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Story-driven, tactical stealth game Desperados III is now available on Linux PC
2 September 2020 at 4:56 pm UTC Likes: 2

Yikes, another one to file under "Too 'spensive, I can't afford this"

Stadia Pro gets 6 free games for September, with 3 leaving
26 August 2020 at 7:52 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoSo... They actually remade the Linux port of Metro Last Light Redux..

Now, I wonder if the games are true Linux ports or just windows games running via DXVK (or a fork of it).

It's Linux. Stadia is all native Linux ports.

Free and open source voxel RPG 'Veloren' has a huge new release out
17 August 2020 at 8:35 am UTC

Quoting: PatolaI guess that game would feel even better if it had VR. And it would be the first open-source game to do so...

Can you maybe explain in more detail how VR would work with this? Bear in mind this is a third person game with camera that rotates around the character. Do you imagine it still using the same control scheme, but you can look away from the character? Or did you have something else in mind?

Free and open source 3D creation suite Blender gets funding from Microsoft
30 July 2020 at 7:32 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Creak
Quoting: Purple Library GuyHave there been decades of 3D graphics?
Well, Matrix in 1999, the PS1 appeared in 1997, and even Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which started in 1993.

I'm pretty sure we can find something in the 80's quite easily 😉



SpaceChem, a Zachtronics classic sees a 64bit and SDL2 upgrade
17 July 2020 at 3:22 pm UTC

Got this originally on Desura. Remember that?

DirectX 12 exclusive DEATH STRANDING runs on Linux with Proton 5.0-10
16 July 2020 at 9:04 am UTC Likes: 6

Same engine as Horizon Zero Dawn, so here's hoping.

Remembering an indie gem with Osmos over 10 years later
10 July 2020 at 1:00 pm UTC Likes: 2

Ah yeah, Bubble Fart Simulator. Played the heck out of this when it hit the bundles.

Floor-destroying party game 'Hammer Dongers' adds rockets and new maps
7 July 2020 at 10:11 am UTC Likes: 1

Ah yeah. Not sure if that is where it originated, but in Minecraft this is known as Spleef.

Supraland stops supporting Linux shortly after leaving GOG entirely
27 June 2020 at 11:56 am UTC Likes: 4

Quoting: mirv
Quoting: omer666It's more of a monopoly problem than a low market share problem. Back in the days, porting a game on 4/5 different OS was the norm.
Today all computers run on x86 architecture, all you need for testing your game on Linux is to install the damn distro.

Ignoring the main topic a little, "back in the day" games were also far less complicated to write. Game engines could likely be maintained and ported by a single person, or very small teams. It's far more complex these days.

...not to say that I don't think you're right. I do think you're right. They could just install GNU/Linux (and by now it's fairly easy to find the most popular) to do at least basic testing for a version they're asking people to pay money for.

Counter counter point: If "back in the day" means the 80s, porting a game meant using assembly language on vastly different hardware. Budgets were way lower, and yes, usually it was 1 person doing it, but I don't really think relatively speaking it was easier.

Wine (so Proton eventually) takes another step towards Easy Anti-Cheat working
26 June 2020 at 11:11 am UTC Likes: 4

Quoting: BasianiUse rootkit to play some games? Are you dumb?
If you very, very want to play some games with that kind of rootkits, try to avoid it on your main system, install that shit on external drive with other OS.

This is running in user-space.