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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RE: Physical Copies get lost
by Soulbender on Fri 13th Sep 2013 04:43 UTC in reply to "Physical Copies get lost"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Physical copies get lost, those that are attached to a service do not get lost.


hmm..I think it's more like they get lost under different circumstances. If, for example, the service goes out of business you lose all your games with the service. Same if you, for some reason, completely lose access to the account. While these may be less likely the impact of a single incident is larger.
In the end it's all about perceived value, balancing risks and making acceptable trade-offs.

Edited 2013-09-13 04:44 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Realistically, when do you think EA or Steam are going to go bust?

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Realistically, when do you think EA or Steam are going to go bust?


Realistically? Not any time in the near future but on the other hand stranger things have happened. As I said, the risk is less and for most people (me included) it's a perfectly acceptable trade-off.

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