Steam Deck......the new Steam Link portable??

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  1. allesclar

    allesclar Ancient Guru

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    I actually think this is going to be a huge success, and price is not really that bad, considering that is a full blown miniature PC. And storage is expandable also.
     
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    One thing I picked up on was that the list of games that can be played on the handheld is going to be small. It can be hooked up to a monitor so that's cool. Bascially a mini PC.
     
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    Hmm I think you can play all the steam games no exception, and you can even install windows, and run Microsoft store games (so also gamepass ) on it. There is no limit to what you can play. Pretty sure that is what they said (around 4:30 min something … bellow video).

     

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    You can play any game you own on the it. but why would you want to with only 6 buttons?
     
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    How do you count 6 buttons? There 4 face, 4 shoulder and 4 on the back you can program.

    Nevermind two analogues with a button each and the two trackpads
     
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    I was wondering.... the buttons on the back of a controller, I thought rear buttons like that were a patent owned by one of the custom controller makers... or am I mistaken, I think I remember reading something about rear buttons on like, the xbox controller? not being allowed because the patent was owned by someone?

    I forget... it was so long ago, I guess I'm wrong.
     
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    Why's that?
     
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    You wouldn't really want to play a strategy or a MMO for example on it. Or perhaps people would...
     
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    Been watching a lot of content about this. I am not a console guy, yet I am intrigued.
    The Linux Gamer and Linus Tech Tips gave more information about it.
    What I like is that the system updates and the BIOS updates are available from the same repository as usual updates.
    This is of importance, because you just don't have to worry about flashing and updating the BIOS separately.
     

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