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Amnesia: Rebirth from Frictional Games confirmed for launch on October 20
16 September 2020 at 4:34 pm UTC

Quoting: undeadbydawnAnd the sound. By the Gods that cockroach-crunching sound has me squirming to the marrow. That sound is significantly worse than being killed by the monsters. As game design goes it's utterly superb.

Just wait until the splashing...


I love A:tDD and I hate horror. I don't think there's another game that scared me more than the first amnesia. The first outlast came close (+1 for its Linux support) but neither the second outlast, SOMA, or Amnesia: a machine for pigs have had that same impact on me. I do need to check out the penumbra series as well as force myself through SOMA.

KDE teams up with Slimbook to bring a stylish new AMD Ryzen 4800H laptop
22 July 2020 at 1:25 pm UTC

This is the most enticing Ryzen laptop I've seen yet and it's not even from a major manufacturer. It seems that all major manufacturers (in the USA at least) cut corners on their AMD models compared to their Intel counterparts.

  • All AMD
  • Metal
  • NVMe storage
  • Colour-Accurate screen
  • Upgradable Ram


If there was a thicker model with a discrete RX 5600M/5700M I'd be sold. The only laptop like that is the Dell G5 SE, a mostly plastic machine that runs rather hot.

Google announce 4 Stadia Pro titles for July, plus new titles landing today
25 June 2020 at 12:44 pm UTC

Quoting: randylThe main negative for me now is that Stadia requires a subscription plus a retail fee and possibly a cash shop on top of that.

Not sure if you're unaware but Stadia is free and does not require a subscription. Stadia Pro is only needed if you wish to Stream at 4K, have access to the "free" pro games, or receive special discounts.

If you were to buy a game on stadia, say Doom: Eternal, you could then stream the game for free at 1080P as long as you wished. No other cloud gaming provider works like this.

Google announce 4 Stadia Pro titles for July, plus new titles landing today
23 June 2020 at 5:37 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: dubigrasuWhat about 1080p though, does it work at 60fps? (really don't care about 4k fortunately)

It's 60FPS at 1080P on Stadia.

Google announce 4 Stadia Pro titles for July, plus new titles landing today
23 June 2020 at 5:09 pm UTC

Quoting: dubigrasuSo what to do, what to do...
Should I get Metro Exodus at a crazy good price on Stadia and play now, or wait until the Linux version comes up on Steam, sometimes in the future?
(btw, is it still coming to Linux?)

I'm waiting for the Linux native release even though I have it claimed on Stadia Pro. TBH the 30fps performance at 4K on Stadia is a bit hard to accept given the performance of other such Metro games on Linux.

The Linux depot on steam was last updated 27 days ago. QA testing, perhaps?

What have you been playing recently?
21 June 2020 at 10:45 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Avehicle7887Managed to finish off Metro: Exodus today, it was a joyride all the way through. Started the DLC "Sam's Story" which picks up right after the main game ends.

Still waiting on that Native release to jump into this one. I can't wait.

What have you been playing recently?
21 June 2020 at 6:00 pm UTC Likes: 1

I rebought Sea of Thieves on steam as soon as it started working in proton (requires a fix or Proton-GE) and have close to 60 hours in the game. It’s been a blast with friends. Once voice chat is fixed in game it’ll be much easier to play/communicate with larger random crews that can’t join a discord server.

Stadia gets The Elder Scrolls Online free on Pro, Premiere Edition price cut
19 June 2020 at 1:08 pm UTC

Quoting: dvd
Quoting: drlambAnd if I don't have a computer or device capable of playing ESO?

This is such a lame argument. If you don't have hardware able to run that you can't use the bandwidth needed to stream it either. A good gigabit connection needs a beefier PC than the minimum requirements of ESO. (not even mentioning the hefty prices of capable routers)

So you need a PC to play ESO on Stadia on a phone? Good to know. Gigabit can be handled by a raspberry Pi.

25 10Mbps Internet connection (Wired or Wireless) + an android phone is all you need for Stadia.

Crayta launches exclusively for Stadia on July 1, free with Stadia Pro
18 June 2020 at 8:27 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: MohandevirLooking forward to the day when the Stadia app will be available on all Android TV boxes. In my case, my Nvidia Shield is where I would like to run it.

This game seems nice, my kids will enjoy it for sure.

There have been reports of people side-loading the app and enabling Shield-compatibility via the new "Experiments" option. Not official support, but a step closer.

Stadia gets The Elder Scrolls Online free on Pro, Premiere Edition price cut
18 June 2020 at 12:41 pm UTC

Quoting: ZeroPointEnergyI don't get the convenience argument. I own ESO on Steam. Push install, wait a little, push play. Works perfectly without any issues.

And if I don't have a computer or device capable of playing ESO?

Quoting: ZeroPointEnergyI also don't get the constant call for native clients. Do you really think they would do a good job and properly support it? There is zero downsides to using Proton here. We will get enough native games when Linux is actually competitive as a market for selling games.

This is exactly what Google is doing. The upside to the Stadia port is now the developers of ESO have Linux/Vulkan experience.