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Steam Deck Windows 11

Valve wants Steam Deck to run Windows 11

August 9th, 2021

When the Steam Deck reaches your door this winter, it’ll run a preinstalled version of Linux that Valve calls SteamOS. The portable console should run all the titles in the Steam store right on top of SteamOS. But what’s great about the Steam Deck is that Valve will not force its Linux version of users. …

Steam Deck Storage

Steam Deck storage will technically be upgradeable, but be careful

July 23rd, 2021

Valve announced its own Switch-like console last week. Preorders for Valve’s Steam Deck officially opened last Friday. The device appears to be a big hit for Valve, as the console is sold out well into the second half of 2022. Well, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. Valve isn’t charging buyers full price for the …

Joy-Con Drift

Valve says Steam Deck won’t have Nintendo Switch’s most awful problem

July 20th, 2021

The worst thing about the Nintendo Switch console is the Joy-Con drift issue. Nintendo might fix your broken controllers, but it’s not ready to deliver permanent fixes. The Nintendo Switch OLED will not feature any Joy-Con redesigns, so the controllers can still drift after plenty of usage. Some Switch owners have taken it upon themselves …

Steam Deck Sold Out

Sold out: Some Steam Deck preorders won’t ship until September 2022

July 19th, 2021

Last week, Valve announced the Steam Deck portable PC and revealed that “preorders” would start on Friday. Valve did not reveal the Steam Deck’s actual release date. It did reveal that the console would be available in December to those who preorder. The Steam Deck “preorder” involves paying $5 upfront, which will be put towards …

Steam Deck Software

Steam Deck’s first big problem: Playing popular games

July 18th, 2021

Rumors in late May said that Valve was on the verge of unveiling a portable gaming console similar to the Nintendo Switch. Nearly two months later, Valve delivered the Steam Deck. It’s larger and beefier than the Nintendo Switch, but the new gaming rig appears to be intriguing to fans. The strange reservation process began …

Steam Deck

Valve takes on the Nintendo Switch with its own portable gaming PC

July 15th, 2021

At long last, the Nintendo Switch has a serious challenger. On Thursday, Valve announced the Steam Deck — a handheld device capable of playing PC games. The Steam Deck has a similar layout to the Switch, with a 7-inch touchscreen, an analog stick on either side, ABXY buttons, and a D-pad. This December, the Steam …