Lmao jesus. Are there even that many worthwhile games on Steam?nope, that's still there ... can't browse my wishlist during sales either:
there seem to be ... i only wishlist games i actually would want to buy some dayLmao jesus. Are there even that many worthwhile games on Steam?
I removed a bunch of games from mine during the sale. Felt pretty good, I'll probably remove some more later. You should try it sometime.
omg, that would be SO COOL!!!Well, Synth Riders shows a platinum rating on ProtonDB so I'll uh... keep that in mind for when I get the deck, I guess
Actually now I'm wondering how soon people will get creative and build a back strap thingy to plug a VR headset into the Deck and make-your-own wireless Index (or whatever). If it's not month of release I'll be disappointed in all of us.
Oh yeah! I forgot to mention that Hitman 1 and 2 are Platinum-rated on Proton DB, so I can't wait for Hitman 3.To be honest I convinced myself to get it as much for the non gaming purposes as gaming because I'm not big on handhelds and I don't travel much, and when I do I'm driving or doing what I'm out to do so no real time to play a handheld. I was planning on getting a tablet later this year for similar reasons so this announcement came at the perfect time. I can see myself using it as a 2nd screen when I'm gaming on the desktop, like pull up an achievement guide instead of alt tabbing all the time. Or playing a bit in bed then slapping it in the dock and watching hbo max or netflix on the TV in my bedroom.
Of course the gaming part does interest me too. A big reason why I lost interest in handhelds is because the games always felt worse than consoles/PCs and as far as Switch is concerned I get bored really fast with most of Nintendo's titles. I find them too simplistic to keep my attention for long outside of a couple of games, but with deck that shouldn't be an issue. Playing stellaris or hitman in bed sounds much more appealing for me.
SteamDB's calculator usually works fine for that purpose.a while back if I tried to look at someone's games list on their Steam profile and they owned a similarly high amount, my browser would just crash.
I already thought about that use case, it is more complex than it seems at first glanceI really hope, and it seems to be the case, that the touch controls are good, so I can play Civ while sitting on the toilet!
Probably something to test the device's graphical chops, maybe Horizon Zero Dawn? After that, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. I have to uphold the tradition of buying new hardware and playing old-ass games on it.What are you going to play first?
I'm thinking maybe Half Life 2 as a fitting intro. Or maybe Black Mesa.
Think it'll be a good Rimworld machine too.
the problem with this is that volvo DESPERATELY don't want to interfere in any of that stuffIt's surprising to me that Valve still hasn't done anything to implement cloud saves for older games (or just not supported games like some of the Souls games), I wonder if they have any plans for them for the Deck. I've mentioned crowdsourced cloud save locations before and it still seems like the easiest solution and wouldn't be the first thing they crowdsourced either.
Part of me wishes for Valve to do this, just so I can laugh about someone defending their artistic right not to allow me to carry over saves to another PC.I mean, they could just have someone go through the 1000 most popular games without cloud saves and enable them for the 998 for which that works without issues. Should take about a month for 2 people to do with pretty good testing.
But sadly that doesn't seem like a very Valve solution. And I'm sure some salty developer or publisher would find a reason to complain if they did it.
In an ideal, utopian universe, Valve would use AI generated covers for games that haven't updated it yet, featuring their emotive blobs that you see on the Store when something goes wrong.Also as an aside, I'm not sure what you would want Valve to even do about the missing covers. Author new ones themselves?
Ah, well, yeah. That would have been rad. Was there an response from someone at Valve about that? I probably saw it back then but forgot.no ... add steam workshop support for covers
not quite ... it was about cloud saves mostlyMight have heard wrong, but I'm pretty sure they said they were looking at being able to suspend a game on PC and resume on your Steam Deck exactly where you left off. That's a really useful feature that I would use a ton.
Exactly my plans, it will be nice to have a device that I can work through my backlog.Definitely plan on using this to play through many indie/VN/JRPG games I have on Steam...as well as for emulation. Also looking forward to just doing a bunch of testing with the hardware and Proton/Windows.
Very excited to get mine.
Exactly! I already do a lot of inhome streaming via Steam Link, so I'll likely be using that feature a lot.... and play that on the Deck with in-home streaming!
yeah, imagine that - not having to pay for the same game more than once .... or not having to pay for onlineExactly! I already do a lot of inhome streaming via Steam Link, so I'll likely be using that feature a lot.
My main thing is, if the Steam Deck pans out, buying a game off Steam will give me:
A) the PC build of the game, which is commonly the best performing/best looking version
B) the best performing native handheld version of the game (given Nintendo's presently deficient spec), which I can further customize to my liking
C) the ability to play A over in-home streaming anywhere in my house, albeit limited to 1080p
All of that, and my save presumably updates to the cloud anywhere I play? That is frankly incredible value. I'm just hoping that Gabe and co. don't mess up the implementation of the user-friendliness/QOL improvements this thing needs to make a good first impression as a pseudo "console", I'm optimistic they have it figured out.
Woooooooow. I can't believe I only found out about this now, lmao. Guess I never had Steam running simultaneously on my desktop and laptop for the notification to pop up and tell me I could do this. I assumed it required the Link app or something, which isn't on PC as such. But this makes so much more senseit's available on windows too ... but you have to set it up in the settings
Thankslooool you're welcome then, haha