Epic CEO Tim Sweeney calls the Steam Deck an 'amazing move' by Valve

Burty117

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GPD is around $1000 for i7/16GB RAM/1TB nVME + dock included + Win10 licence ... I would say that is really comparable :-D
Not saying it's better, but considering every option and feature, they are much closer to each other.
That's double the price! The GPD looks terrible in comparison.

I've been after this form factor for years and there's been a few good ones out their, until you look at the price.
 

yukka

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Reserved a 512gb model. £4 deposit and needed to use my steam login credentials to pay it. Could this actually be hardware that gets into the hands of actual gamers?
 

Fearghast

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That's double the price! The GPD looks terrible in comparison.

I've been after this form factor for years and there's been a few good ones out their, until you look at the price.
TBH I did not expect you will be comparing base Deck with eMMC to fully spec. GPD.
In that case, yeah it's almost a double the price.
 

Burty117

Posts: 4,191   +2,205
TBH I did not expect you will be comparing base Deck with eMMC to fully spec. GPD.
In that case, yeah it's almost a double the price.
No even top spec it's basically half. The only reason anyone compares GPD to Steam Deck is because they're the same form factor, once you look at pricing, the GPD just looks terrible.
 

himindedlolife

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Since GPD is doing the "same" thing for years, I wonder if you even heard of them :)
I've kept up with them, OpenPandora, and a few others through the years but when you dig into the details of a new product there's always a deal breaker. This Steam Deck so far looks to be the closest to the ideal I'm looking for.
 

Biostud

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They're not really worth talking about though. Yes, they are cool, but the pricing makes them pointless.

You can install anything on the Steam Deck. You can literally install windows and install EGS.
Yes, my comment was to those who would never use EGS. Personally I buy the game where I can get it the cheapest.
 

Porkous

Posts: 142   +45
This device is for enthusiasts who probably felt a need to hold their games (literally) in a pocket. If I had all the money in the world, I would check this, only to satisfy the curiosity of how does it go, to have PC grade games, with their intended hw budgets, go into such device... Which is not bad.
Games in coop would work great, for example overcooked 2, or maybe even Worms (from team17)
I wonder if the performance is enough for every game in the library?
The screen resolution is kind of the best choice. Something like 1080p would make it sluggish.
Fortnite would probably sell this, but epic needs to show support.
 

Theinsanegamer

Posts: 2,644   +4,114
Making yourself the determiner of what counts as "fake news" or "hate speech" absolutely is being against free speech.
But didnt you know? Mean words and being forced to face the reality that most people do not support your delusions is LITERALLY worse then physical assault! We must protect the poor soybois who cant have their views challenged! Anyone who does is a NAZI RACIST BIGOT [....] SUPREMACIST!!!!!111!!

Of course their views on what is hateful and "dangerous" changes with the wind, just like Sweeny's opinon on whether the PC platform is a shining gem or a dying vine.
Yet he isn't wrong. Trump does do that and it's unfortunate that there still are people who will defend a freaking president of the US on this. Please start the drama, I really want to see your justification/arguments on defending Trump's spread of hate and lies. (it usually makes for a fun read for me)
As soon as you provide proof of a mean tweet causing the death of someone.
 
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