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Looks like Valve are developing another new game, something to do with "Citadel"
19 July 2019 at 9:06 am UTC Likes: 3

Citadel? I'm 100% sure it's mass effect 5! ;)

The Chaos Space Marines have arrived in Warhammer 40,000: Gladius
19 July 2019 at 6:59 am UTC

I'm very surprise by the comments, I've been playing the game for a while on Arch with the GOG versions. I never had any issue.

Seems that the Linux version of Supraland will not be heading to GOG (updated)
10 July 2019 at 1:05 pm UTC Likes: 7

appetrosyanSurprisingly this post makes me Ok with it. Not because he's right, but because I don't want to give him any money for being so stupid.

Could we avoid to insult devs and especially devs that port their games on Linux. Furthermore, if the game is really DRM-Free on Steam, what you describe is possible (it's just a copy!)

Seems that the Linux version of Supraland will not be heading to GOG (updated)
10 July 2019 at 6:27 am UTC Likes: 5

DRM-Free on Steam does exist! When a game is DRM-Free on Steam, you don't need to login to play. You can even use steamcmd to install games without the client. Indeed it's a bit more complex that downloading a file from a website but actually it's more convenient because stemcmd deal with lots of stuff. When the download is complete, you can backup the game directly the way you want, move it where you want and play without Steam. I've tested it myself several times! Steam is not a DRM but Steam offer a DRM solution for the devs who want it. It's up to the devs to make their game DRM-Free or not on Steam.

Honestly, where's the problem about Supraland not being on GOG? The game is available DRM-Free on a store with first-class Linux support. That's already a very good situation.

Besides, if we look at the comments on GoL about GOG: few years ago there was a vast majority of comments showing there love for GOG. But recently, most comments I see about GOG are negative: no galaxy, no game updates, no multiplayer on Linux, no update patch, etc. There are still GOG enthouasts of course, but it's safe to imagine that many Linux users who used to support GOG actively gave up. It is well known that Linux market share is around 0.9% on Steam but do we know how much it is on GOG?

GOG are having a big sale for French developers, plus recent releases of Eternam and Leo the Lion
9 July 2019 at 10:16 pm UTC

For those interested in Arx Fatalis, be aware that the GOG version is only available in English while the Steam one is in 6 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish.

The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep to launch on Linux "late summer", no Bard’s Tale Trilogy due to Steam Play
9 June 2019 at 9:12 am UTC Likes: 1

As much as i understand their statement, they didn't say it won't have Linux support for "The Bard's Tale: Trilogy", but only support will be via Steam Play which is fine if they commit to guarantee Platinum. As long as they do QA on Linux and fix Linux issues, it doen't matter if they prefer to release a native build or a Steam Play one.

The super-retro action-platformer 'Dogurai' is now out on Steam + a few keys to give away
28 May 2019 at 12:48 pm UTC

Seems like MegaMan isn't it? I would also very much like a key ?

Total War: THREE KINGDOMS is out and it comes with same-day Linux support
24 May 2019 at 7:01 am UTC Likes: 3

Even if officially Feral only supports Ubuntu, when I had issues on Arch they always did their best to help. They even managed to find the reason of some crashes was my keyboard! That was very impressive. Remember to take it from the Feral store.

GOG are revamping GOG Galaxy, to help you manage multiple launchers and still no Linux support
22 May 2019 at 8:05 pm UTC Likes: 8

This is really a shame because Galaxy is required for some games, usually the multi-player ones. At this point i find it safe to say they just don't care about us because we are not a big enough part of the market share. What really disappoints me is they were not honest. Why saying "comming soon" and then "in progress" for 5 years??? I think the game upload process is even different for Windows/Mac than Linux.

I understand gamers who say they don't need a client but installing and keeping up to date a game with 5 to 10 DLC and frequent updates is a nightmare! It is even worse considering most Linux games don't release patches but require a full download for every update. For example, "The Long Dark" is updated frequently, which is very nice! But every time it is a 5GB download ... On Steam i have more than 200 games installed and updating is a piece of cake. On GOG i have only 30 installed but it is a nightmare to update. And there is no cloud saves!!!

GOG as a DRM-Free store is nice, that's the reason i still buy games there but i'm sick of their "We care about each customer" because is so obviously false! If only they could be honest and say they're just interested in money instead of claiming they are the "customer centric" store, as least it would be showing us some respect.

The truth is simple: the only ways for a store to compete with Steam is either to have a massive financial and commercial power like the Evil Store or to be on a niche. Itch's purpose is "everyone can publish on Itch" which is wonderful for game jams and experimental game development. And GOG's one is DRM-Free. Actually i think GOG is stuck: if they would stop being DRM-Free they would be vaporized by Steam and the Evil Store but at the same time being DRM-Free is keeping them out of the mainstream market.

I do think people behind Itch have values and believe in what they do. Actually i think it is also the case for Valve. Of course it's a big company with all that comes with it. But Valve does a really good job in offering value to gamers and they do an even better job at improving gaming on Linux. But GOG, the more i look at them the more i see a store pretending having values they don't have.

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius is about to get a little hectic, as the Chaos Space Marines are on their way
17 May 2019 at 5:17 pm UTC Likes: 3

I haven't played the Tyranids yet but otherwise the game is excellent and runs flawlessly on Linux.

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