Most of you might know what I mean if I am talking about the Steam platform, especially if you are using your PC for gaming. Steam is the biggest game platform on PC, were you can buy almost all games and can play with your friends via the Steam community. Now guess what the company has finally released an app for Windows, well an ‘app’.
unfortunately it seems like the app has been developed and designed a few years back for Windows Phone 7.5 or something but for whatever reason the company didn’t want to release it. NOw to be fair you can log you in to your account, browse the store chat with your friends and you can even use it as a code generator. You can also add a second account, however I have not tried that so I am not sure about the reliability of this feature.
Here’s a full ist of features:
- Ensure the security of your account with Steam Guard multifactor authentication.
- Send and confirm trades with friends.
- Sell your in-game items in the Steam Community Market straight from your Inventory.
- Browse the Steam storefront and keep up with the latest games, promotions, and sales.
- Remotely download and install your games straight to your PC at home.
But that’s it, there is not much more to explore in this app. You are getting almost the same view like you do on the mobile steam website in your browser. The same hamburger menu, the same options. There is also a bug which let’s you login to your account each time you are opening the app. It might be performing better on devices running Windows Phone 8.1 or who are on an official Version of Windows 10 Mobile. On the latest Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build however, it isn’t a joy to use that app.
Below you can have a look at a few screenshots from the official Steam app.
In settings it seems like they wanted to give the option to change the language of the app. However, you can only select English United States. Even if you are using the english language, prices are listed in a strange currency. This makes it hard to get a good look at the steam summer deals. If you want to try the app though click on the link at the bottom of the article.
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