What programs do gamers have on their computers?

Hollywood’s relationship with the gamer – especially the PC
gamer – is a tenuous one. Demographically, they’re right in the sweet spot for
most big releases, but the tech savvy of those players always brings about
piracy fears.
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Now Steam, a popular game digital distribution retailer
owned by Valve Software, is taking a look at what’s on gamer’s hard drives –
well, at least in terms of installed programs.

It doesn’t offer any sort of conclusions, but it’s an
interesting peek into what gamers do when they’re not gaming. Sure, torrent programs
are on over one-third of the machines, but that doesn’t prove piracy. And programs
that assist with less sketchy entertainment options, like iTunes and Microsoft’s
Silverlight are more prominent.

The most popular program, though? Excluding Steam, which
(obviously) all checked computers have, it’s Adobe Flash – which was on nearly 97
percent of the machines. Who’s going to be the one to break that to Steve Jobs?

The full list – along with hardware information – is available here

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