I’ve always wanted to build a little PC, but I don’t have space or time to play games other than on a handheld on the sofa. I’ve been playing Xbox Game Pass on my Retroid Pocket 3 Plus and it’s been really good, but I’m wondering if a gaming pc streamed locally would be cheaper in the long run. It’d live under the TV and very rarely get used with a controller on the telly, almost always streamed to a little handheld.

Alternative is Steam Deck, which looks good, but tbh, it seems quite unweildly. Though I know it’s possibly the right route.

Any thoughts?

  • BreadGar
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    10 months ago

    get both and stream to the steamdeck, getting like 12h of battery instead

    • Elkenders@feddit.ukOP
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      10 months ago

      Haha, I do have the Retroid Pocket which I enjoy a lot already. I guess I could get a steam deck and stream from that to the Retroid? Seems a bit counter intuitive though.

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        10 months ago

        Steam Deck doesn’t currently support being the streaming host (at least, SteamOS currently doesn’t - but I wouldn’t recommend wiping that as it’s one of the best parts of the deck).

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      10 months ago

      Seconded. Been streaming Starfield to my Steam Deck. This is the best performance to convenience compromise, imo.