Coming  up on this LinuxGamecast Weekly. Steam is finally out of beta. Double Fine talks Brutal Legends. Spectraball brings the pain, and Jordan explains curling.

Links

Steam
http://store.steampowered.com/news/9943/
http://store.steampowered.com/browse/linux/
http://www.shacknews.com/article/77823/report-valve-hit-with-layoffs-large-decisions-ahead
http://vrge.co/XMMBsm
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=125965803
http://jmtd.net/log/steam/
http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-Steam-for-Linux-Update-Fixes-Corrupted-Textures-on-Intel-GPU-328292.shtml

News
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=47692017&postcount=258
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ssgajd2wZ6c
http://pi.minecraft.net/
http://www.x-plane.com/x-world/lawsuit/

Games
http://www.modulaatio.com/runningwithrifles/
http://www.modulaatio.com/runningwithrifles/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=957
http://linuxgamecast.com/2013/02/alien-arena-mercury-edition-do-not-run-we-are-your-friends-zap/
http://neotron-games.blogspot.se/2013/02/prometheon.html
http://sourceforge.net/projects/defender-space/?source=directory
http://code.google.com/p/get-your-rocks-off/
http://linuxgamecast.com/2013/02/spectraball-platforming-puzzle-solving-rage-inducing/


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Steam News :

Steam is out of beta (plus a tux TF2 item)
http://store.steampowered.com/news/9943/

Steam for Linux – Celebration Sale. Save 50%-75% on All Linux Games
http://store.steampowered.com/browse/linux/

  • This disappointed me, where is Portal, L4D2?


Valve hit with layoffs; ‘large decisions’ ahead
http://www.shacknews.com/article/77823/report-valve-hit-with-layoffs-large-decisions-ahead
http://vrge.co/XMMBsm

Warsow is up on Steam Greenlight
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=125965803

  • Just vote for it
  • Does Steam allow FOSS games?


Steam for Debian
http://jmtd.net/log/steam/

  • A script to simplify… Guess Ubuntu isn’t Debian anymore.
  • Is it that hard on Fedora?
    • Not really.   Grab .deb, unar it, extract it to /usr/, grab dependencies and it runs


New Steam for Linux Update Fixes Corrupted Textures on Intel GPU
http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-Steam-for-Linux-Update-Fixes-Corrupted-Textures-on-Intel-GPU-328292.shtml

  • Fixed audio hang in games on systems with XDG_RUNTIME_DIR set (Kubuntu 12.10)
  • Fixed crash on startup caused by corrupt ClientRegistry.blob file
  • Fixed bug w/overlay corrupting textures on Intel gpu machines
  • yay!   Decreased barrier for entry!


News:

P – Chris Remo (Double Fine) responds to questions to port Brutal Legend to Linux – P
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=47692017&postcount=258
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ssgajd2wZ6c

  • Can’t promise anything
  • Trying to work towards a goal of heavily supporting open platforms
  • It would be nice if they did
  • I think this is lip service


Minecraft: Pi Edition Mine
http://pi.minecraft.net/

  • The folks from Mojang have finished the Minecraft: Pi Edition port, and it’s available for download now. For free.
  • 7 more and Minecraft will beat Myst at the “Most Platforms Supported” record


Patent trolls are suing the developers of X-Plane Mine
http://www.x-plane.com/x-world/lawsuit/



Games :
P – Running /w Rifles 0.79 – P
http://www.modulaatio.com/runningwithrifles/
http://www.modulaatio.com/runningwithrifles/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=957

  • Launches out of the box
  • Thing we inherited from Fedora 14 was getting in the way, had to re-compile wxWidgets 2.8 without 2.4 compatibility; Should be fixed upstream soon.
  • Same here, after some RPM based idiocy on my part (accidentally threw in a # in the specfile in a place it shouldn’t be, caused RPM to freak out for hours
  • Runs pretty well
  • Mouse sensitivity set WAY TOO DAMN HIGH, my mouse is set to 1600dpi and with RwR’s settings, XInput was actually having trouble registering my mouse movement, lowering the sensitivity in-game fixed it.
  • Flickering and Artifacts on FGLRX 13.1 with VSync enable… What else is new…


Alien Arena Mercury Edition: Do Not Run, We Are Your Friends! *zap* -
http://linuxgamecast.com/2013/02/alien-arena-mercury-edition-do-not-run-we-are-your-friends-zap/

  • Major improvements in map rendering speed
  • HD lightmaps
  • IQM mesh animation now handled in GPU for major performance gains
  • Particle rendering optimizations
  • Fixed issues with ATI and shaders


Prometheon
http://neotron-games.blogspot.se/2013/02/prometheon.html

  • Prometheon is an action jump-and-run platformer with lots of shooting and light adventure elements.
  • Love the soundtrack, is there a place we can download it? (you’re the hype man, get some keys)
  • Using outdated OpenSSL


DEEP Space
http://sourceforge.net/projects/defender-space/?source=directory
Just watching until the 0.1.3 release

  • Very similar to Ensign1, at least visually, and since it’s just a Beta demo, the visuals play a big part.
  • Crummy sound effects paired with the lack of background music and the previous statement make it… well… Ergh.
  • I’m not sure if this isn’t just the waves of Markus “notch” Persson’s entry into the space game thing with 0x10c


Get Your Rocks Off – an unfinished curling-like game made in love2d
http://code.google.com/p/get-your-rocks-off/

  • As resident canadian, I am apparently the curling expert
  • Very unfinished.   No BROOMS!
  • I have friends who might be interested in this game


Spectraball: Platforming, Puzzle Solving, Rage-Inducing
http://linuxgamecast.com/2013/02/spectraball-platforming-puzzle-solving-rage-inducing/



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