The Steam Deck is a handheld PC good enough for gaming duty—not the first, by any means, but clearly in a league of its own when it comes to power and price. Valve posted a video showing a teardown of the device. While asserting that "you own it" and can make your own repairs—a welcome antitode to the prevailing attitude among manufacturers—it makes clear that the complexity and delicacy of the components means that it should be a job left for professionals and advanced hobbyists only. The tl;dr: don't buy the cheapest Steam Deck thinking you can easily upgrade it with a larger aftermarket SSD. You need skills and you risk everything.
Do you ever wish you could live in a Slasher Film? Do you really think you'd be the one to make better decisions, like not splitting up, and not going down to the basement, and not sneaking off to for a little death (that's a sex joke)? Slaughter Party is a new RPG that lets… READ THE REST
Old Video Game Advertisements is a website that collects new press releases issued by local solid waste authorities. Just kidding! It actually collects old video game advertisements. [via] It's got quite a lot in there, organized by system, year and genre. My own memories directed me to old British stuff, of course. You can really… READ THE REST
I think Jam Hamster might have made the most beautiful game controller/console ever. You can catch the work-in-progress photos on Twitter: practically every part and feature is handmade, including the circuit board. Not their first rodeo, obviously. See also these plans for putting an Arduino in a tape cassette, which may then be used as… READ THE REST
We're currently living in a culture where the masses think new is always better, but keeping up with the latest gadgets quickly gets pricey, and the performance boost might not even be worth it. Refurbished tech is the way to go if you want to save a ton of money while still getting your hands… READ THE REST
Look, you've sipped on many a glass of wine over the years. You may not be a sommelier, but you definitely are the master of your own palette. Whether you're into big, fruity reds or would kill for a glass of cold, buttery chardonnay, nobody has a better taste in wine than you — according… READ THE REST
Anyone who travels knows that multipurpose products are the way to go when you're trying to pack light. Who has room for tech, storage containers, and all their little knickknacks in one overnight bag? Something usually has to be left at home. But not with the Battpak Power Bank & Travel Safe, a backup battery with… READ THE REST