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Default Steam Announces Family Sharing - 09-13-2013, 07:14 | posts: 20,999 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Valve just announced that Steam will soon have family sharing. September 11, 2013 – Steam Family Sharing, a new service feature that allows close friends and family members to share their li...

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Default 09-13-2013, 09:05 | posts: 599 | Location: Serbia, Indjija

Nice job Steam! I don't hate Origin, have a lot of games on both of them but because things like this Steam is still my main choice when I buy games. Now let's see what EA is going to do with Origin when they see this...

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I'm sure A LOT of people will abuse this Steam feature to share games with people they don't know.
   
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Default 09-13-2013, 11:33 | posts: 43

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I'm sure A LOT of people will abuse this Steam feature to share games with people they don't know.

If they don't care about "friends" using cheats on their account and then getting vac banned. We will probably see allot of threads about "friends" getting vac bans of people's accounts who didn't think about that
   
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Default 09-13-2013, 17:18 | posts: 3,357 | Location: USA

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If they don't care about "friends" using cheats on their account and then getting vac banned. We will probably see allot of threads about "friends" getting vac bans of people's accounts who didn't think about that
Hah I dont even trust my 13 year cousin on my steam account.

Could be usefull for let my uncle on my account to get at the games, he put on my account cause he refused to me his own for his kid ( he thought I was kidding when I said I wont let him play any online game on my account, let alone the CoD games).
   
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Default 09-13-2013, 19:58 | posts: 5,632 | Location: In a house, on a hill, by a road.

I like this idea. But already i let my little one use my steam account. If only she had my reflexes, but at least she's trying!
   
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Default 09-14-2013, 08:39 | posts: 1,443 | Location: Warsaw, Poland

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I like this idea. But already i let my little one use my steam account. If only she had my reflexes, but at least she's trying!
This is a great idea indeed.

Check out this part of Steam EULA:
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You may not reveal, share or otherwise allow others to use your password or Account.
Letting a child play using your account is kinda illegal according to that, which is absurd and it sucks. I really like they're changing it.

It happened a few times that a friend of mine has got a game and I got a notification about that which made me curious. He gave me his passes, I played a game a little, then bought it, then my brother played on my account and bought it for himself. I think that they believe in the strength of such sales.
   
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Default 09-14-2013, 13:02 | posts: 6,773 | Location: Dubai

http://steamdb.info/search/?a=app_keynames&keyname=261

I found this on GAF. According to Grief, these are excluded from Sharing.
   
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Default 09-14-2013, 21:19 | posts: 5,632 | Location: In a house, on a hill, by a road.

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This is a great idea indeed.

Check out this part of Steam EULA:

Letting a child play using your account is kinda illegal according to that, which is absurd and it sucks. I really like they're changing it.

It happened a few times that a friend of mine has got a game and I got a notification about that which made me curious. He gave me his passes, I played a game a little, then bought it, then my brother played on my account and bought it for himself. I think that they believe in the strength of such sales.
Well, it might be an IP or computer check. Since my runt uses my computer it works out. Steam can't tell the difference.
But a heads up, i brought my little one up right. ^_^ when she was younger i let her play SNES and playstation games through emulators. She she played through and beat zelda OOT before she was 12. You don't see many kids these day that got to play the good stuff.
   
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Default 09-14-2013, 22:35 | posts: 2,335 | Location: Netherlands

But it only becomes interesting when you can actually play a coop game with one library.
And with current rules it seems you can't.
   
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Default 09-15-2013, 01:34 | posts: 1,443 | Location: Warsaw, Poland

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But it only becomes interesting when you can actually play a coop game with one library.
And with current rules it seems you can't.
Yeah, and they should even pay you for that.
   
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