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Sudden Strike 4 Finland DLC is available, has new mini-campaigns
27 June 2018 at 4:17 am UTC

I totally forgot this game, gotta buy it now!

Game store itch is having a big summer sale
25 June 2018 at 10:23 am UTC

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Alm888Have you looked at GOG? It also has the games you mentioned, like The Signal From Tölva, Tacoma, Slipstream 5000 and others, all DRM-free and with regional pricing (at least in my country).
Yes, but all GOG games here are sell at full price without regional pricing.

I know GOG doing great job especially on DRM-Free policy but I'm love with itch.io 'Name-Your-Own-Price' model for buying games. For me, that's the best way to support indie devs.

For mainstream games, I buying on Steam. Let's be honest, Steam price in Malaysia among cheapest in the world. Just look at price for Rocket League on SteamDB.

EDIT: Forgot to mention SteamDB link is Rocket League game database.

dvdWow what you have there is quite nice. Here people earn approximately a third of that what people earn in western Europe, yet we have to swallow all the 60 eur releases just the same, from all stores. Or USD, or whatever the store uses.
While game is cheap here, everything else especially houses are so damn expensive relatively to average salary. Average salary here is RM2,463 in 2017 according to research (I'm totally disagree with that). Spend 1/2 of your salary for paying house mortgage is normal here. Hell, some people I know had to combine salary with their spouse just to buy a flat/small apartment house.

That's normal everywhere i think. Here everything that is not a service is super expensive especially in cities, and people on average salaries have no hope buying a house or a flat unless they have a wealthy family, and have a hard time renting even a room in a city.

Game store itch is having a big summer sale
20 June 2018 at 5:59 am UTC Likes: 1

Wow what you have there is quite nice. Here people earn approximately a third of that what people earn in western Europe, yet we have to swallow all the 60 eur releases just the same, from all stores. Or USD, or whatever the store uses.

winepak, a project to get Windows games packaged with Wine & Flatpak for an easy Linux installation
16 June 2018 at 6:20 am UTC Likes: 1

I don't really use wine for a few years now, but i can't escape windows stuff. My grief at the moment is mono games, which seem to hang randomly. It may be stupid, but i can't help feeling things like Mono and Wine getting seamless pushes companies to just use them instead of making a proper port.

RUINER officially released for Linux on Steam, coming to GOG soon
22 April 2018 at 7:49 pm UTC

For those who played it, is this worth to buy? Is it more like Hotline Miami or Torchlight or neither?

Campo Santo, developer of Firewatch has joined Valve
22 April 2018 at 7:38 pm UTC

ShmerlDRM is defined very simply as something that limits the usage of your digital good after purchase. If Steam is required to install the game after purchase (i.e. inability to legally make a backup of your game that you can install without Steam), it is already DRM. I.e. it's not only playing that should not be restricted, it's installation from backup too.

If you count in legal restrictions as well, then virtually all games that are not freely distributable fall into the category of DRM-encumbered software. I for one never saw the absolute need for steam installation or having a running instance of it with games that i have downloaded with it that were otherwise DRM-free or did not mandate some kind of account.

Valve confirms their continued support for Linux gaming
5 April 2018 at 6:24 am UTC Likes: 2

I think you made a good point on governments. It would be most important to replace M$ stuff with free software in primary/high schools.

Khronos Group has released Vulkan API version 1.1 today, new NVIDIA beta driver & AMD driver available
8 March 2018 at 7:52 pm UTC Likes: 1

TheRiddickDRM has its place. The only time when it becomes a problem is when publishers use multiple layers and virtualisation methods to do it that kill game performance. I think Ubisoft and MS have done this in the past, it doesn't pay off but they still try as they might, silly corporate CEO's and shareholders...

DRM is bad, it's only use is to annoy users that buy your product. Everyone else gets it a week later with disabled DRM from alternatice sources.

Microsoft is rumoured to be looking to buy Valve, EA and others
31 January 2018 at 7:49 am UTC

Wouldn't affect me too much, i'd just stop buying commercial games altogether. That said, i can't see Valve as a company that would be sold. They have worked on steam for over 10 years now, and it seems their platform is still growing. It would also be a surprising change of directions from them, since they put a lot of eggs into developing for their alternative OS.

re. BlackBloodRun: i am confident that the majority of linux users and developers are quite indifferent to gaming and steam.

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