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Intel's dedicated gaming GPU releases in 2021, plus 10nm SuperFin is coming
14 August 2020 at 3:01 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: lejimsterSome analysts believe the future of the desktop is in ARM. I'm not so convinced.

I'm not convinced either. ARM doesn't have anything to offer for the desktop that would make it more attractive than x86_64. That said, I wouldn't mind some new architecture to be available as an alternative to x86_64. But not ARM, especially if it's going to be owned by Nvidia.

RISC-V is the future. It will topple both ARM and x86 as the dominant architecture. A lot of big names already use it for making their own chips, like Western Digital.

We're giving away two copies of 3dSen PC
25 June 2020 at 1:16 am UTC

I would love a copy. Looks so cool!

Codemasters have announced DIRT 5 and it will be available on Stadia in early 2021
7 May 2020 at 11:25 pm UTC

I enjoyed Dirt 3, Dirt Showdown, Dirt Rally and Dirt 4. If Dirt 5 is a bit more like Dirt Showdown and Dirt 3, I am fine with that. The Dirt Rally series has become the series for the more sim serious drivers. The other can be for the more casual gamer, who just want a fun driving game (not saying Dirt Rally isn't fun).

The 'GameMode' performance tool from Feral Interactive makes it into Ubuntu 20.04
21 April 2020 at 9:38 pm UTC

Quoting: no_information_hereHmm. I almost exclusively play with the steam controller and have only ever had proton games start the screensaver. That seems to have been fixed for a while, though. Is the screensaver still a problem for many people?

Not for me, but that is because all my games launch with GameMode, and it disables the screensaver.

The 'GameMode' performance tool from Feral Interactive makes it into Ubuntu 20.04
19 April 2020 at 7:12 pm UTC Likes: 1

This is awesome! I do need to report a bug I am running into with Gamemode. When I activate it for Metro 2033 REDUX, the games frame rates drop into single digits, which is odd as that is against the whole reason for Gamemode.

Quoting: no_information_hereInteresting. Nice to see Feral's work get pulled into the official OS.

I am curious, as someone who has never used the daemon: Does anyone here use this much? Are there any non-Feral games you have found that benefit significantly from GameMode?

I use Gamemode on every fullscreen game, Feral based or not. It helps to prevent any FPS drops that are just below desired levels.

How-to: upscale old games on Linux
12 April 2020 at 2:53 pm UTC

Quoting: jkaart
Quoting: GuestI remember this game. Time flies.
Yes! I was about 15y old when I first time played that game in school computer which had Windows XP! :D
Year was 2001.

Windows XP! I'm pretty sure I played this back on Windows many hours my brothers and I put into this game.

GRID (2019) is showing signs of coming to Linux
10 April 2020 at 2:40 pm UTC Likes: 1

I've been a fan of Codemaster for a long time, since I first played TOCA Race Driver 2. I then played Colin Mcrae 2005. I've gotten all the Grid and Dirt games since. I would love to see this come to Linux under Vulkan.

Since the game has a Vulkan engine, for it to run on Stadia, here is to hoping we get a native Vulkan port to Linux. We don't have too many 'native' Vulkan games. I am not counting the Feral ports, as the newer ones do use Vulkan, they are all native DX11 or DX12 engines that Feral has ported to Vulkan, which is an amazing feat and I very much enjoy Dirt 4, Shadow of Mordor, Tomb Raider, etc...but games which actually have a Vulkan engine, are rare, even on Windows. And only a handful have been ported to Linux.

What have you been playing recently and what are your thoughts?
8 March 2020 at 6:16 pm UTC

Dirt 4 - I always have at least one racing game I am primarily playing.

Metro 2033 REDUX - I've had this game on my wish list for a long time. With the announcement that Metro Exodus would be coming to Linux, I decided to buy and get started on the series. So far so good, the story is intriguing. The game just crashes sometimes running out of memory when loading new map areas.

Heliborne - This is my current main social game, for when I want to play with others. The game is fun, flying around in various helicopters completing missions.

Metro Exodus to get a release date for Linux "soon" say 4A Games
28 February 2020 at 6:19 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Salvatos
Quoting: ertuquequeI still hate the exclusivity crap they threw last year to the gaming community, but the native Linux support is certainly a very nice pullback.
I guess if you look at it this way, it’s not so different from waiting a year or more for Feral to release a port. Either way we get the added benefit of fixed bugs and in some cases additional DLC at a discount.

We don't know when the Linux release is planned. It could be a year out from now...

Stadia gets GRID, SteamWorld Dig 2 and SteamWorld Quest for March Pro subs - Spitlings is out
26 February 2020 at 2:23 pm UTC

Although GRID hasn't gotten great reviews, I am excited to see it placed on Stadia. I am hopeful this means that it might be brought to Linux at some point in the future.