First time Steam user

#1 Edited by uberpwner93 (413 posts) -
For a while, Valve has always been my favorite game developer. So I thought it would benefit me to download Steam.

I was snooping around to see what Steam had to offer, and I found the original Half-Life. I have not played that game in many years, and I remember enjoying it. I didn't think $10 was so bad so I downloaded it. The download wasn't so bad, about 5 minutes for the whole game to download and I just got done playing it for 2 hours. I'm really look forward to usuing it again, but before I do that, I need to get more RAM for my computer, I'm barely running Half-Life as it is. Plus I have over 30gb of stuff on iTunes.

Is there games I should defiantly get on Steam once I get my computer upgraded?









#2 Posted by Thrawn1 (1340 posts) -
uberpwner93 said:
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For a while, Valve has always been my favorite game developer. So I thought it would benefit me to download Steam.

I was snooping around to see what Steam had to offer, and I found the original Half-Life. I have not played that game in many years, and I remember enjoying it. I didn't think $10 was so bad so I downloaded it. The download wasn't so bad, about 5 minutes for the whole game to download and I just got done playing it for 2 hours. I'm really look forward to usuing it again, but before I do that, I need to get more RAM for my computer, I'm barely running Half-Life as it is. Plus I have over 30gb of stuff on iTunes.

Is there games I should defiantly get on Steam once I get my computer upgraded?
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left 4 dead is a must. and i hear it's only 40$ over steam. (btw: you just missed the 10th year anniversary of half life, when valve was selling half life for $0.99 on steam...)
#3 Posted by uberpwner93 (413 posts) -
Thrawn said:
 left 4 dead is a must. and i hear it's only 40$ over steam. (btw: you just missed the 10th year anniversary of half life, when valve was selling half life for $0.99 on steam...)"
I have Left 4 Dead for my 360 already, so I doubt I'll buy it again. Oh well, at least I still got it. But it would have been nice to get it for $0.99
#4 Posted by Bellum (2944 posts) -

Half-Life 2 and the episodes if you don't already have it, obviously.

#5 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -
Bellum said:
"Half-Life 2 and the episodes if you don't already have it, obviously."
I guess, yeah those games are great, 
#6 Posted by Thordain (959 posts) -

TF2 is awesome on steam, absolutely incredible. You must buy that.

#7 Posted by Thordain (959 posts) -
uberpwner93 said:
"I have The Orange Box for my 360."
From what I hear, TF2 on the 360 doesn't compare at all to the PC. Even if you could play it on the 360, buy it on the PC just so you can see how awesome it is.
#8 Posted by uberpwner93 (413 posts) -
Thordain said:
"TF2 is awesome on steam, absolutely incredible. You must buy that."
I know, but I got TOB on my 360. TF2 would never run on my computer. But once I upgrade my computer, I might get it off Steam.
#9 Posted by pause422 (6172 posts) -
uberpwner93 said:
"Thordain said:
"TF2 is awesome on steam, absolutely incredible. You must buy that."
I know, but I got TOB on my 360. TF2 would never run on my computer. But once I upgrade my computer, I might get it off Steam."
HL is still definitely worth the 10$ I'd say for sure, it just sucks you didn't do this like a week ago,  could of got it for 98 cents :P. I think honestly L4D and TF2 could run fine, unless you have like the worst computer ever made from like 6+ years ago, with just lower settings.
#10 Posted by uberpwner93 (413 posts) -

What about Counter Strike? Should I get the original, or CS:S

#11 Edited by Trision (139 posts) -
uberpwner93 said:
"What about Counter Strike? Should I get the original, or CS:S"

Opt for CS:S, my friend.  There are a lot more mods for it and it has better graphics.
#12 Posted by uberpwner93 (413 posts) -
Trision said:
"Opt for CS:S, my friend.  There are a lot more mods for it and it has better graphics."
Gotcha. After I buy the Aperture Labs posters, that will be the first thing I buy.
#13 Posted by lamegame621 (975 posts) -

Feel free to PM me if you need help upgrading your computer. Definitely get Counter Strike: Source.

#14 Posted by uberpwner93 (413 posts) -
lamegame621 said:
"Feel free to PM me if you need help upgrading your computer. Definitely get Counter Strike: Source."
Thanks man. Be ready to get one.
#15 Posted by xruntime (1920 posts) -

If you can run CSS well, you *might* be able to run TF2. If you can run TF2 well, then you might be able to run L4D.

Either way, get those three games. I have to be honest and include that the TF2 community is sort of dying out, many people have moved onto L4D, but there still are plenty of servers and players.

Oh, and you must play Half Life 2. And the Episodes. And Portal.

#16 Posted by Snail (8583 posts) -

Damn you people! Get Portal obviously!

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