Big improvements for the Steam Desktop client, holograms at home with Tilt Five, a new $299 card from NVIDIA, and in-game ads come to American Truck Simulator.
01:30 Assassins Creed burnout
02:32 Office Tetris
03:40 Facebook headgear
05:33 That funky new Steam look
11:08 RetroDECK v0.7.0b
31:39 Cat Souls
16:37 Kingdom Eighties
19:01 Last of Us Steam Deck fixes
22:34 Ads in American Truck Simulator
35:11 Nvidia 2060 in June for $299
44:17 Alpakka PCB for sale
47:47 Tilt Five Linux drivers
54:28 Graph Dungeon Generator
56:59 Spring Lisp game jam
01:00:13 Open-source Diablo multiplayer
01:06:49 RISC-Y the future
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- No more beta for the new look.
- It took some massaging but I think the new steam is pretty solid
- I especially like the changes to overlay.
- I don’t know if it’s the new Nvidia drivers or the latest beta update but the visual wharrgarbl is gone when mousing over the Store/Library/Community.
- Nory let out a “What the hell is that” when she saw the new login screen.
- They’ve also added the option to copy the system information from the dialog window, which they removed the ability to select the text inside when they launched this interface.
- I look forward to what other changes they make
- And now the scaling is all jacked up. Good job, Valve.
- I triggered this by enabling GPU accel.
- I have JUMBO or small with non resizable window.
- GDK_SCALE=1 steam or steam -forcedesktopscaling=1
- Better bios checker
- I like having the emulated games show up on the library like EmuDeck does
- But at the same time I can totally see why you’d just have the one shortcut for Emulation Station with a nice theme.
Steam: New Games
- Is not actually a soulslike
- Done using openGL
- A 45 level platformer where you play as a kitty with 7 lives
- Using Souls in the title to indicate that they make use of death as a mechanic not just as a failure state, clever!
- This is Kingdom Two Crowns but with fixies.
- Northgard meets ET. You got the leader, the whiz, the tinker and the champ
- I’m glad he got work after slay the spire
- I do like the enemy design
Steam: Game Updates
- Look at that, Steam Deck fixes.
- Gotta survive the fungi-pocalypse on the toilet
- Iron Galaxy did both TLOU and the latest Uncharted that came out.
- Apparently they’re still wrapping their heads around porting playstation games.
- We’re about halfway into the 6 months until Sony game works cycle.
- Should be running AOK by Sep / Oct.
- Keep that in mind when Ratchet & Clank drops.
- Uncharted worked pretty well after the first big patch.
- It seems it took a bit longer for this one to click *hint hint*
- That’s called targeted advertisement, Brad.
- Spin it all you want.
- Should you care?
- Thats some vertical integration right there
- In this one case it doesn’t seem like that big a deal but it opens the door for a lot more types of native advertisement in games
- We’ve seen how that basically killed the blogosphere by making basically everything sponsored content
- And will this new revenue stream result in reduced cost to customers? Certainly not
- This is a $20 game with a couple of hundred $$$ of DLC.
- There are not one, but two locked threads on the topic.
- Community is less than ecstatic about the addition.
- ABP MOD for Truck Simulator in 3.. 2..
- You can disable dynamic billboards in the online options. For now.
- That poor card is going to be so slow.
- Granted, it’s going to whoop the RX 7600 but still.
- No mention of the memory so it’s 8GB.
- 60 is the new 50.
- I guess after announcing the super they gotta rush these out so that someone panic buys one.
- The rumour is they are pushing this out a little faster so they can start pooping out Supers.
- Moral of the story? Buy a 3060Ti.
- In the UK you can get a brand new 7600 for £250 and up while the second hand 3060Ti’s go for about the same “buy now” used.
- The 4060 is showing a list price of £290.
- Honestly, kinda spoiled for choice in the sub £300 category over here.
- Sub £200 the RX 6600 brand new or a 6650XT used are by far the better option.
- Prepopulated with the SMDs and available to buy directly from Input Labs.
- Pi Pico and the through-hole components not included.
- About $37.
- A complete kit will run you $161.19.
- This thing started life at Valve.
- Complex, multi-piece tabletop games without the up-front expense or setup.
- This runs on ubuntu but they do give you a non-debified option
- 3-pack runs a grand or the cost of 1 Index.
- That is around 63.97 Hollow Knights.
- The glasses are USB 3.0.
- Currently you can only buy glasses as part of a kit.
- About 30 games available at launch.
- Ho ho home invasion indeed
- Will Be interesting to see what people come up with.
- $360 for the full 1-person kit is not bad
- And it has infinitely more content than Microsoft’s Holodeck already.
- Of course there’s already a Catan port
- Through stuff like tabletopia there are a lot of board games already implemented. You still gotta buy individual ones as dlc
- Network multiplayer with this would be dope as hell
- The controller wand thing is a little weird
- It’s a neat little dungeon generator
- It makes some damn linear maps though. You want interconnectedness. That’s what made quake maps so good.
- Thanks to projects like Kandria LISP is starting to get a bit more game dev love
- Eval-em-Up got robbed!
- OG Diablo build for modern operating systems.
- They got all the multiplayer bits sorted out!
- Even sorted some of the desync issues.
- Better latency handling.
- Added support for the original Xbox because reasons.
- I want to hack through this in multiplayer one day.
- You can get the data bits on GOG.