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Puppy Chews Up Steam Deck, Is Very Cute And Sorry
Puppy Chews Up Steam Deck, Is Very Cute And SorryPuppies are curious creatures. And sometimes that curiosity leads to them getting destructive, as one unlucky Steam Deck owner learned recently. Read more...
KotakuApr 17
All Phasmophobia Tarot Cards ranked worst to best
All Phasmophobia Tarot Cards ranked worst to best As well as a host of tech and equipment at your disposal, Phasmophobia offers up Cursed Possession items as well, which can help you out, but also leave you feeling worse off. One such example of this is the Tarot Cards. Whether you're playing with friends or you're doing a solo investigation , these cards can give you an edge, but there's a lot of danger when it comes to using them. Much like the Ouija Board, Monkey Paw , or any other Cursed Possession item, the Tarot Cards have a one in seven chance of spawning when you start a new contract. When you find them, you'll be given ten cards to draw, with each reveal affecting either the player holding them or the ghost itself. Currently, Phasmophobia has ten Tarot Cards that can be pulled. However, it's important to note that they each have their own draw chance, with some being more common than others. This means you can draw a particular card more than once or not have one at all. Below you'll find the effects of each of them in order from worst to best in terms of their danger levels, as well as the chances of drawing each one. The Hanged Man Screenshot via Destructoid. By far the most dangerous Tarot Card in Phasmophobia . This one does not mess about. Quite simply, if a player pulls this one from the pack, they'll immediately be killed. No warning, no hunt. Just *POOF* dead. The sanity level is inconsequential. This means if you've been investigating for a long time, that's it. Game over. Conversely, if you're in a team game and you pull the Hanged Man at the start, you'll be spending the rest of the round wandering about being all ethereal and what-not. Fortunately, it is pretty uncommon to get this one. Chance of drawing this card: 1% (NOTE: this card can't be drawn if playing on a custom difficulty setting with Friendly Ghost turned on.) Death Screenshot via Destructoid. This can be a little confusing. You would assume the Death card would do what the Hanged Man card does. But that isn't the case. However, it can be just as deadly, and does have a higher chance of being drawn when compared to some of the others. When the Death Tarot Card is pulled out, a hunt will begin immediately. Again, it doesn't matter your sanity level. The ghost will be on the prowl. To add insult to injury, it'll be a cursed hunt as well (because the cards are Cursed Possession items), so it'll last longer. Chance of drawing this card: 10% The Moon Screenshot via Destructoid. Our beautiful, spherical satellite in the sky has been the subject of romance and poetry for as long as the written word has existed. The moon, in all its glory, is Earth's companion. But in Phasmo , pulling the Moon Tarot Card will put you on the quick path to death. This is because drawing this card from the deck will reduce your sanity to zero. While it will only affect the player holding the cards, it will still mean the average sanity for the team will also drop. As anyone who's played the game will know, sanity is key to staying alive, so getting the Moon Tarot Card will mean your chances of being hunted are significantly increased. Chance of drawing this card: 5% The Devil Screenshot via Destructoid. This is the first Tarot Card on the list that isn't technically dangerous. It can, however, be a little spooky. When The Devil is revealed, it will immediately initiate a ghost event. This could mean it will manifest and begin humming or whisper in the player's ear. While it's useful for getting a ghost photo, seeing a ghost event will also reduce sanity, so it can still have its downside if you're already running pretty low. Chance of drawing this card: 10% The Wheel of Fortune Screenshot via Destructoid. It's difficult to know how to judge this Tarot Card. On the one hand, the Wheel of Fortune can be good, but it also has an equal chance of it being bad. In a nutshell: it can reduce your sanity by 25% but it can also increase it by the same amount. I'm not quite sure how it decides what the outcome will be, so it could be a 50/50 chance of it doing something good. You'll know which way the wheel has spun by the color that burns after the card is drawn. If it's green, you gain sanity. If it's red, you lose some. It's also one of the most common cards. Chance of drawing this card: 20% The Hermit Screenshot via Destructoid. This is a pretty useful one to pull. When the Hermit Tarot Card is drawn, the ghost will be forced back into its room and will be trapped there for one minute. It's sort of like using a smudge stick, as it prevents a hunt. However, it doesn't work during a hunt, but if you happen to get this card while your sanity is low, it can buy you a bit of time. It's especially useful if you're dealing with something like a Demon or you're playing on Nightmare mode, you absolute maverick, you. Chance of drawing this card: 10% The Tower Screenshot via Destructoid. Much like the Devil card, the Tower will force the ghost to do something. However, it's less dangerous, which is why it's far down on this list. When this Tarot Card is pulled, it will initiate an interaction of some kind, as well as doubling ghost activity for 20 seconds. This is particularly useful if you want to know where the apparition actually is. It's also pretty handy if one of the objectives is to get an EMF reading or you're on the lookout for fingerprints. On top of all that, it's the most common card next to the Wheel of Fortune. Chance of drawing this card: 20% The Fool Screenshot via Destructoid. It's hard to know where to place the Fool Tarot card on a list of worst-to-best, as it technically doesn't do anything. However, it's more the split second reaction that players have to it that can make it quite a tense one to pull. When it's drawn, the Fool will show itself as any other Tarot Card at first before revealing its true self. If it's one of the gentler cards, then there's no worry. However, if it looks like the Hanged Man or Death cards, then this can cause a brief amount of panic as you and your teammates become tricked for a second. The Fool card itself, however, is completely harmless. Chance of drawing this card: 17% (NOTE: this card has 100% chance of being pulled during a hunt). The Sun Screenshot via Destructoid. Very much the opposite to the moon, in both the cosmos and Phasmophobia . Whereas getting the Moon Tarot Card will reduce your sanity to zero, pulling the Sun will fully restore your sanity back to 100%. As you can imagine, this is a card any player would want to draw. The one downside to it is if you have the objective to get your average sanity below 25%. That could undo some of your work. However, it's still a bit of a lifesaver overall. Chance of drawing this card: 5% The High Priestess Screenshot via Destructoid. The High Priestess card is proof that death is not the end. If a player dies and this card is drawn, it will immediately revive them. If more than one player is dead, the card will randomly choose someone to bring back to life. It should also be noted that it can be saved up for when someone does die. This means if it's pulled from the pack, but everyone is alive, when someone does die, they will be immediately revived. Your items will still be dropped, so you will need to go back and collect them. Chance of drawing this card: 2% The post All Phasmophobia Tarot Cards ranked worst to best appeared first on Destructoid .
Steam Archives – DestructoidApr 12
Lenovo is already planning a next-gen Legion Go
Lenovo is already planning a next-gen Legion Go Since Valve released its highly praised Steam Deck device over two years ago, we've been seeing a bit of competition from other companies looking for that slice of the mobile gaming PC pie. Lenovo launched the Legion Go late last year, and we're already getting hints about a next-gen model. According to a recent report from Videocardz , Lenovo's Gaming Category Manager Clifford Chong spoke at the Innovate 2024 conference in Bangkok about what happens next. A quote from them says the company sees potential in continuing in the mobile PC market after the release of the Legion Go. https://youtu.be/BLD-dg1C_XU While there's still work being done on the current model, Chong says the team is "looking towards when the time comes right" regarding the next generation. A potential Legion Go 2 will likely "provide even more features." Why no Steam Deck 2? In all of this, it's tempting to get caught up asking what Valve is planning next for the Deck. Released at the start of 2022, the hardware contained within it is already starting to look a little outdated. As a quick comparison, the Legion Go uses the fourth generation AMD Zen and RDNA3 technology, while the Steam Deck has Zen2 and RDNA2. Videocardz suggests a potential Legion Go 2 could sport Zen5 and RDNA3.5 tech. Of course, Valve did release the OLED version of the Deck in November last year. While it did boast a few improvements, such as better battery life, its focus was mainly on providing a better screen. The main guts of the device remained largely untouched. That's not to say something isn't being planned, but with Lenovo already looking ahead to possible newer models, it feels like Valve may need to make an announcement about something soon. The post Lenovo is already planning a next-gen Legion Go appeared first on Destructoid .
Steam Archives – DestructoidApr 10
Owners Report Valve’s Priciest Steam Deck Model Has A Cracking Problem
Owners Report Valve’s Priciest Steam Deck Model Has A Cracking ProblemThe nearly $700 Limited Edition Steam Deck OLED was released in November 2023 and came with all the improvements found in the normal OLED Deck, but also sported a translucent plastic shell. But this pricier, limited variant seems to be cracking due to overly-tight screws and possible issues with the special plastic… Read more...
KotakuApr 2
Steam Deck reclaims its top spot, knocking Helldivers 2 down one place
Steam Deck reclaims its top spot, knocking Helldivers 2 down one place It's no secret that Helldivers 2 has enjoyed a large amount of success since it was released in February. In fact, it ended up knocking Steam Deck off the top place on Steam, something that doesn't happen too often. However, Valve's handheld PC has, once again, reclaimed its title. As of right now, the Deck is back at the number one spot on the Top Sellers list , pushing Arrowhead Games' shooter down to number two. According to the data, Helldivers 2 has been on the list for nine weeks, though a good chunk of that time has been spent looking down atop its gaming ivory tower. https://twitter.com/OnDeck/status/1769797587215819049 Quite why the Steam Deck has managed to climb its way back up can't be certain, but maybe it'll lose its place when Arrowhead releases another update or something. The way things have been these past few weeks suggests it's been a bit of a bout between software and hardware. Deck the hells (yep, that's clever) Just yesterday, Steam announced the launch of Steam Families , a new feature on the platform that "introduces significant updates and improvements to family sharing, parental controls, and child purchase requests." That could sort of explain why Deck has suddenly taken the lead again. Looking at the Top Seller's list in general, there are some perhaps-not-too-surprising resurgences at the moment. At the time of writing, Dead by Daylight has risen 23 places to take the number five spot, while Cyberpunk 2077 has climbed a pretty impressive 44 places this week, sitting comfortably at number eight. Of course, the fact that these specific games are on sale can account for their sudden rise in popularity. Doesn't take a huge amount of brain power to conclude that things suddenly become more appealing when they're a bit cheaper. The post Steam Deck reclaims its top spot, knocking Helldivers 2 down one place appeared first on Destructoid .
Steam Archives – DestructoidMar 19
Every Deck Verified Games on Steam (All Steam Deck Games Full List)
Every Deck Verified Games on Steam (All Steam Deck Games Full List)The number of Deck Verified games on Steam is getting bigger all the time, which will no doubt come as great news for Steam Deck owners worldwide.
Mar 18
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Nearly 30 Percent Of The Top 100 Steam Deck Games Aren’t Verified
Nearly 30 Percent Of The Top 100 Steam Deck Games Aren’t VerifiedRecently, Valve published a list of the top 100 most-played Steam Deck games over the last 12 months. Digging into this much data is fun, and the full list is both a snapshot of recent trends and a reminder that old favorites are some of the most popular options on Valve’s portable PC. Read more...
KotakuMar 15
The Top 10 Most-Played Games On Steam Deck: February 2024 Edition
The Top 10 Most-Played Games On Steam Deck: February 2024 EditionRead more...
KotakuMar 13
Steam Deck now has over 14,000 compatible games
Steam Deck now has over 14,000 compatible games Valve's Steam Deck has been something of a big deal in the mobile gaming arena. Offering PC-like performance on the go, it's proved to be a rare instance for the company: a hardware project that's actually successful. Now, just over two years later, we're still seeing the results of this success. According to figures from SteamDB , (as noted by Gaming on Linux ), the Steam Deck now sports a total of 14,058 (at the time of writing) titles that are compatible with the system. Image via @OnDeck/Twitter. Of those, 9,444 are labeled as "Playable," while 4,614 are down as "Verified." The former means games should play but may be missing certain things or not be as well optimized. The latter means they should run absolutely tip-top and no mistake. So, SO many games If you take the filters out of the search, it shows that 165,119 games reside on Steam currently. That's...a lot of games, so the Deck still has some way to go. The database also shows that, of those, 3.958 are "Unsupported" when it comes to the device. This doesn't necessarily mean they won't run per se, but you'll likely encounter issues when playing. In any case, it shows there's still potential for a lot more games to become compatible. But as the months and years go by, the Steam Deck sees more competition muscling in on its territory. We've already seen ASUS , Lenovo , and MSI offer up their own handheld PC alternatives. At this rate, we could be seeing a saturated market before we know it. The post Steam Deck now has over 14,000 compatible games appeared first on Destructoid .
Steam Archives – DestructoidMar 12
Best Steam Deck Open-World Games
Best Steam Deck Open-World GamesValve has verified that these fantastic open-world games are ready to go on the Steam Deck.
Mar 3