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Steam’s first level 1,000 user owns over 5,000 games

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For most of us the current Steam sale represents a time to catch up on those games we couldn’t afford or justify first time round, but for one user it represents a boosting opportunity.

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PalmDesert, a supposedly Japanese user on Steam’s vast network of gamers, has become the first person to climb over level 1,000 in the ranking system – 1,049, for accuracy.

After Steam introduced the user level system in 2013, along with trading cards and emoticons and backgrounds and countless other things most of us ignore in the pursuit of actually playing games, PalmDesert began a quest to be the best.

Now, with 5,029 games in his library, and 3,372 DLC packs, he’s most of the way to owning all 9,000-odd items in the Steam catalogue, but more importantly he’s top of the rankings and four figures in levels.

So what does the man with almost every game on PC play in his spare time between buying games? Left 4 Dead 2 apparently. He’s sunk 943 hours in.

Cheers to Kotaku for keeping track of this important endeavour.