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Your weekly look at some interesting Linux games and bundles on sale
7 August 2018 at 3:58 pm UTC Likes: 1

Also, Hard West is at a crazy 2€ on Steam. It runs ok on my Linux system, though the FPS is not that high.
I also picked Tropico 5 Complete up for 7,77€ at gamesplanet.fr.

Thoughts on the Corsair STRAFE RGB Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Silent Switches
23 July 2018 at 7:08 pm UTC Likes: 1

I bought a cherry keyboard with blue switches a few years back, and it's a keyboard I'll never stop using. Sure, it might be loud, but it's incredibly good for typing. Also, no annoying RGB lights, just plain boring black design ;-)

Play It Now - Transistor
11 July 2018 at 9:23 am UTC

Tchey
tuubiThe game is aesthetically very pleasing, but I just couldn't push myself to finish it. I guess I simply wasn't having fun. Couldn't say why exactly. On paper the game should be right up my alley.

Same here, i couldn't find the fun, even if the game fits perfectly my check-list-for-games-i-should-love

Same same here, I've given the game several tries but just get bored and never finish it.
Sure, the graphics and music is nice, but the game itself just isn't very interesting in my opinion.

We've teamed up with GOG for another fantastic giveaway: Surviving Mars & Iconoclasts
14 June 2018 at 4:14 pm UTC Likes: 1

Surviving Mars.

'Linus Torvalds'I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and
professional...

Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass has new screenshots and a much bigger world
12 June 2018 at 4:44 pm UTC Likes: 1

I have a lot of respect for Croteam since The Talos Principle, and although FPSs are not really my favourite game genre I'll likely pick up SS4 when it's out. If nothing else, then to help finance The Talos Principle 2!

Paradox Interactive now owns 100% of developer Harebrained Schemes
7 June 2018 at 9:31 am UTC

Big publishers buying small studios is never a good thing for the customer. Do we really want a few large publishers only and not small independent studios with creative freedom?

You can get Hearts of Iron IV cheap in new Humble Monthly bundle
1 June 2018 at 6:34 pm UTC

This is the first time I've tried the monthly bundle, Hearts of Iron IV made me make the jump. Does anyone know if I'll still get the late unlocks if I go ahead and cancel my subscription immediately? Their FAQ seems to say yes:
QuoteQ: If I cancel, will I still keep the games I have received?

Yes! You will keep all of the games you have paid for. If you cancel before a monthly releases you will still receive the rest of the games once the monthly has launched.
Can anyone confirm that I'll still get the late unlocks? If yes, I'll just go and download all the games from the Trove and then cancel.

Paradox haven't decided if their new game Imperator: Rome will be on Linux (update: it will!)
22 May 2018 at 2:09 pm UTC Likes: 1

rustybroomhandleThe thing with Age of Wonders: Planetfall is that it is also announced for XBox One, so in all likelihood, the Microsoft thing will happen where the dev/publisher is not even allowed to mention any non Microsoft platforms for a set period of time.
And here I thought I was able to get away from Microsoft by not using their products. But no, they have a knack for showing their ugly head when you least expect it.

Paradox haven't decided if their new game Imperator: Rome will be on Linux (update: it will!)
22 May 2018 at 12:16 pm UTC Likes: 1

cxpher@gmail.comAge of Wonders: Planetfall

This i would buy without a second thought.

Imperator i'm considering.
It's not confirmed if there'll be a Linux port though :-(
Please consider showing your support on this thread.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is now available, a few thoughts
9 May 2018 at 6:30 am UTC

SeegrasWhy do the ships in fantasy games always look like crap? They should look like this:
http://www.martins-live.de/ralfsmodellwelt.de/bausaetze/marine/kogge/kogge_28.jpg for instance. Or this:
http://www.esys.org/Piraterie/Schiffe_der_Piraten-Kogge-hq.jpg
Or this:
http://www.gk-modellbau-shop.de/WebRoot/Store2/Shops/61220080/477F/EB87/EB4B/1377/BEEF/C0A8/28BA/AE22/99-002.jpg
Or, if you want to be modern, this:
https://www.steingraeber-modelle.de/upload/images/kr800925.jpg

Did you see what all of them except the early cogs have? Yes, a tumblehome. Don't design them without. And what they don't have? An extremely high poop, without also having an extremely high forecastle. Also, they are not straight in the middle like a modern freighter, but curved outward.

But lack of tumblehome, an unbalanced high poop and a straight middle seem to be the hallmark of fantasy-ships, and it always looks like crap.

D&D, no tumblehome and a straight middle:
http://s3images.coroflot.com/user_files/individual_files/original_328353_niT0lP2bfEIAKXM7i7eod6YDW.jpg
No tumblehome, straight middle, no forecastle.
http://www.fantasycartography.com/maps/projects/12/buc_BlackContessa.jpg
And of course, they have rooms & cabins. Which, apart from some storage-closets in the forecastle and some cabins in the back, ships didn't have.

Early medieval ships and late medieval cargo ships are usually all storage and no real accommodations (hang your hammock wherever), while late-medieval warships tend to be all guns (yes, guns are earlier than plate armour), and for guns you need lots of free space, so the decks are again, completely open.
I'm happy to see I'm not the only one irritated by this! I build model sailing ships as a hobby, and sometimes I facepalm due to the stupid fantasy ship designs. The worst is, everyone wants the ship's wheel to be on the poop deck in the worst possible location where a shot of grape can completely wipe it and the helmsman out!
Anyway, back to topic: I've been waiting for this game to release, but since they just recently announced 4 DLCs I think I'll wait to pick it up until I can get the complete version with all DLCs. I really see no idea to get it now, only to have to replay it when the DLCs are released.

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