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Looks like the sci-fi mystery game 'The Station' sold well on Linux
19 July 2018 at 4:49 pm UTC

I'm sure it's good and worth the money, but.... When I observe my own gaming..... 150+ hours of Slay The Spire, 250+ hours of FTL, 300+ hours of 7 Days To Die, 200+ hours of Rust - I paid less than £10 ($12) for each of those games, and look at the number of hours of enjoyment I've had with them (Real value!)

Chicken Assassin: Reloaded now has official Linux support
19 July 2018 at 4:35 pm UTC

I tried out "Idle Apocalypse" Idle/Clicker mobile game on Android over the past few days. And... it is pretty fun, and has kept me engaged (addicted) for a number of hours of play. It's a free-to-play game with plenty of In-App Purchases. Well, the usual thing with this sort of game - It turned slowly into a massive grind, and you're not forced into buying anything, but those In-App purchases definitely help you to get further without making excessive amounts of effort.

So, this game (Idle Apocalypse) has got to the point with me where the grind is just too much, and progressing is not worth the effort. And "sorry" but I'm not going to pay ~ multiples of $5 - $20 ~ to gain in-game items to make the game easier. I'd possibly have paid $3 for the game with all the features and no In-App purchases.

With these thoughts in mind, how painful is the long-term "grind" in this (Chicken Assassin Reloaded) clicker game?

Looks like survival game 'Stranded Deep' is now officially available on Linux
17 July 2018 at 8:30 pm UTC

Interested, but it'd have to work (i.e. graphics problems ironed out) and the gameplay would need to be good and engaging.

I guess if this game could grow into a fuller experience (Imagine bigger islands, Robinson Crusoe type content) then it could be even better.

Added to my Wishlist as something to keep an eye on.

Atari VCS RAM upgraded to 8GB and Atari confirm you can put a normal Linux distribution on it
15 July 2018 at 11:03 pm UTC Likes: 3

From Liam's review:

This line also got me:
We never want to lose sight that it’s your hardware to do with as you want.

For me, this is true of virtually all the Tech I aim to buy. Unless hardware does what I want it to do, not what some big corporation wants to impose upon me as a purchaser, then I am far from keen to spend my money on that Tech.

The Humble Store 'Square Enix Publisher Week' has some great Linux games on offer
13 July 2018 at 8:51 am UTC

jarhead_hThings I don't understand #1,850,382 : Why Square Enix published the Final Fantasy PC remasters using Direct X when they were natively coded in OpenGL. Or were they? We're talking PS2 era, so maybe not.

I can almost 100% predict the answer to that question: It is what the majority of the coder team are familiar with using.

The updated release of 'Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive' that has Linux support is now on GOG
11 July 2018 at 10:49 pm UTC Likes: 1

So, to summarise:

It has been recently updated, July 2018, for better stability and performance on modern operating systems (e.g. Windows 10) compared to the old version.

The Linux version is also taking advantage of the updates and is available on GOG and Steam.

Both Steam and GOG are currently offering it at a very nice 80% discount. Kerr-ching!

Prior to this latest update, I've read a number of people's reviews (Windows users) stating that it worked badly on their system.

Question to self:

Do I buy it on Steam or GOG? Hehe.

EDIT: Got it on GOG.

The Humble Store 'Square Enix Publisher Week' has some great Linux games on offer
11 July 2018 at 10:34 pm UTC

I'm amused that "Before The Storm" is indicating support for Windows, Linux and Mac on Humble store. But if you visit Steam then only Windows is listed (Yes, I know it is due to come to Linux and Mac soon - yeah, go Feral!)

The GOG weekly sale has some rather nice Linux games for cheap
10 July 2018 at 11:26 pm UTC Likes: 3

muntdefemsIt seems to me like Humble are increasingly moving away from their old bundle model and more into the monthly subscription one.
And what they's really like you to do is pay for a year up front.

Which is what I've done, and I can give you some very good reasons:

1) You can Pause-A-Month at any time (other than during the day when the payment is taken out) which means that all your credit stays unused until you decide a monthly is good enough to pick up.

2) While Active, i.e. you still have the chance to Pause it, you get the 10% Discount on Regular Store purchases. So, I'm getting 10% EXTRA discount on my Humble Store purchases nearly constantly (because I only pause during payment week).

3) Sometimes you can get wallet credit / cash-back on the Full Price weekly Game Bundles. So far during my Yearly Subs (started Jan 2018), I've had at least $6 cash-back credit.

3) I'm expecting my Year's Subscription to take approx 2 years of real time before I've claimed it all. Cherry-picking only the Monthlies that I want - Typically Linux early reveals. (Thanks to Pause-A-Month.)

4) I picked up the Yearly Subscription during a special $20 wallet credit offer, so gained that bonus as well.

5) The yearly subscription works out as the same cost as 11 monthly payments, so you get an extra month for free.

6) There's almost always some Linux games in each Monthly. Even when the Early Reveals have none.

7) You gain access to the massive Humble Trove of downloadable DRM-free games - too!!

Of course, if I wasn't buying a decent amount of games, it could conceivably be a bit of a waste. But, considering what I do buy, it works out very favourably for me. Your Mileage May Vary

SteamOS has a minor update to test the waters before a bigger update
10 July 2018 at 6:33 pm UTC Likes: 1

Comandante ÑoñardoAnd Hidden Steam achievements for play the game entirely on Linux or mac...
The army of obsessive achievement hunters will install Linux and play the game on it just for the get the achievement.. they will back to windows, but at least they gave Linux a try.
This would be a cool move.

Well, only cool in the direction favouring Linux. Imagine if there were achievements in place if you played on Windows and Mac. So you'd have to play on all 3 to get 100% - Not something I'd favour.

The GOG weekly sale has some rather nice Linux games for cheap
10 July 2018 at 6:21 pm UTC Likes: 1

Snap! (Got all those ones. But some in my Steam collection, rather than GOG.)

Noticed that "For The King" is in the GOG sale, but not the Linux version (Steam has Linux version).

Also, being naughty and going off topic:

Noticed that Humble's typical Weekly Game Bundle is missing - for the 5th week running. I wonder what's happening there?

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