For those of you feeling generous over the holiday season, you can now purchase games on Steam that are intended to be gifts.
Steam gift purchasing lets you send a gift to anyoneâ€”a friend, family member, co-worker, or someone on your Steam Friends list. The recipient will receive the gift as an e-card featuring a personal message from you. If the recipient is new to Steam, theyâ€™ll receive everything they need to get started.
To send a gift, simply select from hundreds of games on Steam and then indicate that the purchase is a gift at checkout. Within minutes, the e-card will be delivered directly to the recipientâ€™s inbox.
These gifts have no expiry date attached to them, although anyone who takes more than 10 seconds to activate The Orange Box needs their head read.
A word of warning to the cautious, once the game has been activated there’s no turning back. Making sure you are absolutely certain a prerequisite before you “Click & Buy”