Game news He is the very first Steam user! 20 years later, Valve offers him an honorary title.
Published on 09/12/2023 at 1:30 p.m.
It’s a nostalgic moment on Steam right now, and to celebrate, this user is getting a reward!
The distribution platform is breaking more and more records, particularly in terms of its number of users Steam. The queen of online PC game stores achieved a feat at the start of the year by bringing together 10 million users who played a video game at the same time. A record which surpassed that reached during confinement in 2020 with 8.1 million simultaneous users. In January, Steam achieved another feat, surpassing 33 million users connected to the platform at the same time.
In short, PC players seem delighted by this showcase of online games which had started the year 2023 very well. You should know that these exploits are symbolic since Steam has just entered the its twentieth year of existence, enough to make all its early users look old. It’s exactly today, the September 12that the platform intended for PC gamers blows out its candles. For the occasion, the oldest Internet users who registered in 2003 receive a reward.
Steam is now 20 years old!
Badge to reward 20 years of loyalty on Steam
20 years ago, Steam was just a greenish launcher for accessing Counter-Strike. A lot has changed, and this pane of PC titles is now a favorite of many users. However, in addition to regularly welcoming newcomers, Steam doesn’t forget to thank those who have been on the platform since its humble beginnings. Now, they benefit from a “20 years of service” badge whose color refers to the first appearance of the platform in 2003. Users have badges every year to reward their loyalty, but this one is more symbolic than the others. What’s interesting is that Steam’s earliest adopters are, for the most part, still active. Even if several of them belong to developers of the platform, like Erik Johnson’s account, it remains impressive.
In the screenshot above, you will find the oldest Steam users, which allows you to learn that the very first account is named Abacus Avenger. If you created your account in 2003you are one of the players who will receive this badge full of nostalgia.
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