The Valve Steam Deck handheld gaming computer is slated for delivery to customers in December. But it’s an unusual device for a number of reasons. Thanks to Valve’s integrated game controllers and trackpads, it has a form factor that cannot be compared to any other gaming computer. And it comes with the Linux-based Steam operating system, not Windows. To ensure that as many games as possible run well on the platform, Valve has started sending development kits to game manufacturers for testing purposes.
In other recent tech news from the Internet, Microsoft has released an update to its Xbox app for Windows 10 that supports streaming of games from an Xbox console on your network or from the cloud (for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers) , South Korean antitrust authorities have fined Google for abusing its dominance in the smartphone space, and Ben Thompson has one of the better explanations I know of why last week’s ruling on Apple v Epic was a huge win for Apple, although much of the headlines focused on the part of the case that the company had lost.
Here is a recap of the latest tech news from across the Internet.