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w00tage: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition arrives on Linux on November 5th | GamingOnLinux

October 15, 2019


It's been quite a long wait but finally, we're getting a native release for SOTR! :)

The first two Tomb Raider ports from Feral were absolutely perfect, so there's no reason that this one won't be. I'll be picking it up and playing it non-stop on 11/5 after it's been released.

Feral Interactive have finally confirmed the Linux release date for Shadow of the Tomb Raider after announcing it for Linux back in November last year.

Source: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition arrives on Linux on November 5th | GamingOnLinux


Chiaki, an open source PlayStation 4 Remote Play client is out and it works on Linux | GamingOnLinux

September 30, 2019


Finally, a working remote play client! If you don't want an appimage, the source builds just fine on bionic or disco.


Streaming is all the rage now right? How about streaming your PlayStation 4 to your Linux box using Chiaki, a new open source Remote Play client.

Source: Chiaki, an open source PlayStation 4 Remote Play client is out and it works on Linux | GamingOnLinux


OtherOS "Settlement"

September 23, 2019


"Class Members will be eligible to receive a cash payment up to $65 per valid
claim, the exact amount of which will depend on how many valid claims are submitted."

Actual result: $3.02

It's interesting how, after so many valid complaints, the government does absolutely NOTHING about enforcing any kind of truth-in-advertising laws, and as always, the shark-in-the-caviar-pool approach wins.

Truly, the best way to become rich in the US is by cheating a very large group of people out of something worth a relatively low amount.

Kind of like Kickstarter predators.

Thanks a lot, Sony.


Shenmue 3 backers will have 2 weeks to get a refund | PC Gamer

September 9, 2019


Starting in mid-September.

Source: Shenmue 3 backers will have 2 weeks to get a refund | PC Gamer

Re-posting this for any friends who might've not heard yet somehow - if you backed for PC+physical release, you'll be getting a copy of the Epic Game Store on a CD with a code to download the game.

We all know that's not a physical release, that's a cop-out - the entire purpose of a physical release is so your game retains its value after the online store even if the store it's from goes away.

My Dreamcast Mue 1 still works. My PS4 Mue3 will still work, long after PSN stops supporting the PS4. (How are those original XBox game downloads doing btw?)


Beta Testing

August 4, 2019


It's pretty fun to get to try out games before they get released. :)

The next Outbreak:Epidemic update is gonna be quite awesome.


505 Doesn't Publish Games (apparently)

July 21, 2019


So if you've been following along, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was supposed to have a native Linux release - which was cancelled due to unspecified "middleware" problems. No refunds were offered or given, and people who asked were directed to the online forum operated by 505 Inc.

I filed a complaint with the CA DOJ over the publisher's behavior, and got this response from them, which says some surprising things:

1 - 505 claims to "not be a party" to the Kickstarter, despite being responsible for delivering rewards, and so I should have to sue Iga directly if I want a refund (which is of course impossible as I am American and he is in Japan);

2 - They claim that they PUBLISH NO GAMES!

3 - They claim that since the game runs (and use MY instructions as evidence) that the promise has been met, despite it being unsupported.

While it should go unsaid that I will never buy anything from 505 ever again, it's quite disgusting to see them try to take credit for the game but simultaneously claim to be nothing but a distributor.