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Sci-fi colony building sim RimWorld is out in full now and it's awesome
18 October 2018 at 11:01 am UTC

SamsaiI'm not sure what to tell you. RimWorld is a game that can easily suck you in and not let go for a good while. So be prepared to use up your game time if you decide to have a crack at it.

Well I can be a right sucker and I can't see me not committing fully as I normally do... so you're probably right!

Kingdom Rush Origins is officially out with Linux support
18 October 2018 at 10:57 am UTC

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fabertaweI had a 20% off coupon on Steam for this today. I may end up getting it but found the last one (two?) just too hard as the game progressed, even on the easiest difficulty.

Loved the first game though.

I also consider them very hard.

Yet, I like that as too many games are just TOO easy these days imho.
I read an article from a game designer that argued this is a general
trend as todays gamers tend to give up too quickly and, hence,
stop playing (and buying) these games.

If a game's too easy then it's difficulty levels have not been implemented properly. The default should be what the programmer thinks is good for their average player. Then good players can up it if they want and useless noobs like me can set it waaaaaay down

Valve just put out another (smaller) Steam Play beta version
18 October 2018 at 10:17 am UTC Likes: 2

wolfyrionBut still upcoming AAA Games are not available in Linux.
This is the major problem.
Gamers want to play NEWLY just released games not a year later.

I don't This may be a generational thing or just me but I like the later ports which include all bug fixes and DLC.

And of course all AAA newly released games would be full price. Obviously it would be nice to have the option but personally I'm very happy with the state of Linux gaming.

Kingdom Rush Origins is officially out with Linux support
18 October 2018 at 9:36 am UTC Likes: 1

I had a 20% off coupon on Steam for this today. I may end up getting it but found the last one (two?) just too hard as the game progressed, even on the easiest difficulty.

Loved the first game though.

Sci-fi colony building sim RimWorld is out in full now and it's awesome
18 October 2018 at 9:08 am UTC Likes: 2

Same as edenist, this one sounds great.

I've lately been playing the sort of games I've shied away from and while it's great that it's expanded my horizons I've also got the problem where my limited game time will have to be spread even thinner! Maybe I should whizz through games faster instead of dawdling on each one and I might get a bit further into my backlog.

Play It Now - PixelJunk Shooter
17 October 2018 at 10:42 am UTC Likes: 1

kirkgunThis game appeals to me, but I shouldn't bother since I only have keyboard/mouse. Is that correct?

I play with mouse and keyboard and it's great.

scaineWell, fabertawe seemed to enjoy it on keyboard and mouse, but I can't vouch for the experience personally.

I've had a look and one rotation around the ship with the mouse activates the spin. I should really pay more attention as this is very handy for collecting stars

Play It Now - PixelJunk Shooter
16 October 2018 at 4:01 pm UTC

scaineWhaaaa? There's an early level that puts you in a water-suit and you literally can't complete the level unless you spin through the rock. The game gives you huge hints ("Maybe there's another way you can burrow through rock?") if you can't figure it out. How did you get past that??

I've no idea! I'm quite adept at forgetting things fairly quickly mind I'll revisit and have a look.

scaineI can't imagine playing this on the keyboard/mouse to be honest. It's such a nice feel on the controller, and like I say, Q-Games are very focused on the console experience!

Next time I play it I'll use the Steam controller instead. It's in the drawer right here but I rarely use it. I did get it out for Streets Of Rogue but that game just auto quit every time I tried to play with it.

Feral show off Total War: WARHAMMER II on Linux, along with confirming more Linux ports and a Vulkan teaser
16 October 2018 at 3:57 pm UTC Likes: 2

I've never attempted a game of this nature as they always seemed a little too complicated and in-depth but I really enjoyed watching that play through and I'm tempted. Can anyone recommend a game of this type to "cut my teeth on", so to speak. Something more beginner orientated maybe?

I probably own a few of them already!

Play It Now - PixelJunk Shooter
16 October 2018 at 2:35 pm UTC

QuoteFinally, you have a spin attack which you activate by spinning the thumbstick.

Well I never knew that! Probably because I play with keyboard and mouse.

Great game, recommended.

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