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Steam Play Proton is correctly tracking Linux sales, a statement from Valve
20 February 2020 at 9:55 pm UTC Likes: 2

scaine
rustybroomhandle
dpanterAll I want is that buying a game from a Linux platform counts as a Linux purchase.
Is that really so bloody difficult?

On which platform are you not getting this, though?

Well, Android for one - I think that was mentioned earlier. I can't buy games at work either, because that's either Android or Windows, so I have to wishlist, then hope I remember when I get home.

We really should be able to demonstrate support for our platform in easier/better ways that this...!

There is always the "send a mail to yourself" option otherwise

The original Half-Life games are now free to play until Half-Life: Alyx launches
23 January 2020 at 7:29 pm UTC Likes: 1

HoriThere's no argument to be made about which is better, linear or open. They are very different approaches that aim for very different things. It's like comparing apples to a dog.

Linear games very much have a place in modern gaming and the future. I recently played Hellblade and I had an absolute blast, and made my kinda miss linear games.
It's all up to personal preference, and even tho I prefer open games, a good linear game from time to time is very welcome.

I don't think that either of us are against open world games. It's just that the current expectation that every single game should be open world more or less forces game devs to implement open world into games where it does not fit or work so you get a lot of open world games that would probably have been much better if they would have stayed linear.

The original Half-Life games are now free to play until Half-Life: Alyx launches
22 January 2020 at 9:19 pm UTC Likes: 1

subI'm currently replaying the series for the first time in a very long time.

Black Mesa was great.
Now close to the end of HL2 (base game).

Imho, this game has aged particularly well.
Also, I don't mind the linearity that's very often criticised (by younger gamers?).
I love good handcrafted stories and this one is undoubtedly extremely well executed.

Maybe that's one reason I'm not that much into open-world/sandbox games, where content is
too a large extend very repetitive or procedurally generated.
(Exception: I LOVED 'Breath of the Wild'!)

Hope the Index is available again soon.

Linear games are severely underrated and it's shame that a new game that isn't open-world (or that isn't online multiplayer) gets so bashed by gamers. Most of the time the open-worldness as you say is just slapped on by repeating a few things over and over and over.

Steam reportedly coming to Chrome OS - Linux gaming across even more devices
18 January 2020 at 6:55 pm UTC

LinasIn Denmark I see people using Linux on their laptops from time to time. MacBooks are very popular. But I don't think I have ever seen a Chromebook, either in use, or in a shop. Not anywhere in Northern or Eastern Europe for that matter.

Here in Sweden they are quite popular in Schools.

VVVVVV from Terry Cavanagh has the source code opened up to celebrate the 10 year anniversary
10 January 2020 at 6:46 pm UTC Likes: 4

slaapliedje
seanbutnotheard
slaapliedjeTime for a port to the Atari 8bits?

Well it's already been ported to C64...

(edit: removed the link because I realized after the fact that it's an unofficial "cracked" version, apologies for that. perhaps now that the source is released there will be an "official" port.)
I love that since I set it to 'get emails when there has been a post' that I still got the link.

Huh, wonder how someone would have cracked it then ported it though? Wouldn't they need the source? Not sure what language it's coded in.

It's recreated from scratch in 6502 assembler, so it's not really ported and it's not really a crack either (it is however copyright infringement on the original).

The Steam Winter Sale is now live with a special Holiday Market
20 December 2019 at 6:14 pm UTC Likes: 1

einherjar
F.Ultra...
If they are that small I would highly recommend GCompris, which you will find for free in most if not all Linux distributions already. My kids loved it (especially they loved TuxPaint) when they where really small.

If they are small, I recommend to play with them in real life. Kids with about 6 years really do not need to play video games. My daughter is 7 and very happy without video games and so was my son.

That is not mutually exclusive, besides playing video games I taught my kids at that age to Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift (my girl that is now 18 is stronger than most boys her age).

I learnt to program basic by myself when I was 7 so I kind of have a different view of these things than you there ;)

The Steam Winter Sale is now live with a special Holiday Market
19 December 2019 at 10:48 pm UTC Likes: 1

denyasisNoooo! Why am I poor?!?

On a side note, how is slime rancher for young kids? In particular, ones that can't read yet. I'd like to introduce them to the world of Linux gaming, but finding games for kids that young (and not so stupidly annoying to an adult) is a lot harder than I thought.

Happy holidays.
D

If they are that small I would highly recommend GCompris, which you will find for free in most if not all Linux distributions already. My kids loved it (especially they loved TuxPaint) when they where really small.

There is always Minecraft!

Borderlands 3, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and Ghost Recon Breakpoint out this week on Google Stadia
18 December 2019 at 5:35 pm UTC

pmatulkaMaybe aspyr will finally make Borderland 2 playable again?
How many months have passed since basic function of the game does not work?

Probably never, they fixed the macOS version a long time ago and the macOS and Linux versions should (at least in theory) have few or no differences so that tells me that they have no interest in releasing also for Linux. Could also be that Aspyr does this for payment (aka they don't get the revenue from sales like Feral) and 2K only paid to have the macOS version fixed.

But that is just unqualified guesses from my part.

Steam Play Proton 4.11-10 out, mouse handling improvements and Halo: The Master Chief Collection works
14 December 2019 at 7:27 pm UTC Likes: 1

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NanobangUnfortunately, 4.11-10 messed up something with Borderlands 2 for me. Whilst Nvidia reported FPS around 120, it kinda looked as if every other frame was being displayed---jumpy, not smooth. Most disconcerting was the way a frame would flash on the screen from an entirely different sequence altogether, like a menu frame while running through Sanctuary or something.

Rolling back to 4.2-9 fixed it right up. Would this sort of regression be best reported to the Proton github page, or should I just assume it'll get fixed up on a later iteration? Or maybe I'll just lock Borderlands 2 to 4.2-9 and call it good.
Does it run better under Proton or something? Borderlands 2 is a native game.

If I have to guess (s)he runs it under Proton due to the HD-update of BL2 that we never got on Linux and which made the Linux-version no longer being able to connect to multiplayer servers.

Chooseco are getting indie games using 'choose your own adventure' taken down on itch.io
10 December 2019 at 6:27 pm UTC

Nezchan
F.Ultra...a large AAA "Choose Your Own Adventure" game...

Detroit Become Human

+1, now imagine if they had choose to call it "Choose Your Own Adventure: Detroit". I think most people that are negative now would find Chooseco in the right if they had sued Sony over that?!

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