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Next-gen Steam Deck will have better battery, streaming options

Other designs to be explored

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Though it hasn’t reached the same pinnacle as the Nintendo Switch yet, the Steam Deck has made a brilliant case for more handheld gaming consoles in the future. Apparently, Valve believes so, too. The company has confirmed that next-generation Steam Decks are coming in the future.

In an interview with Weekly Famitsu (via VGC), Valve designer Greg Coomer has confirmed that the company will continue making new handheld consoles. “Unless something major changes, there will be a next generation of Steam Deck products in the future,” the designer said.

The evolution of the Steam Deck is still a mystery at this point. However, Coomer hints that the company can play around with how it looks, how it plays, and how long its battery lasts. One specific example describes how the display can now play at 40Hz.

Other potential developments include an increase in battery life and efficiency — which Coomer admits is a priority right now. Also, Valve is considering adding streaming capabilities to future models of the Steam Deck. Especially at this time, streaming is an essential part of today’s entertainment culture. Though a handheld version of a PC isn’t the best device to stream with, having that option opens up a lot of possibilities for creators.

Previously, Valve had already confirmed the coming of the Deck 2. However, this is the most we’ve learned about any future consoles so far.

SEE ALSO: Valve confirms Steam Deck 2 is coming

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PS5 FIFA 23 bundle to be available in October

A package for football enthusiasts

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PS5 FIFA 23

Rejoice, football fans and gamers! A PlayStation 5 EA SPORTS FIFA 23 bundle will be available in the Philippines in October 2022 at PhP 33,890.

The bundle will include:

  • PlayStation 5 console
  • DualSense wireless controller
  • PS5 software EA SPORTS FIFA 23 software disc
  • Pre-installed game, ASTRO’s Playroom
  • Other package inclusions (HDMI and USB cables, power cord, printed materials)

FIFA 23: What’s new

The latest version of the world-famous football video game features HyperMotion2 Technology, providing twice as much real-world motion capture to create a more realistic football animation in every match.

For the first time ever, Women’s Club Football will also be played. The Barclays FA Women’s Super league and Division 1 Arkema both available.

Both the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 have also come to FIFA 23 as post launch updates at no additional cost, which means one can play no less than the 2022 AFF Women’s Champions, the Filipinas.

Following cross-play tests for Online Friendlies and Online Season tests in FIFA 22, cross-play has now been expanded to accommodate more game modes for FIFA 23.

Ted Lasso is coming

AFC Richmond, the fictional English association club football team from the Emmy Award-winning TV show Ted Lasso has also been added to the roster of over 700 teams, bringing Ted Lasso and team stars like Jamie Tartt, Dani Rojas, Sam Obisanya, Roy Kent, and Isaac McAdoo to the game.

They will play at the Nelson Road home stadium, and FIFA 23 has made the squad playable across Career Mode, Kick-Off, Online Friendlies, and Online Seasons.

Lasso may even be a playable team manager in Career Mode. Players may also swap AFC Richmond into the Premier League or any other playable league under the mode.

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RazerCon 2022 set on October 15

A digital celebration

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The 2022 edition of Razer’s annual flagship event, RazerCon will take place on October 15 via the brand’s Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube channels.

Building up from last year’s event which drew 1.5 million viewers, this year’s RazerCon will be highlighted by goundbreaking announcements. The event will start with a preshow at 9 AM PDT with the main show lasting until 4 PM.

In the occasion, Razer’s newest products will be revealed by the brand’s product leads, with content and activation from presenting partners Intel, Facebook Gaming, Twinkly, and Displate also expected.

Gaming showcases from these respective studios will also be featured:

  • Merge Games
  • Rogue Games
  • Thunderful
  • Notorious Studios
  • Apogee Entertainment
  • Hidden Leaf Games

There shall be special appearances and entertainment performances in store for audiences.

Until October 15, fans also stand a chance to win prizes from Razer and its partners, so register here while there’s still time! This will culminate with a Grand Raffle on the day of the RazerCon.

 

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales is getting a PC port

Coming later this fall

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After the first one got a much-awaited port, it was only a matter of time before a second webslinger pops up on PC. Enjoying a much shorter lead time than the first game, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is officially getting a PC port later this year.

Earlier this year, Sony released the official port for the first game, Marvel’s Spider-Man, featuring Peter Parker as the titular superhero. At the time, Insomniac and Nixxes Software (the studio behind the port) only had perfunctory plans to bring Miles Morales along for the PC ride.

In practically no time at all, Sony has announced the official coming of the second game through its own teaser trailer. Though the trailer does not end with a release date, it will launch sometime in the fall of this year.

In terms of ports, Sony has found massive success in bringing its formerly exclusive games to more markets. Now, PC players can finally get access to critically acclaimed title from consoles. In Spider-Man’s case, various modders have already created a thriving community for the first game. One such segment involves replacing Peter’s model with other characters like Stan Lee.

Will Miles Morales get the same hype and fanfare? Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales continues the story started by Peter Parker. After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Miles sets off on his own adventure with electrifying powers.

If you can’t wait for the PC port, the game is still available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

SEE ALSO: Spider-Man things you can watch right now

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