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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 now available as Snap package on Linux, with easier installation and sandboxing

The Steam game store has been available on desktop Linux for many years at this point, and with the addition of the Proton compatibility layer for Windows games, it has become an invaluable tool for gaming on Linux. Canonical, the developers of Ubuntu Linux, have now introduced a new way to use Steam on Ubuntu...

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...

Microsoft’s Halo: MCC update should support Steam Deck, but the exact opposite happened

As the Steam Deck gets out into more hands there are more and more eager gamers trying to play their vast libraries on the handheld. The list of verified and officially playable titles is already over 2,000 and going up by the day, a monumental achievement for Valve and its Proton special sauce. There is...

How to take a screenshot on the Steam Deck and share it forward

If you can't show off your finest games and moments then did they even happen? The Steam Deck has a huge library of games to play and Steam has supported screenshots for pretty much forever. But there's no obvious method for how to take a screenshot on the Steam Deck. That doesn't mean it isn't possible,...

Steam Deck Unboxing: What’s in the box?

The Steam Deck is one of the hottest devices of 2022 with demand stretching through to Q4 already. It's also so much more than just a mimic of the Nintendo Switch. Those of us who managed to get our orders in quickly are starting to see our Steam Decks arrive at last. There are three...

One Xplayer could ditch Windows 11 for Steam OS on future handhelds

Valve's Steam Deck has already shaken up the handheld gaming market without even being in many hands yet. But, its reach could expand beyond just first-party hardware. The Steam Deck software, SteamOS 3.0, could start finding its way to other handheld PCs in the future. Specifically, the One Xplayer series of handheld gaming PCs, with a...

Steam Deck adds Windows 11 support and BIOS fixes with beta update

Valve started shipping the Steam Deck console earlier this year, combining a vaguely Nintendo Switch-like design with the open hardware and software of a PC. Valve is mostly focusing on its own SteamOS platform for the Steam Deck, but the company allows installing other operating systems, and now a BIOS update in beta testing includes...

Steam on Chrome OS now available for select Chromebooks

The Steam games platform has technically been accessible on Chromebooks ever since Google added the Linux application container (and even before then, using tools like Crouton), but Google has been working on a more integrated experience for a while now. Now the company is ready for people to start testing it. Google announced today that Steam...