I've been using an M1 MacBook Pro for a few days:
* the TouchBar(TM) remains a stupid gimmick, I'm glad they separated the Esc key and Power/fingerprint sensor
* it's nice and smooth, even with Intel binaries
* Apple's dev environment continues to frustrate me, and I'm not even trying to use Xcode
* stereo separation on the built-in speakers is fantastic, they sound really good
Impatiently waiting for Apple to get around to releasing a real Pro machine that can handle at least 32GB of RAM though.
Our simple guide to Steam Play and Proton has been updated, it's overhauled the section on adding non-Steam games https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2019/07/a-simple-guide-to-steam-play-valves-technology-for-playing-windows-games-on-linux
GOG are giving away Syberia I & II: https://www.gog.com/?pp=b2a10a6c3dcadb10c8ffd734c1bab896d55cf0ec (partner)
RT from Brad Frost (@brad_frost)
My friend played a Halloween prank on his wife with his smart home.
But it turns out he set it to repeat and can't figure out how to turn it off. So for the last 8 months, every Saturday night at 11:50PM their lights dim and turn red while Thriller starts playing.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/brad_frost/status/1401389221487820802
Itch is hosting a huge Indie bundle for Palestinian Aid https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/06/itch-is-hosting-a-huge-indie-bundle-for-palestinian-aid #GameBundle #Itch.io #Charity #Meta
Don't be fooled by Google's attempts at privacy washing. Notice not one announcement says Google is going to collect less data about its users. Misleading by design might be a better catch phrase.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1397187449974099976
Join @WomeninAIEthics tomorrow, along w/our own @catehstn, for the #RethinkAI summit, shining a spotlight on multi-disciplinary experts who are building ethical technologies & tools for more diverse, inclusive, & ethical AI/tech future.
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1396825063098392579
God i just love more ads in things I've paid for https://gizmodo.com/get-ready-for-in-car-ads-1846888390
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/internetofshit/status/1394112965616484353
Are you a #gamedev? Check out the Royalty-Free RPG Game Development Assets bundle: https://www.humblebundle.com/software/royalty-free-rpg-game-dev-assets-software?partner=gamingonlinux&charity=12277 (partner)
I've passed the half-way mark on porting Skelly from Löve2D and Lua to Pygame and Python 3. I've decided to go for it because Python is (for me at least) a much better development/debugging environment.
The biggest amount of coding is going to have nothing to do with the game engine anyway, so I might as well use my preferred language, right?
The Python "Arcade" library looks *very* interesting: https://arcade.academy/
Lua's easy enough (and fast) but I'm happier developing in Python... wish I'd know about this before starting Skelly.
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