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Steam Deck internal memory mod could negatively impact the console

If you've been thinking about modifying the internal storage of your Steam Deck, it seems like you might not want to do that. Lawrence Yang, who is part of the Valve design team, commented on modifications popping up online and cautioned against this. According to Yang, "the charger IC gets very hot" which is a great...

Steam Deck shipments more than doubled for upcoming pre-orders

Good news for those patiently waiting for a Steam Deck. Valve has announced through its Twitter account that it has finished the last batch of Q2 shipments and is on track to begin shipping its Q3 reservations. In addition, Valve has revealed that it will also be shipping more than double its previous pre-order volume...

Steam Deck updated with new Windows APU and audio drivers

Valve recently took to Twitter to announce a new update for its Steam Deck console. Surprisingly, the update comes on the Windows side, updating the APU and audio driver for the unit. The new drivers can now be downloaded directly from the Steam Deck Windows Resources support page. While the official resource page doesn't give much...

Steam Deck Docking Station delayed due to parts shortage

Valve announced that it would have to delay its docking station due to part shortages and COVID closures at its manufacturing facilities. The firm stated that it was working to improve the situation, but did not have anything more to say beyond that. Luckily, the delay does not seem to impact the Steam Deck console,...

SteamOS 3.2 makes its way to the stable channel

SteamOS 3.2 has been made official and can be downloaded to your Steam Deck right now. Previously, the update was only available to those enrolled in the beta channel. First and foremost, the update brings the ability to change the refresh rate. The default refresh rate on the Steam Deck is 60Hz. While you could previously...

Steam Deck parts and guides are now live on iFixit

After a premature showing, we finally get word that iFixit is now officially supplying replacement parts for Valve's Steam Deck. In addition to the parts, you'll now also be able to access Steam Deck guides for repair. Furthermore, iFixit will also offer parts for Valve's Index VR headset. The company announced its partnership with Valve, enabling...

Windows 10 and Windows 11 audio drivers arrive for the Steam Deck

Valve recently announced through its official Steam Deck Twitter account that new Steam Deck audio drivers are now available for Windows 10 and Windows 11. Previously, the Steam Deck offered crippled audio support for Windows 10 and Windows 11, with limited support for Bluetooth or USB-C audio devices. Valve has updated its support page with info...

Latest Steam Deck update adds per-game performance profiles at last

Valve is keeping its foot firmly on the gas with Steam Deck updates and the latest is a good one. Many players, myself included, have been wanting a per-game profile feature and Valve has delivered. The update is pushing out now and adds the new feature to the quick access menu. Since launch, Steam Deck owners...

Steam Deck beta update 3.2 adds experimental refresh rate switching and a new fan curve

Whether you own a Steam Deck or you're still waiting, the pace of updates from Valve is impressive. Following the release of the so-called "Lock Screen Update" just a few days ago, the beta channel has an early chance to look at Steam OS 3.2. With this next version, it looks like some exciting quality...

Steam Deck gets a huge update with new lock screen, uncapped frame rate and much more

Valve has continued its red hot pace with Steam Deck updates and the latest one is a big one. Pushing out now to owners through the stable channel, it adds some really interesting new features to the mix along with the usual fixes and improvements. Top of the order is the new lock screen. Valve is...

How to install and play games from the Epic Games Store on Steam Deck

The Steam Deck is, of course, designed to play games from Steam. But it's also a complete PC, so that means you have options as you do on your PC. Steam has always been able to add games from other sources to your library, and the same applies to the Steam Deck. But what about...

Steam Deck Docking Station gets a major pre-launch stealth upgrade

I love my Steam Deck. So do a lot of other people. But the thing many of the early owners are missing is a good dock. Valve has an official one in the works but it's not quite ready yet. Now, we have some indication as to perhaps why that is. It looks like the...