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Manjaro 24.0 released with KDE Plasma 6, GNOME 46, Linux kernel 6.9
14 May 2024 at 1:32 pm UTC Likes: 4

It's a big update. The biggest in years. It went pretty well considering the switch to wayland.

Men of War II will be online-only at launch but an offline mode is in development
10 May 2024 at 4:50 pm UTC Likes: 1

Sounds like the recent Hitman games all over again.

Get ready to have single player content and features locked behind online only achievements and micro transactions.

Yeah. It'll work offline but it'll all be a demo for the "online experience" of having to pay to get that unit or that shitty camo.

Sony gives up on forcing PlayStation Network for Helldivers 2
6 May 2024 at 10:38 am UTC Likes: 3

It's a good game but ultimately an online only service which you, as a player/customer, cannot control without dedicated server binaries that are not available.

Things like this will continue to happen. And, yes, the game servers will be eventually shut down and all your micro transactions content will be gone.

Men of War II releases May 15th with Linux support
3 May 2024 at 10:32 pm UTC Likes: 2

QuoteEven with single-player though, the developer confirmed an active internet connection is required.

Of course...

No, thanks.

Founder of Baldur's Gate 3 developer blasts publisher greed
22 March 2024 at 11:56 am UTC Likes: 16

QuoteLarian also confirmed that no DLC expansion is coming for Baldur's Gate 3, it's a complete game and they will be moving onto their next game although Baldur's Gate 3 will still get patches to fix issues.

Wow! I didn't know that.

I've been holding out on buying BG3 because I want to play the whole thing once the goty drops with all the patches & content. It will likely receive a bit more content & patches as time goes on but Larian deserves our support for avoiding all the BS tactics that the other AAA games employ.

After the whole Dragon's Dogma 2 fast travel dlc drama this article could not have come at a better time.

GOG team up with Amazon Luna for cloud gaming
21 March 2024 at 6:51 am UTC

Quoting: CaldathrasGOG posted their financials for 2022 back in May 2023. They made a $1.2M USD net profit in 2022.

I guess NSFW games saved GOG. :D

Wank harder, lads. It's for a good cause.

GOG team up with Amazon Luna for cloud gaming
20 March 2024 at 7:03 am UTC

Quoting: VardamirHow about having options? If you want to install your game locally, you can. If you want to stream and not worry about updates and such, you can also do that.

There's no such thing.

Partnerships like this are made purely for marketing purposes. No corporation will ever offer its customers extra services at no cost unless there's a catch.

In this case it's the already existing amazon game streaming market. You can already buy games there. This "partnership" is meant to get people signed up for that and have them buy games there that aren't in the gog catalag nor under the gog terms & conditions.

This is bait. The swich will come later. It always does.

Amazon probably paid gog to do this since they are struggling financially. The whole thing will likely end after a year or so when it will fail to yeild new customers for amazon.

GOG team up with Amazon Luna for cloud gaming
19 March 2024 at 4:55 pm UTC Likes: 4

Streaming games will never catch on because the whole point of the hand-held gaming success story is to be able to play anywhere not "anywhere there is a good internet connection".

As for the die-hard performance geeks this is a waste of time since near 0 input latency and over 60 fps is the norm and streaming just doesn't cut it and never will.

Instead of optimizing games streaming them adds more middlemen that impact performance, availability and cost.

This will suffer the same fate as Stadia and tarnish GOG's already crumbling reputation.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 40: The Cyborg Project
12 March 2024 at 10:47 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoteas the cheat codes "LINUSISGOD" and "LINUXRULES" clearly show that the Swedish developers were indeed friends of the penguin. In fact, typing in "MICROSOFT" will kill the player instantly.

That felt nice to read. :)

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition gets performance improvements, HDR-bloom, bug fixes
16 February 2024 at 12:27 pm UTC Likes: 5

QuoteImprovements to the gameplay UI, such as toggling object highlight by double-pressing TAB.

This!