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Editorial: An open letter to Valve on why they should keep on embracing Linux
9 December 2018 at 9:01 pm UTC Likes: 13

I co-signed this with a £10 donation to GoL, on top of my normal Patreon donation

FPS game Ballistic Overkill's Bloodlust update is out
18 September 2018 at 1:44 pm UTC

What does "Now, you will get more points for your kills based on how far into the match you took down your enemy." mean?

- More points the closer to the end of the game you are?
- More points the longer you have been alive since you spawned?
- More points the further you are from your spawn point?
- More points the further you have moved since you spawned?
- More points the further away your enemy was when you killed them?

All of these except the first favour specific classes

Valve are already pushing ahead with updates to Steam Play's Proton with a beta channel
25 August 2018 at 8:09 pm UTC Likes: 3

NeptNutzSteam has been Microsoft's de facto gaming store for 15 years. Remember GFWL? Who should be bowing down to whom?

I guess that's why Quantum Break, Microsoft's breakout, DX12, UWP, Windows Store, Windows 10, Xbox 'Play Anywhere' flagship title is on Steam.

... and I just bought it on Linux, so that counts as a Steam for Linux sale—and it runs flawlessly on Steam Play!!!

"Thanks Microsoft Studios! This looks like a pretty good game." ;)
I wonder what would happen if some publishers (Microsoft) don't want their games on Proton. Could they prohibit for Valve to make them Proton-compatible?
Microsoft have been known to have their software explicitly check if it runs in Wine, and labeling it as a non-genuine windows installation. It was a long time ago, but I guess nothing stops them from doing it again

How to be a great advocate for a niche gaming platform
21 June 2018 at 1:21 pm UTC Likes: 5

morgancoxuk> Play on Linux and soon after purchasing

What happens if I buy a game for Linux, but play weeks after purchasing?

i.e only play on Linux but weeks after purchase?

I ask as that is what I often do.

With Steam, I've heard that the platform you have most playtime on in the game 7 days after purchasing is the one that is counted. If you have 0 playtime after 7 days, it's theplatform you made the purchase from that counts. Android for some reason counts as Windows.

Will see if I can find the source for this

EDIT: The source was GoL, actually. It's from 2014, so things might have changed

The shoot 'em up 'Super Galaxy Squadron EX Turbo' is now available on Linux
20 June 2018 at 10:24 am UTC Likes: 1

As I have made a category "Windows-only bullcrap" on my Steam account and put all windows games in it, it's always a pleasant surprise when a game from this category shows up when I'm filtering on Linux games. This game did that yesterday, so naturally I installed it.

However, on the store page it still showed only the windows logo, and when I tried to run it, it said "Missing executable" or something like that. It might very well be that I'm just missing some 32 bit libraries

We've teamed up with GOG for another fantastic giveaway: Surviving Mars & Iconoclasts
14 June 2018 at 5:03 pm UTC Likes: 3

Iconoclasts please

All I've got is an UDP joke
Quote"To get to the other side!"
"Why did the chicken cross the road?"

Or maybe the joke should be
QuoteMicrosoft ♥ Linux

The Little Ball That Could is a rather great marble platformer that's now out on Linux
26 March 2018 at 11:00 am UTC Likes: 1

The video gives me a strange urge to punch GLaDOS in the face and leave her alone and companionless

Voxel Tycoon, a new strategy game about transportation, building factories, and mining will come to Linux
29 January 2018 at 11:35 am UTC

This looks like something I might lose countless hours to when it arrives

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