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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...

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...

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...

Microsoft brings Xbox Cloud Gaming to the Steam Deck, with a twist

Valve finally started shipping its Steam Deck handheld game console in February, which is essentially a Linux-powered gaming PC in the form factor of a Nintendo Switch. It already works with many Linux and Windows games out of the box, and Microsoft is supporting it across most Xbox Game Studios games that are available through...

iFixit will sell official Steam Deck replacement parts soon

Valve surprised everyone last year when it introduced the Steam Deck, a handheld gaming console with the ability to play many PC games from Steam. The console starts shipping to buyers this month, but Valve is already looking ahead to how repairs and replacements will be handled. Now the company is partnering with iFixit to...
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