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Steam Deck Launch Delayed to February 2022

This Year's "Grinch" Is The Global Supply Chain! I went from the Q1 2022 Club to the Q2 2022 Club with the announced Steam Deck delay by Valve. It looks like the new initial launch will now be at least February 2022. Sadly no one will be getting a Steam Deck for Christmas other than developers... https://kotaku.com/steam-deck-delayed-valve-apologizes-1848033356/amp Valve cited material shortages and supply chain issues as the culprit which is not surprising at all. The industry has been dealing with shortages since 2020 and it doesn't look like supply chains are anywhere close to being fixed. Looks like the ultimate handheld is now further away from us... Definitely sad news but it is what it is. 

Reserving a Steam Deck Today!

https://www.steamdeck.com/en/ As long as you have a Steam account in good standing with previous game purchase(s) you can reserve a Steam Deck (shipping in December) today for $5 down.  There are 3 models available but only two seem like smart moves to me. The base model is only $399 but only has 64GB eMMC internal memory. That will pretty much lock you out of some fairly large games out of the gate.  I'm likely opting for the $529 model which has 256GB NVMe (much faster than eMMC) internal storage. There's also a $649 model with 512GB storage. If you plan to play big file current generation games, you'll definitely need 256 or 512. The 64GB model would be fine for older games and emulation. Running ROMs off a microSD wouldn't be an issue but you probably wouldn't want to run huge PC games off external storage.  Regardless I'm pretty excited about this recently announced handheld. We've been hearing rumors for months about it but wasn't expec