With temperatures reaching lows of -60°C and blizzards raging across its hundreds of miles of tundra, Antarctica is one of the least habitable places on Earth. Yet, despite its inhospitality, the coldest continent is home to as many as 4,500 residents every summer.
And at least one of them is a PC player.
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Late last year, Steam’s global download stats showed a data point in Western Antarctica, meaning someone at Italy’s Zucchelli research station had used Valve’s platform to download some software. This discovery led me to search for Antarctica’s PC players, and find out what it was like to play in such an inhospitable location.