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Coming up on this LinuxGamecast Weekly. Linus talks Steam. Ur-Quan Masters HD is out, Doom 3 BFG is almost ready and Blizzard might be working on a native banhammer.

Links:
Steam News

  1. http://cdr.xpaw.ru/linux/
  2. http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey
  3. http://www.gamechup.com/steam-box-confirmed-by-valve-engineer-for-2013-will-be-linux-based-report/
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?utm_medium=referral&t=45m23s&utm_source=t.co&v=PDEce3mtkRg
  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?utm_medium=referral&t=60m42s&utm_source=t.co&v=PDEce3mtkRg

News

  1. https://github.com/RobertBeckebans/RBDOOM-3-BFG
  2. http://phandroid.com/2012/12/31/ouya-in-depth-overview-hands-on/
  3. http://www.desura.com/
  4. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTI2ODE

Games

  1. http://linuxgamecast.com/2013/01/ur-quan-masters-high-definition-star-control-2-released/
  2. http://www.gamingonlinux.com/index.php?threads/build-defend-a-hybrid-of-tower-defence-and-minecraft.1592/
  3. http://buildanddefend.com/
  4. http://www.teleglitch.com/
  5. http://freegamer.blogspot.com/2013/01/cube2-sauerbraten-collect-edition.html
  6. http://sauerbraten.org/docs/history.html

Feedback:
http://slexy.org/view/s21qJTk00S
http://slexy.org/view/s210oqD11A


PSA: Saving that holiday SSD
http://goinglinux.com/articles/Optimize_Linux_For_SSD_Drive.html


Steam News :

The big list of Steam
http://cdr.xpaw.ru/linux/

  • Alright Selection
  • Several games on steam actually have linux clients that aren’t being included
    • I want me some UT2k4.  That game was fun.
  • Whar L4D2?


Ubuntu added HW survey
http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey

  • Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 0.13%
  • Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64 bit 0.26%
  • Ubuntu 12.10 0.12%
  • Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit 0.29%


Steam boxen confirmed?
http://www.gamechup.com/steam-box-confirmed-by-valve-engineer-for-2013-will-be-linux-based-report/

  • Will I buy it? Nope. Why? #gloriouspsgamingmasterrace
  • Who will provide the graphics? Nvidia/AMD?

 

Linus Torvalds speaks about Valve and their work on Linux
http://www.youtube.com/watch?utm_medium=referral&t=45m23s&utm_source=t.co&v=PDEce3mtkRg
0:45:23 Valve
1:00:49 Hookers and blow <-show title?

  • Linus never worked with Valve
  • Several kernel devels along with GL userspace critters did
  • They were pleased with the interaction

 



News:
Doom 3 BFG Linux
https://github.com/RobertBeckebans/RBDOOM-3-BFG

  • Excellent.  Now let the standalone content flow.   Bwahahaha
  • It builds, works; but no sound.


OUYA Gaming Console (developer version) demoed on video!
http://phandroid.com/2012/12/31/ouya-in-depth-overview-hands-on/

  • Always been skeptical of this.   Sure its a cheap console, but people have computers.  And phones
  • The onlive thing sounds interesting.  That might put more butts in seats
  • Might work as a cheap Onlive box but, yeah.


Did Steam kill Desura?
http://www.desura.com/

  • I don’t think so
    • Steam has been around for almost/over a decade
    • Desura Killed desura.
      • Trying to play as a content distribution network in the land of package managers is kind of iffy
        • steam can do it because they have the publishers on their side
      • Should have heavily leveraged their strengths (MODDB, indieroyale, etc )
        • focus on what’s different and cool
        • Harder to focus on indie games due to steam greenlight


Valve planning a Steam client for Linux Blizzard Entertainment Planning A Linux Game For 2013
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTI2ODE

  • Let’s play find the source!
  • Ah, this must be the ZOMG Valve on Linux for 2013
  • Now Blizzard can ban Linux users natively

 



Games :
Ur-Quan Masters HD (Star Control 2) Released
http://linuxgamecast.com/2013/01/ur-quan-masters-high-definition-star-control-2-released/

  • Multi-platform Open Source port of the classic sci-fi game Star Control 2
  • Based on the original source code of the 3DO version
  • High resolution mode, new features, & new artwork.


Build & Defend a hybrid of tower defence and minecraft

  1. http://www.gamingonlinux.com/index.php?threads/build-defend-a-hybrid-of-tower-defence-and-minecraft.1592/
  2. http://buildanddefend.com/

 

  • Tower Defense, Multi-player cooperation, Destructible world and Economics
  • The controls are a little odd
  • You can play for free with limited options


Teleglitch
http://www.teleglitch.com/

  • Roguelike top-down shooter with pixel graphics.
  • Option to combine all weapons and items into new awesome gear
  • 10+ hours of play time
  • Needs a resolution option
  • I’m a bit sick of this “retro” pixel business.

 

Cube2: Sauerbraten Collect edition released

  1. http://freegamer.blogspot.com/2013/01/cube2-sauerbraten-collect-edition.html
  2. http://sauerbraten.org/docs/history.html

 

  • New maps
  • Added “collect”, “insta collect”, and “efficiency collect” game modes
  • Now uses GLSL as the default rendering path when available


Feedback:
http://slexy.org/view/s21qJTk00S
olnnn 1 day ago
Have you considered doing the livestreams earlier in the day? I would watch the show live, but it’s in the middle of the night for us europeans?

http://slexy.org/view/s210oqD11A
pizzadude808

You should disable apport to get rid of the program crash popups during the show.

sudo nano /etc/default/apport
change enabled=1 to enabled=0

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