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Coming up on this… Linux Gamecast Weekly, a Steamstravaganza, Carmack wines, Blow says that Linux sucks, Unvanquished is unplayable, and a fun Little Codpiece

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Steam News :

Steam Client Beta Update – Feb 5
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamClientBeta#announcements
All platforms:

  • - Beta change notes should appear in-client when a new update is available
  • - (Big Picture) Users can now add wallet funds and authorize microtransactions
  • - (Big Picture) In-game overlay now moves back on ESC when appropriate rather than closing directly
  • - (Big Picture) Fixed left/right navigation of game related sbut
  •  Big Picture
  • - Fix crash when exiting
  • This includes Tray Icons on Fedora 18
  • And Fuduntu


Wargame: European Escalation closed (50 person) Steam beta
http://www.wargame-ee.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=113&t=24491&e=0

  • Goddamn right I was invited
  • It looks fun but have no idea how to play it. Could use a tutorial


Shank2 beta launches along with Counter-Strike: Source
http://steamdb.info/linux/

  • Controller support works out of the box
  • Borked my Steam install (had to start clean) could have been from the Windows download bug.
  • No El worko for mois just yet
    • WFT Valve!   32 and 64 bit HIB shank work fine, yours don’t!
    • What fuck the
  • Both work fine ootb my end, the gamepad support is still flaky, it wouldn’t register some of my strokes with my cheapo Trust Force
    • Heh, “strokes”


Psychonauts now works in Steam
http://store.steampowered.com/app/3830/

  • Very loud at the beginning
  • I cannae alt tab captain
    • Indeed. Needed to Shift tab to release ze mouse
  • Runs pretty good though
  • Weird default mouse configs, up and down worked right but left and right were reversed (gamepad-friendly settings probably)


Linux Sale planned (including Tux item for TF2) according to steam translation site

  1. http://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/17yij9/linux_sale_planned_including_tux_item_for_tf2/
  2. http://screencloud.net/v/js4M
  • Flood of games.
  • This shite is going down.
  • Another bullet hole through my wallet fired from Valve’s .45 SfLC


Linux-Friendly Mini PC Fast Enough For Steam Games
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/13/02/06/229219/linux-friendly-mini-pc-fast-enough-for-steam-games?utm_source=slashdot&utm_medium=twitter

  • Use a few of those guys at work.  Eeeh….


Valve co-founder Gabe Newell: Linux is a “get-out-of-jail free pass for our industry”
http://www.geekwire.com/2013/valve-cofounder-gabe-newell-linux-getoutofjail-free-pass-industry/

  • He said that Steam for Linux gives people freedom to innovate on an alternate operating system.
  • He mentioned that Valve is developing console form-factor PCs — a.k.a. the Steam Box — much like the one shown off at CES last month.

 



News:

Carmack: F Linux
https://twitter.com/ID_AA_Carmack/status/298628243630723074
then (post shait storm)
http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/17x0sh/john_carmack_asks_why_wine_isnt_good_enough/c89sfto

  • Ooh!  I smell raging debate
  • Couple people in the reddit thread I agree with, saying emphasis should be on using cross platform toolchains for games


GetDeb.net, PlayDeb.net return
http://blog.getdeb.net/2013/02/sites-getdebnet-playdebnet-and.html

  • Both users reportedly excited.


Braid developer on the drawbacks of open source OS. Linux is a 20% productivity drain
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-02-05-blow-current-linux-is-a-20-percent-productivity-drain


DRM on Linux
https://twitter.com/icculus/status/299358101264547840

  • My favorite kind of DRM
  • Unreal Tournament ’99 skipped the CD check for the Linux version


Games :
Livalink, New First Person Shooter Game for Linux
http://www.ubuntuvibes.com/2013/02/livalink-new-first-person-shooter-game.html

  • Reminds me of Killing Floor with a Futuristic Vibe to it.
    • It does play quite a lot like it
  • The Upgrade System, if done right, could be used to fight that monotony Killing Floor suffers from… Problem is doing it right.
  • Single player :/
    • He does say it needs some funding… sorry: “Id love to work on cooperative gameplay but he project needs support. At the moment it would not be worth the investment.”
  • Pew pew pew….Reload…Pew pew pew


HON 3.0
http://rootgamer.com/news/heroes-newerth-3-0-introducing-botplay

  • What Jordan says about MMOs, I’m adapting it to MOBAs for me.
  • Bots are scripted in LUA… It’s like one big .conkyrc /*Linux joke ftw*/
  • HON makes me rage2hard
  • *checks* yup, same 12 year olds screaming faggot at each other.


Unvanquished Alpha 12
http://www.unvanquished.net/news/48-alpha-12-has-arrived

  • Didn’t work OOTB on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Couldn’t get it to work on Fuduntu 2013.1
  • Static Doesn’t work on Fedora 18 64 bit
    • Monkeying around with their source


CoD of Duty: The Premier First Person Shooting Fish in a Barrel Simulator
http://rjevans.net/post/41629208761/cod-of-duty-the-premier-first-person-shooting-fish-in

  • It starts by being a Shooting-Fish-In-A-Barrel sim, ends up just being a parody on “Realistic Shooters” with Minecraft-like graphics.


Rose&Time is now updated, with prettier graphics, and a #Linux version
http://www.sophiehoulden.com/games/roseandtime/

  • Works out of the box on fedora 64 bit (Duh)
  • Neat game, occasionally frustrating.   Takes some planning


Feedback:

The linux_gaming logo creator speaks up
http://slexy.org/view/s2FBchqtnv


They ARE watching
https://twitter.com/tom_tomaszewski/status/298669786932596736

Aaron lets us know about RTS (we covered this last week)
https://twitter.com/AeornFlippout/status/299517807643746304

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