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Steam Deck release date finally revealed

Steam Deck release date finally revealed

After a lot of waiting, Valve has finally revealed the release date for the Steam Deck. Originally slated to launch back in December, the Steam Deck was ultimately delayed to February because of component shortages brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now we have a specific release date for the handheld, and it looks like Valve will be able to stick to that February release window.

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Steam Deck Dynamic Cloud Sync could be a game changer

Steam Deck Dynamic Cloud Sync could be a game changer

The past several days have been exciting ones for Steam Deck updates. Previously, Valve revealed that the Steam Deck would support Epic's Easy Anti-Cheat on top BattlEye, giving Steam Deck support for two of the biggest anti-cheats in the industry. Today, we're learning that Steam Deck will support a feature called Dynamic Cloud Sync, and it's particularly exciting for those that plan to split their game time between Steam Deck and a desktop or laptop.

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Steam Deck stacks anti-cheat support for games aplenty

Steam Deck stacks anti-cheat support for games aplenty

As we inch ever closer to the release of the Steam Deck, prospective buyers are looking for any update they can get about the handheld. The latest update came just as the weekend was getting underway, with Valve issuing a brief note to Steam Deck developers. Don't let that scare you off, though, because while this update may have been aimed at PC developers, it's good news for us regular consumers as well.

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After delayed launch, Valve’s Steam Deck gets a February shipping window

After delayed launch, Valve’s Steam Deck gets a February shipping window

Valve's Steam Deck created a lot of excitement among many gamers when the legendary gaming company revealed the handheld console back in July. With launch scheduled for late 2021, hopes of an on-time launch were dashed when Valve announced the console would be delayed. This week Valve announced that the console will ship this February (in the year 2022), but hasn't gone on to specify the day this launch will commence.

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The video game stories that defined the industry in 2021

The video game stories that defined the industry in 2021

It has been a heck of a year for the game industry. With the COVID-19 pandemic serving as the backdrop, we've had a lot of ups and downs this year. From the major revelations about Activision Blizzard to the ongoing semiconductor shortage that continues to impact manufacturing, 2021 was filled with big headlines. Here are some of the biggest stories that defined the year in gaming.

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When does the 2021 Steam Winter Sale begin?

When does the 2021 Steam Winter Sale begin?

With the holidays quickly approaching, PC gamers are no doubt looking forward to the Steam Winter Sale. Some PC gaming stores have already kicked off their year-end sales, but few are quite the event that the Steam Winter Sale has turned into over the years. The big question now is, "when does the Steam Winter Sale actually begin?" While most years we have to rely on leaks or educated guesses, we thankfully have some concrete details this year.

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It sure looks like a new Sonic the Hedgehog game reveal is coming soon

It sure looks like a new Sonic the Hedgehog game reveal is coming soon

Sonic the Hedgehog fans might have reason to tune into The Game Awards later this week because it looks like a new Sonic game will be revealed during the show. Sega has been dropping hints that a new Sonic the Hedgehog game will be revealed during The Game Awards, which host Geoff Keighley has been building up to be a big event even outside of the award announcements.

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How to share your Steam game library with friends

How to share your Steam game library with friends

It's not a controversial thing to say that gaming is an expensive hobby. Even with the deep discounts we often see in Steam sales, PC games can still cost a lot of money over time. One way to ease the burden of buying new games is by sharing your Steam library with others through a feature called Steam Family Sharing. Here's how to set up Steam Family Sharing along with some limitations you should be aware of before you start sharing your Steam library.

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Chromebooks are about to level up

Chromebooks are about to level up

Chromebooks have seen a massive surge in sales since last year as many schools, families, offices switched to remote or at-home arrangements. This class of devices has always been designed and marketed for such situations, where most of the work and even play happens on the Web, either directly inside browsers or using Web Apps. Things have definitely changed a lot over the past few years, with Chrome OS gaining a lot of capabilities that might also require even more hardware power. Thankfully, that muscle is just around the corner from Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon Compute platforms, just in time for the potential arrival of Steam.

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7 rock-solid PC gaming deals in the Steam Autumn Sale

7 rock-solid PC gaming deals in the Steam Autumn Sale

The Steam Autumn Sale has returned, serving up a ton of PC gaming deals for Thanksgiving weekend. The Autumn Sale is a flash in the pan compared to the longer Summer and Winter Sales, lasting only one week instead of two. While the Autumn Sale may not stick around as long, it still has plenty of good PC gaming deals to take advantage of, and we'll go through some of the best we've seen here.

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Halo Infinite multiplayer release date surprise: Xbox and PC very soon

Halo Infinite multiplayer release date surprise: Xbox and PC very soon

For Halo fans, this past weekend had a lot of ups and downs, as we heard rumors which claimed that Halo Infinite's multiplayer would get a surprise early launch at the end of today's Xbox 20th Anniversary livestream. Those rumors were followed by other reports claiming quite the opposite, saying that while Microsoft had initially intended to launch Infinite multiplayer early, that was no longer on the table. Thankfully, at the end of today's livestream, we learned the truth, and it's a good outcome for the Halo fans of the world.

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Steam Deck won’t flop like Steam Machines

Steam Deck won’t flop like Steam Machines

PC gamers might have felt a tad disappointed at the news that Valve is delaying its Steam Deck portable PC gaming machine to sometime in 2022. Of course, that wasn't exactly surprising given how other consumer electronics, especially computers and mobile devices, are facing production and shipment delays, but it still douses some cold water over the enthusiasm that has been building up towards the upcoming shopping and gaming seasons. Almost ironically, that can also serve to get gamers excited even more, especially after Valve continues to reveal some details that inspire confidence that the Steam Deck will not be a repeat of the ill-fated Steam Machine.

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