Castle Crashers

Steam "Top Sellers" list now counts to 100, read our feeble attempt at deconstructing the data

Evan Lahti at

Valve did a sneaky, small-but-significant thing recently: it expanded its "Top Sellers" list on Steam to include one hundred games. The sales leaderboard doesn't tell us exactly how many copies a game sold, but it gives us a vague idea of how well certain games are doing on Steam in a given moment.

It's an inherently misleading metric—take that as a disclaimer. Still, as we sit in the shadow of some of 2012's biggest releases, I'd like to take a crack at gleaning what we can from this moment in time.


Today's other news: Mass Effect 3 weekend event, Assassin's Creed 3 diary, trains, and more

Tyler Wilde at

In today's news we didn't post: Mass Effect 3's next weekend event, a new Assassin's Creed 3 dev diary, and a train ride with the internet irony squad. Also today, Torchlight II was released. Between that, Borderlands 2, Black Mesa Source, and FTL, it's a wonder no one here has suddenly come down with the flu or been temporarily crippled by a freak spelunking accident. Much more after the jump.


Castle Crashers to hit Steam, possibly in face

Richard Cobbett at

Popular retro-action game Castle Crashers debuted on the Xbox 360 a few years ago, but if Valve is keen enough on it to invite the developers to show it off at Gamescom, we shouldn't hold its late appearance on PC against it. Deploy the initial sniffiness and declarations of "Well, about time!"

All done? Good. Read on to find out what we're in for when it lands...