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Title: Steam Deck?
Post by: Jarhead0331 on July 16, 2021, 10:21:41 AM
What do you guys make of this?

https://www.steamdeck.com/en/?snr=1_4_4__118 (https://www.steamdeck.com/en/?snr=1_4_4__118)

Title: Re: Steam Deck?
Post by: Grim.Reaper on July 16, 2021, 10:22:59 AM
Not sure yet, but plan to reserve anyway...can make final decision in December:)
Title: Re: Steam Deck?
Post by: Sir Slash on July 16, 2021, 10:27:05 AM
If it'll also drive my truck for me while I play, I'll buy it.  :bd:
Title: Re: Steam Deck?
Post by: W8taminute on July 16, 2021, 11:09:47 AM
I saw that last night when I fired up Steam.  I'm interested but a little worried.  The Steam controller that was supposed to let you play any Steam game using just that controller never really was a big success from what I've heard. 

I'm going to wait and see for a bit on this Steam Deck. 
Title: Re: Steam Deck?
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on July 16, 2021, 11:53:05 AM
I'm of the wait and see mindset.  The types of games that I enjoy most tend toward the higher complexity end of the spectrum.  I just don't know if most would be playable on a device with such limited controls anda small screen. 
Title: Re: Steam Deck?
Post by: al_infierno on July 16, 2021, 11:57:16 AM
I'm definitely interested, I have a bunch of games on Steam that I never get around to playing because they feel more fit for a television screen or a handheld.  This at least solves half of that problem.
Title: have U seen the STEAM DECK handheld its pre-ordering on steam
Post by: MiniHexer on July 16, 2021, 11:19:19 PM
have U seen the STEAM DECK handheld its pre-ordering on steam.

it looks like you can play all your steam games on it, handheld
Title: Re: have U seen the STEAM DECK handheld its pre-ordering on steam
Post by: Yskonyn on July 17, 2021, 02:15:49 AM
Seems like a nice piece of kit if you're looking for a handheld machine. Though the entry level model seems like more of a streaming device than a dedicated gaming console. Prices ramp up quickly for the more truely handheld gaming models.

Still a bit wary, cause its not the first time Valve tries to enter this market and so far my laptop has been pretty much sufficient to stream games from my gaming rig at home, so I am probably not their target audience. :)

It's cool to see their effort though.
Title: Re: have U seen the STEAM DECK handheld its pre-ordering on steam
Post by: Pete Dero on July 17, 2021, 02:22:24 AM
Demand looks to be high :

https://www.ign.com/articles/steam-reservations-crash-store

Steam Deck Pre-Order Reservations Bring With Them Long Waits And Error Screens



https://www.ign.com/articles/steam-deck-all-our-new-exclusive-info-ign-first-valve
Title: Re: Steam Deck?
Post by: Grim.Reaper on July 17, 2021, 06:59:50 AM
Not sure yet, but plan to reserve anyway...can make final decision in December:)

After thinking about it more, I was just kidding myself that I would actually play a handheld game unit, just never feel comfortable with them and the type of games I play likely wouldn't translate well for me.  Therefore, I didn't even bother reserving after all. 
Title: Re: Steam Deck?
Post by: steve58 on July 17, 2021, 07:19:01 AM
If you missed out on the pre-orders, don't worry.  You can buy confirmed pre-orders off Ebay for $4,000 or so (https://uk.pcmag.com/gaming-systems/134542/a-steam-deck-for-4000-scalpers-hit-pre-orders-for-valves-handheld-pc). :DD
Title: Re: Steam Deck?
Post by: MiniHexer on July 17, 2021, 08:37:21 AM
it will drive more 3rd party devs onto steam so their games can be handheld, one springs to mind that would suit is warthunder.
Title: Re: Steam Deck?
Post by: ArizonaTank on July 19, 2021, 01:31:25 PM
I can see this doing well...  and if it really takes off it may be bad news in the long run for us desktop types....

but for me personally...no interest.  A good gaming laptop would be so much more flexible (more expensive of course)...

Steam has already taken over my gaming library, I don't want them to also control my gaming rig as well.
Title: Re: Steam Deck?
Post by: Dammit Carl! on July 19, 2021, 01:37:09 PM
Looks pretty spiffy.  Certainly have a few games that'd do well (control-wise that is) on a system like that.

Title: Re: Steam Deck?
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 19, 2021, 10:47:11 PM
I shall remain part of the pc master race.
Title: Re: Steam Deck?
Post by: al_infierno on July 20, 2021, 04:14:24 PM
Honestly, the more news I see about this, the less and less excited I get.  It really just seems like a somewhat crappier version of the Switch but for PC games that you don't wanna play on PC.
Title: Re: Steam Deck?
Post by: MiniHexer on July 21, 2021, 12:28:20 AM
Honestly, the more news I see about this, the less and less excited I get.  It really just seems like a somewhat crappier version of the Switch but for PC games that you don't wanna play on PC.

thats one way to look at it, but as a glass half full guy i see it like this, all my steam collection that i have bought can now be played on a handheld increasing the value of my steam collection, also its likely to be mobile as steam can run offline for a few days, and if its mobile you can take it on holiday or take it on trips in the car. you can play it at night before you sleep in bed.