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The incredible pixel-smashing game Noita got a huge free update
13 April 2024 at 5:43 pm UTC

Quoting: hardpenguinPlayed it for a bit but it is just too difficult to me, I'll stick to Terraria :p
It does get easier as you become more familiar with both the enemies and the OP wands you can build. I have about a 1 in 4 win rate these days. But yep, it's an unforgiving game, for sure. But there's just so much to it, it's incredible value if you cross that threshold from frustration to fun.

The first handheld to use PlaytronOS is some Web3 thing - the SuiPlay0x1
13 April 2024 at 10:42 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: PenglingTimely video about NFT/crypto/Web 3.0-gaming from the excellent Jauwn, who covers these things from the perspective of an actual gamer.
Jesus. That's an eye opener.

Proton Experimental brings lots of bug fixes, controller support in a few launchers
12 April 2024 at 4:11 pm UTC Likes: 1

That was NOT a game title I was expecting, but I'm sure it really benefits from its now-working audio.

Cave-diving action roguelite UnderMine 2 announced by Thorium
12 April 2024 at 3:55 pm UTC Likes: 1

Loved the first game, and this looks like a nice upgrade on the same formula. Shame there's no release date yet!

The first handheld to use PlaytronOS is some Web3 thing - the SuiPlay0x1
11 April 2024 at 8:59 am UTC Likes: 10

Quoting: tarmo888It's amusing that all the blockchain/NFT haters are already yelling "scam", but they aren't even accepting payments yet. Who exactly is getting scammed?
Investors.

As for "NFT haters", I think you mean "normal people". Nothing wrong with blockchain per se, but it's most commonly associated with burning the planet via proof of work, and it'll take a long time to shift perception on that.

Explicit GPU Synchronization for Xwayland now merged
9 April 2024 at 11:47 pm UTC

Quoting: Pikolo
Quoting: SpurlosI wonder if every bit will fail in the right place for the OS like Ubuntu 24.04 LTS to get it working, or people who are stuck with LTS releases would have to wait for another two years to get everything in the main repos?
I'm afraid this is too late for 24.04 - maybe for 24.10?
It'll probably make 24.10, but the damage will be done in terms of LTS support. That's the biggest drawback of the LTS approach, although I was a big advocate until a couple of years ago. The stability was epic, and you still got decent updates through PPA updates. But not all the shiny updates, sadly. Maybe they'll backport, but it's more likely to go on hold, at least until they do that HWE update thing they pitch every year or so.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 41: The Worm Turns
9 April 2024 at 11:42 pm UTC Likes: 3

One of the last games I ever bought for my Spectrum was called Fat Worm Blows a Sparky. Nope, nothing to do with the article, or Linux. Just putting it out there.

Cozy Space Survivors is a sweet time survival roguelite in space
4 April 2024 at 9:21 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Purple Library GuyWell, I wishlisted it, and downloaded the demo, and went to play it, and it said I should use a controller. I don't have one so I guess I'm not going to get the game when it comes out.
Yeah, it's literally just movement. Arrow keys would work. I did use my Dualsense personally though - I don't remember the game telling me to use a controller, but Steam itself did (you can disable that prompt if you want).

Cozy Space Survivors is a sweet time survival roguelite in space
4 April 2024 at 6:10 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: simonschreibtThe good thing abount my game: It's short! So it will be easy to finish in 2-4h (including all achievements) and feel the satisfaction of getting something off the pile of shame. :)

I noticed the run ending after 10 minutes and I was like "nooooo! I'm so adorably powerful now!!!!", but in hindsight, the shorter run is great for pick-up-and-play moments. Very satisfying to play, especially those final two minutes when the big enemies starting literally pouring towards you. Really enjoyed this.

Cozy Space Survivors is a sweet time survival roguelite in space
3 April 2024 at 5:00 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Purple Library GuyWow, that's just adorably violent.
Big Brotato-vibes. Space-tato! I'll be picking this up when it's out. Looks awesome. Just hope I remember... I'll wishlist it, but my wishlist is, well, goddam, it's big.

[Edit - played the demo today and yep, this is awesome. Not only do the movement and shooting feel great, and the upgrades familiar and fun, but the whole theme is just immensely wholesome. Definite insta-buy on release]