Valve Steam Deck pre-orders to start shipping by the end of February
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First come first served

Valve has now confirmed that the first pre-orders of the Steam Deck handheld console should ship to customers by the end of February 2022.

Valve says sorry for Steam Deck delays
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Leaves on the line

Valve has delayed the release of its Steam Deck handheld by several months, it announced in a statement today. The anticipated handheld will now start rolling out in February 2022, pushed back from an initial December release.

Valve does a Steam Deck teardown
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A video on how to upgrade the internal M.2 drive

In case you are wondering about the insides of the Steam Deck, or you managed to order the 64GB version of the Steam Deck and plan to upgrade the internal SSD, you'll be glad to know that Valve has done a complete teardown with a tutorial on how to upgrade that drive.

AMD and Valve work on Linux gaming machine improvements
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Enhance Steam Play

AMD and Valve are working on CPU frequency/power scaling improvements to enhance the Steam Play gaming experience on modern AMD platforms running Linux.

Valve Steam Deck has M.2 SSD slot but might not be easily upgradable
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M.2 2230 SSDs are hard to find

According to Gabe Newell's response to Reddit Steam members, it appears that the Valve Steam Deck features an M.2 NVMe 2230 slot, making an upgrade possible, but Valve says it is not intended for end-user replacement, even if you can find it.

Valve launches Steam Deck
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PC games on the go

Game distribution giant Valve today announced the launch of Steam Deck, a $399 gaming portable designed to take PC games on the go.

Valve announces its own handheld Steam Deck console
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Shipping in December and starting at $399

Valve has now officially announced its handheld console, called the Steam Deck. Based on a custom AMD APU with Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU, the Steam Deck should pack enough punch to run games on a 7-inch screen when it launches in December 2021, with a starting price of $399.

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution coming to Xbox
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Valve also adds it to DOTA 2

It appears that AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) will be coming to Xbox consoles as it is has already been made available to preview in Xbox GDK.

Valve building its own "Switch"
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Streaming via Linux

Video game and hardware studio Valve has been secretly building a Switch-like portable PC designed to run a large number of games on the Steam PC platform via Linux -- and it could launch, supply chain willing, by year's end.

Wolfire Games takes on Valve
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Steam-driven monopoly 

Indie developer Wolfire Games has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Steam creator Valve.