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Psyonix are ending support for Rocket League on both Linux and macOS (updated)
23 January 2020 at 7:01 pm UTC Likes: 15

Oh good, they're still supporting Windows 7. An operating system which recently lost support from its actual developer.

But seriously, as a daily player I am crying internally.

Some thoughts on Linux gaming in 2019, an end of year review
15 December 2019 at 6:23 pm UTC Likes: 2

QuoteWe're still small, we are a niche market and we're going to remain that way likely for some time.

What, if anything, do you think will move the needle in this regard?

I can see SteamPlay 2.0 causing an increase in our marketshare on Steam's hardware survey, but only if the number of AAA "Whitelist" games is increased dramatically, updated regularly, and marketed widely. It seems like so many PC gamers are completely unaware of how easy it is to have a near-complete experience on Linux these days. So far it doesn't look like Valve is ready to do those things, and is content to work in the background to improve the underlying technology, so I think we'll stay where we are for the near future.

Thanks for another good year of content Liam, and best wishes to all for the festive season.

Dead Cells gets bigger again with a new mini-biome and mutations
8 November 2019 at 4:27 pm UTC

Is this game working on Linux with the Steam Controller yet? It wasn't recognised last time I tried to play. Shame as it looks spectacular.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition released with Linux support
6 November 2019 at 3:38 pm UTC Likes: 2

drlambOye! This one's mine, bugger off![

Dead.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition arrives on Linux on November 5th
15 October 2019 at 2:13 pm UTC Likes: 7

It's so heartening to see Feral stick with porting for us through all the changes that are taking place in the Linux and wider PC platform. Proton, Stadia etc are all disruptive to their business model but the proof is in the pudding, it's still worth porting the odd big game.

Thanks Feral!

You may want to hold off on Linux Kernel 5.3 and systemd 243 if you use a gamepad
17 September 2019 at 2:18 pm UTC

FaalhaasThis new systemd messed me up as well. I have to do a sudo modprobe uinput to get the Steam Controller working in-game.

Even after that, some games did not detect my buttons, so I even reinstalled the OS. Now it's working with modprobe.

Was one of those games Rocket League by any chance? The modprobe command didn't seem to do anything to get my steam controller working again.

10 years ago GamingOnLinux was created, what a ride it's been
5 July 2019 at 1:40 pm UTC Likes: 3

There's not many websites I check every day, but GOL is one of them!

Big congrats to the GOL team on a wonderful resource for Linux gamers and the wider community.

Fantasy Strike, a really great fighting game is officially launching on July 25th
2 July 2019 at 5:12 pm UTC

TiedemannOMF 2097

Still the greatest fighting game on PC

Steam's top releases of May show why Steam Play is needed for Linux
28 June 2019 at 5:08 pm UTC Likes: 6

tonyrhIt's been almost a year since Proton came out (August 2018).
Where is this fabled growth in market share? Did we even reach 1% of Steam users?

Well, it certainly wasn't growing before Proton, and the AAA ports that had been a feature of the Steam Machine days had long since dried up (discounting Aspyr and Feral of course).

We're holding steady over the last few months, and the lack of increase can be explained by reading this article.

Why would vast numbers of Windows users switch when only a tiny fraction of new games work OOTB?

That's why improvements in Wine/Proton/EAC compatibility are so important. Once gaming on Linux isn't as much of a sacrifice, there'll be less barrier to switching for those who'd rather be on Linux but for their games.

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