Windows 10: What Games are you playing right now?
Still rocking BF1, nailed my 5th medal last round
Amazing game just bought this the other day !!!
Still playing GTA Online. Almost 1100 hours in now and just started running my, uh, businesses, which has started making me a ton of money.
Also, good news for us gamers about the Creators Update:
Still playing angry birds)) and train games: Play Train Games Online
Bear in mind that those games are only applicable to Steam and games sold through that platform. Example, since Steam does not sell any current EA titles to you want them see listed - Example Battlefield, Call of Duty, Titan Fall.
It's the same with EA's Origin - they don't sell any Steam based games. There was a big tiff quite a few years back over how Steam handled EA's games and EA took their toys and left and created their own playground now Origin.
Anyway those stats don't show the whole picture, that's my point.
Yes, I understand that's just Steam sales, and thus doesn't include EA, Microsoft, etc, but it's a large part of the market. My point was the popularity of GTA V among those 14.4 million Steam players.
From its inception in 2003 through to nearly 2009, Steam had a mostly uncontested hold over the PC digital distribution market before major competitors emerged with the largest competitors in the past being services like Games for Windows Ė Live and Impulse, both of which were shut down in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Sales via the Steam catalog are estimated to be between 50 and 75 percent of the total PC gaming market. Steamís critics often refer to the service as a monopoly, and claim that placing such a percentage of the overall market can be detrimental to the industry as a whole and that sector competition can only yield positive results for the consumer. Several developers also noted that Steam's influence on the PC gaming market is powerful and one that smaller developers cannot afford to ignore or work with, but believe that Valve's corporate practices for the service make it a type of "benevolent dictator", as Valve attempts to make the service as amenable to developers.
As Steam has grown in popularity many other competing services have been surfacing trying to emulate their success. The most notable major competitors are Electronic Arts' (EA) Origin service, Ubisoft's Uplay, Blizzard Entertainment's Battle.net and GOG.com. Battle.net competes as a publisher exclusive platform, while GOG.com's catalog includes many of the same titles as Steam but offers them in a DRM-free platform. Upon launch of EA's Origin in 2011, several EA-published titles were no longer available for sale, and users feared that future EA titles would be limited to Origin's service. Newell expressed an interest in EA games returning to the Steam catalog though noted the situation was complicated. Newell stated, "We have to show EA itís a smart decision to have EA games on Steam, and weíre going to try to show them that." Ubisoft still publishes their games on the Steam platform, however most games published since the launch of Uplay require this service to run after launching the game from Steam."
Steam (software) - Wikipedia
No one is disputing Steamís role in the market as a distribution platform. Iím pointing out that the platform isnít an all-inclusive platform. That there are other major game distributors that are not represented there, Electronic Arts (EA) being the biggest one. At any rate, Steam does acknowledgethe game sales stats are only exclusive to steam based games.
BTW, when most people buy a PC game, they arenít necessarily thinking about the distribution platform, but the game itself. The platform is secondary.
Some of my favorite game titles (Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and DeadSpace) happen to be on EAís Origin platform, while my other favorites Ė Skyrim,Fallout, Dishonored happen to be on Steamís platform. Point?... I wouldnít care what platform these games wereon as Iím not buying them for the platform, but for the game itself. Thatíswhat I mean when I say the distribution platform is secondary.
Anyway, I donít mean to dismiss your post, I just wanted to add that other bit.
Quake 2 forever !!!! ))
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