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Valve Is Giving Away One Steam Deck Every Minute During The Game Awards Show

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2022 @ 3:49 p.m. PST

Steam Deck brings the Steam games and features you love to a powerful and convenient form factor that you can take wherever you go.

Steam Deck brings the Steam games and features you love to a powerful and convenient form factor that you can take wherever you go.

Steam Deck is also an open PC, adding the ability to install any software or connect with any hardware, with your Steam library available as soon as you switch on your Deck. Once you've logged into Steam Deck, your entire Steam Library shows up, just like any other PC. You'll be able to find your collections and favorites - exactly where you left them.

The all-new home screen is everything you love about Steam in one place. Home is where you’ll find all the things you need—dive back into a game whether you were playing it on Steam Deck or your PC, see what’s new in your library and the store, as well as what your friends are up to.

On Steam Deck, your games run on a different operating system than the one on your desktop PC. It's a new version of SteamOS, built with Steam Deck in mind and optimized for a handheld gaming experience. It comes with Proton, a compatibility layer that makes it possible to run your games without any porting work needed from developers. For Deck, we're vastly improving Proton's game compatibility and support for anti-cheat solutions by working directly with the vendors.

It's been a fun year for Steam Deck, and Valve are celebrating with the gaming community by giving away one Steam Deck every minute of this year's live broadcast of The Game Awards on Steam!

Registration is now open, and everyone who enters gets an exclusive animated Steam Pal chat sticker. We've posted more details, along with official rules HERE.

The Game Awards streams live on December 8th beginning with the preshow at 4:30pm PST. The main program (and Steam Dec drops on the Steam livestream) begin at 5pm PST. Good luck and have fun!

Steam Deck details:

  • Powerful, custom APU developed with AMD
  • Optimized for hand-held gaming
  • All the Steam features you’d expect
    • Steam Chat: Your friends are all here—access Steam Chat at the push of a button.
    • Notifications: All notifications are now in one place, so you can check-in without leaving your game.
    • Cloud Saves: Start playing on a PC and pick up right where you left off on Deck or vice versa.
    • Remote Play:Stream games from your home PC directly to your Deck no matter where you are.
    • Store: The entire Steam Store experience is accessible from Deck.
    • Community: Keep up to date with friends, news, and all the latest activity from Steam
  • Full-sized controls
  • 7" touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth ready
  • USB-C port for accessories
  • microSD slot for storage expansion
  • 3 different storage options available: 64GB ($399), 256GB ($529) and 512GB ($649)
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