Just as Steam hits its tenth anniversary as a digital games distributer, Valve, the parent company, announces a brand new feature that could really change the digital landscape in gaming; family sharing.Steam Family Sharing will allow close friends and family members to share games by authorizing a shared computer. Although the games will be shared, each player will be able to earn their own Steam achievements and save their game progress to the Steam cloud.The service can be used with up to 10 steam enabled devices including the host pc. However, some games will not be available for this feature, such as any game with a third party authentication or sign on separate from Steam. This will include many games in the Massive Multiplayer Online genre that require specific registration.Patrick Klepek, from GiantBomb.com spoke on Steam’s idea in an article on their website. “The idea of sharing your digital games became a topic of conversation earlier this year as Microsoft flirted with the idea for Xbox One. As a result of its massive turnaround on DRM policies, however, these potentially progressive and interesting ideas were kicked down the road.”Valve has broached an interesting and compelling topic in the gaming industry dealing with how Digital Rights Management (DRM) is used, ways where regulations can be relaxed, and ways piracy can be stopped.. Valve has already detailed how it’s planning on stopping piracy in a very long and technical way, which can be simplified through a scenario.