The technological age has managed to unite large numbers of people beyond the miles and oceans that separate them, making the communication is immediate. So you have the possibility to exchange impressions and experiences instantly.
As if that weren’t enough, this immediacy in the way people communicate today has been transferred to the video game, so you also have the possibility to share with both family and friends while they play a game of your favorite video games.
Videogames and Internet
For many years, video games have stopped being only for consoles, they have developed a huge number of tools and functions so that share adventures and some action with another person. However, you did not always have the presence of that second player or, even, with the second command.
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Once video games had a increased popularity on computers of people, new measures were developed to offer the public the ability to play with other people over the internet.
The gamer community
But as the years passed, the need and belief grew that new resources and tools should be developed to expand the communication capabilities built into games.
Both the companies and the most loyal users of any type of video game began by structuring and designing web pages that would serve as an informative forum to comment on the benefits or report errors of the updates presented by a game, but this also evolved.
Let’s talk about Steam
Today, there are countless platforms designed so that the entire gamer community can live every game of almost any video game. Among the most prominent in this area, it is impossible not to name Steam.
Launched in 2003, this platform was designed and developed by Valve Corporation. The same company that was in charge, precisely, of developing video games that, in short, have marked an era. An example of this is Counter-Strike.
The early years of Steam
Since its release, Steam started out as little more than an online community, through which you had to register. Subsequently, purchase certain supported tools and features with games developed by Valve.
Evolution and actuality
By 2010, Steam went from being much more than an online community. Thanks to the efforts of a large number of people, it was achieved implement the Steam system as an application in which users could not only purchase video games directly, but also play them and enjoy the different chat, voice and video tools.
Safety is first
Given the possibility of having Steam from any computer, one of the biggest concerns of any video game fan arises: keeping a game safe. This is something that Valve has been clear about, which is why it offers the option of perform a security backup of your games.
Step by Step
This is a really simple procedure to carry out. For keep all games safe that you have played and play from any other computer later on, you just have to follow the instructions indicated here:
- Right click on the game.
- Select the «Properties» option.
- Go to the «Local files» section and then click on the «Make backup» option.
- Select which other video game you want to back up.
- Click on the button «Next».
- Steam will show you the folder that, by default, is intended for the backup of the game. Click «Next» again.
Your games are insured!
With these simple steps, all that remains is to wait for the backup procedure to complete. Then, you will have the possibility to check, both on the same and on another computer, that all the information of your game has been saved successfully.
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