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SteamOS has a minor update to test the waters before a bigger update
8 July 2018 at 4:48 am UTC Likes: 2

TheRiddickMost steam machines where upgradable in every respect except for the Motherboard. It would be nice if they went with a ITX standard however!

It's pretty simple --

$260 -- Dan a4 SFX

$120 - Corsair SFX PSU 600 Watt -- SF600

~$130 - Mini ITX Motherboard

~ $200 - CPU

~ $100 - RAM

~$250 - GPU

~$100 - M.2 SSD or 2.5" SSD

~$50 Noctura CPU Fan

So basically you could do a upgradable small form factor Steam Machine for $1210 not including controller, monitor/tv, keyboard, mouse.

And if you have a GPU, CPU / Ram you can knock off $550.

And if you wanna knock off another $100 you could try for a Dr Zaber Sentry instead of a Dan a4 SFX if you prefer the flat console like look like Xbox

Use an existing SSD? -$100



Farming sim 'Harvest Life' is now available on Linux
29 June 2018 at 6:12 pm UTC

If I was the developer of this game I would be ashamed of shipping graphics this bad. Who is their target audience 3 to 7 year olds?

Mechanically it looks like it incorporated all the misfeatures of Harvest Moon after the N64 version.

Everything is a awful grid and there is no soul, no love and no grit.

Its almost as if a developer saw the millions of dollars Stardew Valley was raking in and decided to make a farm game.

Unlike Stardew Valley this product looks like nothing more than shovelware.

The gradient low poly graphics are hideous and lower the bar by which content should be judged.

If we accept this low quality product we are lowering our expectations on developers.

There may be a demographic who enjoys this but in its current form it definately is not me or those like me who bought SDV.

PS: Trust me, it's much better that they get a reality check and criticism than loose hundreds of thousands of dollars and pile up hundreds of bad reviews on Steam.

It's a miskindness to pretend the problems away.

Also -- enjoy Stardew Valley for the last year+?

Guess who got ConcernedApe into gear to release what many people would call a GameOfTheYear

-- Me.

You're welcome.


We have a copy of 'Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor' to give away to one lucky Linux gamer
28 June 2018 at 3:53 pm UTC

0.2 seconds looking at that cover Im like what is a retro space dick doing in the news feed

The Paradox Launcher is now available on Linux
28 June 2018 at 1:30 am UTC Likes: 1

IIRC launchers are not allowed on SteamOS due to them not able to handle fullscreen.

Acrobatic colourful platformer 'Rifter' will release July 12th with Linux support
26 June 2018 at 6:01 am UTC

I think I would need to start doing Meth just to keep up with the speed and visual effects of the trailer.

Basemark GPU is a new benchmark tool that supports Linux and many different APIs
22 June 2018 at 6:08 pm UTC Likes: 1

I wonder how it does with AMD and MESA.

OpenGL to be deprecated in the next macOS release, could mean interesting things for Linux gaming
5 June 2018 at 5:40 am UTC Likes: 1

How will this effect developers and Linux gaming?

Well I imagine that the 32.9% of developers that already use Linux will go up.

macOS is 18.4% and iOS is 16.4% -- I expect fluctuation there in the 2018 survey.

I expect this to push OpenGL apps to Vulkan.

I also expect this with the GitHub news to make the platform lock-in more dire which will boost Linux development, market-share, and interest from the big guys -- Gabe Newell, and other big developers.

Beep boop the Feral Interactive port radar has a UFO sighting for a new Linux port
5 June 2018 at 5:16 am UTC Likes: 1

Every time Feral adds a new UFO to their radar:


Microsoft acquires GitHub for some loose change
4 June 2018 at 4:09 pm UTC Likes: 3

I tried to join Xbox Live yesterday. I had to install a console update. A game update. Figure out my Microsoft account password. Add my address. Enter my free 30 day code. Enter my credit card information -- figure out how to navigate the abyssal XBONE menus, and then go to halo home screen and try to click "Multiplayer" only to get some obscure message about Xbox Live settings not being configured correctly".

I dont know if the XBONE was outputting at 30 FPS @ 4k or the horizontal refresh rate on the 80" TV was fucky -- but the people I was playing with got dizzy so we quit Local Multiplayer.

After Halo on Xbox 360 and the terrible organization and painful teeth-pulling process just to play fucking halo again it's no surprise to me why XBONE is in the toilet behind PS4.

Actually, the whole experience makes me want to keep my 4 controllers and put my console up for sale.

Believe it or not I actually have less problems on my m.2 Dan-A4 console sized SteamOS machine.

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