This was a great year for gaming. Coming out of the worst of the global pandemic studios were able to finally get together and release some stuff as well as chip shortages loosening slightly. We saw Valve release their first-ever handheld that exploded in popularity and acclaim, Sony released a bunch of fantastic exclusives, a new PlayStation subscription overhaul, and announced PSVR2. Nintendo keeps releasing solid exclusive games and slowly building up NSO. PC gamers continue to receive cutting-edge technology and amazing software tech. Nvidia also launched their 4000 series GPUs with DLSS 3.
Valve Steam Deck
This is the best thing to happen to gaming since the PSP. It feels like Valve took Sony’s torch and carried it. The upside is that Valve has comletely unlocked the Deck for all to use at their leisure. It’s a powerful machine capable of amazing things from emulation to running the latest PC games. Valve also did an amazing job getting these to people during the height of the global chip shortage, had fantastic customer service for RMA, and constantly releases updates on a weekly basis.