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[5]: Good Old Games
by osvil on Thu 12th Sep 2013 13:16 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Good Old Games"
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Books and also movies. If you buy a DVD/Bluray/whatever and you see the movie, then you got all it had to offer. You can hand down to a friend and he also gets to get the story, like in a RPG. In fact, I'd say that is part of the value of buying such products... being able to share them with friends, giving them access to something you've liked.

IMO the move by Steam is great. I will for sure use it to share my library with my brother-in-law. He likes strategy games, just as I like them. I have several of them on STEAM. I do like grand-strategy games, he hasn't tried them so this will give him a chance to try. This will add quite a bit of value for me over their previous offering.

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