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Steam Deck reservations were a disaster

Steam Deck reservations were a disaster

Steam Deck reservations opened at the top of the hour, and if you were expecting Steam to buckle under the rush of people looking to reserve one, your expectations were right on the money. Unfortunately, many of those looking to reserve a Steam Deck were greeted by a number of issues, whether they saw the same error messages over and over again, fell victim to a laggy checkout process, or even had their accounts locked for trying to make too many purchases in too short a window of time.

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Steam Deck reservations open today: Why Valve may not sell you one

Steam Deck reservations open today: Why Valve may not sell you one

After announcing the Steam Deck yesterday, Valve is wasting little time opening up reservations for the handheld PC gaming device. Reservations are opening later today for the first batch of Steam Decks that will be available in December 2021. Here we'll tell you not only how to reserve one, but also what you should know before reserving.

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Valve boss says ‘very aggressive’ Steam Deck pricing was ‘painful’

Valve boss says ‘very aggressive’ Steam Deck pricing was ‘painful’

Yesterday, Valve revealed the Steam Deck, a handheld gaming PC that is meant primarily for playing Steam games on the go. In its announcement, Valve confirmed that the Steam Deck will use a custom AMD Zen 2 CPU and a discrete RDNA 2 GPU, yet announced a starting price point of $399. That's a pretty low price to pay to get into PC gaming, and it seems that Valve is going to feel it, as Gabe Newell has described that pricing as "very aggressive" and "painful."

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Five ways Valve’s Steam Deck seems too good to be true

Five ways Valve’s Steam Deck seems too good to be true

Today we're looking at the Valve Steam Deck, a gaming machine with built-in game controls that runs SteamOS. This device's industrial design owes to several machines that've found some measure of success in the past - the Sega Game Gear, Razer Project Fiona, and the most obviously similar recent powerhouse of a device like this: Nintendo Switch. But might this be a device that's too idyllic to make it to gamer hands in the real world?

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Steam Deck reservations are weird, but they could help stop scalpers

Steam Deck reservations are weird, but they could help stop scalpers

Steam dropped a bombshell of an announcement today by revealing the Steam Deck, which is essentially a portable PC meant primarily for playing PC games on the go. The prospect of truly portable PC gaming is one that could get a lot of people excited, but unfortunately, we're going to have to wait until December to order one. In the more immediate future, we'll be able to reserve one, but there are some things you should know about Steam Deck reservations before you take the plunge.

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Valve’s Steam Deck handheld takes on Switch for PC gamers

Valve’s Steam Deck handheld takes on Switch for PC gamers

If you've ever looked at a Nintendo Switch and thought, "it would be cool to have something like this for PC gaming," then boy does Valve have the device for you. Today Valve announced the Steam Deck, a new handheld gaming device that lets you play Steam games on the go. Of course, we've seen PC gaming go portable through gaming laptops in the past, but the Steam Deck seems to take things to a whole new level.

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The International 10 Dota 2 championships 2021: $40M prize pool in Romania’s largest stadium

The International 10 Dota 2 championships 2021: $40M prize pool in Romania’s largest stadium

Today Valve revealed the latest in one of the most important gaming events of the year: The International 10 - Dota 2 Championships 2021. This event will take place in the year 2021 in Bucharest, Romania, in the country's largest stadium. In Arena Nationala, the battle for the Aegis of Champions will roll on October 7 through the 10th, followed by a Main Stage play event on October 12, and an October 17 final battle.

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SWTOR Star Wars The Old Republic updates Darth Malgus story, 10 years later

SWTOR Star Wars The Old Republic updates Darth Malgus story, 10 years later

The game Star Wars: The Old Republic is about to turn 10 years old. As the game celebrates a full decade online and active, there'll be a new expansion called Legacy of the Sith. This new expansion will be driven by the renegade Sith Darth Malgus, suggesting this isn't the last we've heard of the most infamous force of evil to never grace the face of a full-fledged Star Wars movie.

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ARK: Survival Evolved just jumped the shark with inflatable T-Rex costumes

ARK: Survival Evolved just jumped the shark with inflatable T-Rex costumes

There's an ARK update in the mix called ARK Summer Bash, and it's about to get weird. This update features inflatable T-Rex costumes, super soakers, and a bunch of other fun and strange bits and pieces. This is the 3rd annual ARK Summer Bash event in ARK: Survival Evolved, and it's started this week. This event will last until July 14th - at which point everyone who did not participate will regret missing said event for the rest of their lives, forever.

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Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters begin releasing in July

Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters begin releasing in July

Earlier this month, in the middle of Square Enix's E3 showcase, we saw a very intriguing (albeit brief) reveal. Square Enix revealed that it's remastering the first six Final Fantasy games and bringing them to PC and mobile. These so-called Pixel Remasters would remake the graphics for all six games once again, attempting to update the look of each game for modern platforms while staying at least somewhat true to the originals.

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Two classic Final Fantasy games are leaving Steam next month: Here’s why

Two classic Final Fantasy games are leaving Steam next month: Here’s why

Square Enix has revealed that it will soon be removing a couple of classic Final Fantasy games from Steam. Both Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI are slated to be delisted from Steam next month, and once they're gone, they probably aren't coming back. This announcement leaves those who want to buy either game just weeks to pick them up.

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Steam Summer Sale 2021: The 4 indie games I’d buy first

Steam Summer Sale 2021: The 4 indie games I’d buy first

The Steam Summer Sale is officially on, and PC players on the hunt for a deal have a lot of options to pick from. Steam is home to tens of thousands of games, and many of us are probably guilty of making impulse purchases during these sales that end doing nothing but sitting in our backlogs unplayed. It's understandable - after all, learning the ropes in a new game can be an intimidating, time-intensive thing. If you have a problem with buying games only to let them rot in your backlog, worry not, as this list contains games that bring the fun almost as soon as you start them up.

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