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The Procession to Calvary is a point and click adventure made from Renaissance-era paintings
9 August 2018 at 8:53 am UTC

QuoteConsidering it also follows on from the events of the previous game, they're going to need a good bit of story telling for Linux (and Mac) players so we're not completely lost on what's going on.

First of all no, they won't need any story telling because there is nothing to tell. It's a point-and-click adventure game which is very light on story. There is nothing to catch up with.

Second - and I know you have this "no tux no bux" policy Liam - even if there was a story, those who would be "completely lost on what's going on" are people who not only use Mac or Linux exclusively to the point of never-ever-ever booting into Windows, but also aware of this tiny little obscure renaissance game and are willing to pay for it despite not playing the first one. Well, I'm sure the developer can afford to disappoint all 3 of those people.

What are you playing this weekend?
28 July 2018 at 2:08 pm UTC Likes: 1

Mass Effect: Andromeda. I've been holding off on this due to horrendous first impressions from people whose opinion I respect, but out of sheer boredom (and longing for the original trilogy) I've decided to give it a shot. 4-5 hours in, the game is... ok, I guess. It doesn't have that Mass Effect soul but it's not completely horrible either.

This is also my first experience with Lutris + DXVK and I have to admit, everything runs perfectly. 1440p resolution, everything on ultra and I get 70/130 min/max fps, with the average around ~90. Absolutely amazing!

Play It Now - Transistor
11 July 2018 at 7:53 am UTC Likes: 1

I love all three Supergiant games, but Transistor is still my favourite. I've replayed it 2-3 times since release and I'll probably go back to it at some point. Something about it just draws me in...

Surreal puzzle adventure game 'OneShot' finally coming to Linux
14 June 2018 at 2:39 pm UTC Likes: 1

OK since everyone seems to be confused about why a Linux port isn't trivial when even the Windows version is compiled on Linux, I'll just say this: The game has very unique mechanics involving interaction with the OS and your desktop. Anything more would spoil things, so I'll leave it at that

Steps we're taking as a site for GDPR compliance
21 April 2018 at 12:14 am UTC Likes: 5


Honestly, this just shows ignorance on your part. As someone who has been involved with GDPR compliance stuff at work for the past several months I'd like to point out a few things:

QuoteMost of the internet that has no base in the EU will carry on unchanged

Not quite. It doesn't matter where your business is based in. If you want to offer services to users that are currently in the EU (not just citizens, all residents and even tourists) you must comply. If you don't, you'll either pay fines (4% of global revenue or €20 million, whichever is higher) or you'll likely just get blocked. The EU is wayyy too big of a market for an online based company to ignore, so the vast, vast majority of companies are working on compliance.

Every day I interact with dozens of online businesses from all over the world and I haven't seen a single one not working on GDPR compliance. Not a single one. Make of that what you will.

Quotethis will spur technology innovations to get out of the EU or they will mascaraed around a facade of compliance.

Only if your "innovation" is based on harvesting people's data without their consent and/or against their will. GDPR simply asks you to:

- have an actual, justifiable use case for using personal data
- obtaining explicit, narrow, opt-in constent (so no pre-checked checkboxes), separately for all use cases
- and disallowing you from refusing service to users who don't consent to your data collection

Basically, the regulation says don't do creepy shit with people's personal data and if your "innovation" depends on doing just that, I'm perfectly happy for it to get out of the EU.


All that said, it's highly unlikely for any member state to actively go after mom and pop businesses; compliance is expected from everyone but the fines are mostly aimed at data collecting giants like Google, Facebook, Microsoft etc who will most definitely be complying as none of them want to be made an example of.

Shovel Knight sells 2 million copies, Linux sales account for 1.1% of Steam sales
12 April 2018 at 1:59 pm UTC Likes: 1

Liamloading up a Windows install for some games (something I read about people doing quite often).

For every game that looks like it's Windows-only, I first try to see if there is/will be a Linux version soon (say, 3-4 months max). If there is, I happily wait. If not, I boot into Windows 7 that I keep specifically for this reason.

While I appreciate the efforts of Feral et al. even their announcements (let alone the actual port) tend to come many months, if not years after the Windows release (just look at the latest Tomb Raider).

If I were to wait forever just for the chance of an announcement I would have never experienced, say, Witcher 3 and I'm just not willing to do that.

Eastshade, an absolutely gorgeous looking adventure game about a travelling painter will come to Linux
13 March 2018 at 12:56 pm UTC

Sold, based on that trailer alone. Thanks for the heads up Liam.

Strategy adventure game 'Pathway' looks awesome in the new trailer, Linux support confirmed
13 March 2018 at 12:53 pm UTC Likes: 1

QuoteThey say each playthrough will generate a new campaign on a procedural map

In my experience, procedural generation in a single player campaign always comes at the expense of a proper story which is either very shallow or doesn't exist at all.

If this game isn't like that, I'd love to be corrected. It looks gorgeous and I definitely want to play it if there is a good, well-written story.

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