> Steam is our direct pipeline to customers. It began as a little sleeper project—a handy tool to update Counter-Strike—and morphed pretty quickly into the world's largest online gaming platform. Steam guarantees instant access to more than 1,800 game titles and connects its 35 million active users to each other—and to us. Through Steam, fans can easily buy, play, share, modify, and build communities around Valve products as well as titles from other independent game studios. Steam is available in 237 countries and 21 different languages.
> In addition to Steam, there is Source, our own state-of-the-art game engine. Its sophisticated character animation, advanced AI, real-world physics, shader-based rendering, and super extensibility have helped us create some of the most popular and good-looking games on the market for computer and consoles. We don’t like to brag, but Source is considered the most flexible, comprehensive, and powerful game development environment out there. And it’s about to get even better.
The Steam Holiday Sale continues! For the next fourteen days, take advantage of huge saving throughout our store on thousands of games. Check back often to take advantage of new deals every 12 hours. Vote in the Community’s Choice to help decide what games get an even deeper discount!
In addition, more than a hundred games and apps will be Featured Deals throughout the sale, which rotate every 24 hours.
Participating in the 2014 Steam Holiday Sale will also earn you exclusive Holiday Sale Trading Cards. Collect all 10 cards during the sale to earn the Holiday Sale 2014 Badge, backgrounds and emoticons!
The Steam Holiday Sale runs from December 18th until 10AM PST, January 2nd. Complete information on Featured Deals, Community’s Choice Vote and more can be found HERE.