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  1. I really hope it's going to be an amazing send-off, where Chibnall shows how much he's learnt from the reaction to his run and leaves us all wishing we'd seen more of this Thirteen. Of course it's far more likely to be a complete mess, but yes, thank goodness it's finally over. I really want to go back to Doctor Who being a highlight of my week, and not feeling like an obligation.
  2. Dumb question, but is your character wearing a cape? When I tried FSR2 on the Deck yesterday, my cape seemed to be leaving bits of itself behind as it swished around and FSR tried to keep up. Everything else looked fine. I did think about just taking off the cape, but I'm not sure I'm willing to make that sort of sacrifice when it makes my character look so much more, erm, fabulous.
  3. That's good isn't it? You can just buy a new one without queuing now, and there's still a chance the original one might show up at some point.
  4. Err, FSR2 is a but rubbish for this on the Deck actually. I don't know if the resolution is just too low, but my cape has become a shimmery mess with it enabled.
  5. It's definitely there. You have to select it under Anti-Aliasing in the Graphics Options menu.
  6. FSR2? Hello Steam Deck performance boost! Loving the look of the trade rocket too, and everything else to be honest. There's an awful lot of improvements in that list.
  7. I have that keyboard to use with my desktop, and while I wouldn't use it to play games it's absolutely perfect for basic stuff like web browsing, launching stuff and so on. It would also be ideal for the odd game that insists on showing mouse/touchscreen-only launchers on the Deck while docked.
  8. I didn't realise this was Mike Flanagan thing, which has made it a must watch for me.
  9. You'd want some kind of brace propping it up, I think. Just wait until GPUs start shipping with extendable legs as a feature.
  10. Well that's interesting. I guess it's time I got around to season 3.
  11. Don't forget that 800p isn't the limit of what the Deck can display, it's just the resolution of its built in screen. If you connect it to a 1080p monitor you can output at 1080p, and no doubt 4K on a 4K screen too. It's a PC! Obviously you're going to be limited at what it can handle at those resolutions though. Plenty of less demanding games should run just fine at 1080p on the Deck though. It's obviously not going to be a 4K powerhouse, but I suppose the built in FSR feature might be an option there, assuming that works on external monitors.
  12. Yep. This is a fantastic month for a Steam Deck, even if you do have Game Pass.
  13. I don't think Stadia was a leading light in anything other than their technology. There was so much wrong with their business model and marketing that I think there was plenty to blame before you get to streaming itself. I think it might make people think twice before buying streaming only games outright in the future though.
  14. I think my only criticism of the show at the moment is that there's just so much of it with all the Patreon stuff, and it's all unmissable. I think I'd be happy with it as my only podcast at this point, not that I could ditch TCGS. I've not had any issues with the amount of guests, Games Courts or anything else. The guests have been a great way to address games the hosts aren't quite so familiar with when necessary, and it's been fun to see them start to get involved with the "bullshit" too.
  15. I think I ended up watching a Let's Play of Re:Chain as it got ridiculously tricky later on. I'd probably just do the same if I were you, or better yet just find the cutscenes on YouTube. I might be wrong, but I seem to remember Chain of Memories being a GBA game originally. Re:Chain was a quick and dirty remake using assets from KH1, which is why it feels like so much of a rehash. KH2 returns to some of the same places, but it's a completely new game.
  16. I'm interested in this too, but it's not a Wadjet Eye game as such as they're only publishing it. It was developed by Cloak and Dagger Games, who I'd never heard of before.
  17. I actually loaded up KH2 a few days ago. I was surprised to find I hadn't dropped it at a difficulty spike, but clearly just because I got bored. I played a bit more before remembering why that was. I do want to see it through at some point though, for some reason.
  18. As thesnwmn said, I don't think it was a malicious decision, just a practical one. There are a bazillion different flavours of Linux, but none of them are the primary focus for xcloud at the mo. By defaulting to basic settings they can offer it to Linux browsers without worrying so much about how to optimise for the different options just yet, although they're apparently working on something better. If they wanted to be petty they could just block Linux users entirely, but then why would they want to?
  19. The user agent change doesn't affect framerate as far as I know, but it definitely improves image clarity. I think it streams at a lower bitrate or something if it detects a Linux user agent.
  20. Has the Sonic 3 special stage music been patched yet? I seem to remember a report about it not speeding up with the rest of the stage when Origins launched.
  21. Well that's just not true. The screen is larger than the original Switch, and the bezels are pretty much exactly the same size as that console. The screen is obviously not going to match the OLED Switch in terms of vibrancy, but it's a perfectly fine LCD screen. The desktop mode is designed for desktop use, and yes this would involve a mouse and keyboard. I can't say I've noticed mine get too hot, although the fan gets quite noticeable when playing more demanding stuff. The point of Steam OS on the Deck is that you don't need to use a desktop for its primary function, which is handheld gaming. It also gives you quick access to a whole bunch of system level performance options, including the screen refresh rate which makes 40fps a viable option. Then of course there's suspend/resume, which is something I never thought I'd see on a PC. I think if you buy a Steam Deck and expect a traditional games console experience then you're going to be disappointed. What it does do is take PC gaming as close to that ideal as you can get at the moment, without removing the options you'd expect from buying a PC. You can absolutely avoid the desktop entirely if you only want to play supported Steam games, but if you want to stray outside that you have to expect some hurdles. Buying a games console doesn't have any such hurdles, but then you can't install the Xbox store on a PlayStation 5, or indeed install an entirely different OS.
  22. Yeah, it has. It's become by far my most used games machine for a start, and it's also opened up new genres I wouldn't usually have considered playing on PC. I'm playing The Nonary Games at the moment for instance, which is perfect for a handheld but I wouldn't want to play it on a big TV or a monitor. The other game I've lost a lot of time to is Dragon Quest XI. I haven't really got stuck into a JRPG in a while as it's just not that practical to devote so much time to a game any more, but being able to pick up and play it here and there is perfect. Finally, with the increased energy costs at the mo I've become very conscious of how much energy I'm using when I play stuff on my PC. I haven't stopped completely, as it's still nice to play stuff on the big screen from time to time and some games just demand the full experience, but it's nice to be able to switch to a less demanding device for most of my gaming. Especially when you can charge it at work.
  23. Nor me. Is the Game Pass free trial still a thing though?
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