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Linux game porter Ryan 'Icculus' Gordon is looking for new games to bring to Linux
11 June 2018 at 4:02 am UTC Likes: 15

Being my brutally honest self...thanks, but we don't need yet another garage game on Linux. We got a few thousand of these. What's Turok anyway? What we need at this point are AAA titles. Stuff that makes people go "Wow, you Penguin people can play THAT???" Icculus is a human porting machine who can get anything ported you throw at him. His talents are completely wasted porting B list games. Again, what's Turok? Somebody go convince Bethesda or a company like it to let him have a go at their back catalog. Please?

Paradox Interactive now owns 100% of developer Harebrained Schemes
7 June 2018 at 5:30 am UTC Likes: 2

Next step: Go buy Facebook and Microsoft!

Valve are easing up on what content is allowed on Steam
7 June 2018 at 5:26 am UTC Likes: 4

They have a near monopoly on games distribution. I am not sure I feel comfortable with a single company inflicting their personal view on what's morally acceptable on the entire world. "If it's not illegal, it's ok" is a really good way to handle it. I like it.

Microsoft acquires GitHub for some loose change
5 June 2018 at 4:44 am UTC Likes: 7

I don't even care about MS in particular being involved here. But if people think mergers of this scale are a good thing, they need to start reading economics textbooks. It's not. If we want functional markets, we can't allow corporations to become that large. But I guess we still believe in this "regulation is bad!" rubbish. Until they day when the corporations start to regulate us.

Not that they don't already.

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition major update out & Darkness Over Daggerford expansion is out
3 June 2018 at 3:40 pm UTC

I am still getting the UI scale bug on higher resolutions. Meh.

Harebrained Schemes confirm again Linux support for BATTLETECH is a high priority
4 May 2018 at 2:50 pm UTC Likes: 2

Good to hear that they are still committed to it. I backed this game. It's currently sitting in my GOG library, while some of my friends are teasing me how good it is. Meh! But I had never any doubt that Harebrained would follow up on their promise. They ported their previous games and are proved to be Linux friendly, so I have trust in them!

Albion Online midseason patch released, allowing you to re-spec some skills
3 May 2018 at 9:01 pm UTC

Personally I am not convinced that having player advisory councils are necessarily a good thing, for exactly the reason given in the OP. For some reason, devs tend to pick "community celebrities" for these positions, which regularly happen to be the leaders of the largest and most famous guilds in that game. These people have VERY different viewpoints, expectations and wishes compared to somebody who plays the game casually, or even unguilded players.

Theme park building game 'Parkitect' beta 6 is out, continues to be amazing
1 May 2018 at 2:20 pm UTC Likes: 1

Love the game, just the interface needs work. To pan the camera, you have to hold down a key while moving the mouse. That's so 1985. I haven't found a way to reassign keybinds and mouse controls, so that's something the game still really needs.

Wine 3.7 is now available with improved viewport support in Direct 3D.
28 April 2018 at 3:19 pm UTC

Origin works fine for me, but I am using Staging.

The new GOG profile system is out, looks quite slick
23 April 2018 at 2:41 pm UTC Likes: 4

I have zero need for profiles. I have no idea why people would even be interested in what games I am playing for how long. But I guess we're living in a time when people post Facebook status updates like "9am: Went to the grocery and bought yogurt", and believe the rest of the world finds that somehow interesting, so it doesn't even surprise me.

On the other hand, I -could- appreciate Galaxy on Linux. While I agree with others that it's not strictly needed, I can at least see the value in an app that lets me organize and download my purchases in a convenient fashion.

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