You can now order a Steam Deck and the all-new Docking Station, no reservation required

Valve Steam Deck in Docking Station

If you’ve wanted to get your hands on a Steam Deck but didn’t want to wait months, now is the time to place your order. Valve has announced that you can place an order without needing a reservation alongside two other big pieces of news. These include the official docking station now becoming available for order and lots of new software features to better round out the Deck experience. Head below the fold to learn more about these recent developments.

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Valve confirms new Steam Decks are coming in the future with newly released booklet

The Steam Deck changed the way many people enjoy PC games. It finally made PC gaming truly portable, and Valve has done an excellent job with (most) of the rollout and launch. However, one area that most complain about with the Steam Deck is its power, as it’s not quite as beefy as other handheld systems out there. But with the release of a new booklet about the Steam Deck, Valve, and Steam, the company shines a light on the fact that this is just the first version and we’re looking at a “multi-generational product” here. What does this mean? Let’s take a closer look below.

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Review: Valve’s Steam Deck changes the handheld game [Video]

Valve’s latest hardware release is trickling out to those that preordered nearly a year ago, and luckily we’ve got our hands on one. While handheld PCs are nothing new, the Steam Deck rises above the rest with consumer-friendly design, a wide range of software capabilities, and the force of the Steam catalog to back it up.

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JSAUX launches one of the first USB-C Steam Deck docks with 4K60 HDMI, Ethernet, more

At the entrance to the weekend, JSAUX launched the an all-new Steam Deck dock with a 5-in-1 design. This all-new design offers acts as the stand for your Steam Deck and also adds plenty of I/O for your portable gaming setup. Coming in at $40, it’s also fairly budget-friendly for all it has to offer. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at all the latest JSAUX Steam Deck dock has to offer.

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Valve isn’t making its own Steam Pass, but ‘more than happy’ to help bring Game Pass to Steam

Microsoft’s Game Pass is likely one of the most subscribed-to game services in history, with millions of players across Xbox and PC. Well, the main problem with Game Pass on PC is that it requires use of the Xbox app and Microsoft Store, two things that most gamers likely don’t visit often. However, that could change with Gabe Newell’s latest statement, so let’s break down whether or not we could see Game Pass on Steam in the future.

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Steam Deck pre-orders are live! Here’s how to find out which of your games are compatible

With Steam Deck reservations open and delivery slated for later this year right now, you might be wondering what titles will be compatible with the portable gaming system. While we took a look a few weeks ago at the fact that under 100 titles will be “compatible” with the portable computer, we now have easier ways to check what games work and what ones don’t. Keep reading to find out which Steam games you own are compatible, somewhat compatible, and which flat out won’t work.

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Fortnite won’t be playable on Steam Deck, but what does that mean for other games?

Valve’s Steam Deck launches this month and some creators have already gone hands-on with the unit prior to its official release. While we know that Valve wants all Steam games, and even games from third-parties, to run on the Steam Deck, last month we saw that under 100 titles would be fully compatible at launch. However, Fortnite, one of the internet’s biggest games, won’t be available on the Steam Deck at all, and might never run on the portable system. The reason Fortnite won’t be on Steam Deck isn’t due to compatibility, but instead the anti-cheat it uses. What does this mean for the platform? Let’s take a closer look.

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SteamDB currently claims under 100 titles will be ‘compatible’ with Steam Deck at launch

The Steam Deck portable PC gaming system launches next month, and Valve is currently in the process of reviewing essentially every title on Steam for compatibility. A few days ago, some games were being updated with a “Steam Deck Compatibility” score ranging from one to four to determine whether the game is unpayable, barely playable, playable, or verified to work well. Some games like Death Stranding are verified, while others like Subnautica are just listed as “playable.” In all, SteamDB shows under 100 titles with this tag so far, but what does this mean for the Steam Deck?

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Steam Deck offers console-level performance in a portable shell for mobile PC gaming from $399

Today, Valve, the team behind Steam, announced the long-awaited portable gaming “powerhouse,” the Steam Deck. Sporting a 4-core 8-thread AMD Zen 2 processor and an 8-core RDNA 2 GPU, there’s plenty of power to play your favorite games on the go. There’s quite a lot to unpack here, including the fact that all models ship with the same performance spec with prices starting as low as $399. Pre-orders open tomorrow and it’s slated to start shipping by the end of the year. Let’s take a closer look.

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