Steam Deck officially announced by Valve

TheSlySyl

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I'll be glad if they replace Big Picture with this entirely, Big Picture was always clunky - Even with a controller.
 
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cybereality

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Also, you have to go through round-about ways to disable Big Picture when you press the Xbox button on the controller (even today).

If you want to shut off the Xbox gamepad, you hold the Xbox button, but after a few seconds, Big Picture appears. It's the worst experience ever and nothing in the Steam interface fixes it.

The only work around I know of is to set the Xbox button in Windows to launch the Game Bar, but then disable the Game Bar. This has the effect of disabling the Xbox button as well. But it's a joke you have to do this.
 
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LZ_Xray

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Good news! I switched to Big Picture exactly once, fooled around a bit with a confused look on my face, and switched it back immediately. Glad the Deck UI will be more like a variation of the regular Steam UI.
 
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maro

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Cool vid. Contrary to my early assumptions it is indeed more modular than I thought it would be. I really like the idea of replaceable thumbsticks and the suggestion replacement parts will be available.

My favorite part is a comment made in the first 30 seconds - 'it is your PC and you have every right to do what you want with it'.
 

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The position of the M.2 2230 drive is kinda what I was expecting, the metal cover throws me for a bit of a loop. Part of me is hoping to get a riser to stick in it's place and run a cable to a typical 2280 board. I would expect eventually to do something like that. Maybe 3D print a back cover tho help facilitate that.
 

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Now that expansion if necessary is confirmed, I'm glad I got the 256GB one :p
If Valve can deliver as estimated (I'm still skeptical). I may get mine sooner too.
 

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Now that expansion if necessary is confirmed, I'm glad I got the 256GB one :p
If Valve can deliver as estimated (I'm still skeptical). I may get mine sooner too.
Considering you can run games off of a flash memory card and it includes 16GB of RAM there seems to be little incentive to upgrade the built in storage.
 

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Cool vid. Contrary to my early assumptions it is indeed more modular than I thought it would be. I really like the idea of replaceable thumbsticks and the suggestion replacement parts will be available.

My favorite part is a comment made in the first 30 seconds - 'it is your PC and you have every right to do what you want with it'.
It is pretty modular but it sounds like they make it pretty clear that the plastic framing on it isn't very sturdy and you will weaken the durability by opening it even once. From my experience, opening devices like this can leave undesired consequences (e.g. creaking frame, visible abrasion along plastic seam, and permanent damage from repeated openings). It could range from being no issue, to leaving your new Steam deck appearing and feeling very "used" before you've had the chance to enjoy it.
 

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"You probably shouldn't do this, but here's how to."

I love how they know people are going to be doing this anyway and decided it was better to help them rather than trying to lock it all down. All the more reason to buy stuff from Valve imo.
 
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