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Quake 2 now has real-time path tracing with Vulkan
18 January 2019 at 3:07 pm UTC Likes: 2

ageresI couldn't compile this.
Anyway, does it work only on Nvidia RTX cards?

I think so. Nvidia said that they were using specific hardware to speed up ray tracing.

It says in the article that it uses VK_NV_ray_tracing, which only works on RTX cards. Khronos is doing a generic one though, which could be implemented for other cards using compute shaders. Whether that will actually work or be fast enough remains to be seen though.

Quake 2 now has real-time path tracing with Vulkan
18 January 2019 at 2:44 pm UTC

Cool, I was looking for something to try this with. Using the RTX features to calculate global illumination for the normal rasterizing renderers was one of the more impressive uses in the demos.

Gravel, the 'ultimate off-road experience' is now officially supported on Linux
17 January 2019 at 9:22 pm UTC Likes: 1

LinasMostly negative reviews, but when I look at the reviews themselves, only 3 of them are negative on the front page.

Their review volume is quite low, so that makes the "recent" quite sensitive to variation. Still, it looks like an ok arcade racer game. Nothing wrong with that, I'm still looking for a Powerslide replacement. But the price and the DLC are a bit too AAA for me. With the game definitely not reflecting the good parts of AAA.

Valve put out a new Steam beta client, plenty of Linux fixes and no more Steam Play zero-byte downloads
17 January 2019 at 3:18 pm UTC Likes: 1

NanobangAddendum: It's looking to me like the IPv6 "support" means one must now use IPv6 to download from Steam. My VPN normally blocks IPv6 traffic to protect from IPv6 leaks, and unless I disable that function, Steam downloads nothing.

I would assume that this happens because your system has an IPv6 address. Forcing IPv6 would be seriously problematic since half the world is still without it.

Linux hardware vendor Entroware has unleashed Hades, their first AMD CPU desktop
14 January 2019 at 8:02 pm UTC

Almost the same case as I just built my new PC in. Quite a premium on the higher powered models though. I understand that having something pre-built and pre-installed is worth something, but it looked about 40% overpriced. Maybe the low GBP is making computer components extra expensive in the UK.

Unity have changed their terms of service, which has essentially blocked SpatialOS and streaming services
10 January 2019 at 2:29 pm UTC Likes: 1

If this is such a big problem, then this:

Quote... so that any portion of the Unity Software is primarily executed on or simulated by the cloud or a remote server ...

tells me that game (or middleware) devs have been doing some weird things.

Eastshade, the open world adventure where you're a travelling artist has a new trailer and release date
9 January 2019 at 12:21 pm UTC

EikeLeaving Lyndow was a little disappointment for me.
I was prepeared that it's short, but it felt... empty.

It is also pretty cheap. It actually looks like it may have been a tech demo for this one. Still not sure how this one will make an interesting game though. The trailer is kind of vague.

Epic Games have confirmed a Linux version of their store is not on the roadmap
30 December 2018 at 11:39 am UTC Likes: 11

Quoteit’s just we have so many features to implement.

Yeah, pretty much everything missing. Even an actual store.

Recent Steam Play updates have enabled the free to play Battle Royale 'Darwin Project' to work on Linux
23 December 2018 at 4:12 pm UTC

This game is f2p, has no dlc and does not have "in-app purchases" specified. How is this funded?

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