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How to turn on FSR on the Steam Deck

Looking to improve your resolution and performance on the Steam Deck? Enabling FSR can make the world of difference. Here’s how to do it.
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Valve’s latest Steam Deck update promises less fan noise

On Thursday, Valve began rolling out SteamOS 3.2 for Steam Deck, addressing one of the more prominent issues people have had with the handheld since its release. According to the company, the update introduces an “all-new OS-controlled fan curve” Valve claims allows Steam Deck’s internal fan to quickly and smartly respond to heat. In turn, the company says that allows the component to more quietly go about its job, particularly “in low usage situations.”

“This has been tested extensively, and we're continuing to work on improvements – so please let us know what you think,” Valve said. Excessive fan noise is something many reviewers, including Engadget’s Jessica Conditt, mentioned in their Steam Deck reviews. In fact, when iFixit began selling replacement parts for the handheld early last week, it quickly sold out of Huaying fan units. Valve sourced fans for Steam Deck from two companies, with the ones from Huaying producing less noise, according to some owners.

SteamOS 3.2 also introduces an option to adjust the handheld’s display refresh rate while in-game. Valve recommends Steam Deck owners try setting their device to 40Hz for the sweet spot between responsiveness and battery life. It’s now also possible to push the volume of Steam Deck’s speakers even higher and the company has made formatting microSD cards faster. Check out the full changelog for SteamOS 3.2 on Valve’s website.

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iFixit will sell replacement parts for almost every Steam Deck component

We knew going into the launch of Valve’s Steam DeckDIY repairs would be easier than most modern electronics. And now it looks like finding replacement parts won’t be difficult either. On Friday evening, iFixit prematurely published a list of components it will offer for Valve’s handheld. The list revealed the company plans to sell spare parts for nearly every component found in Steam Deck, including replacement motherboards complete with the handheld’s custom Aerith chipset from AMD.

As The Verge points out, the company will even sell parts that could be considered upgrades. For instance, if you own the 64GB or 256GB model, you can buy the 512GB variant's display to get the anti-glare screen that comes on that version of the handheld. For any panel replacements, you can also spend an extra $ 5 to obtain a “Fix Kit” that comes with all the tools you need to complete a screen swap.

One part iFixit won’t sell immediately is replacement batteries. It will offer those at a later date. “We don’t have a solution for battery repairs on day one, but we are committed to working with Valve to maintain these devices as they age,” iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens told The Verge. “Battery replacements are going to be essential to making the Steam Deck stand the test of time.”

Other spare parts that won’t be available on day one include replacements for the Steam Deck’s touchpads and face buttons. Most of the components are reasonably priced. For example, you’ll need to spend $ 20 to repair a broken thumbstick. The most expensive part on the list is a new motherboard, which will set you back $ 350. With a complete handheld from Valve starting at $ 400, it won’t be economical to build your own Steam Deck with parts from iFixit, but for most repairs, the company will have you covered.  

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Google has announced the Steam for Chrome OS alpha program for select Chromebooks

The 2022 Google for Games Developer Summit is underway and according to a rather brief announcement by the search giant, Steam for Chrome OS is an actual thing. Basically, it’s being released in ‘Alpha’ form which means that it’s not quite ready for prime-time but rather, as the name of the summit suggests, targeted towards […]

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‘Fall Guys’ brings mini-game battle royale to PS4 and Steam on August 4th

If you want a battle royale-like experience but want something more family-friendly than Call of Duty or Fortnite, you won’t have to wait much longer. Mediatonic and Devolver have announced that Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout will be available on PS4 a…
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Google testing native Steam client on Chromebooks powered by 10th generation Intel CPUs

We learnt in January 2020 that Google’s engineers were working to bring the Steam platform to Chrome OS. Many of the details of this development are still not known, but we now have an idea of the timeline: Google is reportedly testing support for Steam starting with models based around Intel’s tenth generation CPU family. […]

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After a year on the Epic Store, ‘Journey’ is heading to Steam

More than eight years after it first came out on the PlayStation 3, almost five years after its PlayStation 4 rerelease and about one year after coming out on PC, Journey is finally making its way to Steam. The game’s PC publisher, Annapurna Interact…
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Valve’s Steam Controller is dead

Four years after Valve released its oddball Steam Controller, it's not making any more. The controller is on sale today for $ 5 — that's 90 percent off its list price of $ 49.99 — and a note in the Steam Store warns that there's a limited quantity re…
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Steam Remote Play Anywhere comes out of beta; play your PC games anywhere on your phone

Steam has been testing out their Remote Play Anywhere for a bit, but they’ve decided to finally pull the feature out of beta. Is it a coincidence that this happens on the same week as Stadia’s launch? Who knows. Regardless, if you’re big into PC gaming and Stadia seemed interesting, this might be something to […]

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French court rules Steam games must be able to be resold

In a court decision that could fundamentally change how Steam operates, European Union consumers have won the right to resell their Steam titles through Valve's digital marketplace. French website Next Inpact reports the Paris Court of First Instance…
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After a year of Epic Games exclusivity, ‘Hades’ heads to Steam Early Access

Hades, the next game from Bastion and Pyre developer Supergiant Games, is coming to Steam Early Access on December 10. The game has been available in early access on the Epic Games Store since December of last year.
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Valve beats Google to the punch with Steam Link cloud streaming to your phone

Valve’s current implementation of their Steam Link hardware and software combination allows users to stream games from their PCs to a phone or Steam Link somewhere else on the network. Want to play some Assassin’s Creed in bed on your phone? No problem. Want Call of Duty on your home theater setup but don’t want […]

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Epic’s updated game store refund policy matches Steam

The Epic Games Store wasn't all that refund-friendly on launch. You could only ask for two refunds in an entire year (albeit after unlimited hours of play), and you had to submit details like your IP address in a support ticket to have a hope of gett…
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Steam Play for Linux now lets you play Windows games

This week, Valve announced a new beta version of Steam Play that includes a Windows emulator for Linux. This project is part of Steam's effort to bring more compatible games to Linux, allowing those users to play a larger subset of the service's back…
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Valve may offer tools to play Windows games on Steam Machines

Valve's Steam Machine platform hasn't really taken off, and it's not just because of the hardware. When few developers are willing to release Linux-native versions of games to run on Steam OS, there just isn't a lot to play. Thankfully, the company…
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Steam Chat’s messaging features are now available for all

After a few weeks of being limited to Steam's beta channel, a new Chat feature has rolled out for all users within the desktop app and on the web. Having an integrated friends list and chat system should make it easier to meet up with friends across…
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Steam lets game developers customize their homepages

Steam has put its new Creator Homepages into open beta, letting developers and publishers customize their homepages to better show off their game catalogs. There's a lot of flexibility — publishers can divide their portfolios up however they wish, s…
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Steam Link and Steam Video are making their way to Android TV and smartphones this month

If you’re a big PC gamer, you’ve probably heard of or used Valve’s Steam Link for streaming your games to a television. It’s a useful little gadget that saves you the hassle of running long HDMI cables all over your house, especially if you have a decent router. I’ve invested in two of them already, […]

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Galaxy Note 9 rumors pick up steam, suggest a bigger battery and 6.4-inch screen

The Galaxy Note 9 rumors are going to start getting more frequent over the next few months, and today we’ve got a leak that suggests some improvements in key areas for Samsung’s late-year flagship. We’ve already heard that Samsung is working on putting the fingerprint sensor underneath the screen, but now we know they want […]

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Twitter Lite picks up steam, starts to roll out in more countries

Twitter has recently been testing a Twitter Lite mobile app as a way to get more users involved in the platform, especially those in parts of the world without consistently high-speed data connections. The results? Actually pretty good. Twitter has seen a 50% growth in tweets from Twitter Lite since April, and they’ve been hard […]

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Steam will support VR in very large rooms

If you want to play a room-scale VR game using Steam's current tracking method, you need to do it in a 13-by-13 foot area. That's fine for your living room, but what if you want more space? Don't fret: Valve has announced that SteamVR Tracking 2.0 wi…
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[TA Deals] Enter to win a Google hardware bundle or Steam gift card!

Beginning today, Talk Android Deals is hosting two giveaways that you won’t want to miss. The main giveaway, worth $ 857, is for a bundle that includes three Google-made devices. We’re giving away a Google Pixel, a Google Home, and a Daydream View for one lucky winner to enjoy. These are the three major pieces of hardware […]

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