Make your PC gaming experience an even better one with these 10 Steam tips.

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.

So, boot up your gaming desktop or laptop, fire up Steam, and prepare to learn what Valve’s gaming software can really do with a little bit of effort on your part.

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