Croteam opens the Sam! Game Jolt releases a native client, Vendetta returns to Steam, and Double Fine delays the Tentacle. Then Hitman GO: Definitive Edition faces the CHAIRQUISITION! All this, plus your hate mail!
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- Now with NVEC goodness for streaming.
- IT VIBRATES!
- The big picture overlay from desktop launch is nice too, because now you can reconfigure your controller in game if there is some other settings you would prefer
- You can now use your steam controller alongside other controllers, which is kind of nice if you have a zillion of them, like myself
- Overlay support for Vulkan games, which kills the performance on the Linuxes.
- Remember that list I never saw from last week?
- Elite Dangerous would be the only one I’d be interested in. Shame that’s never coming to linux
- Although I would want to try the Adventure Time one whilst on mushrooms
- Thunderbird? That’s a poor name choice, right there!
- Now you can play regular games while getting face-fkd by a toaster.
- Not to mention the added weight.
- If you don’t already have a Google Voice number use this to get the confirmation.
- I dunno, it seems like a bit of overkill, but if you need to trade your cards or your hats, it’ll do in a pinch
- I like how the argument has changed from “I don’t have a smartphone” to “That’s too much work!11!”
- It’s also coming from the same kind of people that say they’ll switch to Linux when game X comes out.
- The comfort zone is a fickle mistress!
- Bring back teh OAuth?
- I mean…yeah. As long as your steam keys are just text, people can take them and do whatever they want with them
- Binding them to a user account is really the only option, and even then it can be a stopgap
- Seems the real issue is people buying keys with stolen credit cards.
- Is the industry done blaming piracy for all their problems?
- At least they didn’t try to change the store listing again. Valve may have caught on to that tricksy business.
- It still tickles me that they’re still charging 60 for it. Gotta recoup those dev costs somehow
- Now the publisher is “TopWare Interactive, ACE” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- ACE is owned by the CEO of TopWare.
- Guess they’re setting up a net in the off chance someone tries to claim those IPs.
- We don’t know why it was originally pulled (we’re talking page deleted) from the Steam store.
Speaking of TopWare
- Releasing a WINE port of a game that has a native Linux version: http://web.archive.org/web/20140223134420/http://www.linuxgamepublishing.com/info.php?id=19&
- Releasing a WINE “”””port”””” of a game that has a platinum rating on WINEHQ
- I guess you pick this up if you don’t already have a 750Ti?
- And only then
- But then you have to wonder, assuming it will launch at around $160-170 like the regular 950, does the extra $40-50 justify the performance gain?
- Personally, I think at that point you’re better off investing a few €$£ extra and going for the 960.
- At $200, the GTX 960 is probably the best compromise for price-performance at this point.
- The 750ti still curbs everything on [price/performance]/Watts ratio.
- Still, 75W on a PCIe port is the hard limit! It literally can’t push more than that.
- What happens when the card needs more power for cooling and it’s already drawing all 75W? Does it throttle itself, á lá Fury Nano?
- One of the big plusses for me about the 750 TI was the fact that it had a low profile model. Pretty sure that won’t float with this boy
- I still maintain the 950 was a misstep on Nvidia’s part. They really should have focused on the 750 form factor
Goold Old Security
- It’s a good start GOG, but I’ll do you one better
- Two factor for every log in, integration with Yubikey or Google Authenticator. “Every once in a while” doesn’t cut it
- Also, Re: HTTPS? It’s about time.
Something …is missing
- Has DF abandoned the Penguin?
- Short answer, no.
- Long answer: http://steamcommunity.com/app/388210/discussions/0/412449508274187311/
- To be fair, there’s no Mac either. I’m willing to give DF the benefit of the doubt. They’ve been good to us so far, so that buys them a little patience
- “$1.60 OFF ANY FUTURE PURCHASE. You get bonus store credit (our Fair Price Package) to offset the regional pricing.”
- I thought one of the points of GOG was that there WASN’T regional pricing.
- “Here you go! Have some store credit to offset the fact we’ve bent over for whatever greedy developer/publisher that will even consider putting their games on our Store instead of just Steam.”
- Croteam…guys…stop making me want to fly to croatia to kill you on the mouth
- Mind you, this is just the windows code, but I’m sure we’ll see an Vulkan/linux version in short order
- So Icclebutts is trying to decouple his linux code from their code base and that brought up this commit:
- SS:TSE is honestly one of my favourite games, so I’m just unreasonably excited by this
- Croteam: Doing it right since 2002
- Had to break out the chmod +x
- I’m having Desura flashbacks #triggered
- Tried one WebGL game ..it worked
- The native DL game (hack something) never launched.
- It is Open Sauce
- Why don’t they get in touch with the itch.io folks and make this their “official” client?
Evol Online – Aurora1 Released
- Neat idea. An open source MMO that users can contribute to
ScummVM 1.8.0 “Lost with Sherlock”
- Now /w Raspberry Pi goodness.
- They’re supporting 10 new games as well, including two Zorks
- They also have platform specific emulation now
– Not sure if want
– Check it out
Game: Hitman GO: Definitive Edition
Devel: Square Enix Montreal
Wazzat: Hitman GO is a simple to play, but difficult to master turn-based strategy game set in a stunning interpretation of the Hitman universe.
Mandatory US Disclosure: They sent us keys
Makes with the working
- Sound, music, VSync.
- Yeah, welcome to the config menu, Neo.
- I’ve seen some lazy ports but that’s just… damn.
- Granted you can disable sound/music but WHAR sliders?
- No options for resolution and more importantly, windowed mode.
- Ya loosin a chair for that.
- Saying it has an options menu is a stretch!
- But, to be fair, it runs great even on the Steam Box.
- It came out for Android in 2014, but good on Square Enix on releasing it for the Linuxes at the same time they brought it to the consoles.
Shiny / Sounds
- It’s a mobile port so don’t expect much.
- The “playas” are nondescript plastic things only distinguished by their jacket colour.
- The dioramas are well done albeit a little flat.
- What I’m saying is this, it looks alright… for a iPhone game, on a 28’ display, at UHD.
- Sound? FK sound! I never once thought to put on my headset.
- I mean, for a digital board game it looks about as good as it’s going to
- Not deserving of four chairs, but it does do what it sets out to
- It’s a sliding block puzzle with a Hitman theme.
- The graphics are heavily stylized but all that means is the game will hold up for a long long time.
- The music… Well, when that lady starts singing Ave Maria with a really annoying pitch my ears just want to coil in on themselves.
- Grab a controlla and sit back.
- 99% of the time the D-pad works flawlessly.
- 1% of the time it will miss register the input and send you flying right into nopesville.
- You can adjust the overhead view from faux isometric to overhead.
- Unfortunately you can only temporally pan the camera about 30 degrees at any time.
- Click and drag and click some more!
- A Unity game with proper controller support, well I’ll be!
- Lads, I think this is the first mobile port (with possible exception of Sky Force Anniversary) that did not completely suck donkey testicles
- This critter starts off hella simple but gradually ramps up to “Oh, FK this level!”
- First there are trap-doors, then jackets, and now sniper rifles.
- Admittedly I’m only on the third boxen but it’s genuinely using my brain-organ.
- And if we’re being honest, I really didn’t want to like this game.
- Turns out… I did.
- That said this has exactly FK and ALL to do with the Hitman franchise.
- It’s a single player board game. Angry birds hitman edition
- I mean, it’s alright, but it’s not really my thing.
- When it comes to turn based movement games, I prefer mine in the flavour of Xcom or Shadowrun Returns
- As far as android ports go, it’s not horrible, but it’s not fantastic either. I give it a meh
- It’s an Android game through and through.
- You can get through missions anywhere between 30 seconds and 10 minutes.
- It’s well done and the only reason I can’t give it 4 chairs for the fun is because the desktop/Steam Machine medium doesn’t lend itself well to this kind of game.
- If I’m slouched on the couch or sitting in this admittedly very expensive chair, I want a proper engaging experience.
- Hitman GO is much better when you’re sitting on the toilet with your tablet.
- Especially if you had a lot of fiber in the last few days and it may take you a good few minutes to get it all out.
- Every time I started the game, 10 minutes later I would have finished a few missions and I was satisfied with it and decided, since I was sprawled on the couch, might as well play some GRID Autosport or The Binding of Isaac.
- Also, I’m not sure $8 is the right price point for an Android game… Oh wait, this is a Square Enix game. Nevermind!
- But we’ve already played our 2016 Walking Simulator.
- I did send them an email about it but they never got back to me.
- But you’re right, we tend to prioritize games when developers/publishers send us keys.
- I have no objections to reviewing it, but as mentioned earlier, it would help if they’ve made with the keys
- The biggest thing I have against it is that it’s a “story” vs. a proper game e.g. Layers of Fear.