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OBS Studio 28.0 Beta 1 brings Linux improvements, lots of new features
4 August 2022 at 1:16 am UTC

This will probably be the first Qt6-based piece of software I use.

Valve speeds up Steam Deck production some more, all existing reservations this year
29 July 2022 at 5:53 pm UTC Likes: 5

I'm still in Q4, but I'm glad other people will be getting theirs sooner, and hopefully that means I'm sooner within Q4.

Quoting: mr-victoryThere was a discussion about this very topic on GOL Discord. I had predicted Q2 2023 but it looks like Valve is faster than expected!
I wonder what are they planning when reserves are fullfiled. They can't put this to physical stores for obvious reasons (many high profile games unsupported, software has deal breaker bugs) but what then?
There are 5,338 supported games on Steam Deck. There are 4404 licensed games on Nintendo Switch. Plenty of AAA games aren't playable on Switch.

I don't see why the game library is an obstacle to selling Steam Decks in brick-and-mortar retailers. A bigger issue might be that game stores could be reluctant to stock a console that doesn't allow you to buy games from those same retailers.

Valve gives the Discovery Queue a makeover to help you find your next game
12 July 2022 at 3:41 pm UTC Likes: 2

QuoteAdd a game to your wishlist with the click of a button or view the game's full store page for a more in-depth view
This sounds like the kind of change I will hate. Why would I want to add a game to my wishlist without viewing the full page first? Now it just sounds like viewing the full page will be an extra click. At least it's optional for now.

QuoteThere's no point in recommending the latest all-singing-all-dancing DLC-and-microtransactions-riddled licensed sports or war game to a gal whose main gig is cutesy action games and stuff with a retro angle - it's not something that I would ever buy, and their (generally correct) statement that gaming tastes can change over time would never apply to that.
You can exclude games with certain tags from appearing in your wishlist, but that often isn't fine-grained enough to remove what you want to remove without removing other stuff too.

Dicey Dungeons 'Reunion' is a huge free update out now
8 July 2022 at 7:25 pm UTC Likes: 1

The Android version is also now out of beta and on Google Play.

The Frogs will take you through a humorous renaissance artwork adventure
16 June 2022 at 10:22 pm UTC

I admit I like Stephen Sondheim's musical adaption of The Frogs. I'm putting this game on my wishlist, though I don't do Kickstarters for video games.

How to play The Elder Scrolls Online on Steam Deck
10 June 2022 at 8:11 pm UTC

Thanks for the explanation, that makes a lot of sense. I'm surprised to learn that an MMO allows mods at all.

Also, that means I can take ESO off my list of games to potentially buy in the future. I'm one of those people who is willing to either
a)Pay for a proprietary game, OR
b)Use fan-made third-party mods,
but not both. So while I will happily use mods in Minetest, a paid proprietary MMO that needs mods to have a decent UI is probably not for me.

How to play The Elder Scrolls Online on Steam Deck
10 June 2022 at 5:38 pm UTC

Isn't ESO also on Stadia? Seems like an MMO is a good candidate for a game to play through streaming.

Minecraft - The Wild Update is out now, Java & Bedrock now one purchase
7 June 2022 at 4:24 pm UTC

Quoting: mr-victoryNo it hasn't but there is a catch with the bundle. If you previously own MC Java you get MC for Windows (aka. Bedrock) for FREE and vica versa. What I had was not Android MC, I had MC for Windows because the price of that was %80 percent lower than MC Java. Also it is not possible to play MC for Win on Linux so I couldn't play MC on Linux.
Until now.

Ah, okay, that makes more sense.

Minecraft - The Wild Update is out now, Java & Bedrock now one purchase
7 June 2022 at 3:49 pm UTC Likes: 5

QuoteThey will remain as two separate editions but now you always get both.

My concern is that they are planning on discontinuing Java edition and then saying "well, the majority of Java players are on Windows, so they can just play Bedrock!"

Currently, Java supports Windows 7 and later, while Bedrock supports Windows 10 and later. I worry that, when it comes time to drop Windows 7 and 8, Microsoft will think there is no longer a reason to maintain two separate codebases.

I should note that this concern isn't because of Microsoft's conflict of interest in (not) supporting Linux. None of the big game studios, not even Valve or Paradox, are willing to bring full-sized games to Linux unless they can use most of the same code for Windows. Every proprietary game on Linux would lose support if the developer no longer wanted to support the Windows version.

Quoting: mr-victory
QuoteNot that it particularly matters to Linux players
It does matter for me. I had the bedrock edition only because java was way more expensive but now I can play minecraft on linux.
Last time I checked buying BE on one platform didn't give it to you on any other platform. Has that changed? Does buying Minecraft on desktop now give you Bedrock on Android, or vice versa?

Indie classic Super Hexagon gets a big free Neo update out now
31 May 2022 at 4:46 pm UTC Likes: 1

Tried again today and got:
Hexagon: 53:00
Hexagoner: 19:57
Hexagonest: 6:51 9:47

Y'all are better than me. My hand gets tired pretty quickly.

EDIT: I just set a personal best of 67:00 in Hexagon, and a pathetic 5:42 in Hardester.