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ZyroXZ2 said:
SKMBlake said:

Who are you ?

Someone whose diss track isn't stuck on repeat.

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And then I had two reactions to 19 pages:

But then also the realization that I can't possibly address 19 pages worth of posts without creating the ultimate quote tree nightmare.

BUT, I did skim each page by hyper scrolling and so some general replies...

- If you're (semi) defending me, I appreciate it, but it's okay to let me face the Nintendo fandom.  I've dealt with it for years, they're a dime a dozen, I'll be alright making Nintendo content and getting villified (it's actually rather fun )

- If you think I'm here for attention, you'd be sorely mistaken.  This is the only gaming forum I even go to because I remember there being decent mods and some good people here from my time here during my first season.  For reference: of this video's 518 views, 31% of them are external (ergo, come from outside YouTube).  Of those 31%, or 165 views, only 37% of them are from this 19 page thread, or 61 views.  Of course, this being pretty much my only external source, it thus also becomes the top external source.

And of course, that's above average: it's usually about 10 views or so.  Sooo, if this big thread hurts your feelings like I'm getting so much "attention", you're just projecting your own insecurities.  This place isn't some massive source of subs or views for me, I ain't here for attention because that's not what this place gives me and it's never expected to lmfao

- And finally, if you're looking for my critique of the Deck, you would be waiting for my review that you likely won't watch since it won't offend you enough for you to care.  BUT, that is coming soon enough as I've spent nearly 150 hours with it and have put it through its paces!

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To the rest of you having proper discourse, between those that are willing to listen and those taking the time to post information about all things PC, know that you have my respect.  You all may not agree on things, but seeing people actually TRY is what matters to me.  If me being the bad guy does the trick, then so be it: I'll offend all the Nintendo fandom if it opens them up to listening to OTHER people

7.8/10 Not condescending enough.



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With how forum activity levels have been like lately it's quite a sight to see a thread with this many posts in it. Reading through it got me wondering to what degree handheld PC gaming will impact the Switch's successor. 



They released play time on steam deck awhile back finding most people just play indie games (hours played) on the steam deck and most are offered on the switch.
https://www.pc

gamer.com/everyone-is-using-their-steam-deck-like-a-better-nintendo-switch/

Have fun playing your indie games on PC revolution handheld.



sethnintendo said:

They released play time on steam deck awhile back finding most people just play indie games (hours played) on the steam deck and most are offered on the switch.
https://www.pcgamer.com/everyone-is-using-their-steam-deck-like-a-better-nintendo-switch/

Have fun playing your indie games on PC revolution handheld.

Indie games like Elden Ring, Marvel's Spider-Man, No Man's Sky, Skyrim and Moster Hunter Rise?

For a Top10 this is is a good mix of indie games, AA games and AAA games.



Conina said:
sethnintendo said:

They released play time on steam deck awhile back finding most people just play indie games (hours played) on the steam deck and most are offered on the switch.
https://www.pcgamer.com/everyone-is-using-their-steam-deck-like-a-better-nintendo-switch/

Have fun playing your indie games on PC revolution handheld.

Indie games like Elden Ring, Marvel's Spider-Man, No Man's Sky, Skyrim and Moster Hunter Rise?

For a Top10 this is is a good mix of indie games, AA games and AAA games.

The point of the article was the top 10 games are almost all available on the switch.  So why spend an extra 100+ dollars if you aren't going to play anything more demanding?

Let's face the facts.  Handhelds are for short term play.  That's why Sony could never grasp the market enough.  Sure they had the hit in PSP at the time but it still got its' ass spanked by the DS.  You know what most people I ran into that had PSP.  Well it can emulate SNES games or whatever.  I was like wow good job there playing pirated Nintendo software on your PSP.  Sure they had some good games on PSP but when Vita came out it was like Sony had its head up its ass.  Now they were telling you these are console experience games no pussy shit kiddy nintendo games yet they barely supported it and 3rd parties said fuck it.  I feel like I'm in deja vu because now I have valve lovers (I like steam don't get me wrong I have more games on there that I probably won't be able to even play fully) saying oh this time its different. 

Now the proof is in the damn pudding.  Handheld market is where most major companies think they understand yet they have no clue.  I see steam deck orders drying up within a year or two.  I'll put their total sales at around 10-20 million which isn't bad but it isnt shit compared to any Nintendo handheld.  I also don't even really consider the switch that much of handheld.  Sure I play in handheld mode when I'm at home but I can't put the damn thing in my pocket.  Those days are apparently over except if you buy an emulator handheld.  I highly doubt you can put the steam deck in your pocket and I don't give a fuck about the dimensions because if you cant even put switch lite in there is no way in hell you can put that thing.   So have fun walking around with a backpack or a carrying case.  Handhelds are dead pretty much except for the emulator ones that are being released.  GBA Micro failed but maybe they should make a Switch micro that I could actually put in my damn pocket.

Funny thing is the original Gameboy if you stuck it in your pocket it would stick out like a mf.  So not many did but then the gameboy color came out, then the gba advance, gba sp, ds (was fat in your pocket but still fit), ds lite, 3DS, 3DS XL, etc... which all could fit in a pocket easily.  I thought as we got more advanced that we could shrink it to pocket yet have decent processing power.  Fast forward to current times and apparently nothing can fit in your pocket except a phone that plays shit games on shit controls.  I'll excuse myself from this forum because obviously we are all fucked.  We can't even figure out how to make a true handheld system anymore...  I am a relic of the past.  Enjoy your shit future.  Now everyone wants to play RNG/Gatcha or whatever the fuck you call it games on their cellphones.  As Chef Ramsay politely says... Fuck off and that isn't directed to you.  That's directed to everyone.

Last edited by sethnintendo - on 23 September 2022

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zero129 said:
sethnintendo said:

The point of the article funny enough was the top 10 games are almost all available on the switch.  So why spend an extra 200+ dollars if you aren't going to play anything more demanding?

Standed Switch costs €300 and Oled costs 350, steamdeck costs 400. How is that 200+ more??. and i didnt know Spider man, elden ring, no mans sky, etc was on switch??.

No man sky is and I don't have too much good to say about that game after playing it on PC (it was fun at first then it became boring, I'll give it another go again in future since they had to update it like crazy since it was at first a barebones clusterfuck). Edit changed it to 100+ more.  So you got spider man and elden ring big fucking deal.

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Well, most games run a whole lot better on the Steam Deck, so if you don't mind the ginormous size of the device, it's the better choice. Plus the games are generally a whole lot cheaper than on Switch. And online services are free. And better.

There really are a whole lot of advantages. I still like the Switch though. Especially my Switch Lite. It's tiny and much better for travelling. Both devices are simply for their own crowd and I think they can coexist quite wonderful. Of course the Steam Deck will never even remotely match the sales of the Switch. But it doesn't have to. The platform here is Steam, not the Steam Deck itself.

Anyway, the Steam Deck is a great addition for every player and we should all be happy that it's out there. It doesn't "destroy" the Switch or anything. It doesn't even directly compete. So chill.



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zero129 said:
sethnintendo said:

The point of the article funny enough was the top 10 games are almost all available on the switch.  So why spend an extra 200+ dollars if you aren't going to play anything more demanding?

Standed Switch costs €300 and Oled costs 350, steamdeck costs 400. How is that 200+ more??. and i didnt know Spider man, elden ring, no mans sky, etc was on switch??.

Problem, for me, is why play Elden Ring on the Steam Deck...  when I have a ps5?  Elden Ring doesn't strike me as something I would do on the go.  



Chrkeller said:

Problem, for me, is why play Elden Ring on the Steam Deck...  when I have a ps5? 

Why play any third party game on Switch, which is also on PlayStation, Xbox or PC with much better graphics and performance?



Conina said:
Chrkeller said:

Problem, for me, is why play Elden Ring on the Steam Deck...  when I have a ps5? 

Why play any third party game on Switch, which is also on PlayStation, Xbox or PC with much better graphics and performance?

For me, there isn't one.  I wouldn't touch a Switch game that is on the ps5. That inlcudes Indies like Tunic and Hades.  

The Switch is for exclusives, IMO, which includes Bayo 3, Rabbids 2, Advance Wars, BotW2, Fire Emblem Engage, Pikmin 4, etc.

Last edited by Chrkeller - on 23 September 2022