The Morning After: Valve warns you, again, against modifying your Steam Deck

Avoid the risks of maintenance of the do-it-yourself steam deck, and this time it reminds you that trying to update the onboard memory can cause problems.

after a PC gamer Article on Steam Deck modding, Valve Hardware Designer Lawrence Yang against upgrading the NVMe SSD of the device. While it’s technically possible, the larger M.2 2242 drives are hotter and more power hungry than the 2230 models that the handheld should support. Yang added that the system’s lifespan could be “significantly shortened.” You have been told.

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You might get your hands on the device sooner than expected.

And if you don’t already have a Steam deck — or fried yours with an ill-advised upgrade — Valve says it’s ramped up production and will ship more than double the number of units each week.

If you reserved a Steam deck now, you probably wouldn’t receive it until October. However, as Valve increases shipping volume, it can reduce this wait time.

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Capturing the breadth of a video game’s impact is harder than it looks.

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The ones from Nintendo 64 Goldeye 007 — the rare Bond game that not only nailed the franchise bond but boosted the experience — is one of a handful of games that warrant a full-length making-of documentary. Drew Rollers Golden Era attempts to encompass the entire creative journey, from its creation as a small project on Rare’s rural farmland campus to the monster it became.

Golden Era was able to bring many members of the original team to the record, augmented by a range of journalists and conversation heads from across the games industry. But several segments – the cover Perfectly darkFree radical design and time splitter, Gold eye Fan films and the modding community – feel a little superficial.

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It acquires a company that makes chargers.

LG is entering the EV business with the acquisition of a South Korean EV charger developer called AppleMango. This is to help create “fully functional” charging stations with a user-friendly interface and real-time control and management, it said. In particular, it will leverage its “rugged, dustproof and waterproof” outdoor digital display technology. LG plans to install an EV charger production line at LG Digital Park in South Korea by the end of 2022.

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This could affect performance when loading apps and more.

Apple’s 13-inch 256GB MacBook Pro M2 may have worse SSD performance than the equivalent M1 model, according to tests from YouTube sites and . The $1,300 base model showed about 50 percent slower read speeds and 30 percent slower write speeds. It turns out that the 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 has a single 256GB NAND flash memory chip instead of two 128GB chips like the previous M1 model. That would mean the driver could only use two lanes at a time, limiting performance.

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Apple claimed Qualcomm could use two patents to sue again.

Apple and Qualcomm may have that in 2019, but the battle isn’t over yet. The Supreme Court has denied Apple’s request for a hearing to potentially invalidate two Qualcomm patents that played a key role in Apple Watch, iPad and iPhone sales in 2017 over alleged modem technology infringements. The court didn’t explain why it denied the request, but an amicus from May’s Justice Department argued there was no evidence the patents would harm Apple’s business.

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No Zelda, maybe ‘Silksong’?

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A Nintendo Direct Mini is scheduled for June 28th at 9:00am ET. However, it likely won’t feature any news on Mario, Zelda, Pokémon, or any of Nintendo’s other franchises. Nintendo says it’ll be focusing on third-party titles as it heads to Switch, and it could be a pretty meaty affair. It lasts 25 minutes, and Nintendo’s online showcases usually run with a fair clip. One of the most notable third-party games slated for a Switch debut, Nobody’s heaven, already has an October 7 release date, so it might not get too much of a focus. There is always the possibility to get more details Hollow Knight: Silk Songwhich is due to appear next year.

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