Game accused of scamming Marketplace buyers removed from Steam

Valve has removed a game called Abstractism from Steam after a "pretty reputable and experienced" Steam Community Market trader reported over the weekend that he’d been "scammed" by an item from its Community Market. He thought—acknowledging that he wasn’t paying enough attention to what he was doing—that he’d purchased the Team Fortress 2 weapon Strange […]

Football Manager 2018 Steam stats soar in wake of World Cup

Announced via Twitter, FM head honcho Miles Jacobson says Football Manager 2018 averages 500,000 hours per day on Steam, with 553,806 hours clocked yesterday alone. Jacobson says over 270 million hours have also been recorded since launch on Steam last year, and that its peak concurrent players yesterday was 67,524.  Steam Charts identifies the same—and […]

Fortnite developer Epic Games thought to be worth $8 billion

James can’t stop buying $20 Fortnite skins. And now it appears Fortnite developer Epic Games is worth $8 billion. Go figure.  According to Bloomberg (via gamesindustry.biz), Fortnite is set to accrue $2 billion this year alone—and, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the developer is now valued between $5 billion and $8 billion. This figure […]