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Jackbox Games are going international with 'Quiplash 2 InterLASHional'
24 March 2020 at 8:32 am UTC

I know Italian is the I of EFIGS, but wouldn't it make more sense to localize to Chinese these days?

The games look like a lot of fun, and I'm glad they've ported them to Linux, though it will probably be years before my kids understand English well enough to play them with me.

Linux hardware vendor System76 will have their own Keyboard out this year
19 March 2020 at 10:33 pm UTC

The Acer Chromebooks actually don't have Caps Lock keys at all, and I haven't seen anyone complain about them missing.

Steam Play Proton is correctly tracking Linux sales, a statement from Valve
26 February 2020 at 9:41 am UTC Likes: 2

I almost always buy games through a browser too, and then usually don't play them for a while. I'm surprised that Valve don't check the OS in the user agent string, when it's such an easy thing to do, and it would give them much more reliable statistics.

Children are indestructible weapons in 'Dad Quest' - Linux Beta out now
21 February 2020 at 7:21 am UTC Likes: 2

I backed Dad Quest on Kickstarter way back in 2015, but I'd kind of given up hope that it would be out for Linux in any official capacity. Backers got download links for Linux (and Mac) builds last year though.

Great to see that things are going in the right direction though. After all, getting more games available for all (current and future) Linux gamers (not just backers) is half the reason to support crowdfunding in the first place.

We actually covered Dad Quest on The Funding Crowd #53 way back when: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/the-funding-crowd-53-the-latest-in-linux-crowdfunding-news.6265

How time flies.

Steam Play Proton is correctly tracking Linux sales, a statement from Valve
21 February 2020 at 7:09 am UTC Likes: 2

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BielFPsBut if I check, Steam will hide games which are not flagged as Linux compatible right? If not then I'll change in my profile ASAP


I have it checked and it shows me a lot of games that do not officially support Linux. I think the theory at this point is, with Proton, any game is a Linux game if you really believe.

It definitely affects queues and many elements of the primary store page, but there are lots of exceptions. The setting is ignored for big sales, for example, and mid-week madness. It's also ignored on all the steam labs stuff, like Deep Dive, which is pretty infuriating, as it renders those tools pretty useless for me.

Funnily enough, you mentioned Deep Dive as an example, which is the only one that honors the Linux store filter. Reason for that was that original implementation wasn't done by Valve and developer implemented Linux support just because people requested it.

However Diving Bell might pick non Linux game to the first set of selections, which is not actually bad thing as you can check if there are similar Linux games available.

Funnily enough, it was Diving Bell that I was thinking of, because I follow Lars Doucet on Twitter (big fan of his games). And yep, it doesn't support platform filtering, while I notice that Deep Dive now seems to!

Apparently, it only respect platform filters because Lars Doucet specifically made it happen. It's a shame that the burden to make it work is on labs contributors, and not Valve. Seems like a recipe to make sure most of them never will.

EDIT: Source: https://mobile.twitter.com/gamingonlinux/status/1174747823545421825

Steam hitting nearly 95 million 'monthly active' users and other Steam news
7 February 2020 at 5:10 pm UTC

Liam Dawe
fleskI hope they fix the Steam Labs experiments to respect your platform settings soon. Last I tried, only Lars Doucet's did, making the rest pretty much useless.
As I understand, it needs a conscious effort from each tool developer to respect the settings.

That's unfortunate. I guess it will never happen then, unless Valve takes steps to enforce it.

Steam hitting nearly 95 million 'monthly active' users and other Steam news
7 February 2020 at 5:45 am UTC

I hope they fix the Steam Labs experiments to respect your platform settings soon. Last I tried, only Lars Doucet's did, making the rest pretty much useless.

Steam reportedly coming to Chrome OS - Linux gaming across even more devices
18 January 2020 at 5:34 am UTC

HoriDoes that mean Steam is gonna come to ARM-based devices? Because that would be awesome

No, probably only the x64 Chromebooks, since none (or at least very few) of the games on Steam have an ARM version anyway.

Feral Interactive are asking what you want ported to Linux again
14 January 2020 at 5:35 am UTC Likes: 2

Obviously, I'd love to buy the LEGO games for Linux, but if I can only pick three:

1) Beyond Good and Evil
2) A Hat in Time
3) Age of Empires II

Lenna's Inception, the Zelda-inspired adventure with a glitched world arrives January 17
10 January 2020 at 6:08 am UTC Likes: 2

Looks like a fun game. The only thing I'm a bit skeptical about is that the world is randomized somehow, according to the video.

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