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Ataribox available for pre-orders this week

ataribox available for pre-orders this week linux games 2017

Ataribox is a Linux based box that brings gaming to the living room. So pre-orders are coming, this week.
Since Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers. This is an open invitation to take part in their interactive entertainment.

Since this a return by Atari to create its own hardware. in a broad eco-system of accessories and content. We introduced you to the Ataribox almost three months back, available for pre-order on December 14th, 2017.

Steam for Linux gets Platform-specific wishlisting

steam for linux gets platform-specific wishlisting games 2017

Steam for Linux gets finally updates with Platform-specific wishlisting in 2017. Since this is a long overdue feature. Yet one thing often in mention for anyone previously doing a Steam Machine review. Steam should just list games available for Linux and SteamOS, right?

CrossOver 17 Discount and League of Legends

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CodeWeavers releases CrossOver 17.0.0 with a discount and League of Legends support for Linux. The games still popular and now quite playable in 2017. That is if you’re a League player. Mind you, being that the base games free to play. This might be your chance.

So the latest build also supports Microsoft Office 2016. This is the newest Microsoft Office suite. Since you can now install Office 2016 Home and Office 2016 Business from your Office 365 account. So this might be great if you use a business account for work. Or you just like using the full featured versions of these products.

Runic Games developers of Torchight closes

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Runic Games, the Seattle-based studio behind Hob and Torchlight series is closing. This is shocking news, since we were hoping to see a Linux release for Hob. And also being fans of Torchlight and Torchlight 2 (Linux, Mac, Windows).

Runic studio head Marsh Lefler confirms the closure in a post. This is available on the Runic games website. While Lefler uses the note to thank the Runic’s other 16 founding developers. As well as the rest of the team for nearly a decade of hard work.

Humble Bundle gets acquired by IGN

Humble Bundle gets acquired by IGN linux ubuntu mac windows games

Since I follow Humble Bundle on Tumblr, I noticed this post. Media giant IGN just announced the acquisition of Humble Bundle. The company we all know for selling packs of indie games at pay-what-you-want prices. While terms of the deal are not disclosed.

What about Linux and Ubuntu support?
What about indie games?

This is potentially a big deal for game developers. Since Humble has also seen expansion into publishing gaming. Paying devs to make games for its subscription-based monthly game club. Maintaining the subscription-based online game trove. Plus operating an online game storefront.

Ataribox reveals details of their device and Linux

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Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment. So, they now have new information about Ataribox. Since the product brings gaming and more to the living room. The launch also signals a return by Atari to creating its own hardware in a broad eco-system of accessories and content.  Even though the device came to light three months ago. The company now has more than 90,000 registrations on Ataribox.com.

Ryan “Icculus” Gordon next new games to port

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Since Ryan “Icculus” Gordon is back in the news. While the latest Twitter post highlights the demand to port more games to Linux. So yes, this is not new news. But the more impressive feature, Icculus is getting some solid support via Patreon. Well he is the man maintaining development tools like SDL 2. And yet eager to get more action given all the financial backing. So it’s time to parooze that Steam Wishlist.

I can’t believe how many people have shown up in the last 24 hours! There’s a ton of really good suggestions in the Patreon thread, in my Twitter mentions, my inbox, on Reddit…

I’m starting to build my _own_ wishlist from all these wishes I’m reading, and even made an initial pitch to a developer last night. We’ll see where it goes. There’s still so many responses from all of you to sort through, developers to contact, and work to be done!

I’m really overwhelmed by all this. Not just the money–which I genuinely appreciate!–but all the stories of games that are so loved and are _this close_ to coming to Linux. We’re all going to move this forward a little. We’re all gonna make a few dreams come true.

While having some solid work with Crytek, Valve, even Epic games and Activision. And quiet honestly, I’ve always found Icculus to be the go-to when it comes to porting games to Linux. Since he is not keeping to just one game engine, such as Unity 3D. And I’ll admit, I’ve referred a few developers to him in the past.

So what games would you suggest Icculus to port?

So the initiative is real. Yet what games would I like to see on Linux. Let’s start with Dishonored 2, Skyrim, Prey, wishful thinking but GTA V.

Therefore, if you are a developer or know developers eager to port their game. Now is the time to get Ryan “Icculus” Gordon into the mix. All of the contact information is available via the Icculus official website.
Find the game on Steam, hit the link for “Visit the website”. Look for hit up the developers Twitter and get @icculus in the tweet.

All Walls Must Fall to hit Early Access August 8th

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Back in at the end of March, #AllWallsMustFall launched on Kickstarter for Linux, Mac and #Windows. Since the tech-noir spy thriller has done rather well in crowdfunding. Partially because the #games storyline based in Berlin 2089 where the Cold War never ended. So players in the isometric action tactics genre command secret agents using time travel, social stealth and combat. While working to prevent nuclear annihilation. Bring down the Wall. Love, kill, and remix reality to explore the games meaning of freedom. All in a parable reflecting upon current global issues in the mirror of a fantastic future past.

Since these are three ex-YAGER devs. Previously working on Spec Ops: The Line and Dead Island 2. While having gone indie after losing their previous project.
Therefore, after 3 months in closed alpha with our Kickstarter backers and 1.5 years of development we’re now finally bringing All Walls Must Fall to Steam Early Access and itch.io on August 8th. The game’s current version covers the first act of a replayable roguelike campaign in East Berlin.

So going forward we’ll be releasing regular monthly updates to gradually extend and improve the game. Based on player feedback as we already did during the closed alpha. Starting with the outstanding reached stretch goals from our Kickstarter campaign (called BAD LANGUAGE and DISCRIMINATION). Hopefully much more beyond that with a successful Early Access.

All Walls Must Fall Early Access trailer:

All Walls Must Fall Features:

  • Isometric action tactics game for download on Linux, Mac and Windows
  • Procedurally generated levels and campaign that plays different every time
  • Developed by a team of former AAA professionals using Unreal Engine 4
  • Sci-Fi noir Berlin as a divided city in which the Cold War never ended
  • A parable that reflects on free will, moral ambiguity and the meaning of freedom
  • Mixed 2D/3D art style of a propaganda poster brought to life
  • Mind-bending time manipulation abilities
  • Pausable games, real-time tactics with actions on the beat of the music
  • Synaesthetic nightclub environments and audio
  • A simulation sandbox featuring crowd simulation and destructible objects
  • A focus on player agency and expression fostering different play styles including combat, hacking and social stealth using specialized secret agent characters
  • An inclusive representation of the people of Berlin including their diverse cultural, sexual and gender identities

 

So expect to see All Walls Must Fall on Steam Early Access and itch.io (not yet listed) on August 8th. The release will include support for Linux, Mac and Windows.

Fractured MMO launches The Foundation

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while Italian game developer Dynamight Studios just released The Foundation. Which is the first community engagement program for its upcoming sandbox MMORPG #Fractured. Since the #games coming to Linux, Mac and #Windows, we are eager to share the news. As the Foundation platform is integrated in the web portal of the game (Fracturedmmo.com). Which is available to everyone with a registered Fractured account for Free.

So The Foundation is part of the effort of Dynamight Studios to increase community involvement. Since the games currently in development stages. Company CEO, Jacopo Gallelli, states that the program “rewards you for doing all the small things that show your interest in Fractured. And its success: along with posting your feedback and ideas. Engaging with other members of the community. And browsing the latest updates and sharing them with your friends”.

Fractured game engine and quality:

Fractured means state-of-the-art technology only. Our game engine of choice is Unity. With its great reliability and guarantee of high development speed. The backend of Fractured is based on SpatialOS. A revolutionary world-building platform from Improbable. This will allow us to host tens of thousands of concurrent users. All in the same seamless, fully interactable universe.

By climbing the ladders of The Foundation. Members of the Fractured community can obtain several unique rewards. Among which forum and game titles, armor skins, mounts and pets. In the words of Gallelli “These are the kind of rewards you would expect from a Kickstarter pledge pack. With The Foundation, they can get rewards for free”.

On top of this community engagement. The Foundation is tied to the already running referral program of Fractured. Following the inquiry of several followers of the project. The company has stated it will stay clear of RTM cashbacks and other practices. Since that could be an issue and controversial with the community. Therefore, rewards for friends’ purchases will have a limit to virtual goods. Which includes hard currency.

The launch of The Foundation comes only a few days after the announcement. Since Fractured has reached the milestone of 2,000 registered users. All in less than 2 weeks by going public. While being an encouraging start, the company has states that it wants this figure to increase tenfold. Since they will be starting a Kickstarter campaign for Linux, Mac and Windows.

The Foundation is part of the web portal for Fractured (Fracturedmmo.com).

Dead Cells gameplay and game review video

Dead Cells roguelike action platformer coming this Spring

Since Dead Cells is really a #Windows game that can be played on Linux. Hence this post should share a bit of light on things. So this review is more gameplay itself. Since it is more of a challenge to review a #Steam Early Access game. Yet most of use are still very keen to playing Windows #games with Wine. And since this is our first experience with Dead Cells. We should point out that Linux support will arrive day-one at full release.

EVERSPACE gets a new update for Linux

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Since ROCKFISH Games’ are working diligently towards a full #release. Hence a new update is available for the #roguelike Unreal Engine 4 based space #shooter EVERSPACE. So now that Version 1.0 is the full release via Windows. There are still concerns regarding Linux support. Which was supposed to take place back in October.

Headup games publisher Sale on Steam

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Since all like discounts, when it comes to sales we tend to pay close attention. Hence #discounts on Linux games via Steam. So of course Headup games’s have released a massive publisher sale this weekend. Which is still going, including some epic #deals, depending on your type of #games. So players can save up to 80% on the whole portfolio.

So even the newest titles have a price reduction. Hence one of the more incredible action platformer games Slime-san. The intense but challenging first-person physics of SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell. While you might be more interested in games like Dead Age. Taking players into the survival strategy experience. Penguin Recording did a great review of the game back in November. And finally, Bridge Constructor Stunts is a hilarious casual simulation game worth playing.

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The Headup Publisher Sale is now live via Steam. Which runs until next Friday, May 26th for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

Drifting Lands gets a full release on June 5th

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Since gameplay blends the #intense combat of shmup gaming. All while including the freedom of #ARPG-style character progression. News of the Drifting Lands release defies genre conventions. Creating a new style of action game, slate for Mac and Windows on June 5th. Since the Linux #release is work in progress.

Linux release?

“We hope to make a Linux version before the release.”

Since Unity is the game engine fo choice. A Linux build should not be an issue. However, developer Alkemi are following very tight deadlines to finish the game. So they are very seriously considering a Linux port given the games success. Yet the team does not have an official word just yet. So further discussions are yet to come.

What’s the story?

In the skies of a shattered planet. There is news of totalitarian corporations battling to control and exploit nature’s remaining resources. While the player is not like them. As a new member in a caravan of outlaws, smugglers and mercenaries. Hence players fight for the right to survive and be free while gaming.

As a pilot, you need a ship made to your specifications and style. So whether you prefer a strong defense before unleashing a wave of heavy artillery. Deftly buzzing enemy fire to move in for the kill. Or something altogether unique. Choose from three classes of ships, customize your arsenal with 60 different types of skills, upgrade your stats, and use the gear looted from battle to build the ship that’s right for you.

Watch the new Drifting Lands trailer here:

Drifting Lands Features

  • Classic horizontal shoot’em’up gameplay enhanced by a skill system directly inspired by action RPGs.
  • Large selection of skills to create your own defensive, offensive or scoring build.
  • Different classes of ships to meet both shmup and action-RPG enthusiasts’ expectations.
  • 100 levels of difficulty to scale the game to any player.
  • Tons of loot, randomly generated levels for hundreds of hours of fun!
  • Original art style mixing stylized 3D and 2D.
  • Character centric storyline in a mature SF environment.

Drifting Lands features a full story mode with randomly generated enemies. Improve your abilities and equipment across 100 levels of difficulty for everyone from newcomers to seasoned veterans. Test your skills as a pilot against players around the world in competitive missions with pre-set enemies.

Currently available via Steam Early Access. Drifting Lands launches in full June 5th with hopefully positive news for Linux gamers. And yes, we have reached out to developer Alkemi. Stay tuned, we will have more details coming soon.

NVIDIA TITAN Xp reveal this week

NVIDIA TITAN Xp reveal this week in linux gaming news

So the big reveal this week in gaming is the new #Nvidia Titan Xp. Hence this #newcard features 3840 Cuda cores running at 1.6GHz. All with 12GB of DDR5X memory. The card runs on Nvidia‘s Pascal architecture. While it also comes with a titanic price tag of $1200 / £1,159. #Available now on the Nvidia website.

So this is a rather impressive yet slightly unnecessary breakthrough. I mean looking at the 1080 Ti below, you can see that the Spec’s between this card and the Titan Xp are not that far off. In fact, the $700 USD price seems quite a bit more favourable for pretty much the same card. Give or take a few CUDA cores.

1080 Ti GPU Engine Specs

  • NVIDIA CUDA® Cores 3584 Base Clock (MHz)1582
  • Memory Specs: Memory Speed 11 Gbps
  • Standard Memory Config: 11 GB GDDR5X
  • Memory Interface Width: 352-Bit
  • Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 484 GB/s

So the confusion between the Nvidia Titan XP Pascal release last fall and this Xp is interesting. Hence a kick in the shins for anyone that dropped the cash for it back then. Yet it seems the company is doing their best to bring out their top card?
But makes purchasers of the Titan series a bit confused.

Here’s the JayzTwoCents video to explain:

So at this point, it’s a challenge to understand the value of this card. Hence it is faster, but not by much. Which places the $700 1080 Ti as the more optimal purchase choice for gaming. Which is not rocket science. Either way, here are the spec’s on the Titan Xp, have a par-ooze.

Titan Xp GPU Engine Specs

  • NVIDIA CUDA® Cores 3840 Base Clock (MHz)1582
  • Memory Specs: Memory Speed 11.4 Gbps
  • Standard Memory Config: 12 GB GDDR5X
  • Memory Interface Width: 384-Bit
  • Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 547.7 GB/s

Technology Support:

  • Simultaneous Multi-Projection: Yes
  • VR Ready: Yes
  • Ansel: Yes
  • SLI Ready: Yes – SLI HB Bridge Supported
  • G-Sync-Ready: Yes
  • GameStream-Ready: Yes
  • GPU Boost: 3.0
  • Microsoft DirectX: 12 API with feature level 12_1
  • Vulkan API: Yes
  • OpenGL: 4.5
  • Bus Support PCIe: 3.0
  • OS Certificates: Windows 7-10, Linux, FreeBSDx86

Display Support:

  • Maximum Digital Resolution: 27680×4320 @ 60Hz
    Standard Display Connectors: DP 1.43, HDMI 2.0b
    Multi Monitor: Yes
    HDCP: 2.2

Graphics Card Dimensions:

  • Height: 4.376″
  • Length: 10.5″
  • Width: 2 Slot

Thermal Power Specs::

  • Maximum GPU Temperature (in C): 96
  • Graphics Card Power (W): 250 W
  • Recommended System Power(W): 600 W
  • Supplementary Power Connectors: One 6-pin, One 8-pin