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A general guide for the best practices of buying Linux games
6 October 2016 at 8:27 am UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Beamboom
Quoting: emphy
Quoteyou’re not entitled to anything.

Sorry, but this is extremely offensive. Blocking off people from cultural activities because of their financial situation or location is simply wrong.

Why? It costs 60-80 USD - often more - to go to the most popular concerts today. By far no all can afford that. Is that offensive too? Or the movies. Or theatres. They all cost, and for many it's too much. Is that wrong? Do they have the moral rights to break into these arenas if they can't afford the admission fee?

I could go on. TV channels, streaming services, DVDs, you're not entitled to any of these offerings. But with video games it's different? Get out of here. Real life doesn't work that way.

Why yes, I would say it is quite offensive that we have to pay private entities lots of money for what could/should be seen as common goods, such as culture, especially when there is no scarcity (you can make infinite digital copies of a game). It is strange, that people consider it "just so" that people should be discriminated based on income, yet balk at discriminating them based on skin color or gender.

I guess you have nothing against DRM and such, so why not make technology recognize your income and take a fair share as a price for games/video/whatev. That would be cool.

A general guide for the best practices of buying Linux games
6 October 2016 at 7:59 am UTC

Quoting: kingofrodeoSure, if you can afford but pirate or buy stolen keys then you're a prick.

Hear hear!

A general guide for the best practices of buying Linux games
6 October 2016 at 7:55 am UTC Likes: 2

About entitlement, most would agree that I am entitled (as a human being) to food, shelter, and meaningful cultural participation in society. It should not be based on income. If anything, there is no right to extreme excesses of income, and thus I think we should make culture, food and housing free for everyone, paid for by cutting of any income above say 5000 dollars per month and spending the excess on those common needs (also known as tax).

Thus, anyone with a substantial excess income, do pay for ye games. Anyone without, in the meantime (until justice prevails and it is free for all), do what you must to participate culturally in society, and taketh no shiet from the rich kids.

A general guide for the best practices of buying Linux games
6 October 2016 at 7:30 am UTC Likes: 4

I have to agree with a previous comment about bashing people who cannot pay. I have two small kids on one income, I cannot justify to myself buying any game at full price - I wait for sales, and even then it is a long period of anxiety and worries to part even with 5 dollars for a game I'm not even sure I will enjoy or have time for. At the end of every month, we have essentially always (including all our savings) 0 dollars in our accounts, and I am fully employed and not a hobo, just normal vanilla poor - we spend everything on good food and other bare necessities for the kids+rent+car, literally. Yet I LOVE games (and GNU/Linux)!

I'll admit to buying Kentucky Route Zero on g2a since it was silly cheap and I've wanted it forever yet it never drops below 10 dollars even on sales. I will however, when my money situation improves (as it bloody well should SOMETIME RIGHT?), go and buy that game on gog full price again, deluxe edition even, as it is awesome. If I never get a stable income, I'll eat the rich. If any of you rich kids do that though, then GOD WILL JUDGE YOU!

Giving information about how your purchase counts is very welcome, but cut out the moralizing - one has to trust each person's morality to some extent, and the best way to make people make informed choices is by informing them (like you do) - but bashing people is probably counter productive and elitist. I feel bad and guilty enough about spending money on games as it is, thanks. I don't even blame people for piracy - I am sure they will come back and pay back somehow sometime, if not, then I am sure the poor poor developers will survive without that one (digital nonetheless) copy.

If you need a decent action platformer, be sure to check out Super Time Force Ultra
6 October 2016 at 5:58 am UTC

Strange, I never found it was difficult - I just rush forward blasting, using rewind to correct some mistakes (or just power on with a new guy). I've never run out of timeouts.

If you need a decent action platformer, be sure to check out Super Time Force Ultra
5 October 2016 at 12:36 pm UTC

I got this in a humble bundle, and I do like it. I had issues with my gamepad initially, but the devs were very responsive and friendly (patching and releasing fixes immediately) and now it works very well!

There sure is a lot of intros and dialogue, but when you actually get to play I found it pretty easy yet fun - the game rewards risky play by letting you fix your mistakes by rewinding and shielding or whatever.

My triumph in Rocket League and why you need to own it on Linux
5 October 2016 at 11:43 am UTC

I can appreciate the butt-clenching-ness of this game, but it looks so clumsy and iffy :/ But I am sure it is very fun.

You have no excuse not to own Company of Heroes 2 now, Humble Bundle Company of Heroes bundle is live
5 October 2016 at 7:28 am UTC

It is a great bundle (price has risen quite some now however) but my computer probably wont run it very well. And yeah, WW2 games that glory in the suffering of soldiers, I can't stomach it.

Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon, an excellent Linux & SteamOS game for kids
22 August 2016 at 7:59 am UTC

I introduced video games to my sons (3 and 5, soon six) with Super Mario World (SNES, ZSNES) and a nice SNES usb controller, they found graphics and sound fun and cute and liked it a lot. It was hard for them though, the hand-eye coordination of jumping over enemies is difficult! But they tried and tried and tried, and got longer and longer. After about 40min and like 50 lives they had managed to get past the first few enemies and one devious pit ("how do you get over the pit?!" "you jump!" "ooooh"), they learn fast!

I loved games when I was a kid, I am so happy I can share this with them. I would love more content here about gaming with kids!

A reason for poor performance on AMD plus Mesa has been found and a patch is in progress
19 August 2016 at 6:55 am UTC

How nice, it's great that they are working on this. When could one expect to see it in the driver in the ubuntu repositories? Does it take a long time?