Valve was officially formed on August 24th 1996, so today Valve turns 20 years old. The company was founded by both Gabe Newell and Mike Harrington and who knew the kind of impact they would have on gaming.
Steam wasn’t officially released years later in 2003, so it did take them a long time to get where they are today. I bet they didn’t imagine just how big a behemoth Steam would truly become at the time.
I remember cursing the bloody thing when I had to use Steam to play Half-Life 2, oh well I got over it 🙂