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Linux gaming night: Shotgun Farmers - come join tonight
25 January 2020 at 2:41 pm UTC

I want to particate for one of the gift copies.

System76 are prepping a powerful new Linux laptop, the "Adder WS"
3 August 2019 at 12:57 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Dorrityou'll be wasting your time.

That actually is a pretty good representation of what can be expected here generally in the forums.

Renaine, a gorgeous pixel-art platformer about overcoming failure is coming to Linux
4 April 2019 at 11:25 am UTC Likes: 1

Yeah basically soundtrack can't get any better. its literally not possible

even alone from the previewed sampler. Trekked Desert (Act 1) stands out the most for me. Surely this must be easily a BILLION out of 10 game

HOLY SHIT
listed here is someone credited on the Japanese producers timeless jazz rap / instrumental hip hop classic Metaphorical Music.
Nujabes himself died at the age of 36 in a car crash

Also check out the Modern Classical / Ambient MASTERPIECE
OST for the anime Made in Abyss from the australian Kevin Penkin. actually it even has influences of Electronic, Dark Ambient, Chamber Music & Post-Minimalism. This is completely insane

He also has created music for the iOS / Android interactive novel Florence which has a musical theme in its story. Listen to these strings

finally we have Casey Lee Williams who does most of the vocals on the critically acclaimed soundtrack for the American anime web series RWBY, which had 5 releases so far. It's a wild blend of genres, primarily consisting of Alternative Metal, but also providing huge variety with bits and pieces from Electropop, Symphonic Rock, Disco, Modern Classical and even more to name them here.

Risk of Rain 2 works very nicely on Linux thanks to Steam Play, it's also pretty crazy
3 April 2019 at 4:53 pm UTC Likes: 3

Really hesitant to recommend this with the predecessor being on Linux and this one not. One of the few reasons I personally would stay away as far as possible...

The Humble Hot Date Bundle is out with a number of Linux games included
27 March 2019 at 6:53 am UTC Likes: 3

All that I'm writing here is more than common knowledge by now, so don't except anything that isn't well established everywhere else in this post, but I summarized some hard numbers into concise information about this bundle's worth:

G-senjou no Maou and Clannad both probably are in the Top 20 of every Visual Novel list. They have insane ratings of 8.46 and 8.66 on vndb.org and are well known in the community. The later assuredly has found even more success as a two-season anime. Unsurprisingly, you have to cash out for them buying the 3rd resp. 4th tier and both are Windows-only titles (But there is at least an open source engine for the Air ones. The Devil on G-String has one silver review on ProtonDB, 7 months ago.)

From the rest only Highway Blossoms seems to be noteworthy, rated at a 7.05 and just barely making it into the All Time Top #500. The rest gathers around the nondescript midfield of questionable quality, pulling ratings from the 6.-ish range and is probably only advisable for the hardened seeker of clichéd stereotypes and pitiful panty peeks. We are talking about Just Deserts (6.14), Ladykiller in a Bind (6.37), Sunrider Academy (6.35) and its sequel Sunrider: Liberation Day (6.76). Note that you can play Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius for free on GoG / Steam to see what the games are like (They have elements of turn-based strategy.)

Downwards the quality spiral there is Purrfect Date with a 5.44, and placed at the distant bottom we have the abysmal Kokonoe Kokoro (4.62). Atrocious writing is to be expected. Now there is still another game left that is actually not a visual novel and therefore doesn't belong in the bundle, I'm not gonna name it here to give this anymore attention than deserved. You can easily deduct what's missing from the Store's page listing.

All in all it very hard to wholeheartedly recommend any tier here because of the amount of trash that inevitable lands up in the shopping basket. But getting two of the most acclaimed offerings, that basically every beginner is advised to read everywhere where visual novels are discussed for just a bit over 13 €, it may be still your best bet.

GOG are ending their 'Fair Price Package program', soon after letting staff go
27 February 2019 at 9:00 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Sir_Diealot
Quoting: Phlebiac
Quoting: einherjarIt's some kind of "half hearted" Linux support.

For those who weren't around back then:
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/gogcom-dont-plan-on-introducing-linux-support-in-the-foreseeable-future-updated.2369/

Thanks, I wasn't around then and it's an interesting read.

GOG have been supporting Linux as was discussed back then for years, yet people keep whining.

I wish people were more honest. Like most Windows users won't ever use anything else most Steam users won't use anything else either. It's change, it's inconvenient and people don't like that. I understand, just cut the excuses, please.

You are beyond all bearing ...

Valve is getting back to focusing on gaming, with non-gaming videos being retired
20 February 2019 at 5:02 pm UTC Likes: 13

so now a gaming store should start removing games?

Quoting: GuestVery nice, less crap to clutter the store. Maybe visual novels can be next? :P

Saturday Mag: Linux gaming news odds and ends plus a look at a few things on sale
14 October 2018 at 1:23 pm UTC

Liam I can't add you on Steam. Your friends list is full it says.