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  • Steam On Linux Now Offers 600+ Games

    Phoronix: Steam On Linux Now Offers 600+ Games

    Two months ago I wrote about Steam having 500+ Linux games while now to start off August they have crossed the 600 game threshold...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc1NDI

  • #2
    I've had a lot of fun with Civilization 5 this year. It's good to know it's successor will launch with Linux support.
    Last edited by clementl; 08-03-2014, 09:40 AM.

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    • #3
      I've played Team Fortress 2 and Metro last Light the most. I would like to play the last Ace Combat and Rage on Linux.

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      • #4
        CDPR's Gog > Valve's Steam DRM crap...

        @valvefanboys: don't forget VAC scanning your DNS history (http://slashdot.org/story/198285)...

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        • #5
          But how many triple A games? I'd rather have quality than quantity.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bpetty View Post
            But how many triple A games? I'd rather have quality than quantity.
            +1 kinda

            ...more of quality AND quantity...

            gog's the place I go to look for OLD games mostly, and The Witcher, beyond that they don't have very many recent games(few indies that are decent) and I've purchased just about all the old ones that I want...

            gog is just late to the party expanding away from ancient games... that said if gog has it, i'll buy it there for no drm, but if they don't have and gamersgate or steam does I'll buy from the cheapest...

            I used to buy retail simply to get all the nice packaging that they USED to do. I miss the old game manuals, since I despise reading on my notebook or desktop, and they're usually PDF -> come out like shit when converted to epub or azw, and even reading them on a tablet just isn't the same, plus there are usually size problems.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bpetty View Post
              But how many triple A games? I'd rather have quality than quantity.
              How does triple-A correlate with quality? I suppose the same percentage of each AAA titles and indie games are crap.

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              • #8
                Witcher 2 is almost playable on the beta channel. Once they implement a few bug fixes they say are coming in the next month I'll play through it on radeonSI, hopefully at 60 fps on medium on a 7870. Right now I get around 40 fps with it dipping to 20.

                Otherwise, I have 400 hours in Civ 5. And I still haven't played multiplayer, because the trade bug makes pugs unplayable and all my friends hate good games. I think I lost the month of July, at least now I've beaten the game on every difficulty with every civ at least once so I can tone it down from playing 4 hours every evening.

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                • #9
                  CKII and EUIV. Both great games with producer bent on supporting Linux going forward - sadly HoI3 did not made the cut no polish nuclear bombs in 1945 in berlin

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bpetty View Post
                    But how many triple A games? I'd rather have quality than quantity.
                    "AAA" games generally aren't about quality but how many 12 year olds they can get to buy a rehash of a rehash of a rehash with prettied up graphics.

                    Best game ported to Linux this year has hands down been Civ5 though,

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by clementl View Post
                      I've had a lot of fun with Civilization 5 this year. It's good to know it's successor will launch with Linux support.
                      There are no news about CIV 6 so far.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by widardd View Post
                        There are no news about CIV 6 so far.
                        http://www.civilization.com/en/games...-beyond-earth/

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                        • #13
                          Not sure why there's still been no word on CS:GO for Linux, total silence.

                          Originally posted by atari314 View Post
                          CDPR's Gog > Valve's Steam DRM crap...

                          @valvefanboys: don't forget VAC scanning your DNS history (http://slashdot.org/story/198285)...

                          Wait people this stupid actually exist? How can you link to something that also refutes the dumb point you're trying to make?

                          Oh right, trolling for flamebait.

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                          • #14
                            That is more like a separate setting of Civ 5. The engine is still the same, and apparently while Civ 5 is full of places they had to give up on one unit per hex because it was stupid and unworkable, they are have still not admitted it was a terrible idea.

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                            • #15
                              Starting February 6th last year with Half-Life 1 and The Cave. Both games have a crowbar as the first item you pick up.

                              Half-Life 2 (206 hrs)
                              Half-Life 2: Episode Two (83 hrs)
                              Half-Life (76 hrs)
                              The Cave (67 hrs)
                              Cook, Serve, Delicious! (61 hrs)
                              BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2 (54 hrs)
                              Portal 2 (43 hrs)
                              Half-Life 2: Lost Coast (29 hrs)
                              Portal (25 hrs)
                              Papers, Please (18.7 hrs)
                              Snuggle Truck (18.3 hrs)
                              LYNE (17.5 hrs)
                              Half-Life 2: Episode One (16.5 hrs)
                              Kentucky Route Zero (14.3 hrs)
                              Broken Age (13.7 hrs)
                              (...)

                              I got used to gaming on Linux but when I look at it, it's still some kind of miracle or something. (No Windows machine here around, the last game I bought and played was HL2 in 2004 to 2006, and then a long time nothing happened.) And buying the games during holiday sales or the regular Humble Bundles it's not much cost at all.
                              Last edited by kringel; 08-04-2014, 02:31 AM.

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