Valve have announced that their online game store Steam have hit another major milestone today, the 30 million mark!
Go Steam. :-)
Steam is growing so fast, Valve is adding new content every day and keeping PC gamers happy. Steamworks is a very non-intrusive DRM and I welcome that.
Steam was giving out free games when I signed up... 2-3 years ago I g ot Half Life Deathmatch 2 for free because they were giving it out to everyone who had a Radeon graphics card. I ended up buying some games too.
I'm hoping for a good Holloween sale. Maybe they'll have RE5 on for $12.99 again.
@Guntrol that deal is still going
I wish valve was a public company so I could buy some stock.
Then they'd get bought up by some giant company and get ruined. We don't want that.
that's what keeps their integrity in place I hope they never go public
Yep Steam is the face of PC Gaming and their innovations represent the future of video gaming and the best way to do digital distribution with a DRM that doesn't ruin your PC. 30 million active users gaming, buying, and sharing tech help in one big happy community that Valve actually listens to and interacts with which is why Valve is the best. Love those $3.99 weekend specials.
i like their sales...
people were saying PC gaming is dead! 30m is a lot of people!
a few more mil and it'll be up there with PSN....lls PS - To the inevitable butt hurt PC fans.... its a joke get over it
30 Million! and thats steam alone. we should add another 20 million or more for none steam users.
30 million accounts and not a cent spent on direct advertising, impressive.
Very impressive. Their service is advertised through the great games Valve makes and their amazing sales. The only time I've seen Steam advertised on TV is in a little Steam logo at the end of a game commercial.
Some of them are the new account created by players banned by MW2.
And if they were banned, then they wouldnt really count would they? and what does Valve care they broke the rules, and now they have to buy the game again for their own stupid mistake. In the end Valve wins
Steam is great, here's to 40 million users...
I'm sure we will be approaching 40 million around this time next year.
And I will be make it 30,000,001 later today.
I would love steam more if I could lend my friends games or resell/rent/buy used games like on the consoles.
Yes, but publisher are trying to discourage that because it hurts sales.
Of course it hurts sales. But as a consumer I'd like these as my options, just like a console. If I could avoid getting it from steam I will. But those steam sales are sometimes difficult to turn down.
There are more positives to STEAM than there are to consoles.
I hear that Valve offer such a great deals on Steam that it works out cheaper in the end to buy pc games.
It does... The savings on games in one year could fund a high end gaming PC lol.
Oh man you aint kidding. Sales time is amazing. Recently L4D 1 and 2, (and all DLC is free) bundled on PC for $10.19 exactly. Same thing with Borderlands, including ALL the DLC, except the new one since it just came out. Insane deals... In stores each game is worth what $20 bucks minimum? $60 at least right there for 3, if your lucky, i got them all for $20.40.
Wonder what the other services hold. My guess would be second as Direct2Drive and then Impulse
Good news for me i love Steam!
good news for the whole pc gaming community
YAY! Now where's our cake or 30% store wide discount? :D
Can they do a store wide discount? I'm thinking 3rd party publishers would frown upon that...
Just wait until the Xmas sales. last year was like 80% off of everything lol
Yes they can, the summer sale event is highly profitable time. Heck I remember back when Gamespot announced that Gordon Freeman is the greatest character of all time, Steam response: fire sale on all Valve's game.
Steam is the best thing since sliced bread :)
Impluse is still better. It may not have as many games, but it doesn't have client breaking updates once a week and attempt to re-download 20gb retail games that are already installed and fully up to date.
I've never in my four years as a Steam user had that happen.
mate whats going on??? Only 1 bubble. Yet I have never had Steam do anything like that to me. I have 3 systems and simply run a back up onto an external hard drive then load onto my next system, so I need not double or triple download.
....And still no Half Life episode 3 in sight... GABEEEEEEEEE
Congrats Steam. Keep up the fine work.
Yay! I absolutely LOVE Steam! Thanks for years of epicness, Valve!
Steam is great. I'm sure Valve stock would soar if it was indeed publicly traded.
Another successful procedure.
Personally i think these numbers are more relevant than the numbers Microsoft and especially Sony like to throw around for Live and PSN.
Probably...because what would be the point in making multiple accounts on Steam, considering your purchases are tied to only one? I know plenty of people with multiple Live and PSN accounts.
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