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Old 01-07-12, 12:39 AM   #16
Roadhog
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Default Re: Obviously PC gaming is dead.

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Originally Posted by Bah! View Post
PR nonsense.

It's funny that you guys slurp this stuff up like it's some amazing accomplishment.

1) When those 5 million users were logged in at the same time, only about 500k were playing games, which means that most of those users were probably those people who let Steam load when they turn on their PC. When 5 million people are actually playing games on Steam at any one time I'll be impressed.
Well if you take the peak played today from the stats page, add it up, you get 698,276 people playing the accounted games at the same time. At that same time there were 4,476,096 people online, which is a decent 15.6% at that given time of people playing games. However, you can't use that to judge game play time as not everyone plays a game for 24 hours straight. Since you had 4,476,096 people on, and 24 hours in a day, you would be able to have 186,504 people playing for one hour at a time. Pretty far away from the 698,276 player peak of today... To say there wasn't 5 million different people that opened a game that day is just silly.

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Originally Posted by Bah! View Post
Who here doubts that if Blizzard or EA or Activision made you register with their service to play any other their games they'd have 40 million users? Origin had 5 million users in it's first few months, why? Because they forced you to use the service...just like Steam.
But you do have to register with their service....
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