Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Sep 2013 19:21 UTC

Steam Family Sharing allows close friends and family members to play one another's games while earning their own Steam achievements and saving their own game progress to the Steam cloud. It's all enabled by authorizing a shared computer.

Sounds neat, but it does look convoluted and complex. I have a simpler system, which is quite revolutionary. It's called physical copies and I can just give them to friends. It's magic.

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RE[4]: Good Old Games
by ssokolow on Wed 11th Sep 2013 22:09 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Good Old Games"
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Fine, then you don't need it. Find alternate games (which it seems you do) or go without. It's not a life necessity, and I'd say those who claim they should pirate it because they can't afford it are the ones displaying a sense of entitlement. You're life isn't going to end because you have to wait a few months to buy a friggin' game. First world problems, indeed.

My issue was with the "everyone should give our industry at least $60 a month" part of their attitude, not the "people shouldn't pirate" part. (And I stopped watching because I no longer consider them credible enough to be worth my time without a list of citations.)

I firmly believe piracy is bad. If for no other reason, it muddles the producer's peception of demand and makes it easier for them to play to their biases to conclude things like "we have too little DRM, not too much".

Edited 2013-09-11 22:10 UTC

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