Steam Deck Evolved: 1 Year Later
A year after its release, we take a new look at the Steam Deck handheld gaming PC.
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LOVE THE STEAM DECK!!! best tech of 2022
The best and the Awesome Steam 🚂 Deck 🎉❤
I love this system
I finally picked up my Steam Deck this past week and I absolutely love it! I am a long time gamer (early 80s pre-NES) and games on PC for sometime during adulthood.I stopped PC gaming about 10 years ago and coming back to having access to my Steam library, not to mention Linux, has rekindled my enthusiasm for PC gaming. Well done Valve!
I don’t have one, but I’m glad to know that this is improving. Really expect that competition will appear and make these improvements go faster with more direct competition in this niche. Small hardware with strong performance, we need more of this!
Only If they make shipping available for more countries I could buy one.
I was skeptical after being burned by previous Valve hardware releases, but this thing has got me back into PC gaming. I didn’t have time to keep a windows setup up to date and compared to windows, tinkering with linux is actually enjoyable. The community behind the device is also great. Lots of people sharing info and tips. I used to be a linux hobbyist too, and its great seeing people exposed to it and learning.
this will be good for 5 years as long as they keep that price
I’ll tell you this. The steamdeck is amazing and to be honest it doesn’t feel big in my hands. And my hands aren’t even that big. The system was never hard to use and there is absolutely very little tinkering necessary. And since the screen is only 7in the highest resolution of game quality doesn’t matter. It looks pretty much similar to a modern console release. I also look at the whole fact that you can switch to desktop mode as a gimmick in a sense. I’ve never once switched to that mode. The feature is there but unnecessary if you just want to enjoy a console through the steam os.
I got myself and my 12 year old daughter (at the time) a reservation. In the last 6 months she’s made it her own and it’s replaced her OLED switch completely. She was excited to show me how to change the pictures of her games with plugins and what not and how she can talk to her friends in game now. To be succinct, if my 13 year old daughter can figure it out on her own, so can you 😂
For under $350 right now you can’t go wrong. Throw in a 1tb SSD and you’re good to go under $400
You are complaining about setting up Gog or Epic Store on the deck being not that easy AND THEN comparing it with the Switch for ease of use? You’d probably compare it rather with “jail breaking” the switch.…
consider buying when next deck comes out.
Steam Deck is the best price to performance ratio in the handheld space. I don’t care if you show me the Ayaneo 2 or GPD Win 4. They might be technically slightly better but they’re also 2–3x more expensive. And who knows the level of software and customer support you’ll get from them? Valve has an established ecosystem.
With all that said, I still haven’t gotten one. I may still wait for a much smaller one or if Valve knocks another $100 off from it. I was playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for hours yesterday and it got me thinking 💭: Maybe the 8th gen is the GOAT for gaming? For years, I kept saying Double Dash is the GOAT Mario Kart game. I’m so wrong. We have it better now.
Not to diss my beloved 6th gen but there were still graphical limitations from pop-in and poor draw distance. I felt PS4 is when graphics got perfected. Wasn’t really a fan of the 7th gen but the 8th gen polished what the 5th through 7th gen tried doing with 3D graphics.
Since I have a modded PSP, modded PS Vita, Switch Lite, and multiple Android smartphones with emulators on them, I don’t feel the need to keep playing old games from 20–30+ years ago. If I got a Steam Deck, it would be mostly to play games released within the last 8 years.
I want NEW gaming experiences. Leave the past behind. Not play that favorite PSP game for the 100th time. I know nostalgia is a powerful drug especially in gaming, but we need to try out NEW experiences and Steam Deck offers this with the best price point.
I believe the PS Vita is the best PlayStation ever made. I believe the Switch is the best Nintendo product ever made. They’re considered part of the 8th gen even though their graphics are closer to 6th to 7th. I would take those two handhelds over any home console I’ve owned starting from NES leading up to PS4. I prefer them portable. I believe Steam Deck will surpass Vita and Switch thanks to its raw power.
Valve made the PS Vita 2 that Sony never gave us. It made us the Switch 2 at least 2 years before the real Switch 2 comes out. Wouldn’t it be cool if Sega released another portable for us? Get back in the hardware business. Be even cooler if they released a smartphone. Same with Nintendo. And Sony should release an Xperia Play 2.
I say own them all. Get the best of all worlds. Nintendo, Sega, and Sony all raised me, so I will always support their products even though each of them can piss off their customers. But you really can’t go wrong owning a modded Vita, Switch, Android smartphone, and a Steam Deck. You have basically every generation of gaming covered including the current 9th gen that PS5 is living in and you can play all 50 years of gaming on-the-go. No need to be tethered to a TV set.
I hear Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth is a PS5 exclusive. A PS4 owner like me won’t get it. But I got a feeling it will eventually be released for the Steam library. There ya go. Steam Deck is the platform of choice for gaming on-the-go for the foreseeable future. We know Nintendo can be stingy with powerful hardware or offering their first-party games at more affordable prices.
The Switch was really the first powerful handheld (or hybrid) that Nintendo had ever created. I always felt from Game Boy all the way to 3DS, they never gave us the best hardware. The 3DS wasn’t all that more powerful than the PSP! The graphics are just beautiful on the Switch even if its Tegra chip is 8‑years-old. It’s a portable Wii U and the Wii U was slightly more powerful than the 360 and PS3.
This blows my mind that I can get PS3-level graphics on-the-go without overheating. For someone who grew up on the NES, Genesis/SNES, and PS1 but skipped the 7th gen except for the Wii, it really does amaze me with the tech we have now in our handhelds and smartphones. I think sometimes we take it for granted or are too spoiled by it all.
Thank you, Valve. Thank you, Gabe. You made the greatest gaming device ever created and at such an affordable price. Currently $359.99 as I type this as it has a 10% discount. Own a pretty powerful Android smartphone with Snapdragon 870 or higher, a modded Vita, a Switch, and Steam Deck. You will have every generation of gaming covered. Honestly, you only need the Steam Deck. Android smartphones reach Wii emulation at best.
The 8th generation of gaming is the GOAT. Not the 6th or 4th. The graphics and the awesome indies are what made the 8th gen the GOAT.
Sorry, not an Xbox fan. I see no differences from it compared to a PC library. While Steam Deck is the GOAT gaming device. Better than any handheld or home console I’ve owned from the past 35 years.
Got my steam deck on Christmas and I’ve been playing it every day since
You should play DEMON’S TILT on it!
I only play Paradox games like city skylines, Arthur 2, Eu4, Hoi4, Vic2/3 and games like that. i went from a i7 4790K to a dual Xeon 2699v3 18x18C/92 threads machine to be able to play in 4k (dual 6950XT as graphics from tri 980TI)
My steam deck arrived yesterday and I’ve had a blast trying out various games on it.
Don’t listen to this video when it comes to storage and getting the middle option. Get the 64gb version and buy a 1TB to swap out the internal one. It’s simple so just look up a YouTube video for it.
I love my steam deck matter of fact its the reason I recently bought a gaming pc asus tuf intel i7 with RTX 3070 so i can play my steam library games on either one and since my laptop is window base it means i can purchase games that aren’t currently deck supported and play it on the gaming laptop and if down the road it gets deck support then boom I’m good to go
This guy just wanted something to complain about when it came to the orgonomics of the Steam Deck.
The Steam Decks orgonomics are done right so that the user doesn’t get hand cramps while using it.