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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 is out today, some details for you (plus new driver release)
17 September 2020 at 9:11 pm UTC Likes: 1

Poor xbox. And poor ps5. Brutalized even before leaving the womb.

Borderlands 2 will see no further updates for Linux / macOS from Aspyr Media
12 September 2020 at 1:09 am UTC Likes: 3

Without Linux gamers there are no Linux native games. But without Linux games there are no new Linux gamers. The old eternal cycle.

Yes Proton killed the porting of titles. But on the other hand it's few steps away from providing windows parity to virtually all titles (with the notable anti-cheat issue that remains mostly outside Valve influence reach).

Say what you want about proton. Things will never change if only a 5% of games is playable on Linux. With proton, in as little as 2 years, there will be substantial parity between windows and Linux.

Then maybe nothing will happen and there will be no conversion trend. But maybe people will start to convert. It's a bet Valve is right to take. The cycle has to be broken somehow. And I don't see any morally acceptable way to take the other route and force people to to install Linux to create a demand for Linux native games.

One Lonely Outpost looks like a promising upcoming space farming sim
7 September 2020 at 7:43 pm UTC

Aww. This is one I would have loved to bake.

Over 8 years in development later, Factorio is properly out now
18 August 2020 at 7:39 pm UTC

If one just bothers to look at Steam review score chart he will immediately realize that 25 euro are steal for this masterpiece.

Wube is one of those developers that doesn't fear forums or reviews. :)

Libretro / RetroArch were hacked, wiping some repositories
17 August 2020 at 4:16 pm UTC

Reminds me of one time where an anonymous colleague force pushed the master on a separated branch where we had a version we still had to support on a single customer. The pain. But yeah, with some effort git allows to recover even from that. Still it's a lot of waste time for some people to recover things and for other people to wait for some people to recover things.

Over 8 years in development later, Factorio is properly out now
16 August 2020 at 12:56 am UTC

Quoting: RFSharpe
Quoting: EhvisThe only discount you can get is the Humble Choice discount on the humble store.
Factorio has been on my Wishlist for quite some time. When I added it to my Wishlist, I took my usual approach for games over $20.00; "I will wait until the next Steam Sale event and buy it at a discount". I have yet to see it discounted (granted, I could have missed it). Factorio has now left Early Access. Quite often when a game leaves Early Access it is discounted a standard 10%. Not Factorio.

I am going to have to come to terms with the fact that if I want to play Factorio, I must pay the full $30.00 price. No discounts on this game.

BTW: I do not doubt it is worth the price.

The devs policy has been to not participate into sales.

The reasoning is that the game is already sold at the right price, no reason to wait if you want to play it (no 60$ inflated price that drops to 30$ during sales).

Personally I like that. It's really annoying when you want to buy something but you have to wait for sales. Surely a lot of people don't understand the anchoring manipulation and will be urged to spend. Yet for those who understand it's a lot of hussle. In my eyes it's much better a transparent and honest approach like theirs.

Over 8 years in development later, Factorio is properly out now
14 August 2020 at 2:24 pm UTC Likes: 1

The factory grew into 1.0


The factory must grow.

With EA back on Steam, you can play Titanfall 2 on Linux with Steam Play
20 June 2020 at 10:33 pm UTC Likes: 5

I'm very happy EA made the move. But I'm still not sold on games that require origin. I'm uneasy about having two DRMs running at the same time.

I would see the ability to redeem your game on both services as added value. Say, if one service is down (or whatever) now you have the other (even if cloud save is separated). But requiring both at the same time? Unnecessary hussle, multiplication of failure points, and if everything works then bloatware for the end user.

Xbox One wireless dongle driver for Linux 'xow' gets a new release
11 June 2020 at 11:27 pm UTC

Is the steam link compatible with the dongle? Although the bt connections works perfectly it squeezes out the batteries quite fast. I'm thinking about upgrading to the dongle to reduce the amount of battery swap.