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Valve put the Steam Controller and Steam Link on a big sale again
31 August 2017 at 10:03 pm UTC

I don't know why I looked at the page.
"coming soon", as for the last 2 years...

I honestly don't understand it. I live in Switzerland and it's not available, but it is in the uk, France, Germany and Italy.
Basically all of western Europe, except Switzerland.

And yes, I know that I can get it from import (with a 40% price increase), but I am a keyboard and mouse guy anyway, so...

Beat Cop released with day one Linux support, my review
2 April 2017 at 9:11 pm UTC

Now that I have finished reading this review, I feel the need to read it again out loud with a "honest trailer" intonation.

Some notes and benchmarks about a performance regression in Mad Max's OpenGL rendering
31 March 2017 at 10:24 pm UTC

natewardawgIf I remember, I will post my stats when I get it running on my other machine. I may do it at 1920x1080 though.

Thanks. Much appreciated.

Edit: wups.. It was wishful thinking, but I've got a GTX 960, not 970.
Damn, time to get some Z I guess too.

Some notes and benchmarks about a performance regression in Mad Max's OpenGL rendering
31 March 2017 at 9:37 pm UTC Likes: 1

natewardawg1920x1080
Normal quality
i7-4810MQ Quad Core @ 2.8 GHz
GTX 860M 4GB

I concluded my results by staring at Steam's FPS counter, haha

Stable branch:
~20-22 FPS OpenGL

Beta branch:
~15-17 FPS OpenGL
~25-30 FPS Vulkan

So on this particular machine, regardless of this regression, it changed Mad Max from being a noticeably unplayable experience under OpenGL to being a noticeably playable one under Vulkan.

I run a (very) old AMD FX 8120 Bulldozer with a gtx 970 and for me Vulkan gave a few fps more, but nothing tremendous.
It's still pretty choppy overall in the normal preset at 720P, with some regions with the frame rate boosting to the hundreds fps.

"benchmark 2" gave me an average of 32 fps in Vulkan and 28 fps in OGL.
I was a bit underwhelmed, I admit...
Probably time to jump on the Ryzen train.

Aspyr Media are reminding Linux gamers not to give up hope on Civilization VI
26 October 2016 at 3:02 pm UTC

It's amazing how their tweet is sounding like this in my ears :
QuoteDear {company} , I haven't forgotten you! Me buying your game is still possible.
Well, it's a possibility at least. Tough not a strong one.

Steam Hardware Weekend sale, bag some cheap kit, Steam Controller now has accessories
30 September 2016 at 3:58 pm UTC

Cashalow
tripy
Beamboom... while we in Norway still only get the "coming soon" message on the controller page.
Same in Switzerland.
It sucks so hard, a mountain was flattened.

You can get it in digitec for 89 and they have plenty of stock. But it's more expensive, in particular with the sale going on right know, so I'm still thinking about sending it to some friends in France.

Yeah, I know, but at that price, my old wired 360 controller is still damn good enough.
I won't pay almost 90 $ for a controller that I'll use maybe 2 times a month (at most) when I have another one sitting under my desk.
50$, yeah, that I can think about.

Steam Hardware Weekend sale, bag some cheap kit, Steam Controller now has accessories
30 September 2016 at 6:35 am UTC Likes: 3

Beamboom... while we in Norway still only get the "coming soon" message on the controller page.
Same in Switzerland.
It sucks so hard, a mountain was flattened.

A look at Planet Nomads now it's in closed alpha and available on Linux
25 August 2016 at 9:51 pm UTC

soulsource
tripyAaaand I pulled the trigger. Not for the close alpha tough. No time for it now, and I don't want to spoil my exploration craving with alpha right now.
I mean, I'm waiting for so long for an exploration game (space/sci-fi themed preferably) that I can run without re-installing windows, that I feel I can wait a few more months.

What about Kerbal Space Program?

Isn't kerbal about building a rocket and land on a satellite ?
That's what I understood it is, and didn't really looked further than that.
A youtuber I follow streamed it pretty regularly, and yeah, no. Not for me.
I'm really about the exploration.

That's something I didn't really indulged myself since Skyrim, frankly.
I loved looking through all those caverns and searching places to discover stories.
Fallout new vegas was really good to, in that regard.

My heart skipped some beats when I read sooner this week that the new Deus Ex had depots for Linux on steamDB.
I don't want to be waiting for it, but I kinda hope that it will come.
Looking some youtube video, there is so much lore and so much to explore in that game, it's a dream.

But yeah, basically, I don't get my kick from the survival nor building part, but from the lore and exploration.

A look at Planet Nomads now it's in closed alpha and available on Linux
25 August 2016 at 9:26 pm UTC Likes: 1

Aaaand I pulled the trigger. Not for the close alpha tough. No time for it now, and I don't want to spoil my exploration craving with alpha right now.
I mean, I'm waiting for so long for an exploration game (space/sci-fi themed preferably) that I can run without re-installing windows, that I feel I can wait a few more months.

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