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[Steam] Steam Announces Family Sharing

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September 11, 2013 – Steam Family Sharing, a new service feature that allows close friends and family members to share their libraries of Steam games, is coming to Steam, a leading platform for the delivery and management of PC, Mac, and Linux games and software. The feature will become available next week, in limited beta on Steam

http://store.steampowered.com/news/11436/

Note: it won't work with games with third party keys (GWFL, uplay, ect), or ones with subscriptions or third party accounts
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Finally!!!!!

Was hoping something like this would come up!
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It's about time. Now they just need to add a thing where you can sell your games in the market place when you get bored of them.
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It's about time. Now they just need to add a thing where you can sell your games in the market place when you get bored of them.

I suspect that the current card trading system they have is a test for this exact feature. Make sure the trading works with items with almost no value before implementing it for game libraries.
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Is that mean I can transfer game from one account to next one ?
Because I bought skyrim by mistake on wrong account instead of my main account and every time I play skyrim I have to switch account which is annoying
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Is that mean I can transfer game from one account to next one ?
Because I bought skyrim by mistake on wrong account instead of my main account and every time I play skyrim I have to switch account which is annoying

Same for me with Borderlands 2, I'd really like to know if this is the case.
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That explains the massive update yesterday to Steam. When I seen it I wondered if it was for their up and coming Sharing.....glad it was!
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Is that mean I can transfer game from one account to next one ?
Because I bought skyrim by mistake on wrong account instead of my main account and every time I play skyrim I have to switch account which is annoying

Yup, just link the accounts and you won't have to swap between them anymore.
    
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Wonder why they decided to go with authorized computer instead of just sharing with another user. Probably security reasons.
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wheee.gif

Is it a simple trade? So my lil bro can play my game and I can play his, or we can play the same game together?
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Once a device is authorized, the lender's library of Steam games becomes available for others on the machine to access, download, and play. Though simultaneous usage of an account’s library is not allowed, the lender may always access and play his games at any time. If he decides to start playing when a friend is borrowing one of his games, the friend will be given a few minutes to either purchase the game or quit playing.

Still pretty cool.
Edited by Aparition - 9/11/13 at 11:04am
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wheee.gif

Is it a simple trade? So my lil bro can play my game and I can play his, or we can play the same game together?

"Once a device is authorized, the lender's library of Steam games becomes available for others on the machine to access, download, and play. Though simultaneous usage of an account’s library is not allowed, the lender may always access and play his games at any time. If he decides to start playing when a friend is borrowing one of his games, the friend will be given a few minutes to either purchase the game or quit playing."


It says simultaneous usage of an accounts library is not allowed, I hope that just means of 1 game, as in 2 people can't play the same game at the same time, and not the entire account
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