Transferring Games Between Your PC and Deck Will Soon Be A Lot Easier

Transferring Games Between Your PC and Deck Will Soon Be A Lot Easier
Steam data miner and SteamDB founder Pavel Djundik discovered way back in October peer-to-peer Steam downloads on the local area network. Image credit: @thexpaw Then, just this past Friday, Pavel found a string in the last Steam update: This feature allows your PC to transfer game files to and from other PCs or Steam Decks on your local network, reducing your Internet traffic while downloading or updating a game. According to his Tweet, this “can limit to own devices, friends, or any user.
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Valve Introduces Steam Replay

Valve Introduces Steam Replay
It’s not really news at this point (that’s what happens when I’m a day late), but Steam now has a Replay feature. This gives you an overview of what your top games were for that year, top genres, the platforms you played on percentage-wise, etc. Let’s go over what I played this year. I played 75 games, 42 of which were new. Top games, ordered from most-played to least, include:
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Steam Winter Sale Now Live! Some Great Steam Deck Verified Titles on Sale

Steam Winter Sale Now Live! Some Great Steam Deck Verified Titles on Sale
Steam’s winter sale just kicked off, and with it are several decent titles on sale. Here’s some recommended games, all of which are Steam Deck Verified: Action Adventure/RPG Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered – 25% off Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – 25% off Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade – 43% off Horizon Zero Dawn – 67% off Tunic – 10% off Cuphead – 30% off Sackboy: A Big Adventure – 33% off Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – 50% off Fighting
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Ubisoft Heading Back to Steam

Ubisoft Heading Back to Steam
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said back in July that if the Steam Deck is “big,” Ubisoft might consider bringing more of their games over to Steam, rather than resorting to their own Ubisoft Connect client. Considering that Valve has sold at least one million units (that was back in the beginning of October; they’ve probably sold far more than that now), and the rapid growth and popularity of the device, it seems like Ubisoft has finally acted on their wait-and-see approach.
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Steam Deck UI Now Available For Desktop

Steam Deck UI Now Available For Desktop
The Steam Deck UI, while it has technically been available for quite some time on devices other than the Steam Deck, is now officially available as a beta. You can use this on desktop, or any other PC handheld for that matter. To use the new UI, you’ll need to opt-in to the Beta branch in your Steam settings (Steam -> Settings -> Account -> Change… -> Steam Beta Update).
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Steam Client Update Improves Vulkan Video Capture, Reduces Network Usage on Startup, and Adds Fix for Streaming to Linux Devices

Steam Client Update Improves Vulkan Video Capture, Reduces Network Usage on Startup, and Adds Fix for Streaming to Linux Devices
As if it wasn’t enough for a Steam Deck/SteamOS update today, Valve also pushed an update to the Steam desktop client. Again, the list of patch notes is far too much to cover here, but here are some of the highlights: a Games to Play Together section has been added with your friends who have the same games in common the “updated purchase approval dialog” has been added specifically to Linux and Mac OS reduced network usage on startup CEF has been updated to 85.
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New Steam Client Update Supports More Filesystems, Plus Fixed Color Quality when Streaming to Steam Deck from a Linux Machine

New Steam Client Update Supports More Filesystems, Plus Fixed Color Quality when Streaming to Steam Deck from a Linux Machine
Earlier today Valve released an update to the stable branch of the Steam client. Included in the update is an important fix for Linux and Mac OS users: filesystems that don’t support pre-allocation (FAT32 or ExFAT, for instance) should no longer fail when installing a game or a game update. For the Steam Deck, color quality has been fixed when streaming from a Linux host. A streaming connection should remain intact when Steam has been restarted.
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