Steam Deck

  • People are buying houses for $500k above asking nowadays. I could release a middle school robotics caliber back scratcher and psycho’s would aggressively buy it for 2 straight years.

    Steam Deck will do very well.

  • The one concern I have for this is the battery life. It might be comparable to the Switch for indie/older games, but playing stuff like Horizon or Red Dead 2 is likely going to drain the thing in a couple hours tops.

    It will be interesting to see what the first hands-on impressions bring up.

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    @yoshi Okay?
    This isn't the WiiU.

    What are you doing, dude?

  • @el-shmiablo clearly i'm pointing out that the steam deck having decent preorders means nothing. It could easily be a sales flop in the long term just like the wii u was.

    How bout actually waiting more than 5 minutes before bragging about "success"?

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    @yoshi Whatever helps you cope, I guess.

    Anyways, more memes!




    Also, DigitalFoundry posted a video that gives us a hint at what kind of power the thing will have.

    Youtube Video

    tl;dr it's basically closer to an XBox Series S in power, but with half the power draw. Literal generations ahead of the Switch on terms of power.
    Considering the base model is only 50 bux more expensive than the Switch OLED, that is pretty wild.

  • Kudos for valve for making PC gaming affordable as GPU prices are raising to sky.

    Hand held PC gaming is definitely innovation.

  • @el-shmiablo yes more memes indeed!


  • I'm will be very surprised if this doesn't "fails". Seems to me like a cool niche thing that will be very lucky to pull even 10% of the Switch sales, even if the hardware is much better.

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    @yoshi That's a good one! Thanks for contributing to the thread.


    I like this one a lot myself.

  • Here's a novel idea. Enjoy and discuss this new product without weaponizing it for dumbass fanboy console wars lobbying.

    This disingenuous back and forth isn't clever or valuable. Even if you're obsessed with that comparison, there's your usual list of pros and cons for each that the "memes" purposely ignore.

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    @mbun I absolutely agree.

  • @el-shmiablo If you did you'd stop purposely baiting more of it.

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    @mbun I absolutely agree.

    So what games are you guys looking forward to playing on your Steam Decks?
    For me, I think I'll play Doom (2016). This should be able to run that at the system's native resolution of 800p at a rock solid 60fps, on highest settings!

  • Yeah I'm getting very, very tired of the war between @Yoshi and @El-Shmiablo, we can't have a thread without it anymore and it's pathetic. Can't you just ignore each other?

    Also, are there any mods left on these forums? @Yoshi in particular should have been banned permanently ages ago, it's baffling he's still allowed to be here.

  • @axel said in Steam Deck:

    Also, are there any mods left on these forums? @Yoshi in particular should have been banned permanently ages ago, it's baffling he's still allowed to be here.

    Seems to be a thing with small forums. I used to be a member of a forum smaller than this one, one member was a serious a-hole, but when I pointed him out, all the other members/mods/admins Frank Grimes'd me.

    OTOH, Yoshi isn't nearly as bad, just kinda hotheaded.

  • Honestly every system wars bs on this forums has the same two characters involved and that's something I personally could do without.

  • @axel if you dislike me that much. Why not take some of your own advice and just ignore me yourself then axel?.

    Also you guys always assume we're getting hot headed. Why? Can't we have some fun with debating each other?
    Like ever?
    Even for something as silly as console wars?
    Last i checked i'm not stopping you from posting anything.

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    The thing is I don't even hate Nintendo.
    Just the fans.
    Same thing with anime.

    @Yoshi oh I'm absolutely sure you are getting hot headed. You've private messages me telling me to go fuck myself a bunch over the years. Hell, you did that one time just for liking one of your posts.
    Let's not forget that time you started stalking my wife and I on FaceBook, and started stalking my YouTube account.

    Personally, I love the little guy! He's very entertaining.

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