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Din's Legacy action-RPG enters Early Access with Linux support
21 September 2018 at 9:43 pm UTC Likes: 1

TcheyIMO, the main issue with Soldak's games is the art style. Not the low poly, pixels etc, but really it's the style, the design, in shapes, colors... It's extremely ugly, i think.

Whoa! So i'm not the one who thinks same way! Several times tried Soldak's games and everytime it was like "ugh". Not like i prefer picture to gameplay, but there is enough examples of simply beautiful indie games and Soldak is not one of them.

The Count Lucanor, a 2D mystery and horror adventure is now on GOG
20 September 2018 at 9:40 pm UTC

To be clear, this is NOT first DRM-free release for this game, as it as previously released this way as part of certain Humble Bundle, not that long ago. I recall of sending email to dev like "Wow, your game is great and will fit GOG perfectly", they never replied to it but it seems they did got same idea.

But i need to warn folks - this game is kinda brutal and absolutely not to be played late night in darkness...
Well, not really that scary, but its not childs game certainly.

The Humble Unity Bundle is live with some great Linux games
7 September 2018 at 6:36 pm UTC

Shame they dont provide AER drm-free, albeit its available on GOG.

GOG have gone on the offensive with their new 'FCK DRM' initiative
23 August 2018 at 8:51 pm UTC

Ketilwindows python script (uses a windows only library, but works in wine) can extract the key, and a calibre plugin from dedrm_tools can use the key to remove drm from downloaded books, and then add it to your calibre library.

Yes, i tried it (in VirtualBox) but thing is that to use DeDRM you need to use OLD ADE with OLD encryption scheme. And not all sellers allows of use of that old scheme, Google seems to forbid it, so Old ADE just refused to download anything.

Fortunately i didnt purchased a lot in bulk on first purchase, so it was easier to say "Fck it" and purchase 100% non-drm version elsewhere. Yes, its little lazy, but i needed those books anyway.

Interesting thing is that it seem seller i used to get DRM-fee version is same which provided content for these titles on Google Play in first place, but in their store they have DRM on very few titles, which means its not their choice.

Still i had enough headache with it, to be waaay more careful now.

GOG have gone on the offensive with their new 'FCK DRM' initiative
23 August 2018 at 2:00 am UTC Likes: 2

I cam only support them in their efforts, because DRM may look "fine" until you RAM your face in it and then it feels like stone wall of ignorance to customers.

Thats my story - just some time ago i needed some ebooks of specific matter which i, unexpectedly, found to be sold in Google Play. I haven't read carefully, gone, purchased my stuff and...WTF, instead of simply downloading my epubs and pdfs i got strange file which i was supposed to open in Adobe Collections app or something.
And that is most funny is this app is absolutely dont work on Linux - its not supported officially, its not working in wine too and in the end you have to also either create account on Adobe to ever access your stuff, at least WHILE both adobe and ebook seller supports this scheme or download books in way that they will be open-able only locally.

I was so freaking pissed off. Oh yes, you can use Google's android app to view book too, but it kinda sucks too.

OFC after some time i found same stuff in another store, reasonably priced and drm-free and got it here. NEVER EVER going to purchase books on Google Play (albeit i do rent movies sometimes here, usually on promo deals).

And MOST awful thing that there was times when Google play had no DRM for ebooks or it was optional, but at some moment they went hardcore and made it mandatory for all past and future purchases.

One more case is Google press service - at some moment they disable viewing press in non-chrome browsers "because of copy protection", so you out of luck by not using their own browser.

You can get the original Orwell free from Humble Store for a limited time
23 August 2018 at 1:43 am UTC

HamishJust going to quickly point out that all Humble Store is offering here is a Steam key, which is sort of odd, since DRM free versions of the game do exist from other storefronts.

Well, i think its quite easy to explain - DRM-free means downloads and downloads means bandwidth, which is not free. Paying customer is one thing, albeit they prefer to just sell Steam key for eons already, but free giveaway...
Since they getting permit from developer, i think, as well as keys its pretty much zero cost for them to giveaway these keys.

A quick look at some good Linux games on sale right now
3 June 2018 at 6:27 pm UTC

Cecco_d_AscoliPeople with a GWENT-account (had it running through wine half a year ago) also received a GOG-Discount code today by mail, maybe you also found one in your spam folder ;)

50-75% percent off for a dozen of titles, which include:

- Ruiner
- Pillars of Eternity: Definitive Edition
- Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
- Pyre

Now i regret not going into Gwent
Wish i have Ruiner 50% off or something code. Now i have to wait for next sale, oh well.

Anima: Gate of Memories: The Nameless Chronicles action RPG announced, will support Linux
28 May 2018 at 10:05 pm UTC

Expecting them on GOG? I heard various thing about first game, some call it little "cheap" (from AAA view), but impressive for indie. Unfortunately they rarely go on sale, so...

I hope you like Anime & Manga styled games, as GOG just added 10 with Linux support
24 May 2018 at 9:54 pm UTC

Have to say, that sale-wise it seems VNs doing pretty good. Peoples certainly buying them. I think that means expect more.

I hope you like Anime & Manga styled games, as GOG just added 10 with Linux support
23 May 2018 at 7:30 pm UTC

ZekThePenguinI would be much more excited about an actual Linux anime GAME. Tired of the many visual novels.

There is anime GAMES like Ys (not for linux, sadly) or Pier Solar pn GOG. And it better then nothing.

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