Steam. It’s the face of PC gaming and the reason why Valve won’t release a game that people want to play in our lifetimes. GabeN and company’s video game marketplace isn’t the only place to purchase PC games—GOG and Xbox are 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 Steam tips that will help you get the most out of the application. It’s an ever-growing list that will be expanded in the near future.
Join Steam Beta Program
Secure Your Account With Steam Guard
Use Collections to Manage Your Library
Create a Shelf
Add a Non-Steam Game to Your Library
Hide Steam Games
See the Big Picture
Continue Playing Anywhere With Steam Cloud
Share Your Game Library
Monitor Frame Rates
Refund a Lemon
Trade Cards for Cash
Give the Gift of Gaming
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