Steam is a content delivery platform developed by Valve Corporation. The tool is used for distribututing a wide range of games and related media entirely over the internet. Users can benefit from slew of games, mods and demos as well as videos of upcoming games.
Steam will allow you to purchase new games and to download extension for games you already have. You'll be able to download demos, watch instruction videos and download games. One of Steam's advantages is the ability to start downloading, leave your PC, return to it and see that Steam continued downloading your game of choice without a glitch. The list of titles is continuously growing and also includes non-commercial titles.
- Instantly access your favorite games.
- Join the Steam Community.
- Chat with your friends while gaming.
- Easily browse multiplayer game servers.
- Receive automatic game updates.
- Play your games on any PC.
- Enjoy Steam-only special offers.
- Updated web control to CEF v60.0.3112.10.
- Removed requirement of having a saved credit card when purchasing in-game recurring subscriptions.
- Fixed missing game names for users with large Steam libraries.
- Fixed custom launch arguments not applying when launching 3rd-party Half-Life or Half-Life 2 mods.
- Fixed games failing in offline mode with errors such as "servers are too busy" or "currently no licenses available".
- Decreased latency for some network operations in the Steam Client.
- Improved Steam client connectivity on networks where custom UDP/TCP ports are blocked.
- Fixed a crash when handling steam:// URLs launched from a browser (July 11).
- Added detection and workaround for crashes on startup caused by certain antivirus/anti-malware programs (July 13).
- Fixed an issue where Store and Community pages could forget your Steam language settings after a while (July 13).
- Fixed multiple issues where the Steam client could hang or crash on startup (July 17).