Steam games you don’t play as often are going to update less frequently, Valve announced today. While games played within the last three days will still update during the next off-peak period, updates for others will be pushed back several days to help manage bandwidth amid ongoing Covid-19 related quarantines. 

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Is it really THAT big a deal? Steam already updates at bonkers-o-clock in the morning for most people. A time when most of the country is asleep. Most updates are tiny. And most of us don’t have our entire Steam libraries installed all at once (for me it’d take about 8 TB of space to do that... no thanks).

Where is this idea coming from that video game downloads are somehow this huge drain on the bandwidth tap?