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Microsoft Teams is now available on Linux
11 December 2019 at 12:31 pm UTC Likes: 1

tmtvlWow, Microsoft is being so good to Linux. Almost like they're... hugging us. A tender and loving embrace, I'm sure.

It sounds like the abusive relationship cycle---abuse, reconciliation, honeymoon period, rinse and repeat ...

Creator of WebRTC now working on Google Stadia, Darksiders Genesis out plus more Stadia news
6 December 2019 at 12:25 pm UTC Likes: 5

I'm a bit confused about the nature of Stadia. Is there more to it for Linux gamers than just using Linux at Google's end? If there isn't, it's fine with me---please don't think I'm trying to knock coverage of it here. I'm just feeling an excitement around Stadia here that I'm not feeling myself, so I figure I must have missed something along the way.

Epic Games have awarded the FOSS game manager Lutris with an Epic MegaGrant
2 December 2019 at 2:44 pm UTC

SwiftpawSupporting Lutris/WINE means they have no plans for supporting or releasing for Linux.

That's what I'm thinking too. Moreover, I imagine that Epic is grooming Lutris to become an Epic games on Linux by proxy. I imagine $25k will go a long way to improving Lutris for a lot less than it would cost Epic to offer equal support for Linux in-house.

Epic Games have awarded the FOSS game manager Lutris with an Epic MegaGrant
30 November 2019 at 1:22 pm UTC Likes: 4

Although suspicious, Epic's support of Lutris is a thousand times more welcome than anything that they could have spent that money on in-house. Nothing they do can undo the way they gave gamers the finger by kidnapping titles from wider release and holding them hostage as "exclusives." Nothing short of immediately releasing their prisoners---and maybe super-gluing all of master Sweeny's orifices shut---will see them out from under the banner "Heinous Beasties."

Techland have updated Dying Light again, Drop Attack should be fixed on Linux
30 November 2019 at 1:02 pm UTC

The big news to me is the news about DL2 possibly coming to Linux because I hadn't encountered that particular bug before. (It wouldn't have now, either, since I replaced the Linux version with the SteamPlay version because the OpenGL version ran at 20-30 fps and the SP version runs 3-4 times that. It's embarrassing.)

The big Steam Autumn Sale is now live, time to nominate for the Steam Awards
27 November 2019 at 1:36 pm UTC Likes: 1

buckysrevengeI think I might have to pick up a third steam controller, that's an incredible price

Same here. Although the two I have are working as good as the day I got them, and I got one of those the month before the official release because I pre-ordered it. At $5 how can I not? I can't ever see playing any other way ever again.

Psyonix give some details on the item shop coming to Rocket League
21 November 2019 at 12:10 pm UTC Likes: 1

It looks like everything shown is cosmetic only, is that the case? Also, will this proposed system allow for earning "credits" thru play as well as purchase? Or is this a richer-kids-have-cooler-cars setup?

Turn-based tactical steampunk combat arrives with Steam Marines 2 now in Early Access
20 November 2019 at 12:49 pm UTC

I really like the look of this. I mean artistically. Look at those character portraits. What I find interesting is that it looks like Worthless Bums is planning a trilogy where each iteration is done in a different style, and every one in Linux!!

Stadia looks to be very limited at launch and not just the amount of games
18 November 2019 at 1:26 pm UTC

My guess is that this service is primarily aimed at the mobile market and getting things in place on the ground floor for the much ballyhooed 5g network---a sort of Steam for the mobile market.

Personally, the whole thing leaves me deeply unimpressed. Essentially Stadia players are paying for the privilege of being data generating machines for Google. I'm simply not prepared to pay a monthly fee just to pay yet more money buying/leasing games solely to generate data for Google to sell to advertisers.

If Google wants my data, I will gladly share it with them for a small fee. In the case of Stadia, they can give me the games and controller in exchange for the data I then generate playing those games. Otherwise, like Gmail, Google docs, and the rest of it, Google can just piss off.

Woolen adventure game Woven is out today, some thoughts on my travels
15 November 2019 at 2:18 pm UTC Likes: 3

It sounds like the majority of game time is spent with the worst game mechanic. If simple movement is tedious in a game where most of my time is spent moving from place to place, then I'm going to find the game tedious, and I won't care how cute or charming the graphics are, how novel the environment is, or how clever the puzzles may be, I'm going to resent every second spent enduring what amounts to a trudge simulator.

Thanks for the excellent write up, Liam. It's clear that this is one game I should just avoid.

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