Doing rather well
Valve’s Steam Deck is proving that the walled garden business model is rubbish and the idea of locking customers into a single ecosystem is flawed, according to Fast Company's Jared Newman.
First come first served
Valve has now confirmed that the first pre-orders of the Steam Deck handheld console should ship to customers by the end of February 2022.
Leaves on the line
Valve has delayed the release of its Steam Deck handheld by several months, it announced in a statement today. The anticipated handheld will now start rolling out in February 2022, pushed back from an initial December release.
A video on how to upgrade the internal M.2 drive
In case you are wondering about the insides of the Steam Deck, or you managed to order the 64GB version of the Steam Deck and plan to upgrade the internal SSD, you'll be glad to know that Valve has done a complete teardown with a tutorial on how to upgrade that drive.
Enhance Steam Play
AMD and Valve are working on CPU frequency/power scaling improvements to enhance the Steam Play gaming experience on modern AMD platforms running Linux.
M.2 2230 SSDs are hard to find
According to Gabe Newell's response to Reddit Steam members, it appears that the Valve Steam Deck features an M.2 NVMe 2230 slot, making an upgrade possible, but Valve says it is not intended for end-user replacement, even if you can find it.
PC games on the go
Game distribution giant Valve today announced the launch of Steam Deck, a $399 gaming portable designed to take PC games on the go.
Shipping in December and starting at $399
Valve has now officially announced its handheld console, called the Steam Deck. Based on a custom AMD APU with Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU, the Steam Deck should pack enough punch to run games on a 7-inch screen when it launches in December 2021, with a starting price of $399.
Valve also adds it to DOTA 2
It appears that AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) will be coming to Xbox consoles as it is has already been made available to preview in Xbox GDK.
Streaming via Linux
Video game and hardware studio Valve has been secretly building a Switch-like portable PC designed to run a large number of games on the Steam PC platform via Linux -- and it could launch, supply chain willing, by year's end.