Steam past the 30 million user mark

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    There are more than 30 million people that have Steam accounts, Valve has announced.

    That figure headlines a list of impressive statistics. In the last 12 months, the number of users has grown 178 per cent. The new peak concurrent user record is over three million, and six million unique users use Steam every day.

    Steam sales during the 12 months were up 200 per cent, and the service's infrastructure can now run at 400GB per second - enough, apparently, to transfer the English dictionary 92 times a second. As if anyone wants to read that.

    "Steam is on track to record the biggest year in its six year history," commented Valve's number one, Gabe Newell. Big new additions were support of Mac games, the Steam Wallet and in-game item sales.

    Valve also touted the Steamworks set of developer tools, which are present in lots of today's biggest PC releases: Civilization V and R.U.S.E. among them.
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    My mad Steam sale senses are tingling! I would severely hope for it. But yeah, I do love Steam, congrats to Valve.
     
  2. injected11

    injected11 Crescent Fresh™

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    That's pretty damn impressive. I love the Steam service myself, and will continue to support it since they always seem to have the customers in mind. Congratz, Valve.

    And yeah, this screams excuse for a sale.
     
  3. Scott-105

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    I love Steam because of the sales. At least 1/3 of the, I purchase.
     
  4. Salax

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    Yes, this definitely deserves a sale.
     
  5. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    I totally agree with Injected!
    On both points [​IMG]
     
  6. DaRk_ViVi

    DaRk_ViVi Sending you back... to the future!

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    Can't add anything to this. [​IMG]
    I'm just waiting for the big sale! *_*
     
  7. supersonic5000

    supersonic5000 GBAtemp Regular

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    I never even heard of Steam until the Portal giveaway, but now I've bought several games so Valve's plan worked [​IMG].
    Can't wait for the inevitable sale.
     
  8. SPH73

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    I won't pay for PC games.

    For the most part, Steam is a ripoff. (Sometimes the sales are good though, and I'm almost tempted, but then I remember that I won't pay for PC games.)
     
  9. Salax

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    Same here.
     
  10. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

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    It's funny how often you hear shit like that from the richest people in the world with the cheapest prices, and the biggest whingers about piracy. And it's a load of turd at that. At worst steams prices are reasonable, at best amazing.
     
  11. Maplemage

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    Why would you care?
    Okay steam is a ripoff for you. You just buy normal games while I play some team fortress 2, or my 7 other steam games.
     
  12. mrSmiles

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    thats a lot of steam users although you still have to take into account the people that use multiple steam accounts, so in reality the number should be lower than whats stated, but that doesn't change the fact that Steam is full of win, the only negative on my side is that Steam is a downer on bandwidth (for those that have a download cap) even then it wont stop me from purchasing from them.
     
  13. omgpwn666

    omgpwn666 Guy gamer and proud!

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    Wow, nice job Steam. And yeah, some people have multiple accounts, no reason to have multiple accounts, but some people do. I have one, but lots of sexy games. Congratulations Steam!
     
  14. antwill

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    Yeah you would hope Valve at least only counted accounts with 1 game purchased, as heaps of people don't have any games bought and yet still have an account... Also it's only a downer on bandwidth if you aren't smart and backup your games, or know friends with the same games.
     
  15. toguro_max

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    Same here².

    I started at Steam with my copy of Counter Strike: Condition Zero that came bundled with my ATI 9600, but that time there were no obligation of having Steam. I really got pissed when you started to NEED TO HAVE steam installed in order to play games.
    But after the Portal giveaway... Well, I've bought some games (some that I can't even play with my current hardware)...
     
  16. antwill

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    How is that a "same here" where you state quite clearly you have heard of steam previously BEFORE the event quoted that Salax is saying 'Same here" to. [​IMG]
     
  17. Sterling

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    Computer sucks and can't run anything, but I am a member and I have paid for games. Self-Explanatory in this aspect I guess.

    @Above post: You look too much into things. They all agree that the Portal giveaway got them to buy games.
     
  18. toguro_max

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    The "same here" is the fact that I only started buying game through Steam after the Portal Mac version commemorative announcement (because it's more elegant saying it like this than "giveaway" >-p), just like Strel said.
     
  19. DeadLocked

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    Or that he too, cannot wait for the sale [​IMG]
    in which case
    Same here3
     
  20. ProtoKun7

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    Yay, I'm a statistic!

    I had heard of Steam before, though it was the Portal giveaway that got me to register an account too. With this computer I can actually run games quite well, as it happens.




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