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The game detects a player's achievement progress and shows some form of progress indicator on-screen.
Achievements are extra challenges added into video games that sometimes carry a point value or unlock bonus material, and are sometimes solely for bragging rights.
Launched by Blizzard in 1997, this service provides a solid online foundation to Blizzard's franchises such as the Diablo, StarCraft and WarCraft series. As a constantly evolving service, a new version, Battle.net 2.0, was released in 2010 with the release of Starcraft 2.
A former digital distribution service for PC, Mac, and Linux games.
The concept of purchasing media and having it delivered over the internet. No physical representation of this content is given, and although the content resides on the user's hard drive they are typically granted a license to the product, rather than ownership of it.
The controversial practice of incorporating "access control technology" into digital media so as to limit what owners of that media can do with it, most commonly for the stated purpose of preventing piracy.
Digital distribution method for PC games. Direct2Drive is maintained and owned by Gamefly Digital Inc.
Downloadable Content adds new features and content to already-distributed video games via the Internet. Examples include new maps for FPS games, new songs for rhythm games, and new cars for racing games.
A digital distribution platform operated by Epic Games.
Free to Play titles allow a user to play a version of the game without paying an initial purchase fee, but generally require the purchase of microtransactions to access additional content.
GamersGate is a client-free digital distribution service.
A digital distribution platform that focuses on providing DRM-free computer games, both old and new.
A digital storefront which donates some of its profits to charity.
Impulse was Stardock's digital distribution platform. Impulse allowed gamers to quickly find their favorite software and download it automatically to their computer.
“Indie” or “independently developed” games are video games which are developed by a studio without the support of an external publisher.
Indie Gala is a pay-what-you-want bundle of indie games. Much like the Humble Indie Bundle, the purchase price is split between the game developers, two charities, and Indie Gala itself.
Indie Royale sells bundles of independent games for cheaper than they would cost purchased separately. Purchasers can choose to pay more than the current minimum to lower the minimum price for others.
InstantAction was a digital distributor of video-games available to play in the browser.
Games which allow players to interact with others over the internet.
A digital distribution platform owned and operated by EA.
Console games that derive from a past PC exclusive release, either due to popular demand or poor sales.
A public testing period is, or has been, offered for the general public prior to sale or general availability. Access is generally granted through giveaways, preorders, or crowd-funding rewards.
Japanese PC online digital distribution service for emulated retro games, launched on 24 November 2001, years before similar services from Steam, Virtual Console, or XBLA.
Games that used to be available on Steam, but have since been removed.
Some games bought at physical stores and online retailers can be activated on Steam using its CD key. Some come with compulsory Steam activation, while for others it is optional.
Valve Corporation's proprietary game engine that debuted in summer 2004 with Counter-Strike: Source and later that same year with Half-Life 2. It may be worth noting that the first Source game released a full 2 weeks ahead of Counter-Strike, and that was Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Source Mods are user creations or modifications based on Source game content previously released.
Valve's counterpart to Microsoft's popular achievement system.
Steam Cloud is a built in feature in some Steam games, it synchronizes game saves, settings and other data to the internet for access from any computer that has Steam installed.
Games officially verified by Valve to be fully playable on Steam Deck.
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