This could be amazing. That article there. Know what it talks about?
Linux on Steam!….wait, I think I got that wrong.
Steam on Linux!
So why is this something which could be amazing? Well, I don’t know about you but for me at least I don’t use any software on Windows that doesn’t have a Linux version, and even switch across to Linux for some programs! Except, of course, Video Games.
Oh I do love me some video games. For a long time, only Windows was a viable choice for gaming. Wine and alternatives for Linux weren’t, and still aren’t, capable enough to play the majority of games available. Not even OSX was a valid option.
Then Steam released their OSX version. For you dirty dirty mac users (shame on you!) this brought a renaissance of sorts. Ports for Mac games…appeared! Became easily and readily available. And for those vile mac users, it was good. Still not all games are available for OSX, but more incentives and reasons exist to port and ports have and are happening.
But then people like me were left stuck dual booting Linux and Windows, just so we could enjoy us some video games. Here’s hoping this horrible era is drawing to a close!
Especially since Windows 8 is…Windows 8 and that isn’t a good thing. It is painfully apparent in how Desktop PCs and Gaming are getting shafted here. Shafted I say! I don’t get tablets or their use case or what purpose they serve at all, I have to do a ramble on this at some point.
Okay I don’t mind it so much (the era, Windows 8 and Tablets…I do mind), but having to switch over to Linux and not being able to do squat fun but browse the interwebs and wet ones whistle whilst waiting for a video to render sucks monkeys.
However, a wonderful little truth we all have to keep in our tiny mammalian brains here is that technically that entire article is hearsay, information being repeated. It could all be a lie, and wouldn’t pass in court. Except in the courts of my dreams…
So yeah, http://www.humblebundle.com/ for all your Humble Indie needs, in a Bundle.
Quote of the Day
“Pay what you want. If you bought these five games separately, it would cost around $50, but we’re letting you set the price!
All of the games work great on Mac, Windows, and Linux.
We don’t use DRM. When you buy these games, they are yours. Feel free to play them without an internet connection, back them up, and install them on all of your Macs and PCs freely. There is no time-limit on your downloads.
You can support charity. Choose exactly how your purchase is divided: Between the developers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, or the Child’s Play Charity. Also, if you like this deal, a tip to the Humble Bundle itself would be much appreciated!”
Humble Indie Bundle #3
Eversion is for sale on Steam for about £3.14 (10% off until 14th of June). It’s one of those Indie Games with a huge well-deserved rep, as it does what Indie Games do best: Takes a simple idea, perfects it and deconstructs it at the same time.
Essentially it’s Super Mario Bros written by H.P. Lovecraft. It looks and advertises itself as a Cute and Cuddly at first, and you do think “Oh great, a tacky Mario clone…”, then the real game begins. And Holy Shit, it begins.
I won’t spoil anything for y’all. Instead, I’m going to simply say you have to trust me on this one: There is a reason it comes with the warning “Not indicated for children or those of a nervous disposition”. If you have such a disposition I suggest you heed the warning.
Quote of the Day
“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.”
Call of Cthulhu – H.P Lovecraft