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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.

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AbyssGravelord1076d 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!

cyclindk1076d ago (Edited 1076d ago )

Like what Micro was trying originally, but done right.

The Great Melon1076d ago (Edited 1076d 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.

dilawer1076d ago

I have seen this feature somewhere before can't put my finger on it.

aridectel1076d ago

you mean with the ps4 game share feature?

dilawer1076d ago

Yeah, totally the unique PS4 FAMILY sharing feature, which was admired by gamers all over the world.

ironfist921076d ago

Is there a time limit or any limit? Or can I basically play the entire game for free?

grahf1075d 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.

ironfist921075d 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?

grahf1075d ago (Edited 1075d 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.