What Is Steam And How Does It Work?

If you know someone who plays video games on a PC, whether that’s a friend or child, the likelihood is that they’ll be using Steam.

Developed by video games publisher Valve in the early 00′s, Steam has grown to become the ‘iTunes’ of video games.

Steam is so successful that Valve makes more money per employer than both Apple and Google and with around 30 million people signed up it’s one of the largest platforms for playing video games.

Despite its size, Steam’s existence isn’t controversy free. Last month the company was forced to take down a game from its platform for simulating a school shooting 

That the game was even allowed on the platform in the first place highlights one of the biggest risks that comes with using Steam, or allowing your child to use Steam. It has almost no regulation.

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