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Bethesda Officially Becomes the First Microsoft Game Studio to Fully Unionize - IGN
  • Is still Bethesda, you've gone too far.

  • FlatOut - Steam Deck ✅, Workshop 🔧 and more!
    store.steampowered.com FlatOut - Steam Deck ✅, Workshop 🔧 and more! - Steam News

    All FlatOut games have been updated with Steam Workshop, community items and more! FlatOut 2 | FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage Steam Deck Verified! ✅ Added Steam Workshop! 🔧 Added Steam trading cards, backgrounds, emojis, and badges! ːfoaaaahː Added Steam Cloud support. Added widescreen support. (Up to 2...

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    Bethesda Officially Becomes the First Microsoft Game Studio to Fully Unionize - IGN
    www.ign.com Bethesda Officially Becomes the First Microsoft Game Studio to Fully Unionize - IGN

    Bethesda Game Studios, the developer of Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, and Starfield, have announced a wall-to-wall union of 241 developers including artists, engineers, programmers and designers.

    Bethesda Officially Becomes the First Microsoft Game Studio to Fully Unionize - IGN
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    Acre Crisis looks like a fun throwback to the original Dino Crisis
    www.gamingonlinux.com Acre Crisis looks like a fun throwback to the original Dino Crisis

    Directly inspired by the visual style of classic PlayStation 1 (PS1) games, Acre Crisis has a lot of clear Dino Crisis vibes and it's out now.

    Acre Crisis looks like a fun throwback to the original Dino Crisis
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    Forestrike | Reveal Trailer
    yt.artemislena.eu Forestrike | Reveal Trailer

    Wishlist on Steam: http://forestrikegame.com In Forestrike you play as a martial artist, named Yu, and you embark on a journey across the country to free the Emperor from an evil Admiral’s influence. Adopting techniques from one of five unique Masters, each battle presents a puzzle that must be so...

    Forestrike | Reveal Trailer
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    No Man’s Sky soars again as new update prompts biggest discount yet
    www.pcgamesn.com Steam’s most ambitious space game soars as a full overhaul sparks its biggest discount ever

    The iconic redemption story gets a new chapter as the No Man’s Sky Worlds update and a big Steam sale saving see its player count climb.

    Steam’s most ambitious space game soars as a full overhaul sparks its biggest discount ever
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    Splitgate 2 coming 2025 on Steam
    store.steampowered.com Splitgate 2 on Steam

    Suit up and portal into the action as an elite Ace in Splitgate 2, a 4v4 free-to-play shooter redefining what it takes to be #1. Choose your faction, customize your weapons, master your portal skills, and play with friends as you compete for glory in a galactic arena. Play together. Stand alone.

    Splitgate 2 on Steam
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    Tacticon 2024 [Strategic genre's Steam sale]
    store.steampowered.com Tacticon 2024

    TactiCon, the digital convention dedicated to uplifting strategy games of all kinds, is returning for its third year!

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    Poll shows 84% of PC users unwilling to pay extra for AI-enhanced hardware
  • yeah but it didn’t try to lock him into a subscription plan or software ecosystem

    Not AI fault, the first one (killed) was a remotely controlled by the product of a big corp (Skynet), the other one was a local, offline one.

    Moral of the story: there's difference between the AI that runs locally on your GPU and the one that runs on Elon's remote servers... and that difference may be life or death.

  • Poll shows 84% of PC users unwilling to pay extra for AI-enhanced hardware
  • Didn't John Connor befriend the second IA he find?

  • Poll shows 84% of PC users unwilling to pay extra for AI-enhanced hardware
  • All your unattended date will be taken (and some of the attended one). This doesn't mean you should stop to attend your data. Even of you're somehow forced to use Windows instead open alternative, it doesn't mean you can't dual boot or use other privacy conscious devices when dealing with your sensitive data.

    Closed/proprietary OS and hardware driver can't be considered safe by design)

  • Poll shows 84% of PC users unwilling to pay extra for AI-enhanced hardware
  • I don't think the poll question was well made... "would you like part away from your money for..." vaguely shakes hand in air "...ai?"

    People is already paying for "ai" even before chatGPT came out to popularize things: DLSS

  • Classic Marathon 2 free on Steam
  • You have to address this question to Aleph One team themselves who set up everything up on Steam; my guess, is that they are looking for reachability of their works and, thus, keep the IP alive in the public conscious (the original IP concept, at least)

  • Larian CEO Swen Vincke says there were only two other RPG series he was interested in working on if he couldn't get Baldur's Gate: Fallout and Ultima
  • That's EA for you, with Richard Garriot understanding what EA is really all about even before EA themselves knew it.

  • Nintendo Switch 2 performance boost to fall short of Valve's Steam Deck
  • The issue with Nintendo is that to their true core, they are still a of card games company that inspire to become the next Disney. The problem with GameCube was polluted with the "for family first", without realize that their original NES '80 kids where 15~20 year older... not little child anymore. People didn't want the "Super Mario Sunshine" console, they wanted Resident Evil 4, Silent Hill 2~3 kind of console. The people that buy today the switch are probably clueless parent that buy the "for child" console... or a Nintendo Adult as parallel for Disney Adult.

  • AMD vs Intel: Which CPUs Are Better in 2024?
  • I've removed the line from the line to better adhere to TomHW writing.

  • PC gamers are finally embracing the controller, as usage triples [increase to 15% from 5% over the last six years]
  • Thanks for bring this up, now I've fixed from "15% increase to " increase to 15% from 5%". Should be more clear

  • AMD vs Intel: Which CPUs Are Better in 2024?
  • Despite what people say, Nvidia is certanly the one with most complete support for Linux... if support for a OS is defined by how Windows is supported.

    The way GPU are supported on Windows is this: Microsoft pick your whole experience, then you install the setup.exe with a bunch of bloat and some advertisement from the OEM (Nvidia or the Nvidia's GPU resellers like EVGA, ASUS...)

    If you stick with the most popular distro which have the exact Linux kernel Nvidia support... yeah, nothing can beat Nvidia. You have amazing support for nearly every feature your GPU offer (cuda, ray tracing etc), but if you want to try some kind more exotic flavour of Linux, expect problem.

    AMD, being much more OpenSource friendly, it mean you can have the top notch 3D acceleration on basically anything, even Puppy Linux ( a ~200MiB Linux live distro), but if you're looking for more advanced features (like OpenCL of LLM support)... well, good luck with that: eventually, someday, they also will work (if meanwhile AMD don't drop support your card if too old).

    There's no perfect answer. Despite the flaws, people in the Linux community love AMD because they give drive support in the "Linux's way". Nvidia support is better, but it's the "Window's way", and you need to stick to the rules on what Nvidia consider "Linux" (which, for short, is "Canonical's Ubuntu")

  • Linux remains above 2% on the Steam Survey for June 2024
  • Depend on the flow, when the gaming industry row against it (ie: Epic store exclusivity to exclude Linux's support by indie develeopers, Anti-cheat that bar Linux support away) Linux adoption stay around 1% while sustaining the growth of PC gaming (it mean Linux keep growth together anyway).

    Now, with SteamDeck we have a situation where the "row against" is still there, albeit much lower because publisher AAA aren't too sure they want to be kept out SteamDeck's business.

    We still see how much fast Linux adoption will growth when the industry goes "neutral" (aka: do not go against with Anticheat)... and even when, someday maybe, they will just "support".

    So far now, Linux is going great if you consider AAA publisher did fail to sink it down (the only single big entity that openly support (not even exclusively) is Valve).

    When you go against the flow you look slow: but the energy behind you is double than anybody else.

  • Free Palworld update pushes Steam players up by 800%
  • Currently in the industry there are two ways to get the "big money" without resort on MTX and GaaS.

    1. "big day one selling carnival". With few exception with titles such as Skyrim and GTAV (which have multiple "day one" or duble-dip), this is how the AAA industry makes the big money: the very first days is where the publisher try to recover+earn money as whole. Later copies sold are mostly for bundles or special offer.

    2. Early Access program. That's where Palworld fall into. With few exceptions, this is the primary tool for indie developer that can't invest money in marketing "big day one carnival". It's safer because route because they don't to compete with the "day one carnival" from other AAA publisher. And can know straight away how much money they need to scale up (or down) their vision for the project (something WB couldn't have when they went the suicide squad route)

    Basically, for Palworld have success (or not) alter how the product scale the game itself will be.

  • Dead Game News: Response from the European Commission [companies shut down single player games you bought with always online DRM]
  • "Because people would stop buying their games!" [makes] "it’s perfectly legal"?

    That's your logic?

  • Dead Game News: Response from the European Commission [companies shut down single player games you bought with always online DRM]
  • Selling things with no warranty is perfectly legal.

    You seems unaware that most countries have consumer protection laws. They cover mandatory warranty, health and security protocols (for physical stuff) and all sort of laws against planned obsolescence, fair competition etc...etc.

    Just don’t buy from Ubisoft! It’s easy!

    If you're unaware that Ubisoft is going against consumer laws... well, of course you say so. Make yourself a question. If it's perfectly legal for Ubisoft to "shut down" phisical videogames you bought in the store: why isn't everybody doing so?

  • Fear Effect coming to PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC in 2025
  • To put the PS4 under strain, the production value should reach at the very minimum Red Dead Redemption II on PS4... I don't think this lowpoly PS1 cartoon looking redux is gonna get the same amount of investment as RDR2.

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