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I don't understand... is it like a gaming forum/community or a games library? I'm just wondering because my friend said when the new elder scrolls game comes out I can find it on steam.
    
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The largest PC gaming network. Kind of like your XBL or PSN
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Prepare to get flamed and possibly trolled by the other members.

Anyway, Steam is just a program that has a built in store. Think of a game manager that has a built in store and friends list. That's pretty much a dumbed down explanation of what Steam is.
     
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ok thanks i gave you both rep. i hope it has the new star wars mmo too so i can get both that and skyrim in one go also is it possible to request a physical copy from steam if you download a game from them?
    
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im more of an xfire kind of guy. i hate how some games require steam to be played.
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Steam is good. At first I hated it but it grows on you though
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ok thanks i gave you both rep. i hope it has the new star wars mmo too so i can get both that and skyrim in one go also is it possible to request a physical copy from steam if you download a game from them?
No it isn't =) Just a digital copy, that's their strongest point. You won't regret it don't worry
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ok thanks i gave you both rep. i hope it has the new star wars mmo too so i can get both that and skyrim in one go also is it possible to request a physical copy from steam if you download a game from them?
No, they don't do that. It's digital-only.
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No, you can't get a physical copy from Steam.

Best way to see what it is and how it works would be to just register and download the client, and see for yourself, then just ditch it if you don't like it.
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i hope it has the new star wars mmo too so i can get both that and skyrim in one go
SWTOR will not be on Steam. It's only on Origin, EA's version of Steam.
    
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