More games coming to Linux thanks to Steam!

The team dedicated to Linux games on Steam is currently testing out a new beta version of Steam Play which is based on software called Wine. If you’re a Linux user on your gaming computer (for whatever reason…) you’ll soon be able to play a lot more games thanks to their efforts!

The new Steam Play beta is using the modified distribution of Wine software, they call it Proton. It will allow you to run Windows games on your Linux machine “complete with native Steamworks and OpenVR support”. Proton is using Vulkan API to run DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 games which should work pretty smooth. There’s fullscreen, gaming controller support (pretty much from Xbox One, PS4 to Steam Controller) and more.

The most important thing is the performance and Valve claims that they have “greatly improved compared to vanilla Wine”.

However, the current beta supports only 27 games – inlcuding DOOM and STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl. More games will be added soon. Games with “complex DRM or anti-cheat systems” may never run on Steam Play though and that’s understandable.

You can find out more about the beta, the full list of supported games, and how Proton works in the Steam post.

By |2018-08-22T12:33:49+00:00August 22nd 12:33, 2018|Categories: Entertainment, Games, Linux, News, OMG!1, Software, Steam|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

E3 2018: Ubisoft and Sony highlights

Here are the Ubisoft and Sony E3 2018 highlights. Watch the videos from conference on YouTube: Ubisoft and Sony.

List of announcements by Ubisoft:

  • Just Dance 2019
  • Beyond Good and Evil 2
  • Rainbow 6: Siege
  • Trials Rising (February)
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (March 15)
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Episode 1 DLC
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Episode 2 DLC
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Episode 3 DLC
  • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Donkey Kong Adventure (June 26)
  • Skull and Bones (2019)
  • Transference VR (Fall 2018)
  • Star Link: Battle for Atlas (Ootober 16)
  • Star Link Starfox DLC
  • For Honor: Starter Edition (Free from June 11 – June 18)
  • For Honor: Marching Fire (October 16)
  • For Honor Breach (new multiplayer mode)
  • The Crew 2 (June 21)
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (October 5)

List of announcements by Sony:

  • The Last of Us, Part II
  • God of War, New Game+
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Ghost of Tshushima
  • Control
  • Resident Evil 2 (January 25)
  • Trover and the Smear
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 (January 29, Special Edition with entire series exclusive to PS4)
  • Death Stranding
  • Nioh 2
  • Spiderman
  • Deracine

E3 2018: When to watch?

Another E3 is currently happening, you can check when to watch in your timezone on this website.

List of megathreads on reddit for discussion:

Steam store to allow every game on the platform – unless it’s illegal or straight up trolling

Well Valve finally decided to end all of the controversial bullcrap and from now on they will allow every single game on Steam unless it has illegal content in it.

Here are the highlights from the Steam blog post:

  • So we ended up going back to one of the principles in the forefront of our minds when we started Steam, and more recently as we worked on Steam Direct to open up the Store to many more developers: Valve shouldn’t be the ones deciding this. If you’re a player, we shouldn’t be choosing for you what content you can or can’t buy. If you’re a developer, we shouldn’t be choosing what content you’re allowed to create.
  • With that principle in mind, we’ve decided that the right approach is to allow everything onto the Steam Store, except for things that we decide are illegal, or straight up trolling.
  • We are going to enable you to override our recommendation algorithms and hide games containing the topics you’re not interested in. So if you don’t want to see anime games on your Store, you’ll be able to make that choice.
  • Developers who build controversial content shouldn’t have to deal with harassment because their game exists, and we’ll be building tools and options to support them too.
By |2018-06-08T20:03:53+00:00June 7th 15:57, 2018|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, Steam|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Steam removes games with pornographic content

It seems that in around two weeks Steam is going to remove (some) games with pornographic content, even though those games don’t really contain any of that (officially). The developers of Mutiny have even discounted their game so that people could buy it before it disappears completely from Steam – you’ll still be able to play that game and download it from you account, even though it won’t be in the Steam store anymore.

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According to that developers the new change violates what Valve Software agreed to before. In fact, the whole Visual Novel genre on Steam is feeling the effects of that decision. Every developer, either big or small, is having their games pulled. The message is clear, if your game contains any kind of anime-inspired sexy themes you’re in trouble while other games like Mass Effect, Dragon Age, The Witcher 3 (seriously) and others stay intact.

This is something that shouldn’t be happening at all, what do you guys think? Where will the anime games go? GOG? Origin?

Update: Turns out that Valve’s plan is currently on hold as they have sent out letters to game developers. By the way it’s probably this website’s fault that this even started. Here they even mention The Witcher 3.

Weird times when you can just watch hundreds of movies with violent killing scenes and weapons but if they show you a part of a woman’s titty it’s the end of the world. Since when is sex worse than violence and killing? What the fuck America?

By |2018-05-22T08:47:46+00:00May 21st 12:29, 2018|Categories: News, OMG!1, RAGE NEWS!!!1, Steam|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Cultist Simulator coming soon on Humble Store!

The developers of Cultist Simulator – a horror card game from the creator of Sunless Sea – have teamed up with Humble Store and their game is coming out really soon on the platform. More news here and check out the gameplay trailer below!

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By |2018-05-03T23:28:04+00:00May 3rd 23:28, 2018|Categories: Deals, Games, Humble Store, Indie, News, Steam Alternatives|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Xbox Game Pass now ultra cheap on Microsoft Store!

You can now subscribe to Xbox Game Pass (which is also available on Windows 10, just not all titles). Just open up your Microsoft Store app on Windows 10 PC and look for Xbox Game Pass, then activate your subscription by paying something like $1 or €1 or whatever (it’s different in some regions). Read more about it here. See you in game.

By |2018-04-27T23:19:26+00:00April 27th 23:19, 2018|Categories: Deals, Games, Microsoft Store, News, Steam Alternatives|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

GamesPlanet: Easter Promo now available!

Easter is coming up and GamesPlanet is having a nice sale, check out below for details!

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Almost 200 games at up to 90% off from various publishers including Dovetail, Konami, Paradox + Team 17.

Here are the highlights:

By |2018-03-29T00:38:28+00:00March 29th 11:00, 2018|Categories: Deals, Games, GamesPlanet, News, Steam Alternatives|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Unreal Engine 4: Paragon content released for FREE!

I’ve always liked Paragon, since the early beta that I’ve tried, it’s basically a MOBA game in 3rd person created by Epic Games, the creators of the good old Unreal and Unreal Tournament series. Turns out Epic is now shutting down Paragon (we’ve known this for a while now…) and recently they’ve decided to update the Unreal Engine with content from Paragon absolutely for FREE!

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Epic Games has released twelve million dollars of content from Paragon, Epic’s high-end action MOBA, for free to all Unreal Engine 4 developers. The assets encompass 20 AAA-quality characters and over 1,500 environment components from Paragon.

You can grab the Paragon content by going here and read what’s new in the latest Unreal Engine 4 update here. More Unreal Engine news coming today on GDC 2018. More info on the official website – watch the official YouTube channel.

By |2018-03-21T21:04:33+00:00March 21st 22:57, 2018|Categories: Entertainment, Epic Games, Free, Games, News, OMG!1, Publishers & Developers|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Weekend Deals (11.03.2018)

Here are the best deals for the end of this great weekend! 🎮💻 Spring is just around the corner…

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Here are the highlighted deals:

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Couple of really nice upcoming games on sale now!

Special Steam Unpowered 3% off voucher: UNPWR

Weekly Sale still up!

Special Steam Unpowered 3% off voucher: UNPWR

March Madness

G2Play Weekend Templates

Special Steam Unpowered 3% off voucher: UNPWR

OMG Sale

Star Deals

Special Steam Unpowered 5% off voucher: UNPWR

Spring Sale

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam currently on sale (various editions)

Virtual Reality games up to 90% off!

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2K Promo valid until tomorrow

March Madness

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FlatOut 4: Total Insanity for only $20!

tinyBuild Party Bundle now up – 12 Steam games!

There’s a new bundle in town and it’s freaking worth it! For only €4.89 you’ll get 12 Steam games including Party Hard! Full list below – see the offer by clicking here.

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The bundle includes:

  • The Final Station
  • Mr. Shifty
  • Diaries of Spaceport Janitor
  • Party Hard
  • SpeedRunners
  • Punch Club – Deluxe Edition
  • Phantom Trigger
  • No Time To Explain Remastered
  • Fearless Fantasy
  • Community Inc
  • Party Hard Tycoon
By |2018-02-26T21:55:23+00:00February 26th 21:55, 2018|Categories: Bundle Stars, Bundles, Deals, Entertainment, Fanatical, Games, Indie, News, Steam Alternatives|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Hyper Light Drifter €7.99 / £5.99 / $7.99, Steam redeemable + DRM FREE

Hyper Light Drifter is currently at 60% off. Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with dangers and lost technologies. Get the game right here!

GamesPlanet: Konami Promo – up to 80% off!

Here’s another sale for the new week – special Konami Promo. Highlights available below!

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Highlights:

By |2018-02-19T20:52:26+00:00February 19th 23:44, 2018|Categories: Deals, Games, GamesPlanet, News, Steam Alternatives|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Humble Bundle’s Best of 2017 now live!

Humble Bundle is at it again! Here’s a basket of some of our favorite games from last year’s bundles. Get games like Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location, Goat Simulator and Dead by Daylight. More info on their website.