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dbrand bait Nintendo with their new SwitchDeck skin for Steam Deck

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dbrand have today revealed their latest way of poking fun at other companies, with their special edition SwitchDeck skin for the Steam Deck. This isn't the first time they've prodded the beast, like with the Killswitch case for Steam Deck that they had to remake part of due to problems with magnets.

For years, countless blogs have clickbaited millions into believing that a "Switch Pro" was just around the corner. One Switch Lite and a Switch OLED later, we decided to tackle the problem ourselves. After stockpiling a considerable amount of ammunition, our lawyers quietly remarked how they would prefer if we abandoned the mercenary plot and instead went back to shameless plagiarism. Unfortunately for the blog writers, we know how to multitask.


dbrand did tell me via email that they will be shipping the skin out to me, although they've not said when. So I might be able to take a look at the quality soon, maybe not. Based on the last skins I tried from dbrand though, I would expect the SwitchDeck to be high quality.

As for why they did this, dbrand didn't note it but I spoke to the creator behind the Fan the Deck YouTube channel who said dbrand sponsored them on the idea for their Nintendo Switch emulation video because only dbrand were crazy enough to sponsor such an idea. I doubt Nintendo will let that video stay up for too long…

You can buy the skin on dbrand's website.

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Tags: Steam Deck, Misc
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denyasis Jan 23, 2023
Won't lie .... It does look nice with those colors...
Liam Dawe Jan 23, 2023
Quoting: denyasisWon't lie .... It does look nice with those colors...
Yeah it actually does look pretty nice 😂
Pengling Jan 23, 2023
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Heheheh, gotta admit, after having seen the same rumourmongers pop up time and time and time again claiming that there'd be a "Switch Pro" Real Soon Now ever since before the Switch launched in 2017, only for some of them to recently pop up again and basically claim "It really did exist, honest, but it conveniently got cancelled!", this one made me chuckle.

The Steam Deck clearly delivers on the promise that the Switch holds but falls short of in some areas, so those who believed the rumours would probably be well-served by a Deck, with or without this skin. Good on dbrand for having a laugh with it!

Last edited by Pengling on 23 January 2023 at 7:16 pm UTC
s0la Jan 23, 2023
DAMN, seeing it on the thumbnail I could swear it has eyes :D
Looks dope, though :)
StoneColdSpider Jan 23, 2023
To me it looks like an old school Optimus Prime Transformer themed Steam Deck.........
shibuya Jan 24, 2023
I uploaded footage of the pokemon scarlet rom leak to my channel, got 80K views in 12 hours then nintendo had it removed. That was about 3 months ago, and my account is still shadowbanned. Very difficult to get videos noticed now. Overall, might not be worth the ban.
I think it was more about the fact nintendo didn't want people to see emulators run scarlet/violet at 30fps while the switch itself struggles to get 20fps and cancel pre-orders.
Viesta2015 Jan 24, 2023
just replaced the teardown skin with the switchdeck skin in my killswitch order... hope i can apply it correctly.
Beaky Jan 24, 2023
These skins sure do look nice, but they're a pain to apply
tpau Jan 24, 2023
Now we need to run a nintendo game on it with higher resolution and fps than on the switch itself with a few mods
mr-victory Jan 24, 2023
Quoting: tpauNow we need to run a nintendo game on it with higher resolution and fps than on the switch itself with a few mods
That's the easy part!
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