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The Linux-powered Ataribox pre-order launch has been 'officially paused'
14 December 2017 at 5:23 pm UTC Likes: 1

Shmerl
MohandevirYou have obviously much more experience about this kind of stuff than I do, but I'm curious to know why you think we will never hear about it again?

Releasing hardware is just hard. Tons of things can go wrong and if they aren't releasing it and not telling what's going on - you can suspect they have some serious setbacks.

Is Valve involved? It feels like Valve time... Remember Steam Machines / Steam Controller delays? Lol!

ARK: Survival Evolved works again on Linux, water still broken on some maps
14 December 2017 at 3:58 pm UTC

Leopard
MohandevirIt's probably been proposed many times already, but why not contact Icculus, Timothee Besset or other porters to help them, if they are unable to do it themselves?!

Icculus is ( no offense , he is a great guy ) just helping small indie 2d games now.

So when he was saying " I don't need money , i just want to help games come to Linux " , he was obviously talking about small games ; alas people just kept dreaming 3d games and slightly bigger games than End Is Nigh.

Maybe, but still, help is available elsewhere. I'm not going to buy this game until it's fixed. Not at this premium price.

The Linux-powered Ataribox pre-order launch has been 'officially paused'
14 December 2017 at 3:38 pm UTC

liamdawe
Mohandevir"It will be very surprising if it ever appears again."

You have obviously much more experience about this kind of stuff than I do, but I'm curious to know why you think we will never hear about it again?
It has happened before with plenty of other devices, not necessarily Linux-specific though. I've seen very similar things happen over and over again.

I was hoping for a last minute & new brilliant idea that forced them to reconsider... You are breaking my illusions Liam!

Thanks for the input.

ARK: Survival Evolved works again on Linux, water still broken on some maps
14 December 2017 at 3:35 pm UTC Likes: 2

It's probably been proposed many times already, but why not contact Icculus, Timothee Besset or other porters to help them, if they are unable to do it themselves?!

The Linux-powered Ataribox pre-order launch has been 'officially paused'
14 December 2017 at 3:03 pm UTC Likes: 5

"It will be very surprising if it ever appears again."

You have obviously much more experience about this kind of stuff than I do, but I'm curious to know why you think we will never hear about it again?

The Linux-powered Ataribox will be available to pre-order on December 14th
13 December 2017 at 4:11 pm UTC

NeptNutzI hopscotched through that video. Here are my thoughts.

1) They (instinctively and disturbingly) talk about OUYA and Steam Machines. YIKES!!! Why is that?!

2) Linux on Radeon. Seriously? Unless you are running Vega+plus on a (yet to be released) Linux kernel, how is this a selling point?

3) "Hundreds" of Atari retro games? I own all those—already—on multiple platforms (ibid. "Atari Vault" on Steam; "Atari Classics" on PlayStation and "Atari Flashback" console).

4) No social-media buzz- AT ALL!

5) If he looks like a liar, walks like a liar, talks like a liar and sounds like a liar, ...

Slightly off-topic, but reading this I really hope, for Linux gaming in general, that Valve is up to something for a futur Steam Machine. Some custom hardware that's in the range of an Xbox One X /PS4 Pro based on AMD Ryzen + Vega graphics would be welcome.

2015-2016 has been awesome years for Linux gaming but 2017, for whatever reasons, saw a steep decline in AAA releases. As examples, where are the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Tomb Raider, Shadow of Mordor, Bioshock Infinite and Mad Max 2017 Equivalents? We have been buried under racing, rts and indie games, but the Feral radar signal that used to be filled with upcoming Linux titles now feels really empty and it's been like this for the last 8 to 10 months... If not a year.

This said, I don't mind getting 2 years old AAA titles, but now there is not much to be excited about. I got used to have one or 2 games on my backlog waiting to be played, but since Dirt Rally came to Linux, I'm just playing my old titles all over again. Where is the regular 2K, WB or Square Enix Linux release? It makes me sick to think about it but it's the first time since 2012 that I seriously consider dusting off my old Win7 installation CD and go through the painfully long process of installing it for gaming's sake (Don't get me sarted over Win10).

All I'm saying it's if I'm at this point, others might think the same way and the decline in Linux market share might not only be related to China and PUBG stuff. Not sure the absolute number of Linux users is not in decline too as convinced Linux users are looking for alternatives because new and interresting releases have become far and few between.

My hope lies in the possibility that it's a temporary setback involving Vulkan development and that new titles releases will resume after it becomes "more stable", but in the meanwhile...

Sorry that I bothered you with my first world problems. Lol!

Edit: Might be overpriced, but if it's really a mid range computer, the Ataribox could be an awesome piece of hardware to install Recalbox on. Add Steam integration to it... Just saying.

The Linux-powered Ataribox will be available to pre-order on December 14th
11 December 2017 at 4:09 pm UTC Likes: 3

Not going to pre-order for sure.

Just like you said, we don't know enough the be hyped. Anyway, I never pre-ordered anything and I'm not going to start with an unclear 300$ (?) console...

I will wait for the official release to have a better picture of what is being offered and it's potential.

Steam now has a form of platform-specific wishlisting, to help developers see demand
7 December 2017 at 3:01 pm UTC Likes: 1

frykI like this attempt of Valve to support Linux / Mac gamers. Sadly, this is (almost) only useful for people dual-booting as they keep an eye on both worlds ...

Still, if like me, you are only keeping an eye on Linux games and you take the time to add Windows games to your wishlist, it shows that you REALLY want these games. It's not just a "Meh... maybe in a Steam sale..."

Don't know if the publishers/developpers will understand it the same way, though.

Already had The Witcher 3 on my Wishlist. Added Bioshock Remastered, Nier Automata, Just Cause 3, Metal Gear Solid V, Lego games (6 or 7 titles), Shadow of War, Doom, Wolfenstein... Must be forgetting some titles...

Steam now has a form of platform-specific wishlisting, to help developers see demand
7 December 2017 at 1:43 pm UTC Likes: 3

EikeWow, that was the first news in the "Steam for Linux" group since "Portal 2 Beta
for Linux released" on 25. Feb. 2014!
http://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/allnews/

I'm in the same group as some others: I'm using the wishlist as... *drums* *silence*
whishlist! I gave it e. g. to my wife so she could use it for a Chistmas present. Meh.

Yeah... Maybe they should had a category in the wishlist to classify games. Something like "Interrested in but not available on my OS".

Edit: Still I think it's a good starting point. Better than nothing, imo.

Steam has a special Finland Anniversary Sale of games made by Finnish developers
6 December 2017 at 2:38 pm UTC

Eike
MohandevirWould have been happy to buy Legend of Grimrock II if it came out on Linux... If I remember right it was because of to few resources available. They have a mac build though... Someone to help porting it? Snif!

Anyone has made a list of game series'/developers having supported Linux and not doing it anymore?

Hish! Sadly not the only case. I was refering to the actual sale, though. At least, we have the whole Trine lineup to rejoice.

Edit: Would have liked to say "The whole Frozenbyte lineup" but they didn't release "Has Been Heroes" on Linux and are not planning to either (problem with the 2D engine).

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