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Diablo 4 is coming to Steam on October 17th
4 October 2023 at 8:07 pm UTC Likes: 13

It requires always online for single player. This'll be a hard sell on deck.

ΔV: Rings of Saturn is a game for real space nerds - out now
22 July 2023 at 2:51 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: emphyNot a fan of the dlc-spamming. Especially at release (and even during the early access?).

All the DLC aside from the OST is AI art packs. The developer has vehemently defended this decision. While the base game is fun this has personally made me not want to play it.

Asus announce the ROG Ally gaming handheld
4 April 2023 at 11:53 am UTC Likes: 3

Per the Linus video it's double the performance at 35W and about 50% more performance at 15W TDP.

No word on lower TDPs but in combination with the much higher screen resolution and 120hz VRR it's probably going to chew through battery.

Intel announces 13th Gen mobile processors, plus 65-watt and 35-watt desktop processors
3 January 2023 at 4:59 pm UTC Likes: 2

I like it. Intel is really providing options for low power and budget users where AMD is providing none. I am sick of the trend that AMD and Nvidia have of only making top tier parts and then waiting upwards of a year before selling lower end variants on the same generation.

If you use PolyMC for Minecraft you should switch away now
18 October 2022 at 12:25 pm UTC Likes: 16

Quoting: superboybotI think the only reason the community is rallying around this is because of the politics of it.

We've seen developers throw temper tantrums before and their products end up with malware. There was an NPM package which wiped the data of russians who used it and the community then rightfully reacted with the same urgency they did now. Even though the left is generally in favor of Ukraine (or at least against countries being invaded).

When you're using a system that has the potential for auto update it's important that the developers of it prove themselves as hinged. PolyMC's dev demonstrated unhinged behavior.

JSAUX announce their new Steam Deck Dock with an M.2 SSD slot
5 September 2022 at 3:30 pm UTC Likes: 5

They've made 4 SD docks and still no displayport output...

The Zachtronics Solitaire Collection releases September 6
2 September 2022 at 12:41 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Pit
Quoting: natis1Are you boycotting Valve? If so I'm curious why...
I just don't rent/lease games there, I want to buy (and own without restrictions).

I don't think you can own games on any platform, at least with my country's laws, maybe yours are different. But most (95% probably) indie games on steam are completely DRM free. If they need steamworks for anything you can drop in a foss replacement like Goldberg and run them anywhere. If they don't need steamworks you can make a file called steam_appid.txt and run them anywhere.

I know steam does offer a DRM but I don't see it commonly used. The PC gaming wiki has a list of like 5000 games that have been manually verified to be drm free on steam.

The Zachtronics Solitaire Collection releases September 6
1 September 2022 at 9:21 am UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Pit
QuoteIt will be available on Steam.

If that is the final word it would be a clear step back (and make it the Zachtronics game I don't buy....).
Are you boycotting Valve? If so I'm curious why...

Mojang rolls out Player Chat Reporting into Minecraft Java
1 August 2022 at 1:55 pm UTC Likes: 3

Apparently it can be exploited by letting you add fake messages to make the other person look worse. Here's a proof of concept: github.com/nodusclient/gaslight

VRChat adds Easy Anti-Cheat, community not happy but Linux and Steam Deck work fine
29 July 2022 at 3:18 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: TheRiddickWhats a bad mod? well you can make mods that crash peoples computers! lmao

This is apparently a misconception. Game crashes are caused by uploading and using corrupt avatars. EAC doesn't prevent users from doing this because it's not a client mod. There were anti crashing mods that would detect and not load corrupt avis that are no longer usable