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Confessing my continued love of the Steam Controller, a few years after release
11 June 2019 at 4:01 pm UTC

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NanobangA suggestion, if you haven't tried it yet. For platformers, set the Lpad as a DPad (4 or 8 way) that fires on touch instead of click. For my money this is a thousand times more responsive than the other console pads I've used.
Thanks for the idea. I have tried this and my problem is hitting the wrong part of the pad about 30% of the time. If the shape or texture was more defined like a D-pad, maybe I could get used to it.
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Same here! I keep having to look down to realign my thumb. If only I could find some skin stickers with a bit more definition, like you said.

Klei Entertainment hit the restart button on Griftlands, confirmed to come to Linux but Epic Store first
10 June 2019 at 10:16 pm UTC Likes: 2

That was so confusing. I read it as "We will be supporting PC (Win,Mac,Lin) during Alpha and Early Access. We will be adding OSX and Linux support in the future." and was lost for a second as to what the difference in supporting Linux during alpha and later was and how that explained the Epic store.
Anyway, guess we'll see in a year+ if this is worth paying attention to.

XO, a retro sci-fi strategy game is coming this year with Linux support
10 June 2019 at 1:44 pm UTC Likes: 2

Vortex_Acherontic"PC, Mac, Linux" they (devs/publisher) don't get it, right?
I propose everyone starts writing "PC (Windows), PC (MacOS), PC (Linux)" instead!

In all seriousness, the game looks neat - a bit like a cheerier counterpart to the aesthetics of Duskers.

Confessing my continued love of the Steam Controller, a few years after release
10 June 2019 at 1:29 pm UTC

HoriI bought silicone covers too, from AliExpress. [...] I like one in particular that's very thick (making the stick larger, which I like) and converts the stick to a concave shape. It's also a nice matte material with good grip. [...]
Any chance you could post a link?

The latest Humble Monthly seems like a good deal for Linux + Steam Play (two early unlocks)
7 June 2019 at 11:21 pm UTC

ObsidianBlk[...] Has anyone subscribed? Is it a good value for a Linux gamer? (I have no issue playing through WINE, but do prefer native)

I'm subscribed and in principle, it is good value. Unfortunately, I've been on a roll these past months, with buying games on Steam that are then revealed to be in the next bundle, so if you're a spontaneous purchaser, like me, you'll likely have to curb your trigger finger a bit more than normal for it to provide proper value.
Oh, I've also purchased games that were already in previous bundles because I didn't see them and their website is somewhat pants for checking what you've already got.

IRKALLA, an incredibly stylish looking pixel-art tactical-action platformer is coming to Linux
24 May 2019 at 6:59 am UTC

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speskAny idea where/what this will be released on? Interested in "wishlisting" it.

Hey, cykboy here - the guy programming the game. We're aiming for a few places, Steam for one, perhaps a discord store, gog... we want to be as accessible as possible. If you have any recommendations please let us know and we can try get on there

itch.io would be nice as well. I mostly use Steam, but do buy indie games from itch.io as it somehow seems more suitable for those.

You might need to bring a shovel for Stellaris: Ancient Relics, the newly announced story expansion
15 May 2019 at 8:07 am UTC Likes: 3

Just to add my two cents to the Stellaris debate, when I bought the base game, I got the playtime I usually get out of a full game, in my very first session (yes, I forgot to sleep). Also, I usually keep all my play sessions to <45 mins, so that's quite an achievement for a game.

As others have said, the base game is very much worth your time on its own and if you do end up wanting more, these DLC are lovely options, especially as you can just pick the ones that provide the parts/themes you want more of (e.g. this one if you're a Stargate fan).

NBlood, an open source port of the classic FPS 'Blood' using EDuke32
10 May 2019 at 8:32 am UTC

Nightdive's update and rerelease of Blood, "Blood: Fresh Supply" is also coming to Linux soon!

Bearded Giant Games have announced the 3D dogfighting game Space Mercs
6 May 2019 at 8:37 pm UTC

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CybolicThis looks quite interesting, but I doubt I'll get it if it isn't released on itch.io or Steam.
With the amount of games available these days, if it's not in my usual game library, I'm sure to forget I ever bought it.
Just install their launcher to your Steam Client. Problem solved. This degree of Linux support in my mind deserves our support. How many titles do you see with Linux UI elements baked into the game??? [...]
I know, I just also know I'll forget about it again in the inevitable re-install and it'll get left in my backlog, never to be found. You are right that it deserves support regardless, but one can dream (of an itch release), no?

Bearded Giant Games have announced the 3D dogfighting game Space Mercs
6 May 2019 at 2:28 pm UTC

This looks quite interesting, but I doubt I'll get it if it isn't released on itch.io or Steam.
With the amount of games available these days, if it's not in my usual game library, I'm sure to forget I ever bought it.

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