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Valve just put out another (smaller) Steam Play beta version
17 October 2018 at 9:42 pm UTC Likes: 14

The journey of a thousand miles is broken up into each single step.

I am glad to see lots of small incremental fixes and improvements which will over time mean much bigger things.

Anyone remember when Valve started in 2013 and there were only a handful of games on Linux. Look at where we are now. 5k Games and 2.5k proton games.

Keep it up everyone, our combined contributions to enrich and grow the community and make Linux more awesome snowball. Keep asking devs for natives, keep buying Linux games and hardware, and keep patching, bug reporting and improving our software stack and drivers.

Gabe Newell wasn't kidding when he said the entire goal for Valve with Linux is to remove barriers and friction which slow down content delivery from developers to consumers. Valve has been doing exactly that. They have been an excellent steward enriching Linux.

Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'
10 October 2018 at 6:52 pm UTC

What is the most ruthless and financially strategic angle here? Of course they will peruse their Gaming grip, their objective is to make as much profit as possible.

Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'
10 October 2018 at 6:44 pm UTC Likes: 6

Okay everyone, predictions, you dont just throw 60k patents into enemy territory without something brewing.

What is the probability that we will see "Linux as a Slave", "Microsoft Linux Desktop 2020", "Microsoft Office for Linux" and others?

Has maintenance of the Windows Kernel become tiresome. Is Windows 10 "The last windows" because they're getting ready to rebase? Is there a cost and technology benefit. Have they accepted that it is too much work to be King of the Software Stack so they are looking to be King of various profitable sectors -- Gaming, Server, Business Office Apps, etc...

Will there be 0 downsides (from Microsoft's perspective) to having a completely open platform below but completely closed proprietary Desktop Shell, Apps, etc...

I really enjoy projections based on probability, and right now probability suggests that they didn't add those 60k patents for no reason.

What I see is Microsoft has entered our territory and is attempting to fundamentally change the way that we exist. They may very well be extenguishing our culture, our close knit community, and changing our views on things.

Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'
10 October 2018 at 6:30 pm UTC Likes: 1

Liam, am I to understand that Microsoft has added their 60,000 patent portfolio in some way that will benefit the OIN and Linux?

The Humble 'Female Protagonist Sale' is live, with some awesome Linux games
2 October 2018 at 1:48 am UTC Likes: 16

In the name of equality I wonder if people would have been outraged if Humble Bundle had a "Male Protagonist Sale"

Ethan Lee to put FNA into 'maintenance mode indefinitely' while working out a deal to work on Steam Play's Proton
1 October 2018 at 11:12 pm UTC Likes: 2

I wonder if Ethan would be able to help VK9 for Direct X 9 and older what DXVK has done for Direct X 10 and 11

There is a HUGE backlog of products gamers already own that use DX9. I know that it has direct Wine support but I honestly think it could benefit assuming he's good fit for it.

Feral Interactive are teasing something for Linux next week
27 September 2018 at 9:03 pm UTC

TemplarGRThis is so stupid... Just reveal it already. Or don't talk about it at all until the games are released and we can buy them. What is the point of polluting our social media with vague stuff with no solid info?

It's called Kiting. And when it works -- "you have been kited"

Valve have released some interesting statistics about controller use
27 September 2018 at 2:55 am UTC Likes: 1

I had 4x Xbox 360 controllers.

I have 4 Xbox One S controllers
4 DualShock 4 Controllers
and 2 Steam Controllers

Steam Controllers are good in very specific niche use-cases like when you want your controller to "just work" with no configuration.
The battery is excellent.
The range is good.
I am salty about not having a 2nd thumbstick for my FPS games.

The DualShock 4 controllers have terrible bluetooth range, I don't know why.
Also the battery on them isn't very good, it discharges too easily and modding them for a larger battery causes other problems.

The Xbox One controller feels great and works great but requires a Mini USB cable to work good.
The battery is fine but It's AA and not rechargeable.
The thumbsticks are more loose than the Xbox 360 IMO.
The old version triggers were absolute trash.
I think they are on v3 now.
It doens't work on Bluetooth IIRC at all yet but there is a bounty.

The Xbox 360 Controllers I used to have were battery powered.
They were the most reliable out of all controllers and had excellent range and good battery life -- though AA.
The most anoying thing was they were not Bluetooth and had a big ackward dongle you had to plug in in addition to your other USB devices -- this lead to me buying newer controllers and encountering the problems listed above.
It was a good run, but I was done.

Anyways, hope that info helps some people in the community who are unsure about the situation.

Maybe the new DS4v2+ newest version with the vertical line light is better. Personally I like the beauty and light weight of the symetry.

Steam Controller's best feature is the 6 triggers by far.

The ABXY buttons are fucking small -- very annoying.
The D-Pad imprint is annoying -- I wish it was unimprinted in the left circle touchpad. Also I wish there was another version that had 2 joysticks or that the touchpads were physically detachable to replace with joysticks as needed.

PlayStation 3 emulator 'RPCS3' is coming along nicely with some major improvements
21 September 2018 at 5:07 pm UTC Likes: 1

HadBabitsGood stuff You can't stop piracy, but you can preserve history for future generations; and not just the titles the publishers deem 'worthy' of a $60 remaster.

Fuck piracy & devs who get buttshy and agressive with emulators. If I want to take my damn console disk and shove it into my computer or turn it into an ISO to play from my SSD that's my business.

The majority of people are obviously not intelligent enough to know how to pirate, not perseveranct enough to figure out how to make it work with X emulator bug, etc... and if I want to buy old used games from ebay or my local game shop -- I am buying the rights to use that product.

For games that just work on emulators, I fucking guarantee you that for N64 that games like Ocarina of Time wouldn't be nearly as big or even have had the market to create a 3DS Remaster without the pirate market considering the fans would have been LONG GONE.

In the same way that it's said that Microsoft and Adobe would prefer people to pirate their products (non business users) instead of going with a competitor, there is future financial benefit created by people who use those products even if obtained illegally.

This comment is from a Scientific Economic, Social Behavioral & Market perspectives, not the legal or moral.

Fearful devs just need to let it go and not be run by fear. That's what makes them create such shitty products like Star Wars Episodes 1-3, when the fear of doing new things will loose money the product turns to shit fast.

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