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Why I'm Excited for the New Steam Deck

Recently, Valve announced a portable game system akin to the Nintendo Switch. Called the Steam Deck, it takes your favorite games on the online platform and puts them on an on-the-go device. There are plenty of reasons why I'm super-stoked for this come Christmas time. Here's why you should be hyped up for it, too.

For one, I'm excited to play my favorite Steam games wherever I go. It's extremely taxing for me to play my games on one laptop, specifically since it's an older model. I use it for work and managing my website and would love to give it some relief. I can't wait to give games like Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and Age of Empires II a shot on the go.

Another reason why I'm stoked for trying out the newest handheld is the specs on it. For a portable game, being able to run 720p is impressive. There have been some tests done, running The Witcher 3 without any major hiccups in this article. I'm looking forward to trying out Streets of Rage 4, Destiny, and other franchises a shot.

Finally, I've seen the design on it and it looks sleek. The balance on the system looks nice, allowing you the grip the controls comfortably. The Switch has no problems with this, although the design looks awkward compared to the Steam Deck. It makes matters easier when it comes to playing my favorite third-party games on the console.

This isn't to say that I dislike my Nintendo Switch. I love the games it offers (I'm super-hyped for Metroid Dread coming out later this year) and think the system's awesome. However, I can't wait for the Holidays to roll around so I can get my hands on this amazing technology. Throw in the upcoming peripherals like a docking station and I'm rubbing my hands together mercilessly.

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