Valve teases the Areola Controla. Wasteland 2 actually downloads, Eldritch goes open source, and Civilization in spaaaaaaace! Then we throw the chairs at Foul Play. All this, plus your hate mail.

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Steam News :

November nipples

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/133708-Report-Steam-Controller-Will-be-in-Your-Hands-By-November

  • Without the touch screen i’m a bit meh on the areola controla

    • Same

 

Steam Gauge:

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/04/introducing-steam-gauge-ars-reveals-steams-most-popular-games/

  • Top 6 most played games have almost the same time played as all other Steam games.

    • Only 2 of which are not for Linux (Skyrim and Civ. V)

  • Top 13 most owned games are available for Linux.

 

Glitchspace

http://store.steampowered.com/app/290060/

  • Very interesting concept

  • Seems like something that desperately needs multiplayer

  • And Partial controller support.  But at least you can play it on your Occulus

 

Nuclear Throne

http://store.steampowered.com/app/242680/

  • According to its steam store page, it was released in Oct 2013.

    • Shows up as early access for Linux in April 2014
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    • WHY IS THAT NOT A REAL THING

      • ^

  • Hipster pixel AND early access.

 

Wasteland 2 Digital Deluxe Edition (beta) makes /w the download

http://store.steampowered.com/app/240760/

http://steamcommunity.com/games/240760/announcements/detail/1822013489918945268

  • Finally!

  • Oh shit… this is shaping up to be exactly what I had hoped. Behold! My next time sink.

  • I, kinda like it.

  • Devel was quick to ask how it was running

 

The Last Federation

http://store.steampowered.com/app/273070/

  • Gratuitous Space Battles, now with more Turn-Based strategy.

  • Do the backgrounds seem a little flat to you in the trailer?

 

Drox Operative

http://store.steampowered.com/app/274480/

  • So….EVE/FTL meets diablo?

  • Cross platform multiplayer is a nice touch

  • Price is pretty steep though.   I’d wait until a 50% sale at minimum

 

Earth: Year 2066

http://store.steampowered.com/app/290750/

Why is your game in Early Access?

We decided to make early access to choose the right direction of game development with gamer’s help.

  • Just the one gamer’s help

  • DayZ/Fallout 3/STALKER in Unity, or at least that’s what they’re aiming for.

    • I don’t feel like paying €20 to find out.

  • FFS this thing looks like “My first FPS simulator”

  • HTH does this crap get Greenlit?

Humongous Entertainment Steam Dump

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/42723/

  • Games from the 90’s, 6 of them plus spin-offs.

    • €93 worth of nope!

  • Fun fact, you can buy the base games separately for €18.94.

    • Means there’s just over €74 worth of spin-offs.

  • Geez.   These look like some mindfuckingly awesome games


News:

Civilization: Beyond Earth

http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/12/5600008/civilization-beyond-earth-trailer-screenshots-announcement-sid-meier

  • Exciting Stuff

  • NEver got into Civ.

  • WHAR George Timothy Clooney?!11!

 

Eldritch Source code released under ZLIB license

http://eldritchgame.com/about.html#source

  • Ooh!   Anti-semitic and open source!

  • I’mma be sorely disappointed if I’m not killed by the zombie of H.P. Lovecraft after I’m done compiling!

  • I started a CMake file (cmake can eat a bag) and fixing the static links but someone in Linux_gaming beat me to it and probably did an infinitely better jerb.

    • The CMake in r/Linux_gaming did work. You still need the assets to actually play the game.

      • Ya think?

 

FPS construction kit

https://playgunscape.com/

  • Minecraft FPS builder /w guns

  • Could be a helpful learning tool for children or ARCH users.

 

Noir Syndrome

http://glassknuckle.com/NoirSyndrome/

  • Java game

  • Mystery Roguelike is a unique concept.   

    • Curious if it actually works though.   Mysteries are nuanced stories and randomly generating them can have some very huge pitfalls

  • Every other game who comes out nowadays is a roguelike of some description.


Scale:

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


Game: Foul Play

Webzone: http://foulplaygame.com/

Devel: Devolver Digital

Engine: Custom engine (derived from C++)

Price: $14.99

Wazzat: Play as the daemon-hunter Baron Dashforth in a side-scrolling co-op brawler set entirely on the grand spectacle of a theatre stage that rewards performance over pummeling.


Makes with the working

V-

  • No issues /w triple monitor setup since I use separate X screens ..like a real man.

J-

  • What Pedro said

P-

  • Game starts in Fullscreen mode and sets my monitors to clone each other.

  • I had to manually rearrange my monitors, because even after changing to windowed mode it kept the clone setting.


Total-


Shiny / Sounds

V-

  • Love the art style. It’s like a Double Fine brawler

  • Sounds are there but FFS the grunts

J-

P-

  • Art style choice I could dig. The whole stage metaphor made literal is clever and something I could definitely get behind.

  • Repetitious music, ½ a second of voice acting and the same grunts constantly coming out from the enemies/your character.


Total-


Control

V-

  • OOTB /w the Xclone

J-

P-

  • It notified and made a point out of giving me a choice to properly configure my controller

    • And it also recognized it properly!


Total-


FUN

V-

  • The first 20 minutes are a bit of alright.

  • Really like the audience health meter gimik.

  • I was hoping multi-player would save it but it’s just more of the same.

J-

  • This game is brutally repetitive.  Same three or four enemies for what seems like an eternity

  • Haven’t had a chance to try out multiplayer yet

P-

  • It is a fun brawler, if you find a video or podcast to play in the background in such a way as to not have to listen to the grunting and the same 5-second BGM loop.


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Hate Mail:

Also yes

https://plus.google.com/+VennStone/posts/7zSN8oDWLL3

 

Missed it

http://slexy.org/view/s2EwmbJ111

 

Wonderful

http://slexy.org/view/s26Tzcffzx

  • Totally wants the systemd

    • you mean the dbus

      • ^ That’s sexist you insufferable clod

        • That’s clodist you insufferable Mexican

 

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