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User Info: Digital_Del-boy

Digital_Del-boy
1 year ago#1
What on earth is this all about?

I own x number of games.

If i want i should be able to play x number of games all at once on my different laptops and computers if i want to.

Instead I'm limited to one game on just one device.

I often have a game running on the laptop whilst i play on the ps4 or xbox one. Was just to do the same thing with my new pc and the laptop but have been stopped in my tracks by this s***, keeps logging me out of one as i try to start the other.

Please tell me I'm being very thick and it's not an actually steam thing.

Because if it's not me are they saying I can't even play the games I've legally purchased using this piece of crap service.

Will be reporting this to UK trading standards in the hope steam sort it out,can see them being banned from trading in the uk if they keep these types of shenanigans up,

User Info: locky723

locky723
1 year ago#2
While I'm curious as well... Lol at your overreaction.
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User Info: GoldenSun3DS

GoldenSun3DS
1 year ago#3
Try setting one of the PCs offline.
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User Info: jakezing33

jakezing33
1 year ago#4
Digital_Del-boy posted...
Will be reporting this to UK trading standards in the hope steam sort it out,can see them being banned from trading in the uk if they keep these types of shenanigans up,

lol ok there
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User Info: kaho729

kaho729
1 year ago#5
There's such a thing as making two accounts

User Info: MrSprings

MrSprings
1 year ago#6
When you become more than one person you can justify playing more than one game at a time, until then, shut your hole.

User Info: ajxh

ajxh
1 year ago#7
kaho729 posted...
There's such a thing as making two accounts

And enable family sharing between the two accounts. Also, putting one in offline mode should do the trick, as well.

User Info: Rolen47

Rolen47
1 year ago#8
http://store.steampowered.com/promotion/familysharing

User Info: claytonbuckley

claytonbuckley
1 year ago#9
is this a real topic? i don't understand.

http://puu.sh/pNaLa/5684aa2205.jpg

Me literally playing 2 steam games at once on my PC. If you mean on separate PCs look into family sharing or use offline mode on one of the PCs.
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User Info: GoIrish80

GoIrish80
1 year ago#10
Go into offline mode on one of the PC's. Then you can play on multiple PC's unless, obviously, you want to play an online game on the offline mode PC.
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