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It's confirmed: Valve is making a mobile gaming console that lets you play the games in your Steam library on the go. Positioned as a competitor to the Nintendo Switch, this new console will aim to add a new dimension to mobile gaming—giving players access to games they could previously play only on PC. But will Valve's new tech be up to the task? Listen in to learn the latest conjectures.
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All right, well, the next story here is one that definitely interested me a lot. I don't know what you think about this job because we have not talked about it at all, but we do now know that Valve is definitely developing a handheld gaming pc. It's going to be very similar to the switch. It is a portable unit with a screen that you can play on the go, you will be able to dock it to connect it to a monitor back at home essentially this is going to be like a switch, but using your Steam library and playing the games that are going to be compatible with it josh famously, you do not do any mobile gaming ever, would a device like this from valve where you can now play steam games. Is this something that would strike your fancy or does this not interest you at all? Take my money and then let me get that refund, buddy. I was reading this article uh you know, I joke around, I don't do much mobile gaming I have for the record and I've been bragging about this, I have been playing Mario Kart eight and smash bro's ultimate on our switch with my wife and kids lately, like over the past week or two and it's it's fine, you know, welcome to 2008, it's fine, it's great. You know, my kid, I talk a lot of trash and then my kid beats me at smash bro's, it's, I don't know what it is, it's it's superior, really frustrating. We go to sudden death more often than not and then she 95% of the time gets the first hit in. And then when sudden death to the point now where she'll start talking trash if we go to sudden death before it even lets us fight and it just learned from the best it gets in my head man and then when I lose again, she just was like, yeah, but you know number one valve is super late to the game on this. Like the playstation. What was it the vita, what was the portable playstation? Yeah, the PSP the PS vita. What was the last one though? Is that the vita vita? Yeah, I mean that's not, that's not popular guys. Well this is totally different though because you can dock it at home and do your gaming on the monitor or take it on the go. This this has always boggled my mind that you would rather just browse Reddit in the bathroom and we've talked about before, like I love laying down in bed and just playing a casual game for 20 minutes like Star do Valley before I go to bed, vacations appointments, you just don't care. And and to me this is exactly what I would love to do. I would love to knock out some gaming while on the go. And it would be access to the PC games, not just the Nintendo library. I would love this. I see that it could work. Like if you gave me access to my steam library at that point, that's a huge library. Right? Like I've only got a few switch games that I play. If you could give me access to my steam library. Great. But does it have to have wifi? How good are these games gonna run now? They're talking about the controllers and everything is built into this. So you, you know, you have everything you need right at your fingertips right there. It's just, what's the performance going to be like? Does it have to have online connectivity all the time? What's the storage capacity like? There's a lot that we don't know yet. Um And when you talk about pc gaming, that's a much higher demand on any kind of hardware than something like the switches, Right? Because Nintendo's graphics not that, I mean Nintendo does a phenomenal job with making their games pretty, but their graphics are not super demanding, right? So it's like if you're making a portable handheld Pc to play Pc games, man, you better you better get the hardware right? Because if not, it's just gonna be a lot of issues with that.