Pedro pokes a gerbil! Venn builds a Ryzen box, ARK: Survival Evolved exits Early Access, and Vulkan comes to SDL2. Then Human Fall Flat faces the CHAIRQUISITION! All this, plus your hate mail.

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Venn Jordan Pedro

Steam News:

Confirmed again
http://www.dsogaming.com/news/this-mod-for-half-life-2-brings-to-it-the-content-from-the-cancelled-half-life-2-episode-3-available-for-download-now/

  • There’s a release of several polished-up unfinished prototype levels for Episode 3
  • Doesn’t seem to want to launch

Evolving from Early Access
http://steamcommunity.com/games/346110/announcements/detail/1442696557188151309

Oops
http://www.pcgamer.com/ark-players-are-getting-steam-refunds-no-matter-how-long-ago-they-bought-the-game/

  • It’s potentially a bug with steam’s refund flow. This happened just as the game left early access
  • I know Sandy was enjoying the Terror Birds, but is linux support really the only thing that would keep this being played?

War of the choosin
https://store.feralinteractive.com/en/mac-linux-games/xcom2warofthechosen/

  • When we were told september, I didn’t expect september 0th
  • It’s going to take my shit internet connection over 24hours to download XCOM2 again.

SkyFox
http://store.steampowered.com/app/381020/Sky_Rogue/

  • Procedurally generated starfox. Could be interesting. Starfox was never really one of my go to games
  • I always liked Starfox but I don’t know how well that will translate into 2017.
  • Oh, 2014 called and it wants its procedural generation back.

Free 2 Burst
http://store.steampowered.com/app/615050/Burst_The_Game/

  • Requires Mesa drivers only. For the elusive Linux DirectX
  • Another game riding the PUBG bandwagon it seems. Mostly negative reviews seem to back it up
  • It looks like one of those proper shit asset flip shovelware titles what we see come out on Steam all the goddamn time, now.

Sunless ZZzzzzZ
http://store.steampowered.com/app/596970/Sunless_Skies/

  • It has space trains, so I’m already almost sold
  • Hopefully they’ve given you a bit more fuel so you can explore just a little bit more without fear of getting trapped
  • I didn’t get the first game and this looks like an expansion pack.

Bringer of Songs
http://store.steampowered.com/app/367080/Songbringer/

  • Kudos to the devs for sending us keys.

News:

Pedro pokes a gerbil
https://linuxgamecast.com/2017/08/linuxgamecast-reviews-roccat-kova-pure-performance-gaming-mouse/

Dx12 BRA!
https://hg.libsdl.org/SDL/rev/a9bd2625fa01

  • As if you needed another reason to start Using SDL2, now it can vulkan
  • At this point you might as well be using it, because it’s the easiest way to get stuff running on basically everything
  • I distinctly remember hearing Icculus say, specifically, that he wouldn’t be doing this.
  • But he also did say he wouldn’t stop other people from doing it.
  • Not only did he not stop them, he personally merged their patches.

Humble Sorta Linux bundle
https://www.humblebundle.com/jumbo-bundle-9

  • 10 bucks for Verdun, Human Fall Flat and DLC-less american fuck simulator
    • Has Verdun not been in a Bundle?
  • There is also a spooooky Bundle but will only have one day left at time of recording.
  • $10 for ATS is worth it!

Slightly less functional Lutris adds offline mode & webkit 2 support
https://github.com/yancharkin/games_nebula

  • It’s nice that someone is trying to maintain this and all, but lutris does a bunch of this stuff, and more. Go donate to Strider’s patreon so I can continue to give him shit about the project

Progress
https://rpcs3.net/blog/2017/09/01/progress-report-august-2017/

  • Better compatibility and performance.
  • Playable games almost increased by 1.5x
  • They’ve moved Vertex processing on to the GPU
  • Metal Gear Solids are all playable, as is Ni No Kuni (which is actually pretty fun). DMC works, but the Lucia campaign doesn’t seem to start due to some parameter passing issues
  • They were briefly considering megashaders, much like dolphin, but it looks like that might be a wee too complicated. They are looking at eliminating frame stutter though

Venn talks about Ryzen gaming to pad out the segment.

  • Sensors
  • Memory
  • Boost
  • IPC
  • NVME / LVM
  • Gaming… meh
  • Encoding… QMGWTFBBQ

CHAIRQUISITION:
CHAIR– Nooope

CHAIRCHAIR– Not sure if want

CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Check it out

CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Shutupandtakemymonies


Game: Human Fall Flat
Webzone:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/477160/Human_Fall_Flat/
Devel: No Brakes Games
Engine: Unity
Price: £11.99/US$14.99/CA$16.99
Wazzat: Human:Fall Flat is a quirky, open-ended physics-based puzzle and exploration game set in floating dreamscapes. Your goal is to escape these surreal dreams by solving puzzles with nothing but your wits and physics.


Makes with the working

V-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • Can’t get the damn thing to 1080p window.
  • Holds 60 @2160.

J-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

P-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR


Total-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR


Shiny / Sounds

V-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

J-CHAIRCHAIR

  • The game is definitely going for an aesthetic. It works for the most part
  • Your weird play-dough man looks like a play-dough man
  • I struggled to really pay attention to the music while I was muttering profanities under my breath though

P-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • The graphics serve one purpose and that purpose is for you to know where your character is and for you to see where the level designer wanted you to go.
  • The visuals do that and only that.
  • No bonus points there.
  • The music on the other hand I feel like it actually turns a glorified wonky physics platformer into a derpy epic adventure.
  • Sometimes, the music kicks in at just the right time for you to actually feel motivated in finishing the level.

Total-CHAIRCHAIR


Control

V-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • Really really good use of the controlla.

J-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • This would get two, but bad controls are kind of the point of the game. To work within your limitations
  • That said, goddamn it! When I face something I want to grip it!. I really need individual arm control

P-CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR

  • For game which relies on shoddy flaily physics, the controls feel surprisingly responsive.

Total-CHAIRCHAIR