Morning Discussion

Brain melted into slush by fever. No thinking. Look, links:

One indie developer discovers that selling 100,000 copies of your game means you have 100,000 customers and, as we all know, customers sap your will to live. Though they do give you money, which can be quite handy at times.

It's like a party in my mouth! Bring your own booze, sweat, fags and vomit.

The letter of a kamikaze pilot.

A dubbed English version of 'Kooky,' a Czech film featuring design work by Jakud Dvorský of Samorost series and Machinarium developer Amanita, is on its way. As you might imagine, it's a wee bit gorgeous.

Shacker and Man of Games kungfusquirrel ponders how Steam is kind of pants for families who wish to share their games and what might be done.

Learn a little about cephalopod eyes. Convergent evolution in action, chums.

From The Chatty
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    January 18, 2011 5:04 AM

    I liked the Steam/family problem article. My wife and I both have steam accounts, and we've had that problem. One potential solution is to have unique id for each game, but that's a PITA.

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      January 18, 2011 5:23 AM

      Yeah I've got 2 accounts and 2 computers and steam is a pile of shit when it comes to this.

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        January 18, 2011 5:49 AM

        Yeah I have two accounts too... I like to keep my work gaming and private gaming separate

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        January 18, 2011 6:13 AM

        Honestly a lot of my anger would be subdued with saving more than one password at a time.

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      January 18, 2011 5:54 AM

      Woo, I'm glad I'm not the only one.

      We both want to play Civ 5. We haven't bought it yet because we can't decide who gets it first, haha

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        January 18, 2011 6:13 AM

        (obviously the answer is me, but I'm trying to be diplomatic about it)

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        January 18, 2011 6:42 AM

        Install it on both machines, run one in offline mode.

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          January 18, 2011 8:25 AM

          could not play games together then though right? unless the game has LAN play

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      January 18, 2011 5:59 AM

      yeah, it's a pain

      at least you can install steam and SP games on two computers and set one to offline mode (dunno if it is legal though)

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        January 18, 2011 8:00 AM

        I think it's not legal... :(

        "You may not reveal, share or otherwise allow others to use your password or Account. You agree that you are personally responsible for the use of your password and Account and for all of the communication and activity on Steam that results from use of your login name and password. You may not sell or charge others for the right to use your Account, or otherwise transfer your Account."


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      January 18, 2011 6:18 AM

      Share passwords? That's what we do. This hasn't really been a problem.

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        January 18, 2011 7:23 AM

        But then who gets the Steam account in the divorce?

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          January 18, 2011 8:26 AM

          would need to sort it out in the prenup

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      January 18, 2011 7:35 AM

      Or you both have seperate accounts and buy a copy of the game per account.

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      January 18, 2011 8:13 AM

      Steam need a windows home server client, that allows you to play games over the local network, this way you could have 3 computers each playing a different game with one id

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