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duderdave
duderdave

Good report. Very nicely done. Comprehensive and informative. I'm sure we will learn more about what you can and cannot do/share as this moves forward.

qewretrytuyiuoi
qewretrytuyiuoi

And Valve show the competition how to please its customers once again.  Other companies really need to stand up and take note *cough* EA *cough* , make your customers happy and they will spend more, piss them off and they wont buy your stuff.

RT-XD
RT-XD

So let's say I'm sharing my account with 2 people. Can they both access it at once? Or is it just person borrowing at a time? 

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

Hmm, I'll wait until the service is up and stable. 8-\

DukeMagnum
DukeMagnum

haha good, now PC gamers can share their library of 358 $2.99 games that they don't play with other PC gamers who won't play them.

Dirk_McHardpeck
Dirk_McHardpeck

Total lack of LOLz in this video makes me sad. Bad Gamespot hosts, BAD!

fuiseh
fuiseh

chris's shirt. i want one.

barrybarryk
barrybarryk

Way to completely miss the point GS

You can only share preinstalled games, as in if you want to share your games with someone that uses a PC you don't use, they'll still need to log into your account to install the games and activate sharing.

It's not that different to just basic account sharing

vadagar1
vadagar1

with all its crap steam is still a pretty solid way to sell and buy games and trade stuff 

garysingh34
garysingh34

I wonder whether publishers/ developers had a say on this?

blast880
blast880

Lol didnt m$ already try to do this? Cool copied feature I guess...

ivanmallia
ivanmallia

Steam is the only one that really helps PC gaming move forward.

ahmad1080
ahmad1080

any Steam on Xbox or PS4 ???

xxYetterxx
xxYetterxx

I was pretty sure I knew how this all worked until I saw this video and these guys kept talking about '10 devices'.  Now I don't get it at all

jaifrecap
jaifrecap

If it's by device and not by account, what if I share with 9 friends and myself and my computer breaks and need to replace it. Will I be locked out of my own steam library of games?

salvucci91
salvucci91

Kevin's like, "I don't know about these newer guys." lol

tu2pac
tu2pac

Kevin, are you going to review FF XIV ARR?

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

Kevin needs to get back on his diet and work out again.  He gained a lot of his weight back.

Verenti
Verenti

It's so close and yet so far. Ultimately if I say to a friend "hey try out this game" and I have to paralyse my system to let them play a game, then likely I will not be using the system very much.

travo0159
travo0159

If kevin was unable to use his hands whilst talking, would he still be able to talk?

riotinto876
riotinto876

Shoutouts to titan quest on that library, great game.

pidow
pidow

@DukeMagnum I am a pc gamer and my library consists of over 375 games and  I have played all, and I mean all of them.  Only a rich person or someone who has money to waste do not play all of the game.

crix01
crix01

@barrybarryk Are you sure?

"Want to play this game?

See a family member's installed game that you want to play? Send them a request to authorize the computer. Once authorized, the lender's library of Steam games become available for others on the machine to access, DOWNLOAD and play."

I think it only means "you the owner" have to install the game first to make it legible for sharing.

Keivz_basic
Keivz_basic

@barrybarryk Wow, really? Thanks for clearly that up. I was thinking that it was more of a sophisticated username/password sharing system. But with the preinstall limitation it's pretty worthless to me.

loafofgame
loafofgame

@garysingh34 That's a good question. Although I don't think sharing will hurt sales that much. You share your entire library, so you can only play a game if the person sharing isn't playing. This'll probably leave a small window to actually play someone else's games, unless friends live very far apart. I think people will try out certain games they otherwise wouldn't have bought anyway and if they really like them they'll probably buy them, because they want control over when they play... But maybe I'm being too optimistic.

snaketus
snaketus

@blast880 Actually get your facts together before run here defend MS.

Bhemont
Bhemont

@xxYetterxx You can share your library with 10 other devices.  What's there not to understand? 

crix01
crix01

@jaifrecap If you're the owner of the account you can login wherever you want. You don't lock your account to a device, just the shared library.

Crouteru
Crouteru

@ChiefFreeman That's really rude to make comments like that. It's none of our business and certainly has no place here.

CyrenII
CyrenII

@ChiefFreeman Is that what you've come to Gamespot to do? Sound like an asshole and police the diets of others? Go to a men's health forum and do it there. Kevin is a handsome sunnuva, and you can't handle it.

sscaling
sscaling

@pidow @DukeMagnum Pretty sure he means you don't play them ANYMORE. I've got a bunch of old PS1 games lying around that I loved, but now I don't play them anymore. I could share them, but most people aren't gonna care to play them.
 

I don't think that applies here, since it includes all your NEW games as well, but sometimes even trolls need translation :)

barrybarryk
barrybarryk

@Keivz_basic "You can either locally enable sharing in Account Settings, with Family Sharing & Devices, or remotely respond to a user’s Steam request to share your previously installed games via email."

I'm afraid so, that's how it reads to me, the "previously installed" is right in the FAQ

ivanmallia
ivanmallia

@Vojtass @ivanmallia I said REALLY helps... Steam is worldwide, great prices, great service, mobile app, it's a community, where people trade, give advice and discuss, plus share mods.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

Take a look at Kevin from two years ago. He lost 90 lbs in a year and looked amazing. He's probably gained back at least 50 lbs of it. And check his blog about it, dated from about July 2011. He said "he was never going back" to his old weight. Obviously, he didn't keep that promise.

Eraldus
Eraldus

@tu2pac @ChiefFreeman Because saying something to someone, as means of health-care, is being a jerk...

Get the hell outta here prick

Vojtass
Vojtass

@ivanmallia @Vojtass CDP and GOG.com REALLY helps PC gaming. Both are worldwide. If you can't appreciate things like DRM-free policy, long support, fair prices without region block, a lot of additional goodies, free DLC, official toolkits etc. then you're not true PC gamer.

Crouteru
Crouteru

@ChiefFreemanI doubt Kevin appreciates your scrutiny. I think he looks amazing. Not everyone likes thin people.

Eraldus
Eraldus

@JBStone1981 So what? He didn't mean to be a jerk with that statement... I would consider it as a jer if he said "OMG YOU'RE A FATASS GO LOSE SOME WEIGTH, YOU FAT PIG!"

JBStone1981
JBStone1981

@Eraldus @tu2pac @ChiefFreeman Yeah, because Kevin counts ChiefFreeman among his closest and most trusted friends, so his broaching the subject here in this deeply personal setting is likely to set him right.