The lights are on
According to Valve, Steam now has 65 million active accounts, growing 30 percent from a year ago. At its daily peak, about six million simultaneous users are on Steam, with Dota 2 being the game with the most players on at the same time.
Steam has had big changes recently, adding Greenlight, Big Picture Mode, Early Access, Family Sharing, Trading Cards and Linux support all within the last two years. It also recently announced the Steam Machine and Controller.
Our Take:Steam's popularity is no real surprise because Valve continues to innovate and sell games at ridiculously low prices (a Halloween sale is happening right now actually). I'm interested to see if the Steam Machines and Controller will continue this tradition of success.
Email the author Mike Trinh, or follow on Game Informer.
Steam is awesome.
65 Million strong, and growing! (Imagine I sang that like the Flinstones Vitamin commercial)
I'm happy I joined
Cuz dota 2.
Love Steam. It is such a great application. I enjoy their sales. They have some killer deals every so often. Yes, sales are constant, but when a game is 75% off?? Yeah, count me in! My gaming library has about doubled since I installed steam 2 years ago.
wow, that's incredible
I helped out with my meager account and few dollars I've already sent straight down the digital highway. Been worth it so far.
I got Steam to get cheaper games that I can play while waiting between big games as well as PC only games that I would like. So far I have System Shock 2, TES: Oblivion, Half-Life 2, and The Witcher, all because I thought my 2-year old laptop that should be able to handle most current games on at least middle resolution should be able to handle them. Turns out the only one that doesn't freeze on me or have difficulty with my built in graphics card is the one from the 90s and that gets bugs every now and then too. I think I'll just wait until I get a good desktop before I try PC gaming now.
Congrats Valve, if anyone deserves it, it's you guys!
time flies so fast...
Nice. I've been with Steam for 8 years now, and still fondly remember Half-Life 2 being my first game to use it...at first, I was like WTF is this Steam crap that's installing? Little did I know that after then, it was my main service I buy my games from.
and Yet no Halloween event..