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Stellaris: Apocalypse is due soon & there's a new overview video up, also a note about Linux sales
16 February 2018 at 1:53 pm UTC Likes: 3

Also, BTW, have no idea why I don't own Stellaris. It's in a genre I like. Now purchased....

Stellaris: Apocalypse is due soon & there's a new overview video up, also a note about Linux sales
16 February 2018 at 1:48 pm UTC Likes: 4

Purple Library GuyIt is looking like the market share of Linux for gaming in specific may be less than 1%. I've been wondering about the difference; are Linux users mostly not gamers?

Actually, this feels about right. A quick Googling of the gaming and Windows stats seems to validate it. Let's assume, for the moment, that nearly 100% of American households have a computer (not far off). It seems 60% of households have someone who games. Roughly half of those gamers are doing so on a desktop, so roughly a third of households with a desktop game on it. If Linux desktop usage is 2-3% and the same stats hold that a third of those users are gamers, then it's possible that Linux gamers are less than a percent of the overall desktop gaming total.

Again, though, as many have said, it's not all about numbers. Linux users are among the more loyal and knowledgeable of the bunch. The Astrokill dev, for example, I think has said that although small as a percentage, his Linux players have been responsible for finding and killing most of the bugs and issues in the game's cross-platform engine.

Some initial thoughts on the Logitech Driving Force G29 Steering Wheel
10 February 2018 at 3:11 am UTC

jegmancsI also have Richard Burns Rally...I don't know if any of the Logitech wheels would work with them, since they are not native games.

Richard Burns Rally holds up beautifully to today's titles in my opinion, and would be the game I'd most be interested in a wheel for after DR. Per WineHQ, people have reported force wheels work, so hopefully we'd be OK.

Some initial thoughts on the Logitech Driving Force G29 Steering Wheel
7 February 2018 at 6:35 pm UTC Likes: 1

What's up with the Logitech wheel used market? Used G25s and 27's are far MORE expensive than new G29's!

Six-degree-of-freedom shooter 'Overload' will now have multiplayer at release, teaser video revealed
30 January 2018 at 3:08 am UTC

TcheyYep, this one is the "true" successor to Descent, and the best one i've played so far...

Completely agree. Definitely the best of the genre and a terrific action game by any measure, even in its current state. Even its instant action mode is a blast.

Gorgeous space sim 'Helium Rain' updated with Vulkan, skirmish battle mode and more
26 January 2018 at 10:10 pm UTC

Wow, I love this game. It's got it all. This is how I always imagined space combat would really be. So happy this is on Linux...

FPS 'Interstellar Marines' is still alive and updated, finally fixes their Wargames mode timer on Linux
24 January 2018 at 7:16 am UTC

Ok, based on feedback here, I purchased it and am happy I did. It's VERY atmospheric and spooky at places. The robots have a New Battlestar Galactica intimidation about them. Stealth matters. Nice recoil. Seemingly decent replayability in challenges and such. Haven't tried multiplayer yet (no one online) but I'm enjoying this, and it's definitely worth the $10. I like it better than, say, Ballistic Overkill, which I've never warmed to. Thanks all!

FPS 'Interstellar Marines' is still alive and updated, finally fixes their Wargames mode timer on Linux
19 January 2018 at 8:45 pm UTC Likes: 1

Wow, seriously mixed reviews on Steam on this one, mostly around the slow development pace and limited weapons (which doesn't bother me). I love the idea and look. At $9.99 for a long gestating early access, it's not pricey, but not quite a cheap, "Sure, to support a Linux dev, why not?" For the Linux gamer, what do you all think?

Super Blood Hockey is an very tricky & slightly violent retro-inspired sports game, some thoughts
17 January 2018 at 8:26 pm UTC

Whoa, an intensity comparison to Rocket League, which is gaming crack cocaine for me... Must try this one too...

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