Console Shock Podcast 103: Steam Deck Hands-on!

Retro and current gen gaming chat, with Trev and Stu, its the Console Shockcast! We covered the Steam Deck last year upon its announcement, but now Trev and Stu finally have one in their sweaty mitts! Is it truly the Nintendo Switch destroyer some were billing it as, or is it more of a Virtual Boy? We are joined by Al who doesn’t have a Deck, but has plenty of questions about them. So, if you’re thinking of diving into the Steam Deck, this episode is here to help! – What made it difficult for devs to make handheld versions of games pre-Deck? – How the Nintendo Switch laid the groundwork for the Steam Deck. – Trev and Stu’s personal experiences with the Deck. – Thoughts on SteamOS v Windows. – The joy of playing full-fat AAA games on a handheld. – Keyboard and mouse focused games on the Deck, how well do they work? – Going beyond the Steam store on the Deck. – Emulation, how is it on the Deck? Intro/Outro Music – Speed King – OutRunners (1993) – Arcade – Composer(s): Takayuki Nakamura, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Hiroshi Kawaguchi

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