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Please Fix The Road will have an official version just for pirates
14 May 2022 at 7:58 am UTC Likes: 5

This is absolutely the way to go - this will imho greatly enhance the chance of pirates buying the game at some point (if they like it) and is vastly superior to implementing some bullshit DRM that will only bother honest buyers and won't affect the pirates at all...

Wolfire versus Valve antitrust lawsuit to continue
11 May 2022 at 2:40 pm UTC

Quoting: mirvIt seems the judge has ruled that this is a plausible scenario, and is thus allowing the case to proceed.

I'm just confused that the judge didn't ask for any sort of evidence (which wolfire wouldn't be able to provide of course) - guess he wants to keep enough work for the court going? ^^

An interview with Aaron Honeycutt from System76
6 May 2022 at 7:22 am UTC Likes: 2

That must be one of the best Job-Titles ever ^^

Easy GE-Proton installer ProtonUp-Qt now shows Steam Deck compatibility
29 April 2022 at 12:35 pm UTC

That really has some potential - does it show which proton or ge-proton version should be used if default proton fails?

Classic Sonic games being delisted to make way for Sonic Origins
27 April 2022 at 7:38 am UTC Likes: 5

Quoting: WMan22but if they're delisting this, we're stuck with a version that not only doesn't have these things, but also contains Denuvo DRM, in SEGA GENESIS GAMES.

And next they are wondering why piracy is on the rise again...

Valheim is absolutely smashing it with 10 million copies sold
25 April 2022 at 4:14 pm UTC Likes: 3

I really like Valheim - but the progress in development really is disappointing considering the massive success.
Me and my friends are waiting eagerly for enough new content to start another playthrough, but since our first playthrough right after release not too much has changed unfortunately...if you don't want to resort to heavy modding that is.

Hopefully the Mistlands update will arrive soon and will blow our minds :D

Steam Deck was the Steam top seller for the week ending April 17
19 April 2022 at 6:17 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: elmapulmost of thos devs are indie devs, im still waiting to see if big devs will start opitimizing for the deck.

Well, Apex Legends is not something i would consider "indie" ;)
There have been several not-so-small studios that released patches to optimize for the Deck, so i wouldn't say its just the indies, albeit they surely are the majority.
Of course it would be nice to have dozens of millions of sold units to "force" the industry to finally care about linux, but i'm pretty happy with the progress we've seen in the last few months already. ^^

Steam Deck was the Steam top seller for the week ending April 17
19 April 2022 at 1:45 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: elmapulonce they ramp up their production capacity

I'm sure they'll change things once the production surpasses the demand - but as that seems to still not be the case for the Index, i doubt it'll be too soon.

And i'm not sure if that's a bad thing.
As polished as the Deck already is, i wouldn't say it's something a completely oblivious person should just grab from the shelf of a big vendor because they like the packaging.
I'm also not sure if it really needs to compete with the number of switches shipped, at least not for "our" purpose. It "just" has to solve the chicken&egg problem - and seeing how many devs are jumping at it, it seems to be doing a pretty good job at that.

Steam Deck was the Steam top seller for the week ending April 17
19 April 2022 at 6:54 am UTC Likes: 4

Quoting: elmapulsell the deck on direct sales instead of pre order reservations and sell in major stores.

I'm glad they DIDN'T do that - otherwise you could be 100% sure that 99% of Decks would be grabbed by scalpers...

Quoting: TheRiddickI guess not bad for a console that only sells in the US and UK...
I know it's not worldwide, but certainly much more than US and UK (i got mine last week here in germany)

Selaco is an FPS inspired by F.E.A.R and a demo is coming soon
11 April 2022 at 4:16 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: NexxticCalling them lazy is disrespectful, in my opinion.

It wasn't meant to be disrespectful, sorry for that! I guess my wording wasn't perfect - I'm aware that sprites can be a whole lot of work, it's just that (at least thats my impression) sprites seem to be THE current way of "doing retro" and it feels "lazy" to jump on the bandwagon and go with it. That doesn't mean it's a bad game or no work is put into it (i love project warlock and poke around GZDoom now and then, so i'm not totally against this ^^), it's just that i tend to get "fed up" with trends like straight pixel art, low poly or sprites if the games don't put a "new spin" on it. That can be something like kingdom: two crowns combining pixel art with modern reflections or like selaco seemingly including above average amount of anmiation-steps. Of course some things are more noticable than others and videos often doesn't do it justice, but it can quickly feel like "more of the same". Project Warlock or Ion Fury are great games with a lot of attention to detail - but the first impression (at least graphically) isn't blowing me away so to speak.

I will totally try the demo and in general love oldschool FPS - my post was more a general mini-rant about repeated trends in artstyle and not directly targeted at selaco. Should have made that more clear i guess ^^