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The game borrowing feature is still up in the air, though there are some talks that it might be coming as they push Steam more towards living room lately.
Currently the game is tied to your account, and you have to buy and gift another license for your son on his account. You can let your son play using your account on his computer, but the downside is, at the time he’s playing, you can’t open your account on your computer to play other games.
I think that once Steambox arrive, we might be able to see a family account, where the games from every members of the family might be shareable between each of them. But this model might push the pricing model higher in the long run.
Now here’s a good idea…:
Shoutout to Valve:
Make a subscription of family accounts (started with 2-3 individual accounts in a single family account) with each additional accounts tied to the family to have an additional charge (maximum of 5 individual accounts in a single family account). If the subscription pricing is fair, there might be lots of people interested in it.
Let the family members able to share their game to each other, moving their game license directly into the others account therefore they no longer have access to the game but the other family member can play it. Or to put their individual game on the family account instead, with the family account only being accessible through Steambox (hence the central account would be in living room).
Make family account to be free for the 1st year for those who buy Steambox. This might push the idea to user base easier.
Every single PC gamer in the world are wondering what sort of Valve’s secret-contingency-plan-if-they-go-under that they hide under their vault. I believe they put this in the same box with HL3.
Joking aside, Valve might have some life to it yet, at least for another 5 years and more. Previously I thought the biggest threat to Valve would be coming from Microsoft (Windows), but with the reveal of Xbox One, I think Microsoft haven’t get their act together just yet.
The greatest danger it would be to Valve is if Microsoft all of a sudden managed to fuse all 3 platforms they own (Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox Live) into a single service. And with it they might be able to roll out a single unified marketplace that managed to combine Windows Software, Windows Phone Apps, Xbox and Windows Games under one roof. With the single marketplace in place, it would be perfectly reasonable if Microsoft would reject every software that have In-App transaction, such as Steamworks or Origin out from their environment.
I believe that’s the reason why GabeN trying to push Steam toward Linux direction. With the announcement of Windows 8, Microsoft has already lay the stone on the pathway towards fusing their platform. For Gabe, it’s better to start moving away from Windows environment now rather than getting the boot suddenly somewhere down the line. Macs is certainly not a viable option, since Apple have the tightest environment even more than Microsoft. So in other words, for the next 5 years Valve will most likely still stay around, but, we might not game it in a PC anymore, which brings up the next question, if it’s no longer a PC, is it viable to call it as a console instead?
No mention of Baldur’s Gate?
That’s a sacrilege…
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Well, in Jakarta, Samsung brand has been supported by a large quantity of mid range phone that everyone’s flocking to get. Therefore the high end product like S4 ends up easier to be recognized as well.
And to make matters worse, HTC doesn’t have any good representatives there for years now, their sole distributor over there is just awful, and saturated by other products they carry (they also carry Autodesk software IIRC) I doubt HTC One has enter the market there as well.
I think the only downside is how the One resolve image blurring on the background. Which can be seen in the tree trunk picture and statue close-up. Those look almost bokeh, but not quite.
Word only Apple may use: Chamfer…
Umm.. the One is 4.7"