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What have you been playing recently? Come chit-chat with us
15 February 2021 at 9:46 am UTC Likes: 1

I am currently playing a modded campaign in Stellaris; definately one of my favourite games.

Valve and others fined by the European Commission for 'geo-blocking' (updated)
20 January 2021 at 3:59 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: pmstroexSooooo... Did they also promise to stop geo-blocking or are we just talking fines here ? Can't see anything in the linked article about that.

If they do stop its likely only to stop within the EEA so keys bought in any european EEA country will be redeemable in any other EEA country. However thanks to Brexit the UK is no longer in the EEA so we will still be screwed!

Valve puts up Proton 5.13-4 to get Cyberpunk 2077 working on Linux for AMD GPUs
10 December 2020 at 8:35 am UTC

Quoting: Sojiro84But DX12 to Vulkan is still beta,

Its amazing how quickly these projects such as VK3D and DXVK have come along in tyhe last year or two, and especially when there is a desired game that needs the layer they seem o move very quickly to getting things implemented. It seems like playability for new titles is getting quicker and quicker as new features are added.

What have you been gaming on Linux recently? Come have a chat
8 November 2020 at 11:58 am UTC

I have been playing a fair bit of Elite Dangerous and am looking forward to 2021 when its 2nd expansion should bring space legs to Elite.

I also have finally started a play through of Torment: Tides of Numenera, its pretty good so far though Im only upto what I assume is the first hub area / town. Its fairly text heavy like and I have been spoiled by the amount of voice acting in other recent RPG's but Im sure I can get over that.

Stellaris: Necroids Species Pack is out now
2 November 2020 at 10:59 pm UTC Likes: 1

Im torn on getting this, still much to be patched, but also Im very curious as too what the Espionage tab in the diplomacy window is about in the trailer.

Fedora 33 released with lots of improvements to the Linux desktop
27 October 2020 at 4:09 pm UTC

Quoting: Linuxer
QuoteThis release also brings in an animated background

This is the most fascinating one for me! Thanks Red Hat & Fedora team!

Is this fromm Gnome 3.38? or does another package handle the animated background, am curiousabout doing this on my install.

According to a Stadia developer, streamers should be paying publishers and it backfired
23 October 2020 at 10:28 am UTC Likes: 7

Quoting: LinasI am not sure I understand it correctly. Is he implying that the streamers did not pay for the game they are streaming? As in piracy? Or does he want people to pay extra to be able to stream?

The second one, like how raido stations pay licensing to broadcast music, he wants streamers to pay a similar charge to be able to stream games.

Lets ignore the fact that multiple big publishers/developers have blanket statements on their websites allowing for streaming / lets plays of their games. The way he was tweeting was from as if it was a giant grey area that hadnt been addressed, yet as I Tweeted to him companies have already granted streamers the permission to do this without any license.

Thats not to say a publisher in the future could change their position and want some sort of license deal, but I can imagine that would be a PR nightmare.

Microsoft Edge now available on Linux in Preview
21 October 2020 at 1:07 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: KonUno Calculator has added telemetry not present in the Microsoft source code. That's a plenty good reason not to use it.

What telemetry has UNO added? not that I was going to use it, but am curious.

Microsoft Edge now available on Linux in Preview
21 October 2020 at 9:31 am UTC

Interesting, may give it a spin and see how it compares to Firefox which is my daily driver.

Cyberpunk 2077 confirmed for Stadia on November 19
16 October 2020 at 10:14 am UTC Likes: 4

Quoting: TheSHEEEP
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: LinasDo we have any details on how they make these Windows-only DirectX 12 games work on Stadia? I mean, is it actually running on Linux? [Conspiracy theory intensifies]
Stadia is Linux, Debian Linux, just running in the cloud. Games need to run on Linux + Vulkan to work on Stadia. Games are ported to Stadia, just like they are for any other platform.
It frustrates me somewhat that this is true, but somehow doesn't seem to lead to more Linux releases of titles supporting Stadia.

It should be such a small step from Stadia to generic Linux release, shouldn't it?

I expect part of the reason though is not so much the work it would take to make a non stadia linux version, but rather the added support overhead. With Stadia there is only a single target platform and any support issues would be borne by google. Whereas with mainstream linux distros there are innumeral variations of hardware and software and the companies may not want that extra support overhead for a minimal playerbase.

Still its such a shame they wont do this little extra.