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Tencent now own majority stake in Don't Starve and Oxygen Not Included creator Klei
22 January 2021 at 9:03 pm UTC Likes: 5

This is very worrying. Tencent is directly under control of the CCP. And I used to have a very high amount of respect for Klei, too. But as long as Tencent has a controlling interest, I don't think it's wise to have their software running on my computer. Heck. I wasn't even aware that Klei was publicly traded.

Facebook announces their own Cloud Gaming service
27 October 2020 at 5:18 pm UTC

Perhaps. I'm just getting really rankled by all the hype that cloud gaming is getting, and like some others here, I want absolutely nothing to do with it. Last night, I read something about the United Nations having a plan for their Agenda 21 that by the year 2030, they'll have it that governments and major corporations will own everything. And the rest of us will be relegated to services or rentals. What does this mean for gaming? It means EVERYTHING will be cloud exclusive if they have their way. And the days of us having agency of our own hardware will be over. This is the kind of future that I dread, and every single positive article about cloud gaming getting bigger and better seems to be cheering on this agenda. It hurts so much to hear about it this way.

Facebook announces their own Cloud Gaming service
27 October 2020 at 3:10 pm UTC Likes: 2

Why did you think that we would be receptive to this? Is it simply because it's gaming that can be done from a Linux installation? It's not running ON our Linux installations, it's running on remote servers which may or may not be running Linux. But even if it does, so what? It takes away the freedom and agency that we get from Linux. All that's relevant to this is just the kernel. And if that's all you care about for this, I guess that's that. Looks like most of the people commenting here really care about the freedom that Linux provides. And that precludes not only Facebook but all the cloud gaming services. We want to play games ON OUR computers, not on remote servers owned by corporations who are only beholden to special interests who might be hostile to some of us. And if you think that this is going to lead to these games being made available to us on our Linux computers in the future, that's some optimism that I'd like to get behind, but it's starting to look like that's not in the cards. The best thing that we can do is to wash our hands of cloud gaming altogether, bolster our numbers and use the numbers to get more and more indie and the occasional AAA devs to support us directly.

AMD reveals Zen 3 and the Ryzen 5000 series - out November 5
10 October 2020 at 1:51 pm UTC

I've been on my FX-6300 for what will be 6 years come November. I'm eyeing the 5900X for my next build, but I won't be able to afford it until December. At that time, I'm bracing for the Zen3 to be about as easy to buy as an RTX 3080. I just want to know if Big Navi is going to have the PS5/Ampere's ability to draw data directly from the GPU. It might not be my only factor for choosing what I go with, but it's going to go a long way.

2020's Open Source Summit Europe will have an important Linux gaming session
3 September 2020 at 2:45 pm UTC Likes: 4

From the headline, I thought it was going to be a LAN party with only Linux-native games in it. Instead, it's going to just be a talk about how to more effortlessly get the Windows games running on Linux.

I wish we could just develop more of a Linux-centric gaming culture that celebrates the games with native Linux support in the same way that the rest of the gaming culture celebrates the stuff on their platforms of choice. That would result in fleshing out our cultural identity as Linux gamers and reward developers for actually going through the porting process.

Feral Interactive are teasing movement on Life is Strange 2 for Linux
3 December 2019 at 8:19 pm UTC Likes: 4

I think my love for Feral Interactive is coming to an end. They used to port games that I cared about. I love their ports for XCOM and Mad Max and Shadow of Mordor. There are a few AAA games that I would love to play on Linux. I'm thinking something along the lines of Dark Souls (or any of it's sequels or clones), Just Cause, Shadow of War (when they fix the grindiness), Nier Automata, Sleeping Dogs, ANY of the Tales of games, stuff like that. And ESPECIALLY Monster Hunter World.

More Life is Strange!? I really don't have any interest in that.

We need more Linux porting companies like Feral to cover more AAA games so that porting decisions like this don't become so freaking costly.

We might actually see a rough Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation beta for Linux soon
26 April 2019 at 10:29 am UTC Likes: 5

If all of this "industry interest in Linux" is just for the sake of games-as-a-service systems like Stadia, then they've been using us all along. I have been supporting Linux gaming for the sake of increasing freedom for the consumer, not for pushing some unaccountable streaming system where the publisher has absolute control over every individual instance of the game. If we want to see gaming on our own desktops, we need to amend our cries.
We want to play games on OUR Linux desktops, not THEIR servers!

Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'
16 October 2018 at 10:38 pm UTC Likes: 1

I don't trust Microsoft any more than I can throw them. We know how they work. All the platitudes they have about Linux shouldn't be taken at face value. Maybe they just want to take over the Linux kernel, and make it prohibitively inconvenient to use a forked or older kernel that predates the addition of some really nasty spyware or something like that.

I switched to Linux to get away from Microsoft. And I won't stand for their encroachment on our Operating System of choice.

Stellaris: Apocalypse is due soon & there's a new overview video up, also a note about Linux sales
16 February 2018 at 1:11 am UTC

I wish we could point out to Paradox that the reason for the abysmally small market share in Linux is largely due to growth of Windows in Asia (particularly China) is outstripping Linux growth worldwide. I'm really strapped for cash, but I can do my part by buying the Apocalypse DLC when 2.0 comes out. I already bought a $20 Steam card and will be spending it all on that. I'm going to have to wait until my money is freer before I buy the Humanoid Pack and the Galactic Edition Upgrade, but I fully plan on doing so.