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Capcom shows off official video of Devil May Cry 5 on the Steam Deck
28 November 2021 at 9:00 pm UTC Likes: 3

Deck might or might not boost Linux adoption on the desktop. It's anyone's guess. But what Deck already DID was giving Valve a reason to throw substantial funds at a piece of software allowing us to run (almost) every Windows game on Linux.
At this point I am not even fussed about how many native ports we're getting. I don't care, as long as the games I want to play on Linux do run on Linux. And with exactly one notable exception, they do. Even if our market share never grows beyond 2%, we've already won. MS no longer has a stranglehold on gaming, because we're no longer forced to rely on devs to take pity on us and actually release a port of their games. We can run most of them without even asking them. And THAT's what Deck gave us.

Two years on, Stadia seems to have no direction left
22 November 2021 at 7:44 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: MohandevirIf you ever come by high-end hardware at a fair price, please let us know.

Casual != High-end

As I said, high-end gaming cannot be substituted by streaming anyway. These people buy dual RTX 3080s to squeeze the last bit of framerate out of their games - they certainly don't want to add unnecessary latency by streaming their game from a server two states away.

Two years on, Stadia seems to have no direction left
22 November 2021 at 6:45 pm UTC Likes: 4

Quoting: STiATI'd happily pay valve 12 bucks a month if I could use it to play my whole library without the hassle of nvidia.

That is honestly the only way I can see cloud gaming to become a desirable thing - as an premium add-on service to stream the games you already own anyway. That way, you can play games on your PC when at home, and on your tablet/phone when travelling. Best of both worlds.
But other than that, I have no desire to rent my games, or have to rely on a service that might or might not close shop tomorrow morning. Or clog my bandwidth with multiple GB per hour just to stream a game that my PC can easily run locally.

Quoting: STiATAnd ye, not an option for competitive players, but for casuals like me good enough. If I had something like that I would not have bought a new gaming PC. That's a lot of month until it pays off buying my own gaming rig.

Honestly, the save-on-hardware argument doesn't hold much merit, particularly not for more casual players that don't need (multiple) high-end GPUs. Unless you really use your PC for gaming ONLY and can argue not to need a PC at all anymore when streaming games, the difference in price between a pure office PC and a casual gaming PC is actually pretty marginal.
This is actually why I still fail to understand the economics of game-streaming. Casual players don't save enough on the hardware to make the streaming subscription the cheaper choice in the long run, and hardcore players typically don't want any extra lag when playing games, so they will have to buy high-end hardware anyway.

Two years on, Stadia seems to have no direction left
22 November 2021 at 6:14 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: Purple Library GuyBut, is it just me or did their hit rate on those side gigs used to be higher back in the day? When was the last time they came out with a Google Maps?

Google's body count is pretty high, and always has been. Stadia is just one of their more prominent failures.

https://killedbygoogle.com/

OPGames donates $300k to open source including Godot Engine and Blender
11 November 2021 at 11:37 pm UTC Likes: 5

NFTs are probably one of the five dumbest things ever invented by humanity, but hey, it's free money. It will make these projects better and that's a good thing.

9 years ago Valve put out a Beta of Steam for Linux
6 November 2021 at 4:56 pm UTC Likes: 2

I remember me reluctantly going back to dual-booting Windows for gaming after Loki folded and after I moved on from the only two other games I was playing that were running on Linux (Neverwinter Nights and - on WINE - Guild Wars 1).

I thought gaming on Linux was dead forever.

A decade later, I can play almost 100% of all games I'd ever want to play on Linux and my Win 10 partition is collecting virtual dust.

How times have changed! \o/

The TUXEDO Nano Pro is a powerhouse in a tiny box
4 November 2021 at 6:32 pm UTC

Tuxedo has interesting products, but since they're EU-based, the shipping costs are prohibitive for me. I am using an Intel NUC for my living room PC needs. They offer it without OS (no MS-tax!), and it runs just fine with Linux.

A look at the top 100 Steam games and how many will work on Linux and the Steam Deck
5 October 2021 at 5:10 pm UTC Likes: 12

Not sure how they want ALL (as in 100%) of games working in Linux, when some use custom anti-cheat systems other than the two they're working with their devs to get fixed. Also, the assumption that 100% of games using EAC or BattlEye will consent to Proton is -very- generous.

I consider the 100% figure very unattainable, unless they find a way to make anti-cheat stuff work with Linux without their devs having to patch it, or game devs having to opt in.

But hey, 75% isn't bad, right? We can run MOST games on Linux these days, and looking back to the pre Steam on Linux days, who would have thought THAT ever to happen?

Epic Games announce full Easy Anti-Cheat support for Linux including Wine & Proton
24 September 2021 at 5:58 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: einherjar
Quoting: KimyrielleNot sure why they thought it would be a good idea to make developers perform a "few clicks" to enable other platform support. Developers quite frankly shouldn't have a say about what platforms people run their software on. Just enable it for all EAC games, with no way to turn it off. :S

Hm, freedom of choice - but not for game devs?
No one should be forced to support Linux IMHO.

Your point makes no sense whatsoever. EAC automatically working in WINE without having to be activated wouldn't constitute official support of Linux any more than a game not having anti-cheat in the first place running in WINE without the devs being able or required to consent with it.
On the contrary, if an active step is required to allow a game to run in WINE, people WILL view that as "official support", even if the devs otherwise don't want to officially support WINE.