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Humble Finally Launches The Humble Store
12 November 2013 at 2:40 am UTC

I just can't hang on to my money anymore. Linux gaming used to mean I could auto budget by waiting for the next humble bundle every week or so, now games are coming out too fast for my wallet to keep up with!

But Rogue Legacy kicks ass, so I guess I'll suck it up

Trilobyte Games Announces The 7th Guest: 3 On Kickstarter
11 November 2013 at 1:53 am UTC

As a person born in the early 90's, I never know how to feel about the classic point and click genre. I've recently played some old titles: Full Throttle, Day of The Tentacle, I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream, and Grim Fandango. And while I stick around for the stories, which are always very unique and engaging, I tolerate the actual gameplay. Despite my efforts, I inevitably go to the game FAQ to solve the convoluted puzzles. Maybe it was intentional so you get more play time out of it figuring it out yourself, but to me it breaks flow into a stop and start of story and rubbing everything on everything.

However, more recent games have piqued my interest. Especially Amanita Design; Botanicula was a joy to play, and was never so difficult that it broke flow (though I can't say the same for their Machinarium, as much as I enjoyed it). And I'm very excited for Double Fine's Broken Age! Especially since Tim Schafer was one of the minds behind the story of those intriguing Lucas Arts games. And as a backer I've watched them address the concerns and shortcomings of their ancestors, as well as its strengths.

ID Software Moving Further Away From Linux, QuakeLive Going Native
8 November 2013 at 2:30 pm UTC

Meh, I was in diaper when Quake came out; I never really got into it or Doom for that matter. However, I did recently purchase Duke Nukem 3D on steam for a couple bucks. Surprisingly, it's been quite a blast

Race The Sun High Speed Racer New Version
8 November 2013 at 12:19 am UTC

The game is pretty nice. It has this strange feature where you can use an app called Brass Monkey on your phone so you can you it as a controller, which works surprisingly well.

Steam For Linux Has Its First Birthday Today!
8 November 2013 at 12:12 am UTC

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Quote from HadBabitsEveryone agrees that Canonical has done a lot of good in promoting Linux
I wish people would stop trying to speak for everyone. I sure as hell don't agree!

Indeed, that bothers me to. There is a reason why languages include quantifier words - because a lot of things are not so easily quantified.

Sorry, I suppose I should have said a lot of people agree. But then a lot of people are also suspicious of them (myself included).

Steam For Linux Has Its First Birthday Today!
7 November 2013 at 1:24 am UTC

And on that note, happy birthday, Linux client! I'm gonna celebrate with some Super Meat Boy

Steam For Linux Has Its First Birthday Today!
7 November 2013 at 1:23 am UTC

Obviously Steam isn't perfect, but I think its contributions are enough to celebrate. Everyone agrees that Canonical has done a lot of good in promoting Linux (it was my gateway distro), but that doesn't stop everyone from looking over there shoulders nervously when Shuttleworth talks of new features; especially when concerning companies like Amazon.

I remember Steam being much more of a pain a few years back. It's true it locks you in to a degree, but it's a comfortable vehicle, that conveniently sorts your games and updates them. And thanks to the humble store I can get most games DRM-free with a steam key attached anyway.

They've already said Steam OS games will be Linux games and the hardware and software will be open. There's still DRM, but it's a step in the right direction. In fact, compared to the other consoles, one may consider it more of a leap.

Super Meat Boy Finally Hits Steam For Linux
6 November 2013 at 6:58 pm UTC

Downloading now! Psyched like no other

Double Fine On Linux Support
6 November 2013 at 6:57 pm UTC

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Quote from HadBabitsEver since Psychonauts I've been a big fan of Double Fine. I'm really glad they've been so supportive

Wish I could say the same for Edmund of Team Meat :\

On the upside it looks like they might be working on some updates and bring Super Meat boy to Steam on Linux: 

  • about an hour ago Changed Depots
    • 40802/config/oslist: linux
    • 40802/name: Super Meat Boy Linux
    • 98011/dlcappid: 98011
    • 202941/config/oslist: windows,macos
    • 202941/dlcappid: 202941
    • markdlcdepots: 1

Quite a coincidence, haha. I should try whining about things more often!

Double Fine On Linux Support
5 November 2013 at 10:12 pm UTC

Ever since Psychonauts I've been a big fan of Double Fine. I'm really glad they've been so supportive

Wish I could say the same for Edmund of Team Meat :\

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