Category: Steam

Steam Announces Family Sharing

Steam Family Sharing

Steam has given it’s users something they’ve been asking about for a long time now: sharing their game library. With the beta coming soon, people will soon be able to share their library with friends and family members to play. There are a few stipulations to this as you’d expect. Namely: Two accounts can’t use a single library at the same time. If I’m playing Portal 2 and my friend who I’ve shared my library with wants to play Awesomenauts, he’ll have to wait. Likewise if he’s playing Awesomenauts via my shared library and I decide to play Portal 2, he will be given notification that he has a few minutes to either purchase the game or quit playing.

It’s really a great feature and with up to 10 devices allowed access to your shared library at a time, I don’t forsee any issues with it not being enough unless you’re trying to share your library with your entire clan or entire guild – in which case you’ve missed the point of “friends and family.”

There’s currently a topic in the forums discussing this upcoming feature. Be sure to check out the official Steam Family Sharing page.

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Blood Bowl

Blood Bowl

Inspired by the Warhammer Fantasy world, Blood Bowl is an ultra-violent combination of strategy and sports games. I’ve been playing this game a bit and it’s definitely a thinking man’s game. It’s got 23 races to choose from and is based loosely on American Football (should be obvious). It’s played between two teams fielding 11 at a time and the objective is to score more touchdowns than the other team – or by literally eliminating the other team’s players. You can play in real-time or more of a turn-based strategy mode.

Blood Bowl is no doubt hard at first and requires some hours of practice, a lot of reading and understanding of rules and dice rolls to get good at it. It’s a bit slow paced but like many other strategy games its fun and rewarding in many ways. The possibilities of online league play are similar to a Madden game. In addition to just playing it and enjoying the game itself, coaching and growing your own team can be rewarding as well. Check it out here on Steam.

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Steam Holiday Sale Begins

Steam Holiday Sale

Today’s the first day in Steam’s Holiday Sale for 2012. It lasts until January 5th and just in case the world ends tomorrow you may want to look at the games that are on sale today!

  • Hitman: Absolution – 50% off
  • Prince of Persian series – 75% off individual titles
  • Wargame – European Escalation – 75% off
  • Mirror’s Edge – 75% off
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited – 33% off
  • Borderlands 2 – 50% off
  • Borderlands GOTY – 75% off

In addition to these “daily” sales there will be flash sales that last for a matter of hours, so keep checking back! Apologize to your wallets for me.

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