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Valve launches Steam Family Sharing game

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Eh, haven't liked the idea where your friend can't be playing a game while you are. Other than that, it's pretty decent.

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Eh, haven't liked the idea where your friend can't be playing a game while you are. Other than that, it's pretty decent.

If they would let your friend to play the same game as you are at the same time, then he would probably never buy that game, if there is some kind of MP or coop mode.

I just hope that this won't spawn thousands of idiots trying to add people on their friend list, and then asking if they could add them on the sharing system just because that person has so many games.

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If they would let your friend to play the same game as you are at the same time, then he would probably never buy that game, if there is some kind of MP or coop mode.

I just hope that this won't spawn thousands of idiots trying to add people on their friend list, and then asking if they could add them on the sharing system just because that person has so many games.

No, it's not the same game, the other person can't play any game at all while you're playing a game on their library. 

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No, it's not the same game, the other person can't play any game at all while you're playing a game on their library. 

Oh, my bad. I thought I heard somewhere that it was only for the same game. Well this makes it pretty darn useless system, unless the other person has something better to do.

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Oh, my bad. I thought I heard somewhere that it was only for the same game. Well this makes it pretty darn useless system, unless the other person has something better to do.

Honestly what were they thinking when they put such a stupid limitation?

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If it wasn't limited, it would be useless altogether. Think about it for a second. What benefit would it bring to Valve to allow you to play your friend's or family member's games without any restrictions what-so-ever? Sure, you can argue that there is no point in that system then, but let's look at it from another perspective. We all know how limited a demo of a game is. You play it for a bit, starting somewhere in the middle, and then, after you're starting to get into the game, it ends and asks you to buy the game if you enjoyed it. With this system in place there's a workaround for that, i.e. you get your friend to share his library with you, you play a game you wanted or want to try out and you can start playing it from the start with your own profile and save files. Not to mention that if you buy the game, you can continue playing from where you last saved. I actually think it's a great system that Valve has implemented or are testing. Besides, don't expect to get a free game just because your friend or family member shared his game library with you.

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