According to a report on VG247 (it stands for "Very Good - 247 days a year"), Steam - that online software distribution platform, which Valve seemingly spends all of its time fannying around with instead of releasing Half-Life 3 - is doing real good.
Apparently, it gained roughly 8.47 million concurrent users across December last year, and 8.512 million on January 4 this year. This is a new and vertigo-inducing high for the service (which, depending on your preferred definition, is named after the misty vapour produced by boiling water, or is another word for being irked and angry).
The most played game on Steam is DOTA 2, with around 835,000 players. This is followed some way behind by Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with 398,000 players.
Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 has sold a nude and impressive 18.5 million units worldwide. The console took a particularly lewd stride over the Christmas period - sales were still standing, knees touching, at a "mere" 13.5 million units at the end of October 2014.
Though Microsoft has yet to reveal up-to-date statistics for its Xbox One, it is speculated that the console remains behind the PS4 overall, but that the gap is narrowing. 10.5 million Xbox Ones had been shipped worldwide by November 2014, with figures showing it outshone the PS4 in the US market, for the first time last November.
Rabblefunding website Kickstarter has revealed that it raised over $529 million for its many various projects last year.
Games was the fourth most popular category on the site, with almost 2,000 projects successfully funded for a total of $89.1 million.
The third most popular campaign on the site was for the game Kingdom Come: Deliverance, described by its happy and suddenly wealthy creators as a "Realistic single-player RPG set in the medieval Europe". To date, the game has raised a staggering £1,106, 371.