Random: Valve’s Steam Deck Can Now Run Game Boy Advance Cartridges

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Valve’s Steam Deck community hasn’t wasted any time getting all sorts of emulators up and running on the system, and this is perhaps the most impressive feat yet. It seems Game Boy operator and the Operator app are now compatible with Steam OS.

GB Operator is described as being “like a cartridge slot for your computer” device and is compatible with Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games. Here’s a look at the device running Mario Kart Super Circuit on the hardware:

It follows on from a look at the Steam Deck running the GameCube and Wii emulator Dolphin, and also successfully emulating Nintendo Switch, 3DS and Wii U. There were rumours earlier this year about Nintendo testing Game Boy Advance games for the Switch Online service, but so far there’s been no announcement.

What do you think about Valve’s Steam Deck running real GBA cartridges? Would you like to see the GBA library eventually made available on Nintendo’s Switch Online service? Leave a comment below.