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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 goes out today, new Linux driver released
25 February 2021 at 6:11 pm UTC Likes: 1

Newegg Canada... When the RTX 3060 posts appeared, after a 5 mins 404 error... Sold Out. Yeah right!

Valve help developers into adding more controller support with new stats
25 February 2021 at 2:42 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: dubigrasuSo Steam Controller 2%, much lower than what I expected.
Then again, the stats here are much better in this regard (27%:
Interesting difference.

... But considering the fact that the "Other" category is 4%, it's not bad either. I didn't expect the Steam controller to be that much popular since there was only one iteration and it's been sold for quite a limited time compared to Steelseries, Razer, Logitech and many other controllers (which are in this "Other" category, I guess).

I might just have put on my rose tinted glasses here.

Metro Exodus still due on Linux this year, Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition announced
16 February 2021 at 8:24 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: IggiI guess my bitterness is coming from the fact that almost all of their physical games are bound to Steam (which imho totally defeats the purpose of a physical medium - why would I buy an offline media if I have to be online to be able to use it anyway?)
I understand it depends on the game, but I have never been unable to play a Steam game offline. Sure, it grumbles a bit--the popup message is like "I can't find Steam! The horror!! (sigh) OK, all right, do you want to play offline?"
And then I do. I don't do this all that often, but I sometimes do, and as I said, I've never had any problem doing it.

There are a couple of games that you may even launch without Steam... Witcher 3 is one such exemple. I can launch it via .exe file in the Steam folder and it works...Steam won't even start. You'll loose the benefit of accessing your cloud saves, but it works.

Metro Exodus still due on Linux this year, Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition announced
15 February 2021 at 9:32 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Purple Library GuyBut . . . but that's impossible! Didn't Proton kill native releases?!?!

I'm wondering if Stadia isn't responsible for the fact that 4A decided to maintain Linux support in their in-home game engine? Otherwise, I don't know if they would be willing to put that much effort in upgrading their Linux support, considering that the game already runs pretty well via Proton... Just a question mark I have.

Crayta now free to play on Stadia and gets Crowd Play, Little Nightmares II free on Pro
12 February 2021 at 5:18 pm UTC

Personnally I'd like to see some form of true Linux based AndroidTV-like OS that integrates all store fronts (Steam/EGS/GoG Galaxy/some form of Lutris/etc... into a 100% controller friendly/operated UI that could be the main OS for a new console.

But who could be willing to put efforts into such a device? If not Valve, who?

Still unconvinced.

Crayta now free to play on Stadia and gets Crowd Play, Little Nightmares II free on Pro
11 February 2021 at 5:36 pm UTC

Can't say that I'm surprised either, but Epic exclusivity and no Steam...

Even if it would have been Windows only, it would have been fun if Google had considered an unnofficial Linux build (Stadia) on Steam...

This said, Stadia will make more developers know how to program on Linux. It's not a direct benefit, but it's not a total nothing.

Edit: Just realised... Is Google responisble for that decision or is it on the publisher's side (Unit 2 Games Ltd)?

Crayta now free to play on Stadia and gets Crowd Play, Little Nightmares II free on Pro
11 February 2021 at 1:01 pm UTC Likes: 4

QuoteCrayta will also be heading to the Epic Store for the main Windows release, so no Linux desktop support - Stadia only.

Google shutting their internal game dev studios, focusing directly on Stadia tech
8 February 2021 at 1:10 pm UTC

Quoting: ugly
Quoting: Mohandevir
Quoting: ugly
Quoting: Mohandevir
Quoting: Liam DaweEA just announced they're putting FIFA on Stadia in March. Interesting timing...

Yeah... But... Where is NHL21?!
I used to play the NHL games. But buying them every year I started to realize how repetitive they got. I think the last one I have is NHL 2002. I haven't paid much attention to them in years. Last I heard the PC versions of the game didn't get the attention that the console versions got and were missing features. Is that still the case? Or do they even release the PC version anymore?

In fact, the last PC version is 2009. It's not even in 1080p.
I usually spend my time actually playing hockey. But since there is no beer league hockey going on with the pandemic measures, I might have picked up the latest version of the EA game.

Steam has Bush League Hockey, which seems like it's trying to look like the SNES era version of the EA games. But the reviews are mixed.

And this one, which looks like NES Ice Hockey:

Google shutting their internal game dev studios, focusing directly on Stadia tech
7 February 2021 at 3:22 pm UTC

Quoting: dubigrasu
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: dubigrasu
QuoteThe pitch for stadia, really the pitch for cloud gaming in general to me, if you wanna truly take off, is that is supposed to deliver gaming experiences that were otherwise impossible.
The point is: the killer app for cloud gaming was supposed to be gaming experiences that we couldn't otherwise achieve. That was the sales pitch.
And what Google needed to do is understand that it was going to take time and have some fucking patience for a change.

I don't think that's the main selling point for most people. That would be, IMHO, that you "rent" decent hardware instead of buying it and can play e.g. on your mediocre home office box.

True point, people can still merrily use Stadia and not give a second thought to the "cloud gaming" as envisioned and promised by Google, just like they can do on any other streaming service.

But while "true cloud-gaming" might not be seen as a selling point now, it could have been a strong one in the future, one that could truly make a difference in the way we see, play and think about games. One that could really differentiate Stadia from the rest. Killing SG&E though eliminated that from the future timeline.

And that's the thing, apart from some extra features, three's not much difference from the rest. They're now just another streaming service in the crowd, and some others, frankly, have better offers.

Boy, I hate when I have to edit one single letter typo and then I have to carry that "last edited by etc etc" badge...

I don't know for sure out it fits the situation, but they launched Stadia State Share with Hitman 3... A title they didn't internally develop. Couldn't the same be done for other new features?

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