- My Steam account will be old enough to be of legal age this September.
It's not only your steam account, even Steam itself. You literally made an account on the second day of the existence of Steam!ID: hafn0oz
One day earlier and he could say his account is as old as Steam itself. I wonder if that'll bug him foreverID: hafn83f
If it didn’t bug him before, it does now.ID: hagb45j
One day earlier? How about TWO!!ID: hagfzyk
That is debatable. There was a lengthy open beta and for those of us who participated in the beta the "launch" of Steam was basically just like any other day.
The only thing that mattered about the 12th is that it is when they started logging your "account creation" date. For existing beta accounts their creation date/time is when they first logged into Steam 1.0ID: hah86oj
I was convinced at the time of steam’s debut that it would never catch on. People have to understand early steam barely worked and it was devoid of the features we have now.
My account now says late September 2003. My friends and I talk about it from time to time, I guess none of us thought steam was ever going to be as big as it is now.ID: hag2n5f
day of ;pID: hagfbvr
The night before! =)
I think a lot of us oldies signed up for Steam between the preload and unlocking for Half Life 2. On another note, of all the things I miss from Steam are the flash sales that bulked up my library full of unplayed games... maybe someday I'll give them a try... someday.ID: hafc1uy
Oh how much I miss those sales. Even with holiday sales, games were 80-90% off I would be able to pick up titles I would never touch again.ID: hafz3vb
The whole reason why the got rid of it was because people were complaining that theyd buy a game on sale then the next day it goes on super sale for even cheaper.ID: haffe9l
Yeah I remember flipping my shit because that was my first experience with having to download/update a game I had the CD for. My internet sucked and it took a very very long time. It almost didn’t happen because my parents couldn’t have the phone disconnected for that long lolID: haglwmc
My Steam account was made exactly two weeks after Half-Life 2 released because I'd ordered the deluxe version that came with a t-shirt and shipping was delayed.ID: hagv1sl
CS 1.6, but only cause the league we were in moved onto 1.6 very early. Steam kind of sucked at first but I never had any major issues.
Still, don’t have sex with it.ID: hagajo1
It'd be easier if the Steam Store would stop jailbaiting me.
Ah back when the WON servers were still active. The steam release was a huge change in the CS/HL community. A lot of IRC channels were used before steam. Met someone in game and wanted to play with them again? Better grab their AOL/ICQ/MSN id or invite them to quakenet and a specific channel. Steam really gave the opportunity to quickly and easily connect with people.ID: hafqdsf
I remember some people playing TFC using names like "anti-steam" and such.
Connection problems early on didn't exactly endear the platform to players : )ID: hagslh8
I hated steam, it was really bad when it came out. There was a few games I returned to the store because they required steam to play. It has grown on me since then though.... kinda like a cancer....
I also hate twitch and epic. Both have usernames that proclaim how shit the service is. And yet I still log on to epic every few weeks to grab the free games if they look interesting.ID: hage87x
I remember how much community backlash there was intially switching from WON and how many people hated the first versions of Steam, which gave birth to this lovely gif (possibly NSFW)ID: hagwz08
Also this gif.ID: haga7n8
I remember I saw it then as a new anti-cheat measure for CS. Prior to steam a lot of servers required you to download a 3rd party app to run along side CS to prove you weren't cheating.
I waited in the IRC chat for launch. My steam0 ID is only 5 digits long.ID: hagcdbr
IRC, those were the days. I used mIRC as my client.ID: hagll96
Same! Loved it had a channel for the small town I lived in and it was epic. Everyone in there, chatting and having a good time, sometimes not 😀
I honestly didn’t know steam was around in 2003. Didn’t get into PC gaming until around 2010. That’s crazy man, what was the first game you bought on steam?ID: hag0hbz
Back then it was basically just valve games/mods. So, counterstrike, half life, team fortress classic, day of defeat, etc…ID: hagnvjb
Still furious they never brought back DoD or TF on the source 2 engine. Two huge communities they just let die 🙁ID: hag1v9i
I got steam October first 2003. I remember launching counter-strike and getting told I had to download steam to play it. I was pissed that I had to download a new programID: haggd3z
Back then, Steam was the burden that you got with Valve's great games. There was a commonly shared gif of the Steam logo fucking a man in the ass, for context.
It was nothing like what it is now in terms of convenience.ID: hagljsu
Yeah people really fucking hated Steam at the beginning. Took some time for public opinion to change to where it is now.ID: hagiiwbID: hagmhbg
You didn't buy games on steam. You logged into an account to apply your CD key you bought from a box store.
Found the Half-life player. RIP WoN.
Congrats! Must've been the time to get a steam account because my brother's is about the same ageID: hafic9l
September 12 2003 was when you HAD to make a steam account in order to play any of valve's games online. I remember because I was pissed when I woke up and I couldn't connect to any servers and I asked my brother what was wrong and he figured out and made an account for me to play on.
That was the official release date of steam.ID: hag2cbi
Its easy to forget now just what a shitshow steam felt like at release and during the force. At the time, playing CS you were fps obssessed that it even made an impact on your choice of OS.
Along came steam with UI that was horrible, the whole experience felt sluggish, the ingame overlay was a sure way to get performance issues.
But CS being as dominant as it was, it didnt matter we had to play and then it slowly became the beast it is today - taken almost for granted.ID: hafitg5
Thanks for the info! The ability to play CS definitely must've been the motivation then for my brother
Steam beta and DoD all dayID: hafzr3v
DoD was the best!... good ole times! My steam account was made a week after release. 20Sept2003
your steam account is older than most people in here
I guess I wasn't doing much that night.
Is it still asking ur age when the game is 18+ ?
I was born on the 14th sep 2003,guess I'm younger than your steam account lol
If you sold all the games on your account you might be able to scrape out $5 store credit from GameStopID: hafwkp0
Now draw it giving birth
old people unite
4 digit steam I'd. AMA
OG steam crew unite!