Any study about games would be incomplete without mentioning Steam. It is, actually, an online platform where a user can download several games and store these into his profile. These games stored in the profile can be downloaded and installed on any PC. A very important feature of Steam is its facility of trading. A Steam user can exchange his items with any other users. These items may include games, trading cards, and other items related with these games.
Another very good thing about Steam is that there is large variety of games on this platform. All these are rated and classified according to the age group. The games with age group 16 or above are just for adults and may contain violence. Therefore, try to keep children away from such games. There are many child friendly games at this platform. Download and install these for children.
Another very good feature of this gaming platform is its facility of parental control. There is a restriction setting named as ‘Family View’ through which any unauthorized user can be restricted. A pin is generated in its setting up. Any person has to enter the pin to download any such game from the platform. Thus, children and toddlers are restricted to download and play violence games. There is also an age restriction condition. A person has to enter his or her age for proceeding the download. However, this can easily be tricked by writing fake age. Therefore, entering of the pin is the most secured method.
Keeping privacy is also another very good feature of Steam. The user can block messages and all other communications from a friend and even can remove the other from friend list. If you are not accustomed to reading and replying messages, keep privacy settings on. To avoid friend requests, a user can change his Steam name by editing his profile.
Steam is also considered a very good platform as it offers convenient methods of paying for games. There is also the facility of Steam wallet and a user can pay directly. Steam wallet is exactly like a bank account where you can keep your credit until you make some purchases.
There is also a danger of scammers in this way of purchasing games. You may fall a pray to unfair deal also.
|Steam Oct 12 Oct 15, 2018||Crash workaround for the AMD driver|
|Steam July 29 2018 Sep 6, 2018||In order to address an issue with the initial build of this release it was released a second time.|
|Steam July 24 2018 Jul 25, 2018||
Added new friends list, chat and voice chat features
Added icon and optional balloon for announcing new Steam Features and Blog Updates
Added banner announcing future end of support for Windows XP and Vista
Enabled GPU acceleration in web views by default
Added option to disable GPU acceleration in web views in Settings->Interface
Added support for binding F13-F24 as hotkey buttons
Improved IME handling for web pages shown in Steam client and Steam overlay
Added support for PS3 Controllers as a separate controller type. Does not include support for the DS3 gyro or analog face buttons. If you’re using a DS3 on Windows you’ll have to obtain the Sony driver through PlayStation Now. Note: counterfeit Dualshock 3 Controllers will not work through this driver.
Added a controller type drop down menu to the “Define Layout” screen for uploading user provided layouts of unrecognized controllers. If your controller is currently being treated as generic controller, but is actually a PlayStation, Nintendo, or retro controller you can upload your layouts and help us improve support for your device.
Added support for limited dynamic calibration of Switch Pro controller joysticks
Added support for wired USB controllers connected to the Steam Link Android app
Added support for over 100 new generic gamepads, 40 PS3 controllers, and 15 Xbox controllers
Added support for the HoriPad Mini4, Level Up Cobra, Mad Catz FightStick TE 2, and Mad Catz FightStick TE 2+ PS4 Controllers
Added support for the HORI Pokken Tournament DX Pro Switch Controller
Enabled software calibration and automatic drift correction of gyro for all PS4 controllers
Added the ability to send left/right shift as separate keys on Windows
Added the ability to revert locally defined layouts in the "Define Layout" menu
Changed the “Define Layout” screen to allow NES controllers and other controllers without X and Y buttons to define layouts.
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