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Steam Deck stars in unboxing and gameplay video as game creators show off their dev kits on social media

The Steam Deck uses a custom APU from AMD and SteamOS 3.0 based on Linux. (Image source: @AKoshelkov)
The Steam Deck uses a custom APU from AMD and SteamOS 3.0 based on Linux. (Image source: @AKoshelkov)
The Steam Deck handheld console has turned up in an unboxing, setup, and gameplay video posted on YouTube. In addition, more game-makers have been sharing clips and images of their Steam Deck dev kits, which includes a size comparison photo with a MacBook Air. Valve’s handheld gaming computer should be released in February 2022.

Some of the hype surrounding the Steam Deck handheld console may have waned due to the launch date delay, however, those who were eagerly awaiting their device can get a good look at what should be winging its way to them in February thanks to an unboxing and gameplay video. We have already seen the Steam Deck in its packaging, with Valve recently revealing a slightly different case for the 512 GB model. But now this short clip also includes a glimpse at the set-up process followed by a couple of gaming sessions.

The Steam Deck comes in a sturdy-looking case and it is obvious from the outset that the potential Nintendo Switch rival is a substantial piece of kit. The overall look of the handheld computer is quite minimalistic, likely to prevent distraction for the user’s eye during intense gaming and, more prosaically, to keep production costs down. Serin Fate is the first game to be tested here, and it looks more than presentable on the 7-inch 1280x800 LCD. The second game appears to be The Universim, which was released in 2018.

The Steam Deck unboxing and gameplay video actually seems to be made up from clips of dev kits in action that have been shared by creators such as @AKoshelkov and @TheUniversim, while other developers like @going_medieval have also been posting images of the console. In fact, the founder of the indie game company Crytivo (creator of Serin Fate), Alex Koshelkov, has shared an interesting comparison of the Steam Deck with a MacBook Air. He also comments that the size of the console makes it more comfortable to hold than the Nintendo Switch.

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Steam Deck dev kit. (Image source: @TheUniversim)
Steam Deck dev kit
Steam Deck dev kit. (Image source: @going_medieval)
Steam Deck dev kit
Steam Deck dev kit. (Image source: @AKoshelkov)
Steam Deck dev kit
Steam Deck dev kit with MacBook Air. (Image source: @AKoshelkov)
Steam Deck dev kit with MacBook Air
Steam Deck dev kit with MacBook Air. (Image source: @AKoshelkov)
Steam Deck dev kit with MacBook Air
 
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Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News - 2695 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-12-24 (Update: 2021-12-24)