Posted on January 2, 2012 AT 01:28pm
THE BUZZ: So, have you heard of this thing called “Steam” that people are using on their personal computers? Seems like it’s popular.
In fact, Valve’s service hit a new high today: over 5 million people playing games via Steam at the same time. The previous mark—4 million concurrent users—was hit back in September.
EGM’s TAKE: For all of those who claimed PC gaming to be dead, it obviously isn’t. What was dead, instead, were outdated business models, and old-tech means of game distribution and production. Give players a powerful yet user-friendly means of buying and playing games, and they’ll do so.
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