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The war of the PC stores is getting ugly, as Metro Exodus becomes a timed Epic Store exclusive
29 January 2019 at 6:51 pm UTC Likes: 1

EPIC Games Store = Console-Selling Simulator 2019

The question is, will the 10-20 million enthusiast-level, add-in-board (AIB), core PC gamers go for this?

There is quite a large difference in supporting a game on 90 million identical PS4s versus 100 million different Steam users. If Epic thinks it can simply swoop in and disrupt Steam's base without forums and support channels for users, they are smoking crack! (We already know where everyone runs for PC support the split-second a game releases.)

Remember Games for Windows LIVE? Microsoft OWNED, I repeat, OWNED (like "Internet Explorer kill Netscape!" owned) the platform—outright!!! They lost.

Also, show me an EPIC Games Store game key for Metro Exodus on Amazon, and I will show you an actual market disruption.

Some information on why Wine is not going to be using DXVK
26 January 2019 at 6:24 pm UTC

tonyrh
liamdawethe wording was very harsh though.

Are you referring to this phrase: "but personally I think that's extremely rude and uncivilised"?
That's very harsh? We have really come to this?
I miss the "Nvidia, fuck you!" days...
Personally, I was triggered by the spelling of "uncivilized".

It's barbaric!

Some information on why Wine is not going to be using DXVK
25 January 2019 at 6:38 pm UTC

On a more practical matter, this does not do much to help the "Add a Non-Steam Game ..." feature in Proton. I have Assassin's Creed 1 (installed from a retail digipak) running rather nicely with Wine 4.0, but any and all attempts to add it to my Steam library have failed.

Some information on why Wine is not going to be using DXVK
25 January 2019 at 6:31 pm UTC Likes: 5

Lord GabeN has never responded to my emails. What should I do?

Setting up a Bluetooth Controller for Linux Gaming
25 January 2019 at 8:23 am UTC Likes: 3

cprnAny way to connect two identical ones as separate devices? They generate events with same origin (as in: both pads controlling player one).
An old and unsolved mystery apparently.

https://steamcommunity.com/app/353370/discussions/0/492379439675156132

Another Steam Client Beta is out, adds the ability to force Steam Play
18 January 2019 at 4:20 pm UTC Likes: 1

All this Proton stuff makes perfect sense as the end of Windows 7 looms large on the horizon and Windows 10 (now the majority version worldwide) will soon be under the grip of the "Microsoft Managed Desktop" not-yet-a-subscription service. Unless they have a full-retail Windows product key, most enthusiast-level PC users are quickly going to migrate to Linux once the ransom notices (or slowed-down updates) start popping up on their Windows desktops. Steam Play makes it easy to migrate, at will.

This is no different than making the original DOS version of DOOM compatible with Windows 95 all over again, only bigger! Not many cared how DOOM ran on Windows 95. It only just mattered that it did. Eventually, even the DOS faithful (bare-metal developers included) moved to the new center of gravity (Proton?) for desktops.

Another Steam Client Beta is out, adds the ability to force Steam Play
18 January 2019 at 3:50 pm UTC Likes: 2

Eike
NeptNutz
Eike(*) It's a shame that the English language doesn't have a decent word for the German "Feierabend". "Feierabend" ("Feier" being celebration/party and "Abend" the evening time) has a connotation of finally, work is done and we can do what we want. (Probably the opposite of what we Germans are know for. )

Happy Hour?

Doesn't that have a heavy connotation of booze?
Yes it does. And at a lower price for early adopters!

Well, I tried. You probably have a better grasp of English than most native speakers, but if that idiom comes to me, you will be the first to know.

Another Steam Client Beta is out, adds the ability to force Steam Play
18 January 2019 at 3:16 pm UTC Likes: 1

Eike
NeptNutz
EikeI'm just sitting next to a PC tower at work, and I don't think I'm the only one.
I'm sorry to hear that. Maybe you should install some games on that thing.

Thanks, I'm happy with it.
... but yes, some games for the time after work(*) would be nice!

(*) It's a shame that the English language doesn't have a decent word for the German "Feierabend". "Feierabend" ("Feier" being celebration/party and "Abend" the evening time) has a connotation of finally, work is done and we can do what we want. (Probably the opposite of what we Germans are know for. )

Happy Hour?

Another Steam Client Beta is out, adds the ability to force Steam Play
18 January 2019 at 2:51 pm UTC

Eike
NeptNutzLet's be clear, desktop towers are now almost—exclusively—the domain of PC gamers. Every other non-gaming "legacy" user has moved on to laptops, all-in-ones, tablets, and Chromebooks.

I'm just sitting next to a PC tower at work, and I don't think I'm the only one.
I'm sorry to hear that. Maybe you should install some games on that thing.

Another Steam Client Beta is out, adds the ability to force Steam Play
18 January 2019 at 2:39 pm UTC

Let's be clear, desktop towers are now almost—exclusively—the domain of PC gamers. Every other non-gaming "legacy" user has moved on to laptops, all-in-ones, tablets, and Chromebooks.

Before long, everyone who opted for the "free" Windows 10 upgrade, are running OEM windows, and all those other devices, is going to be under the thumb of ("NOT A SUBSCRIPTION!" ... yet) Microsoft Managed Desktop.

This is already a reality in enterprise Windows, so for all we know, Steam Play might be more about extending the life cycle of developers' build environments and Windows investments rather than throwing pearls to the Linux crowd.

Think about it, what better way to lock people into Windows than to basically have everything built in an Azure cloud? Of course, this will certainly happen with the doorstop devices, but that standalone, add-in-board (AIB), enthusiast-level market? That market belongs to Steam. That wasn't always the case (haha!) for the desktop market, but it most certainly is now. (Nobody is buying a tower these days just to install Origin or UPlay.)

I wouldn't be surprised to see, at a minimum, the 33% of non-W10 (and Mac) users moving to Linux with Steam Play rather quickly, and then a period of soul searching for those who just either: 1) give up on PC altogether, 2) stay with managed Windows devices until it hurts or 3) look for an off-the-shelf, turnkey solution for running Steam on Linux.

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