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Mobile apps were later released for i OS, Android, and Windows Phone in the 2010s.
The platform also offers a small selection of other content, such as design software, game soundtracks, anime, and films.
In accordance with its Acceptable Use Policy, Valve retains the right to block and unblock customers' access to their games and Steam services when Valve's Anti-Cheat (VAC) software determines that the user is cheating in multiplayer games, selling accounts to others or trading games to exploit regional price differences.
Valve later changed its policy to be similar to that of Electronic Arts' Origin platform, in which blocked users can still access their games but are heavily restricted, limited to playing in offline mode and unable to participate in Steam Community features.
The Steam platform is the largest digital distribution platform for PC gaming, estimated in 2013 to have 75% of the market space.
By 2019, the service had over a billion registered accounts with 90 million monthly active users.
This decision was met with concerns about software ownership, software requirements, and issues with overloaded servers demonstrated previously by the Counter-Strike rollout.
Steam offers digital rights management (DRM), matchmaking servers, video streaming, and social networking services.
It also provides the user with installation and automatic updating of games, and community features such as friends lists and groups, cloud saving, and in-game voice and chat functionality.
English, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Greek, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Russian, Romanian, Spanish (European and Latin American), Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese Steam is a video game digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation.
It was launched in September 2003 as a way for Valve to provide automatic updates for their games, but eventually expanded to include games from third-party publishers.The success of the Steam platform has led to the development of a line of Steam Machine microconsoles, which include the Steam OS operating system and Steam Controllers, and the Steam VR platform.