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http://store.steampowered.com/app/237930/

 

Transistor is now out for Linux and Mac

 

This game has some rave reviews and is well worth a look if you like RPG's. The blog detailing the port is a neat read.

 

 

This War of Mine Now on Steam

 

 

 

In This War Of Mine you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger from snipers and hostile scavengers. The game provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle.

 

This looks like a stonking game, well worth checking out. :breakfast:

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Dying Light Action Survival Game Coming to Steam January 27

 

 

Dying Light takes place in urban environments, and the goal of the game is to survive the hordes of plague-infected zombies. During the day you will need to search for supplies and weapons in order to survive the nighttime, as zombies grow stronger. The game costs 49,99€ and features single-player, multi-player and coop modes. Pre-purchasing the game will give you a gift, the “Punk Queen” in-game weapon.

 

The game features modern graphics, and has rather high minimum system requirements:

MINIMUM:

OS: Ubuntu 14.04 and newer recommended

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2500 @3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @3.5 GHz

Memory: 4 GB RAM DDR3

Hard Drive: 40 GB free space

Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560 / AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 (1GB VRAM)

Additional Notes: Laptop versions of graphics cards may work but are NOT officially supported.

 

I had a look at the game play vids on Steam and the graphics are knockout no wonder you need a high end rig. So not for me as it is too spensive and me rig just don't cut it.

I can dream though. :whistling:

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The Witcher 2 Has A New Beta For Linux, The Improvements Are Staggering

 

We know how some of you feel about wrappers, but that's an old argument now. The game is here, and the developers are still working on improving it. The Witcher 2 had a new beta a few days ago, and we took a look and just how much of an improvement it is.

 

I have to say this, but I am shocked at this new beta. The improvement is actually quite staggering! Testing around the same area on 1080p with high settings gives me ~20FPS more and it's astonishing how far Virtual Programming's eON has come.

 

The announcement (scroll down a bit) is copied below:

24 Jan 2015 20:50 GMT

 

Latest Beta - BuildID 503099

 

A bit of a refresh here. We've worked more on our Direct3D 9 engine since the last beta, so everything we've done there has gone into this patch. Hopefully, that means better performance too!

 

We've also resolved the constant crashing on exit, removed our dependancy on libcurl, and we now ship a new CrashReporter which, while still using libcurl, should work with a variety of different versions as shipped by the many distro's out there.

 

We've also added a fix for the crashing caused on kernel 3.17.7 and later, even though the kernel maintainers have already agreed to amend the patch that caused the problem - it is better if our behaviour avoids the issue in the first place smile.png

 

Test and let us know how things are...

 

You can get into the new beta by selecting it from right click on the game -> properties, beta tab, and selecting it from the drop-down.

 

One issue to note is that there is a bit of micro-stutter at times, but unless you're trying hard to notice is, you probably won't. It doesn't happen often it seems either in my testing.

 

This has quite literally changed my views on it, and has made me actually think about properly playing it for the first time ever. Honestly, I would now be surprised if I got much more FPS on Windows now.

 

You can see screens below of the new beta first, and the old stable last with the FPS counter in the corner showing the improvement at the same place, and it will shock you too:

 

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https://www.gamingon...taggering.4892/

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An here is why Microsoft and the X Box will soon be a distant memory in the gaming world. :whistling:

 

Hands-on: Valve/HTC Vive opens up the virtual reality experience

 

During one demo, I walked from a countertop over to a refrigerator a few steps to my left, grabbed an ingredient, then walked back to drop it into a pot. In another, I walked away from a huge rock monster speaking to me to solve a gear puzzle sitting on a back wall, pausing to admire a set of wind chimes in between. In a Portal-themed Aperture Science demo, I could walk around a massive, 3-D holographic cross-section of a robot's innards, viewing and manipulating it from all sides and angles, not just the ones I could lean in and see from a sitting position.

These may seem like small things, but it's hard to understate the added sense of freedom afforded when you can really move anywhere in your real-world confines, confident the system will know you're there in your virtual reality. It allows for a much larger sense of scale and a sense that you're in a complete VR space, rather than a small box

 

Valve says it plans to release its Lighthouse technology as a freely licensable standard that other VR manufacturers will be able to use. Frankly, it's hard to see why they shouldn't, unless the pricing ends up being prohibitively higher than other tracking solutions. The precision and freedom of movement in Valve's inside-out system blows away anything that seems possible using a single, outside-in camera tracking and once again changes the state-of-the-art in consumer-level virtual reality before consumer-level virtual reality is even really a thing.

 

I want one :breakfast:

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Deja vu

 

An here is why Microsoft and the X Box will soon be a distant memory in the gaming world. :whistling:

 

http://games.softpedia.com/blog/Steam-Reaches-125-Million-Active-Accounts-8-9-Million-Concurrent-Users-474102.shtml

 

 

Well, it appears that PC gamers are growing exponentially, according to the latest numbers published by Valve.

 

Valve has announced today that it currently has over 125 active Steam users all across the world and that the Steam client features 4,500 games and around 400 million user-generated content pieces.

 

 

In January 2014, Valve announced having 75 million accounts on Steam, a number which rose to 100 million by September.

This means that the worldwide digital publishing platform managed to expand its user base by 66 percent over the course of one year, and by the looks of it, its expansion is accelerating.

 

An Steam OS, the Steam Controller and the VRH have still to get into the mainstream.

 

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Yes, steam has completely changed the gaming world for both Linux users and Window's users. Nowadays most gamers, Linux or Windows, only buy their content from Steam. I am surprised that they sell box pc games anymore..

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http://www.sakevisual.com/realistair/

 

http://www.desura.com/games/re-alistair

 

RE: Alistair++ is a free otome game (dating sim featuring a female protagonist and male bachelors) by sakevisual. It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

 

Merui loves video games, especially her favorite MMORPG, Rivenwell Online. Merui also has a very short temper, so when some JERK named Alistair steals a rare item from her, she's determined to exact revenge on him. Unfortunately, she has no idea who he is in real life. But hey, that's never stopped anyone, right? Take control of Merui and make new friends, balance schoolwork and fun, go shopping, search for the culprit, and maybe even discover a new romance.

 

Rather a quirky offering that will appeal mostly to young teenage girls. I had a quick peek at the youtube clips someone had posted and it is pretty neat. Not the most technical offering but it has several endings depending on choices made earlier in the game.

 

I like to see games that could have been created by almost anyone with a little technical knowledge. Whilst the game may not make the developers a fortune it will generate some loot for them.OK it is back to building up my body count in Crysis. :Smiley-IPB-400:

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... i buy and download from amazon. i think i can make 5 installs, and i can download as needed.

 

Amazon sells Linux games?

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no clue

 

Well the topic is about Linux games. That is why I was asking since you said that is how you install games.

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https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/age-of-wonders-iii-fully-released-on-linux-some-early-thoughts-a-port-report.5236

 

Age of Wonders III has been highly requested by Linux fans, and now that it’s fully released I decided to take a look.

 

The developers graciously gave me a copy to test, so many thanks to them for this.

 

The Linux (and Mac) versions came alongside a new patch, and a brand new expansion. You can see their official news post on Steam linked here.

 

About the game (Official)

Age of Wonders III is the long anticipated sequel to the award-winning strategy series. Delivering a unique mix of Empire Building, Role Playing and Warfare, Age of Wonders III offers the ultimate in turn-based fantasy strategy for veterans of the series and new players alike!

 

Not my type of game really. It looks quite neat though. :breakfast: an you get unicorns :clap:

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The Sorry State of “Games Are Art” In 2015

 

 

It’s rare that I get angry at Apple but this week I did, loudly, particularly on Twitter. Normally I’m a defender of the company or occasionally object to something it’s done in a “it means well but made a mistake” sense, but this was different. I’m referring to the banning of historical games containing the Confederate flag from the App Store, largely on the same reasoning that other stores like Amazon did with Confederate merch.

 

In 2015 games are still more censored than any other medium in the West and it stinks. Apple doesn’t tell a book author to change her text after publishing, a musician to edit his lyrics or a movie to sanitize itself. However the App Store routinely bans satirical games. The App Store bans games that artistically use nudity. Moreover the App Store often issues these bans in retrospect, after a game is already live and often months afterward. The company demands changes to content or else, placing the financial prospects of developers in jeopardy largely on inscrutable (and typically political) whims that none can question. And does it offer to pay for those changes? Of course not.

 

What a strange and weird world we live in. :whistling:

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1 in 4 Games on Steam Now Has Linux Support

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are many triple-A titles on Steam for Linux, like Bioshock Infinite, a couple of Borderlands games, Dying Light, both of the Metro 2033 titles, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Sid Meier's Civilization V, and many others.

Valve is also planning to release a new console / PC hybrid in November, named Steam Machines, and we should see an array of new titles getting ready for Linux release as we near that date.

 

 

Whilst the number of penguin players has not risen by much according to the figures shown in many polls I have a feeling that this is the year that may change. Maybe not dramatically at first but penguin player numbers will rise. Hopefully fuelled by even more penguin friendly games, the Steam OS and the Steam controller and possibly a backlash against Windows 10.

I know a few die hard we use windows and laugh at penguins folk who have made a change over to linux for everything except gaming. The only thing stopping them from becoming full time penguinistas is the gaming issue, fix that and they will forget windows even exists.

 

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