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Trouble is brewing over on GOG due to the HITMAN release needing online for some features
26 September 2021 at 2:16 pm UTC

Quoting: audioboysYou know what's so funny about this? And, hey, I don't advocate piracy or anything, I bought all three games. But you know that's why gamers are mad. They pass around these installers like candy knowing they can just use them to install the full game no problem. Don't pretend that's not what this is about.

But here's the really funny thing: they could just as easily download a completed save file to completely circumvent all these pieces of content that are locked. You can literally just slide a single file into AppData and have every "online-only" gun and item in the game. Imagine being this low-agency lmao. Pirates, everyone.

"New user" posts obvious bait on GoL, in other news water is still wet

Trouble is brewing over on GOG due to the HITMAN release needing online for some features
26 September 2021 at 10:08 am UTC Likes: 4

I think that even if they had been transparent from the start they would still be deserving of criticism since they are a "DRM FREE" store not a "Technically DRM free because you can play the game without a ton of core features that shouldn't require internet" store

Couch gaming Linux distribution ChimeraOS has a new release
16 September 2021 at 12:29 am UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: PhlebiacIt does make me wonder what they will do if Steam drops Big Picture Mode in favor of some other UI for Steam Deck. They have let it languish for a while...

It's already been confirmed that the UI we see on the Steam Deck is the next version of Big Picture. Source

AMD reveals Ryzen 5000 G-Series desktop APUs, FidelityFX Super Resolution and more
1 June 2021 at 3:40 pm UTC

Quoting: subNvidia has two game changers for gaming platforms on their side.
ARM (see Apple's M1 performance and efficiency) and DLSS.

DLSS sure but I don't see how ARM is going to help them with PC gaming performance

Hints appear of Valve making a handheld Steam "SteamPal" Neptune console
25 May 2021 at 9:26 pm UTC Likes: 1

The only way shipping the device with ARM would make sense is if it came bundled with an Apple Rosetta-like emulator so that x86 games could still be played on the device. If it ships and any effort at all is required from game developers to make their games work then Valve will have thrown away the selling point of having the PC's enormous catalogue available.
Something similar to this already happened to the Steam Machines with the Windows vs Linux games situation but Valve have since remedied this with Proton. Going with ARM but not having backwards compatibility with x86 games would be reliving that situation all over again

Valve expand Steam Input to support more of the PS5 DualSense Controller
22 November 2020 at 2:23 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: CyrilHow about its support outside Steam?
It comes up as a /dev/js* controller and all the buttons work as you'd expect. No gyro or touchpad though

Collabora expect their Linux Kernel work for Windows game emulation in Kernel 5.11
28 October 2020 at 4:49 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: 0aTTThe PC is replaced by tablets and phones.
Definitly not for gaming. The mobile market is full of shallow cash grabs and most people know that console/pc are where quality games are released

Scream Fortress XII has arrived for Team Fortress 2, new all-time high player count
2 October 2020 at 3:36 pm UTC

The Hacker bots pretty much only target the official servers so community servers are the way to go by far.

Linux distro Fedora 33 may get DXVK as the default for Wine
22 July 2020 at 8:16 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Alm888Sure, I can "blacklist", uninstall and purge everything, but if Fedora goes down the "fork-path" it will hinder upstream improvements even more so (than wine-staging).
DXVK is definitely not a fork in any way, maybe you're getting mixed up with proton? The proposal page even outlines how you would blacklist the package in case you didn't already know:
QuoteUsers would be able to opt-out from using DXVK by adding 'exclude=wine-dxvk*' into /etc/dnf/dnf.conf and removing wine-dxvk package.

Linux distro Fedora 33 may get DXVK as the default for Wine
22 July 2020 at 7:39 pm UTC Likes: 5

Quoting: Alm888I do not need DXVK in any way or form. Yet, I am (or will be) forcefully fed it from F33 onward
All they're doing is making wine-dxvk a recommended package for wine. Literally just blacklist the package no one is forcing you to use anything. This is a change to give the average user who may not even know about dxvk better compatibility/performance out of the box, if you don't want it you can just not use it.