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PUBG Has More Active Players Than Next 9 Steam Games Combined

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Most games don’t shoot right to the top of the charts, and those that do are usually part of established franchises with a built-in fanbase. That’s what makes PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds so perplexing. After launching on Steam Early Access earlier in 2017, the game has now crossed 3 million active players on Steam. That means this one game has more players than the rest of the games in the top 10…combined. Even if you haven’t played…

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Valve Will No Longer Accept Bitcoin as Payment for Games on Steam

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Digital gaming giant Valve has announced that some 18 months after adding the ability to buy games on Steam with Bitcoin, it will no longer accept BTC as a method of payment. The original decision to accept the cryptocurrency was never seen as a make-or-break affair for Bitcoin’s acceptance as legal tender, but Steam’s dominance of PC digital game distribution and the overlap between PC game enthusiasts and BTC users made it a high-profile win…

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Steam stops accepting payments in bitcoins

Online game service Steam has stopped accepting payments made with the Bitcoin virtual currency. In a statement, development studio Valve, which runs Steam, said “high fees and volatility” had driven it to stop accepting them. It said that fees to process Bitcoin payments had “skyrocketed” in 2017, making the virtual currency much less attractive as an option. It said it may re-evaluate Bitcoin as a payment possibility in the future. Losing loop In its statement, Valve said although Bitcoin had always been volatile, the rapid changes in value it had…

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What the Hell Happened to the Steam Hardware Survey?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For years, Valve has consistently published a monthly update on which systems and components its users own. It’s never been a perfect metric. It only captures computers that log into the service over a period of time, it isn’t always updated promptly when AMD or Nvidia launch new GPUs, and it doesn’t always detect GPUs correctly. It’s also not unusual to see Steam reporting a relatively high percentage of “Other” GPUs. Despite these issues, it…

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Steam Banhammers More Than 40,000 People After its Summer Sale

Steam’s Summer Sale officially concluded last week, but Valve had one last surprise in store for cheaters who had hoped to score cheap replacements on games (or to build up a larger stockpile of titles while cheating in others). On July 6, Steam banned more than 40,000 people — 40,426 according to Steamdb.info — vastly exceeding its previous daily ban record. There’s a particular method to Valve’s timing here, as PC Gamer reports. Serial cheaters in popular titles will create multiple burner accounts to maintain access to their preferred titles, but…

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Are Valve and Steam Helping PC Gaming or Hurting It?

When Valve launched Half Life 2 back in 2004, it didn’t just ship the sequel to one of the greatest first-person shooters ever made. Bundled along, as a mandatory component of the experience, was a service called Steam. Gamers, including those who bought boxed copies of the title in their local computer stores or GameStop (back when GameStop had a PC section) had to sign up for a Steam account and register the game online. The nascent Steam servers promptly buckled under the load, and the reaction from PC gamers…

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