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Valve Will Check Out Every Steam Game on Steam Deck

Adrian Werner, 19 October 2021, 13:46

Valve has announced that it will check out each of the more than 50,000 games available on Steam for compatibility with the Steam Deck console.

Analogue Pocket Will Not Only Run Games, but Also Tell Their History

Paul Musiolik, 17 October 2021, 16:56

The Analogue Pocket console system will not only enable you to play classic games (e.g. from Game Boy), but also to learn about their history. The creators announce serious development plans.

Nintendo Switch OLED with Better Joy-Con Mount and Smaller Cooling

Adrian Werner, 14 October 2021, 13:18

iFixit took apart the Nintendo Switch OLED console. Inside it we find a smaller cooling system and better speakers.

Inside the Steam Deck - Valve Showed the Console's Guts

Adrian Werner, 07 October 2021, 11:10

Valve recorded the process of opening the Steam Deck to replace parts and explained the risks of doing so.

Switch 4K May Never Happen; Confusion Surrounding Nintendo

Przemyslaw Dygas, 30 September 2021, 22:58

According to Bloomberg, some studios have received Switch devkits from Nintendo, which support 4K resolution. The company denies these claims.

Steam Deck is Strong, but Struggles With Cyberpunk 2077

Adrian Werner, 29 September 2021, 14:42

Thanks to a Chinese tester, we learned how Steam Deck handles Cyberpunk 2077, Dota 2, Doom, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider and several other games.

Steam Deck Gets an Official FAQ

GRG, 23 September 2021, 13:04

Valve has published an website with answers to frequently asked questions about Steam Deck. Check out the most interesting case here.

New Leak Reveals Steam Deck's Interface

Jacob Blazewicz, 18 September 2021, 20:32

The Steam Deck console will bring with it a completely new interface. Screenshots posted by Pavel Djundik (creator of SteamDB) show how it will look like on Windows devices.

SteamDeck Devkits Ready to be Shipped to Developers

Miriam Moszczynska, 15 September 2021, 15:41

Steam Deck will debut this December, but before gamers get their consoles, it will make its way into the hands of developers. As Valve has announced, that will happen soon.

Switch Gets Bluetooth Update; We'll Finally Connect Wireless Headphones

GRG, 15 September 2021, 13:47

Nintendo has added long-awaited support for wireless headphones in the latest Switch update.

Steam Deck Won't Run Every Game in Steam Library - Here's Why

GRG, 07 September 2021, 11:31

Despite assurances from Valve's designers, Steam Deck may have trouble running some games from the Steam library.

Steam Deck Patent Description Details Touchpad Capabilities

Hubert Sledziewski, 03 September 2021, 21:36

An online description of one of the patents used for the Steam Deck console reveals Valve's focus on touchpad functionality. This control method is intended to be customisable and pressure sensitive.

Phil Spencer Praises Steam Deck - It's a Really Nice Device

Damian Gacek, 14 August 2021, 21:16

After testing the Steam Deck, Phil Spencer, the head of the Xbox brand, praised the device. This coincided with the release of the platform's first ad.

Steam Deck's Desktop Mode Won't Boost Performance

Arkadiusz Strzala, 09 August 2021, 15:06

Steam Deck will not gain in performance when running in desktop mode. Maintaining the same hardware power when connected to a 1080p or higher resolution monitor raises concerns about gaming comfort.

„Steam Deck is a Full-fledged PC, Only Portable” - Impressions From the Press Show

Darius Matusiak, 08 August 2021, 19:33

A flood of information has appeared on the web after the press presentation of Valve's Steam Deck console. The impressions are very positive - it's a powerful PC, only in a small case.

Gabe Newell on Steam Deck: „PC's Openness is a Superpower”; Launch May be Delayed

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 July 2021, 22:16

Gabe Newell doesn't see Steam Deck as a closed platform. Valve's CEO sees openness and the associated multi-functionality as a strength of the PC and wants the same for the company's „console”.

Valve Shows Off Steam Deck's Brilliant Gyroscope Performance

Adrian Werner, 27 July 2021, 12:04

Valve showed off the ingenious gyroscope system in Steam Deck. Together with analog knobs and trackpads, it is supposed to provide an experience close to mouse and keyboard controls.

Steam Deck May Limit FPS to Save Power

Arkadiusz Strzala, 26 July 2021, 14:34

Valve announced an optional fps-lock feature for the Steam Deck console. This limiter is supposed to enable the device to run longer on a single battery charge.

Steam Deck Delivers; Valve Hasn't Found a Game That the Console Can't Handle

Michal Ciezadlik, 23 July 2021, 10:37

In a recent interview, Valve representatives talked about the announced Steam Deck console. According to their words, the console will easily run any last-gen game.

Steam Deck to Offer SSD Expansion; Creators Promise no Issues With Analogs

Patrick Kubiak, 17 July 2021, 22:14

After the recent reveal of Steam Deck, news keeps coming out about how the device will work and what specs it will have. It turns out that the memory in the device will be expandable, and drifting analogs are not supposed to be a problem.

Steam Deck in High Demand; Over 100k Reservations in an Hour

Adam Krolak, 17 July 2021, 22:03

Reservations for the Steam Deck console from Valve began on Friday. In a short period of time, the number of preorders of the new portable console exceeded 100 thousand. However, there were some problems on the way.

Steam Deck Targeted by Scalpers; Prices Reach $2500

Przemyslaw Dygas, 17 July 2021, 21:43

Valve has been trying to protect Steam Deck from scalpers. Unfortunately, the company is losing this battle, and the first offers with significantly inflated prices have already appeared online.

Steam Deck Pre-orders are Open; First Come, First Served

Hubert Sledziewski, 16 July 2021, 22:08

We can now reserve the Steam Deck console from Valve. We advise you to hurry, because the new hardware may sell out very quickly.

Steam Deck is a Test for the PC Industry; Epic Games CEO Praises Valve's Move

Paul Musiolik, 16 July 2021, 12:13

Steam Deck is supposed to be a test for the entire PC industry. Gabe Newell wants to see if there is room in the market for portable PCs. The head of Epic Games praises him for this move.

Steam Deck Protected From Scalpers. How do I Order My Console?

Konrad Sarzynski, 16 July 2021, 10:48

Pre-orders for Steam Deck, a new console presented by Valve, have begun. The manufacturer has prepared a number of security measures to protect the device from scalpers, but they can complicate the ordering procedure.

Steam Deck is the New Console From Valve

Przemyslaw Dygas, 15 July 2021, 20:59

There have long been rumors on the web that Valve is working on its own console. Now we have finally received an official announcement of the device called Steam Deck.

Nintendo Employee on Switch OLED: Don't Buy If You Don't Need a New Display

Hubert Sledziewski, 07 July 2021, 20:31

The announcement of the Switch OLED console met with a negative response from gamers. Meanwhile, a Nintendo marketer advises that those uninterested in the new display should stick with the Switch or Switch Lite.

Nintendo Unveils the Switch OLED Model

Matt Buckley, 06 July 2021, 19:08

After months of speculation about a “Switch Pro,” Nintendo finally reveals the OLED Model, an upgraded version of the Switch featuring a 7-inch OLED screen, a LAN Port, and more. Plus, the new model will arrive this October.

PSP Store Closed Permanently; PS3 and PS Vita Stores Still Operating

Ignacy Ziarkiewicz, 03 July 2021, 19:20

The PSP store is closing completely, digital versions of games for the portable console will only be available in PS3 and PS Vita stores.

Rumor: Nintendo Switch Pro Announcement Before E3 2021

Jacob Blazewicz, 27 May 2021, 13:40

Nintendo may finally reveal a refreshed version of its latest console. According to Bloomberg agency's sources, the new Switch model will hit the market later this year.

SteamPal is Most Likely a Switch-like Portable Console

Przemyslaw Dygas, 26 May 2021, 15:24

It looks like Valve is indeed working on a portable console called SteamPal. Information has surfaced online about what the new device from Gabe Newell's company may be.

Upgraded Switch Coming This Year

Adrian Piotrowski, 03 May 2021, 16:17

Nintendo has ambitious plans for its flagship Switch console. An upgraded version of the hybrid device is due out this year, and the Japanese giant is also aiming to beat the sales performance of the Nintendo Wii.

PS Vita Was a Disaster for Sony, Failing to Meet Any Expectations

Paul Musiolik, 10 April 2021, 17:20

An AMA session on Reddit brought up some interesting information about Sony's perception of the PS Vita. According to a former Sony employee, the hardware was a complete failure and did not meet any of the company's expectations.

Tencent and Qualcomm Working on Rivals for Nintendo Switch

Arkadiusz Strzala, 25 March 2021, 11:41

The Chinese and Americans are working on portable consoles that can compete with Japan's Nintendo Switch. Both Qualcom's and Tencent's devices show great similarities in design or features.

Nintendo Switch Pro Leak Reveals Performance and Release Date

Bart Swiatek, 18 March 2021, 13:32

Information from Bloomberg indicates that the new version of the Nintendo Switch console - known as „Pro” - may debut on the market at the end of this year. According to reports, the device will offer processing power similar to PlayStation 4 Pro.

Nintendo Will Upgrade Switch - Bigger OLED and 4K Maybe Later This Year

Michal Ciezadlik, 04 March 2021, 13:18

As Bloomberg reporters have learned, Nintendo plans to refresh its console later this year. The new Nintendo Switch model is expected to get a 7-inch OLED and a video output that transmits 4K video to our TV.

Rumor: Nintendo Switch Pro Coming Later This Year

Karol Laska, 23 February 2021, 20:19

Nintendo Switch Pro remains a topic raised in the category of rumors and speculations, although all signs in seem to say that any moment now we will hear some official news about the console. Rumor says it's supposed to hit the market this year.

PSP 5G - Sony May Create a Mobile PS5

Przemyslaw Dygas, 23 February 2021, 16:10

It is possible that Sony is working on a portable console with support for 5G technology. The new version of the PSP would be based on game streaming associated with the PS Now service.

Nintendo Switch With 80 Million Consoles and Over 530 Million Games Sold

Bart Swiatek, 01 February 2021, 13:35

We know the latest sales figures for Nintendo Switch and software dedicated to this platform. Customers around the world have already purchased nearly 80 million units of the console. Games for this device are also very popular.

Nintendo Switch Hackers Will be Judged

Mikolaj Laszkiewicz, 03 October 2020, 21:33

The leaders of Team Xecuter, a hacker group that targeted Nintendo Switch, have heard the charges and will stand trial.

Production of Nintendo 3DS Officially Ends Today

washi, 17 September 2020, 19:05

After nine years and more than 75 million copies sold, Nintendo officially ceased the production of 3DS models. This information appeared on the Japanese website of the company.

Nintendo Switch Pro Will Support 4K in Games

Paul Musiolik, 09 September 2020, 10:44

The new model of Nintendo Switch (unofficially known as Switch Pro) can offer 4K resolution in video games, report anonymous developers working on unannounced games.

Game & Watch - Nintendo's New Handheld Debuts This Year

Paul Wozniak, 03 September 2020, 20:47

Today, Nintendo presented a new version of the portable Game &Watch console. The edition dedicated to the Mario series will be available on sale later this year.

New Version of Nintendo Switch May Debut in 2021

Mikolaj Laszkiewicz, 24 August 2020, 22:31

The latest leaks from parts manufacturers say that the Nintendo Switch Pro may debut in the near future.

Sega Reveals Miniature Retro Console to Celebrate 60th Birthday

Bart Swiatek, 03 June 2020, 12:54

On the occasion of its 60th birthday, the Japanese company Sega will launch a miniature version of a portable console from the 90s - Game Gear Micro. The device will debut in Japan on October 6.

PS4, XO and Switch With Record Sales in April in the USA

Paul Wozniak, 22 May 2020, 19:31

The American company NPD shared the results of console and computer game sales last month in the USA. According to this information, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, these are the best April results ever.

XCOM 2 and Burnout Paradise Coming to Nintendo Switch

Paul Wozniak, 26 March 2020, 18:23

Electronic Arts have announced that the refreshed version of the racing Burnout Paradise will be coming to Nintendo Switch this year. So far we do not know the exact release date. A special edition of XCOM 2 is also coming to Switch.

Rumor: New Model of Nintendo Switch in Mid-2020

Adrian Werner, 07 January 2020, 15:02

There have been rumors suggesting that Nintendo intends to release a new model of the Switch console in mid-year. Production is expected to start in this quarter.

PS Vita Without Successor? Sony Loses Interest in Handhelds

Jacob Blazewicz, 04 December 2019, 23:42

Jim Ryan from Sony Interactive Entertainment confirmed that the company is not interested in creating a mobile console. The hopes for a successor to PlayStation Vita are no more.

Gamer Builds a Working Portable PlayStation 2

Paul Wozniak, 06 September 2019, 12:20

One Reddit user boasted that after a few years he managed to build a working portable version of PlayStation 2.