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Why was the Steam Software Created?

Steam is a video game and digital distribution service created by Valve. It was released in September 2003, as a standalone software to provide automatic updates for their games. It eventually expanded to distribution and hosting third-party games. But did you know there was another reason why Steam was created? Steam was originally created so …

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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. …

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