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Forums - PC Discussion - The Official Steam Deck Thread

 

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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TomaTito said:

Some hands-on


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SElZABp5M3U

Summary:
It's big but ergonomics look fine. He doesn't complain wrt to the weight.
Touch pad better than the steam controller?
Analogue triggers and gyro controls (activated via thumbstick touch or touchpad).
USB-C works as it should (controller and video output).
Browser bookmarks for VOD plus other stuff.

Cool. I had not seen this one before. Watched the whole of it in one sitting. Super exciting stuff.



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Zippy6 said:

It's hard to play some games on switch like doom. If you want 3rd party handheld this is the way to go. Looks great. Don't think I'll get one personally though.

Doom runs super well on Switch. Not a PC, but very well optimized for what it is. But of course the Deck should provide the superior experience.



farlaff said:
Zippy6 said:

It's hard to play some games on switch like doom. If you want 3rd party handheld this is the way to go. Looks great. Don't think I'll get one personally though.

Doom runs super well on Switch. Not a PC, but very well optimized for what it is. But of course the Deck should provide the superior experience.

Wolfenstein, doom. They're both too blurry for me. I can deal with 30fps if I have to but not those low resolutions.

Skyrim is an example of a third party that runs great on switch. It's sharp and crisp when playing handheld.



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Captain_Yuri said:

Valve is creating a Steam Deck API for devs to quickly optimise games

https://www.pcgamer.com/valve-steam-deck-api-optimisation/


Valve is working with AMD to ensure Steam Deck is chill with Windows 11

https://www.pcgamer.com/steam-deck-windows-11-tpm-compatibility/

Sounds like by the time it launches, installing Windows shouldn't have any issues

I like this, even though for now it seems like just a set of specific options. But what I want to know how independent from Windows this is going to be and every effort in that direction interests me.



Zippy6 said:
farlaff said:

Doom runs super well on Switch. Not a PC, but very well optimized for what it is. But of course the Deck should provide the superior experience.

Wolfenstein, doom. They're both too blurry for me. I can deal with 30fps if I have to but not those low resolutions.

Skyrim is an example of a third party that runs great on switch. It's sharp and crisp when playing handheld.

Yeah, I understand, but Skyrim is 10 years old now and runs on an ancient engine. Much easier to port for these days and at the time Switch was released.



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I know most have probably already seen this, but here we go anyway:

https://www.vgchartz.com/article/450235/phil-spencer-xcloud-and-xbox-games-work-well-on-steam-deck/



This is Valve's Official tear down of the Deck. It skipped my attention somehow, but now I'm gonna post it here:



And this is Linus channel's take on it:





             

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Captain_Yuri said:

Truly what a time to be alive to see this becoming a reality. 



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