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    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from GamingOnLinux

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Thursday, 23 December - 15:14 · 1 minute

It's that time of the year again. 2021 is nearly over after what feels like the longest year ever so let's all hope for a better 2022 shall we? COVID-19 sadly continues being a big issue worldwide, so we hope you're all staying safe.

For Linux gaming, it was quite a year with so many announcements it's been hard to keep track of it all. The Steam Deck announcement being the biggest thing to happen this year of course, followed by Easy Anti-Cheat and BattlEye updates that were quite exciting. A couple of other favourites from this year:

For 2022, things are going to be both exciting and scary for Linux gaming. So much hinges on how the Steam Deck launch goes and if it will be a success or not. We're still a few months away yet and no doubt Valve have plenty more upgrades for Steam and Proton up their sleeves. We've no idea when we will be able to do our own direct Steam Deck coverage, as after the delay our reservation is currently sat on Q2 2022.

We'll be taking our usual end of year holiday break so expect us to be pretty quiet for the next week or so. Time to put our own feet up, grab a controller and catch up on some gaming. We may be doing some livestreams though, so be sure to follow us on Twitch and keep an eye on our Twitter for announcements!

If you need help with Linux and / or gaming - remember to hop on over to our Forum , as answered posts get picked up by the mighty search engines whereas they don't for other popular real-time chat areas. Although we do have plenty of other places to hangout and chat to other Linux gamers like Discord , Telegram , Matrix , IRC .

A big big thank you to all readers, supporters and helpers over the last year.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Peace and Love.

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    Diving deep into Briar (and Monal)

    debacle · pubsub.movim.eu / berlin-xmpp-meetup · Friday, 8 October - 18:05 edit

Diving deep into Briar (and Monal)

We are very happy to have Nico Alt from The Briar Project with us, who will give a talk Diving deep into Briar: a closer look at its internals If everything works well, the talk will be streamed over media.ccc.de. Briar is a secure messaging technology based on peer-to-peer communications with no centralized servers.

Also we will welcome a special guest, Thilo Molitor‎ from Monal, who will explain how Monal works and can answer questions. Monal is a "fast, friendly and free" Jabber/XMPP client for iOS and MacOS.

When? Wednesday, 2021-10-13 18:00 CEST (always 2ⁿᵈ Wednesday of every month)

Where?xHain hack+makespace, Grünberger Str. 16, 10243 Berlin (as formerly)

See you then!

If you watch the live stream, you may ask questions in our non-physical room (xmpp:berlin-meetup@conference.conversations.im?join). Streaming URL and other information will also be passed there.

#jabber #xmpp #community #xhain #freesoftware #berlin #meetup #federation #briar #securemessaging #monal #ios #macos

UPDATED COVID-19 RULES: To enter xHain, you must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or recovered ("2G"), with certificate. See Hygiene concept xHain.

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    Jabber and Football

    debacle · pubsub.movim.eu / berlin-xmpp-meetup · Monday, 6 September - 08:03 edit

Jabber and Football

This time, we will enjoy socialising and talking about this and that and XMPP and Jabber and Football. We meet outside of xHain using their chairs on the pavement. You may bring your own drinks and snacks,

If you are not interested into football at all, you can still join us. You will not be the only normal person.

When? Wednesday, 2021-09-08 18:00 CEST (always 2ⁿᵈ Wednesday of every month)

Where? Pavement in front of xHain hack+makespace, Grünberger Str. 16, 10243 Berlin (as formerly)

See you then!

Or join our non-physical room (xmpp:berlin-meetup@conference.conversations.im?join)!

#jabber #xmpp #community #xhain #freesoftware #berlin #meetup #federation #fediverse #football

COVID-19: If someone needs to enter xHain, they should be vaccinated, tested, or recovered. Tests can be performed anonymously on the spot, if needed. They needs to wear a cloth mask, too.

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    August meeting

    debacle · pubsub.movim.eu / berlin-xmpp-meetup · Monday, 9 August - 07:29 edit

August meeting

Last minute change: We meet at 19:00 hrs CEST online, see our MUC for the Jitsi meeting! Sorry!

This time, we will enjoy socialising and talking about this and that and XMPP. We meet outside of xHain using their chairs on the pavement. You may bring your own drinks and snacks,

We probably will talk about the new Profanity release 0.11.0, too!

If someone needs to enter xHain, they needs either a negative Corona test result or vaccination certificate. Tests can be performed anonymously, if needed. They needs to wear a cloth mask, too.

When? Wednesday, 2021-08-11 18:00 CEST (always 2ⁿᵈ Wednesday of every month)

Where? Pavement in front of xHain hack+makespace, Grünberger Str. 16, 10243 Berlin (as formerly)

See you then!

Or join our non-physical room (xmpp:berlin-meetup@conference.conversations.im?join)!

#jabber #xmpp #community #xhain #freesoftware #berlin #meetup #federation #fediverse #profanity

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    debacle · pubsub.movim.eu / berlin-xmpp-meetup · Monday, 12 July, 2021 - 11:11

We'll Meet Again, in real life!

This time, we will enjoy socialising and talking about this and that and XMPP. We meet outside of xHain using their chairs on the pavement. You may bring your own drinks and snacks,

If someone needs to enter xHain, they needs either a negative Corona test result or vaccination certificate. Tests can be performed anonymously, if needed. They needs to wear a cloth mask, too.

When? Wednesday, 2021-07-14 18:00 CEST (always 2ⁿᵈ Wednesday of every month)

Where? Pavement in front of xHain hack+makespace, Grünberger Str. 16, 10243 Berlin (as formerly)

See you then!

Or join our non-physical room (xmpp:berlin-meetup@conference.conversations.im?join)!

#xmpp #community #xhain #freesoftware #berlin #meetup #federation #fediverse

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    Talking point: what have you been playing recently?

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Sunday, 27 June, 2021 - 15:24 · 1 minute

It's coming to the end of another week so let's all catch up in the comments about what you've been playing recently.

For me, I recently got back into a game called Devader. It's not the most well-known title and the developer Falkenbrew isn't exactly a big name either. Devader is a twin-stick shooter and a thoroughly bizarre one too. It might, in fact, be one of the most insane top-down games I've ever had the pleasure of playing. The enemy designs are absolutely wild and you can see some of that on the developer's Imgur . If you want something crazy, definitely try it out.

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You can actually pick up Devader on Steam with 70% off until July 7.

I also have to admit how thoroughly impressed I was with Death Trash, which had a demo put up on Steam for Steam Next Fest 2021. Quite easily my favourite game from it overall. The demo is still available and I highly recommend it, although only with mouse and keyboard for now as the gamepad has some issues currently. You can see some footage on Linux during a recently livestream:

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Over to you in the comments: what have you been playing? Can you recommend others pick it up? Tell us all.

We'll be back to our regular news again tomorrow after a restful weekend!

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    Curated Server Lists

    eevvoor · pubsub.movim.eu / berlin-xmpp-meetup · Tuesday, 8 June, 2021 - 18:49 edit

Emus and melvo will present an approach to provide curated lists of XMPP servers based on specific hard and soft criteria. This project should improve the onboarding of newcomers to XMPP clients and XMPP network. Clients can implement the list and provide suggestions to the user, also based on the criteria or requirements provided. You are invited to take a look at the project repository.

Yes, the talk will be held in English!

When?Tomorrow – Wednesday, 2021-06-09 18:00 CEST (always 2ⁿᵈ Wednesday of every month)

Where? Online, Link provided in our Berlin-Meetup MUC xmpp:berlin-meetup@conference.conversations.im?join .

See you then!

#jabber #berlin #meetup #kaidan #community #xmpp #server #provider #onboarding #messaging #xmpp-providers

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    What have you tapping play on recently? Let us know

    news.movim.eu / GamingOnLinux · Sunday, 6 June, 2021 - 07:45 · 1 minute

It has again been a while since we ask you, our wonderful community about your gaming picks recently, so let's have another chat in the comments. Sunday for a lot of people is a time for rest, relaxation and plenty of gaming!

Before you jump down to that comments box, here's what I've been playing plenty of recently.

It might come as no surprise but I've been diving into plenty of Half-Life: Alyx. Still not completed it yet, as it's been a regular slot in our Twitch livestreams ( come follow us !). Mind-blowing is pretty much an understatement on how excellent it really is. Given how SteamVR on Linux is still quite rough, it's been very stable too - with one single hard lock up during my current 16 hour time spent in it. There's so much to enjoy about it I don't know where to start and end talking about it.

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With such an experience it's pretty overloading, there's so many things I've missed that's going to need another play-through to catch all the details put into it. I'm constantly discovering small details that really make it great.

Over to you in the comments: what have you been playing and is it any good?

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