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NonSteamLaunchers adds support for the Minecraft Launcher and lots of bug fixes
6 June 2023 at 12:29 pm UTC

Quoting: JosiahI still can not get it to work properly for me. I post on the GitHub page. will not install it just hangs. Looks like a great tool, just needs a bit more work.
Had the same issue. I removed from the list and it stalled on GOG Galaxy. Gave up after about five attempts.

Fedora 38 is out now with GNOME 44, official Budgie desktop spin and more
19 April 2023 at 3:16 am UTC

Quoting: HohlraumI love what Fedora does but once I started using other package systems 25+ years ago it's really hard to give up the massive package repositories provided by deb and arch based distributions. Finally, they've tried for years to improve the speed of their package managers but they are terrible every time I give them a try.
Same. My first Linux experience was Red Hat then Fedora once the first version of that released. Didn't realize how slow rpm packages were until I switched to Debian and Arch based distros. Maybe I'll give it another go now that Flatpaks are so common and don't have to rely on rpms so much.

Slay the Spire is getting an official Board Game
4 November 2022 at 7:19 pm UTC Likes: 1

Playing Slay the Spire I kept thinking how awesome it would be to play this in the physical world. Now after watching this explainer video I think I'd regularly forget to keep track of most of these mechanics.

Trombone Champ is my new favourite rhythm game
26 September 2022 at 12:36 pm UTC Likes: 4

It's like Liam hates Canada. What did Canada do to you???

The Starlight Children's Foundation Bundle has a really odd selection
10 September 2022 at 4:36 pm UTC Likes: 3

Took me a few minutes to realize I needed to add Pinball FX3 (which is free) to my library prior to adding the keys for any of the pinball bundles. Sheesh.

Also, Pinball FX3 is rated silver on ProtonDB but that seems to be heavily weighted by entries that are two years old. All recent reviews and from my few minutes of play make it seem like it should be platinum.

No need to wait on Valve, the Steam Deck Docking Station from JSAUX is great
1 August 2022 at 10:44 pm UTC

I've got a Dell docking station for my home work setup and it works really well, but doesn't look as good as that or keep the Deck upright. Also cost my employer almost $200USD.

Minecraft - The Wild Update is out now, Java & Bedrock now one purchase
7 June 2022 at 4:08 pm UTC Likes: 1

I work in IT and attended a Microsoft event where they were giving steep discounts for a lot of software and I picked up Minecraft for $3USD (a good deal for sure)...then I realized it was the Windows Store version. I've launched it once back when I was occasionally dual-booting and that was it.

Now if only the Windows Store purchase included the Java version

Ah, I am an idiot. I thought Bedrock and Win Store versions were different.

A round-up of our Steam Deck content — the videos keep coming
2 March 2022 at 4:53 pm UTC

I'd be interested to see how it performs docked. I have a couple Dell USB-C docks and really hope that's a viable way to play.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive updated, more tweaking for Steam Deck + Vulkan
19 January 2022 at 6:40 pm UTC

Tried it on two different distros using mesa on my 5700xt and got instant crashes. I'll have to do some more investigating, but if anyone has a suggestion I'd appreciate it.

Humble Bundle decides you need another launcher for parts of Humble Choice
12 January 2022 at 11:11 pm UTC

Quoting: TuxeeJust got this mail

QuoteWe want to give you a heads up that starting February 1, Mac and Linux versions of the DRM-free games currently in the Humble Trove will no longer be available.

As a Humble Choice member, you can still download them to keep for your personal collection until January 31. Windows PC versions of many of these games will still be available to download in the upcoming Humble app, alongside the brand-new Humble Games Collection.
Yeah, just got that as well. I was supposed to have three months of Humble Choice for $6, but the cost had shot up to $19.99 so I promptly cancelled and I think that's it for me. Humble Bundle was so great 10 years back. Sooo disappointing to see its slow descent into mediocrity.