- "With this I really don’t see any need to buy a console ever again. No forced upgrade every five years, no compromised graphics or performance, no more exclusives, and no more over-expensive peripherals or paid-for online multiplayer."
yes because the steam deck's hardware will never age and become obsolete and pc hardware will not advance beyond this point, requiring more power to run games. it will just Not Happen
article at https://metro.co.uk/2021/07/17/steam-deck-just-made-consoles-obsolete-and-good-riddance-to-them-14943460/ if you want to subject yourself to this
@maples I can't be the only one who thinks Valve are going to end up abandoning this project like a year into its lifespan, right?
@Jo while the possibility isn't deniable, the steps valve are taking with this + general excitement are currently pointing to this actually being quite good for valve? really we can only see when it launches
@maples In fairness, this was a reader-submitted article so it's probably written by some random teenager. You can submit practically anything and they'll publish it.
@Mandrake you would think the editing team would apply common sense and thought when looking through reader submissions but they regularly do not
@maples no more exclusives, because as we all know every game gets released to the windows computer simultaneously to its console exclusive and the pc port is always stellar
and also they all work in steam proton just fine! don't worry about it
@maples honestly, the idea of fixed-specs computers with known architectures sounds like it'd be an improvement
the c64 had a lifespan of more than a decade and coders got better and better software out of it by learning the hardware better
by today's standards, it's closer to a gaming console than a computer in that regard, even tho it's definitely a computer
a private instance for maple bloom.