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Inspired by Hollow Knight, Crowsworn becomes one of the most funded Kickstarter projects
10 August 2021 at 4:06 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: denyasisI wonder if they hired the same artist(s) from the Hollow Knight devs?

Can't speak for artist but they did hire the same marketing person, Leth.

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced a minority investment in Discord
5 May 2021 at 4:29 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: TheRiddickall sorts of crazy rules.

I'll bite. What specifically to you, prey tell, are discord's "crazy rules?" I read their community guidelines and it seems like pretty standard and reasonable stuff considering they are hosting it on their servers. Is there something specific you want to talk about that discord prevents you from?

You can get Bomber Crew, Space Crew and For The King in the latest Humble Bundle
18 March 2021 at 6:12 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: dpanter
Quoting: MigwellNarcos: Rise of the Cartels ​​- Proton Borked
It might be a hopeless endeavor to attach ProtonDB info since the info may change at any point in time as Proton matures, plus the rolling nature of Proton Experimental makes it even more of a moving target.
Not to mention protondb’s rating system is not very helpful. What can you expect from a game rated gold for instance? Or Silver? Do you have to configure stuff to get it working? Do you need a custom version of proton? What kind of performance should you expect? I cannot know without reading reports because their grading system plus the way people make reports is not helpful.

Linux lands on Mars with Perseverance and Ingenuity
22 February 2021 at 9:59 am UTC Likes: 5

QuoteIt’s kind of an open-source victory, because we’re flying an open-source operating system and an open-source flight software framework and flying commercial parts that you can buy off the shelf

This is weirdly inspiring in a way. I worked a bit on building robots in college and it’s nice to know the only thing stopping them from being as cool as the stuff nasa builds is my severe lack of intelligence and not some secret technology.

There's no stopping the Viking invasion as Valheim hits 3 million sales
20 February 2021 at 2:31 am UTC

LinuxGSM is an awesome tool and I’m glad it’s getting the popularity it deserves. +100% servers in the last 30 days!

Epic Games has acquired RAD Game Tools so they now own Bink video and more
8 January 2021 at 5:38 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: DrMcCoy2) Bink (*) has several optimizations and block types to specifically support videos found in video games. Namely, hard edges you'll find in animated or 3D-rendered graphics. Other general video formats are tuned for real life video captured by a camera, where hard edges and wide stretches of the exact same color are scarce, but gradients and noise that needs to be filtered are frequent.

As someone who has done quite a bit of work with av1 that codec absolutely excels with 3d renders and animated content. Ofc it’s often limited by the source using yuv420p which makes it literally impossible to create sharp edges that change color, but overall it’s a good way to distribute video if you can be sure your users have a good enough cpu for it (like at least a 4 core ryzen or intel cpu).

Unity Technologies committed to supporting the Linux Editor for the Unity game engine
4 November 2020 at 6:26 pm UTC Likes: 2

Even though I’m kinda cynical about Unity for various reasons I am very happy to see this. Getting tools on Linux is how we get way more games on Linux! Plus the preview/beta linux builds of unity have been super helpful to me in modding. Unity is a wonderful tool and official support is great

The itch.io charity bundle hits over $4 million and now over 1,500 items inside
11 June 2020 at 6:12 pm UTC Likes: 2

I am still going through it, there's a metric ton of games, but I have already found a few hidden gems in this bundle. Extreme meatpunks forever is a 2 hour long visual novel/brawler that's pretty funny/enjoyable writing. The Ground Itself is an interesting game I was able to get a few friends to play with. Ungrounded is pretty neat too.

Also they have added a TON of high profile indie titles that are on steam since the initial 700. Warden melody of the undergrowth, Oxenfree, Headliner, Secrets of Raetikon, Heavy bullets, Crest, Headliner, Another Lost Phone, Lingtopia, Silicon Zeroes, and that's just SOME of the games NOT mentioned in the article or in the other article.

Seriously, bar none, this is the best game deal I have ever gotten and that was having given 20 dollars instead of the minimum 5.

The Linux GOTY Award 2019 is now open for voting
1 February 2020 at 6:43 pm UTC

I regret not nominating celeste for best update of 2019 but with that said its surprising how many good games there were this year despite it feeling like a bad year

The open source Nintendo Switch Emulator 'yuzu' now has a Vulkan renderer
6 December 2019 at 5:28 am UTC

In defense of Yuzu having paid betas, my two cents are
It's clearly a proven business model. Many people who use emulators often do not know or care what goes on in their development. Of course there's the blatant and mostly harmless problem of people nagging devs on twitter for why their emulator doesn't support their favorite game. But there's also the more insidious problem-- Many people are more than willing to pay money for an emulator that sorta works but that is completely closed source and this I believe will ultimately lead to the platform having much worse emulation for many decades to come. (See the N64 for example).
So because of this, Yuzu having a patreon AND github allows them to profit off these people while still doing a good service for the emulation scene.

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