Weekly poll results: Valve’s Steam Deck beats the Nintendo Switch OLED

Valve stole Nintendo’s thunder – people were already lukewarm on the minimal upgrades brought on by the Switch OLED, but then Valve’s own portable console arrived to offer people an alluring alternative.

Many complain about the lack of physical game media, which makes it easier to sell old games you no longer need. And that’s true, but Steam’s whole reason for being is to make buying, installing and playing a new game just a few clicks away and doing it online makes the whole process frictionless

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Nintendo Switch and Steam Deck have yet another competitor on the way
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GPD-XP Android gaming handheld is another take on the Nintendo Switch
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Hands on: Back 4 Blood Review
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Sorry gamers, the Steam Deck won’t get a power boost when it’s docked
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The only real benefit to a docked Steam Deck is a bigger screen The handheld Valve Steam Deck may be Read more

Windows 11 will soon be supported by the Steam Deck
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Valve is reportedly working with AMD to ensure that the handheld gaming PC will support Windows 11. We have known Read more

Steam Deck Dock will not bring a power boost, Valve says
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The exciting forthcoming Steam Deck handheld gaming PC won’t glean extra power when docked, Valve has revealed. The word comes Read more

Steam Deck Windows 11 update possible, SteamOS should hold tight
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Valve revealed the Steam Deck a play-anything portable console with AMD hardware inside. Steam Deck comes with SteamOS 3.0, made Read more

Back 4 Blood preview: Is this the new Left 4 Dead?
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It's easy to forget that when Valve followed up the hit shooter Left 4 Dead with a sequel after just Read more

Unlike the Nintendo Switch, Valve’s Steam Deck won’t get boosted performance when docked
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Steam Deck just the beginning for handheld gaming PC category, says Valve
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“We intend to continue making devices in this product line” says Steam Deck designer. Will Steam Deck be a one Read more

Steam Deck game streaming offers 8 hours of battery life – and loads of flexibility
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Valve’s Steam Deck will offer the ability to last for around eight hours of battery longevity when playing a demanding Read more