Valve announced something new, and as always, that meant the Internet was turning on like a switchboard, with only opinions instead of electricity. First we took the obvious: praise Valve for doing what Nintendidn & # 39; t do, double the Steam Deck as the Switch Pro. How Hard disk he wrote: "In the press, a full spec sheet of the Switch Pro also revealed that it would include a much-anticipated Switch feature of functional analog sticks." Oof.
Sony copied it too. Mark Doherty, who directs the parody account of former Sony CEO Kaz Hirai, decided to release this screenshot with its own name: "With Horizon and Day & # 39; s Gone now on Steam, Sony has already given more support to Steam Deck than to PS Vita." YouTuber and co-founder of Kindafunny Greg Miller is also crazy about Vita.
Those who didn’t change the name of Steam Deck for Switch Pro were arguing about themselves Gabe Boy or Gabe Gear it was a more fun alternative name (the answer is Gabe Gear, obviously). The memes became thick and fast, with Fighting Games Daily turning it into HET Russian anti-alcohol! poster inside anti-switch propaganda, while classic Mac collector Dana Sibera, who usually tweets about retro hardware, mocked an image of a version of the Steam Deck with an Atari 2600 aesthetic that I would really like to be real.
Steam Deck CRT, with luxury wood grain. pic.twitter.com/iv6Jrg0LOQJuly 15, 2021
Professional video game industry experts had their serious comment, Daniel Ahmad praised Steam Deck because the "price is aggressive" and it is "a fairly open device that has desktop / dock functions and the ability to & # 39; Install third party software and storefronts ". . Jason Schreier brought the dubious to work, noting that “Steam Deck skeptics might be underestimating the general public of people who play more games in a portable way (little boy’s father here!). "When will it be changed? "If that feels great (great yes), no one should ask anymore."
Mat Piscatella he said, "The speech comparing Steam Deck and Switch as if the two devices were competing directly with each other is a first-rate mistake, to put it bluntly." Jeff Grubb explained why the 720p resolution for a screen you hold in front of your face is really good and Lawrence Sonntag simply pointed out that "it will be the cheapest entry point to PC gaming in general."
PC games are very cheap And you could probably spend the rest of your life playing weird stuff in Itch for free.July 15, 2021
Developer of the Umurangi generation Such is Faulkner provided a voice of skepticism, noting that activities such as "modding, building hardware, chatting with teammates on Discord while playing, watching Youtube next door" are key to PC gaming and "I don't see anyone doing that on a bus. " Chris Kramer, who works in public relations video games, was another problem: "The only way to buy a Steam Deck is if Valve gave me a $ 100 refund for the absolute garbage steam driver I bought. The worst piece of plastic I've burned money in since the 3DO. "
Meanwhile, The Behemoth, the studio behind Castle Crashers, gave everyone one first exclusive look in its game that works with Valve’s new hardware and Radiator developer Robert Yang he joked "the only positive thing about this is that valve haptics will usher in a new era of teledildonics".
More usefully, Modder, the creator of DSFix and PC collaborator Gamer Durant broke the Steam Deck specifications in a simple way by doing some console comparisons, explaining that "the GPU has performance as fast as a PS4 base, but it's much newer and more efficient "architecture" and the 16GB of "really clean" RAM is four times more than the Switch.
IGN & # 39; s Simon Cardy he had an angle that was allegedly inappropriate for the work account, saying, "(I would be) worried about the weight that Steam Deck would hurt my wrists if I hadn't finished spending 18 months locked inside my house." Finally, Alissa McAloon of Gamasutra used an Elgato Stream Deck, two joycons and some duct tape to make the Steam Deck we have at home.
incredibly excited to see today the new valve steam platform pic.twitter.com/QedveLHyBeJuly 15, 2021