Valve’s Steam Deck Is the Anti-Switch, a Handheld "Console/PC" That Trusts You?

markipolo

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So I was reading this article on Vice, I was thinking, what do you guys think? Especially those that already own a switch, before deciding to also buy a steam deck?

Here are some excerpts from the article too.

Steam Deck broadens the definition of “PC gamer,” making it less about how much you spent on a GPU and more about PC gaming’s other benefit: freedom.
Steam Deck is the anti-Switch, the opposite of Nintendo’s locked down fortress. I say that as someone who deeply loves Nintendo games, but in the same month that Nintendo announced it’s shutting down the eShop on the Wii U and 3DS without a path forward for thousands of games to be playable on other devices, I look at the Steam Deck, a machine that could probably run those games if I jumped through hoops, and smiled. Even in a world where Steam shuts down tomorrow, the device still works. You could just install Windows.
“It suggests a world that broadens the definition of a “PC gamer,” making it less about how much you overspent on a GPU and more about PC gaming’s other biggest benefit: freedom.”
Of course, even Nintendo’s devices are, eventually, easily hackable to do whatever you want, even to play games Nintendo would prefer you buy for the 10th time. But that’s an exploit.
 
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