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GOG are ending their 'Fair Price Package program', soon after letting staff go
26 February 2019 at 9:07 pm UTC Likes: 6

damarrinGOG operates in a different environment to Valve. Linux is completely negligible in their native Poland, they are almost certainly disinterested in Linux themselves and the Witcher 2 debacle was more than enough to turn them away from Linux users almost completely (I think it’s very probable the Galaxy no show on Linux is also due to that) They’re also a publicly-traded company and anything they do that doesn’t bring them profits is a huge liability to their share price. Their shareholders are Polish, so they don’t care about the Linux market at all and any actions to support us will be viewed as nonsensical.

Can you tell me a (developed?) country where Linux isn't negligible? And the linux release of their client being the most voted feature should tell that there is a non-negligible market, or at least, a community willing to support.

About this Witcher 2 debacle, they didn't show much effort, using a wine-based version, delegated to some other company, with HORRIBLE performance (at first), and sold at the same price than other platform, it looked like pure negligence, and as I don't endorse such actions from those linux griefers, I can somehow understand them, despite them not representing the whole Linux community anyway.

But let's assume that their intentions are not bad toward Linux, and that they are somehow trapped by shareholders. Well, so be it, they are rational, and so am I! If I have to make a choice between them and some others, I'm picking the one that show the most support for Linux, simple enough.

GOG are ending their 'Fair Price Package program', soon after letting staff go
26 February 2019 at 8:18 pm UTC Likes: 14

I gave up on GoG completely some time ago.
There is no proof of any effort on the linux release of their galaxy client, whereas it has been stated on their web page, that they plan "eventually" at releasing it for Linux, there is no communication at all for YEARS, despite it to be the MOST voted feature ever.

The DRM-free argument is sexy, and I was ready to give it credit if I could see at least some effort toward Linux, but yet, all I see, is Valve pushing it hard on every side. So I went from a preference of buying games on GoG, with manual checking for updates, and downloading them via my web browser, to Steam with their games released on Linux, their Steam client with automatic updates, their Steam Link app on raspberry pi, their proton, their encouragement for Vulkan adoption in the industry, and I am missing some!

I think Valve deserves it, and despite my first impression, it's not really a form of DRM, as it's up to the developers to choose to use those on the store (even though, you would have to manually copy files, as no installer is provided for installation outside of Steam)

Heroes of Newerth drops support for Linux and Mac
14 December 2018 at 5:47 pm UTC Likes: 2

That moba had a bad community, but it was the best MOBA I have ever played, very dynamic gameplay compared to other mobas, even dota2

THQ Nordic has acquired the Carmageddon IP, perhaps we will finally get it on Linux
3 December 2018 at 9:12 pm UTC Likes: 1

svartalf
toorI backed this on kickstarter back then because of that promise.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. They won't see my money, THQ Nordic or not.

Excuse me. I feel that I should add my own two cents directly here, having read your comment and decided to expand upon yours and Luke Nukem's comments on this subject.

Kickstarter, etc. are not buying things, to be brutally blunt here- when you contribute, you are investing into the making of a title, much like a Studio going to a Publisher for the last-half steps or closer finishing to a title. It depends solely on what they promise to give out if funding goals are met from the investors, namely the prospective initial core customers for the title.

If I were to be Kickstarting a title or two, I'd not be playing that game- the core game would be explicitly offered as all three. But Stainless didn't offer that, now DID they? They offered Linux support as a stretch goal- which means if you funded on that, you'd have best made sure they were going to make it before investing.

Investors are mostly on their own recognizance unless there's actual fraud involved with the deal.

I'll be honest here... The both of you should actually back up and do a bit of soul-searching there. You aren't owed jack there. Never were. It's not like Oculus when they had been actually promising the support and walked it back in a manner that they couldn't be charged with Fraud or have people legitimately bitching...well, not initially. They were up-front with you and you flatly misunderstood. They promised it if the funding hit or exceeded the $600k funding mark- and ONLY when it did.

Not their problem, now is it? YOURS. Next time...perhaps you'll slow down a bit and find out what the story's going to be before blithely presuming you're backing a Linux version without realizing that, no, you're not. You two DIDN'T and you've little room to complain.

They clearly commited to port it to Linux, it wasn't even shown like a simple possibility, they gave their words on it. Plus, requiring some stretch goal.
I was not paying to contribute to their game itself, I was paying to have a possibility to have a game ported to my platform (it hadn't reached the stretch goal at the time). I gave my trust, and they basically whipped their ass with it : ok. Therefore, you may understand that I don't want to participate in any way to help them in the future, and even more, I wouldn't even want to play their game if it is ported later on, even if they don't get any money from it.
If you don't understand or don't want to understand my choice, well so be it. You find it stupid, and I find your judgment stupid: fine.

Cordially :p

THQ Nordic has acquired the Carmageddon IP, perhaps we will finally get it on Linux
3 December 2018 at 6:33 pm UTC

I backed this on kickstarter back then because of that promise.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. They won't see my money, THQ Nordic or not.

Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'
10 October 2018 at 6:47 pm UTC Likes: 1

Sure… protecting Linux as far as it's in their interest :p
I doubt that they will let go their dominance on the gaming field because they joined this. They just need it for their cloud services.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is now officially available on Linux
13 September 2018 at 6:16 pm UTC

jensVery cool, purchased from Feral Store.
I hope there will be many more games from Feral, but considering how Steam Play gets of the ground I fear this is already one of their latest games released for Linux.
How is Proton going better than Wine? Besides the direct integration in Steam which is very handy, and the good interaction with VR and gamepads, I don't see much difference with Wine. How is that "getting of the ground"? I mean, it doesn't seem like we can run more games than before than with Wine, and a native port is still a cleaner way to go and better seen by the community anyway.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm is now officially available on Linux
13 September 2018 at 6:03 pm UTC Likes: 1

But I don't really understand the effort that was put into it. Isn't Unity supposed to be kind of a one-push-button-port from the first place? Are there a lot of windows specific third parties in this game?

7 Billion Humans from Tomorrow Corporation is now out and it's fantastic
24 August 2018 at 4:41 pm UTC Likes: 2

Note that if you buy it from the humble bundle widget on their website, you get both the DRM-free version and steam keys, and a copy of Human resource machine.

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