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    Steam's Remote Play Together feature has been around for a little while now, giving players the chance to experience local multiplayer games with friends across the internet. So long as one person owns a copy of a game, they're able to stream it to another user's computer, where they'll be able to play with them, just as if they were in the same room together. The feature has seen some updates and bugfixes here and there, but today's latest patch sees something a little more interesting being added. Currently available in beta is Remote Play Together's Invite Anyone function, which lets a Steam user invite a non-Steam user to their session. Now, invite links can be generated and sent to players who don't have a Steam account at all--just so long as they have Steam or the Steam Link app installed on their device.

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  3. x65943

    x65943 the end is nigh, buy doge coin
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    Nice, although admittedly pretty much anyone I would want to play a game with has a steam account.

    Maybe this would be helpful for trying to set up impromptu game sessions with less tech savvy family members tho.
     
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  4. Plasmaster09

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    well this is going to be an interesting source of catastrophic Steam hacking discoveries
     
  5. Scott_pilgrim

    Scott_pilgrim Nyan-binary
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    If you don't have a steam account, why would you have the steam app?
     
  6. Seliph

    Seliph Bugsnax Advocate
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    Even though I imagine most people will already have Steam accounts this seems pretty dope since it means that people who don't own a certain game can play it with someone who does have it and they won't have to pay for it. Pretty neat!
     
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  7. CanIHazWarez

    CanIHazWarez GBAtemp Regular
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    I tried to use Remote Play on Saturday, forcing people to download steam/create an account. They said it was extremely pixelated anyway, so we ended up not using it.
     
  8. SuperDan

    SuperDan Im Aware ... Im Unaware
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    Sounds cool to me...! Most my old friends & family live in London & I've been in USA for 10 years now so it might be good if it actually works well...
     
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  9. Silent_Gunner

    Silent_Gunner Crazy Cool Cyclops
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    Yeah, I've tried Remote Play from one PC to another that couldn't run the game as smoothly. Both PCs were connected to the router via Ethernet, and while Soulcalibur 6 was playable well enough, with little input lag, the picture quality, even when set to "Best" could get pixellated at times.

    This is still a great development though, as someone who used Parsec to great results to play fighting games with an older brother of mine with results that he personally described as being as if he was playing the game perfectly fine at my house! :)
     
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  10. HarvHouHacker

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    Finally, I can play LEGO games with my buddy Doctor Timbrwulf! :D
     
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  11. XXLANCEXX

    XXLANCEXX GBAtemp Maniac
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    ....so parsec but steams version?
    Gotcha.
     
  12. mrcroket

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    If anyone wants to play local games online with good quality and nearly 0 latency, use parsec. It works much better than steam remote play and can be used in chrome.
     
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  13. The Real Jdbye

    The Real Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08
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    Latency between Europe and USA is very high in my experience. Too high for a good experience.
     
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