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Facepunch are no longer selling the Linux version of the survival game Rust (updated)
29 July 2018 at 2:05 am UTC Likes: 4

I've kinda noticed something about the Linux gaming community. I can't say for certain that it's coming from the same people; any community is bound to have a diversity of opinions. That said, the overall reaction to developers supporting (in varying degrees) or not supporting our platform seems rather inconsistent. On the one hand, you have developers who can't be arsed to support us officially in any way whatsoever, and the reaction to that game just happening to work on Linux is an overall positive one, like Linux gamers are just glad to have a bone thrown their way. And then you have situations like this where the overwhelming reaction is one of "if you're gonna support us at all, then do it *right* or bugger off forever!" Quite frankly, I'm not convinced, given our apparent permanent minority market share status, the community as a whole has the bargaining power to act that way.

Linux in general just gets the short end of the stick for proprietary anything, and in general I feel that using Linux on the desktop is taking your life into your own hands (in both the good and bad sense). It just seems more logical to expect to have to get things working as a community or on your own for any game regardless of whether or not it's "supported" for your OS (and if you use anything other than a recent Ubuntu or Mint, then you're not likely to be officially supported anyway). So I just don't really "get" being upset when a game is put out on Linux but it doesn't get Windows parity all the time.

GOG added another Visual Novel today with Shining Song Starnova, not currently on Steam
26 July 2018 at 5:42 am UTC

I don't mind if Steam (or any other store front for that matter) doesn't want to allow games which have pornographic content (or at least versions with such content) on their platform. I'd just like them to be more consistent about it. This particular developer's other games are no different in regards to sexual themes, and yet those are already on the platform rather than in limbo.

The Linux-powered Ataribox will be available to pre-order on December 14th
11 December 2017 at 4:09 pm UTC

I might be interested for using this for my parents' TV for those propietary streaming services depending on the details, but I don't feel compelled to pre-order much of anything these days.

Incredible looking story-based action platformer 'Iconoclasts' to release next year, for Linux too
6 December 2017 at 8:41 pm UTC

Oh wow, I'm digging the style. There are a lot of side-scrolling platformers for me to get around to playing these days but I am actually pretty excited for this.

Vanguard Princess, a 2D fighting game that features an all-female cast is coming to Linux
7 July 2016 at 3:28 pm UTC

This game has been showing up in my Linux library despite missing an executable for quite some time now. I was wondering when they would get around to actually getting us a release.

ZED by Eagre Games reaches the funding goal, developer thanks GOL and the Linux community
30 June 2016 at 4:17 am UTC

Nice to see it might reach some of its cooler stretch goals; the campaign had seemed to slow down there for a while.

Dolphin, the Gamecube and Wii emulator is working on a Vulkan backend
28 June 2016 at 12:19 am UTC Likes: 3

If I lived in a place where creating my own roms (from games I legally purchased) was an illegal activity, I likely wouldn't follow that law, as it would be an unjust one.

I am however, completely against piracy, and wouldn't ever just download and use roms from elsewhere. I think that's completely different. Emulation doesn't have to be about "sticking it to the man" by refusing to pay the developer or a reseller money. Man, I need to invest in a retrode.

Anyways, I'm excited about any Dolphin developments, but what I'm really excited for is Cemu, the Wii U emulator, to eventually come to Linux.

And so it begins, the Steam Summer Sale is here
23 June 2016 at 7:43 pm UTC Likes: 13

It really, really, irritates me that basically every game Steam suggests to me in my queue is a Windows game.

In Case of Emergency, Release Raptor is releasing on 5th of July
21 June 2016 at 11:08 pm UTC Likes: 1

This looks stupid and awesome at the same time, but then again I actually like Goat Simulator.

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