Valve announced something newand that meant, as always, the Internet shone like a switchboard, only with opinions instead of electricity. First, we got the obvious out of the way: praising Valve for what Nintendid didn’t do, calling the Steam Deck a Switch Pro. How hard disk wrote: “At the time of going to press, a full technical data sheet for the Switch Pro also indicated that it would include a long-awaited switch feature of functional analog sticks.” Uff.
Sony did it too. Mark Dohertywho runs the Former Sony CEO Kaz Hirai spoof accountHe decided to post this take under his own name instead: “With Horizon and Day’s Gone now on Steam, Sony has already supported Steam Deck more than the PS Vita”. YouTuber and Kindafunny co-founder Greg Miller is also still crazy about the Vita.
Those who didn’t rename the Steam Deck to Switch Pro argued over whether or not Gabe boy or Gift equipment was a funnier alternative name (the answer is, of course, Gabe Gear). The memes came thick and fast, and Fighting Games Daily shot them Russian anti-alcohol HET! poster in Anti-switch propaganda, while Classic Mac collector Dana Sibera, who usually tweets about it, Retro hardware, recreated a picture of a version of the Steam Deck with an Atari 2600 aesthetic that I’d actually like to have for real.
Steam Deck CRT, with deluxe wood grain. pic.twitter.com/iv6Jrg0LOQJuly 15, 2021
The video game industry experts participated with their Serious Commentary. Daniel Ahmad The Steam Deck praises it because the “price point is aggressive” and it’s “a fairly open device that has desktop / dock functionality and the ability to install third-party software and showcases”. Jason Schreier confronted doubters, pointing out that “Steam Deck skeptics may underestimate the huge audience of people who play most games portable (toddler dad here!). For years, every announcement of indie games has been switched with “When is it coming?” “If this thing feels great (big if), no one has to ask that.”
Jeff Grubb explained why 720p resolution is actually fine for a screen that you hold in front of your face, and Lawrence Sonntag merely pointed out, “This will be the cheapest entry point into PC gaming in general.”
PC games are damn cheap AND you could probably spend the rest of your life playing weird stuff from Itch for free.July 15, 2021
Developer of the Umurangi generation Tali Faulkner gave a skeptical voice, noting that activities like “modding, hardware building, chatting with friends on Discord while playing, watching Youtube” are central to PC gaming, and “I don’t see anyone doing that all in one Bus does “. . ” Chris Kramer, who works in video game PR, was another naysayer: “The only way I can buy a Steam deck is if Valve refunds me $ 100 for the absolute junk Steam controller I bought. That worst piece of plastic I’ve burned money for since then. ” the 3DO. “
Meanwhile, The Behemoth, the studio behind Castle Crashers, gave everyone one exclusive first look in his game, which runs on Valve’s new hardware, and Radiator developer Robert Yang joked “the only positive thing about it is that Valve’s haptics will usher in a new era in teledildonics”.
Even more helpful, modders, DSFix creators, and contributors to PC Gamer Durante broken down the Steam Deck specs easily by doing some console comparisons and stated, “The GPU is about as fast as a base PS4 in raw performance, but it’s a much newer and more efficient architecture” and the “really decent” 16GB of RAM is four times the size of the Switch.
IGNs Simon Cardy had a presumably inappropriate perspective for the work account and said: “[I’d] Worry that the weight of this steam deck will hurt my wrists if I hadn’t been locked in my house for just 18 months. “Finally, Alissa McAloon of Gamasutra used an Elgato Stream Deck, two Joycons, and some masking tape to cover the steam deck do we have at home.
incredibly excited to check out Valve’s new steam deck today pic.twitter.com/QedveLHyBeJuly 15, 2021