WonderSteam, N-Gabe, Valvita: you can call it whatever you like because Valve have made their intentions clear. They’re keen to elbow their way into the handheld market with theSteam Deck.
Of course, Headline & Hot Takes has loads of chat on Valve’s Switch-like handheld. We chat about who this is for, we speculate on whether or not developers are going to be taking the Steam Deck into consideration when making their games, and we chat about how it looks. We’re very superficial. We also discuss the chatter aroundNetflix moving into video games, and we’ve got someEA Playpredictions for you, too.
For Show and Tell, I broughtDeath’s Doorto the discussion. It’s a little Zelda, a little Dark Souls, and loads of crow. I think this game is brilliant, and you should play it. Matthew wasn’t as hot on the first few hours of JRPGCris Tales, but the time-travelling mechanic definitely has him intrigued. I also played a little bit of the new Streets Of Rage 4DLC. It’s Streets Of Rage 4. So, I like it.
This week's Mystery Steam Reviewsis all about video games that have AI-controlled companions. And we round out the show by opening The Weekspot mailbag to answer your Burning Questions on Cyberpunk 2077 and Miami in the ‘80s.
03:57 Information Snacks For Your News Gobs
12:46 Steam Deck announced and it’s out this year
41:26 Netflix is getting into the video game business in a big way
52:01 EA Play 2021 predictions
56:20 Death’s Door gameplay and review
1:13:40 Cris Tales gameplay and impressions
1:24:53 Streets Of Rage 4: Mr X’s Nightmare gameplay and review