Steam was originally created so Valve didn’t have to keep shutting off Counter-Strike servers to fix issues with the game.

Steam (software)

This article is about the digital video game distribution platform. For the video game console, see Steam Machine (hardware platform).

“Steamworks” redirects here. For the brewery, see Steamworks Brewing Company. For the robotics competition, see FIRST Steamworks.

Steam is a digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation for purchasing and playing video games. Steam was first released in 2003 as a way for Valve to provide automatic updates to its first-party games, but grew out in features and offerings from third-party developers and publishers. Steam offers digital rights management (DRM), matchmaking servers, video streaming, and social networking services. Steam provides the user with installation and automatic upd… Continue Reading