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The 2023 Steam Spring Sale is now live, and with it Valve has put the Steam Deck on sale for the first time.

In all supported regions (including Asia), you can now pick up a Steam Deck with 10% off. Just over a year since release seems like a good time for it to be on sale don't you think? On top of that, you can now officially customize your Steam Deck Startup Movie. In the Settings -> Customization, with no system update needed, it's now live. You can buy them with Steam Points, and the system they built supports the custom movies you've been able to add for a while.

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You can preview them online in your browser here, and they work in Desktop Big Picture Mode too.

Valve also did a little birthday video for the Steam Deck:

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Valve even did a special page on Steam for this event, listing the Top 100 games played on Steam Deck with loads of them going on sale for the Spring Sale too! So a good chance to pick up some new games to play through. I know I'll be having a good look.

Also be sure to check out my latest video going over some recent updates and Steam Deck news:

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Of course it's not all about the Steam Deck, the sale is across the whole of Steam with thousands of developers and publishers jumping in with many discounts. The whole sale runs until March 23rd.

You can check out the full Steam Spring Sale here.

Do give your best recommendations on what to pick up in the comments for either Desktop Linux or Steam Deck.

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MayeulC 6 days ago
Quoting: Klaas
Quoting: MayeulCEdit: for more context, I received it about one year ago.
I've got questions: You didn't open it to test if it works? Are you sure that setting a daily time limit to spend on the SD wouldn't have been a better idea?

Interesting suggestion. Perhaps, but then it wouldn't work as a carrot anymore. I also made that choice before purchasing it (initially it was "I'll finish before receiving it").

Anyway, hopefully I'll open it in about a week :P

Edit for your other question: No, I haven't opened it at all; I've actually considered if it was worth keeping like that as a collector item, but the lithium battery won't last. Technically, I think manufacturers should honor a 2-years warranty, so I'm still in the green if it doesn't work.

Last edited by MayeulC on 18 March 2023 at 7:12 pm UTC
MayeulC 5 days ago
Re-reading the title, I understood it as a new default boot animation during the sale event. That would be a nice touch (if can be disabled).
Tchey 3 days ago
I think the sales are pretty bad, compared to what it was. My wishlist is more than 500 items, and i’m close to 24000 "discovered games". Only a few are 50% price, many 30%, and a great amount are 10%. I remember sales being rarer, but 75 to 95%. Not sure about the devs cut etc, but as a egoist consumer point of view, it certainly is worst. Now every few weeks or months, prices are cut "a little".

If i had a Steam Deck, i would not know what to play. I almost never play with a pad, and last time i played console, it was on the very first Nintendo DS, some Mario games and something with brain training stuff, i think. Maybe i would play 2D Fighting games however ? I like quite complex games with plenty of buttons to click... Also when i play, i often stop for a few minutes, check emails, write notes, look at some news, etc. It feels it would be very unconfortable to do so on a Deck.
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