• Aniki 🌱🌿
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    133 months ago

    Valve was essentially LATE to the handheld market, they just had the technical and company will to do it the best.

    • Atemu
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      153 months ago

      And, most importantly, money bags to subsidise the hell out of it. Let’s not kid ourselves here, the damn low price is one of the main reasons why people buy the SD rather than the ~2x more expensive alternatives.

    • @Secret300@sh.itjust.works
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      13 months ago

      It helps they actually made their own OS to make it easier for people to get into. Windows really doesn’t work on those small screens

      • Aniki 🌱🌿
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        3 months ago

        Not sure what you mean – they all run Linux. The images just have the video hardware configs baked in with a preconfigured user and start script. You would be amazed at how easy that is to do, all things considered. I have a few kiosk configurations I created for the two Home Assistant panels I have in my house.

        https://wiki.clockworkpi.com/index.php/ClockworkOS

    • @WarmSoda
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      3 months ago

      I hear that.

      But how many people actually use all of those other brands listed?

      It’s ok to just say “no one” without downvoting.

      All I’m hearing is crickets

      • Wren
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        73 months ago

        Anecdotally, I have an Aya Neo. I know a few people with a few of the others brands. There’s a decently sized Aya Neo Discord that I’m part of, and I would assume the other brands have something similar. There’s definitely use of non-Steam handhelds, or there wouldn’t be a growing market for them.

        • @WarmSoda
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          23 months ago

          Do you have a steam deck too?

            • @WarmSoda
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              33 months ago

              How’s the Aya? Does it dock with the TV/monitor?

              • Wren
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                33 months ago

                I personally love it, and yes it can with a dock similar to the Switch’s. It’s ran every game I’ve thrown at it, and I’ve an original 2021 version. There’s a few quirks, like the joysticks will sometimes just decide to not do a random direction, but recalibrating is easy. Obviously the resolution quality isn’t as stellar as if you were running a pc meant output to a monitor, but on the built in screen everything is crispy. It’s decently heavy though, so my baby wrists get tired after a while. But yeah it’s great, playing whatever wherever is pretty ace.