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The MMO 'Albion Online' finally has a release date, new huge update in March
23 February 2017 at 4:23 pm UTC

any free weekend or limited demo available or planned?

The GOL website source is now open to everyone
23 January 2017 at 1:55 pm UTC Likes: 1

great, what can we help with?

'Factorio' is another game that was being hit by key scammers
18 January 2017 at 9:43 pm UTC

developers keep trying to sell keys by themselves but they really don't know anything about online retail

QuoteIn many cases these people use a automated bot to deal with automatically purchasing the game and trying all of details in their credit card database, and then posting these keys to these 3rd party websites.
If you can't detect purchase bruteforcing, you deserve chargebacks (that's literally the reason they're there)

Quoteeach chargeback notice had to be handled on a case-by-case basis, at one point I was spending 12 or more hours a week dealing with individual purchases.

all I see is a terrible retail system

QuoteAfter some research, we switched from processing payments through braintree and paypal, and instead implemented the incredible Humble widget[www.humblebundle.com]. Specifically Humble widget has a built in fraud prevention, which completely stopped all the chargebacks we were seeing.

turns out online retail is an actual job, and if you try to set an online store up without knowing anything about circumventing fraud, you get scammed, I'm stunned!

you'll notice steam, gog, humble don't get hit by chargebacks, that's because they know their stuff


please game developers, if you insist on selling keys yourselves, have a pro build the payment system, if he doesn't know about 3-D Secure at least, get another one

Wine 2.0-rc1 released, also showing progress towards Overwatch working in a future Wine version
15 December 2016 at 1:23 am UTC

ShoNuffSome of you are full of it.
could you be any more toxic...

ShoNuffIF this game works on wine and gets similar FPS to windows install, I guarantee you will buy and play in secret all while claiming NATIVE ONLY (in nerd voice).
I'm afraid that's not going to happen

ShoNuffThere is a plethora of games that run better or just as good as windows through wine! I am an NVIDIA user and run a ton of games thru Steam using wine... it's not hard to do. The majority of wine complainers probably don't understand how to run the wine Prefix or for that matter write a script to run it from desktop.
no need for the condescending tone, geez

I use wine form previously bought games that don't have linux binaries, and I certainly know how to get good performance and have my ways with multiple prefixes. I am thankful for the work of wine developers, as I'm sure everyone is.
Still is hardly convenient to check wich prefix and setting to use everytime you install a game.

It's fine that you are content with wine solution, but I believe in the necessity not to reward videogame makers without linux builds, and I can easily fight the urge to play the latest overhyped crazes

Have been living solely on Linux for almost two years now, never been so satisfied with an OS

tuubiI don't need to endure anything, and I'm not using Linux for the "principle". If anything, I run Linux for the convenience. Linux works for me, and no game is worth the pain in the neck that is Windows.
yes, amazes me that people refuse to see linux as an alternative when all I hear about windows nowadays is people complaining about fucked up drivers, updates resetting windows settings, privacy concern about the gazilion data-gathering dorment processes that are a pain to disable, useless preinstalled microsoft apps,...

Windows really has lost a lot in its maintenance easiness

Wine 2.0-rc1 released, also showing progress towards Overwatch working in a future Wine version
12 December 2016 at 8:27 pm UTC Likes: 7

Asu
pete910Native or not interested.

Yep, that's my stance on gaming. No linux version, no money from me. Every major (and minor) game engine has mac and linux version. SDL2 supports every OS. There's no excuse to not have a linux version.

count me in as well

shame Blizzard has absolutely no interest in Linux

But they're part of the khronos group, so I guess there's hope in the long term

New user statistics refresh, come check out the new data from Linux gamers
1 November 2016 at 12:58 am UTC Likes: 1

edoNo wonder why KDE plasma 5 is doing so well since their fifth version, it's the closer than we have to a serious DE on linux.
cause gnome isn't?

Why Linux games often perform worse than on Windows
27 October 2016 at 3:51 pm UTC Likes: 1

on the subject of drivers development, I'd like to remind this great post
http://www.gamedev.net/topic/666419-what-are-your-opinions-on-dx12vulkanmantle/#entry5215019

tl;dr: graphic engine development is a clusterfuck, and drivers are badly needed to fix horrible mistakes (but Vulkan/DX12 may save us all)

with Linux still ridiculous market share and lack of serious investment by videogame developers and graphic card manufacturers, it's a wonder some videogames even launch, performance comes last and the brightest minds on earth are busy fixing rendering in directX drivers

Looks like Mojang will be supporting the new Minecraft launcher on Linux
26 October 2016 at 5:56 pm UTC Likes: 1

fabry92finally no java gg

You had me hyped up for a C++ version of the game using their work on the win10 edition, but no, it's just the launcher

it's cool I guess

AMD Zen looks like it will release at CES in January 2017
11 October 2016 at 9:38 pm UTC Likes: 2

QuoteThey have ditched their own "clustered multi-threading" (CMT) and gone with "simultaneous multi-threading" (SMT) which is what Intel use. This is one reason why AMD Zen will have much stronger single threaded performance, which will be especially good for us gamers. That's not the only thing that will improve single threaded performance, but a nice change.

SMT doesn't improve single threaded performance, SMT is what allows a single core to run two threads at the same time with almost no cost, Intel implement it under the name Hyperthreading.

Zen looks to be a great, new, architecture, many things helping single threaded performance, and IPC, but that one isn't it.

best article detaling the zen arch I know is in french:
http://www.hardware.fr/news/14758/amd-detaille-architecture-zen.html
but maybe arstechnica has something nice about it

From what the rumours say, Zen may actually bring AMD back in the game (which is good for our wallets), (almost?) matching intel best chips. Issue is intel too keeps improving so it would be unbelievable for AMD to actually come with something better, as Intel will unveil new chips (not a totally new arch though) in 2017 as well
Jim Keller certainly did great, but AMD has been proven untrustworthy with their announcements in the past, so let's not get over ourselves and wait for independent reviews

Civilization VI for Linux is no longer certain, only a possibility
4 October 2016 at 11:02 pm UTC Likes: 6

can't even trust firaxis nowadays

anyway yet another good reason to never preorder

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