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Steam Top 10

Here's Valve's list of the ten bestselling games on Steam for the week:

  1. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Digital Premium Edition
  2. Portal 2
  3. Valve Complete Pack
  4. Borderlands: Game of the Year
  5. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion® Game of the Year Edition Deluxe
  6. Terraria
  7. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Pack
  8. Might & Magic Heroes VI
  9. THQ Hit Collection
  10. Fable III

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64. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 5, 2011, 15:25 Dev
 
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Now I can't access my wishlist.
Edit: Oh wait now I can... but without prices, and without the stuff I just added so I can't rearrange the list.
Krovven wrote on Jul 5, 2011, 15:09:
As for the Access Code...can't you just try having it sent again? I've done that 3 times in the last few days and again, no problem.
Yeah I tried that again a couple times. Maybe I'll try it today too. I've already got the support email addy on my trusted list but I've been checking my spam folder too just in case, nothing so far.

Krovven wrote on Jul 5, 2011, 15:09:
Just doesn't seem like a very big deal to me. I get more page errors just randomly browsing the web.
On its own, I wouldn't care much. But when its combined with all the other problems steam has been giving me (I listed a few of them in these posts) that's obviously a result of them not being able to handle the traffic properly, and having this kinda thing been going on for years everytime there's a big sale or release, they really have no excuse. And it especially pisses me off when companies PREVENT me from giving them money.

Its not like they don't have enough money coming out of their ears to deal with this. Upgrade the fracking servers, and get more reserve bandwidth. Valve is the king of stats and they should know by now exactly how much demand they will get on sales and big releases (including estimates for consumer demand growth).
Gabe was recently bragging about how they have some of the highest revenue per employee, higher even than google.
For companies with lots of extra money, and whose business relies almost ENTIRELY upon internet content delivery, the formula is simple:

Not enough server capacity?
Double it. How about now?
Not enough server capacity?
Double it. How about now?

Same goes for reserve bandwidth, etc. If they did this every time there were capacity issues, they'd quickly overcome them. Doubling might sound like a lot, but valve has humongous growth rates anyway, they'd need that capacity pretty soon regardless.

This comment was edited on Jul 5, 2011, 15:46.
 
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