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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Snowy » Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:21 pm

I stuck my £4 down, but just in case at this stage, I want to read some reviews before I properly pony up.
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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Wrathbone » Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:52 am

I've also reserved one against my better judgement (the £549 model - if I'm going in, I'm going full beans). I really like the concept despite all the questions and concerns that remain.

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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Raid » Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:03 am

I'm holding off for now. I do really like the concept, but there are too many unknowns for me to leap in headfirst. Do we know how much the dock is going to cost? That's an essential part of the Switch experience for me, and honestly I think the implementation is a bit awkward - from what I can tell you have to sit the device in the dock, and then plug a USB cable from the dock into the top of the Deck. The Switch just has a USB-C port on the bottom so that it connects as soon as you put the device into the cradle. I know that inserting a cable is pretty minor as far as issues go, but it feels like something that might be corrected in a version 2.

I think for the time being I'm going to look into buying one of those small form factor PCs for the living room. I haven't done any research yet so have no idea what prices will be like in comparison, but I'm unlikely to need discrete GPU performance for what I want it for.

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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Wrathbone » Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:19 am

It should work with any usb-c dock, so I’m not overly concerned about the official offering. Ultimately if I lose the £4 deposit, it’s not the end of the world, but if it turns out to be an incredible product then I want the option to buy it early next year.

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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Achtung Englander » Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:07 am

Its the control factor for some games that is simply squaring the circle. For example playing Total War on this will be next to impossible, but playing an adventure game like Tomb Raider or Mafia or Max Payne, it should be great fun. I am terrible on controllers for FPS. So I would be using this primarly for indie platformers, adventure games, pinball and racing games.
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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Achtung Englander » Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:49 pm

Games playing : Mafia DE / The Last Of Us / Ghost of a Tale

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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Wrathbone » Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:12 pm

I keep wondering what the catch is, yet each revelation so far is something positive. I’m increasingly glad I claimed my reservation.

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Re: Steam News & Updates

Post by Achtung Englander » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:03 pm

I changed my mind, I too reserved 512 GB version. Lets see if I change my mind when they roll out this time next year.
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