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What have you been playing recently? We've been tinkering with a Raspberry Pi 4
20 July 2020 at 11:13 am UTC

Finally gave in and played the Witcher 3... Had mixed feelings about it.

Last 2 days i downloaded skyrim mods (another guilty pleasure), and atm i'm omw to the usual instant CTDs with modded skyrim.

Wasteland 3 for Linux (and Mac) delayed, possible by end of 2020
12 July 2020 at 7:40 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: megamanx1978After watching this trailer I decided not to get this game due to woke propaganda.

What propaganda?

Stadia gets The Elder Scrolls Online free on Pro, Premiere Edition price cut
19 June 2020 at 5:36 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: drlambAnd if I don't have a computer or device capable of playing ESO?

This is such a lame argument. If you don't have hardware able to run that you can't use the bandwidth needed to stream it either. A good gigabit connection needs a beefier PC than the minimum requirements of ESO. (not even mentioning the hefty prices of capable routers)

Supraland is leaving GOG after less than a year, dev says sales were low
15 June 2020 at 8:41 am UTC Likes: 1

QuoteIn other posts they also mentioned how in relation to DRM-free gaming that "98-99% of players don't care" and that if there's any "crying about DRM stuff in the gamer scene, it must come from a really vocal but tiny minority. 1-2% tiny". That's some pretty tough words for the DRM-free crowd.

Well if the DRM is obnoxious, most of the people i know are happy to wait for the DRM-free release (so to speak :) ).

elementary OS now allows updates without admin permission
5 June 2020 at 11:53 am UTC Likes: 1

Well i think on most distros you can enable automatic upgrades, that's what i usually do on the stable variants, as they tend not to break (ever) with upgrades.

Paradox to give players a lot more guidance in Crusader Kings 3 - new overview video
1 April 2020 at 1:29 pm UTC

I really like these kinds of games but i just can't get over the DLC spam in them. I gave crusader kings 2 a try since they gave out the base game for free, and almost instantly ran into content that was blocked behind a DLC. (i played a county as female and i wanted to introduce absolute cognative succession) Considering their games each cost 1k euros (if you dont want to get locked out of options by the DLCs) i just cant really bring myself to buy any of their games. It's a shame as CK2 had good addictive gameplay, and kind of intuitive too, it only took me 2 games to figure out the basics of everything.

Seems Valve do intend to go back to SteamOS at some point
26 March 2020 at 8:39 am UTC

I find the constant Debian bashing quite curious. None of the "linux" distros are in a position like windows, where they essentially can do whatever and tell devs to adapt or GTFO. Devs have to adapt to it no matter what. On the other hand, the vocal linux users usually prefer the "bleeding edge" distros, and while that's perfectly okay, it is also probable they don't really need that version of every package, but rahter a handful of packages.

On the side of the enterprises, it's understandable that they want something that just works (since these programs are not open, they can't get fixes "for free" even for the trivial bugs), and for that goal i think debian or ubuntu works most similarly to windows (updates). That's why most games target these distros.

I fully agree with the commenters that say the linux compatibility is up to the companies too. I too have many games from 2010-2015 that run just fine almost 10 years later, needing no library downgrades (or manual compilation). I think most people here know that which devs or porters make those games by now.

More to the topic of SteamOS i think this just means they will roll out a new release sometime. The work on the VR stuff and their usual work on the drivers probably merit that too.

What have you been playing recently and what do you think about it?
8 March 2020 at 4:58 pm UTC

Quoting: JJNova
Quoting: dvdAny advice on finding active servers/times? After a 4-5 years break i recently installed it again, and found the servers dead by comparison. I'm quite excited for the new game too, but i kind of don't believe they make the new release anytime soon, due to the weird development model they are using, where even as they are making a free game and a for profit one they do not open their project up.

I don't know anything about their for-profit game. I have seen their updates for Urban Terror 5, but I've stopped expecting it anytime soon. They are currently doing alpha tests on it with community members.

There are active servers at all times of day. After starting it up, click on "Play Online" and then at the bottom left you can click on "Get New List". I sort by players so I can see which ones have the most people on them, but occasionally I sort by ping just so I'm not at a major disadvantage.

What do you mean? UrT is not for profit, but it is nonetheless close source, and the development (including code and assets) are kept tightly in control with the core devs (frozen sand). As for the servers, i've only found 1-2 active servers, both of which have horrible pings to me.

What have you been playing recently and what are your thoughts?
8 March 2020 at 4:55 pm UTC Likes: 2

Dead Cells: It sucked me in again, currently trying to get the third boss cell.

What have you been playing recently and what do you think about it?
23 February 2020 at 8:46 pm UTC

Quoting: JJNovaI have been bouncing back and forth between Urban Terror and Deponia. I bought all of the Deponia games years ago for a few bucks each, and just started going through my backlog.

Urban Terror on the other hand, is always installed and ready to go at a moments notice. I'm quite excited for the next release and hope it happens in 2020.

Any advice on finding active servers/times? After a 4-5 years break i recently installed it again, and found the servers dead by comparison. I'm quite excited for the new game too, but i kind of don't believe they make the new release anytime soon, due to the weird development model they are using, where even as they are making a free game and a for profit one they do not open their project up.