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Old February 20, 2008, 09:26 AM
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Sorry if this is going to sound really dumb but what are "Steam" games exactly? Are they the software company that made the games? Also why would you need an account? And why are they popular for LAN's?
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Old February 20, 2008, 10:55 AM
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Steam is a method of distributing and providing online gaming support.

See Welcome to Steam

The most popular game distributed through it is "Counter Strike" a half life mod.

This was followed by HL2, Counter Strike: Source (based on HL2 engine) and more recently a cartoonish Multi called Team Fortress 2.

You can either love steam or hate it.

On the one hand your games are easily downloadable and available to you with your account. And patches are done automatically so your always sure to be up to date.

On the other hand they are TIED to your account, you can't easily lend one of your games to a friend. And the amount of data you have to DL, avg 2GB per game in most cases, can blow your limits if you have them.

I like it since I don't have many friend who game asking to borrow and I have an account without limits. Still I would like to have the option to Sell my games and you can't.

Here's my list: Lowlander
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Old February 20, 2008, 11:35 AM
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Steam is a kickass game platform and for me....it is a thousand times better than EA Link for example.

The great thing of Steam is that once you own a 'Steam game' it is connected to your 'account', it is super-easy when you do a lot of re-installs. It is fast, convenient and it's easy to purchase new games.

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Old February 20, 2008, 12:58 PM
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Geez - I think I have the fewest on the list so far. But all I have is the Black Box code that came with a Radeon card purchased last year.

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