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A humble Steam Deck owner and fledgling Linux user in general. I've always been interested in Linux replacing Windows as the primary PC gaming OS. But it was always a mess of frustration, drivers, and not knowing which kernel was best. When SteamOS3 and Steam Deck hit the scene however, I realized the true potential of Linux as a gaming platform.

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Helldivers 2 rated Playable for Steam Deck by Valve

By Smellbringer,
Helldivers 2 is the bug-squashing sensation that's sweeping the nation. Skyrocketing to popularity in a way that the first Helldivers could only dream of. And now Valve has given it a Steam Deck rating.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with this Bloody Sale

By Smellbringer,
Whether we're celebrating with loved ones or just staying home alone, Valentines Day is a special day.

Celebrate Economic Strategy with the Steam Capitalism and Economy Fest

By Smellbringer,
Economy simulation and city management may not be the first thing most people think of when they think about video games. But it is one of the most longstanding genres in gaming, going all the way back to the 1980's.

Humble Puts Even More IGN Rated 9 and Up Games on Sale

By Smellbringer,
A few days ago we reported that Humble was putting several games rated 9 and up by IGN into a bundle. Now it appears that Humble has expanded that to a full on sale with many more IGN rated 9 and up games all up for grabs at reduced cost.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 Gets A Steam Deck Badge and Proton Hotfix

By Smellbringer,
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 recently dropped on Steam this week and in our opinion it's an incredible game, with Valve fixing up the multiplayer now in Proton Hotfix.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 Shreds On Steam Deck, But With Two Massive Caveats

By Smellbringer,
In case you missed the news from last week, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 launched on Steam this week after three years in Epic Games Store limbo.

Here's the most popular Steam Deck games for September 2023

By Smellbringer,
September has come and gone, the summer season has wound down, and spooks now rule the roost. But before the spooks can take hold; Valve dropped the Top 20 Most Played Steam Deck Games for September 2023.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 Finally Coming To Steam

By Smellbringer,
After almost three agonizing years of waiting, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, the excellent remake of the first two classic Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games, has been announced for a Steam release on October 3.

Unity Considers Tentative Changes To Controversial Policies

By Smellbringer,
In the ongoing saga of changes with Unity's revenue model, Unity seem set to make some changes but not a full reversal so here's the latest.

GE-Proton 8-15 release fixes Mafia Definitive Edition

By Smellbringer,
Not one to be left out of the updating festivities it seems, Glorious Eggroll has dropped GE-Proton 8-15.

GE-Proton 8-14 released, deprecated workarounds removed

By Smellbringer,
The latest release for GE-Proton, the community version of Proton, has dropped. Version 8-14 brings with it several fixes and workaround removals that had deprecated.

Get some great strategy games in the Steam Strategy Fest

By Smellbringer,
I'll be the first to admit that we're a bit late on this news as the sale started Monday, but the Steam Strategy Fest is up and has some awesome deals on strategy game classics.

Steam Deck recently had two Beta releases, here's what's changed

By Smellbringer,
Valve has rolled out two updates for the Beta Branch of the Steam Deck within two days, August 17th and August 19th. Here's what's changed.

Celebrate QuakeCon and Quake II Remastered with this Steam Sale

By Smellbringer,
Earlier we reported about how id Software and Nightdive Studios had come together once more to remaster Quake II for a new generation and shadow dropped it at QuakeCon. Well, that was only one part of the festivities as id and Bethesda have put a bunch of their hit games on sale to celebrate QuakeCon.

Quake II Remastered shadow dropped, Playable on Steam Deck

By Smellbringer,
id Software and Nightdive Studios are at it again with an enhanced version of Quake II, available now for all platforms and the best part is that, if you already own Quake II on Steam, it's a free update.

Celebrate the end of Summer with this Capcom Steam Sale

By Smellbringer,
The summer season is coming to an end; students are heading back to school and tech deals are popping up from left to right. Capcom has seen fit to get in on the season with the Capcom End of Summer Steam Sale. Here's a bunch of games Verified for Steam Deck.

Persona 5 Strikers fully playable on Steam Deck with this tweak

By Smellbringer,
Since its release in October 2022, Persona 5 Royal has been one of the perfect Steam Deck games. Persona 5 Royal's design being very well suited for handheld play; combined with being a very well optimized PC Port overall. It's sequel / spin-off, Persona 5 Strikers, has not fared so well.

The Warhammer themed boomer-shooter, Boltgun, is finally Steam Deck Verified

By Smellbringer,
The latest game to ride the boomer shooter craze, Warhammer 40K: Boltgun, has finally attained Steam Deck Verification as of today according to its own Steam Page.
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