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GOG update their stance on DRM-free, Galaxy as 'optional' for single-player
20 March 2022 at 12:20 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: M@GOidOffline mode for AAA titles is pretty much dead by now, since publishers want to milk anything with the label "game" in it. Is simply out of GOG hands. If they want to survive, they had to bend over for the publishers demands or not have a game to sell.

I really wish they would have just no to games that are not 100% playable offline. It's such a headache to find a modern game to play now since one has to do so much research (feels like work more then fun for me) to see if the game is exactly what you want as a DRM FREE gamer.

GOG puts up a We Love Games Sale with lots of good deals
14 February 2022 at 11:04 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: GuestGames on Linux with nearly zero driver support, barely any dev support, and worse performance than OS X. I remember running games at 30FPS that would have run 90FPS on the same settings in Windows. If you call that "support" we have two very different definitions of what that means.

I've done my fair share supporting open source projects myself, with time and with money, I could name them all but I'd rather not. Everything Valve has done to promote Linux gaming in the wild, not just via their platform, without locking any of it up. When a company embraces your open-source OS like that, putting MILLIONS of dollars into it, that's when you support a company. Let me ask you this, what does a company have to do in order to get your support?

I am supporting my community, I'm more worried about our software advancements than some basic DRM in a game.

You are not supporting your community by coming into a article that has nothing to do with the topic you wish to speak about and asking ppl to side with you towards a company.

As for what I would throw my money on I already stated - SP & Local MP Linux Native DRM Free games (if I need a launcher, I will not buy from that company) | Online Only MP Games must be cloud based and work on Linux stuff like Stadia and GFN are good examples.

GOG has a lot of Linux Native DRM Free titles and I supported them for a long time and I'm glad they are still around to have these sales to allow more Linux users explore DRM Free gaming while it's still an option.

You're worried but that's not how to be. I don't fear what will and will not happen. I just actively support what going right now that does things the way I want them to be done.

If Steam has more players like you involved, I think I continue to not support them.

GOG puts up a We Love Games Sale with lots of good deals
14 February 2022 at 10:42 pm UTC

Quoting: GuestYeah, just remember, if Valve fails at making Linux a gaming OS and stops trying, you better get to liking Windows. All your dear DRM free devs aren't going to give a damn about your 1% market share without Valve pushing it.

if someone is ofended because I stated my opinion on who to support to move our OS further, and ends up not using Linux because of my very simple comment, it's on them. You're making a literal mountain out of a literal mole hill.

If Valve fails, Linux will still be here. It was here before Valve. Linux gaming existed before Valve. I started using Linux in 1998. The last time I touched Windows was in 1999. My job does not use Linux. I've been gaming soley on Linux since the summer of 1999. My family has been on Linux since 2003. My children who entered the workforce have jobs that allow them to use whatever OS they want so long as they remote in are on Linux. You don't bring ppl to the table the way you are trying to do. You just use it and others will see if it's for them or not.

What you are doing is putting your opinion out into the world with an irresponsible tone which is counter to the argument and ideals of what birthed Linux.

Community 1st.

GOG puts up a We Love Games Sale with lots of good deals
14 February 2022 at 9:57 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: GuestI get it, but through Valves open source projects and efforts, I'd guess quite a few titles you have are specifically related to Valve and their spending to make games work on all Linux versions.

I like open source and don't like evasive DRM. That's why I like Valve because they are all in on open source and don't have hard core DRM. Linux is easy enough to lock down so that the DRM can't get anything anyway, so it's a moot point for me.

The way you're advocating for Steam and Valve does more harm than good. I've been on Linux since the 90's. I'm also a member of several LUGs and I work with non-profits to help build and donate Linux computers to the public...How you are going about it leaves a bad taste and make those on the fence about Steam or Linux or both give them pause to enter.

You don't need to PREACH anything in life. If it's good, ppl will come to it on their own. Especially when it's something as well known as Steam.

The discourse should be framed in a way that reflects the article and nature of the open source movement which is about giving ppl more choices versus asking everyone one to line up behind one flag.

GOG puts up a We Love Games Sale with lots of good deals
14 February 2022 at 9:29 pm UTC

Quoting: GuestBuy from Valve, support Valve! They are the ones that deserve our support!

No thanks. I only support game devs that make Linux DRM FREE local MP/Single Player titles and/or Cloud Based Online Only games that support Linux. Valve is great and all but they don't cater to my Linux specific needs which is why it's great to have more choices not less.

Skul: The Hero Slayer gets a massive overhaul out now
10 February 2022 at 3:10 pm UTC

Quoting: LambidaItch.IO even sells some that are Digital Restrictions free!

They have been my primary DRM FREE Linux Native store since they opened. I'm also gaming more on android and their DRM FREE APKs are excellent.

Tim Sweeney has a point about Fortnite EAC support
10 February 2022 at 3:57 am UTC

Quoting: GuestThe one platform that would've ticked all the boxes is, of course, Stadia. Epic didn't want to go through Google's payment methods though, and Google wasn't about to give that up either, but it would've solved the cheating problem and given GNU/Linux users a way to pay play it.

I agree with this 100%. All online only games should be on the cloud if the cheating is such an issue. Take the client side problem out completely.

Indie store itch.io comes out swinging against NFTs
7 February 2022 at 5:43 pm UTC Likes: 3

itch.io has been my go to place now this just makes it all the better.

Stadia continues the slow downward spiral
6 February 2022 at 10:09 pm UTC

Quoting: EikeWell, if you could elaborate on your "no they didn't"? Google Stadia is a service you can pay for (AFAIR there's a free base service) and where you need to buy games to play them (there's some free games included, especially in higher tiers). So what's wrong with "they made you pay for each game on top of paying for the steaming service"? You can also get free games on Steam, but it's still a service where you (usually) pay for your games...


All I know is I did not pay a dime for anything and I'm playing games on Stadia.

Stadia continues the slow downward spiral
6 February 2022 at 2:37 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: HxECloud gaming will never be a viable choice, unless you live next to the servers.
Also premium subscription for a couple of years may cost you more than cheap xbox version + game pass.

As a person that has been Browser Based gaming since it started in the 90's...I think ppl are not seeing the bigger picture. There are generations of kids going into adulthood who only gamed via of browser be it flash games or browser based MMO that will not carrying any traditional form of gaming into the next gen.

Cloud gaming and Browser based gaming are going to be interchangeable if they are not already.

As a person that saves a ton of cash gaming that way, it's going to more of the same as more cloud services pop up.