Gaming platform and its importance
Your referring to Valve's Steam right? Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management and communications platform created and maintained by Valve Corporation. The platform is commonly used in internet cafes not only because it is the host to popular multiplayer games such as Counter-Strike: Source and Team Fortress 2, but also because games can easily be installed on multiple computers through digital distribution and also because Steam has a dedicated service that caters to internet cafes.
Steam saves publishers physical distribution and retailer costs. Because of the money publishers save, they can often afford to dramatically reduce the prices on certain items at certain times.
Users can join a wide range of groups that are created by the millions of other people using Steam. Groups allow users to communicate with people like themselves much more easily through the Group Chat feature and a group's admins and moderators. Group members can also post announcements that will be sent out t o all members to alert them of the most recent news and events that are taking places.So here is my verdict:
Access From Any Computer-Totally Convenient
Free Backups-You always have it online
Always in Stock -You don't need reservation for latest releases
Safety – Ever dropped a game disk or even scratches? The best answer i can think of.
Internet Connection Required with Long Downloads-Games these days are up to 6GB, It may took you for days before you can install one game. This is why other prefer retail games.