In case you hadn't figured it out by the dedicated menu dropdown, we like stats. The most interesting (and most popular) stats we track are of how many concurrent players are using a specific app at a specific time.
Blog posts about SteamDB
A quick, semi-comprehensive guide as to why there’s probably more ‘Signs of Linux Support’ and ‘Game Possibly Works’ listed on the Linux Games page than there needs to be.
Keep in mind that this feature is not officially released yet, it's not even in beta yet.
CES is coming up next week, Valve said there will be a number of third party manufacturers revealing their Steam Machines. Valve also has a decently sized booth at the event, so we might see some new stuff from Valve themselves as well!
Our IRC bot has been merged with the updater that keeps this site up to date and has been renamed to "Steam Database Backend" which can be found on GitHub. As part of this merging process, most of the code has been rewritten to fix some bugs, improve readability and performance.
First day of summer sale was quite crazy not only for Valve, but us too.
You can now directly go to an app/sub if you know it's ID. Simply press ctrl+enter to go to the app page or ctrl+shift+enter to go to the sub page for the ID you entered.
SteamDB Changelog for June 5, 2013
Depots are no longer available through PICS (minus depot 7 and 8), this meant we were stuck with a whole lot of apps that would never get updated again. Old depot pages will display history and what subs they are included in (if available).
We've just updated our backend applications to use Steam's new information requesting system "PICS".
Last week, OpenSteamWorks suffered a loss of data due to a hardware failure. Amongst other things, they hosted game graphs that show how many players were playing applications. When it was apparent that it would not be coming back any time soon, we decided to make our own version of this.
Earlier today, after implementing a new method of gathering information (MDD) an entry called "Half-Life 4" appeared in our database.
We do what we do because we love information, and making it accessible for the everyday Joe.
Not a lot of changes today, major history updates though (which I'm sure some of you will like).
This is a changelog of (most) changes between the last changelog (February 12th) and now.
Changelog for February 12, 2013
Welcome to our new home!
Some people were asking us how we are getting all these prices in such a neat way, including different countries. So, here's a blog post explaining that!
Changelog for February 3, 2013