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Dirt Rally (PC, 2015) Single Player Linux native support (Feral Interactive)   No matter how much “realism” (How do you define realism? Is it same as making the game difficult?) exists in a driving simulator, it is still a video game...

If you have a dual boot system with Windows 10, chances are that common NTFS partitions (accessible from both Windows and Linux) are read-only from Linux. So you cannot use them from Linux like a native partition. This is a requirement especially if...

Ray Tracing

on Sep 13, 2018 in: Technology, Graphics

With launch of RTX cards by Nvidia, ray-tracing is suddenly the hottest technology in the market today. A technology which is not new, but efficient usage of the concept was science fiction even some years back. Ray tracing is rendering a scene real...

January, 2017 Pros: Superb game engine The game is technically polished. No engine failures, no crash/ freeze even on Linux (Steam client). Environment is very well-designed. Decals and particle physics are immersive. Fire plays an important part in...

Battle Royale games

on Sep 8, 2018

March 2017 The concept of last-man-standing in some of the recent games like PUBG and Fortnite does not make sense in context of reality. Why would I kill another human without a proper reason when clearly it is not a post-apocalyptic world and resou...

Game Difficulty vs AI

on Sep 8, 2018 in: Design

April 2017 In most games, difficulty does not vary the AI. The only things that change are max health and ammo, ammo pickups, and number of enemies spawning. Some difficulty modes may change the enemy health while some others also reduce number of sa...

UEFI increases the complexity of setting up a dual/ multi-boot OS system. For OEM systems, it might make sense since Windows is often the only OS there, but for custom built systems, this is a farce. Something which should be simple is made complex s...

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