560°
Submitted by Vyralize 657d ago | news

Steam Family Sharing beta allows you to lend your games to friends

Vyralize: Steam has announced its Family Sharing beta program which allows users to share their Steam downloaded content with friends and family, just like you would with physical discs. (Gaming, Steam)

AbyssGravelord  +   657d ago
This is going to be a great feature. I have friends who own hundreds of games I wanted to try before I buy and now I'll get the chance!
cyclindk  +   657d ago
Like what Micro was trying originally, but done right.
#1.1 (Edited 657d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
The Great Melon  +   656d ago
Moochers rejoice! Now my all my stingy friends are going hitting me up for my library of games (steam says I am a "Director of Acquisitions") despite them owning only a couple. This isn't a one way street...

Regardless, it's a great feature to see arise in digital media. I hope these kind of policies spill over into other services beyond gaming.
#1.2 (Edited 656d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
dilawer  +   657d ago
I have seen this feature somewhere before can't put my finger on it.
aridectel  +   657d ago
you mean with the ps4 game share feature?
dilawer  +   657d ago
Yeah, totally the unique PS4 FAMILY sharing feature, which was admired by gamers all over the world.
ironfist92  +   656d ago
Is there a time limit or any limit? Or can I basically play the entire game for free?
grahf  +   656d ago
The only limit is 2 people can't play the game simultaneously. If you're borrowing a game from your grandma, and she logs in and starts to play, your session will end within a few minutes.
ironfist92  +   655d ago
So we cant play the same game simultaneously? Or I cant play the game whilst theyve logged into steam, regardless of what game theyre playing or doing anything else?
grahf  +   655d ago
CAN A FRIEND AND I SHARE A LIBRARY AND BOTH PLAY AT THE SAME TIME?
No, a shared library may only be accessed by one user at a time.

Source : http://store.steampowered.c...

So I was wrong in my original post.
#3.1.2 (Edited 655d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Samsung Gear VR Now Available To Pre-Order in Canada

1h ago - VRFocus reports on news from Samsung that the Samsung Gear VR is now available to pre-order onlin... | Gadgets
20°

Apple opens the Apple Music floodgates

1h ago - It’s been a long time coming, but today, Apple is pushing out its latest update to iOS (8.4) ushe... | Services
Ad

Filmwatch Contest Details

Now - Come celebrate the upcoming Jurassic World with us on Filmwatch and win cool prizes. | Promoted post
10°

HTC Talks Vive, Valve Partnership and More

1h ago - VRFocus delivers an interview with HTC talking about the upcoming Vive head-mounted display (HMD)... | Gadgets
20°

SamuraiVR Unveil Sting Virtua HMD

1h ago - SamuraiVR unveil Sting Virtua head-mounted display for virtual reality PC gaming. Shown at the Ab... | Gadgets
10°

Crytek on VR: 'People should not be forced to buy one type' of Input Device

1h ago - VRFocus reports on the suggestion that Crytek doesn't feel consumers should be 'forced' to buy a... | Gadgets