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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

Steam now has above 2,500 Linux & SteamOS games available
27 September 2016 at 6:12 pm UTC Likes: 1

QuoteAnother interesting mark is the top played games on Steam. This changes often with releases and sales, but as of right now 8/10 games in the top 10 support Linux. Pretty good that.

key word: steam

we could really benefit from blizzard and EA (origin) getting involved in Linux

with google getting ready to sell higher end pc, this might trigger a chain reaction pushing all the big companies to forget about windows only

Rocket League officially confirmed for Linux with the next update, a beta version that is
2 September 2016 at 7:26 pm UTC Likes: 1

does this mean they'll check the OS to prevent other distros to launch the game?

anyway, won't buy it as long as it's just beta, but at least we'll have some feedbacks on the port (which shouldn't be that hard honestly considering the engine)


and geez, every single game is getting loot crates nowadays, even non-F2P...

The Witcher 3 was apparently never planned for Linux
2 September 2016 at 4:27 pm UTC

KeyrockReminder: Never Pre-order
and this is why I still didn't buy Rocket League, even during the sales

Speculation: It's looking like Rocket League may finally arrive on Linux in September
28 August 2016 at 8:54 pm UTC

fuckin finally

didn't buy it during the sale because it wasn't on linux yet, was still hoping for the linux release during the summer, now I'm going back to work on monday and you tell me it might finally happen

hopefully they run a small sale at the release

The curious tale of vanishing Linux & SteamOS ports, a status on a few of them
17 July 2016 at 11:54 pm UTC Likes: 1

yep, had to refrain myself to buy Rocket League during the sales because I just don't buy on promises

Albion Online MMO final beta due on 1st of August
2 July 2016 at 9:27 pm UTC

any suggestion on MMORPG that runs natively on linux or without much trouble through wine?

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