Steam hit what's being reported as a record number of users concurrently online just after the new year, as 5 million players were logged on around noon on January 1. Evidently PC gamers had a good holiday this year and they had nothing better to do after getting wasted on new year's eve.

Steam's massive holiday sales, complete with contests, giveaways and all sorts of intricate tests and goals, no doubt helped. The two most popular games were, unsurprisingly, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Valve's own Team Fortress 2.

We've been hearing for a while now that PC gaming is dead, but it's starting to look like all the doomsday prophets were just plain wrong. Have you migrated to consoles or has Steam managed to keep you a PC gamer? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.

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