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Steam Discussion/Account Sharing Thread
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This is the Steam thread! Discussion of daily deals, sales, account sharing, etc goes in here.

What is Steam?
If you've been living under a rock for the last 10 years and don't know, Steam is a digital distribution service created by Valve [makers of Half-Life/Portal/Team Fortress/Left 4 Dead/etc] that specializes in PC games. You buy a game once and can then play that game on any computer that account is logged in on.
It supports Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (OS X and Linux currently have much smaller game libraries than Windows though support is growing!) as well as Valve's own Steam OS which is essentially just a Ubuntu fork.

Why is it so popular?
Steam is known for its deep discounts and crazy sales (the biggest and most popular ones being the Summer Sale and Winter Sale) that result in most of its game catalog being incredibly cheap. You can frequently buy games for $5-$10 or so that would normally cost around $30-$50, for example. These sales result in people buying a crazy amount of games because they're so inexpensive.
Because of this, it's completely normal to see people who own hundreds of games yet have enormous backlogs of games that they've never played because the sales were too good. (As of the writing of this post, I own 662 games on Steam but have never played 602 of them, ahahaha)

In short, Steam offers a really good value for the money and just happens to be the most convenient DD service for PC games.

Where do I get it?
http://store.steampowered.com/
Click the green Install Steam button at the top right of the page and go from there. You'll need to make an account, of course.

How do I see how much time I've been wasting on games?
https://steamdb.info/calculator/
Enter your profile info in the search box and it'll spit out a readout of your playtime divided between games, etc.

Who else has Steam here?
Dazz - http://steamcommunity.com/id/tSRDazz
Drshnaps - http://steamcommunity.com/id/drshnaps
Eno - http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197965592273
EpicEbilninja - http://steamcommunity.com/id/ebilninja
Keychain - http://steamcommunity.com/id/ikey/
Neweegee - http://steamcommunity.com/id/Neweegee/
Omega - http://steamcommunity.com/id/pixeltendo/
Omnikariz - http://steamcommunity.com/id/Omnikariz/
Psychospacecow - http://steamcommunity.com/id/psychospacecow
puggsoy - http://steamcommunity.com/id/puggsoy/
Random Talking Bush - http://steamcommunity.com/id/randomtbush
Rystar - http://steamcommunity.com/id/sonikmetro
Sevenstitch - http://steamcommunity.com/id/KingsCorners/
ShadeDBZ - http://steamcommunity.com/id/ShadeDBZ/
recme - http://steamcommunity.com/id/recolorme/
eureka - http://steamcommunity.com/id/ultimate_xeallar/
Hiynastrike - http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198071080821/
Skyla Doragono - http://steamcommunity.com/id/SkylaDoragono
Gatete - https://steamcommunity.com/id/TFGatete
Twister - http://steamcommunity.com/id/Adrenochrome750
Hiro-sofT - http://steamcommunity.com/id/hiro_soft
Gors - http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198067041027/

There is also an official tVGR group which can be found here: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/tvgr

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My Steam ID's pretty much a condensed version of my tSR name -- RandomTBush. It's also linked to in my profile, on the left.
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http://steamcommunity.com/id/pixeltendo/ heres my ID, yeah I know...the name.
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Here it is!
http://steamcommunity.com/id/Neweegee/ Probably exactly what you expected it to be.
Respect and Care
Love for People
Faith in Christ
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My Steam ID is KingsCorners

i dont play steam games very often, but add me anyway

who knows
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Here's my Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/id/ikey/
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Due to often purchasing Humble Bundles, I have codes for duplicate games I haven't been able to use. Normally I just gift these codes to friends, but sometimes my friends all already own the games and it just goes to waste. So I'm just going to post my extra codes here for whoever wants them to take them, first come first serve.

Nightsky: HCRLQ-GCJ9D-L0NHZ
Cave Story+: Click Here
Limbo: Click Here

My account is here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/drshnaps

I'm not on Steam very often though. There's not many games my computer can handle.
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Here's my Steam thing type account thing! http://steamcommunity.com/id/sonikmetro

Add me on there, we can be friends! Please do so! I'm pathetically co-dependent and find comfort in having friends on an internet service since it strengthens the illusion for myself that I'm a person who is cared about and not just another unimportant spec on this bleak, toxic planet! Big Grin






We could also play Team Fortress 2 if that's your thing too!
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Everyone can feel free to add me:
http://steamcommunity.com/id/tSRDazz

I have too many games, sorry.
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We could run away
Leave behind anything paper
Not knowing where we're going to stay
When there's no Mondays

You're part of me, it's so easy to see the simple truth
When I'm in your arms, I feel safe from harm and sorrow too
You're part of me, it's so easy to see the simple truth
But most of all, nothing couldn't be solved when I'm with you
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#10
A friend and colleague of mine has his game Don't Move on Greenlight (it's been there for a while but I kept forgetting to say). I figured the Steam thread would be a good place to spam advertise share this. It would be highly appreciated if you'd take a look and vote for it if you like it!
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You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down. -Mary Pickford
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http://steamcommunity.com/id/ebilninja

I have a few games on my steam account, but my computer will only allow me to play half of them...
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Based Gaben has done it again and Halloween Sale 2014 is currently in effect.
From now until November 3rd, you can pick up 15spooky73me games for really low prices.

The new Steam updates allow you to search by lowest price first if you don't have much DOSH and community ratings show up in the store so you can tell if a game is good before even clicking on its store page now. Very convenient!
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IT'S SALE TIME AGAIN

THIS TIME IT'S THE AUTUMN SALE WHERE YOU THROW MONEY AT GABEN IN PREPARATION TO DO IT AGAIN IN A MONTH DURING THE WINTER SALE
REMEMBER
BUY GAMES ONLY IF/WHEN THEY GO ON DAILY DEAL UNTIL THE LAST DAY OF THE SALE WHEN YOU BUY EVERYTHING YOU WANT

(I'm personally not gonna buy much this time around (unless it goes on daily deal) because I have to save money for irl christmas gifts and I'm hoping that the sales will go even lower during the Winter sale. I can wait a month for most stuff.)
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http://steamcommunity.com/id/psychospacecow

Don't get DayZ. They raised th price before putting it on sale so its currently the same price as it used to be.
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http://store.steampowered.com/app/221380/
Age of Empires 2 HD + The Forgotten expansion pack is currently less than $5 on daily deal today.

If you like RTSes /at all/ but don't own this game, you should buy it right now.
Make sure to get the expansion because it adds a whole bunch of good stuff.
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