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Steam Deck Verified Explained: Quality Assurance

By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: February 6, 2022 at 1:06 PM GMT

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Key Takeaways

Pokemon Legends Arceus Sales

Pokemon Legends Arceus, the latest installment in the long-running Pokemon franchise, has been making waves since its release. Nintendo recently tweeted their gratitude to over 6.5 million players worldwide who have already embarked on their exciting adventures in Pokemon Legends Arceus. These impressive sales figures indicate the game's popularity and success in captivating players' interest.


As someone unfamiliar with the Pokemon franchise, it's fascinating to hear the positive feedback this game has received from fans. People are hailing it as one of the best Pokemon games in recent memory. The game's unique take on the Pokemon universe, set in feudal times, seems to have struck a chord with both longtime fans and newcomers alike.


With such high praise, it's no wonder that Pokemon Legends Arceus is flying off the shelves. For those who have yet to experience this game, now may be the perfect time to dive into the world of Pokemon and witness the innovative gameplay and captivating story that so many are raving about.

Overwatch 2 Demo

In other gaming news, there have been rumors circulating about an upcoming Overwatch 2 Demo. A keen-eyed Twitter user named Helba_The_AI noticed an upload related to Overwatch 2, sparking speculation that a demo may be on the horizon. While these rumors are unsubstantiated at the moment, it's always exciting to think about the possibility of getting a taste of what's to come in the highly anticipated Overwatch 2.


As an Overwatch fan, it would be incredible to have the opportunity to try out the sequel before its official release. Demos provide players with a sneak peek into the game's mechanics, visuals, and overall feel. If Blizzard does release an Overwatch 2 Demo, it will undoubtedly generate significant excitement and anticipation within the gaming community. Rest assured, we'll keep a close eye on any official announcements and report back as soon as more information becomes available.

Steam Deck Verified Explained

Moving on to Steam news, Valve is currently undertaking a meticulous process of ensuring compatibility between their vast Steam catalog and the upcoming Steam Deck. The Steam Deck Verified status has been introduced to categorize games based on their compatibility with the handheld device.


If a game is fully compatible with the Steam Deck, it will be marked as Verified. This means players can confidently play the game without any issues on the handheld device. On the other hand, if a game is playable but requires some adjustments or tweaking, it will be labeled as playable with a yellow exclamation point. This indicates that the game may require extra configuration or optimization to run smoothly on the Steam Deck.


For games that are not supported at all, such as VR titles like Half-Life: Alyx, they will be marked as unsupported. This means that the Steam Deck may not have the necessary hardware capabilities to run such games. Finally, if a game has a question mark beside it, it signifies that Valve hasn't tested it yet and is unsure if it will work on the device.


It's impressive to learn that Valve has already tested and verified over 100 games for the Steam Deck. This proactive approach demonstrates their commitment to providing a seamless gaming experience on the handheld device. Early reviews and feedback from users speak positively about the Steam Deck's performance, noting its ability to handle a wide variety of games effectively.


If you've been considering purchasing a Steam Deck, these verified games add an extra layer of assurance that your favorite titles will run smoothly on the device. The Steam Deck's versatility and portability make it an enticing option for gamers who want to enjoy their favorite PC games on the go.


Now that you're up to date with these gaming news stories, we're curious to hear your thoughts. Are you one of the millions of players who have already embarked on the adventure in Pokemon Legends Arceus? Are you eagerly anticipating an Overwatch 2 Demo? And what are your impressions of the Steam Deck and its verified games? Let us know in the comments below!

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