Someone's got the right idea. I can already tell that I'll have some issues with the device. But this has the potential to lay some groundwork for big changes in the future. If we're not going to get the HL3 we dreamed of, then we'll have to settle for blood.For me this is the biggest thing to this device: the expansion of the incentive structure for native linux gaming and development. It's not about whether it's the perfect mobile gaming hardware, or even about mobile gaming. It's the corollary effects of being another big axe chipping away at Windows' gaming stranglehold.
If the base model can be upgraded with a m.2 that would be golden. Be interest with the teardown.eMMC in base model is disappointing. Hopefully, they used standardized M.2 sticks for the higher end ones. If soldered on, disappointing.
Valve comes up with interesting stuff. Wish they would focus on getting VR 1) affordable* and 2) wireless.
*and not require FB account.
Some speculate it was intended to mean in a user-accessible/friendly manner, or perhaps it was to encourage a more even purchasing spread across models. I did wonder myself whether that person's statement was really telling the whole story so was interesting seeing Gabe's response to it.Wait, then where did this come from:
USB ports, HDMI and even a DP port - very intriguing. Will a VR or AR headset become available later to plug into it? With expansion ports all sorts of devices could be made for it, add ons, connecting of devices, cameras, mics etc.
If battery life is 2-8 hours playing a game, what will it be doing business type tasks using a keyboard? 12 to 20 hours?
Since PC based, it will have one of the largest asset of any gaming device, programmability/software.
I see huge potential and possibilities plus Valve now has a device or start for a wireless VR headset in the future.
Yeah, big jump from 2242 to 2230. But you can bet companies will ramp up production.
Sounds about right. I wouldn't jump to any conclusions about the upgradeability of the device. Sounds pretty clear to me that they intend for the SD to be the only upgradeable storage. We'll be lucky to get anything more than that (email from Gabe withstanding).Gabe said it had an m.2 slot, but it could be disabled, locked to a certain drive, or they just really don’t want you to open it.
Sounds about right. I wouldn't jump to any conclusions about the upgradeability of the device. Sounds pretty clear to me that they intend for the SD to be the only upgradeable storage. We'll be lucky to get anything more than that (email from Gabe withstanding).
Judging by the server meltdown, the true numbers are probably higher than 100k.https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021...f-steam-decks-initial-preorder-numbers/?amp=1
Apparently info on how many orders there have been was somehow gotten, looks like somewhere north of 100,000 in the two more expensive SKUs so far.
P.S. - Does Nintendo have a patent on removable controllers, or is there another reason why the controls can't be removed, JoyCon (or Razer Kishi or any of the aftermarket - controller plugs into phone/tablet - devices) style?
if the OS is running off this storage, I wouldnt expect console peasants to be able to properly image the OS onto the new m.2.
That's a good question. I'm assuming there will be a recovery mode if the device becomes corrupt but it's most definitely on a different partition of the SSD.if the OS is running off this storage, I wouldnt expect console peasants to be able to properly image the OS onto the new m.2.
Why can't Valve just state if it is possible for a tech savvy end user to replace the darn thing or not? If it is a slot, then I would have bought the base model and slapped a drive in on day one. If I have to solder, then the higher end model I purchased was the way to go.Socketed, huh?
Is that a standard I've never heard of?
Then how the Gamers loved him as they shouted out with glee, Gaben killed off Nintendo, with a handheld PC!
All aboard the Steamtanic!
Nah, I think they learned from their mistakes. This is just the beginning of something much bigger from them.Or this is going to go the way of steam controller, steam link, steam box, htc vive. Valves track record isn't that great, Nintendo has fought off better rivals, and handheld PC type items tend to be major flops. All aboard the Steamtanic!