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    Phoronix: Wasteland 2 Looks Towards Linux Client

    It looks like another game is likely to come to Linux: Wasteland 2. Wasteland 2 is the sequel to the wildly successful post-apocalyptic role-playing video game from 1988...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA3MjE

  • #2
    Finally Phoronix put up a news about this, about an actual game that will be made for Linux, about a fund raising drive to help Linux gaming, pfft... 2 days later that is, if this was a new 'Steam on Linux' rumor, or an alpha Ubuntu release, or a patch to fix some obscure kernel driver, or a N.2.3.1.7 Gnome update it would of been a news item long before anyone else would even hear about it... but nooo...

    @Michael: DO empty your forum message box already!!!1111one

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Licaon View Post
      @Michael: DO empty your forum message box already!!!1111one

      My private message box is empty....
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Hate to see JailOS tag along there as usual. Seriously, the day someone publishes a game just for Linux (or ONLY Linux and Windows), they have my money in their pockets. Even if it's really crappy and costs $20. XD

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        • #5
          god damn it...

          Originally posted by Licaon View Post
          Finally Phoronix put up a news about this, about an actual game that will be made for Linux, about a fund raising drive to help Linux gaming, pfft... 2 days later that is, if this was a new 'Steam on Linux' rumor, or an alpha Ubuntu release, or a patch to fix some obscure kernel driver, or a N.2.3.1.7 Gnome update it would of been a news item long before anyone else would even hear about it... but nooo...

          @Michael: DO empty your forum message box already!!!1111one
          Man has fucked up once, now you gonna slap him with that till the rest of his days? Just like hundredes of other people(or trolls?) who come here?

          GTFO of here!

          Michael, I appreciate your job, I am sure many others do too.
          Last edited by dimko; 03-17-2012, 02:19 AM. Reason: making it more understandable and correct spelling errors

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          • #6
            excellent news, thanks.

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            • #7
              This looks great. And if it actually becomes a success it will hopefully encourage more similar projects and create an outlet for all the people in the gaming industry that are still interested in making engaging games with a creative backstory.

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              • #8
                Great news

                Great news!
                Hope there would be more gaming on GNU/Linux and other Unix-like OS'es.
                Don't forget BSDs and Solarises.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Michael View Post
                  My private message box is empty....
                  not
                  Errors
                  The following errors occurred with your submission
                  Michael has exceeded their stored private messages quota and cannot accept further messages until they clear some space.
                  Forum bug?

                  Originally posted by dimko View Post
                  Man has fucked up once, now you gonna slap him with that till the rest of his days? Just like hundredes of other people(or trolls?) who come here?
                  What are you talking about? The Steam error is long behind us, you get over it.

                  Originally posted by dimko View Post
                  Michael, I appreciate your job, I am sure many others do too.
                  You kinda don't understand, I actually appreciate his job too, and just because of that, because of what Phoronix has become for Linux news I felt really bad 'cause Wasteland2 on Linux was not covered here on the biggest Linux news site, so that many more could find out about it and contribute towards the $1.5mil goal.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dimko View Post
                    Man has fucked up once, now you gonna slap him with that till the rest of his days? Just like hundredes of other people(or trolls?) who come here?

                    GTFO of here!

                    Michael, I appreciate your job, I am sure many others do too.
                    How about you learn a little history, Larabel has "fucked up" on allot more then just Steam For Linux, and when he's called out for not keeping up with what the entire point of a LINUX NEWS SITE he blows us off because we aren't paying him.

                    Sure some of us block ads, many of those like myself would actually pay for Phoronix Pro, if Larabel would actually be much more on the ball with OSS news and if that Pro actually worked, which as I've heard on here many a time it does not.

                    At this point Ubuntu Vibes does a MUCH better job with OSS news, especially on the gaming front, Wheres the Phoronix coverage of new titles like Depth Hunter, Dear Esther and Deep Black: Reloaded, all of them where posted on UV in the last week, if you read Phoronix you'd think theres only 15 games for Linux...

                    Phoronix could be a great site, but Larabel seems dead set on preventing that.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Kivada View Post
                      At this point Ubuntu Vibes does a MUCH better job with OSS news, especially on the gaming front, Wheres the Phoronix coverage of new titles like Depth Hunter, Dear Esther and Deep Black: Reloaded, all of them where posted on UV in the last week, if you read Phoronix you'd think theres only 15 games for Linux.
                      Wait, what? Looks like I need to add that site te my feeds, cheers for the tip.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Kivada View Post
                        If you read Phoronix you'd think theres only 15 games for Linux...
                        Okay, that I have to clap to.

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                        • #13
                          How I think games get chosen to be covered on Phoronix

                          Hi, I also get confused by Michael's choices of games that he covers, but after thinking about it for a bit, I think I've got it, and it would explain what we see quite nicely.

                          Games aren't one of Phoronix's primary focuses like graphics, so there's little chance of him knowing about a new release or news unless one of the following is true:
                          It's a benchmark game for PTS (or a game made by the same group/company)
                          Someone tips him to the game's existence/news
                          It's a big topic in the forum
                          He's on the email list (as opposed to reading the -dev or -user mailing lists; think the Humble Bundle announcement list).

                          So if you'd like to see more gaming news on here, it either has to come in thru one of those ways, or it would need to become profitable enough for him to spend time on it in place of something he covers.

                          If you are looking for other linux gaming coverage, here's 3 sites I've visited in the past:
                          Gaming On Linux Probably the best site right now for Linux gaming news.
                          Linux Gaming News Fine site, quiet for the moment- lots of good items, and many links to other Linux gaming sites, old and new.
                          Linux Gaming reddit Not a whole lot of activity, but occasionally games get announced here, or the developers pop in to ask a question.

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                          • #14
                            Well heres the deal, Larabel often complains that he gets ignored by hardware manufacturers due to low readership and the lack of focus on gaming to the point he has to go out and buy the hardware long after the release unlike the overclocking and gaming centric Windows sites that get their hardware long in advance of the release.

                            If he took gaming and possibly even overclocking more seriously the hardware companies would take Phoronix more seriously then they currently do, you get more readers because of it.

                            In other words, by not taking gaming seriously he's costing himself money, which from all I've seen from him is all he's really after. Then at least he might even be able to get someone else to help him with the site, because hell, even such a tiny site as OSNews has allot more then just Holwerda posting.

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                            • #15
                              +1
                              If Michael pushes the (very welcomed) benchmarking suite, he should focus not only on drivers(backends per se), but on games(frontends).

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