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Valve releases Steam hardware survey for November
Written by Daniel   
Monday, 15 December 2008 11:24
Valve releases Steam hardware survey for November
By Justin Mann,
Published: December 15, 2008, 6:41 AM EST

One of the unique advantages that Steam has given Valve over many other developers is that they can poll user's hardware directly and know exactly what their customers are using. Based on this information, Valve is able to predict how hard a game would be on most common configurations, see new hardware get adopted and estimate how long until it becomes “mainstream”. Meanwhile, other developers have had to learn the hard way, timing their game releases incorrectly and thus limiting their sales due to harsh hardware requirements. [Comments...]

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