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

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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Comment by Froyton
by Froyton on Wed 11th Sep 2013 20:30 UTC
Froyton
Member since:
2013-08-29

It's called physical copies and I can just give them to friends. It's magic.


While I wholeheartedly agree with the advantages of physical distribution, I have to at least give Steam credit for providing a system that finally lets me lend to my little sis-in-law without fear of her losing/stealing/damaging my games. ;)

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RE: Comment by Froyton
by smashIt on Wed 11th Sep 2013 20:49 in reply to "Comment by Froyton"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

that finally lets me lend to my little sis-in-law without fear of her losing/stealing/damaging my games. ;)


thats what backup-copys are for (never give away your original)

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RE: Comment by Froyton
by henderson101 on Wed 11th Sep 2013 20:50 in reply to "Comment by Froyton"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Didn't read the article, but Steam has redeemable codes. I would see it possible to use that mechanism. Gift family members a code, the code is limited in number and revokable from the master account. Job done.

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