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Valve makes further improvements to Steam Link and Remote Play Together
3 March 2021 at 6:42 pm UTC

What’s the change for Remote Play Together?

Valve & Netflix teamed up for a Dota anime series
17 February 2021 at 4:12 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: NezchanWow.

All the characters they could have picked, there's what, 120 of them? Almost all with amazing, visually impressive designs and costumes, flashy abilities and compelling backstories, and this is what they picked? A generic looking human warrior whose outfit is mainly brown?

Gonna have to agree on this. Plus their one-liner synopsis is the most non-descript and cliché I’ve seen in a long time. "Warrior dude wants to be a hero, unexpectedly teams up with princess who is more than she appears, gets more than he bargained for." I’ll go out on a limb and guess that the dragons he used to fight aren’t as evil as he thought, the princess has a quirky pet for comedic relief and, I don’t know, the order he works for is actually behind the scourge somehow.

Bytten Studio say not to sleep on Linux in their postmortem for Lenna's Inception
18 January 2021 at 4:41 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: NezchanSo the solution here is that game devs should be nicer to Liam, and they've found the road to success.
It’s definitely an easy way to pump up your Linux sales, based on the comments on every article about a game dev discussing their experience selling Linux-native games.

Quoting: NanobangI almost skipped right past this article because the game just looks like something I wouldn't be interested in, but I didn't understand what the headline meant by "not to sleep on Linux."
Same! I also thought the game had failed to see release based on the "postmortem" bit so all in all this was a much more positive article than expected.

What we expect to come from Valve to help Linux gaming in 2021
18 January 2021 at 4:32 pm UTC

Quoting: DuncBack in the days of physical media, you could go to a friend's house and take your games along. Not so easy nowadays. (Sure, it's theoretically possible, if you log in to your account and wait to download them, but unless your friend has a fat connection it's hardly practical.)
There’s also Steam Remote Play, where you just need to leave your home computer running with Steam open and log into your account on your friend’s computer :)

What we expect to come from Valve to help Linux gaming in 2021
18 January 2021 at 2:39 am UTC

Quoting: GoboOr imagine using the stick with the new console generation to access your steam library on those.
See, that’s where I think it could have been a cool move to get Steam into people’s living rooms without having them buy yet another console (or a gaming PC and Steam Link), but Liam’s quote says "trying out Linux on a normal PC" so... meh. If they could somehow force the consoles to boot to USB and give us full Linux operating systems on top of cheap console hardware without the risk of bricking the device, I would definitely be more excited about that.

What we expect to come from Valve to help Linux gaming in 2021
16 January 2021 at 7:00 pm UTC

QuoteBurn it to a USB stick, load it on your PC and login to Steam, download a game and away you go — you're now gaming on Linux.
... Yay?

Unless Valve intend to distribute ready-made sticks as a marketing gimmick to get people to try SteamOS before they buy the next generation of Steam console, I don’t see how that changes anything from the already long-established practice of burning ISOs on live USB or CD/DVD peripherals. I’m also struggling to see the benefit of "instantly updating said media from the other OS" rather than from the device itself. Other than updating everything automatically without giving the user any information, the update process couldn’t be much simpler than it already is, and having to reboot into the host OS to do it just sounds tedious.

I would hope that Valve have more in mind than that if they’ve been working on something that already mostly exists for 2-3 years. Otherwise, from a Windows user perspective, this just sounds to me like "Here’s a few extra steps you can take to be able to do almost everything you already do *(with slower data read/write)!"

Even if the plan is to make the next "Steam Machine" a USB device you plug into a host computer, I can’t imagine why someone would want that when they already have non-Steam games installed on their gaming PC and access to Big Picture if they want a couch/controller experience.

... I guess it would make more sense if they’re making progress on a game streaming service, where the host hardware no longer matters. I still don’t really see why they would especially want to sell that service on a Linux peripheral though, rather than just make clients for all operating systems as is already the case.

Linux Mint 20.1 released, will be supported until 2025
8 January 2021 at 4:11 pm UTC Likes: 9

Well I’ve been on Mint since I moved on from Ubuntu and can’t recall ever having issues with games that were specific to Mint. I guess screen tearing at one point that could be fixed by switching the compositor? Definitely a comfortable experience overall, although I’ve been thinking of giving other distros a shot in the somewhat near future. I’m overdue for a fresh install anyway.

Here's a few of the Linux games we're excited to see through 2021
6 January 2021 at 7:19 pm UTC

Quoting: kaimanI've already played the Roadwarden demo, but it didn't impress. Maybe if the writing was more concise and to the point.
Yeah, I found the demo interesting from a game design perspective, but ultimately it didn’t really hold my interest with the way it was paced and some of the mechanics.

Here's a few of the Linux games we're excited to see through 2021
6 January 2021 at 4:07 pm UTC Likes: 1

Curious about a few, but mostly interested in Inscryption, and possibly Death Trash and Book of Travels. I’m just discovering the soundtrack to Viscerafest and loving it so far so thanks for that!

Also intrigued by Lotus Reverie which was covered on GoL a while back and is slated for January.

Linux hardware vendor ZaReason has officially closed up shop
7 December 2020 at 12:23 pm UTC

That’s a damn shame. I would have never been able to afford their computers any more than those of System76 (shipping and customs definitely not helping), but it was still a part of the ecosystem. Hopefully the silver lining will be that System76 and other Linux-dedicated brands have a bit less competition and can better hold their own against Dell and Lenovo.

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