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THQ Nordic now own Koch Media GmbH
15 February 2018 at 8:21 am UTC

Too bad Trackmania, a former Depp Silver game, is now published by Ubisoft. I'd really like to see newer Trackmania titles on Linux!

Koch Media also owns titles like Fortnite and Micro Machines. They also co-published the X games series with Egosoft.

The Early Access 'Train Station Simulator' now has official Linux support
9 February 2018 at 3:31 pm UTC

A handy quote from the comments on the previous article for the game on GamingOnLinux:

stratusI bought this game in order to help them test. The developer is very open to feedback but its important to remember that it is a single dev shop and they (I'm not sure the gender of the dev) only have a single machine with Ubuntu and very little Linux experience.

If you do choose to try the game out, go easy on them as they are just testing the waters for linux support and are looking to the community to kind of help them along if they are to continue developing for linux.

One common thing I noticed (and found a work around for) is that, though the game starts the first time in windowed mode, if you change it to full screen for game play and then quit, the next time you launch the game you will be greeted with a black screen (audio still plays and you can alt-f4 out...). The work around is to hit Alt-Enter to drop into windowed mode, and alt-enter again to go back to full screen.

Windows 10 S might alarm Valve into boosting SteamOS again
5 February 2018 at 4:59 pm UTC Likes: 1

Well, locking down Windows to UWP programs might eat a lot into Valve's budget, but at least they can boost Steam OS with full force and stop the perpetual hidden polishing and porting to modern platforms on their secretly finished Half life 3 product like they did for the last 12 years or so. That will include Steam VR of course. I bet Gaben has that all prepped up for emergency release in one of his drawers.

I just hope no one will start calling Linux the Gaming OS once that happens!


Six-degree-of-freedom shooter 'Overload' will now have multiplayer at release, teaser video revealed
30 January 2018 at 4:02 pm UTC

pete910Looks like another Forsaken/descent clone tbh which was a lot of fun but there are a lot of people that can't cope with the whole 6dof thing.

Forsaken is actually oss now for those interested link

It is the best reincarnation of the tried and true formula by the original developers. Can't wait to get my hands on a modded "real" Pyro, but otherwise it is spot on and I'm prepared to descend

The source code for Descent is available as well and source ports like Rebirth are faithful implementations for modern operating systems with some advanced features.

Back in the days internet access was unaffordable and you are right, a lot of people cannot cope with the controls. So there weren't many opponents to be found at LAN parties. This time I will dive into the multi player. Let's see how well I'm going to score as a mouse looker against (sometimes even multiple) joystick users.

I'm also looking forward to the release of the level editor. I have fond memories of spending a lot of time with Devil, the editor by Achim Stremplat.

Train Station Simulator now has an alpha version available for Linux
26 January 2018 at 4:13 pm UTC

Does the game only support dead end tracks in the train station? Is that because it does not feature different floors?

I think managing multiple levels on a single station would greatly enhance the possible designs. But for starters cheating with 2.5D bridges/walkways/tunnels for the passengers to walk would open up the design space as well.

Steam client updated, brings in Shader Pre-Caching for OpenGL and Vulkan
14 December 2017 at 3:18 pm UTC Likes: 2

Hope this helps to ease the pain with the loooong slideshow on every other startup of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

THQ Nordic is bringing Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy to Linux
1 November 2017 at 12:42 am UTC

I played this game on Gamecube and pretty much enjoyed it, although there were some areas where particle effects for water/fire/lava brought the framerate down to single digits.

Don't be too harsh on the Zelda comparisons, in my opinion this game is worth anyone's time without them. Just like the Darksiders games that THQ released later on.

Opus Magnum, the latest puzzle game from Zachtronics, is released into Early Access
20 October 2017 at 3:29 am UTC

If you enjoyed one of their games in the past, you can't go wrong with the newer/other ones.

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