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Steam Deck dev-kits are on the move Valve say, as some already have it

By Liam Dawe,
Valve has given a short update on the dev-kits for the upcoming Linux powered handheld Steam Deck, with more developers being able to get their hands on it soon.

Clearing up what games will and won't run on the Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
There seems to be some confusion brewing on what games will actually run on the Steam Deck, so let this serve as a reminder on keeping expectations in check. Here's a quick refresher of how things are right now.

Valve puts up a Steam Deck trailer and the head of Xbox seems to really like it

By Liam Dawe,
Valve has remembered they have an official YouTube channel with the release of a new advert for the Steam Deck, plus the Steam Deck gets a nod of approval from an unlikely source.

I look forward to all the improvements KDE Plasma will get with the Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
One thing I am excited about when it comes to the Steam Deck is that it has a full desktop Linux mode, which is powered by KDE Plasma and I don't think that's getting the attention it deserves.

Valve dumped Debian Linux for Arch Linux with SteamOS 3 because surprise - faster updates

By Liam Dawe,
It was likely no secret to most Linux users who know a bit about distributions but Valve has clarified directly that the main reason for dumping Debian Linux for Arch Linux was for faster updates.

Imagine if you could customize the Steam Deck colours - try it out with this tool

By Liam Dawe,
With the upcoming Steam Deck from Valve only (currently) coming in one colour, it's fun to imagine what it would look like if you could customize the casing colours - so let's try it out.

Seems the Valve Steam Deck has been impressing people with some hands-on time

By Liam Dawe,
Recently a bunch of people from other sites went to Valve's offices for some hands-on time with the Steam Deck and it seems the overall impression was pretty positive.

Frozenbyte are now telling Linux users to use Proton, even for their older games

By Liam Dawe,
Frozenbyte being the developer behind titles like the Trine series, Shadwen, Has-Been Heroes and the upcoming Starbase talks a little about Proton and future native Linux support.

Garry Newman of Facepunch mentions working with EAC for Rust on Linux with Proton

By Liam Dawe,
Back in 2019, survival game Rust was one of the more high-profile games to remove their native Linux version but it seems they're not done with Linux thanks to the Steam Deck.

Get a closer look at the Steam Deck's Trackpad and Gyroscopic controls

By Liam Dawe,
The news around the Steam Deck keeps on coming in, with a new video posted up by (surprise) IGN that checks out the Steam Deck's Trackpad and Gyroscopic controls.

Valve talks performance of the Steam Deck, Big Picture UI being replaced and Gamescope

By Liam Dawe,
Need even more information on the upcoming Linux-powered Steam Deck from Valve? We've got some more that has trickled through to talk about.

Faster Zombies to Steam Deck: The History of Valve and Linux Gaming

By Liam Dawe,
Well, Valve and Linux Gaming together have come a very long way since the early blogs posts about getting Left 4 Dead 2 running fast on Linux to the new Steam Deck. But just how far have they come? Let's do a little reminiscing.

itch.io waives fees for a day again, should work nicely on the Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
For just today the game store itch.io is running another Creator Day where they don't take a cut from any sales. Their store should also work fine on the Steam Deck.

A new Valve game for the Steam Deck? It's not out of the realm of possibility

By Liam Dawe,
With the Steam Deck upcoming, what do we think the chances are that Valve will reveal a new game to go along side it?

Ryan Gordon and Ethan Lee on Proton and the Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
For anyone who has been around Linux gaming for a while, the names Ryan "Icculus" Gordon and Ethan Lee will be well known as developers who port games to Linux and work on the tech behind tons of games.

Valve corrects the RAM specs for the Steam Deck, games should run nicely from SD Card

By Liam Dawe,
It seems that Valve had incorrect details on the specification sheet for the Steam Deck, and as a result we now know the RAM is more impressive.

Ubisoft are keeping an eye on the Steam Deck, will release on it if it's big enough

By Liam Dawe,
Today during the Ubisoft conference call where they discussed first-quarter 2021-2022 sales, Steam Deck got mentioned.

Scalpers are already trying to make some quick cash with the Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Scalpers, the scourge of anyone trying to buy a graphics card or console have now decided to move onto the Steam Deck too and so the cycle continues.

The Valve Steam Deck, lots of excitement and plenty to think about for Linux gaming

By Liam Dawe,
Now that Valve has actually revealed the Steam Deck, we finally know what all their recent Linux work has been for over the last few years. We have some thoughts to share on it both positive and negative.

Valve has formally announced the Steam Deck, a portable handheld console with SteamOS

By Liam Dawe,
Well today is the big day. Valve has now formally revealed the Steam Deck, a portable handheld gaming console powered by a new version of their Linux-based SteamOS operating system.
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