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Google announce ‘Stadia’, their new cloud gaming service built on Linux and Vulkan
20 March 2019 at 11:26 am UTC

Shmerl
tuxdeluxSurprised to see all the complaints about privacy / drm / lack of ownership / linux support here

Not sure what to be surprised here about. Making DRM matters worse, not better is a major step in the wrong direction.

It's only DRM if it's the only way to play the game. As someone pointed out earlier, going to the cinema isn't DRM, you can buy the DVD if you want to "own" it. Same thing exactly.

Google announce ‘Stadia’, their new cloud gaming service built on Linux and Vulkan
20 March 2019 at 11:22 am UTC

tuxdeluxSurprised to see all the complaints about privacy / drm / lack of ownership / linux support here, after seeing all the justification for compromise for other linux gaming advancements. I predict this is going to be hugely successful for some types of games, and in a few years, it will be totally accepted. The complaints remind me of the same things I heard for word processors (google docs), music cds (streaming), and dvds (netflix).

Plus, on Steam, I can see how much time people play on their games. For the vast, vast majority of games, people only have a couple hours of play-time. Why spend $60 for a game that you might not like, that you probably will play for a couple hours? And then there are one-shot games, like point and click games or visual novel games, where there is just no reason at all to own the game after completing.

I have spent many hundred of dollars on 450 games, over the last year, on steam, and a majority of those games are not ever going to get much playtime. So, Google Stadia will give access to some of the same games at a flat monthly rate? Sign me up.

Spot on. It will be a thing going forward, like it or not.

One caveat - I will never personally use it myself! I detest Google.

Second Earth, a base-building game from the developer of Broforce has a Linux build
18 March 2019 at 2:40 pm UTC

theghostNooo, I want more Broforce content.

I can relate to that, I loved Broforce.

I do like the look of this one though, certainly something I'm interested in.

Puppygames are making all their games free for Linux, with Basingstoke first
6 March 2019 at 1:20 pm UTC Likes: 1

Exclamation mark! I very nearly bought Basingstoke on Steam in the Xmas sale. I'll definitely have to give them something now.

Something for the weekend: HITMAN 2’s first mission is now free and works great in Steam Play on Linux
1 March 2019 at 6:24 pm UTC

fabertaweOooooh, I'm gonna have me a bit of that action

It would appear not actually!

Accessing Settings or Play from the splash screen crashes X and dumps me back to the tty. Fully up to date Arch.

Is there some voodoo I should be aware of? Like specific Proton version? Specific graphics settings? I can bring up the settings but "Cancel" or "Save" initiates the crash. I'll fiddle with different settings and see if that helps.

Edit: It doesn't like fullscreen! Windowed works.

The latest update on Black Mesa shows some good progress on this Half-Life fan game
4 February 2019 at 1:04 pm UTC

Bought this a while ago but I'll not even install it until release. Looking forward to revisiting Black Mesa

Broforce, possibly the best action-platformer ever is still being updated
22 January 2019 at 4:08 pm UTC

I'd love to see some DLC too, fantastically fun game. This was single player, I have no friends

DYSMANTLE from 10tons is an open world action RPG where you can ruin everything
16 January 2019 at 1:58 pm UTC

This looks great, I'll be keeping an eye on this one.

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