A recently discovered hole in Valve's API allowed observers to generate extremely precise and publicly accessible data for the total number of players for thousands of Steam games.
Valve can't leak it. Valve is steam. A leak would be if the information came from someone else. I understand this was done through an API but if Valve made it accessible, its not a leak. An oversight to the clandestine nature of American companies trying to hide real data.. sure; but its not leak.
It's a leaky valve...
Gonna have to look up Unturned, 27 million is a huge player count for a game I’ve never even heard of.
APB Reloaded - 5,874,946 hahahah :D Don't let the numbers fool you!
So how much is Valve making out of each sale? (excluding in house ones)?
Call up Mario or Luigi, both know how to fix valves ... especially Luigi, he's currently a Freeman.
If it came from an unexpected hole in security, then it's a leak. Whenever the information was made public against the company's intention, it's a leak
No, what you are describing is an error. No nefarious characters purposely releasing data. A leak is a purposeful intent by someone with knowledge of a matter (usually inside or closely associated with the organization) to distribute that knowledge without given the right to do so. If this is a programming error/bug by Valve giving access to more data then they intended it is not done purposefully. However, nothing so far disprove this particular API isn't doing what it is supposed to do (as designed by Valve/Steam), provide up to data of exact Steam numbers. The exact definition of a leak (from Oxford) : (v) intentionally disclose (secret information). >> Note the word intentionally.
Valve made the too that made this possible. it is as Gumby said, an error.
@ImGumbyDammit well then the Oxford dictionary is wrong
The technical term is data breach. The leak is the actual information being distributed to unauthorized individuals. In this case, it's not Valve leaking the data, just that they had a security hole in their software.
That top 10 will give you an answer as to why Valve no longer make games like they used to.
Steam seems kinda GAASy
Player counts are already on steam... but this is more than just player counts.
Steamcharts shows the overall active users per game. This is how many people own which game
I play both PC and PS4, but if you ever hear someone say "PC Masterrace", just show them this list. There seems to be as much casual PC players as there is casual console players (if not more). The PC market also seems utterly obsessed with first person games - to the detriment of everything else.
PC isnt just steam, you can get games on hundreds of stores. Most played PC games usually arent even on steam, they have their own Client
Gang beasts at 1.6 Million makes me happy
I'm glad we have consoles or mp games would be more dominant and f2p games would've been bigger by now.
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