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IdleOnehttp://blogs.valvesoftware.com/linux/steamd-penguins/ games!02:47
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jussiIdleOne: games rock - Im pretty happy valve has finally gone that way09:58
DJonesThere's only one game playing though...Minecraft :)10:01
DJoness/game playing/game worth playing/10:01
jussiDJones: lol, you have been hanging out with popey too long...10:05
DJonesIn defence of popey, I've not seen him play Minecraft for weeks10:06
jussihe plays it vicariously through his kids...10:07
popeybusy coding10:07
popeydecided I wouldn't play till I had some code finished10:07
jussiSo do we think that steam will actually bring some big names titles to ubuntu?10:17
DJonesThats definatly not a question for me, I haven't got a clue about games steam have released/distribute, apart from minecraft, I've not bought a game for about 10 years10:23
popeyjussi, well there's already all the recent humble bundle ones which are mostly on steam10:23
popeyso if you already bought those you can install them easily via steam10:24
jussipopey: yeah, Im kind of more talking about the super popular mainstream titles10:25
popeytime will tell10:25
jussiinterested to see whether stuff you see out there being advertised will make it to Ubuntu10:25
jussipopey: this is true :P10:26
popeyi expect so, after a while10:26
DJonesHmmh, Actually, I've just realised, my game buying days seem to have gone around the same time I started going with my (now) wife..........10:27
AlanBellis there some kind of reference specification for running steam games?10:28
jussiTBH I havent bought a game since I found civ3 at a garage sale a couple of years back10:28
jussiAlanBell: good question, Im not sure.10:29
AlanBellwith consoles like the PS2 or wii the designers know the spec and frame rate it can do etc because they are all the same10:29
jussiAlanBell: true, but how do the PC creators do it?10:30
AlanBellwell I know for doom and quake you could turn down the resolution, but I haven't played any PC games since that era realy10:30
jussiI think they can still do that10:31
AlanBellI know games can be quite taxing because there are gaming PCs that are high end still10:31
AlanBellyou can set up flight simulators with multiple monitors, probably other games too10:32
jussiflight sims are not an issue on linux though, as the best one you can buy is native linux10:33
jussi(and anyone who tries to tell me ms flight is the best shouldreally go try xplane, which equips flight sims that you can actually earn hours on...)10:34
AlanBellI have only played flightgear10:35
jussiits ok, ish, but Xplane is the industry leader.10:35
* popey notes flight sims don't feature in.. http://digitalbattle.com/2012/02/21/top-10-highest-grossing-video-games-ever/10:45
popeynor http://www.videogamesblogger.com/2011/07/26/top-10-steam-games-of-2011-so-far-usa.htm10:46
popeyor http://store.steampowered.com/#topsellers10:46
jussipopey: however, I would wager a bet that if you took flights sims combined sales over their life, they would be among the top sellers. ie. MS Flight has been around for 20 odd years...11:09
jussiso flight sims are like a long term investment :)11:10
AlanBelldunno, I think they probably cater to a fairly specific audience though11:17
AlanBellmore people in total can play angry birds and get something out of it than a flightsim11:17
jussitrue that11:22
jussia specific, but loyal and cashed up audience11:22
popeywho buy one expensive app every few years11:22
jussipopey: no11:23
popeyrelative to casual gamers, yes11:23
jussipopey: there are lot of addons that people buy, new aeroplanes, new terrain, cities etc.11:23
jussiits not just the game itsself11:23
popeysure, there's dlc11:23
popeyhow does this look? (the bottom one) http://popey.com/~alan/onair.png ?12:42
popeynice and simple imo12:43
AlanBellI like it12:43
jussipopey: yeah, me too, its nice12:46
popeythanks chaps12:46
popey(I didnt make it)12:47
PiciThe CoF on the right looks out of place on the bottom one imho.12:48
popeyit does a little..12:48
MrChrisDruifpopey; I think I prefer the top one12:48
MrChrisDruifBut that is just feeling, I can't describe why I prefer it over the other. Probably less obstrusive12:49
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