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Help Improve OpenGL Support In Mesa Drivers
17 November 2013 at 7:52 pm UTC

I guess I missed this the first time, luckily pay day was yesterday

Developers And The Dreaded Platform Listing Of "PC"
17 November 2013 at 4:46 pm UTC

Quote from liamdawe
Quote from Hamish
QuoteWe have Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, and let's face it Ubuntu Linux mainly even though people of other distro's don't like to admit it and will probably jump down my throat for even stating it, but Ubuntu is the single most popular distro around, it is the only distro Steam officially supports for a reason. That's a whole 'nother argument altogether though so try not to focus on that too much.

I am sorry, but if you did not want people to jump down your throat why did you even bring it up? There is stating an on topic opinion in an editorial and then there is flame bait. I could go into a huge rant about the difference between a plurality and an actual majority, and how Ubuntu most definitely does not have an absolute majority and games the system through it's plurality status, but I will pay enough deference to the main point of the article to just leave this here.

I bring it up as it's my opinion, an editorial is an opinion piece remember. It's also coming off the fact that Ubuntu on the Steam survey has ~0.8% of users, Mint is the only one to come close with around ~0.1% which is also based on Ubuntu. Bearing in mind we are a gaming site a gaming survey is a good measure.

Show me hard facts to prove otherwise than Ubuntu being the most popular distro and I may believe it.

I think what Hamish was trying to say, or maybe I'm just projecting, that the Ubuntu mention was kind of unneeded. Even if Ubuntu is the most popular, to which I'd agree, I don't see what it has to do with article.

Developers And The Dreaded Platform Listing Of "PC"
17 November 2013 at 2:48 pm UTC

Quote from Hamish
QuoteWe have Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, and let's face it Ubuntu Linux mainly even though people of other distro's don't like to admit it and will probably jump down my throat for even stating it, but Ubuntu is the single most popular distro around, it is the only distro Steam officially supports for a reason. That's a whole 'nother argument altogether though so try not to focus on that too much.

I am sorry, but if you did not want people to jump down your throat why did you even bring it up? There is stating an on topic opinion in an editorial and then there is flame bait.

Agreed.

While I think PC can be misleading, I don't think it's much of a problem. I bet the next generation, most of which will have never of had a "home phone" will find our use of the term "phone" to describe our mobile pocket computers confusing if they thought about how it undermines it's numerous other capabilities, but they probably won't. If a bathroom has no bath, I still call it a bathroom without pause. It's just a trait of language, I think.

3079 Block Action RPG Now On Steam
17 November 2013 at 2:35 pm UTC

I might get the game before the steam sale ends, but I'm on the fence. The aesthetics of the game do nothing to draw me in. Not to say I need cutting edge graphics, quite the contrary. The art style just looks boring and lazy to me and, to borrow a common culinary phrase, we eat first with our eyes. While gameplay quality is also a large factor, presentation counts for a lot in my book.

Steam Greenlit More Linux Games On November 12th
14 November 2013 at 3:21 pm UTC

Eh, the only games here that have piqued my interest are Undead Overlord and Paradise Lost, but I could always be surprised.

Shadowrun Returns RPG To Go DRM Free
14 November 2013 at 3:20 pm UTC

Can't wait for this to go on sale so my broke ass can purchase it

Night In The Woods 2D Story-Focused Adventure & Exploration Game Coming To Linux
14 November 2013 at 9:05 am UTC

After looking at the Kickstarter and checking out the animator's work, I would like to say damn you, Liam. Now I'm in love with a game I won't see for over a year

PixelJunk Shooter Released On Steam
13 November 2013 at 2:01 am UTC

Quote from Swiftpaw
Quote from HadBabits
Quote from Swiftpaw
Quote from HadBabitsThe game is currently broken for me
Was it working before?  Might need to try a delete local content in Steam and re-download it.  I found an issue in Monsters where they said Steam's OpenAl library in the Steam Runtime libraries was cause of my game saves being corrupted sometimes.

I've got more details here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/255870/discussions/0/666825525419441072/?tscn=1384281731

I did as you said, the first mission looks a bit more as it should, I can progress for a bit and there are enemies and guys I'm supposed to save. But there are still invisible walls in random places. I couldn't save one guy because he was right behind one. Which was just as well because the same barriers prevented me from going any farther into the cave.
Sounds like all blastable "sand" is invisible for you.  I can't imagine it being anything other than a graphics driver issue or corrupted files, both of which are verifiable.  Steam can do a file integrity check, and you can swap between closed and open drivers.  Using nVidia GTX 680 w/ closed drivers, no issue here.

I don't believe so. I watched a playthrough and there's nothing where I keep seeming to hit walls. As for the drivers, I'll have to play with it and see what I get. If all else fails, I'll just throw my hands up and swear at AMD

PixelJunk Shooter Released On Steam
12 November 2013 at 10:04 pm UTC

Quote from Swiftpaw
Quote from HadBabitsThe game is currently broken for me
Was it working before?  Might need to try a delete local content in Steam and re-download it.  I found an issue in Monsters where they said Steam's OpenAl library in the Steam Runtime libraries was cause of my game saves being corrupted sometimes.

I've got more details here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/255870/discussions/0/666825525419441072/?tscn=1384281731

I did as you said, the first mission looks a bit more as it should, I can progress for a bit and there are enemies and guys I'm supposed to save. But there are still invisible walls in random places. I couldn't save one guy because he was right behind one. Which was just as well because the same barriers prevented me from going any farther into the cave.

SCALE A First Person Reality Manipulation Game Video
12 November 2013 at 9:29 pm UTC

I already pledged, hoping hard on this one

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