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Old 10-19-10, 03:29 PM   #1
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And to think that there are some people that actualy think the platform is dying.....there are more steam users than xbox live users or PSN users....

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Valve have today announced the latest growth data for Steam, a leading platform for PC & Mac games and digital entertainment, revealing new account growth of 178%, sales growth of over 200%, over 200 Steamworks games shipped to date, and more.

During the last 12 months the platform has had year-over-year new user growth of around 178%, pushing the total number of active accounts to just over 30 million, with over 1,200 games now available. Even peak simultaneous player numbers were also up to over three million, with over six million unique gamers accessing Valve's Steam platform each day.

Valve also announced continued adoption of the Steamworks suite of publishing services in both hard and electronic versions of today's games. Steamworks is included in many of this year's biggest releases -- such as Sid Meier's Civilization V, Just Cause 2, and R.U.S.E. Steamworks has now shipped in over 200 since the suite of services was released two years ago. In addition, the Steam Cloud (introduced in Spring 2008) has even surpassed the 100 million files saved milestone.

"Steam is on track to record the biggest year in its six year history," said Gabe Newell, president of Valve. "The year has marked major development advances to the platform with the introduction of support for Mac titles, the Steam Wallet and in-game item buying support, and more. We believe the growth in accounts, sales, and player numbers is completely tied to this work and we plan to continue to develop the platform to offer more marketing, sales, and design tools for developers and publishers of games and digital entertainment"

For more information on Steam you can go to www.steampowered.com. Steam is available for both the PC and Mac.

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Now just think...not all PC gamers use steam..
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cool.
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i completely LOVE the interface.
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This is a lie. I'm a Steam user, and they didn't hit me.

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This is a lie. I'm a Steam user, and they didn't hit me.

thats cause they hit me 30 million times.
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thats cause they hit me 30 million times.
Ouch. Sorry to hear that, bro.
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Steam... saving PC gaming!
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This is a lie. I'm a Steam user, and they didn't hit me.

you wait till steam starts blocking people. you will be going up for a layup, thinking the coast is clear, and out of nowhere steam will swoop in and tell you to leave that garbage at the playground.
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you wait till steam starts blocking people. you will be going up for a layup, thinking the coast is clear, and out of nowhere steam will swoop in and tell you to leave that garbage at the playground.

I've had my shot blocked a few times. I'm still going to drain a few threes in someone face though....
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And to think that there are some people that actualy think the platform is dying.....there are more steam users than xbox live users or PSN users....

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Now just think...not all PC gamers use steam..
This doesn't even take into account the upcoming Linux client. I believe they said all source engine games will run natively, so that will add quite a few.
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The one time I will actually agree with you, and one could imagine, your NOT CRYING OR WHINING ABOUT IT EITHER!!!
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This doesn't even take into account the upcoming Linux client. I believe they said all source engine games will run natively, so that will add quite a few.
explain moar......

linux?
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