• Valve’s Steam Deck Can Now Run A Lot More Games Than At Launch
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    Valve’s Steam Deck Can Now Run A Lot More Games Than At Launch

    Image: Valve When Valve’s Steam Deck launched back in February, it could only certifiably run a (relative) handful of the platform’s 1000s of titles. The exact number was 399, but now, just a few weeks later, that figure has roughly tripled. On February 25, the day of the Steam Deck’s launch, there were the 399 I just mentioned, plus roughly 300 more that were listed as “playable” but still might have some issues. Note that this list included games that ran fine, but had been designed with a big monitor and mouse in mind, and so maybe weren’t the best experience on a handheld device. Anyone buying the Steam Deck…

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    Steam Deck Will Support Microsoft xCloud Game Streaming, Xbox Head Phil Spencer Says

    Steam Deck will be able to run Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming service, Xbox chief Phil Spencer has confirmed. xCloud is short for Xbox Cloud Gaming. Currently available in beta with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Microsoft’s xCloud offers over a hundred console games on PCs via the Internet and without the need for console-level hardware. Spencer didn’t say how this would work but given that the Steam Deck is essentially a miniature PC, it’s not far-fetched at all. But what remains to be seen is whether xCloud will run on Steam Deck’s custom Linux OS, or if you’ll need to install Microsoft Windows first. “Was [at Valve] this week talking [with…

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