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None Of 2016's Most-Played Steam Games Came Out In 2016

The sheer number of games on Steam is overwhelming, and more new ones come out per day than ever before. Despite that, Steam’s upper echelon has calcified, with an Old Guard looking down from the top of the most-played list at all the peasants below. Advertisement GitHyp, a tool that tracks Steam’s most-played games (among other things), posted an analysis of the most-played games of 2016. A few findings stand out. First off, if you look at average number of players per hour throughout the year, you get a top five list that looks awfully similar to 2015’s, with zero games that came out in 2016: Dota 2 / 636,607 avg. players per hour (#1 in 2015) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive / 360,600 avg. players per hour (#2 in 2015) Team Fortress 2 / 50,802 avg. players per hour (#4 in 2015) Grand Theft Auto V / 40,258 avg. players per hour (#5 in 2015) Sid Meier’s Civilization V / 37,885 avg players per hour (#9 in 2015) Steam users like Valve games. Shocking, I know. But it is surprising to see Civ V gain ground in the year that Civ READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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The Weekend In Esports: End Of The Worlds

This weekend is jam-packed. Not only do the 2016 League of Legends World Championships wrap-up later tonight, but with BlizzCon just around the corner, the best and brightest from around the world will be competing the in everything from Overwatch to World of Warcraft: Arena, with group play in many of them taking place this weekend. Advertisement While most eyes will be on the clash of titans taking place later today in Los Angeles for the Worlds Grand Finals, there’s plenty else going on in competitive gaming this weekend, including major tournaments in CS:GO and Street Fighter V. Below you can find where and when to watch the weekends biggest pro gaming events. League of Legends The World Championship concludes this weekend with Samsung Galaxy facing-off against two-time champions, SK Telecom T1. Arguable favorites SKT will look to continue their domination by taking control of the game early. Will SSG’s strategy of inviting pressure and punishing opponents with a swift counter-attack when they over reach pay off? Only time will tell. Advertisement The series begins at approximately 7:30PM EDT. You can watch those games, as well as rebroadcasts of previous matches, here. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive There are a few matches…