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Valve have some serious competition, with the Epic Games Store being announced
4 December 2018 at 9:53 pm UTC Likes: 2

So Epic might allow us to give them our money?

I hope they bring Fortnite for Linux. Especially kids like that. Canadian children, too.

Google's game streaming platform Project Stream is built on Linux and Vulkan
2 December 2018 at 1:52 pm UTC Likes: 2

As I've often written here. I think streaming is the deeper reason why Valve is into Linux. Valves streaming platform will be called Steam Play. Maybe they will cooperate with Google. Similar to Netflix and Amazon. Maybe they already do in the background.

Unfortunately, Valve is the only big publisher that also has a real heart for the Linux desktop. Fortunately, they own the biggest marketplace for PC games.

MXGP3 - The Official Motocross Videogame, some thoughts on the Linux version
28 November 2018 at 3:10 pm UTC

i have seen this video days ago but i don't undestrand how to install this game with DXVK.
I have to use lutris? any help?

Yes, Lutris is the easiest. But MXGP3 doesn't have an installer yet.

It would be more than helpful if you could tell Proton not to use the native Linux build of a particular game. There are just too many bad ports. Not least thanks to Apple and their outdated OpenGL version, which many porters stick to when porting to Linux and MacOS.

Meanwhile it would certainly be better in many cases if the porters would simply use DXVK instead of their self-written OpenGL rendering processes. Or support official Proton. There are a number of excellent OpenGL ports. But unfortunately also a lot of dysfunctional garbage, missing features and and eternal bugs. For example Ark will probably never see a clean Linux port.

MXGP3 - The Official Motocross Videogame has been released for Linux
22 November 2018 at 11:04 pm UTC

XpanderDoesn't work for me sadly

Thanks for testing. Let's see if it can be fixed quickly.

Valve's card game Artifact is running very well on Linux, releasing next week
19 November 2018 at 10:47 pm UTC Likes: 1

Can you play it with children or is it too complicated for that? The little dragons should please children very well.

Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'
10 October 2018 at 6:27 pm UTC Likes: 1

Linux has become a kind of demilitarized zone. I think Linux is still better for Microsoft than Fuchsia. Its license and publishing policy may change at any time, just like that of Apple's Darwin. For example, until last year Apple had not released the kernels for iOS as open source. Such tricks do not work with Linux, because the whole kernel is under the GPL.

Apart from that, Microsoft uses Linux very intensively in its cloud. Their cloud switches run on Linux.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive updated with improved Linux performance and a new FBI model
5 October 2018 at 12:48 am UTC Likes: 1

QuoteIt will be interesting to see how long Valve can keep the train going for CS:GO, there's probably a good few years of life left in it considering it's constantly in the top most played games on Steam. It did have a big dip in the player count starting around March/April, but it looks like it's rebounding now.

Valve supports their games forever I think. See TF2 or L4D2. And there is a loyal community even for the old titles. I just started CSGO a year ago. Now it's my favorite game. Once you're gripped, it's hard to stop.

What even more developers think of Valve's Steam Play
24 September 2018 at 8:55 pm UTC Likes: 2

Interesting insights. Thanks for this article series.

Valve to begin moderating game forums on Steam next week
22 September 2018 at 3:54 pm UTC

DrMcCoyNo, Portal 2 is not censored in Germany. At all.

The first Portal game was lightly censored for a while, with blood generated when turrets hit you painted gray instead of red, but even that has been removed years ago.

No, that was at the end of last year. I think censorship was removed from all games of the Orangebox. This included TF2 and HL2. Be that as it may, Left4Dead2 is still heavily trimmed until today, so it's no fun at all.

Also it's paradoxical that Portal2 was uncut all the time, while the first part was only available in a reduced-violence version for years. I played Portal for the first time in 2016 or 2017. And the blood was definitely not red. And yes, I bled a lot.

DrMcCoyStop telling lies.
I don't think this is about lies. Censorship takes place in Germany. And with dozens of affected titles, you can lose track of it.

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