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Valve has announced the 100 games that have brought in the most revenue on Steam in 2016. The list is quite varied, ranging from top dogs like Grand Theft Auto V and the company's own Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to more granular games like Stellaris.


"Apparel is an essential part of running an esports team. That side of the business has to work for the rest to work." — Erik Londré, head of events and influencers for esports team Fnatic, which just opened its own pop-up retail store in Shoreditch to sell merchandise and host events.


"If you're going to be the Kool-Aid Man, you need to be able to bust through everything. There's nothing worse than saying, 'Oh, you can do all this stuff except when it's actually important. And then we're going to put up unbreakable walls.'" — Stellar Jockeys' Hugh Monahan explains the fruit drink-inspired design ethos behind his studio's mech shooter Brigador.


"I would love to make a game that everyone loves, but at the same time I wouldn't want to compromise and just give the market what it wants. We could all make first-person shooters, but we have a much more exciting industry with people exploring different routes." — Quantic Dream's David Cage accepts that his work will be polarising.


Desura was once listed alongside Steam and GOG as one of the better places you could buy games online. Over the last few years the brand, which also includes Indie Royale, exchanged hands a few times, before ending up with Bad Juju Games. Sadly, this is where the situation devolved, with Bad Juju failing to pay developers before itself going bankrupt. Now, an outfit called OnePlay has swooped on Desura's assets, with plans afoot to bring it back to life.


"I am most concerned about the target group of the device: who else but die-hard Nintendo fans will buy the Switch? The Switch lacks a killer feature, and I think it will be very difficult for Nintendo to win back the casual gamers that are mostly on mobile now." — Analyst Dr. Serkan Toto is sceptical about the Switch's potential for success.


"Really this could be a final nail in the coffin for Xbox One now that Microsoft has told consumers to wait until 2017 . Sony will have the powerful system with VR now and a well-executed plan that leaves consumers no reason to wait." — DFC Intelligence's David Cole says PlayStation 4 Pro offers an all-around compelling proposition for gamers.