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Solaine

@JaxonH That was a really great list!

"Without love, it cannot be seen" ~Umineko no naku koro ni

JaxonH

@Solaine
Took quite a bit of time, lemme tell ya ūüėÄ

I figure I have a pretty solid Steam library spanning numerous genres that likely represents many of the games others may own too, or games others would be interested in owning.

PLAYING
NS: MH Stories 2, Zelda Skyward Sword, Neo TWEWY
3DS: MH Stories, Metroid Samus Returns
PC/SteamDeck: Mass Effect Legendary Ed.
PS5:
MOST EXCITED FOR
NS: Metroid Dread, SMTV, Monkey Ball, Cruis'n Blast

Jesus is Lord.

Dezzy

They've confirmed that the hard drive on the Steamdeck is upgradable. So if you want huge storage, maybe buy the cheapest model and upgrade yourself?

It's dangerous to go alone! Stay at home.

Balta666

I was on the fence and waiting for proper hands on reviews but last night decided to put 4‚ā¨ on it anyways lol...

Balta666

JaxonH

@Dezzy
They just said it's possible to do it if you tear the thing down, but it's not meant to be upgraded by end consumers. Which means it's buried deep inside underneath a ton of components.

I'm not touching that. Maybe if you're an expert but it would be a major pain the butt, and you'd have to reinstall the Linux based Steam OS afterward as well. I doubt very many people will be attempting to upgrade the NVMe.

PLAYING
NS: MH Stories 2, Zelda Skyward Sword, Neo TWEWY
3DS: MH Stories, Metroid Samus Returns
PC/SteamDeck: Mass Effect Legendary Ed.
PS5:
MOST EXCITED FOR
NS: Metroid Dread, SMTV, Monkey Ball, Cruis'n Blast

Jesus is Lord.

Matt_Barber

@JaxonH Yeah, just because there's a slot doesn't mean that it's going to be a easy upgrade. We'll have to wait and see, but I'm pretty sure from what's been said that it won't just be a case of popping the cover off.

Also, the 2230 SSDs are also an uncommon part that doesn't usually come in very high capacities. Unless someone's planning to make a hell of a lot more of them, the supply of 256GB and larger ones is likely to be cornered between Valve and scalpers for the foreseeable future.

Still, as I said before, at least the potential is there if need be.

Edited on by Matt_Barber

Matt_Barber

TheFrenchiestFry

https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2021/07/sony_confirms_nixxes_...

Nixxes is basically being turned into the "PC port team" for SIE/PlayStation

It's gonna be cool seeing more people be exposed to a library of exclusives I really like. It's not enough for me personally to drop PlayStation consoles altogether though

TheFrenchiestFry

Switch Friend Code: SW-4512-3820-2140 | My Nintendo: French Fry

JaxonH

@TheFrenchiestFry
While I technically own a PS5, I wouldn't have experienced at least half their exclusives due to lack of Gyro (though I must say- Days Gone AND TLOU2 had it- maybe a trend is starting?). By bringing their games to PC where mouse can be mapped to Gyro, I can actually enjoy these titles. I stopped Horizon Zero Dawn because, aiming with a bow and arrow with pure analog just felt so... archaic. But having played on Steam? It's so much more enjoyable now. Days Gone, way more enjoyable (Gyro wasn't as well done on console). Even Death Stranding, a game I really don't like much (there's aspects I like but it's just not my speed) was, at the very least, more enjoyable.

The other setback to enjoying their games is lack of hybrid play. Which again, is resolved with Steam Deck. The two biggest hurdles have been overcome. I've never been a diehard fan of their exclusives like some are, but there's quite a few I really do love. Same for Xbox. I'm not a MS diehard, but there's a good handful of games I really do love. And like with PS, I just couldn't enjoy Halo with pure analogs. I just couldn't enjoy Gears with pure analogs. Putting their games on Steam is a Godsend.

And that's not just true for PS/Xbox exclusives, it's true for 3rd party games in general. Barring the ones that have received quality ports on Switch with Gyro (Sniper Elite 4 is a great example), there were soooo many games I had written off because they weren't hybrid, and the control scheme was dated. Mass Effect Trilogy- I've owned those games on 360 for years. Own ME3 on Wii U. But without being hybrid with Gyro for the whole Trilogy, I never played them. Now I will. Already tested Legendary Edition on Steam and the mouse maps perfectly for motion aiming, and while still allowing simultaneous controller inputs (not all games do, and those suck, like Deus Ex).

PLAYING
NS: MH Stories 2, Zelda Skyward Sword, Neo TWEWY
3DS: MH Stories, Metroid Samus Returns
PC/SteamDeck: Mass Effect Legendary Ed.
PS5:
MOST EXCITED FOR
NS: Metroid Dread, SMTV, Monkey Ball, Cruis'n Blast

Jesus is Lord.

Ralizah

@TheFrenchiestFry Would you drop PS if their games started coming to PC day and date, or even after a few months?

Edited on by Ralizah

Most Anticipated Games
Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch)
Breath of the Wild 2 (Switch)
Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp (Switch)
Metroid Dread (Switch)

TheFrenchiestFry

@Ralizah Nah. For me honestly I'm so used to playing PlayStation on my TV that since I have that option I go for the console experience most of the time

I only really use PC for multiplatform games. The only reason I'm used to gaming on PC for Xbox titles is because I never owned an Xbox console past the original so them coming to PC if anything just put me off of buying any Xbox systems from them for the forseeable future, whereas I've been supporting Sony and buying all of their stuff for about 12 years and counting. I'll buy all their consoles as long as the games are good. Not to mention there's always third party exclusives like Persona that probably will take years for PC ports anyway

TheFrenchiestFry

Switch Friend Code: SW-4512-3820-2140 | My Nintendo: French Fry

TheFrenchiestFry

@JaxonH The hybrid thing is cool for people who care about it. I personally almost exclusively use my Switch in handheld mode so that novelty was never quite there for me. Only times I'd dock it would be for Smash and some games that just look really blurry in handheld mode like Xenoblade 2

For games like shooters that may more or less necessitate gyro, I just play on PC anyway because I just can't play stuff like DOOM with a controller to begin with. I tried getting into the Switch versions of both DOOM and Wolf 2 and just couldn't really get the hang of playing those games with anything that wasn't a mouse/keyboard, so that isn't really reason enough for me to go with Steam Deck

Steam Deck will probably make an insanely cool PlayStation Portable successor given Sony's now basically done with handhelds for the time being but I'm honestly fine with just my console/PC setup I have now. I'm not exactly in a rush for another hybrid system when it'll probably end up being more like a dedicated handheld for myself while I just play games on the TV with stuff like Steam Link on my PC or my PS5

TheFrenchiestFry

Switch Friend Code: SW-4512-3820-2140 | My Nintendo: French Fry

Ralizah

I kinda wish Steam Deck had the more modular design of the Switch.

As I've been playing The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, I've played it...

in handheld mode (primarily on the Lite, but also some on the bigger system)

in tabletop mode next to my computer

and in docked mode, where I burned through the majority of the first case.

All pretty much seamless transitions. The system just morphs to fit the needs of the moment.

I know the Deck will have a separately available dock that feeds input into a TV or monitor, which is awesome, but you won't be able to play with the same controller in handheld/docked mode, and the transitions will take time, since I doubt any of the current third-party controllers will seamlessly connect to the Deck instantaneously like the joy-cons/pro controller do with the Switch.

Edited on by Ralizah

Most Anticipated Games
Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch)
Breath of the Wild 2 (Switch)
Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp (Switch)
Metroid Dread (Switch)

JaxonH

@TheFrenchiestFry
Always loved mouse. But hated keyboard as typewriter layout wasn't designed for gaming. And never liked having to sit at a desk to play. Always lounge back in a leather recliner. Some people are into it, but I've always preferred a lean back with TV approach. Plus it doesn't work for handheld play.

With that in mind, Gyro has been the perfect alternative. It bridges the gap enough that games actually become fun to play, where player intent is more closely reflected in game, all while retaining comfort of the controller. Trackpads are also really good for some games, but not always. Having the option is great though.

Gyro takes some practice but once you get accustomed to it and learn the right amount of movements and sensitivities, I can't play other way. It feels so natural, like my mind is automatically registering inputs on the screen. I think aim there, and I'm immediately aiming there.

Steam Deck has me excited like few systems have before. It's exactly what I've been wanting. I'm so happy we've finally reached a point where PC is truly open. Not just in terms of software, but hardware as well. You want a desk experience with a mouse? You can do that. You want a console experience on TV with a controller? (That's me) You can do that too. Want a handheld experience hybrid with the TV via cross save? (Also me) You can now do that too. Which, you could technically do the latter already but, no Gyro, not enough power to run all games, not enough battery, and was too expensive.

The hybrid revolution is truly upon us.

PLAYING
NS: MH Stories 2, Zelda Skyward Sword, Neo TWEWY
3DS: MH Stories, Metroid Samus Returns
PC/SteamDeck: Mass Effect Legendary Ed.
PS5:
MOST EXCITED FOR
NS: Metroid Dread, SMTV, Monkey Ball, Cruis'n Blast

Jesus is Lord.

JaxonH

@Ralizah
Ya, it's not going to offer the full advantages Switch does. It's not feather light and pocketable, there's no tabletop, no modular controllers, and switching won't be quite as seemless.

But, it's as close as we've ever gotten with PC. Close enough that, despite it not quite measuring up in those respects, it's still good enough for me.

PLAYING
NS: MH Stories 2, Zelda Skyward Sword, Neo TWEWY
3DS: MH Stories, Metroid Samus Returns
PC/SteamDeck: Mass Effect Legendary Ed.
PS5:
MOST EXCITED FOR
NS: Metroid Dread, SMTV, Monkey Ball, Cruis'n Blast

Jesus is Lord.

RR529

Is there a laptop that could run Flight Sim well at 1080p?

Currently Playing:
Switch - Blade Strangers
PS4 - Kingdom Hearts III, Tetris Effect (VR)

Ralizah

@JaxonH I think it'd help if Valve created another controller that had the innovations of the Steam Deck/OG Steam Controller, but wasn't... y'know... a giant pile of garbage with tiny buttons and one analog stick that was nearly in the middle of the device. I dug mine out and have been using it a bit this week, and I'll just never understand who thought this design was going to be a good idea.

They could make something more along the lines of what's on the Steam Deck in terms of controls for use on the Desktop. That'd help a lot with preserving the continuity of the user experience, I think.

@RR529 The recommended specs for Microsoft Flight Sim are pretty low. Unless there's something I'm not understanding, pretty much any semi-modern gaming PC should be able to handle it WELL.

Most Anticipated Games
Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch)
Breath of the Wild 2 (Switch)
Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp (Switch)
Metroid Dread (Switch)

Buizel

Just learnt that the Steam Deck will have a suspend mode...how is this only just becoming a thing? Lack of a suspend feature is perhaps my biggest gripe with PC gaming (especially in a world with XBox Series' advanced suspend feature), so this is a big deal for me.

I'm still cautious, but the more I learn about the Steam Deck the more I'm intrigued.

Previously "timleon" and "HunterLeon"

Currently playing:
PC: Mass Effect Legendary Edition; Yakuza 0
Switch: Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD
3DS: Pokemon Ruby
PS3: Persona 3 FES; Ratchet and Clank A Crack in Time

JaxonH

@Ralizah
I would like to see a v2 Steam Controller as well, based off the new Steam Deck design.

But even if they don't, I'm just glad the SC exists. Most games on PC I play with a DualSense anyways- superior rumble, superior Gyro with magnometer, TouchPad adds 2 buttons which makes Start and Select easier to press and frees Select up for screenshots (though the Mute button can be used for that also if needed).

There are certain games SC works better for though, and while it's not a perfect controller, it does make some games far more playable and enjoyable. Ya, the buttons are a bit far in, especially Y, but the grips add 2 easy to press buttons so remapping Y to the right grip solves that issue. Then just map something not as important to Y. Basically, it's still usable, even if flawed. I bought a spare just in case they never make a revision. It's too important of a controller to risk not having a working unit down the line.

Pro tip on the trackpads. Don't use high friction and don't use none. Stick to Low or medium. I've played games where the control config had sensitivity way to high, where I couldn't make fine movements. Yet others were way too low where I'd have to spin the camera with my thumb multiple times to turn around. One slow swipe from left to right all the way across should land about 270 degrees around (because real swipes won't be from edge to edge, which gives enough buffer to still turn 180 in a single swipe). Then again, I've grown fond of low friction where you swipe and immediately tap to stop its spinning. With practice you learn the timing for 180 degree turns.

Edited on by JaxonH

PLAYING
NS: MH Stories 2, Zelda Skyward Sword, Neo TWEWY
3DS: MH Stories, Metroid Samus Returns
PC/SteamDeck: Mass Effect Legendary Ed.
PS5:
MOST EXCITED FOR
NS: Metroid Dread, SMTV, Monkey Ball, Cruis'n Blast

Jesus is Lord.

JaxonH

@Buizel
So, I've got my gaming PC connected to my TV like a console. And while I can always just close the game out, minimize Steam and put the PC in sleep mode (analog controls mouse as long as Steam is running, even in the background), it's not quite as fast as a suspend.

So what I did was make a custom shortcut on the desktop for Ctrl+Shift+K and tied it to sleep mode. Then I mapped Ctrl+Shift+K to a certain button combination on my controller I'd never accidentally use. And that would instantly sleep the PC even with the game running. But then when I'd resume I'd sometimes have issues with fullscreen and stuff so I stopped using it.

Handhelds are easier though. Like a laptop flipping the lid to hibernate. I did that for my Win 2.

PLAYING
NS: MH Stories 2, Zelda Skyward Sword, Neo TWEWY
3DS: MH Stories, Metroid Samus Returns
PC/SteamDeck: Mass Effect Legendary Ed.
PS5:
MOST EXCITED FOR
NS: Metroid Dread, SMTV, Monkey Ball, Cruis'n Blast

Jesus is Lord.

Buizel

@JaxonH That's very much my issue - there are certainly ways to suspend your game on PC, but there's a definite lack of consistency and reliability (especially if you're like me and use your PC [laptop] for other purposes, and often move it between places and connect different displays). For this reason I just find it simpler and safer to save and close my game each time - but I'd be lying if I didn't say this puts me off starting a PC gaming session sometimes.

Previously "timleon" and "HunterLeon"

Currently playing:
PC: Mass Effect Legendary Edition; Yakuza 0
Switch: Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD
3DS: Pokemon Ruby
PS3: Persona 3 FES; Ratchet and Clank A Crack in Time

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