Posted: Jun 20, 2015 6:28 pm
by Mazille
It's owned by Valve, the dudes who made the Half Life and Portal games. And Team Fortress 2.

It's basically a store-front where you can buy games, as well as a copy protection, multiplayer matchmaking and chat programme, all rolled into one. You have an account there, like you would here, and every game you buy there is tied to that account. Exactly the kind of stuff you'd think the discerning consumer would hate, but Steam made a reputation for having regular sale events where games new and old go dirt cheap.