Half Life 2
lists and buddy finding, along with a server browser for classic and ever-popular VALVe games (most notable being Counter-Strike), but you also get access to exclusive VALVe content like Half-Life 2 videos. Steam will replace the old WON id's for games like Half-Life. and if you have a valid cd key from a VALVe software title, you'll still have access to the gamut of VALVe game updates and other media.
games (most notable being Counter-Strike), but you also get access to exclusive VALVe content like Half-Life 2 videos. Here's what the Steam website has to say about the software.[quote]Steam is Valve's new way of getting games into your hands ASAP. Games like Half-Life, Counter-Strike, and Counter-Strike Condition Zero are all being made available through Steam. Steam games are automatically kept up-to-date with the latest content and revisions. Steam also includes an instant-message client which even works while you're in-game. At its core, Steam is a distributed file system and shared set of technology components that can be implemented into any software application. With Steam, developers are given integrated tools for direct-content publishing, flexible billing, ensured-version control, anti-cheating, anti-piracy, and more.[/quote]For more information you can have a look at the full feature list [url=http://www.steampowered.com/index.php?area=features]here[/url] or visit [url]www.steampowered.com[/url]. If you ask me, best thing about Steam is the "parlor games." Who doesn't love online checkers? :naughty: