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15. Re: Steam Guard Beta Mar 6, 2011, 19:24 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 6, 2011, 10:07:

So far I have not seen too many features that Steam implemented that would not be beneficial to the users. You guys are speculating too much here with the DRM and all that. All Steam was talking about was implementing this hardware lock to access your account info, not your games. Steam Cloud service and games locked to 1 PC only goes totally against each other so I don't see Steam implement anything like that.
Not to mention Steam Guard is not mandatory, it is a feature if you want it, enable it, if not then carry on.

"Steam Guard is available to third parties to incorporate into their own applications through Steamworks."

That's from Valve's announcement. While yes, Steam Guard may provide added security to people who decide to use it, it is ALSO going to be available for publishers to use as hardware based DRM, and it would defeat the purpose if this aspect of Steam Guard could be opted out of.

What is hard to understand about this?
 
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