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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 goes out today, new Linux driver released
1 March 2021 at 4:17 pm UTC

Well another reason not to buy nvidia.

Steamworks gets Denuvo Anti-Cheat, here's what Irdeto say about Linux support
20 January 2021 at 12:03 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: damarrinFor someone who just wants to play an online game it’s irrelevant how the anti cheat is implemented and what it installs in their system as long as things continue working. If they’re not a cheater, they are happy they will have less of those to deal with.

It’s us Linux users who bring in other considerations like privacy and control over their own machines into the discussion, since these are among the reasons we use Linux in the first place. But we are 1 per cent. This discussion does not exist for the vast majority of people out there. It’s us who want to have our cake and eat it. And it’s not a jab or anything, I’m like this as well.

This is the result of the incredibly harmful capitalist propaganda. It's like how people in some countries view universial healthcare as a negative thing. But sadly computers and especially gaming is surrounded by some really nonsensical laws and unethical practices.

Stadia gets Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and HITMAN 3 this month
13 January 2021 at 1:40 pm UTC

Guess i'm not buying this then. What a bummer. Will be the first hitman game i'm missing out on.

Mad Max and Shadow of Mordor delisted for Linux and macOS on Steam
7 January 2021 at 12:01 am UTC

I still like visiting wine appdb more if i happen to install something that requires any configuration to run with wine/proton. (although the ones i run are not exactly new)

The best Linux distros for gaming in 2021
2 January 2021 at 9:19 pm UTC

Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: einherjarThanks that you did not recommend Manjaro to beginners.

My son is actually switching back to Kubuntu.

Within 2 month he has to reinstall the 2nd time, because Manjaro does not start after an update is made.

"enjoy the simplicity" ???

LOL!

I am using Linux since 1998 and can not remember when (or even if ever) I had such an issue the last time with Ubuntu, Kubuntu or openSuse.
There was a period of time I'd recommend Ubuntu for beginners, but after having witness it completely trash someone's partitions (it looked like the drive was failing, but the drive was fine, Ubuntu just ate the install), I have just been setting up Debian Stable for people with backports enabled and that works very stable and doesn't break in weird ways, it's just the initial set up needs a little bit more work to be as smooth.

Then again the only steps I usually do are to set up plymouth, make sure the firmware blobs are installed for the hardware, and fix apt to have deb-multimedia, non-free, contrib.

I went the same way for my mom's computer, it's a very good setup unless you need very new packages very fast for some reason.

Wasteland 3 now available on Linux from inXile Entertainment
18 December 2020 at 1:24 pm UTC

Quoting: Eike
Quoting: dvdI do and it's not the taxes.

The whole rest of your post was reffering to taxes, so I assumed the first sentence would, too.

Quoting: dvdIt's the wonderful 'digital single market' or whatever it's called. Back before this AAA game prices on release were around what 15-20 eur cost now (kind of like the price of the game if you buy it in russia atm), and now we are paying 60 euros.

I can't say for other courties, but if I compare the prices of games in the eighties with thhose today, taking into account inflation, games are actually cheaper (here) than they used to be. (Would actually be interesting if I find my Wasteland I bill. :D )

Sorry, then you probably wanted to reply to another poster.

Wasteland 3 now available on Linux from inXile Entertainment
18 December 2020 at 11:21 am UTC

Quoting: Eike
Quoting: damarrinYou realise it’s the EU screwing us, not anyone else?

I call it taxes, not screwing. They're doing thing for us with the money. But I don't think this is the place to discuss this.

Quoting: damarrinThe price in Europe includes VAT, prices in the US don’t. There’s no VAT on digital purchases in the US. There is VAT on physical ones, but prices are always quoted without it and it’s added at payment time only if the company you’re buying from has business presence in the state you’re in.

At least in Germany, law protects us from such behaviour. Suddenly showing VAT later in the order process is illegal (for private customers), so we're always shown full price from the beginning.

I do and it's not the taxes. It's the wonderful 'digital single market' or whatever it's called. Back before this AAA game prices on release were around what 15-20 eur cost now (kind of like the price of the game if you buy it in russia atm), and now we are paying 60 euros. It was basically a vehicle to get things to cost the same in the poorer countries as they do in the wealthier ones.

Wasteland 3 now available on Linux from inXile Entertainment
18 December 2020 at 8:23 am UTC

Tempted to buy on gog for -33%, althoug 40 eur is still too steep. (we get screwed on the pricing in the EU)

Wasteland 3 now available on Linux from inXile Entertainment
17 December 2020 at 11:52 pm UTC Likes: 2

I'm thinking of getting it via gog, it's 33% discounted and i have the second game from that store as well. I doubt i'd use coop at all anyway.

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