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Steam's August Hardware Survey, Linux Dips Below 1%
2 September 2013 at 12:36 pm UTC

I agree that purchases are more important. 113 of my 389 games are now linux friendly. However, it's fair to say that I've played most of those 113 games to death when Steam wasn't available to linux.

We're close to a tipping point though - Steam has now been available on linux long enough that newer games are coming through that I have only ever played on linux. The excellent "Gateways", recent "Natural Selection", "Teleglitch", "Sir you are being Hunted", "DOTA2" and maybe a dozen others. It's now been around a month since I logged into Windows to play a game (some DLC from the summer sale - Dishonoured and Borderlands). And the only games that have tempted me to consider Windows in the last 3 months (I resisted) are PayDay 2 and possibly the new Saints Row game.

But of course none of this matters, because I wasn't asked to participate in the Steam survey.

Greenheart Games Detail The Delay For Game Dev Tycoon Linux Updates And Steam Support
2 September 2013 at 10:28 am UTC

I loved Kairosoft's Game Dev Story on Android and this looks like a more in-depth spiritual successor, so I'll likely dip into my wallet for this one. Also, I loved what Greenheart did to highlight piracy - if you haven't read their awesome story, I'd recommend you do so. Very funny, in a really depressing kind of way.

New Wasteland 2 RPG Footage And Linux Release Info
1 September 2013 at 10:49 am UTC

Do they own the source code? I guess so, but not the franchise. So they'd have to get EA's permission to open source that. So.... I'm not gonna hold my breath.

New Wasteland 2 RPG Footage And Linux Release Info
31 August 2013 at 3:45 pm UTC

BumadarSo while Harebrained Schemes is saying: 

We have started working on the Linux version of Shadowrun Returns this week. We have our build machine up and running and have started making test builds. It’s still unclear just how much more work is necessary, because the builds are pretty rough in spots. For example, we can create characters, but there are errors when loading into the first apartment scene. The editor is now compiling in Linux, but unfortunately crashes when trying to load scenes. We’re confident we can work through the various Linux-related issues, but it is going to take some time to wrangle them into submission.

We are a month after release and nothing to be seen, while the guys at inXile are saying its no big deal really.... 

Couldn't agree more. I backed both and it's frustrating to be a month down the line and no support for my platform. And what is a "reasonable timeframe"? <sigh>

From :
When do I get the Linux version of the game? 

As we said during the Kickstarter, we will release the Linux version in a reasonable timeframe after launch. We've done a few test builds in house but there are a fair number of issues remaining to be fixed. Rather than delay the entire release of the game to everyone, we're going to focus on the non-Linux platforms first as they have the most support and are the furthest along in development. 

Natural Selection 2 Has Officially Smashed Onto Linux
29 August 2013 at 4:25 pm UTC

Regarding weird lag affecting aim - it might be worth turning off the Steam overlay. I got that when I used my laptop (which has AMD graphics) on Portal. Turned off the overlay, and everything was snappy again. Worth a try anyway.

Natural Selection 2 Has Officially Smashed Onto Linux
29 August 2013 at 11:55 am UTC

tooris it normal that even with lowest graphics ever I get so few fps… it's hardely playable.

lspci | grep -i vga
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107 [GeForce GTX 650] (rev a1)

with nvidia-313 driver and Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz

I have a Core i7, Nvidia GTX670, so a bit better hardware, but comparable - the game plays perfectly here. Same driver too. What are you running things on - I'm on a 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 install here?

I must say, I'm really surprised at the quality of the graphics. This game is a real stunner.

The Funding Crowd 2^4 (Aug 22nd-27th)
27 August 2013 at 7:20 pm UTC

It might just be me, but I tend to steer clear of any Indiegogo projects if they're flexible funding. I just don't trust that platform enough. No worries with Indiegogo if it's normal funding, but not flexible. I think two or three projects in this list failed because of that choice.

Starbound Gameplay Shown Off At Insomnia Gaming Festival
26 August 2013 at 3:36 pm UTC

Looks great. Much more accessible than Terraria, I reckon, which I really struggled to enjoy. I'd not heard of this one before.

Natural Selection 2 FPS/RTS Will Release On Linux August 30th
22 August 2013 at 10:35 pm UTC

Liam, dude, that would be epic. You already have a sales banner, but a countdown side bar or similar would be excellent. Is it doable?

Natural Selection 2 FPS/RTS Will Release On Linux August 30th
22 August 2013 at 9:49 pm UTC

One week to go. Really, really looking forward to this!

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