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Season 16, Episode 07

Now You’re Playing With Power, Portable Power!

I can’t speak to owning a Steam Deck. I can speak to owning almost everything else Valve has released on the hardware side of things (minus THEIR version of VR) and it makes me skeptical.

Not in the sense of what the Deck can do. But more about how much Valve will support the device. They don’t have the track record of say, Google, when it comes to making things and then killing them, but they do have a record. And it’s the record of following up. There is no “version 2” of anything Valve has made. And maybe there doesn’t need to be so far with what they’ve made but the biggest aspect I see of the Steam Deck is the room for improvement.

Watching reviews of the Deck, this thing is no slouch for a handheld device. There does seem to be plenty of room for improvement where the screen is concerned and there will always be improved performance as time goes on. Does that mean we’ll get one somewhere down the line?

History on Valve’s part says no. But I have a horrible feeling of optimism in this case.

Speaking of making something and never following it up…Ubisoft, it’s been 3,112 days since the last Splinter Cell game (non-animated series or guest spot in another game franchise, remake, or VR exclusive).

 

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