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What was the First Game You Bought on Steam?
Yeah like most in this thread the first game I ever purchased that required Steam on my PC was Half-Life 2. I would probably guess that the first game I ever bought in the Steam store was World of Goo, which to this day I have never beaten despite enjoying many of the levels I played through.
Mine was Psychonauts if you don't include the Orange Box that started it all. Actually, I had HL2 way before the Orange Box, but didn't realize you could gift extra copies so I gave my old steam account to a friend and started a new one with the Orange Box. Owell, I think after more than 140 games its a bit too late to trade accounts back :P
Bought though Steam: Super Meat Boy, followed by Poker Night at the Inventory. The latter was the better purchase. This was late in 2010, but I'd only gotten my first credit card then. I'm sure before that I had family members buying and gifting me stuff, I just don't know where to see that history.
I had my free Steam Account for quite a while to play the free games (Alien Swarm, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch), but I finally gave in when Super Meat Boy was $5 on the 2010 Christmas Sale. And then I added The Orange Box, and some indie packs, and the games kept piling onto my cart...
Edit: Oops, SMB was $3.75, not $5.
Half Life 2 with the creation of my steam account back in 04-05'. After that I think I entered my product key for Half Life 1 which gave me the Team Fortress mod, Blue Shift, Counter Strike mod, and I think Day of Defeat. Remember my mind was flabber gasted by all the cool mods that were with HL 1 as I really didn't follow the mod scene back in the day. In terms of purchases gotta remember steam was pretty iffy back in those days and digital purchases wasn't seen as really viable. I think my first actual purchase might of been Half Life episode 1.
Not counting the complimentary Half-Life platinum pack, AvP Classic 2000 was the first one, followed by Deus Ex: GoTY Edition. Both of those games I had already played and loved, due to teenage pirating, but I guess I felt that they deserved a proper purchase once I started making some moneyzz.
First game activated: Half-life Platinum Pack (I'm pretty sure the actual name was Half-life Generation 3, not sure why the name is different in the Steam account history).
Same, except it was more like 'forced to play on Steam' instead of 'the first game I bought on Steam' I think The Orange Box may have been first game I bought on Steam. (£25 for HL2, HL2:E1, HL2:E2, Portal, TFT2 & Peggle EX: Orange Box Edition! how times have changed...)
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Bought: Osmos ---- I know this one is kind of strange. I actually remember my friend playing this and it looked interesting, so I ended up getting on a steam sale for $2. Right after that (literally 3 days later), I bought the phenomenal ARPG known as Torchlight.
Half-Life 2. Though the launch was so plagued with issues it wasn't funny. I was one of the lucky ones who was able to play it at launch with little issue so I didn't see a problem. I also didn't think it would be half as successful as it ended up to be. I'm glad they became the example to the industry and in my opinion they saved PC gaming by creating the environment that we all enjoy now.
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