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Steam Deck: Five big things we learned from Valve’s developer summit

On Friday, PC gaming giant Valve invited the developer community to learn more about its Steam Deck, a $400 handheld gaming PC with a comparatively powerful AMD chip. It’s akin to the Nintendo Switch of gaming PCs, and there’s a lot we already knew about the delayed handheld from its announcement, our trip to Valve’s …

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Valve says supporting the Steam Deck with BattlEye anti-cheat is as easy as an email

We knew from the beginning that Valve’s upcoming $400 Steam Deck handheld wouldn’t play every Steam game perfectly out of the box. It runs Windows games on Linux using the Proton compatibility layer, and some of the biggest games on Steam use anti-cheat software that, historically, hasn’t worked with Proton. But on Friday, Valve revealed …

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Listen to Device Orchestra cover the Ghostbusters theme using electric toothbrushes and a steam iron

An inspired musician can use pretty much anything as an instrument, but this just-in-time for Halloween cover of the Ghostbusters theme song goes in an unexpected direction. Device Orchestra is dedicated to posting music videos recorded solely with the sounds of common household devices. It’s the work of a Finnish YouTuber who’s been creating gadget-powered …

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What Is a Steam Deck and How Is It Different From Nintendo Switch?

The Nintendo Switch has had the handheld gaming market all to itself for years since Sony decided that there would be no successor to the Vita. Now, Valve Corporation has announced their handheld system, the Steam Deck.  You may have noticed some buzz on social media and in technology circles about the Steam Deck being …

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As Epic v. Apple approaches the courtroom, Valve is getting sued over Steam too

Just two days before Apple gets dragged into a California court to justify its 30 percent App Store fee — and two days after Microsoft axed its 30 percent cut on PC — we’re learning that gaming giant Valve is now facing down lawsuits against its own 30 percent cut and alleged anticompetitive practices with …

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Flatpak 1.12 Development Kicks Off with Steam Improvements, Better Support for TUI Programs – 9to5Linux

Debian developer and Collabora engineer Simon McVittie announced today the availability for public testing of Flatpak 1.11.1 as the first unstable release in the upcoming Flatpak 1.12 stable series of this popular Linux app sandboxing and distribution framework. Flatpak 1.12 will be the next major release of the open-source Flatpak system for building, distributing, and …

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