I took some time day to do some analysis on the gamers who contribute reports about Steam Play/Proton on ProtonDB. There are some cool findings - check it out! https://boilingsteam.com/what-kind-of-gamers-contribute-to-protondb/
I had a bit of time today and decided to write about the potential negative impact of PC games stores fragmentation, and propose a future way out: https://boilingsteam.com/the-looming-risk-of-stores-fragmentation/
Since there was a new data dump today on GitHub, I ran the same analysis on the ProtonDB contributors as I did last week. You can now see the results of December 2018: https://boilingsteam.com/who-contributes-to-protondb-dec-2018-edition/
Codeweavers has published the first article in a series that relate to "working with WINE". The first part talks about the differences between Wine upstream and its forks like wine-staging and Proton. https://www.codeweavers.com/about/blogs/aeikum/2019/1/3/working-on-wine-part-1-the-wine-ecosystem
Here are my thoughts about Stadia so far: https://boilingsteam.com/google-enters-the-gaming-arena/ #googlestadia #google #linuxgaming #streaming
Stadia seems like Netflix for games. Making your OS irrelevant which is good, but taking away completely your ownership of anything for a lifelong subscription... #googlestadia
#Patreon is putting up their prices, creators will get less of their fans' donations.
There's a free open source alternative, #LiberaPay, which is non-profit:
LiberaPay is itself funded by donations.
You can follow them on the Fediverse:
(alternative at request of reader @mjog 👍 )
looks like Deus Ex Human Revolution Directors Cut is REALLY cheap right now on Steam - and it should work well with Proton: https://store.steampowered.com/app/238010/Deus_Ex_Human_Revolution__Directors_Cut/ #linux #sale #linuxgaming #proton
I've had this under wraps for a while, but with my visa approved I'm delighted to announce I'm joining Valve in Washington State.
Starting in early May I'm looking forward to being a Steam™Punk, improving Linux as a gaming platform, and working on all things modding-related.
New Wine release apparently fixes issues with Bayonetta! I can't wait to see it included in Proton :) https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/b1joo5/wine_44_released/ #wine #fixes #release
Someone plays Metal Gear Rising for the first time. Hilarious: https://www.reddit.com/r/patientgamers/comments/b1f3j7/i_just_played_metal_gear_rising_revengeance_for/
Gotta love when a game released with a Linux client not too many years ago, has no Linux client anymore, and on top of that cannot be run using Proton either. Good clusterfuck of a job, developers! (I'm talking about BIT TRIP RUNNER): https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/issues/915
A post about why playing games on Linux is not for everyone yet, on Forbes: https://medium.com/@killyourfm/6-months-without-windows-the-ugly-truth-about-gaming-on-linux-c5bae50fdea9 Note that I dont agree with everything in there, but the fact that it's not beginner friendly is certainly true. #linux #linuxgaming
Generalistic and moderated instance.