The reason why some people gave up cocaine and marijuana but still spend money as if they were buying drugs.
"hey dude, s'up?"
"nothing, just spent another twenty bucks on Steam"
"Shit dude"
by Nice Amigo May 08, 2018
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Thriving online community of children and pedofiles
Meets a 60 year old on Steam

Dude why do you play games with kids?
by Goth Doll October 15, 2020
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An app by valve software that sells downloads of games old and new and usurps you of your money.
I spent $100 on Steam and I haven't even played half of the games I bought.
by Cerebrate 1138 October 31, 2014
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Online gaming store/client/DRM service created by Valve corporation. Games can be bought on Steam, and there are often game sales and bonus pack deals for promotions (Bioshock sold for $10.00 on Boxing Day). There is also a social networking aspect a la Facebook, where you can make friends, join gaming groups, etc.

There are a growing number of games which are using Steam for DRM purposes. These games are, once installed, tied directly to Steam and not your computer. The pro to this is that you can play said game on ANY computer with Steam installed using your account. Games also update themselves automatically. The con is that is that Steam has to be running for the game to play, althought offline mode exists.

The other definitons are outdated and don't represent the improvements Steam has made over the years.
Steam is a great gaming service and the least obnoxious forms of DRM. Yes it is still rather slow but the pros truly outweight the cons. Secu-ROM can burn in hell.
by failspy February 18, 2009
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The Game client that distributes games such as Half Life 2, Counter-Strike Source, Team Fortress 2.
Steam is actually a man named Steve who lives far away in the mountains in a little cabin. He controls the steam program but he's fucking retarded thus why steam crashes so damn often. Every now and then , his but buddy, Val( Valve) comes and gives him new programs, but he's so stupid he can't really operate new programs without crashing. So he passes out all the time trying to get these programs to work. Thats why steam is a piece of shit program.
by Paddy O'Mally May 17, 2008
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A way of ruining games quickly and efficiently, without having to confront the people who play it.

A piece of shitware which forces you to connect to DDoS'ed servers.

An idea originally thought up by Hitler

Shit.
Holy Steam, it's happening again!!!!
by Blind Fate August 09, 2004
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The finest example of a commercialization of a popular game. Steam has only one main purpose and that's to fill Valves pockets. Steam takes away your freedom by forcing you to autoupdate annoying updates almost every week. Valve makes it impossible to add custom features, like skins or tools. Programmed by the noobs at Valve Corp.
by mr.wierdguy May 21, 2004
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