okay i hadnt been back to this for a while, but i see some responses that still make me face palm...
You guys... I dont understand what you dont understand... its like talking to customer service.
I had never used steam before... had no idea what it was
I went to a store and bought 2 different games.
I came home and handed one to my wife and installed one myself.
I made a steam account and registered my game to my "name"
Wife asks if she should just put her (different game) on my account i just made...
I said sure, because i was under the impression that i was REGISTERING a game that you just play offline (like everything else ive encountered, except MMOs)
Suddenly I realize the mistake when we both cant play our own games at the same time...
I call steam and have HER game put on her account and keep mine on mine...
There... problem solved right?
IF i were to go buy ANOTHER steam game (dont worry i never will) Whos account should i put it on...?
If i put it on hers.... She cant play her old game if im playing the new one...
If i put it on my account, she cant play it if i want to play my old game...
SOOOOOO to save myself the decision of what fricking game goes where... i wont buy anymore steam games...
THAT will solve my problem.
I keep hearing mentions of OFFLINE mode and i could go look into it more, but if i were to say...
Start up "Game A" then go to Offline mode to play
can my wife go launch "Game B" (on my account) on her computer?
Lastly you guys that are just like "Well thats the way it is, deal with it"
Really kinda tick me off... No one should have that mentality. I understand the "Life isnt fair" mantra
but i dont understand why consumers should just accept being tea bagged because some pirate somewhere
stole money from Developers (new sim city comes to mind)...
Im not saying everyone should be able to log into the same account at the same time.. because YES obviously that does sound stupid. but if you had actually read my suggestions before shooting me down as an idiot (that needed to read (irony)) I gave examples of EASY ways to be inclusive of multiple gamer homes... ACCOUNT LINKING.
I dont see any problem with linking accounts of VERIFIED individuals. you can say OHH THATS SO EXPENSIVE FOR THEM WAH WAH WAH. Really? does it cost them 50 bucks to look at a faxed marriage license and link two accounts? Cause it sure as hell will cost me an extra fifty bucks to buy the game twice. >.< Maybe they can use all the money they saved (by not having to make packaging) to pay someone to link authentic accounts... lord knows they dont pass their savings onto you otherwise.
And yes i still buy games at the store. Theyre the same price and I can run to my corner store, by a disc, (with cash if i want) drive home AND get it installed faster than downloading it (proven by experiment with diablo 3)
Im just pointing a flaw with a a system that you all happily accept because you are not faced with the same situation. Never the less i know you all remember the days of playing a console game with your friends. You plugged in a couple remotes and you and your buddy played the day away. Now, More and more (solely in regard to console gaming), you can only do that with two copies of the game... and in two seperate houses. You really shouldnt be okay with the way the videogame industry is developing. its a multi BILLION dollar a year empire that just keeps wanting more. =(
Theyve lost my money and i could have been a paying customer (12 video game systems and a 100-300 dollar a month gaming budget). Ooopsies on you.
im totally just going to buy another playstation, set one up on my wife's desk and one on mine... hook them up to our HD 29 inch monitors and happily pass disks back and forth all day. OH OH, we could plug TWO controllers into the SAME PS3 and play a game TOGETHER (someone call the software pirate police)! wouldnt that be neat!?
You guys arent gonna think this is funny when you have teenage kids who want to play everything you play
but youll have to buy 4 copies of the same game so you, your wife and your two kids can all play games in your home... yay 200 dollar games (50x4)
wow... im old and jaded. HA!
Edited by Oregon Canucky, 07 March 2013 - 05:24 PM.