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The Steam Deck: 7 Unexpected Discoveries

Valve’s Steam Deck is here and, since we’ve had our hands on it, we’ve discovered several little things – both good and bad – that it can and cannot do. Here’s a round-up of the most unexpected things we discovered during our first few weeks with the Steam Deck. Please take note of time of…

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Steam Deck supports Discord and music apps in the background

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! While the consoles have no or limited support for Discord, Valve’s handheld Steam Deck PC has a full version of the app. This enables you to join the same voice channels and text chats that you do…

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Steam Deck is having stick drift issu — er, nevermind

GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! Coming off a slew of enthusiastic Steam Deck reviews, fans were getting excited about Valve’s new hardware. But a handful of reports from early adopters briefly poured cold water on that anticipation. The Steam Deck has analog-stick…

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The First Steam Deck Reviews Reveal Some Big Surprises

By Rob Rich/Feb. 25, 2022 6:18 pm EST After an unexpected delay, the Steam Deck is almost upon us and the reviews are rolling in. It seems as though Valve’s handheld PC is making a big impression — in more ways than one. Some of the system’s pros and cons are fairly constant from person to…

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Steam Deck 2 features are already being teased

Steam Deck has only just launched, but Valve is already looking to the future and teasing its successor, the Steam Deck 2. Gabe Newell, the co-founder of Valve, has teased in an interview that the next-gen Steam Deck will be much more powerful and may offer virtual reality (VR) capabilities. Does that mean it’s better…

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The Steam Deck dock will not be available at launch

The first orders for the Steam Deck, Valve’s handheld gaming PC, will begin on Friday, but the company’s official dock for the device won’t be available at that time. “We are also looking forward to getting the official Dock for Steam Deck into customers’ hands,” Valve said in a post about the Steam Deck’s launch…

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Steam Limits the Biggest (And smallest) Game Deals

Anastassiya Bezhekeneva/Shutterstock Valve has updated its Steam terms for game partners, limiting the discounts they can provide on both the upper and lower end of the spectrum, providing more structure to the platform’s game market. Steam is one of the most popular game distribution platforms, carrying a variety of titles ranging from esports games to…

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Steam Deck Replacement Parts

iFixit authorised to sell Steam Deck and Valve Index parts While Valve have strongly recommended against opening up your Steam Deck yourself, they did hint last year that you would be able to buy replacement parts to fix bits. Yesterday they announced the first authorised reseller, iFixit, a site which offers parts and repair guides…

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We got a steam deck! – The TouchArcade Show #519

In this week’s episode of The TouchArcade Show we talk about how we now have a Steam Deck. I repeat: We have a Steam Deck! Valve was cool enough to send TouchArcade a review unit, but we can’t say too much about it until launch on February 25th. However, several high-profile gaming YouTubers did get…

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Reviewers astonished by Valve Steam Deck: “The most innovative gaming computer in 20 years”

The Steam Deck, Valve’s take on a Switch-style portable PC gaming machine, is perhaps the most anticipated piece of portable hardware since…well, since the Nintendo Switch. So it’s understandable that the technology press is champing at the bit to devour every detail about it, even well before its official release later this month. Pre-release units…