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Rubeus
10-20-2015, 04:52 AM
Anyone getting a Steam Machine next month?

Steam Reaches New Concurrent User Record - 10.7 million people played at the same time this weekend, representing a new record.


Valve's PC digital gaming platform Steam has reached a new concurrent user milestone. According to Steam's "Stats" page, 10,761,566 people were logged in at the same time on October 18. That represents a new all-time high, surpassing 10 million in June, which was up from 9.5 million in May.

Steam is one of the most prominent platforms in all of PC gaming. By Valve's latest count, it had more than 125 million registered users and 6,000-plus games.

The top five Steam games right now, based on current player count, are Dota 2 (free), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Team Fortress 2 (free), Ark: Survival Evolved, and Grand Theft Auto V.

http://static3.gamespot.com/uploads/scale_super/1179/11799911/2952659-top.jpg

In other recent Steam news, Valve has said it has no plans to bring advertisement to the platform. "It would be a bad business decision, let alone just dumb," Valve's Erik Johnson said.

Looking ahead, Valve hardware--including the Steam Controller, Steam Link, and Steam Machines--go on sale in November.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/steam-reaches-new-concurrent-user-record/1100-6431522/

Drunken Savior
10-20-2015, 05:06 AM
It costs literally nothing, save for access to a PC and an email address, to make a Steam account and a lot of people are playing free-to-play games.

I know Rebus isn't doing it here, I always hate it when people put this number up as some kind of barometer of how PC gaming is thriving in the same vein as consoles.

And I do plan on getting a Steam Link. I tried Steam In-Home Streaming by using my laptop as a 'Steam Link' over wifi and it actually ran pretty good! Was able to have my main PC run MGSV and play it on the couch with a wireless Xbox 360 controller with no problems, sans for a very, very small bit of input lag (which I was only noticing because I was looking out for it) that might be further mitigated by using a wired connection.

spider-prime
10-20-2015, 06:08 AM
I was going to buy a steam link.. till I just bought a 50 ft HDMI cable for 20 dollars! YAH! I'm thrifty!

Drunken Savior
10-20-2015, 08:50 AM
And how are you going to play games 50 feet away?

spider-prime
10-20-2015, 04:42 PM
wireless controllers and keyboards and mouse! WOO!

The TV isn't really 50 ft away, I just needed the longer cord so I could route it around furniture.