Owned by Valve, Steam is a digital storefront and library for PC games. With many sales, updates, account functionality, and compatibility with many different platforms — as well as streaming options and its own Steam Deck handheld - it remains one of the biggest storefronts for PC gamers. 

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Operating System:
Windows, macOS, Linux
VR Support:
Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, and others.
Original Release Date:
September 12, 2003
Hardware Versions:
Steam, Steam Deck
Original MSRP (USD):
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How To Install And Use Epic Games On Steam Deck

Here's how to take advantage of your Epic Games library on the Steam Deck.

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Go To Steam Right Now And Buy A Game

We are so caught up in adverts for the biggest new games, but the best experiences can be found in seeking out smaller titles

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My Love Of Lord Of The Rings Has Got Me Learning Magic, Dammit

Magic: The Gathering’s Lord of the Rings crossover has got me learning a game I’ve never been interested in

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Sometimes The Grind Isn’t Worth It

I made the decision to not grind games this weekend, and I feel great

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Steam Deck: The Best Plugins And How To Install Them

The Steam Deck has several useful plugins; Here's how to install Decky Loader and its plugins.

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Steam Users Kill Their Accounts With One Of The English Language's Longest Words

Changing your profile to "antidisestablishmentarianism" effectively killed your Steam account.

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Roots Of Pacha Is Back On Steam, Developer And Publisher Part Ways

Soda Den and Crytivo have finally come to an agreement and Roots of Pacha is available to buy once again.

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The Lord Of The Rings: Gollum's Digital Art Exhibition Is Better Than The Game Itself

Gollum is filled with beautifully designed characters straight from the pages of Tolkien, and the concept art is a joy to behold

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Sega Announces New Total War Game, Pharaoh

Experience ancient Egypt at war.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Hits Highest Player Peak Since Launch After MK1 Announcement

Mortal Kombat 1 is on track to be a huge hit for NetherRealm.

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The Outrageously Cheap BioWare Mega Collection Has The Strangest Restriction

You can save 90% on BioWare's best games, but only if you've never played any of them.

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Halo MCC And Age Of Empires 4 Suddenly Unavailable For Purchase On Steam

Postal 2 and DayZ are also unavailable to purchase on Steam for no apparent reason.

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Even The Apex Legends Board Game Has Microtransactions

The Apex Legends Board Game Kickstarter is live now, but it costs a lot more than you'd first think

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Redfall Falls To Just Under 200 Concurrent Players On Steam

Game Pass players have also decided to abandon Redfall for less vampire-infested pastures. 

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The Steam Deck Is Costing Me So Much Money

The price of convenience

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Steam Is Now Offering Game Trials, Starting With Dead Space Remake

You can play 90 minutes of Dead Space for free, but the trial is only on offer for a limited time.

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Hawken Returns To Steam After Five Years

Hawkn Reborn brings the mech-based shooter back to PC after a five-year absence, but it’ll be a little different this time around.

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