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Sunday Mag: Linux gaming news odds and ends and a quick look at what’s on sale
8 October 2018 at 9:01 am UTC

What I am playing? Well, I will be a bit boring.

Dominions 5 and Skyrim.

Less boring, I tried the Orwell thing and it is kind of fun. Last month I was also playing Surviving Mars and Airships: Conquer the Skies.

BATTLETECH gets an opt-in Linux beta on Steam
5 October 2018 at 10:22 pm UTC

QuoteColombo didn't really say anything at all. So who knows what they really mean? There's not much to analyse in that sentence other than Colombo disagrees with me (without providing a reason why).

So Colombo didn't say anything? And no one knows what it means? But Colombo must have said something, and something meaningful, when you interpreted the meaning as disagreement with you.

Given that there wasn't much to analyse, you made quite interesting analysis of my sentence.

Sadly without getting the simple meaning right in the first sense.

Dude, you should stop babbling.

BATTLETECH gets an opt-in Linux beta on Steam
29 September 2018 at 10:35 pm UTC Likes: 1

drmothThere goes that entitlement again.

I would suggest to stop repeating words if you don't know what do they mean.

BATTLETECH gets an opt-in Linux beta on Steam
28 September 2018 at 5:38 am UTC Likes: 5

Originally backed the game..., refunded after Linux was delayed.

And now, after so much time, I don't really care about this game anyway. I bet you that devs would complain that there isn't enough linux users.

The developer of the dungeon crawler Gloomhaven is keeping an eye on Linux support requests
5 September 2018 at 6:52 am UTC

The Teaser is horrible. I have no idea what this game is about.

The Universim is now officially available in Early Access on Steam
29 August 2018 at 2:18 am UTC Likes: 3

1. Intro is a bit weird. It is a personal story of family... tragic event... then cut to evolution of civilization.

2. Connecting basic game features to progress in game is stupid. "Hey, you can quit the game from main menu. But you need to build building X to get to main menu!" It is OK for some minor things, like skins, unlocking music or so, but basic functions should not require any progress. Especially save or pause function, which are so much important for people who need to stop game at exact time or stop it momentarily to do something different.

I am very much looking towards this game.

Valve officially confirm a new version of 'Steam Play' which includes a modified version of Wine
22 August 2018 at 10:56 am UTC Likes: 10

Alm888Guess what will happen when Steam refuses to launch after the Windows™ Update? My bet they will run towards Microsoft® and Valve® with their sticks and stones and demands to "fix it back". And what happens next? Microsoft® won't budge and Valve will be unable to do anything. So, enraged gamers will switch to "Microsoft Store" (no choice, because otherwise they will have to switch to Linux and, believe me, it terrifies most of them). Gamers can hate Microsoft® however they want, but they depend on Windows™ (most of them have to do their school homework on it) and will take whatever Microsoft® throws at them.

Guess what will happen when Steam refuses to launch after the Windows update, people will run towards Microsoft and Valve with their stick and stones and demand to "fix it back", they will then google to fix the problem and then they will read proclamation from Valve that Microsoft changed API and there is nothing they can do. However, they can enjoy all their games on SteamOS or one of the many distribution, with link to installation and everything.

I will guess that many players and many devs are more invested in their games then in the underlying OS and there will be HUGE overnight switch. Most people are merely USED to Windows and don't see other alternatives as viable due to mostly cultural reasons (nerds & Linux), but they usually hate Microsoft.

Valve officially confirm a new version of 'Steam Play' which includes a modified version of Wine
22 August 2018 at 8:20 am UTC Likes: 3

AppelsinPS: I would, however, very much like to be proven wrong!

I don't think you are wrong, I think that Microsoft is late. Vulcan is already well-developed product with a strong corporate backing (Valve) that seems to be more adopted than DX12. The only way Microsoft might fight this is making proprietary extension for Vulcan. Any drastic change on side of their API will drastically change current ecosystem, unless they damage their own product so they don't work on whatever emulator you are running them. But then, this is gamble as this might as well go against them.

As for SteamPlay, great news! I think that we will see a shot up of linux percentage due to under-reporting! Valve can then come and claim that this big increase is because of these particular changes and claim it as victory, which might start an avalanche. But might not, depends how Valve will handle it.

Planetary Annihilation development set to continue with the creation of a new company
17 August 2018 at 10:44 pm UTC

can anyone give me background to what was going there? Why they had to make a new company?

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