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
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.
Quoting: denyasisWon't lie .... It does look nice with those colors...Yeah it actually does look pretty nice 😂
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
Looks dope, though :)
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.
Quoting: tpauNow we need to run a nintendo game on it with higher resolution and fps than on the switch itself with a few modsThat's the easy part!
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