>"the year's most popular games are headed to steamOS"
>PC games are going to be on PC
wow what a shock
>tfw Linux is getting more and more gaems
>tfw will finally be able to leave Windows behind within the next few years
>Hotline Miami 2
Feels good. More major games means more popularity means better hardware and software support.
You buy licenses, not games, to play the games through Steam. Most games will be impossible to play without Steam installed and connected to Steam (you need to connect at least once to play offline). It's a DRM platform, plain and simple.
Exceptions like System Shock 2 and Recettear but only because they don't have Steam integrated, just have a separate middleman launcher for the Steam version.
>You buy licenses, not games, to play the games through Steam.
You do that regardless of what platform the game is delivered from.
>It's a DRM platform, plain and simple.
It does multiple things, it doesn't only do DRM and it doesn't even necessarily do DRM, which is why I asked in the first place.
>I don't need Direct X 12
Fucking moron, go back to your welfare machine and eating macaroni and cheese with ketchup for dinner every night in your studio apartment.
>backlog of 150 games+
>rather weak sale
>will still buy 3-4 games
Not without Direct X 12, faggot. Enjoy being in the stone age with OpenGL.
>You need to log on to play them. That's DRM.
Only games that use steamworks. It's up to the developer to use steamworks or not
You buy a license to play a game no matter what. It is illegal to say you own a game unless you actually buy the IP from its owners. Whether you get it from Steam, GOG, or retail, it is just a license to play a game that somebody else owns. As for playing games without Steam, you buy the game knowing full-well you need Steam to play it. If you don't want to use Steam, buy the game from somewhere else or download an external launcher. And Steam can be started in offline mode.
I already switched and rarely dual boot. Last time I used windows was Dark Souls 2 and next time will be GTA 5. I play steam games and emulate, also wine. Beat Stalker in wine without any problems.
Sorry, I can't understand you with that dick in your mouth.
>buy a physical copy
>can't play it without using the uplay/steam/origin code in the box
>Beat Stalker in wine without any problems.
> be 2015
> still no DirectX10 support
> directx10 was released in 2007
> be 2025
> still no DirectX11 support
> DirectX10 support is still slow as shit
WINE needs to leave
>GTA V will be Windows only
>Rockstar cucking freetards and steamdrones
enjoy your irrelevant gayming OS
it's one of the only Early Access games I've not regretted purchasing a single bit. it feels pretty complete right now and will get even bigger and better.
>Games that were already on Linux getting SteamOS support
Wargame is pretty fun I guess
Yeah, beta that's what I thought. Did have it installed on my old PC, still waiting for a full release though.
November though? I thought it was coming out sooner than that.
Well supposedly Steam Machines, Steam Controllers, Steam Link and the HTC Vive are to be officially released in November so I'm guessing SteamOS will also only be released officially in November
yes yes yes abso-fucking-lutely yes
it's the only early access game I've ever purchased and it's 100% worth it
This is exactly where I stand right now.
>"Look at all these games I have, better get cra- Oh man a new sale looks like I need to burn some money anyway."
Like the most I'm probably getting is my NEVER EVER Pass for GTA V but I might pick up Hotline Miami and Issac Rebirth
geometry wars 3 any good? i've been thinking about it, but not sure if i should just wait for the summer sale and hope it goes lower, or if this is as low as it'll be until winter or next year.
>It's exactly the same game, but graphically optimised.
and some questionable art style choices. watch the comparison video gamespot did on youtube
you hate video games.
It already has around 2000 games and continues to grow. It's not enough to switch over yet but it will be in a couple years, especially with Valve pushing Linux gaming this hard.
>I haven't booted my Windows partition in a year
>tfw every windows exclusive thing I want to run works on the latest versions of Wine
>tfw I won't even need Wine for a lot of shit anymore with Microsoft bringing C# and .NET to Linux
Fucking glorious times for Linux users.
>Microsoft bringing C# and .NET to Linux
Wat? Why would they do anything to help Linux?
I will. I haven't enjoyed a AAA game in years. But they will eventually come to Linux too.
How butthurt will console fags be when GTA V finally comes to PC?
>that sweet price on Arkham Knight
If Rockstar delays GTA V again I think I'll cancel my pre-order and get Arkham Knight instead, and on top of it still have some change to get something else.
>you need to install DRM: THE OS (based on a secure NSA approved version of GNU / Loonix seriously look this up) to play videogames in the future
>fuck you if you actually use your pc for other stuff
Meh, well I suppose you fellas are still better than macfags.
some of these games are not on sale.
don't call it a sale when things are not actually on sale
just say "look at these games coming to steam os! also here's a discount on some of them"
don't trick me by calling it the big "STEAMOS SALE" and then present me with video games that are not actually reduced in price.
fuck you gabe
>Why would they do anything to help Linux?
You don't even know. They've been sponsors for a shitload of Linux events lately, and were even the top contributer to the Linux kernel at one point.
Linux has been useful as fuck for Microsoft, and they've been even using Linux for their own servers with things like Skype and Azure. The move to make .NET and C# open source is probably a move to get more developers interested in working with them, and in general getting their own tools working on Linux.
I bought resident evil 5 today on steam, even cheaper than them key sites.
My first RE game and I'm having fun.
Hope I can get one of my friend to buy it too, sheva can't aim or manage items for shit.
I prefer using linux for most things, but game support on it is still shit. Even steamos games usually run better on windows.
linux is best for typical use, but I don't think windows and mac will be replaced anytime soon as far as games and professional software goes.
I bought Il2 sturmovik battle of stalingrad because it is half price and has been on my wishlist for ages.
>I never thought Microsoft would help anyone but themselves
bro do you even know what you are saying
>sponsor for all these
> Tech moguls have also joined the Ebola fight with hefty donations to go towards research and supplies. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen donated $100 million in October to help buy aid worker supplies, training, and launch a crowdfunding site, TackleEbola.
> WiderNet Project Receives Donation from Microsoft to Aid African Universities
> Microsoft Gives PhotoDNA Image Matching Software To Law Enforcement To Aid In Child Pornography Investigations
> Microsoft founder Bill Gates was one of the first private foundations among many bilateral donors to provide seed money for the project
and so on
microsoft is the good hearted company of the world
They're helping themselves out a bit, since like I said, a lot of servers for Skype and Azure and shit run on Linux, and by opening any changes they make to the kernel, it also gets other, non-Microsoft people to fine-tune or add features to their code, which they can use in their own servers. It's a win-win situation.
>And why would Microsoft care about a rival mobile OS?
The funny thing is, they make more money off of Android than they do their own mobile OS through patent bullshit. A lot of mobile companies pay Microsoft for licenses for shit they include that Microsoft "supposedly" has patents for.
>le ms is evil meme
From personal experience MS has always been pretty nice. They have host events to teach kids how to code, my brother got an entire Pro dev suite from MS back when that cost about 1K or so.
Their ex-ceo have been working in projects to save mankind as a whole.
Apple however fucking hates people.
MS has a well documented history of anti-consumer and unethical business practices. Steve Balmer in particular is a piece of human garbage.
That being said, they probably aren't worse than any corporation.
Overly broad patents are a thing. A lot of patents have questionable applicability, but nobody wants to go through a lawsuit for it, since it's easier, and less costly, to just pay the licenses a company demands.
I meant business-wise. I am surprised because they tried to make it very difficult to dual-boot multiple operating systems with Windows 8 and UEFI's secure boot "feature". I am fully aware of their philanthropic efforts.
Google in contrast host piracy in their directories, which I guess is good for fedora tiping manchildren everywhere, abuses of the few people who pay publicity campaigns on them in the most nefarious of ways, infringes patents like a motherfucker, and evades taxation at ludicrous levels.
The only non evil things google have created are google fiber, and google glass.
>anti-consumer and unethical business practices
To be honest I am not so fully aware to cite examples by heart, but they have done important bits.
As for anti-consumer I can't really tell.
>Google in contrast host piracy in their directories
You don't host piracy just by linking to them.
>which I guess is good for fedora tiping manchildren everywhere
And poorfags stuck with the massive money-sink that is American colleges. Thanks for helping me pirate my textbooks, Google.
But where is the OS Valve?
WHERE IS THE OS?
>opinions can never be formed after experiencing said thing
This is why /v/ is such a shit board to discuss video games; its users are stupid as fuck.
the console-computer will rise again!
it hasn't been that low before so i think you made a good deal
Picked up XCOM complete and bitcher 1. Shadow warrior from kinguin before that. Yesterday was serious sam complete pack. Manhunt and Midnight club 2 from amazon sale too. King's Bounty pack the day before that. I may have a problem.
Is shadowgrounds pack worth it?
> WINE still doesn't support 10 let alone 10.1 or 11
It has since at least 1.7.13. Stable probably doesn't as it's still 1.6, but if you want the most up-to-date shit, use the development version.
Great for development
Can make most of your pc resources
That said, depend son what you are working on, I see a lot of people using win emulators for iOS and Distros.
So unless you are into coding, and hardcore piracy, I dunno lol.
Different reasons for everyone. People like the speed, customizability, security, stability, and other shit.
For me it's the customizability, speed, and in general the whole Unix-like system. Plus the terminal is a fucking useful tool, unlike cmd or PowerShell.
so if i 'own' a game on steam do i have to buy a different copy for steamOS?
im confused and retarded, please spoonfeed
you have to learn to shrek yourself or else you'll rek yourself
So, Should I adquire Dreamfall Chapters now or wait for summer?
It's a different system. A lot of people like it for the speed and security, along with it seeming like a better alternative than the Windows versions that Microsoft has been putting out lately, but like anything, it has its pros and cons, and whether or not it's "better" is up to personal opinion.
I'm of the opinion it definitely is better for my needs, but a lot of people would not really find Linux to be "for them". The only way to really find out if you'd truly like it is to try it, go into it with an open mind, and be able to learn things.
Imagine all these millions of dollars of charity were given to north american cities for infrastructure and public development and overseen actual accountability for their use instead of being flushed down the drain into Africa to be served up as a smorgasbord of aid dollars and medical supplies to African warlords.
Detroit might even be made liveable again.
I'm tempted by RE5. I own it retail, but i'd quite like it on steam since the gold edition content should be coming out for it soon.
But knowing capcom that'll probably be paid DLC, so i think i'll wait.
Steam can't just be Linux with Steam pre installed. There is no way. Its going to be a Linux based completely redesigned OS, right? What we have now is just a beta and not anything close to what SteamOS is going to be. Yeah?
If not, I'm completely confused as to the point of SteamOS.
>Steam can't just be Linux with Steam pre installed.
It's really just an OS optimized around Steam. In some ways, yes, it's just Linux with Steam pre-installed, but it's really not that simple.
>If not, I'm completely confused as to the point of SteamOS.
It's basically just to be the OS for your "game console". Shit like Steam boxes will just be shit like Living Room computers you control with their controller.
The other point is basically their agenda of shifting the monopoly Windows has on PC gaming to Linux.
being an idort is truly great
>bought gta 5 for ps3 on release day
>sold it for $50 to some retard on craigslist right before ps4 released
>buy ps4 version when it released
>still gonna get the PC version
Pretty much this. I switch linux distros every couple of months on my ancient laptop just to see what I like. In general most distros boot much faster and use less resources allowing me to do more with limited hardware. The added benefit is many come prepackaged with better software for the kinds of I use my laptop to do. It can't game for shit but that really wasn't an option even with windows.
be smart when purchasing uninteresting games
You vote with your dollar.
I didn't buy Evolve because of 2Ks DLC practices. I got a decent amount of entertainment from the alpha and beta, but I'm not going to support a company that's furthering the anti-consumer movement in video games.
Some people might feel the same way about Borderlands writing.
If you support a company that does things you don't like, you're telling them that it's okay that they're doing things that you don't like. You should always consider the implications of your purchase, but todays gamer does not, which is why we have such low quality shit with publishers nickel and diming every chance they get.
They also wrote a window manager that helps deal with games that start in windowed mode. When you open a game, it either takes the whole screen or the WM adjusts the view in such a way that the game appears to be fullscreen. You can of course change the settings to make it the right res and be properly fullscreen, but at the surface it just looks like a console game would.
Other things to look at include their kernel branch (has additional controller support, etc.) as well as a branch of Mesa for FOSS driver support:
>viruses are almost non existent
Which is why Linux is great for grandma who likes to log on Facebook every now and then, but if you hope to get anything done or play games, Windows is the clear choice.
ok guys, I can only buy one: Crypt of the Necrodancer or Hotline Miami 2
which should it be
I got banned last week for mentioning a sale on a website that wasn't steam. Didn't even put a link. Just said a certain game was available for a certain price.
>IT'S OKAY WHEN STEAM DOES IT
I think the branch might just be outdated. It may be worth looking at the SteamOS logs themselves; depending on how upstream has been doing they might just be migrating back to that.
Latest SteamOS release:
And that's the attitude that has made the industry what it is today. You're part of the problem, or perhaps you just don't care, like the obese americans who shovel low quality food from McDonalds down their gullet.
There is research that shows people who are good at delaying gratification are happier and more successful people in life. You should look into it.
Weird that Ground Zeroes apparently isn't getting a port.
Did Valve show anything about it at GDC?
Yes, they are not Windows-exclusive anymore. It's like, if Uncharted was ported to XBOX, someone like you said, "oh gee console game came out for consoles." PC games are steadily losing PC exclusivity due to Valve and NVidia's anti-Microsoft trickery.
I double checked this and booted up my devkit, seems the current Mesa revision is 10.1.6-steamos. So yeah, it is pretty old.
There was recently a regression in Mesa that caused one of my games to break pretty hard, but I think that's since been fixed... and even then, there were a number of revisions between the SteamOS revision and that bug, so I'm not sure what's up.
At least the blob drivers are relatively new I guess.
except they're not, if you buy one copy of off steam it will work on all the OS'
or else pic related wouldn't be displayed
That is loss of Windows exclusivity right there. Why are you pretending to be stupid? "PC games" used to mean "Windows games." Not anymore. That's the point. It's a very big deal.
It's an orbital physics simulator with a steep learning curve unless you either know anything about orbital mechanics or download cheats.
The Witcher 2 is vastly improved over the first game, especially combat.
While I do admire your optimism I just don't see it happening anytime soon.
Windows hold on Desktop PCs is too big to be overcome within just a few years. More games will certainly help, but its just not going to be worth it until you get ALL games and proper driver support for more than just your GPU
and even that is a struggle sometimes
>have to wait til november to join pc master race
Feels bad man
Apple is still a fucking PC. If it runs on a desktop or laptop computer with x86 architecture, it's a fucking PC. It's not a smartphone or tablet or embedded system or anything like that. The only difference is OS and price (Apple hardware is like any other PC hardware, but for twice the price).
Transistor is fucking great is what it is. Bastion was crap, I have no idea why people liked it, but Transistor was seriously good. Apart form the ending, which was decent at best.
Most of these games are cheaper all year round on Kinguin.