EmuDeck is an install package for the Steam Deck that helps set up all the emulators, folders, and configurations you’ll need to get started playing retro games on the device. Run the package and then all you have to do is copy your own ROMs to the created folders.∞
It looks extremely cool and the price (compared to desktop PCs or even just graphics cards) is surprisingly affordable at $400 for the cheapest model. It looks like a big ass Nintendo Switch with a bit of a kitchen sink approach to control inputs. The claims of power/performance look solid for the tradeoffs of portable hardware and battery life.
As someone who has trouble finding time to sit and game in front of TV, the Steam Deck may be the thing that finally lets me catch up on a huge backlog of games I’ve been missing out on as a console gamer. We’ll see if I pull the trigger tomorrow when preorders open up.
Hardcore History is an absolutely riveting history podcast I just started listening to a few weeks ago. I listened to a couple recent episodes and was immediately hooked. I went back and downloaded every single episode I could find. Incredibly educational and entertaining.
Go to the Hardcore History homepage to subscribe.
The game isn’t out for nearly another month but IGN has already posted their reviews of the upcoming PS3 blockbuster Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. I just finished the first game and now it’s going to be tough to resist buying the second one right when it comes out. Check out the Uncharted 2 video review below:
Licensed games are usually terrible. Superhero games are usually terrible. Somehow the new Batman: Arkham Asylum game coming this week is supposed to be awesome. Some sites are even going as far to call it the game of the year. Watch the video review from IGN below:
Amazon actually has the game available for preorder for only $52 instead of $60. Great deal.
Fantastic, difficult downloadable game ‘Splosion Man (from the makers of The Maw) is out for Xbox Live Arcade and it’s tons of fun. Watch the video review: