GOG GALAXY 2.0 wishes Linux users peace among worlds! NVIDIA teases something Super, Proton grants DXVK wishes, and PCSX2 Finally gets netplay.
04:20 Positive review bombs
08:47 New Steam Chat mobile app
11:19 Steam Controller rumble support
13:28 Top Steam releases for April
16:42 Proton 4.2-5
18:45 Interstellar Marines
21:16 Streets of Rogue beta 77
22:42 Dead Cells Update 13
24:17 Valve Auto Chess
26:24 Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
28:24 Shameless self promotion
32:24 NVIDIA Super
35:24 DXVK 1.2.1
36:38 PCSX2 Finally gets netplay
39:22 GOG 2.0 will not support Linux
44:44 CHAIRQASITION: Clustertruck
57:52 Hate Mail
Linux Game Cast
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Colour key: Venn Jordan Pedro
- Some interesting ponderings regarding content vs context and how it can affect purchasing patterns
- The short version is that for now, stuff like wat Ubi was doing in the wake of the Notre Dam fire won’t be counted as review bombs.
- Although I did find it interesting that it didn’t really affect the score by a significant degree even if they did count the positive reviews as a review bomb
- I’m sure positive review bombs in general will get this treatment.
- How long until someone games this?
- Like positively bombing a certain game which is seen as anyway competing with a second game for which the developers/publishers did something naughty?
- Will VALVe actually take the time to do something about it?
- Again, solve all this in one go by allowing reviews of developers / publishers.
- 3 Apps seems a little much.
- I genuinely think they would get better adoption if the link, chat and authenticator app all stayed in one download.
- Even Facebook ditched the dedicated messenger app.
- Hey, VALVe! You should be looking at what Epic is doing to poach games away from you not competing with Discord/WhatsApp.
- You mean throwing money at publishers and not improving their platform?
- Does anyone actually use Steam for chat?
- I’m not hating but I might have had 7 or so conversations in 5+ years.
- That only took what, three years?
- 100% going to surprise someone leading to a Steamy controlla launch.
- Also fixes DS4/DS3 rumble if you enable Steam Input on them.
- Also maybe steve overlay doesn’t look like crap on vulkan titles now?
- Some human beings are subject to flattery and protagonism, the same kind of humans which might be looking to Epic to find these things in a less crowded market.
- That’s a start, VALVe! Minimum effort and something you will easily be able to automate going forward, but it’s a start.
- Kinda disappointing to see only two linux games in the mix.
- Gotta rep that 1.3%.
- Granting DXVK wishes.
- I get the sense that a lot of these future proton updates are just going to be pulling the latest DXVK
- Integration of Steam Sockets is interesting.
- I wonder what the actual effect will be?
- The Surge now runs at 2560×1440 at around 60 FerPS.
- @1080p it went from around 60 to around 80, in most places.
Steam: Game Updates
- Reining Early Access champion.
- I keep forgetting this game exists.
- If you have to start an announcement with “rumours of our death” it’s dead.
- According to steamcharts, the average players in game these days is 2.8.
- It’s dead jim.
- Good time to ask the community to help test new stuff, since it’s in the tinyBuild bundle.
- Dead cells gets some balance updates based on player feedback
- Basically boils down to some of the enemies were too good in the context where they’re encountered, so they got nerfed as a result
- Also trying to make aggressive builds more viable
Steam: New Games
- You made this, I made this.
- China gets the standalone non-dota version, the rest of us get the dota-fied one
- S’not the first time Valve has done something like this.
- What with Dota proper and Narbacular Drop
- We did mention that VALVe had bought this, so might as well release it officially and monetise the shit out of it.
- New skin pack for the eighteen year old graphics engine.
- I guess if you enjoy this genre and are on Linux, you probably need to create a shrine to Feral in your den.
- Dat price tho!
- $71 CAD is way more than I’d think anyone would reasonably pay for an outdated grand strategy game.
- We both know the people hella into this didn’t even blink at the price.
- Both of them.
- Slightly faster and cheaper Navi competitors.
- About time they released Quake II RTX.
- Give me a $100 TU NVENC device.
- Anyway, I look forward to the new table / mobile.
- I’m sure it’ll be super uninteresting.
- That’s usually what happens when you’ve gone this long without competition.
- Though, a 1650Ti with Turing NVEnc would certainly be welcome.
- Everyone wants the 1650 Super thanks for asking. I don’t think we’re going to get it. Nvidia’s MO is “charge more for the features you actually want”
- I look forward to the Proton version which includes this version of dxvk, only just so I can finish The Surge.
- That game takes a serious hit to the FerPS about half-way through.
- It’s also almost unplayable in UHD as it is.
- Well, hot damn! We usually get a week or so before Proton updates to include the new stuff.
- Someone finally got around to it
- Doesn’t let you do couch multiplayer over a network, but you can at least hit the fan servers from some of the PS2 Online games
- Ya know what, I’m done buying shite on GOG.
- That said I’m curious how their “open source” idea pans out.
- Considering that until a few weeks ago you needed to email a guy for FTP credentials to push your linux binary, I’m not surprised at all
- Even sadder still, the new galaxy is done in QT.
- It’s basically just spite now
- I don’t think it’s spite.
- Genuinely think it’s ignore until go away.
- Yup, GOG can rot until the Linux version of Galaxy is out.
- It’s the most requested feature but FK us, amiright?
- At the end of the day I’m not mad, nay, mearley disappointed.
Price: £10.99 / US$14.99 / CA$16.99
Wazzat: Clustertruck is a chaotic physics based truckformer. Jump your way through insane levels in a game of “the floor is lava” on top of speeding trucks driven by terrible drivers.
Does It Launch
- Scream of nope.
Performance @ 1080
- Hold 60 /w everything on 11 @ 2160.
- Remember lawnmower mang?
- Xclone worked OOTB.
Does It Launch
- Hello unity scream of nope my old friend
Performance @ 1080
- Runs OK on both the 580 and the 1080TI Holds 60
- There are trucks, and trees and obstacles. You can see them all
- I mean, the Dualshock worked, You may want to resort to wasd
Does It Launch
- Unity screen of nope and pointless folders on my $HOME
- It even throws in an extra fuck you, being that the folders have fucking nothing in them
Performance @ 1080
- It holds 60 but, if you enable TSAA and the Ambient Occlusion, the FerPS do drop slightly during level transitions at UHD
- Something is wrong with that blur filter that TSAA introduces.
- Not enough to ding it a chair, but there are places on screen where it’s just not applied.
- I almost want to ding it another chair for that mess of a controls tab on the Screen of Nope
- It passed the “oh hell, I better get my legs out from under the desk” test.
- Ya doing something right right there.
- It’s a run, jump, die RNG borlinening on BS simulator done right.
- Then the mutators show up!
- No need for instructions and it even managed to elicit an emotional response.
- Granted, that emotion was anger but it was the happy fun kind.
- I was able to get right up to area two before using the controlla was merely extra hard mode that I lacked the skill to overcome.
- Grabbed the gerbil and ended up in this odd stretched position because I had to keep my knees far away from the desk.
- I managed to BS another level that way but had to tap out due to the contortion required.
- Didn’t want to wake up tomorrow with no feeling in my left pinky toe, again.
- It’s silly fun and since you can get it in this weeks Bundle for $7 we stinky, do it.
- It’s probably going to be the best game during this month’s find games that leave folders in Pedro’s home directory challenge.
- It’s another one of these rage platformers that insists on being in first person and not showing you your feet
- I’m sure there is some strategy that you can use to squeeze out second and stunts, but I haven’t stumbled on it yet
- It’s a little enjoyable to run around, jump and slam into things and occasionally make it to the finish line, but after a while it just gets a little too fucky for my taste
- And unlike something like perineum, I can’t really tell what the hell I’m doing wrong. Everything is wonderfully inconsistent
- Is it fun? Yes, it is!
- This is one of those games that keeps me leaning all the way forward at the edge of my chair.
- It’s very satisfying to be able to beat a level in the first couple of tries.
- Unfortunately, like these past weeks, that stupid pointless folder it creates in my home directory is a nasty habbit that needs to fucking die.
- Three weeks in a row and all three required differently named folders for me.
- So, once again, another game loses a chair for its technical incompetence.
- It is fun, though!