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347: Steam Deck, Switch Sports and The Return of the Game Demo

May 09, 2022

In episode 347, Brett gets his pre-order of the Steam Deck. We review the full handheld system that lets you play your entire Steam library in the palm of your hand. Does it match up to the Switch? We also review the Switch Sports game that has a lot of awesome games with great potential but a few things that drag it down. Austin finally gets into Elden Ring and is having a great time but missing some friends.

In the news, Square Enix sells of Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal. A new Warcraft game is in the making for mobile and Disney Dreamlight Valley is basically Animal Crossing for Disney lovers. We also discuss the poor sales of Call of Duty and the announcement of a prequel for Mafia coming.

In the discussion, we talk more about PS Plus adding a Premium tier that allows game trials. Some developers are required to include trials for their game, but will it be enough reason to buy? We love the idea of game demos coming back but how should it be packaged?

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Show Notes
      • 4:49

        Steam Deck

      • 24:41

        Nintendo Switch Sports

      • 26:22

        Elden Ring

      • 55:17

        Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider, Disney Dreamlight Valley and Mafia Prequel

      • 1:33:57

        Bring Back the Game Demos

      • 1:58:28

        Upcoming Video Game Releases

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