Valve's made Cyberpunk 2077 playable on Linux

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Valve's made Cyberpunk 2077 playable on Linux

Among Valve's many, many projects is Proton, a piece of software that acts as a compatibility layer, allowing Windows games to run on Linux operating systems. Originally launched in 2018, Proton integrates with Steam and makes playing supported titles on Linux as simple as pressing 'play.'

Here's a Cyberpunk 2077 problem you can fix right now

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Here's a Cyberpunk 2077 problem you can fix right now

Over at Nexus Mods, the Cyberpunk 2077 mod hub has gone live. There isn't much there yet (obviously, the game has just been released), but a few things have been uploaded already, including a highly specific fix by user kostas96b. It doesn't squash the game's many bugs, but it does fix a minor but frustrating problem: the resolution of the game's Steam desktop shortcut.

Steam shows your 'perfect games' now, experiments with 'open bazaar' approach to browsing

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Steam shows your 'perfect games' now, experiments with 'open bazaar' approach to browsing

Head to the games section of your profile on Steam and you'll find a new tab for Perfect Games. It lists any games you've collected every single achievement for. There's apparently an upgrade in the works for the achievement showcases you can add to your profile, with new ways to spruce them up coming to the points shop. This seems like a step toward that—letting you know which games you've "platinumed" as PlayStation owners say, so you can put them in a shiny digital display cabinet once those go on sale.

Cyberpunk 2077 has over a million concurrent players on Steam

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Cyberpunk 2077 has over a million concurrent players on Steam

Fallout 4 previously held Steam's record for most players in a singleplayer game, with 472,962 people playing Bethesda's open-world game at launch in 2015. Today, Cyberpunk 2077 blew right past that and kept going, with 1,000,297 concurrent players at the time of writing. Of course, with CD Projekt's new RPG available on GOG, Epic, GeForce Now, and Stadia as well as consoles, the true number of people exploring Night City at the moment (or at least, trying to) is even higher. There are a million people watching it on Twitch too.

The FTC files a lawsuit to break up Facebook

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The FTC files a lawsuit to break up Facebook

The US Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against Facebook alleging that the social media giant has "engaged in a systematic strategy" to preserve its monopoly by eliminating competitors. The FTC cited Facebook's 2012 acquisition of Instagram, the 2014 acquisition of WhatsApp, and "the imposition of anticompetitive conditions on software developers" as evidence of its claim, which comes in the wake of an investigation that was conducted in cooperation with the attorneys general of 46 states, plus the District of Columbia and Guam.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate game streaming is coming to PC in the first half of 2021

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate game streaming is coming to PC in the first half of 2021

Microsoft's cloud streaming service is coming to PC in the first half of 2021, following a long period of smartphone exclusive testing. When it comes to PC in "Spring 2021" the xCloud service will be included as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and if the game library is the same as the current Android service, it'll boast over 150 games.