If you haven’t already made the leap into Steam, well, I honestly don’t know what’s wrong with you.
Steam is powered by Valve who started with Half-Life®, a famous first-person, sci-fi shooter game that won more than 50 Game of the Year and a few “Best Game Ever” awards and shaped how first person games would be played in the future.
They created Steam to originally be a live update service for their games and as it says on their website, “Morphed pretty quickly into the world’s largest online gaming platform.”
Steam promises instant access to more than 1,800 games and enables its 35 million users to connect to each other and to the company itself for near instantaneous help.
Through Steam, gamers can buy, play, share, modify, and create communities around familiar games and other independent studios’ games. Steam is free to use in 237 countries and 21 languages.
On top of this they host super-massive sales during holidays that allows you to purchase $60 games for 90% off at times, and whole game bundles for even bigger savings.
If there is one thing I’ve learned while being a gamer, is that I don’t like shelling out hard money, especially for a $60 game that I might or might not like.
With Steam, you just have to bide you time, wait for one of their huge sales, and snag the game for a whole lot less.
For instance they are holding their holiday sale until Jan. 3, I highly advise you at least checking the games out.
With no CD to lose, and being able to download the game onto as many computers as you want, there is no downside to these huge savings.
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