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Humble has a new Team 17 Greatest Hits Bundle up with lots of good picks
10 September 2021 at 4:13 pm UTC

There's also 20% off of Hokko Life (ProtonDB: platinum) and Hell Let Loose (ProtonDB: borked). @Liam, do you know if these games have native Linux builds?

Check out the Spiritfarer documentary from Thunder Lotus and The Escapist
17 August 2021 at 6:33 pm UTC Likes: 1

I think I need to play this game as I know it will touch me deeply and may even help me with my mourning.

Thank you to the devs for having done this game and level up the media as a whole!

Open 3D Engine (O3DE) gets real close to properly working Linux support, free Kythera AI
6 August 2021 at 2:26 pm UTC

It's nice from Kythera to offer a community license, but I think it defies the purpose of a fully open-sourced 3D editor.

As a dev, if I were to choose O3DE, it's because it's open-source and therefore there are no ties to any other company and I can easily maintain my project for the years to come, I simply have to snapshot my game code and data. But if I start to use proprietary modules, then I'll be limiting myself to the module company's terms of service, thus defying the long-term maintenance.

I think, if it's not already the case, that an AI module should be open-sourced and included in O3DE ASAP.

Ubisoft are keeping an eye on the Steam Deck, will release on it if it's big enough
21 July 2021 at 3:28 am UTC Likes: 6

That's the problem with public companies: they aren't pro-active.

They don't get the potential of a platform or a device, they just see the figures. They'll only port on platform that are already selling millions (Nintendo, PlayStation, Microsoft), they don't have the luxury to believe in something and I think this is a shame.

That is the fundamental difference between Valve and Ubisoft. Valve is trying things that might fail, but at least they are trying. They are not merely following the market trends.

Didn't take long: the Linux Editor for the Open 3D Engine sees great progress
20 July 2021 at 3:40 pm UTC Likes: 2

I like Aniszczyk's quote at the end. So true.

Valve has formally announced the Steam Deck, a portable handheld console with SteamOS
16 July 2021 at 12:15 am UTC Likes: 1

I am so happy to see this news! This is exactly what I imagined years ago back when they started Steam OS. I was wondering why they would invest in Linux so much? Steam For Linux, Steam Controller, Steam Link, Proton.. I said that a handheld gaming device makes the most sense. It is good to have a vision and see it being realized

Other than that, the price is a bit high, but I really like the concept and the look of it. I'll wait and see how it comes out though.. I was one of the poor dudes buying the Ouya on Kickstarter. It won't happen again!

Linux Foundation launches the Open 3D Engine based upon Amazon Lumberyard
7 July 2021 at 9:34 pm UTC

Quoting: elmapulunreal is source code avaliable though
As Liam said, it's still proprietary.
And as for Unity, you can browse the C# code here: https://github.com/Unity-Technologies/UnityCsReference

Indeed, you don't have access to the C++, but you can take a deeper look into what's happening (and Unity is using C# more and more over C++)

Collabora give an overview on the status of Zink, the OpenGL over Vulkan driver
15 June 2021 at 1:51 pm UTC

I wonder... Do they have to pass the conformance tests for both OpenGL and Vulkan?

Hints appear of Valve making a handheld Steam "SteamPal" Neptune console
29 May 2021 at 12:30 am UTC

Wouldn't be surprised if this was one of the hundreds of project in development right now. Would not mean that it will be released though..

Talking Point: how about a monthly Steam Game Pass from Valve
23 May 2021 at 10:53 pm UTC Likes: 5

QuoteAlso, as a reminder, you don't actually own what you buy on Steam, as per the Steam Subscriber Agreement you get a license to play it.

@Liam legally, you never own a game, even if you buy a hard copy. The same goes for music and movies. You have a license to listen/watch/play them, but you don't own them as you don't have any rights on the intellectual property.

But I think you wanted to point out that owning a copy of a game is different than buying a game on Steam, as Steam games can have DRM which prevent you from playing offline.