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Coming up on Linux GameCast Weekly: The Steam winter sale is upon us! Dota 2 comes out of beta, Icculus has a secret, and Humble shows some Linux love. Then we throw the chairs at AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome. All this, plus your hate mail.

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WINNARS:

http://linuxgamecast.com/discussions-2/#/discussion/811/away-of-give-6-win-some-rust

Best – Madhi19

Worst? – Predator8bit(?)


PSA:

YeoldeSteamOS

http://directhex.github.io/steamos-installer/?r2


Colour key – Venn Jordan Pedro

Steam News :

DistroWatch.com: SteamOS

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=steamos

  • Itsa real boy

 

It begins…

http://store.steampowered.com/

  • Whole lot of shite I already own

  • Portal 2 would be a nice X-mas present.

    • That and the Stanley Parable.   Dear god I want to play that game

 

Somebody learned about the Stem box

http://store.steampowered.com/app/214420/

  • Still crashes at launch if you’re not using the proprietary drivers: Fatal error in __driConfigOptions line 1, column 0: unknown encoding.

    • Looks deliberate to me.

    • I’m guessing they never tested it because reasons.

    • Crashes on F20 w/Nvidia 331.20.   Fun stuff

 

Dust: An Elysian Tail

http://store.steampowered.com/app/236090/

  • Ported by Flipitibitijibitibjo

  • Made my pad rumble

  • The FKR saved my progress from the DRM version.

  • Actually a pretty fun little side scrolling beat’em up, furries or no

  • Fuck that Navi character though.    Seriously

    • ^

  • Will have to take it for a spin, eventually. So far only Wine games have made my Dual Shock rumble.

 

DN4E on Linux

http://store.steampowered.com/app/25000/

  • Damn, Was excited for a moment.

  • It’s been in development for over 5 years. Not hating but the graphics look primitive in 2013.

  • I actually kind of liked Lugaru, but this seems a wee expensive

  • 7Gigs, alpha Lugaru with shinier graphics/physics for €25… Nope!

 

DotA 2 officially out

http://www.dota2.com/thebetaisover/

  • Nation in shock
  • New players have to be queued up to balance the load on the servers. This way people who played the beta before get uninterrupted access to the game.

  • You two heathens don’t care, but this is Valve’s money maker game! Even though the TF2 hat economy keeps things going, DotA2 is their one big scale community game.

    • Yeah, because that Steam store thingy  is loosing wet stinky left and right.

    • And I suppose it is yet another reason for people who keep saying they’re gonna ditch Windows to not get around to doing that

 

Not The Robots!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/257120/

  • Best Roguelike Stealth Furniture Eating Simulator you’ll play all year. 


News:

Calculator drivers

http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/amdcatalyst13-12linreleasenotes.aspx

  • dkms fails to build by default. Got it working with a kludgy hack I refuse to share because it’s horrible. (basically replace kcl_acpi.c file in 13.12 with the one in 9.4 beta)

  • Driver isn’t even listed in Linux page, to download it you need to run:  wget –referer=’http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Linux+x86′ http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-catalyst-13.12-linux-x86.x86_64.zip

  • Ogre3D games still segfault at launch.

  • From reading the posts regarding the much promised performance improvements in DotA2, that’s an outright fabrication as well.

  • Nope!

????????

https://twitter.com/icculus/status/412630570057748480

 

That thing 8

https://www.humblebundle.com/

  • Really? All games have a Linux version?! Humble, are you feeling alright?

  • Gemini Rue doesn’t appear on Steam for Linux yet.

    • ITDOESNOW

  • Hero Academy needs proprietary drivers to work.

  • Holy shit! The Weekly bundle also features an all Linux compatible roster.

  • Quick! Someone divide by 0 to restore the status quo!

  • Shame its mostly games that everyone owns already.   Remember the days when humble would actually get people to try and port their games

    • And it wasn’t that long ago either. HiB5 included some really awesome games.

 

Wayland support just landed in SDL2

http://hg.libsdl.org/SDL/rev/4fc5f66d63cc

  • MIR IS THE FUTURE

 

Scraps gets kicked ..started

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nition/scraps-customisable-vehicle-combat-for-windows-mac?ref=home_location

  • 7k Kiwi dollars above their original goal, including paypal donations!

  • Linux version tested only on Ubuntu. But the 0.2.8 alpha builder demo works fine on the calculator.

 

No MineTwitch for Linux

http://blog.twitch.tv/2013/11/minecraft-broadcasting-now-in-open-beta/

  • “Linux support is currently not planned due to licensing issues surrounding the encoding software.”

    • WAT?

    • Don’t ship the H264 component.

      • What about that Cisco Open sourced H264 Implementation?

    • Really, good fk mothering luck finding a Linux boxen without ffmpeg or gstreamer.

  • If a high-functioning alcoholic (I know a guy) can figure this out INHISSPARETIME so can you.

  • There is no technical reason for noping out of this.

 

Mage Rage (thanks Gustavo)

http://www.indiedb.com/games/mage-rage

  • “Mage Rage is a First Person Puzzle Platformer set in a world of magic and mystery, where not even the fourth wall can protect you from the alcohol infused shenanigans of the College of Sandy-Crack and its intoxicated inhabitants.”

    • Bitchin’!

      • Or it would be if it wasn’t 64bit only! Nowhere in the indiedb page is a mention that the Linux version is 64 bit only.

    • It certainly feels like a wizard frat house.    Gotta re-use that pizza box model

 

warspear-online

http://warspear-online.com/en/home

  • On Android this was pretty fun. For a PC game I don’t think the hippy pixel graphics do it any favors.

  • It’s similar to SEYKEN, only with more microtransactions.


Scale:

- Nooope
- Not sure if want
- Check it out
- Shutupandtakemymonies


Game: AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome

Webzone: www.dejobaan.com/awesome

Devel: Dejobaan Games

Engine: Gamestudio Engine

Price: $9.99/€9.99/72CTC (Canadian Tire Cash) (because fucking regional pricing)

Wazzat: A Reckless Disregard for Gravity.


Makes with the working

V-

  • Gerbil flips the hell out in the menu.

J-

  • Cursor in the middle of the screen

P-

  • Had to restart Steam for it to launch


Total-


Shiny / Sounds

V-

  • Some of the advance levels look hellla neat.

  • I would like to see some motion blur.

  • Sound is for what it is.

  • Loses a chair for blowing apart my ear pussies on the first launch.

 

J-

  • Jeez, that music gets annoying super quick

P-

  • Holy mother of Loud narrated ads!


Total-


Control

V-

  • Gerbil input seems a bit twitchy no matter what I do.

  • Keyboard control albeit a bit muddy works.

J-

  • heeheehee…splat

P-

  • I guess the controls are the only thing providing a challenge in the game.

  • Unless you’re one of “those people” who care about the leaderboards.


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FUN

V-

J-

P-

  • I’m sure if I had an Oculus, it’d get a better score. I don’t though, and there’s only so much you can play a suicide simulator until you yourself start contemplating it.


Total-


Final –


Hate Mail:

Starbound review

http://slexy.org/view/s2ztrj8KTz

  • I think we struck a nerve on this one.

  • Soo you have a problem with some blokes who review games /w lawn chairs?

  • “Your worst review yet” tells me you have watched a few (thanks for that)

    • Seriously doubt it’s our worst review.   Did you even watch Secret of the Magic Crystals?

  • Interesting place to draw the line. Did we piss on your new favourite game?

  • OH WAIT! WE DID! \:D/

  • I dub thee, SlimmyDimmy.

    • He’s a youtube commenter.  He’s already one by definition

  • From where I’m sitting, the only ones that would look like “offensive idiots” would be us.

  • The fact that you’re including yourself means there’s probably a part of you that agrees with what we said.

  • You look like you’re projecting so hard, you could aim yourself at a wall and run a slideshow presentation.

 

Dem mics be takin’ screen real estate!

http://slexy.org/view/s2fX4ZDpr9

 

Your offer

http://slexy.org/view/s20xwERdpd

  • So… You’re asking for money to recreate the game in an engine that doesn’t allow monetization? Does the word IRONY mean anything to you?

 

From Mother Russia

http://slexy.org/view/s20Y3xF5Uh

  • Thanks for the Jagged Alliance Collector’s Bundle comrade.

  • Well fuck all if I want your sloppy seconds

  • Hm, so what does this one have that Running With Rifles doesn’t, besides turn-based yawn sauce?

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