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[–]IMissPorn 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

I won't touch anything Steam if I can help it.

[–]Anman 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This is how it should be.

[–]NuclearBadger 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

You'd be surprised.

Linking it to stream from your pc so you can play max settings 60fps and still have hours of battery is actually amazing.

The decoder in it means there's next to no latentcy issues.

[–]LordoftheFlies 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I'm kind of doing this in reverse, using the Deck's hardware to power what I want to play, and Steam Link to stream to my potato laptop so I can properly see everything at a decent resolution. Works out pretty well so far.

[–]Mathias_JC 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

yeah but if u have the money , max settings or not games still more enjoyable on a big screen especially ultrawide im myself honestly can't focus on a small screen

[–]LordoftheFlies 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I have a Deck, and I like what it does for me. But I'm well aware that the Deck is not a Switch killer. To start with, Nintendo has (IMO) an absolutely unmatched level of experience with handhelds. And they pretty obviously applied that to the Switch in full measure.

Secondly, the market for the two are (again, IMO) entirely different. The Switch is aimed at people who want to enjoy the newest iteration of Nintendo's continuing dominance in the handheld market. And for all that the Deck can emulate Switch games, it's customer base is pretty obviously gamers who want a lightweight (in terms of hardware capability), portable gaming PC.

To think that Valve (no matter how good their device is) can just roll in, boot Nintendo in the ass, and take over is wishful thinking.

[–]GeorgeCarlin 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

My favourite steam-games run on debian.

So basically on any machine i want them to.

[–]SoCo 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It's expensive hard ware, with limited utility. I have many expensive hardwares I run Steam games on. Most of them I would rather get rid of, but are stuck with due to the PLATFORM LOCK-IN ...of Windows. I've already shunned many games and many whole game franchise, like Call Of Duty, due purely to their Windows platform lock-in.

The biggest thing that would upset me, is if a bunch games came out with yet another platform lock-in, for the Steam Deck. I've already bought several games that are supposed to work on my preferred gaming platform, Linux, but do not work properly, as they focus on Steam Deck support. The first one being Aperture Desk Job.

[–]JoGooD 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (5 children)

Instead of gaming, why not start programming and using Linux?

[–]TarBaby 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (4 children)

How do I do that? I got an old Acer laptop with a 1.5Ghz AMD processor that runs Ubuntu 22.04 and I can't find the programming option. Can you help me with an article or howto or something? Ubuntu comes with no manual so don't tell me to RTFM.

[–]GeorgeCarlin 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child) . Or type "python howto" into your most favorite fake-video-propaganda portal. You'll surely find some Bangladeshi IT whiz kid there showing you the ropes.

I'll search for some nice, "easy" python "gaming" programming books next week, i used to torture my students with, if i can find English versions.

I promise.

[–]JoGooD 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Python can be a good start like said in another comment. I would search for python tutorial to learn the basics, then go with step by step python coding tutorial with a simple project that you would be interested in (particle generator, clock alarm, etc. for instance). Then once you're able to do some stuff by yourself, I'd learn javascript for web dev. Then you could explore the different programming field (AI, opsec, web dev, video game, software, etc.)

Edit: since you already got linux, I'd recommend to get use to terminal. Try

[–]TarBaby 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thank you.

[–]Mathias_JC 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

0 , it's just not the same not even close to a desktop at least for me i love building computers not to mention that you can do anything on a desktop (modding , piracy , ...) ,even my living room console is a pc and yeah in the last couple years pc parts got expensive but when u own a desktop u don't have to buy a new one u just upgrade the gpu mostly

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not a chance. I love PC gaming, and my PC is also my work place.