Steam. It’s the face of PC gaming and the reason why Valve won’t release a new game in our lifetimes. GabeN and company’s video game marketplace isn’t the only place to purchase PC games—GOG is a viable option, too—but Steam’s footprint and infamous seasonal sales make it a popular online retail destination.
But Steam is so much more than a mere store. Its desktop client lets you do many things, including organizing your library, streaming your play sessions to an audience, and chatting with the homies. In short, Steam has a lot going on, but many of its more attractive and useful elements may go unrecognized by newcomers and long-time users alike.
With that in mind, I assembled a list of 10 Steam tips that will help you get the most out of the application this holiday season and beyond. It’s an ever-growing list that will be expanded in the near future.