Warhammer comes to Linux! GLXOSD receives an update, the 1080 gets benched, and we WINE about DOOM. Then SpeedRunners faces the CHAIRQUISITION! All this, plus your hate mail!
Colour key: Venn Jordan Pedro
MASSIVE Steam beta update
- I actually don’t think we have enough time in this segment to cover the scope of all of these changes
- Seriously though. I’ve never run into this, but it’s good that they fixed it
- I like the idea from the first comment.
- This means Steam should now work on Evolve OS.
- Since the first thing they did when they decided to bring Steam to the distro was disable the Runtime.
- Still, good luck running some of the older games.
Aaaaaand it’s gone
- The two I knew of were there.
- There’s been a whole lot more games sacked from Steam than I realized.
- *checks profile for CS:GO* Yup!
- I toldja! I TOLDJA!
- Hey man, his pops might call the internet police.
- Fun aside, he isn’t actually VAC banned… or his dad called VALVe.
No DOOM 4 U
- The alpha worked fine /w WINE but someone at Bethesda must have gotten word.
- Probably the same one that nuked the DX9 and OpenGL renderers from the windows version of ESO.
- Been seeing a whole lot of “Linux Only™” users playing DOOM 4 today.
- Hey man, people love their DOOM
Tentacles are expensive you know (From Empty)
- Still very tempted to give doublefine the benefit of the doubt. Mainly because I have no interest in playing this game.
- Don’t let that stop you from sending us keys Tim. We’ll totally throw chairs at it.
- Didn’t we know this?
- They did say it would come later.
- The problem here is, they’re doing Mac before Linux.
- Yeah, but you know they will deliver a Linux port.
- Dear Double Fine, hear me out:
- The Linux community is your last shred of good will. After the Broken Age kickstarter money you squandered, after Spacebase DS9, you don’t really have a lot of good will left. Hell, the gaming community at large is about ready to nail you to whatever T-shaped bit of wood they find.
- Except for delivering your Linux ports at the same time as the other platforms, or at the very least, the same time as MacOS.
- Don’t shit from on high on your Linux customers, we’re a fickle bunch!
- Seriously, out of all the companies that promise Linux support DF actually delivers.
Linux support? What Linux support?
- “VR is totally not a gimmick, you guys! And since Linux doesn’t have VR, we’re not going to bother with it!”
- More people run Linux vs. owning a fk mothering Vive.
- Looks like a 40K based Golden Axe
- “it seems you get 2 deaths, and then have to pay to respawn or start the level over”
- Yip, $14.99 with micro transaction.
- It’s like an arcade, but worse!
- Yip, $14.99 with micro transaction.
- Honestly, I like that GW is making all their new games available on linux, I’d just like some good ones
- *eagerly awaits DOW III*
- The consensus around the internet is that Games Workshop hands out the 40K/Warhammer licenses to just about anyone.
- And some developers use it to push shovelware.
- Yup, this is StarFox alright
- Not necessarily a bad thing. We don’t have a lot of this sort of game under linux.
- Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go find my Battlestar Galactica OST
- There is no server browser so you know it’s Unity.
Free 2D MMO-Platformer/RPG
- This was a Mac game, written in Emscripten, which was ported to Linux and Windows by the Iccculus.
- It’s surprisingly not terrible.
- It’s a simple little game /w an “online” element that consists of having others running about at the same time.
- It’s 100% mechanics focused, free to play and the microtransactions are basically unnecessary.
- Try it!
- I did, it’s rubbish.
- Free rubish!
- I did, it’s rubbish.
- You lost me at MMO
- Oh, that’s almost twice as fast as the 970 assuming these are legit benches.
- “Please do not base purchasing decisions on these early leaks and please wait for official reviews where data will be more reliable and cover a wider range of games and benchmarks.”
- OC3D Dropping truth bombs
- But Pedro, this card has a fatal flaw that makes it entirely unacceptable…
- I am curious to see what will be the “Fuck you and fuck your money” that NVidia will drop this time around.
- I’m saving up for a Zen but might pick up a 1070 next year… or a 1080 if Zen turns out to be rubbish. NVIDIA, call me!
- Oh yes, because I really need to hook up four cards that are theoretically more powerful than the Titan X to drive my single 1080P display at 60Hz
- Hey man, you need four 1080s to display 4K.
- That’s why the PS4.5 has the equivalent of eleventy 1080s.
- I mean, I understand why people would get upset regarding such an arbitrary limitation, but practically there doesn’t seem to be any real benefit
- Also, over here in Soviet Linuxland, SLI is a wee useless anyways
- Unless you play a lot of Doom 3 and Serious Sam 3.
- Then again http://i.imgur.com/my5Ab79.png
- They say they’re targeting the Worms Armageddon feel with this one.
- With added vehicles, buildings and probably more stuff to come.
- Price is still tbd
DWARF FORTRESS 0.43.01
- Everyone’s favourite ASCII graphics reality simulator is back with a new version
- Stopped mother from getting both her and spouse’s miscarriage thought
- Damn. My plans have been foiled!
MineCraft: EVE Edition
- Now use your laser to mine the astrio… Alt+F4
- Yeah, it’s a weird amalgam of EVE and Minecraft. It could work. The demo makes w/the linux, so check it out if this is your bag
- If you’re trying to run it on Fedora:
- Go to the Avorion/bin folder, delete libSDL2_image-2.0.so.0
- Install SDL2_image.x86_64 from the repos
- Now you should be able to play.
- Updates include
- Better compatibility with host applications.
- Efficient text rendering
- Powerful customisation system based on Lua which allows you to customise almost everything about how the OSD is rendered and what information gets displayed
- It doesn’t build on Fedora 23.
- The makefile spits an error when building the GLEW bits.
- Pointless, but neat.
- Whar NESflix?
- Don’t give them ideas.
- The video title should read “FKN moron who also happens to be a Christian Pastor Says”
- Really, does this ass-banjo think guys are the only ones who play games?
- That retarded spirit isn’t going to nag me for leaving a dish in the sink overnight.
- Well ladies, I’m single and possessed by a demon that won’t stop until you’re satisfied. Have at.
– Not sure if want
– Check it out
Devel: DoubleDutch Games
Engine: Chameleon (Custom)
Price: 16.99 CAD
Wazzat: Cut-throat multiplayer running game that pits 4 players against each other, locally and/or online. Run, jump, swing around, and use devious weapons and pick-ups to knock opponents off-screen! One of the most competitive games you’ll ever play.
Mandatory Capitalist Pig Disclosure: They made with the keys
Makes with the working
- Holds well above 60+ FERPS at 1080 and 2160.
- Rumble will flip the hell out but you can nope it.
- It can be hella fussy about changing resolutions in windowed mode.
Shiny / Sounds
- Every time you hear someone say stylized take a shot… stylized.
- Seriously, I really dig an art style that is best described as retro minus the hipster pixels.
- Clean detailed backgrounds and unique characters each with their own animations.
- The background noise has a Kill Bill vibe to it and the sound effects get the job done.
- I would normally give something like this three Chairs but alas, I can’t.
- Because you put Walter White in a chicken suit.
- SO YOU GET FOUR!
- The comic booky characters are great looking in the game. But the comics you get for beating chapters are fucking terrible looking. What is up with that?
- The music is certainly there, but I find myself paying less attention to it when I’m trying to not fall offscreen and time my rope shots perfectly
- The tempo is good though and it gives a sense of urgency. Fits
- Everything is heavily stylized.
- But some backgrounds on some of the levels have exactly the same color as some of the characters.
- I lose track of my character, every now and again in some levels. Especially when the camera zooms out because someone is getting left behind.
- The music is pretty good.
- It’s not going to blow your mind, but the high-tempo beat really does help with giving you a certain need for speed, as it were.
- Everything works OOTB /w the Xclone
- Tight controls are tight
- This game requires tight controls and delivers.
- Run, jump, swing, slide, yell, throw controllers, and develop a crippling fear of people whose last name begins with the letter W!
- Or as we call it here at L.G.C. “prom night”
- I decided to learn the rope-organs playing the story mode.
- Where you face off against four bosses, each with four zones mixed with four difficulty levels… of pain.
- Sweet, sweet, addictive pain.
- Seriously, I spent two days on-and-off working my way up to level HARD and only managed three (possibly four) rage nopes.
- Even then, I came back for more.
- Then I rang up the lads and we put in a few hours of competitive name calling a.k.a. multiplayer.
- It was a FSM damned blast since we all started from naught, and over the past few weeks we’ve went from bumbling about to bumbling about slightly less.
- Using this new found confidence I decided to have a go at a ranked match… and things went a bit south.
- Why? Because matchmaking sucks floppy donkey balls.
- My first match was with a lad who immediately noticed the rank imbalance and promised to take it super easy.
- I was thinking “pfft!” but yeah, she (or he) ended up waiting on me… several times.
- My second attempt at ranked was met with three other high-level players who outran me in 45sec or less.
- Yeah, floppy donkey balls.
- But if you have some mates (IRL or online) and want a proper party game give Speed Runners a look.
- This suffers from the same problem that Towerfall, Payday 2 and Action Henk have
- Once you play multiplayer, single player is just completely boring
- This game works when you have friends that you can compete and shit talk with
- Ranked multiplayer might be a killer feature when you want to try to trim milliseconds off your run, but it doesn’t do it for me
- Still, the fact that it supports any combination of local and remote players makes this perfect if your friends are all fake internet people
- The level design is top notch and the powerups add just enough chaos to make things interesting
- Combine that with tight controls, and you get a rollicking party game that is sure to end in one person chasing another IRL
- It has a token single player campaign just so you can unlock the basic skins and maps.
- But that’s not where the meat of the game is.
- This is a party game.
- There’s no way around that.
- It shines when in a social context and the fact you can mix couch multiplayer with online multiplayer just makes it even better.
- Mechanically speaking, it’s a 2D platformer where the aim is to go faster than your opponents.
- It’s everything a multiplayer Sonic game should have been and never was.
- I still have nightmares about Sonic Racer on the Saturn.
- The narrative here is completely unnecessary, but it is still very much there.
- The aesthetics fit the game perfectly. They’re very simple, but then again so is the game.
- And simple is often good. The less time you spend on superfluous bullshit, the more time you spend on what it is exactly that compels people to play your game.
- Still, I can’t give it 4 chairs.
- To no fault of the game. I’m just not a sociable person.
- Where does it say it was a stretch goal?
- It doesn’t, but I think the devel was pointing out that the Kickstarter failed so it’s not binding.