Steam turns 20 years old today and RPS looks back at its storied history with some reflections of our own.
Steam turns 20 years old today. For many of us, Steam has become second nature much like breathing air is. It’s intertwined with our gamer DNAs. If Steam were a liquid, it might as well be water as it is essential for every gamer’s lives.
When did you make your first Steam account? What was the first game you ever bought on Steam?
I don’t remember my first ever Steam account. I might have made it around 2007, but quickly deleted it because I was dumb and believed it was the cause of my computer slowing down. My current Steam account has been active since August 10th 2010, and I made it because I bought The Orange Box that summer specifically to play GMod. You have to remember, 2007-2010 was peak GMod machinima era, and I was an impressionable middle schooler. I NEEDED to pull G-Man’s face apart. I eventually actually played The Orange Box and have been in love with the Half Life series and Valve games ever since.