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Steam saw 21% more games sold in 2020

Valve reports storefront had 120 million monthly active users last year, hours played jumped 51% as VR sales rose 32%

Fall Guys, Doom and Cyberpunk represent 2020 in Steam's top earners of the year

The remaining nine games in Steam's "Platinum" category all launched in 2018 or earlier

Steam Autumn Sale brought in 1m paying customers

Commercial event attracted 33% more transactions than last year, with concurrent users hitting 24m

Steam officially launches News Hub

Users can now see updates and events for chosen games in a centralised hub

Steam breaks concurrent users record at nearly 25m

Valve's platform broke its own concurrent users record twice in the past couple of days

Steam introduces new discovery tools

Steam games are now split across 48 genre categories, eight theme categories, and seven player mode categories, for a total of 63 new categories

Controller use on Steam has doubled in past two years

Valve sees game pad use among PC players top 90% in genres like skateboarding games

Double win for Valve at 2020 VR Awards

Index headset won best hardware, while Half-Life: Alyx was crowned Game of the Year

Valve adds chat filter after successful Steam Labs test

The new tool hides hateful language from people you don't know by default in Steam Chat

Steam gets a platform-wide chat filter in new Steam Labs experiment

New feature takes filter from CS:GO, Destiny 2, Dota 2 and applies to supporting games and Steam client

Valve assures slow Flight Simulator downloads won't affect refunds

Steam operator says lengthy install time will not count against store's two-hour policy

Valve forbids developers to promote other platforms on Steam

Update: Valve clarified that the new language on the FAQ was just a "reminder of existing rules for developers exploring the boundaries of the existing policies"

Steam Game Festival will return in October

The event will run from October 7 to 13, devs can start signing up in one week

Valve attempts to block regional pricing VPN exploit on Steam

New settings aim to deter users from using virtual private networks to take advantage of cheaper prices in other markets

Half-Life Alyx developers want to make a full-scale Half-Life game for consoles

"This ice has been broken, now we're hoping to smash through the ice completely"

Valve looks to stem tide of racist bots in Team Fortress 2

After months of inaction, Valve quietly works to "mitigate the use of new and free accounts for abusive purposes"

The chicanery of Penguin Cretins

Valve maintains its signature silence as wayward developers code-swap games on Steam, leaving users frustrated and confused

Steam Summer Game Festival delayed one week

Digital demo event pushed to June 16-22, though some companies involved say Valve dragged its feet

A developer's guide to releasing a game on Steam

Everything you need to know about publishing on Steam, direct from established developers and Valve itself

Valve adds Play Next feature to Steam

New feature uses machine learning to make suggestions based on users' game catalogues

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