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The latest Steam Client update is quite a big one pulling in lots from previous beta versions
22 March 2018 at 10:26 am UTC

I was actually bothered by the new Steam client. For me, on my 40 inch 4K display it looks ridiculously large at 2x scale. And then, a cursory look around the menus and I couldn't spot a way to reduce it to the original size.

Thanks for publishing this article. When I get home tonight, I'll try changing the environment variable: GDK_SCALE=1

When I got into 4K it was that 1 screen could be massive for gaming and also have the screen estate equivalent to four 20 inch monitors, for productivity. Not to mention avoid Linux gaming issues with the wrong monitor being selected by the game (or smearing across two monitors or whatever).

For me it is absolutely pointless having a 4K monitor sized less than 32 inches. Ideally, my 40 inch would be 50 inch, and then even better screen estate and less squinting with small text.

I'd probably recommend to others - If you want to do gaming at higher resolutions, but don't want to suffer poor frame rates then go for QHD (Quad High Definition) 2560x1440 pixels. It's a good compromise and you can buy cheaper monitors (e.g. 28 inch) for that pixel density.

Zombasite - Orc Schism, the expansion to the action RPG is out adding more content
21 March 2018 at 4:12 pm UTC

PatolaI recently bought their first one, "Depths of Peril" on GOG (for some reason the linux version is not on Steam)
The Linux version of Depths of Peril is on Steam, though.

And I can attest to that too. Also noting there is a playable demo of "Depths of Peril" on Steam, but only the Windows version (doh!).

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is officially coming to Linux, port from Feral Interactive
16 March 2018 at 2:49 pm UTC

Comandante ÑoñardoTwo possibilities:
*The webmaster of Humblebundle made a huge mistake about Rise of the Tomb Raider.
*Feral is lying in their Feral Radar UFO thing and the game indeed is really close to be released.

My feeling is more along the lines of this: Square Enix are trying to squeeze out as many "Windows" Sales as they can (including to the Linux community) before the official "Linux" offering goes out.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is officially coming to Linux, port from Feral Interactive
16 March 2018 at 2:00 pm UTC Likes: 1

Something I'm finding interesting about Rise of the Tomb Raider and Life is Strange: Before the Storm -

Square Enix are currently running Sales on Humble with substantial discounts across most of their games. Now I'm presuming if one bought the game now (and don't activate the Steam key until the Linux version is out), then it would still count as a Windows sale (and Feral lose out).

But also, some of these discounted games are already showing Linux icon on Humble, announcing they are coming to Linux, even though the game is not released on Steam for Linux yet.

Check the Linux icon on this:

It wouldn't surprise me if the Square Enix Humble sale ends and then the Linux releases are made available.

Kerbal Space Program: Making History Expansion is out expanding the game quite a lot
16 March 2018 at 11:08 am UTC Likes: 1

Can you send a Tesla car into space yet

Serious Sam's Bogus Detour is being pirated with permission from the developer
15 March 2018 at 10:56 am UTC

BeamboomTo be honest... This looks like a game that should be free to begin with. Something that's made in one of those semi automatic "game maker" apps.

That's a bit harsh. It is one of these retro-style pixel-art games, like "Enter The Gungeon" or "Hammerwatch". The characters are animated fine, the game plays well. The audio is good too with Serious Sam quotes cropping up all over. The different monsters and levels are designed to be like they've come from the 3D Serious Sam FPS games.

Serious Sam's Bogus Detour is being pirated with permission from the developer
14 March 2018 at 7:26 pm UTC Likes: 1

Bought the game for Linux a few months back, soon after it was released. Installed it and played it for a while. In my opinion it has decent game play and I was enjoying it, and plan to come back to playing it some more eventually.

Thinking it is a shame that it isn't generating more sales. It is a good game!

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is officially coming to Linux, port from Feral Interactive
14 March 2018 at 1:37 pm UTC Likes: 1

So, this is the "Just a shot away" teaser from the Feral Radar.

Looking back at the previous thread, qptain Nemo successfully guessed this game based on Rolling Stones' Gimme Shelter Lyrics.

I'm interested in purchase too, but will hold off until it is counted as a Linux sale. (Also noting that I wouldn't be purchasing it if it wasn't coming to Linux.)

Something for the weekend: The Amnesia Collection is currently free on Steam, plus lots on sale
11 March 2018 at 12:37 pm UTC

Fanatical (used to be Bundlestars) has a nice-ish Starter Bundle (with Slain, Toren, Dungeons II - all work on Linux) and provides Steam keys.

Another decent bundle is this one: TinyBuild Party bundle, with a very good proportion of Linux games.

I bought the Indie Legends 7 bundle - which now seems to have ended - specifically for Kingdom Rush Frontiers, which I've installed and it has been playing great on Linux at 4K resolution.

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