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Seems that the Linux version of Supraland will not be heading to GOG (updated)
12 July 2019 at 1:36 am UTC

No opinion but just wanna highlight something on this quote on article.

QuoteSupra Games are also currently crowdfunding for Supraland 2 on Kickstarter, which is confirmed to be coming to Linux as well.
Red "line", spells danger

Valve has launched "Steam Labs", a place where Valve will show off new experiments
12 July 2019 at 1:30 am UTC

I gonna say I'm fall in love with "Automatic Show", it's have very huge potential. The best alternatives to watch the games' gameplay/trailers and at the same time avoid/evading some bias youtubers/streamers/news/shill-curator bullshit-ness.

10 years ago GamingOnLinux was created, what a ride it's been
6 July 2019 at 2:35 pm UTC

A bit late but, Happy 10th years old GoL! Yeah, from Wine and "Linux only use by hackers" to kinda not mainstream but still niche gaming platform.

Regardless, we as Linux users cannot satisfy with what we have right now. Always remember:
How to be a great advocate for a niche gaming platform

As usual, bumpy roads ahead so we must ready to go through it..

For Linux/FOSS gaming!

EDIT: Fixed the broken link

The former Paradox Interactive CEO thinks "platform holders" 30% cut is "outrageous"
3 July 2019 at 4:29 pm UTC Likes: 3

SalvatosI'm speechless. It's like you intended to post this to a completely different community. Take it easy, mate.
The problem here is some "elitist" (Publs, devs, some ignorance journalist and so-called gaming fans, etc. etc.), accused us the "3rd world citizens" (I'm using that term on purpose) as pirates! They accused or "called" us too poor to buy their games.

I was former "sailor", I was a loyal customer of "pasar malam" CD/DVD either games or films, and I'd been a part of so-called "illegal analog hole" community. You know why? Because of service. Buying their product was either hard or almost impossible. Valve's Steam changed it for us either you like it or not.

Best part of Steam, they offers various types of payment, local or international. Either credit card, pay via mobile phone credits/bill, and hell, even on cash on delivery! Explained on this reddit post. (reddit link)

I know some indie devs (not so-fucking-called "indies" backed by big publs) are poor (or even poorer than me). That's why I always check their games are available on itch.io first and then if available I buy it from there. Most itch.io games always includes Steam keys, so theorically I got 2 copies in one price even do it's always 2-3 times more expensive than my "local" Steam.

For example Slipstream : (Steam link)

On itch: USD 9.99 (or RM 41.34) (itch link)
On Steam, non discount : RM 23.50 (or USD 5.68) (steamdb link)

The former Paradox Interactive CEO thinks "platform holders" 30% cut is "outrageous"
2 July 2019 at 3:31 pm UTC Likes: 2

Open steam > Click: Publisher link > Click: Option (Gear Icon) > Click: Ignore this creator

Because, you know my peasant money ain't worth it.

p/s: GoL users, I will not arguing "the cuts" with all of you guys because already disproven by almost everyone inside and outside of community.

Valve release an official statement about the future of Linux support, they "remain committed" to Linux gaming
27 June 2019 at 12:46 am UTC

My interpretation is, Valve is sending message to outside Linux Gaming community. We Linux gamers knows Valve will always committed to supporting Linux as a gaming platform. It's ironcladed and/or gold standard.

For me, Valve is kinda sending message to those who 'concern' that:
"We are ready with our weaponary and we are prepared to defends anytime if we being attack. Our 'act of defence' will be destruction to others. Be civil, be sincere and don't tempt us to act".

You know, those "concern" (which consists of many entities) are trying to destroy PC gaming in general. Open system aren't good you know. At least it must be semi-closed like mobile devices / smartphones as currently right now.

Well you see, look how many game clients on Windows right now? At least on my Linux PC, I got 2 clients (itch and Steam).

Canonical are now saying Ubuntu's 32bit is not being entirely dropped, 32bit libraries will be "frozen"
24 June 2019 at 2:38 pm UTC

EagleDeltaHow would Pop!_OS be vulnerable to Canonical nonsense? They maintain their own repos and have already said they will maintain 32-bit support on their own if they have to. They have a vested financial interest (Being a Desktop/Laptop OEM) in making sure their distro is still stable and usable for their users. I would imagine that similar stances will arise from Elementary and Mint as well due to their desktop focus.
Speaking of bolded issue here. I remember few years ago reading on "How-to-geek" article about Mint below..
Ubuntu Developers Say Linux Mint is Insecure. Are They Right?

So giving the scenario if all Ubuntu-derived fork are separating off from Canonical; will they able to maintain as same as or better than Canonical in term of security, reliability, etc.?

Let me be honest, I'm still using Ubuntu because it was/is supposely among the easiest Linux distros. But, when even some their own repos are broken/outdated and need same troublesome solutions as other distros, it's encourage me want to leaving Ubuntu. However, it's very hard for me to leave Ubuntu ecosystem "easiness" (well 10.04 - 18.04 era easiness).

Yours or anyone GoL users opinions?

Epic's Tim Sweeney thinks Wine "is the one hope for breaking the cycle", Easy Anti-Cheat continuing Linux support
24 June 2019 at 1:50 pm UTC

I wish nothing but all the best to Epic Games for their future and what they're believe for.
Sadly, would not joining them indefinitely. This tux user are going on his way, which he believe is the best.

Valve looking to drop support for Ubuntu 19.10 and up due to Canonical's 32bit decision (updated)
23 June 2019 at 5:25 am UTC Likes: 3

Soo.. for "average" user like me, how? Another painful migration to another distors? Move to BSD?
Hell no! I never ever will back to run Windows for my own PC.

IMO, yes we certainly needs to move on to 64 bit architecture. But not by removing 32 bit support altogether! Especially on FOSS world which known for giving user freedom.

Also, it may tainting the whole Linux reputation on giving to all anything computer devices a rejuvinate 'second' live beyond it's EOL usage. No thanks to Canonical being Canonical, again.

I hate Linux/FOSS world 'soap opera' gets another 'reboot', again. But I agree Canonical should stop being Apple of Linux world.

p/s: Oh BTW, where's my Linux phones Canonical?!

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