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Looks like Portal 2 is the first Steam Deck Verified title

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As we come closer to the February launch date of the Steam Deck, it appears Valve are now starting to actually go through and tick titles for their Deck Verified program.

Reports coming in that were noticed thanks to updates on SteamDB, showing that Portal 2 has been through verification. It's not exactly surprising, since it's Valve's own title and Portal 2 has long worked nicely on Linux with their native port. That, and it was recently upgraded to use DXVK-Native, to give it Vulkan support too.

We expect plenty more news on titles being Deck Verified over the rest of this month and next, considering how close we're getting to the first batch of customers being invited to actually purchase a unit. The question remains though: exactly how many will actually stick with their reservation? It's likely plenty won't due to various reasons.

In other Steam Deck news, it appears to be quite a sturdy device, as developer Rami Ismail found out noting on Twitter "Happy to report that the Steam Deck can survive a drop from countertop height" and as an amusing follow-up asking about "How's that heart rate though haha", Ismail replied "didn't measure but I guess higher than the resolution of the screen". I can't imagine how bad I will feel the first time mine gets dropped, whenever I manage to get one that is.

What games are you really hoping to see updates to make them work well on the Steam Deck?

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Floyd Jan 12, 2022
I'm really hoping to see a Deck Verified for Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Game runs pretty well via protonGE already.
Comandante Ñoñardo Jan 12, 2022
As long as Proton isn't ready, the Steam deck won't be....
Philadelphus Jan 12, 2022
QuoteThe question remains though: exactly how many will actually stick with their reservation?
From a purely selfish perspective, every person that punts means I and everyone else who actually wants one gets theirs faster!
Mountain Man Jan 12, 2022
If only Valve would make something with a three.
denyasis Jan 13, 2022
Quoting: einherjar
Quoting: rustybroomhandle
Quoting: einherjarPortal 3 would have been the cooler announcement.

Just saying...

This was not an announcement, just some steamdb data mining.

LOL, yeah sorry, I had to make clear that I am talking about the news here on GOL.

I guess it's news, because it's the first. I wouldn't say it's much in the way of a big hurdle. It's an 11 year old game with that already runs great on Linux. The only surprise would be if it didn't work. I'm glad that didn't happen.
CatKiller Jan 13, 2022
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QuoteIt has to start somewhere
It has to start sometime
What better place than here?
What better time than now?
Phlebiac Jan 13, 2022
Doesn't it seem like they are starting this process rather late? Especially since it was originally supposed to ship in December?

Quoting: Mountain ManIf only Valve would make something with a three.

Does SteamOS 3 count? :-p

My reservation is saying "After Q2" as well; I guess by that time there will be enough reviews to get a good idea of whether it's worth jumping in or waiting for an updated model.
Zlopez Jan 13, 2022
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Quoting: PhlebiacDoesn't it seem like they are starting this process rather late? Especially since it was originally supposed to ship in December?

My reservation is saying "After Q2" as well; I guess by that time there will be enough reviews to get a good idea of whether it's worth jumping in or waiting for an updated model.

I would say they are working on this for some time already, just are in testing phase now and the information are getting to the Steam Store slowly.
mark348 Jan 17, 2022
My favorite Valve's game. So much fun in coop and in single player.
tpau Jan 18, 2022
I don't know really, have to try the thing first. I could imagine Hearthstone could be nice and other deck builders.
Maybe some top down games like glitch punk.
In docked mode a lot more becomes possible.
I want to see how feasible it is as a media center with Kodi and How well you can do other things like browse the Web, watch YouTube or run Citrix to work remotely.
This depends also on the Codecs that are done in hardware so we don't burn our knees with hot device.

The possibilities are almost infinite but what really happens, can't tell befor the hardware is here.


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