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Survival game ‘Rust’ updated with a new Unity version & our server is now on a fresh map
8 September 2017 at 12:09 pm UTC

I'm probably going to try it out myself soon. Good to hear that there's been improvements.

Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine is free on Steam until later today
8 September 2017 at 11:28 am UTC

Hehe, picked it up already. Mind you, picked up The Walking Dead: Season 1 on Humble Store as well (but not for Linux, boo hoo).

Thursday Treats, a little look at some interesting Linux games on sale right now
8 September 2017 at 3:29 am UTC

RafiLinuxI really want to get the MK 1,2 and 3 from GOG but why is it not available on Linux since it's DOSBOX? Does anyone own these and run them natively on Linux? I do mean these DOS version not any other emulated version.

Hi. I haven't done it with these Mortal Kombat DOS games myself, but DosBox is usually well-behaved under Linux. Below is a guide to using DosBox under Linux:

https://www.tecmint.com/dosbox-runs-old-ms-dos-games-and-programs-in-linux/

Thursday Treats, a little look at some interesting Linux games on sale right now
8 September 2017 at 1:33 am UTC

Only a few hours of deal left, but noticed that Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax was on sale for $2 (86% off) and for Linux. It is an arcade Shoot Em Up and seems pretty decent from reviews and gameplay videos.

Grabbed it for myself.

Also, Bundlestars has Tyranny Archon Edition on sale for 60% off. Tempted, but not quite there. Hehe.

Thursday Treats, a little look at some interesting Linux games on sale right now
7 September 2017 at 12:34 pm UTC Likes: 2

Just spotted this awesome bundle - Metro Redux Bundle at 80% discount, which includes Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux.

Vaporum, a steampunk dungeon crawler could see a Linux release
5 September 2017 at 12:50 pm UTC

Dungeon Crawler games like this are right up my alley. Adding it to my wishlist now. Reasonably enthused by the game-play video.

Other dungeon crawler games I like include: The Legend of Grimrock, The Fall of the Dungeon Guardians, Heroes of a Broken Land, Ruzar - The Life Stone, (Grimrock 2, but not out on Linux, booooo!)

EDIT:

Tsk, not on Steam to wishlist it, yet.

Immortal Redneck patched to increase performance, add Polish language and more
5 September 2017 at 12:35 pm UTC

Got it on my Wishlist. Waiting for a sale and might grab it. Glad that it is out on Linux.

I'm a big fan of FPS games with campaigns particularly when they are on Linux, e.g. Serious Sam 3, Shadow Warrior, Ziggurat, Borderlands 2, Painkiller Hell & Damnation, Saints Row 4, Left 4 Dead 2.

Planet Nomads drops plans to have co-op and multiplayer
4 September 2017 at 8:21 pm UTC

Crazy Penguin
g000hNot saying that it will, there's a long way to go - Planet Nomads might end up with a better single player game, by dropping multiplayer and focussing on making the single player game as good as they can.

Here are some issues that you get with Multiplayer gaming:

- waiting for a game (i.e. queuing before you're able to start a session)
- playing against hackers/cheaters
- people who are vastly above or below you in terms of ability (poor matching)
- connectivity problems, e.g. lag
- griefers / trolls, i.e. people wanting to upset other people
- people with higher spec hardware having an advantage
- time management, i.e. making time to fit in playing (and your co-op partners making time, too)
- other players who are extreme, reactionary, volatile, e.g. dumb kids
- spawn camping, i.e. a camper who waits at a spawn point
- pay to win
- PvP games where a powerful group of people dominates the map stopping anyone else get a foothold
Erm..No! Doesn't happen on my own dedicated server on which I play with friends.

Well, here's a few things that can just as easily happen with your own server...

- connectivity problems, e.g. lag
- people with higher spec hardware having an advantage
- time management, i.e. making time to fit in playing (and your co-op partners making time, too)

But most multiplayer games are not on "your own server" as another comment.

Planet Nomads drops plans to have co-op and multiplayer
4 September 2017 at 8:13 pm UTC Likes: 3

Crazy Penguin
BreezeI like to play survival games alone. Because they are dropping multiplayer and coop to focus on single player, I am going to put this game on my wish list and pick it up when it goes on sale.
Sorry, I don't get you Loners! What kind of logic is that? Now because the have dropped multiplayer you are suddenly interested in a game which you could have played alone for a long time already. By waiting for a sale, which we had about 2 weeks ago, doesn't show much appreciation for the developers effort in making this game anyway.

However I have requested a refund, because of dropping multiplayer. It is way to boring alone. Crafting is kinda idiotic.

Not saying that it will, there's a long way to go - Planet Nomads might end up with a better single player game, by dropping multiplayer and focussing on making the single player game as good as they can.

Here are some issues that you get with Multiplayer gaming:

- waiting for a game (i.e. queuing before you're able to start a session)
- playing against hackers/cheaters
- people who are vastly above or below you in terms of ability (poor matching)
- connectivity problems, e.g. lag
- griefers / trolls, i.e. people wanting to upset other people
- people with higher spec hardware having an advantage
- time management, i.e. making time to fit in playing (and your co-op partners making time, too)
- other players who are extreme, reactionary, volatile, e.g. dumb kids
- spawn camping, i.e. a camper who waits at a spawn point
- pay to win
- PvP games where a powerful group of people dominates the map stopping anyone else get a foothold

Linux desktop market share has hit another all time high above 3%, according to netmarketshare
3 September 2017 at 12:21 am UTC

Just having a look at the netmarketshare data myself. Amused that 90.70% Windows + 5.94% Mac + 3.37% Linux + 0.00% others = 100.01% total. Yes, I know, it's only rounding errors. Funny though.

While there, I was a bit bothered at the power of Google in the Search Engine space. Never happy to see one company completely dominate some technology.

One thing to say about the "big jump" this month (3.37%) compared to previous months (closer to 2.50%) is that they are sampling internet browsing traffic. They are using mechanisms like observing the User Agent string being sent by a person's browser to a selection of tracking websites. Sampling will never be a perfect way to get accurate values. One month 1 million Linux users might visit those websites (out of a total 10 million world-wide Linux users), another month 1.5 million Linux users might visit those websites (out of a total 9 million world-wide Linux users).

See what I did there - I showed a bigger sample being observed for a smaller population. Things like that do happen. It probably indicates flaws in their sampling mechanism.

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