A Week of Sway

Mar 28, 2019
I’ve recently been using the Sway Wayland window manager/compositor and I figured I’d share some of my thoughts on it after a little over a week of use. Wayland has been long time coming but only fairly recently have we started to see Wayland compositors that are generally usable. There have been experimental compositors used mainly for testing, like Weston for example, but they haven’t really been fully usable as a day to day solution. Read more ...

Annoyances with Game Stores

Jan 29, 2019
I’ve occasionally complained on my livestreams about the state of the various online game stores that are out there and how they all carry annoying caveats that make it sometimes tricky to try and figure out where to get your games. However, a recent article on GOL made me decide to write down some of these thoughts of mine here on my blog. I am of course writing as a Linux customer exclusively, so I won’t be taking into consideration services like Uplay or Origin or Blizzard’s Battle. Read more ...

Proton and Linux ports and 'no Tux no Bux'

Jan 2, 2019
Note: When I refer to “native Linux gaming” in this post I mean officially supported Linux ports. I am a very staunch supporter of native Linux gaming and have been for years now. Like other people, in the earlier days of my Linux gaming experiences I too relied on Wine and even bought some games to play in Wine, but since the explosion of new releases that arrived to the platform with the launch of Steam for Linux, I grew to rely on Wine less and less and eventually stopped buying games to play on Wine, since I noticed that people like Feral Interactive, one of the biggest porting houses that make native ports for our platform, are negatively affected when people buy games before their ports are released. Read more ...

Artifact's CCG Lootboxes

Dec 6, 2018
Valve released their own collectible/trading card game Artifact somewhat recently to a moderate community backlash due to the game’s cost and additional in-game booster packs, which the player can buy to gain additional cards. The lootbox mechanic wasn’t exactly a surprise, considering the kind of game we are talking about, but due to AAA publishers pushing lootbox monetization into every video game imaginable, they don’t exactly have a fantastic reputation among gamers, as many see them as psychological manipulation and borderline gambling. Read more ...

Hello, Hugo

Dec 3, 2018
So, I decided to finally put together my own website. Took me a while to figure out which tools I wanted to use to make it happen, but after some thinking I settled onto Hugo, since it seems to be a fairly easy static site generator and I want to keep things light-weight. On this blog I am planning to write about all sorts of things that I can’t find any place for elsewhere, but in general I’ll be rambling about Linux, gaming, streaming and programming on this blog. Read more ...