Gabe Newell, also known as Gaben, is a computer programmer and president of the videogame company, Valve Corporation. Valve is widely known for making popular Video games like the Half life series, the Portal series, Counter strike, Left 4 dead, and many more. In 2003, Valve released Steam. Steam is a online Video game store That revolutionized how Video games were bought and played on PC. There were a few online game stores before Steam, but Steam is the biggest one and is the most used platform to buy PC games on today. Steam not only sells games, but allows in game voice chat with friends, video streaming, social networking features and more. Steam makes buying Video games for your PC as easy as a click. Steam has over 90 million users Monthly.