The Steam: iTunes for Games
The first thing you are a going to come by when getting a new game from Valve Software or its partners is Steam system. The Steam allows you to purchase games directly from Valve without visiting any software store around and getting the products as fast as the Internet connection permits you to. While for those who use are not keen in getting Internet services this may seem a bit weird, the Steam is definitely something you should point your attention to.
The Steam system can sell you any game that Valve Software offers and also propose you certain other services, such as chat with other gamers, monitoring available game servers, getting Valve-related news and so on.
Be aware that the Steam creates directories on users’ PCs and denies certain manipulations with the game, including some issues with uninstalling process. If you prefer to get hard copies of your software, you should probably get them via retail stores.
Generally speaking, Steam is a kind of iTunes for computer games: you are getting content legally without getting off you chair. Once you get it, it is yours and nearly as reliable as a hard copy. In any case, virtual purchasing allows customers saving precious time and gives ability to start gaming anytime anywhere. Excellent technology for both Valve and end-users, though, some may consider this as a treat for security.