IGN – We went to Valve’s office to go hands-on with its new handheld gaming PC, the Steam Deck. IGN’s own Bo Moore goes in-depth on how its controller feels, its desktop mode, its price and models, and a whole lot more.
The Steam Deck, is a handheld gaming PC with a form-factor similar to that of a Nintendo Switch. No hard release date has been given, but the Steam Deck has a launch planned for Holiday 2021, with a pre-order reservation system launching in the near future. The price starts at $399, with models that have more storage at $529 and $649 as well
The Retro Champ tries to be the “Switch” for NES/Famicom cartridges, but sadly fails in many key areas. I wanna like it…but NOPE…
good size, feels well built
I like that there is a rechargeable battery
turns on and boots up very quick
Supports thousands of physical games
Screen is not crisp at all. Looks like 240p footage instead of upscaled
D-pad is a little shallow and mushy
Has a death grip on your NES cartridge
Famicom cartridges are very tough to get out because they’re flush with the system. You need to either use that special tool to push them out or another NES cartridge which is kind of weird and bad design
Tapwave’s short-lived Zodiac became the third worst-selling gaming handheld of all time, but it’s still worth checking out! If only because of its odd merging of handheld video games and personal digital assistant.