dawn is finally fixed!! I'm glad to see that - time to re-install!

Don't Starve Together adds a new character with an animated short, major update due next month
29 March 2019 at 4:09 pm UTC

Sir_DiealotThe general issue I have with the game is that I came to it late and the learning curve is just totally overwhelming. You play for a couple hours and get crushed out of the blue by some monster you simply couldn't see coming. It is very much a wiki game, unplayable without the wiki by your side. Your success or rather survival totally depends on prior knowledge.

This isn't entirely true. I played a lot of hours of this game, and had some reasonable success, without every looking at a wiki.

And, while I've had greater success since wiki'ing it (as opposed to winging it), I think I had more fun exploring and discovering things on my own.

ATOM RPG had another large update recently continuing to make it a better game
27 March 2019 at 3:22 pm UTC Likes: 1

NanobangI own Atom, but haven't gotten around to playing it, which, as it turns out, is great. It looks like the longer I wait to play, the bigger and better the play experience is going to be!

I'm in the same boat. I bought it as soon as it was available on GOG, but I haven't played it yet.

Humble Strategy Bundle 2019 is out and it's another good choice for Linux players
13 March 2019 at 1:00 am UTC

I grabbed the $1 just for Niche. It's been on my wishlist for awhile, but I've never been keen enough to pull the trigger before. $1 is the right price

The Humble Indie Bundle 20 is now officially live!
5 March 2019 at 7:44 pm UTC Likes: 1

I grabbed the first tier - The First Tree and Tangledeep were both wishlist items for me.

I already have Tooth and Tail from a previous bundle (Strategy Bundle, I think?). I don't have a DRM free download. I've sent Humble an email asking if DRM free downloads will be made available for folks who already had Tooth and Tail prior to Indie Bundle 20.

[Edit]Humble got back to me - nope. Anyone who already has Tooth and Tail from a previous bundle will NOT be getting the DRM free build.[/Edit]

ATOM RPG to get a much improved English translation, modding support and tons of new features
5 March 2019 at 5:36 pm UTC Likes: 2

While I really appreciate the post-release support, it does make one wonder how they draw the line between "In Development", and "Released".

I wonder how they're handling modding support and the GOG version?

GOG are ending their 'Fair Price Package program', soon after letting staff go
1 March 2019 at 4:01 pm UTC

Hamish
PangaeaI hated when they removed Baldur's Gate and the like and replaced them with the inferior money-grab editions and doubled the price, but thankfully I had bought the 'real' versions years prior.
A bit of a funny thing to post on a Linux gaming website, considering that your "inferior money-grab editions" include among many other things full Linux support.

Beamdog have been consistently great in this regard.

I know, right? The GOG forums are full of hatred towards Beamdog, and I can't quite figure it out.

  • All of their games support Windows, Mac, and Linux

  • All of their games are DRM free. The Steam versions don't even require the client to run.

  • They've done a good job of post-release support. Lot's of bug fixes and improvements.

  • They've generally done a good job of maintaining version concurrency between GOG and Steam.

  • They've learned from their past mistakes. IWD, Planescape and NWN were handled much better than the BG series.


GOG are ending their 'Fair Price Package program', soon after letting staff go
27 February 2019 at 5:02 pm UTC Likes: 2

Draconicrose
hummer010
DraconicroseGoG is like third on my list of stores to look at, mostly because of what a PITA it is to download and install games bought there. So Humble and Steam usually get my money.

I'm curious how GOG is any more of a PITA than Humble? Both pretty simple: go to website, log in, download.

If you're using lgogdownloader, it's even easier than Humble.
Usually Humble also gives you a Steam key. ;)

Which has nothing to do with downloading and installing from Humble. Really, if you care about the DRM-free aspect, GOG is better than Humble. There are zero standards as to what you are getting from Humble. Sometimes it's an archive, sometimes its an installer. There isn't any real consistency with Humble - there are cases where the base game is DRM-free, but the DLC is steam-only. The updates at Humble are often just as haphazard as they are at GOG.

Other than the Steam key, there aren't many reasons to shop at Humble.

GOG are ending their 'Fair Price Package program', soon after letting staff go
27 February 2019 at 3:34 am UTC Likes: 1

DraconicroseGoG is like third on my list of stores to look at, mostly because of what a PITA it is to download and install games bought there. So Humble and Steam usually get my money.

I'm curious how GOG is any more of a PITA than Humble? Both pretty simple: go to website, log in, download.

If you're using lgogdownloader, it's even easier than Humble.

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