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  • gilboa
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    Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
    As for some people on these forums, seriously, what's up your ass this morning? Some of you are treating LGP as though they should be put out of business, as if they were doing something wrong or embarassing.
    /+1.
    To be honest, looking at dolo's post ("hell"), one can only wonder why should anyone be *stupid* enough to spend money on trying to port / develop games for Linux, only to get trashed by trolls. (As far as I remember [email protected] spent more than 1/2 million Euro out of his own pocket to try and get LGP running)

    So, Mr Dolo, please enlighten us, what have *you* done to advance Linux (beyond posting trollish comments @Phoronix)?

    - Gilboa

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  • gbudny
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    Originally posted by eriktorbjorn View Post
    But... but... I liked Gorky 17, Hyperspace Delivery Boy, and Gorky 17!
    I think Hyperion Entertainment should port Gorky Zero and Gorky 02 to Linux.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRJduZOHUw8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEnjqk2-oKw


    Sacred 2 for Linux?

    "Patrick says:
    March 15, 2009 at 10:01 pm
    Is their any chance Sacred 2 will also come to Linux?

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    Michael Simms (CEO and head of Development) says:
    March 16, 2009 at 12:32 am
    I would expect that the chance of sacred 2 is related to the sales level of Sacred."

    http://blog.linuxgamepublishing.com/...now-well-gold/

    Sacred 2 trailer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmEyohOPh8M
    Last edited by gbudny; 19 July 2012, 04:18 AM.

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  • gbudny
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    @Michael Larabel

    Do you have informations about fourth beta version of Bandits: Phoenix Rising for Linux?

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  • archibald
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    Originally posted by asdx
    Wrong. Linux was started as a desktop OS, and today it's a general-purpose OS. Also, the nice thing about Linux is how it scales from supercomputers down to a smartphone, to desktop and servers. Linus originally wrote Linux for his desktop though.
    My bad, thanks for the link.

    However, it could be turned around and said that it wasn't originally designed for supercomputers or smartphones - the original intention isn't as important as the development since then.

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  • gbudny
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    Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
    and dump the alienating DRM. That is the only way I can see for them continuing to publish games in the future. And that is what I think most of us still do want.
    Two months ago I used LGP Live Chat Channel and Clive Crous mentioned something really good about their DRM and Desura, but I'm not sure if I can talk about this, because LGP didn't start sell games on Desura.

    http://www.linuxgamepublishing.com/chat.php?
    Last edited by gbudny; 19 July 2012, 01:36 AM.

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  • eriktorbjorn
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    The old titles from LGP also aren't anything that were even really compelling when originally released, with most Windows gamers likely never even having heard of them, like Gorky 17, Hyperspace Delivery Boy, and Gorky 17.
    But... but... I liked Gorky 17, Hyperspace Delivery Boy, and Gorky 17!

    To me, the relevance to of LGP and Valve alike depend on what they're releasing. Which would be "not a lot in recent years" and "nothing at all (for Linux) yet" respectively. The relevance - or lack of it - of one doesn't affect the other. Of the games they've both announced but haven't released yet, the only one that I'm looking forward to at all is Disciples II. What little I've seen of Left 4 Dead 2 looked really, really boring to me. (That has nothing to do with the quality of the game, it's just a genre that doesn't appeal to me.) Actually, looking at the Valve Corporation catalog of games, the only one that really interest me are the Portal games. Though I've heard good things about Half Life, so I'll try to keep an open mind about them at least.

    (And yes, I realize I'm probably in the minority here, of a group that's already a minority.)

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  • gbudny
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    Originally posted by Sidicas View Post
    Everytime I go out of my way to write up a nice e-mail telling LGP they should put a game like Mind Rover into the Humble Bundle, or at least give up their DRM and start using Desura's distribution service
    They working on this right now:

    http://www.desura.com/company/linux-game-publishing

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  • Sidicas
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    Everytime I go out of my way to write up a nice e-mail telling LGP they should put a game like Mind Rover into the Humble Bundle, or at least give up their DRM and start using Desura's distribution service, I just get a notice back saying my e-mail is blocked because they blanket block all the free e-mail service providers (yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc.) from sending them e-mail.. That's not very nice customer service, IMO..

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  • Hamish Wilson
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    Originally posted by gbudny View Post
    LGP don't sell Postal 2 with DRM.
    I am aware of this fact, although it does not make buying Postal 2 from LGP a wise buy (older less well supported port, does not include the expansion, more expensive) when compared to buying Postal 2: Complete on Desura. The Shadowgrounds games are in the same boat with the ADDED disadvantage of the fact they ship with DRM from LGP while not being afflicted by this if you buy it from Desura.

    I am not attacking LGP, but they have been mismanaged (not maliciously, but accidentally) for the past five or so years and the change in management has yet to bear any fruit. They need to modernize their business, reevaluate the state of the industry, and dump the alienating DRM. That is the only way I can see for them continuing to publish games in the future. And that is what I think most of us still do want.

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  • DeepDayze
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    Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
    Games have no relevance, hence game companies (any) also have no relevance.

    Isn't that comment a little harsh? There are a lot of people who'd gladly buy a game if it is available for Linux and not all the popular games have been ported for one reason or another

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