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    Default Steam Reached 40Mil Users

    Steam crosses 40 million users

    Valve's online service hits new user milestone; year-over-year unit sales up over 100 percent for seventh consecutive year; Big Picture UI mode on the way.



    Earlier this week, Valve's digital distribution platform Steam gathered 5 million concurrent users, a new record for the popular online service. Today, Valve announced additional milestone statistics concerning Steam, led by user base growth to 40 million users, up from 35 million.

    Valve parsed other Steam data, too, including mention that in 2011, Steam's library ballooned to more than 1,800 games. In terms of sales, Valve said that for the seventh straight year, the service saw a year-over-year unit sales increase of over 100 percent. Additionally, Valve said 14.5 million copies of Steamworks-enabled games were registered in 2011, up 67 percent from 2010's figure.

    In terms of content delivered to gamers, Valve said it served in excess of 780 petabytes (1 petabyte equals 1,000 terabytes) of data to players across the globe, which is double what the company delivered in 2010.

    A new Steam service introduced this past year was Steam Trading, a system that allows users to exchange in-game items and gifted titles between themselves. And according to Valve's data, some 19 million items have been exchanged since the program rolled out in August.

    Looking ahead to 2012, Valve said it is currently preparing to release the Big Picture user interface mode, first spoken of at the 2011 Game Developers Conference last February. This new mode lets gamers access Steam through their home televisions with controller support and "navigation support designed for television interaction." No release window was announced for Big Picture mode.

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    yup! Cuz most CS:S players in BD now owns original steam CS:S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EviL AnGeL View Post
    yup! Cuz most CS:S players in BD now owns original steam CS:S.
    They do? What was the point i mean you could even download source 2010 for free.

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    There're still a large number of gamers who are superstitious when it comes to something like Steam...

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    Quote Originally Posted by romulus_ut3 View Post
    There're still a large number of gamers who are superstitious when it comes to something like Steam...
    Yea DRMs can be a pain, but Steam is how DRMs should be. Simple, not intrusive (unlike Origin), performs great, HAS UBER DEALS, and they do all of that consistently. If digital distribution is the way forward, then you can bet that Steam has a lot of lessons to teach.

    @Trave160 , most players who play CSS in BD absolutely love the game. And just a couple of days ago, Steam had the game for 5USD only. Thats cheap even by BD's standards! So everyone who loves the game jumped on the offer.

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    speaking of online gaming, offtopic - @aayman Bhai what do i have to do after installing L4D 2 and the updates? seriously an error shows up sayin steam is needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trave160 View Post
    speaking of online gaming, offtopic - @aayman Bhai what do i have to do after installing L4D 2 and the updates? seriously an error shows up sayin steam is needed.
    You install the SFK installer from that torrent pack.

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    There are some cracked games that requires steam to be run properly, just download steam and fire up the game again, it'll sure run if it's cracked properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    You install the SFK installer from that torrent pack.
    I do install the SFK but then last time it said it needed steam, am reinstalling it now but any advice something i should be aware of??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trave160 View Post
    I do install the SFK but then last time it said it needed steam, am reinstalling it now but any advice something i should be aware of??
    Add -Steam as a shortcut parameter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trave160 View Post
    They do? What was the point i mean you could even download source 2010 for free.
    Steam version is bugfree, U can finally change name in game , + the steam community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trave160 View Post
    They do? What was the point i mean you could even download source 2010 for free.
    Yes you can download the game for free, but some of us here really love the game. We've been using the steam version of CSS since December(2010), me, aayman bhaiya & a few others. Recently the 5USD deal made the numbers even higher.

    EDIT: December, 2010
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    lol

    'Game kinba keno crack koro'
    'PC gaming is dying...shob consoles er dosh!!'

    I <3 Steam

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    steam is great .... pc gaming ekhono beche thakar pichone steam is also one of the main reason


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    Here's a fun fact:

    The Large Hadron Collider will produce roughly 15 petabytes (15 million gigabytes) of data annually

    Jekhane Steam er 780 petabyte lmao.

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    Kudos to Gabe Newell Best Co-founder of the greatest game developer in our time.

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