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ELDEN RING tops the Steam Deck most played for May 2023

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Once again, ELDEN RING has managed to become the number 1 most played game on Steam Deck, after hovering close to it over the last couple of months. Here's the top 20 most played on Steam Deck for May 2023.

The list given out by Valve on Twitter includes these games sorted by hours played top to bottom, with each being a link to go buy a copy on either Humble Store or Steam depending on availability:

In case you missed it, here's also my most recent Steam Deck and gaming news round-up video:

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What have you been playing across either Steam Deck or desktop Linux over the last month? Give your latest recommendations in the comments.

As for me? I'm still a bit hooked by Halls of Torment:

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MayeulC Jun 15, 2023
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Quoting: MayeulCI started detailing the technicalities, then realized that is not what you were after... Well, if I can't use the Steam deck, I can plug the SSD into another computer to retrieve data. I can also boot it up on another computer, but the SD is better (my desktop randomly loses the USB controllers sometimes, which makes USB boot unreliable, and my other laptop only has 4GB of RAM).
I have priority though, as this is now my "work laptop" replacement (where the SSD originally comes from).
Thanks much for taking the time to reply. I'm most curious about using it in place of a laptop - do you use the dock (not necessarily connected to an external monitor) for this?

No worries, I always check my GoL notifications, even if I don't visit the website every day :)

I use the USB-C input (Display Port Alt mode plus PD charging) of my DELL monitor (Daisy chained to a second one via a DP->VGA adapter), and connect the SSD to one of its side ports via USB. The setup is pretty solid, though it's tempting to disconnect the Steam Deck or turn the screen off (either would interrupt the connection to the boot drive, which would be a bad idea). No issues so far though, and the Steam Deck, even with this complicated setup, has had one of the most robust suspend and resume implementation I've ever encountered on Linux. There were a few hiccups with Daisy Chaining due to an AMD regression on recent kernels, but it's getting quite stable these days.

I would be in the market for more esoteric USB-C adapters, such as a simple USB-C -> USB-C + USB-A hub (that retain PD and DP Alt). Or something that injects DP Alt signals from a separate video output. I might need to design these myself, though.
Pengling Jun 16, 2023
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Quoting: MayeulCNo worries, I always check my GoL notifications, even if I don't visit the website every day :)

I use the USB-C input (Display Port Alt mode plus PD charging) of my DELL monitor (Daisy chained to a second one via a DP->VGA adapter), and connect the SSD to one of its side ports via USB. The setup is pretty solid, though it's tempting to disconnect the Steam Deck or turn the screen off (either would interrupt the connection to the boot drive, which would be a bad idea). No issues so far though, and the Steam Deck, even with this complicated setup, has had one of the most robust suspend and resume implementation I've ever encountered on Linux. There were a few hiccups with Daisy Chaining due to an AMD regression on recent kernels, but it's getting quite stable these days.

I would be in the market for more esoteric USB-C adapters, such as a simple USB-C -> USB-C + USB-A hub (that retain PD and DP Alt). Or something that injects DP Alt signals from a separate video output. I might need to design these myself, though.
That is wonderful information - thankyou SO much.

It sounds like the Deck would be more than up to standing in for a laptop if I'm travelling and still do what I need from those, which would cut what I need to carry by a good bit. Thanks again!
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