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The Steam Digital Tabletop Fest is now live with sales, streams and more
22 October 2020 at 6:42 am UTC

Still waiting on Civ 6 Complete Edition to be a thing. It's just pointless to own several copies of 5 and 6 and need another one to "finish" my collection only to have more DLC come out later. (But then it's not like it's on my daily list -- more on my "to play/LAN list")

Dota 2 getting a new hero in November, more next year and a CS:GO style Overwatch system
17 October 2020 at 3:40 am UTC

QuoteAs for the game itself, they're doing some "engine development" which should give us "moderate performance improvements on multi-core CPU’s" which should be out in a week or so.

Made me look up. I wonder if the gains on Thread-ripper 16-core/32-thread will scale or not. Very interesting.

Amazon announces 'Luna', their own take on cloud game streaming
25 September 2020 at 12:50 am UTC

Quoting: 1xokValve is much smaller than Amazon, Google and Microsoft. Valve is basically a family business. Okay a pretty big one but just small compared to a company like Amazon. Amazon has almost unlimited computing power. Valve can't build something like that even if they wanted to.

This always triggers a personal hangup whereby people inappropriately conflate Size, Amount, or Marketshare with success -- and yet we live in a world where 1% of the world controls over 50% of the money, and 1% of a poison substance in water can still kill.

I often see numerical arguments about the % of Linux users vs other groups that misrepresent the reality of how much money and games users of Linux demographic buy vs other operating systems.

And they think that somehow scarcity of available-content doesn't effect sell products when they are trying to compete against a hundred billion other games in the MASS MARKET.

Like somehow because Amazing is "BIGGER" and have various Market-Territories and SCOPE they are suddenly "BETTER" or ready to enter the gaming space or any have any clue what they're doing. It took Xbox probably a good 5 years around 2000 where Microsoft was loosing money, they had no idea what they were doing, and we're trying to get solid talent and grounded in the Gaming Industry.

It's like a person who has 5 million dollars and wants to instantly build a house, as if money was the only metric that effects things has no concept of staging contractors and a order of operations.

Some people aren't aware that in the past Valve has actually been the most profitable company per employee in the United States.

https://techcrunch.com/2011/02/15/valve-makes-more-money-per-employee-than-google-or-apple/

I agree the entrance of Amazon into the digital game content steaming market is significant and interesting, but as a gamer my interest is pretty low from what I know so far.

I am however very interested in if they are using AWS or other Linux and doing things that will benefit Linux via kernel patches, MESA improvements, etc...

I really don't want to pay to "rent content" and rely on some "gaming farm thing" being online to enjoy the products I pay for. (Exactly how long will it be before the Gaming Provider injects a 3 minuet ad every 15 minuets in addition to the upfront high service cost. They literally can't help but rape the customer for as much money as they can from exacting cash from customers and advertisers.) Some people will love it, but these are separate markets with maybe some overlap.

We're approaching a "lost age" where this content could disappear from the future once these services shut down in failure or move on. I'm not going to play the [streaming] game.

Anyways, sorry for the rant, no hard feelings it's just a primitive and over-simplistic appraisal I see so often propagated by low IQ people, and it sounds good until you really stop to think about it and realize the truth in what Yoda says "Size Matters Not"

A little hacking on a Monday morning? Why not with the online sim Grey Hack
22 September 2020 at 12:31 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: axredneckThank you but i have enough such stuff in real life

Found the Kahli Linux user lol

Borderlands 2 will see no further updates for Linux / macOS from Aspyr Media
11 September 2020 at 9:31 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: MohandevirIt's sad to see these "legacy" 2012-2016 native Linux ports (failed Steam Machines) falling into decay like this, one by one, but it's unfortunately not unexpected.


It's pretty similar to how you buy a ROM aka Ocarina of Time for say Nintendo Wii from their and it stops getting updates someday.

Quoting: MohandevirProton is not the solution either... Linux gaming is still "dependent" on Windows, playing a game of trying to catch up with Windows' new gaming features, thus making Linux a perpetual second grade citizen. Still better than nothing, though.

I disagree, Proton is about creating "Containers" around games to preserve them. As long as they're not targeting a "Moving Target" and the game is in a static-state they seem to consistently knock down barriers and enable Games on a Steam Linux OS Platform.

Quoting: MohandevirIt's just that it highlights the fact that no solutions are 100% thrustworthy. That's the saddest part, imo.

Honestly, I think it just underlines the hardships businesses are having this year from Corona-virus lockdowns. Adapting is hard.

They really should have never broken cross-platform compatibility.

As long as the core games still works I'm not a fan of bitching too hard. For me that's what I bought it for.

I assume you can play it via Proton if you want without too much hassle

https://www.protondb.com/app/49520

Open source multi-vendor RGB lighting control app 'OpenRGB' sees a new release
11 September 2020 at 5:12 am UTC

Aku: EXCELLENT! AH HA HA HA!

Quoting: AppelsinYou should consider doing like the cool kids does, and set all your lights to bright blue, game late at night, then complain that you can't seem to get properly sleept in the evening or sleep properly (almost as if your circadian rythm was out of whack), then proceed to get mild depression due to lack of sleep 😋

Honestly, if you have the luxury of staying at home, out of all of the years this is a pretty damn good time to do it with the climate going AWOL and everything else.

Live the life of a king, stay home and do something that matters (fires up vim + git)

The International 10 for Dota 2 breaks the esports prize pool record again
28 August 2020 at 5:33 pm UTC Likes: 2

What I really like about Valve is that they don't just give the whole prize pool to a few winners, but if you come in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, all the way to at least 8th place you get a small chunk of the prize -- everybody has gotta eat -- putting in that much time to become a professional and work with a team is a massive commitment.

Watching The International every year has been my Super Bowl, DOTA2 is a lot of fun. Their marketplace is great to you can build Skins and buy and sell most wearable items for only a few pennies each. Valve has been wicked smart these years.

Edit: I would have supported them canceling the in-person main event and doing the whole playoffs with social distancing -- say the 5 team members and captain in isolated booths, but then I know that would seriously modify the event. I watch it on stream anyways -- I've looked into going in person and its a few thousand to go and get hotel reservations, food, transportation, etc...

Left 4 Dead 2 is confirmed to be getting an update in collab with the community
27 August 2020 at 10:37 pm UTC

A VR version, a Engine Update, or anything really -- I'll take it. Left 4 Dead is a real fun game, I used to LAN it in 2007 with school mates.

Of course top of my list would be Left 4 Dead 3 VR/Traditional ;P

No more games for the Atari VCS but they did just announce Plex support
27 August 2020 at 7:36 am UTC

Sorry gotta be that guy.

Atari VCS coming %YYYY.MM + 6-12 Months

At this point I just wish it was over with andead instead of "coming"