AMD and Valve work on Linux gaming machine improvements
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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.

Valve Steam Deck has M.2 SSD slot but might not be easily upgradable
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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.

Valve launches Steam Deck
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Friday, 16 July 2021 12:23

Valve launches Steam Deck


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.

Valve announces its own handheld Steam Deck console
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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.

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution coming to Xbox
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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.

Valve building its own "Switch"
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Wednesday, 26 May 2021 11:27

Valve building its own "Switch"


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.

Wolfire Games takes on Valve
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Monday, 03 May 2021 11:25

Wolfire Games takes on Valve


Steam-driven monopoly 

Indie developer Wolfire Games has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Steam creator Valve.

Apple tries to drag Valve into Epic war
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Monday, 22 February 2021 09:58

Apple tries to drag Valve into Epic war


Valve wants to be Swiss

Apple apparently subpoenaed Valve Software in November 2020, demanding it provide huge amounts of commercial data about Steam sales and operations going over multiple years.

Valve reveals Half-Life: Alyx system requirements
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Only minimum requirements for now

Valve has now revealed its VR-only Half-Life: Alyx, a prequel to Half-Life 2 and developed on Valve's Source 2 engine, and today, we see its first system requirements, at least the minimum ones.

Valve officially reveals VR-only Half-Life: Alyx
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A prequel to Half-Life 2

As expected, Valve has now officially announced Half-Life: Alyx, a VR-only game that is a prequel to Half-Life 2.