Steam Sets New Record For Concurrent Users on Halloween

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    Steam continues to impress with its amazingly high userbase. Did you play any games on Halloween? Perhaps some Left 4 Dead or more of the fantastic Halloween themed Team Fortress 2?

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  2. Technicmaster0

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    There has been a major lego worlds update which was the reason for me to play more on steam.
     
  3. ihaveamac

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    I totally skipped out on Team Fortress 2's event and free items. I feel like kicking myself over it, but then again I stopped playing that game a while ago because of Gun Mettle.
     
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    Clearly due to everyone playing Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth.
     
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    chavosaur Austin Trujillo

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    I was thinking the same thing. My buddy brought his monster PC into his room and hooked it into his Samsung curve TV and played it for about 8 hours on Halloween :P
     
  6. Joe88

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    it actually runs through nov 9th
     
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    I don't know if I'll play it though. might just launch it to get free items and that'll be it.
     
  8. Xzi

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    Been playing a ton of Chaos Reborn, Vermintide, and Killing Floor 2 lately.
     
  9. Qtis

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    Interestingly, PC gaming is gaining momentum quite nicely. Even though I own a PS4 and WiiU, I'm very tempted to take the last step and get the games streamed to my TV via Steam Link or Nvidia Shield TV. This would bring the console experience without much hassle with near unlimited upgradability and possibly cheaper prices.
     
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  10. grossaffe

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    I guess that explains why it had a bitch of a time loading the halloween sale games list.
     
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    I'm always logged, but I never play any game lol.
     
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  12. Xzi

    Xzi Console Hacker and PC Gamer

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    I can't speak to the Steam Link, but the Shield TV has worked flawlessly for me. You just need to have a fast enough dual-band router for either. Worth the cost of admission, though, as I can play games like Rocket League splitscreen with a friend, and online too. Only increases my ping from about 50 to 60, surprisingly.

    And yeah, it does more than a sufficient job of being a next-gen console substitute since it can stream video and much of my Steam library in 4K/60FPS. Essentially a whole generation ahead of the power curve in that regard.
     
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    Yeah, this is something I'm on the edge. Currently I have a load of controllers available, so I would need only the base unit. Sadly the Shield is sold only with a controller, while the Link is just a streaming box. Oh well, if a good deal comes out during black friday or christmas, I'll buy the Shield TV :)
     
  14. jonthedit

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    Something they do not take into account is ever since SteamMobile came out now users appear online than before.
     
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  15. EMP Knightmare

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    At least you have it installed ^_^

    For Halloween I played the RE Series from the bgenning and ate candy :/
     
  16. TecXero

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    I'm generally not into horror games, but a couple of friends did play some horror games on my PC on Halloween. I only had those games due to them coming with some Humble Bundles I bought before. As for Steam, I don't even have it installed anymore.
     
  17. DarkFlare69

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    Same here, Steam opens in the background and I hardly ever close it
     
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    I mostly use it for chat though.
     
  19. XrosBlader821

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    You mean the Smartphone app that automatically logs you out once you close it?
    I doubt it is really inflating the "users logged in" number.
     
  20. jonthedit

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    Push notifications- not logged out. Admittedly I only used the initial version- I haven't tried any recently builds.