I have worked really hard at a few events and managed to earn the money to buy a Steam Deck, a device I have been planning to buy in August, but well the Summer sale price was just too good!
I absolutely love it, the ability to play my PC games natively on a handheld device is amazing!
The first thing I did with it was to okay Aperture Desk Job to get it tested out and make sure everything was hunky dorey!
After that I took it apart, well, I took the back cover off, unplugged the battery and replaced the SSD with a 1TB Corsair MP600 Mini, after which I installed SteamOS on to it!
And then began the process of installing the games I want to play right now.
I also set up a 256GB MicroSD card with Windows 11 on it, so that I can have the ability to play games on Windows natively as well, via the Epic, Xbox, GOG, Ubisoft, EA and Amazon apps.
I also installed a screen protector, to add some anti-glare and keep the screen protected from scratches and stuff.
Overall I am really impressed with the device, its super cool, but I do want to sort out eventually dual booting with Windows, so I can play things like the Ubisoft titles, I have the Heroic Launcher setup for Epic and GOG already and they are mostly working.
I have been having a lot of fun with the device, and its helping me game a lot more, cause I can hang out with Megan and Lindsay whilst I am gaming, rather than having to exile myself to the studio!
What I Am Modelling
I started off by painting up the horrors for Warhammer Quest, so that’s 2 Pink Horrors, 4 Blue Horrors and 4 bases of Brimstone Horrors.
Then I painted the Blood Ravens Infernus Squad for the Space Marine Combat Patrol
After that it was The Rashaar for Carnivale
And a Skitarii Marshall
Followed by the Palatine for the Sisters of Battle
Then a Primal Lair from Stormbringer for my AoS scenery!
And finally some additions to the Ultramarines, starting with a squad of Bladeguard Veterans.
Then a Bladeguard Ancient.
And finally a Primaris Ancient
So what’s up next?
- Gutrippas x 10
- Imperial Fists Tactical Squad x 10
- Defkilla Wartrike
- Ultramarines Bladeguard Veterans, x 3 Bladeguard Ancient and Ancient
- Big Mek with Shokk Attack Gun
- Stealth Team x 3
- Canoptek Wraiths & Hexmark Destroyer
- Gutrippas x 10
- Elathain’s Soulraid
- Tazaangors x 6
What I Am Reading
No physical reading done, which is annoying, just can’t manage to do it!
But I have finished listening to Leviathan by Darius Hinks, the story is good, but the narrator was kind of meh!
I also listened to Neverland by Alan Barnes which was pretty good, nice to see Romanadvoratrelundars return!
I have now started on The Martyr’s Tomb by Marc Collins.
What Tabletop Games I Am Playing
Had a catch up game of Blood Bowl and it went very very badly.
I had two Clanrats murdered, ended up with seven players knocked out and just three Clanrats left on the field, and I lost the game 1-0
I had a game of Heresy with Graham at Durham Raiders, and, I won, which is weird!
And finally I played a game of Warhammer 40k Combat Patrol with my Drukhari and I got utterly tabled by the Dark Angels!
What Video Games I Am Playing
Played a bit more Boltgun!
What I Am Spending
I bought a few more games in the Steam sale, specifically the Valve Complete Pack, which got me
- Counter Strike: Condition Zero
- Day of Defeat
- Day of Defeat Source
- Team Fortress Classic
- Deathmatch Classic
- Half-Life 1: Source
- Left 4 Dead
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Counter-Strike: Source
I also purchased, The Witcher Adventure Game as well, plus the Window Flags and Volvo Construction Equipment for Euro Truck Simulator 2, a few bits of Lego Marvel DLC for a few different titles and Lego Indiana Jones The Original Adventures.
I grabbed a couple of bargains on Prime Days, I bought a new kettle, as our one was having issues.
A 65w USB C controller to give myself a second charger for the Steam Deck, this is gonna live in the living room and will allow Lindsay to power her MacBook or work laptop as well.
And the Luna Controller was going for a song, so I picked one of them up for the collection, and its now on the peg board!
- Mood:- Bit depressed
- Caffeinated Beverages Consumed:- 4
- In My Ears:- Geeky Girl – Library Bards
- Tabletop Game Last Played:- Warhammer 40,000 Combat Patrol
- Video Game Last Played:- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Book Last Read:- Sisters of Sorcery – Marsheila Rockwell
- Audiobook Last In My Ears:- The Martyr’s Tomb – Marc Collins
- Movie Last Viewed:- Oppenheimer
- TV Show Last Viewed:- Community
- Podcast Last In My Ears:- The Wan Show
- Current State of Projects:- Gutrippas getting the browns on!