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Valve/Steam do a handheld thingy

Started by Syt, July 15, 2021, 12:18:22 PM

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Syt

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Barrister

Quote from: Syt on July 15, 2021, 12:18:22 PM
https://www.steamdeck.com/en/

Price seems steep (419 - 679 EUR :lol: )

It does seem steep.

But I guess when you consider you're buying a a full-fledged gaming PC in a handheld form factor it makes more sense.  But certainly a Nintendo Switch is much cheaper.
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Syt

It supports remote play, obviously, but I wonder how powerful it is by itself. In the promo thing for connecting it to a screen they show CK3. But Doom Eternal ... seems a bit questionable. And the battery life seems pretty low:

QuoteSteam 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.
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Grey Fox

I got burn once, GabeN. Not getting me again.

*Steam Link & controller owner*
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I can do that already with Shadow and a phone controller.
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Josquius

Quote from: Grey Fox on July 15, 2021, 12:35:34 PM
I got burn once, GabeN. Not getting me again.

*Steam Link & controller owner*
They suck?

I've heard both are pretty good. Link in particular has tempted me in the past.
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Grey Fox

Quote from: Tyr on July 15, 2021, 03:53:27 PM
Quote from: Grey Fox on July 15, 2021, 12:35:34 PM
I got burn once, GabeN. Not getting me again.

*Steam Link & controller owner*
They suck?

I've heard both are pretty good. Link in particular has tempted me in the past.

No, they are fine products on their own but Valve totally abandoned them.

Controller is hard to master but can be awesome if you learn the pads.

Link is fine but Valve now supports streaming on almost all Android devices there is no need for it.
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FunkMonk

Yeah I regularly stream games via Steam's interface from my gaming PC to my puny laptop and it works very well.

Can't say I'm going to buy this product but we'll see where things are in a couple years.
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Josquius

Thinking about this... the idea seems good, though I'm sure there already are other companies making it already?

15 years ago or so I had a console called a GP32, it was awesome. It was a complete flop in terms of first party software but it had an excellent mod scene so in essence I used it as an all purpose portable emulator for anything up to 16 bit.

Even just that but for more recent consoles would be nifty.

The battery life is the problem with this valve one though. Game Gear echos.
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