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Valve's Steam Hits 13 Million Users

Half Life developer Valve has announced that its pioneering direct download digital distribution service Steam has surpassed 13 million active accounts, and now offers more than 150 games, applications, movies and demos.
Half Life developer Valve has announced that its pioneering direct download digital distribution service Steam has surpassed 13 million active accounts, and now offers more than 150 games, applications, movies and demos. Looking further at its stats, Valve says Steam sees over 7 billion player minutes a month, and has served over 2,500 updates to its titles since its first release. Valve also says that summer will see new announcements from more publishers bringing their games to Steam. Some of the service's most recent additions include a number from publisher Aspyr's, including Wideload Games' Stubbs the Zombie and the publisher's internally developed tennis title Top Spin 2. Said Valve president Gabe Newell, "We've approached the development of Steam the same way we treat our online games; we release something we've tested, we internalize the feedback, and then we release new features and functionality based upon the feedback received. In the past year, we've added over 100 new titles from third parties... This growth has taught us a lot and inspired many additional features and services that we'll be releasing later this year."

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