Anonymous 2021-07-16 (Fri) 10:38:57 No. 10965
you can suck my steam DICK
Anonymous 2021-07-16 (Fri) 17:58:51 No. 10970
One more project for gaben to abandon in 14 months
Anonymous 2021-07-16 (Fri) 18:42:25 No. 10971
Makes sense, most people cant afford gaming PCs
Anonymous 2021-07-16 (Fri) 19:06:23 No. 10972
I wanna hack it
Anonymous 2021-07-16 (Fri) 19:49:23 No. 10975
Apparently it's not locked down and you can install your own Linux on it.
That's makes it an appealing device, the hardware specs are pretty substantial as well.
For me it kinda competes with this:
because both are portable Linux devices
There is no ethical consumption under capitalism, but buying from nintendo definitely is evil consumption.
Anonymous 2021-07-16 (Fri) 20:12:52 No. 10978
I just want GPUs to become affordable again.
Anonymous 2021-07-16 (Fri) 21:56:37 No. 10984
They want to push ARM cancer so mobile games take over
Anonymous 2021-07-17 (Sat) 01:22:02 No. 10992
I don't really see the point in it, Steam games aren't designed for mobile play so the experience is not gonna be that good.
Anonymous 2021-07-17 (Sat) 01:37:02 No. 10993
For many it will be good enough as the only difference would be a smaller screen with an abnormal aspect ratio.
Anonymous 2021-07-17 (Sat) 03:05:25 No. 10995
What's the battery life?
Anonymous 2021-07-17 (Sat) 03:13:56 No. 10996
I actually really like this device and hope it sells well. I just can't justify buying one. I already own a switch, vita, ps4 and PC. All hacked with pirated games. If I owned one, I'd probably use it a lot, but buying one seems wasteful.
Anonymous 2021-07-17 (Sat) 03:16:26 No. 10997
what's up with the B button?
Anonymous 2021-07-17 (Sat) 03:25:27 No. 10999
It looks like shit
Anonymous 2021-07-17 (Sat) 03:45:17 No. 11000
By launch you'd already have people replacing SteamOS with Arch and have SteamDeck running games outside of Steam.
Anonymous 2021-07-17 (Sat) 04:15:55 No. 11001
I can see this being very convenient to desktop users (and even notebook ones that can't be bothered to carry it out around). Outside that, i can only imagine this appealing to consoomers.
Anonymous 2021-07-17 (Sat) 04:17:42 No. 11002
make an ergodox keyboard dock and you got yourself a
Anonymous 2021-07-17 (Sat) 04:36:01 No. 11003
Having a smaller screen sounds shitty though, PC games aren't designed like that. I guess some people will put up with it though.
You don't really need it, best to play games on portable devices that are actually designed to be portable, leave PC games for your PC.
Anonymous 2021-07-17 (Sat) 05:16:13 No. 11006
I actually play the majority of my ps4 and pc games on my vita through remote play. It's not optimal, especially ps4, but I don't have any problems navigating menus or reading subtitles.
Anonymous 2021-07-17 (Sat) 05:34:09 No. 11009
>$400 <buying any electronics in the middle of a shortage <buying any luxury goods in the middle of accelerating inflation
Anonymous 2021-07-17 (Sat) 15:48:08 No. 11025
Inflation literally isn't real.
Anonymous 2021-07-17 (Sat) 17:35:49 No. 11029
>>10972 >hack it
If you bothered reading the description they quite explicitly say the Steam Deck is just a PC and you can install whatever you want on it.
Anonymous 2021-07-17 (Sat) 17:36:00 No. 11030
Maduro you should focus more on managing Venezuela lots of people are angry.
Anonymous 2021-07-17 (Sat) 18:36:25 No. 11031
But does it keep my fast food hot?
Anonymous 2021-07-17 (Sat) 19:25:45 No. 11034
Imagine replacing Arch+KDE with Void+dwm and having the battery last twice as long.
Anonymous 2021-07-18 (Sun) 01:15:20 No. 11036
Who is the market for this?
Anonymous 2021-07-18 (Sun) 01:30:13 No. 11037
People that don't own a decent computer, i guess.
But i don't speak dollars, so i have no clue if it is actually worth the price compared to a PC (or console).
Anonymous 2021-07-18 (Sun) 01:36:47 No. 11038
Just look up the current prices of GPUs.
Anonymous 2021-07-18 (Sun) 02:02:28 No. 11039
well, the one positive thing is it'd probably be easy to emulate a switch on
other than that its just a pretty inferior laptop
Anonymous 2021-07-18 (Sun) 02:06:03 No. 11040
emulation deck, already signed up for the order queue
Anonymous 2021-07-18 (Sun) 02:08:26 No. 11041
It's for people who like comfy gaming in bed - it would be odd to play the likes of control or RDD on it (despite it being marketed as able to), but it'll handle any Switch/WiiU game and all previous console gen games fine. Playing old rpgs with a handheld is a really comfy experience.
Anonymous 2021-07-18 (Sun) 02:10:11 No. 11042
Also it shouldn't be too hard to set up hardware h264 streaming from your desktop (like Steam's remote play) with already available open source options as well
Anonymous 2021-07-18 (Sun) 02:12:27 No. 11043
Steam OS is just Debian with a more streamlined UI for your steam library you can drop down to shell and install whatever. It's literally an x86 computer running Linux.
Anonymous 2021-07-18 (Sun) 04:36:25 No. 11045
Ahem, SteamOS is Arch now.
Anonymous 2021-07-18 (Sun) 04:37:07 No. 11046
Due to the policy to prevent scalping wouldn't that mean the console would be tied to your Steam account?
Anonymous 2021-07-18 (Sun) 22:21:46 No. 11063
Can I plug a keyboard and mouse into it?
Anonymous 2021-07-19 (Mon) 01:18:29 No. 11069
It comes with a single USB-C port it seems so yes.
Anonymous 2021-07-19 (Mon) 04:35:10 No. 11071
you'll need a usb-c hub / dock extension do so; they've reiterated numerous times any off-the-shelf components will work (seeing at how it's just 'handheld PC') but they'll be selling their own dock separately.
Anonymous 2021-07-19 (Mon) 04:38:48 No. 11072
Can it play half life 3?
Anonymous 2021-07-19 (Mon) 19:50:41 No. 11080 >>11009 >>$400
Yeah the most basic model costs that much, but nowadays many AAA video games are so bloated that you can't even fit them on a 64GB hard drive. If you don't know beforehand that you will only play storage-friendly games, then buying an SD card (the only way to extend storage space) is a requirement. At which point why not just buy a more pricey model?
>>10995 >Steam Deck's onboard 40 watt-hour battery provides several hours of play time for most games. For lighter use cases like game streaming, smaller 2D games, or web browsing, you can expect to get the maximum battery life of approximately 7-8 hours.
"Several" most likely means two.
Anonymous 2021-07-19 (Mon) 20:40:10 No. 11083
I assume they mean Alyx? They haven't said much in terms of VR functionality but my guess is don't try it.
PR says they ran Portal 2 for 4 hours iirc.
Anonymous 2021-07-19 (Mon) 20:42:01 No. 11084
Also from what I hear eMMC is garbage; anyone who reserves the $400 version is likely doing so with the intention of investing in a larger SD card down the line.
Anonymous 2021-07-19 (Mon) 21:06:26 No. 11085
Yeah, games that can load all their hot assets on the 16 gigs of RAM should be fine, but newer open world games loading assets from storage on the fly will probably have issues even if they fit on the drive. The storage space itself isn't that big of an issue cuz you can expand it with an SD card, but that'll have even worse throughput than emmc.
Anonymous 2021-07-20 (Tue) 01:08:15 No. 11088
Why would you not buy an SD card in the first place? I'm actually more surprised the main storage isn't on a microSD card too with a second slot on the outside like e-readers do.
Anonymous 2021-07-20 (Tue) 01:19:01 No. 11089
Is nvme SSD good? For a portable console you'd think they'd go for SD storage tbh
Anonymous 2021-07-20 (Tue) 01:28:28 No. 11090
In general NVME SDD are significantly faster then SD cards as flash card technology was never built with throughput in mind with only the most high end SD cards even matching SATA III speeds.
Anonymous 2021-07-20 (Tue) 01:39:03 No. 11091
Well shit. Does nvme technology also consume less electricity?
Anonymous 2021-07-20 (Tue) 02:01:15 No. 11092
Of course it does!
Anonymous 2021-08-07 (Sat) 07:14:31 No. 11523
I wonder how long it will be before I can get a second hand one at a reasonable price.
Anonymous 2021-08-23 (Mon) 12:18:06 No. 11903
Why is this so much more expensive in EU countries? Valve basically put plus 25% on the US price tag.
Anonymous 2021-08-23 (Mon) 12:32:52 No. 11904
EU list prices include Value Added Tax
US list prices don't
If the EU VAT is 20% (i'm guessing this number), it would be only 5% more expensive
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