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Steam Game Sharing Planned?

A thread on NeoGAF notes some code in the new Steam beta suggesting Valve is planning to allow Steam users to select games to share with a circle of friends. This is confirmed on Kotaku, where they say Valve has not yet responded to the report (not a shock since their story went up at 3:00 am on the west coast). Here is the code in question:

"SteamUI_JoinDialog_SharedLicense_Title" "Shared game library"
"SteamUI_JoinDialog_SharedLicenseLocked_OwnerText" "Just so you know, your games are currently in use by %borrower%. Playing now will send %borrower% a notice that it's time to quit."
"SteamUI_JoinDialog_SharedLicenseLocked_BorrowerText" "This shared game is currently unavailable. Please try again later or buy this game for your own library."

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51. Re: Steam Game Sharing Planned? Jun 19, 2013, 16:11 Theo
 
Verno wrote on Jun 19, 2013, 14:48:
I think his point wasn't that the Xbox One wouldn't let you share games, just that it will require about a million asterisks attached. Microsoft itself isn't very clear on the details, there's a lot of back and forth going around about what qualifies as a friend, what kind of sharing can be done (SP vs MP games) and if it's even intended for anything but family.

Anyways it's too early to say how anything will compare, I doubt the publishers would allow Steam to do too much, much of Steams protection is based on publisher demand.

base line policy is here,http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/license

i have to say - other than the retarded phone home shit (that i think is probably needed for various bits of the flexibility) seem ok.

dont get me wrong; rather they stuck with the status quote, but its not that different to the way i use steam, i dont tend to keep my whole libary installed (i cant its fucking huge), and i dont really do my gaming on the road, so my steam is always signed in.

 
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