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Descent 3 returns to Linux (and macOS) with an official modern port
3 February 2020 at 1:09 am UTC

Patola
SwiftpawVery immoral for game developers not to pay another developer for releasing their game for Linux. They need to send at least SOME of the money received from Linux gamers to him. They also need to send him some money for supporting Linux bug fixes if there are any bugs needing to be fixed.
If Ryan offered to make it for free and they accepted, why is it immoral? Everyone voluntarily accepted the terms, there was no coercion, everyone is happy in the ending. Don't shame people who made nothing wrong. Probably they did not even have the budget to pay him or plans to revive the game.

If you feel Ryan deserves more (and I think that too), you can donate. I am still sorting out my finances in a new job but that's in my plans too.

Uh, money coming IN from Linux gamers could and should have paid him at least to some degree. Instead, ALL of it went to the original developer, which is obviously unfair. That's the immoral part.

Descent 3 returns to Linux (and macOS) with an official modern port
2 February 2020 at 11:21 pm UTC

Very immoral for game developers not to pay another developer for releasing their game for Linux. They need to send at least SOME of the money received from Linux gamers to him. They also need to send him some money for supporting Linux bug fixes if there are any bugs needing to be fixed.

Puppygames have formally announced Battledroid - a massively multiplayer strategy game
2 February 2020 at 6:18 pm UTC

Liam Dawe
SwiftpawMMO = instantly dead for so many reasons, like them shutting down their servers and killing the game, and the fact this game won't be very popular.

If they allowed hosting your own server, things would be a lot better, but still perilous if the gameplay demanded a high player count.
For how the game works, it doesn't need a large player-base or for players to be on at the same time. That's what makes it so interesting.

Great, less perilous then, but still relies on their servers for you to play your game, so once they're shut down, your game is dead. The ultimate form of DRM, so naturally gamers are very concerned about that. No one wants to be abused and have their game yanked out from underneath them.

Puppygames have formally announced Battledroid - a massively multiplayer strategy game
31 January 2020 at 8:23 pm UTC

MMO = instantly dead for so many reasons, like them shutting down their servers and killing the game, and the fact this game won't be very popular.

If they allowed hosting your own server, things would be a lot better, but still perilous if the gameplay demanded a high player count.

Co-op first-person spaceship command game PULSAR: Lost Colony now has a proper tutorial
29 January 2020 at 12:56 am UTC

"Online", meaning you can only play on their servers, but they do have "offline LAN" as a planned feature at least.

La Résistance expansion for Hearts of Iron IV releasing February 25
24 January 2020 at 7:40 pm UTC Likes: 2

A DLC for a Paradox game?

UNPRECEDENTED

Feral Interactive are asking what you want ported to Linux again
13 January 2020 at 11:39 pm UTC

Popular games that will easily compensate for the porting work.

Mike Shapiro drops a cryptic message from G-Man for the upcoming Half-Life: Alyx
2 January 2020 at 1:39 pm UTC Likes: 2

Lol

QuoteHeadsets:
Valve Index
HTC Vive
Oculus Rift
Windows Mixed Reality

Absolutely ridiculous. Until this section says, "All headsets that support the OpenXR VR standard", VR is extra super dead to me, not just regular "too expensive" dead.

Life is Strange 2 releases for Linux on December 19
18 December 2019 at 10:06 pm UTC

jens
Swiftpaw
jens
TheSHEEEPThis myth of the great downside of "unsupported" is just that, a myth.
It either works or doesn't. The case that it works but then something breaks it only for Proton is rare enough as to be irrelevant.

.. If you don't count in GTA V

There is something to say about support. For me personally I will wait for a Feral port if I know that is coming. I did so with Shadow of the Tom Raider and will do the same with Life is Strange 2.

Otherwise I fully agree with you, Proton works perfectly fine for me for everything else I want to play (with the exception of both RockStar games ) and considering buying for Proton enters the books as Linux purchase, my conscience is clean.

Someone telling you, "Don't worry about the fact we're not giving you support for running this game on your OS, nor worry about the fact you just bought a Windows game and are helping out Windows gaming by doing so, because we're 'going it count it as a Linux sale', yeah, that's it!" and you buying it anyway because you're a gullible sheep is a good thing?

Wow, Microsoft's and Valve's propaganda has worked on some people here apparently, really sad to see. "Count as a Linux sale" is not at all what is happening when you're buying a Windows game and getting zero support for Linux in return. It's a hilarious lie, you're literally helping out Windows gaming and discouraging Linux gaming and support.

The fact you say your conscience is clean reveals it's not. Mine is actually clean because I support Linux gaming by supporting the actual developers who support Linux and help Linux gamers, not the ones who only support Microsoft Windows.

I'm happy for you that you want to play the martyr role until the bitter end, I prefer to live.

Buying games with Linux support and supporting Linux gaming is being a martyr? Buying Linux games is what Linux gamers do and should do, lol...but if you want to be a Windows gamer, have at it.

You're on the wrong website, though, because this is for Linux game news, not for Windows games. Go to pcgamer.com or something if you want Windows game news and don't care about Linux games.

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