Wow, this deals are amazing.
Got done playing UT III Black for several hours and it is awesome. Very similar to Halo, hence my immediately coming in and pwning everyone. Can't wait to get the Master Chief skin to work.
Caveat Emptor regarding Steam. The games dl in installed form so you don't have to set them up, however if you to reinstall your OS, will they still work? What if your HDD dies, you have no backup and this one I have now is very suspect.
From what I understand, Steam knows you have the games you have, so when its installed on another hard disk, it will attempt to download your complete game portfolio. Least thats what I'm led to believe.
For some reason I still don't get, from work I saw it core priced at $20, when I got home it was $30, and that was it, I just bought it... =( Could it be region related? Though I cant see how in some place it's more expensive than another being the game and the support of it the same.
BFBC2 is $14.99 now, $6.49 was too good for a long term sale price point. Must not be offering that price to Chile.
If you reinstall your OS or if you build/buy another PC, you have only to re-download the game and install it. You can even install it on more than one PC but you can only run it on one PC at a time.
Also, it doesn't matter if you bought a downloaded version of a game or a retail CD/DVD copy of a game. Once listed on your Steam library, it is available for download to any of your PCs. Whenever I build a new PC, I always download a game or two from my library and ALL of my Steam games so far are originally retail CD/DVD versions.
You first install Steam, sign in and go to your game library, download the game you want.
@Leeky, you don't have to download the whole portfolio. You choose which game or games you want to install.
Huzzah! Steam FTW!