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Digital distribution service GOG.com (Good Old Games) has reached a stunning landmark. (more…)
The ability to download PC games directly from the internet isn’t all that new a concept for gamers or even for any type of program for computers, but this year download clients such as Steam and Origin have exploded in popularity with gamers. With that in mind, let’s see which one is considered the best right now, in popular opinion as well as your favorite download client.
Steam is pretty much the oldest download client out there right now. Released from Valve in 2002, Steam was originally intended to be used as a simpler way to update and patch PC games. By 2007 Steam became huge as it offered full games to download without the use of CD’s.
Nowadays, Steam is pretty much the biggest download client out there. It offers tons of games, both old and new, from major developers to independent developers. That is one of three reasons Steam is so awesome. Someone just looking for a random game can search and find all kinds of games from any developer, which helps those developers get noticed better than anywhere else.
Another of Steam’s graces is the constant deals that are going on. Steam offers discounts for games all the time, from midweek deals to seasonal deals. I was able to get Dead Island from Steam during the Halloween promotions, not at a huge discount, but enough that I was enticed to finally buy the game. This is another way for indie developers to get noticed is to offer all of their games in a bundle deal. No one could really say buying 5 or more games for $10 or $20 isn’t worth the price.