Steam. It's like a cross between Gamespy and something good. :p Not only do you get instant messaging, buddy 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.
Here's what the Steam website has to say about the software.
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.
For more information you can have a look at the full feature list here or visit www.steampowered.com. If you ask me, best thing about Steam is the "parlor games." Who doesn't love online checkers? :naughty:
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