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Valve have announced the Steam Link app and the Steam Video app (updated)
10 May 2018 at 3:25 pm UTC

This would be perfect for my Nvidia Shield TV. I hope the app supports Android TV (without sideloading).

The Steam Hardware Survey had some flaw causing cyber cafes to be over-counting users
4 May 2018 at 2:12 am UTC Likes: 2

What I hear was happening was that most of the cyber cafes had Nvidia and Windows machines. So when a different user would log in to a "new" machine on their Steam account, the Steam survey would pop up.

So, I don't think it was Deep Freeze or formatting, it was dozens of users logging into the same machine with different Steam accounts on a daily basis.

Feral Interactive are teasing another Linux port, so that's two titles not yet announced
29 January 2018 at 5:32 pm UTC Likes: 2

qptain NemoOk, so apparently "it's just a shot away" is a line from Rolling Stones's song Gimme Shelter. The lyrics contain the line "Oh, a storm is threat'ning"

Mmmm... Let's see what I can come up with that... The last quest for Act 1 in The Witcher 3 is "Calm before the Storm". It's just a shot away from when things starts to "get interresting". LoL!

Dreamer! Nothing but a dreamer!


Just found that:,_1224

If it's Witcher 3, then I'd buy it again!

Drawful 2 is another party game from Jackbox Games that has a Linux beta
27 December 2017 at 4:29 pm UTC

This is great! I stream this via Steam Link to the living room as a party game.

ScummVM 2.0 released adding support for more classic games
18 December 2017 at 2:21 pm UTC

This is great! I might finally make it all the way through King's Quest 7 now!

ARK: Survival Evolved is currently broken on Linux, water apparently fixed and ARK: Aberration released
13 December 2017 at 3:31 pm UTC Likes: 1

PsychojauHi everyone. May I share another point of view with you ?

I'm working on an UE4 project. Since I've updated to 4.18.1 (I will try with last patch 18.2 but don't have big hopes), I can't even load the Editor with Vulkan (crash) or calculate the Lightmass (swarm agent crashed). okay, that's not perfect either on Windows where you can have nice BSODs when making the lightmass....
The real problem is the bad Linux support from Epic.
Do you know that we can't even use the launcher to download / compile some plugins for the editor under Gnu/Linux ? Oh, and if, as an example, you want to buy some trees or dungeon walls to an artist on the marketplace : too bad ! You can browser with your regular browser but not download ! You need the launcher !
I don't care about compiling (even if it's time consuming) but f**k ! They say they support Linux but it's not entirely true !

I understand your frustration but maybe Ark devs are not the culprit here... (or maybe they are, I don't know of course)

Thanks GamingOnLinux ;-)

If they had been known for consistently improving their performance, squashing bugs, and listening to community feedback while in early access, then you could have a point.

Instead, they released a non-free DLC pack while still in early access, doubled the price when they left early access, and don't even have a platform that runs even remotely well.

Among the Sleep - Enhanced Edition, a free update to a great horror game
18 November 2017 at 9:48 pm UTC

Whew, the "stress of moving" really hit home! This title is in my back catalog. I need to check it out!

SteamOS is still alive with a new Beta, although it's a rather uninteresting one
10 November 2017 at 8:10 pm UTC

johndoe86xLinux needs three things to succeed as a competitive gaming platform.

It needs -something- over Windows

The main point I was trying to make is that the switch from Windows to Linux can't be a side-grade. It has to be a significant upgrade. I don't think Linux needs a killer "feature" to differentiate it (although installing a console-like OS on any hardware is actually a really cool feature), I just think that it needs to do everything that Windows does... except better.

SteamOS is still alive with a new Beta, although it's a rather uninteresting one
10 November 2017 at 3:55 pm UTC Likes: 2

Linux needs three things to succeed as a competitive gaming platform.

  • Until Linux has better performance than Windows across the board, Linux won't be mainstream for PC gaming.
Thankfully, Valve has employed full time mesa developers that are making great progress. If you ask me that's currently money better spent than SteamOS.

  • Until Linux has the same simplicity of installation/use as Windows, Linux won't be mainstream for PC gaming.
This will make a lot of people here mad, but the experience just isn't on par yet. Steam has made great strides, but there are still things that the end user has to do for an optimal experience. Setting the CPU governor is a great example. Choosing between a myriad of open and closed source drivers is another. Thankfully, the Solus devs are arguably doing just as much as Valve (if not more than) with their snaps to aid in simplicity.

  • Until Linux has the AAA industry on board, Linux won't be mainstream for PC gaming.
Say what you want about AAA games and their greedy micro-transactions and their godforsaken PC ports. Say you already have more games in your library than you can play if you want. Say you would never support EA, Ubisoft, and Activision's shady business practices. That's fine, but until we have Bethesda, Blizzard, Activision, EA, and Ubisoft then Linux won't be mainstream.

Thankfully, the third will come in time with the great progress being made on the first two points. I know that's not what most of you in here want to hear, but that's the realistic truth.

Intel hires former-AMD Radeon Chief, Raja Koduri, Intel planning high-end discrete graphics solutions
9 November 2017 at 1:47 pm UTC Likes: 3

It all comes down to the almighty dollar. The GPU AI/Deep Learning driven market is lucrative at worst, and Intel wants a piece of that pie. Whether or not they open source their drivers and if this will impact gaming at all remains to be seen. For what it's worth, I'd love another competitor in the gaming market, but I doubt that this will be the case.

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