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NVIDIA reveal the GeForce RTX 3060, plus lots of GeForce RTX laptops
12 January 2021 at 7:09 pm UTC Likes: 1

I have a 2060 Super, and I have no real need to upgrade currently. GPU availability is very sketchy right now, with scalpers trying to sell rigs at an obscene profit.

Maybe in a year, when the pandemic subsides, when tariffs drop...

Revolutionary Games continue building up their free evolution game Thrive
12 January 2021 at 7:02 pm UTC

A most impressive simulator; it doesn't do much hand-holding, but it's free and it's an AppImage.

The Linux distribution I was most thankful for in 2020 - EndeavourOS
6 January 2021 at 5:17 pm UTC Likes: 2

I tried EndeavourOS, and it's too close to vanilla Arch for me (I don't like spending a long time to install packages); I prefer the so-called "bloated" Manjaro. All the benefits of Arch with the ease of Ubuntu.

OpenMW, the open source game engine for Morrowind sees great progress
19 November 2020 at 9:34 pm UTC Likes: 1

A lot of people aver Morrowind as the best TES game. The world is weirder, enemies don't scale, and the story is fantastic.

OpenMW just asks where your Morrowind installation folder is, and takes it from there.

The weekend chat - what have you been playing?
18 October 2020 at 3:14 pm UTC

Bard's Tale 3. You do need to run

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to get it to run, but It. Is. Gorgeous.

From Larian, it's the new Divinity Engine using 5e D&D rules (EVERYTHING is a die roll), and taking place on the Sword Coast.

It's $59.95 in Early Access, which is the first act of the game. Saves in this version are unlikely to work with the full version of the game, and character creation, while extensive, is still limited.

But is it good? Oh my, yes.

NVIDIA release another fresh Vulkan Beta Driver - 455.26.01
13 October 2020 at 11:57 pm UTC

Ubuntu does hold on to released packages for some time for thorough testing.

You can now order a PC case that looks like the classic Commodore 64
13 October 2020 at 11:39 pm UTC Likes: 1

I refuse to use a keyboard with no function keys.

What have you been gaming on Linux lately? Come chat
7 September 2020 at 1:31 pm UTC

Tropico 6, which was on sale, and is just as quirky as its predecessors.

2019's weirdest release 'Hypnospace Outlaw' has a huge update, with improved Linux support
29 August 2020 at 3:53 pm UTC

It had been quite a while since I played this; it takes a bit of work and memorization to be an effective "enforcer," but this is one very original and unique game, and I certainly recommend it.

Thanks for the reminder that it exists!

and that I own it...

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