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Will you buy one?

Yes, I'm excited to get one. 13 30.23%
 
No, I don't think so. 18 41.86%
 
Maybe, I need to see how ... 12 27.91%
 
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OdinHades said:

Turns out I panicked for no good reason at all. It finally arrived and I already love every bit of it!



I still have some work to do, but as soon as I'm finished with that, I'll play with that thing all day and probably all night! =D

Awesome! Congrats on the purchase. Let us know how the playing goes!



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For my birthday, my husband ordered a Steam Deck for me. Now, I play the waiting game.

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Marking Steam Deck’s first month

https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1675200/view/3220644827954565733

Valve has certainly fixed a lot of my original complaints and the future is looking very bright. I do suggest going here for all the Steam Deck update news from Valve:

https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1675200



             

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First impressions are absolutely fantastic. I testet around 20 games from deck-verified titls like Horizon: Zero Dawn to weird exotic hentai games like Huniepop. Except for one single title which gave me just a black screen, everything worked like a charm. I played around an hours of Horizon: Zero Dawn so far and to me it's still amazing that it is now possible to play such a game in all of its glory on the go.

The best thing about the deck are the possibilities. I love the switch just as much as the next guy. But when the dev decides that 30 fps is good enough, I'm stuck with it. Now I'm the type of gamer who doesn't give a flying fuck about eyecandy. But I do care a lot about framerate. So i turned all the settings in Horizon to the very minimum and while the game can't get 60 fps all the time, it is pretty darn near that mark and it feels fantastic.

I get that something like that is not for everybody and for some folks all those options can even be a downside. But I can only speak for myself and as someone who plays PC games since the 90s, I absolutely fell in love with the steam deck.

And I haven't even started to talk about emulation. Is there anything that won't run on this bad boy? I don't know, but even PS2 titles work like a charm, which is absolutely stunning. I saw people even playing PS3 and Switch emulators, though I haven't tried that myself. Emudeck is a great little software that makes it easy as can be to manage (totally legal) ROMs and get them into that nice Steam-Deck-Interface. It recognized my copy of Tetris as Tetris 2, but that's about the only complaint I have right now. Excuse me for comparing the Steam Deck with the Switch again. But having all the games from NES, SNES, N64 and so on without any drawbacks is just so much bettet than paying every month to get a few selected titles. So as long as Nintendo doesn't give us Virtual Console back, my retro gaming sessions will be happening on the deck.

When it comes to hardware the Steam Deck is also quite convincing. The speakers are marvelous, the screen isn't amazing, but very nice and that anti-glare of the 512GB model really paid off in todays sunlight. Battery life can be anything from pretty good when playing retro titles to outright pathetic when playing Horizon at high frame rates. But all that was to be expected. The fan can get a little whiney, but I can live with that. So it's not perfect, but totally acceptable at worst, especially given the impressive price tag.

I'm happy and I can only recommend others to go for it and order a Steam Deck themselves. In my opinion this is the most exciting hardware of the last 20 years.



Official member of VGC's Nintendo family, approved by the one and only RolStoppable. I feel honored.

This thread is hyping me up on this thing.



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OdinHades said:

First impressions are absolutely fantastic. I testet around 20 games from deck-verified titls like Horizon: Zero Dawn to weird exotic hentai games like Huniepop. Except for one single title which gave me just a black screen, everything worked like a charm. I played around an hours of Horizon: Zero Dawn so far and to me it's still amazing that it is now possible to play such a game in all of its glory on the go.

The best thing about the deck are the possibilities. I love the switch just as much as the next guy. But when the dev decides that 30 fps is good enough, I'm stuck with it. Now I'm the type of gamer who doesn't give a flying fuck about eyecandy. But I do care a lot about framerate. So i turned all the settings in Horizon to the very minimum and while the game can't get 60 fps all the time, it is pretty darn near that mark and it feels fantastic.

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Lies.



Steam Deck vs Next-Gen Gaming: Ray Tracing/Flight Simulator/Unreal Engine 5 + More Tested!

Very impressive results and they go through a lot of testing. It does struggle when you push it to it's limit in Control with RT but it holds up well in Ray Tracing games like Metro Enhanced Edition. They compare it against Series S and Series X settings in a number of titles and it does do well in some titles in Series S settings, just at a lower resolution.



             

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Captain_Yuri said:

Steam Deck vs Next-Gen Gaming: Ray Tracing/Flight Simulator/Unreal Engine 5 + More Tested!

Very impressive results and they go through a lot of testing. It does struggle when you push it to it's limit in Control with RT but it holds up well in Ray Tracing games like Metro Enhanced Edition. They compare it against Series S and Series X settings in a number of titles and it does do well in some titles in Series S settings, just at a lower resolution.

Looks good. I'll check later at home.



Update of the compatibility results so far... broken down by SteamDB rating:

42.4% of the "Top 1000" are now "verified / playable", 22.3% of the "Top 1000" are "verified".



Oh, Metroid Prime Trilogy on Steam Deck looks nice:

I'm tempted to try that setup with my Wii version... since Nintendo doesn't let me buy a Switch version of these games.