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You can finally hide your naughty games on Steam

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Valve released a Steam Beta update to bring in some tweaks to the shopping cart, and finally allowing you to properly set certain games as private so no one can snoop on your gaming habits.

For the shopping cart there's these new features:

  • Inline gifting - just in time for the holidays, you can now purchase gifts for multiple friends (and yourself) without having to make multiple purchases. Plus gift messaging has been simplified to speed up the checkout process.
  • One cart across all devices - items in your shopping cart will now follow you across all devices where you're signed in to Steam. Note that during the beta, the cart will only be accessible within the beta client.
  • Private purchasing - keeping your games private starts before you even make a purchase, so the new cart lets you mark a game as private before you check out.

The private feature isn't just for when purchasing though. You can also, once updated, set individual games as private so they will disappear for everyone else. That includes hiding your ownership, in-game status, playtime, and activity in that game. At last, you can finally enjoy all your naughty games in total peace.

All you have to do is right click -> manage -> mark as private in your Steam Library. Either in the games list, or on the bigger box-art pictures in the main part of your library.

You can do the same on Steam Deck if you're in the beta. Just go into the properties -> manage -> mark as private on any game in your library anywhere:

See the news post here.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Beta, Misc, Steam, Valve
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ArieTheFloof Dec 20, 2023
Think ill hide most of my games all 200 of them, wish me luck lol
Arehandoro Dec 20, 2023
Yay, I can finally masturbate with one hand like God intended! (Without my friends being able to comment in my achievements.)

P.S: This is trying to be a joke, but happy to remove if someone is offended or thinks is inappropriate.
whizse Dec 20, 2023
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I can't seem to find any GoL review of Love Ribbon. I guess it's an upcoming article?
jams3223 Dec 20, 2023
Iku iku ikuuuuuu!!!!!! Lol


Last edited by jams3223 on 20 December 2023 at 11:07 pm UTC
Cookies Dec 20, 2023
Anyone know how long does it usually take to go from beta to stable? I would like this feature but don't really want to mess with beta versions.
Bashy Dec 21, 2023
Quoting: CookiesAnyone know how long does it usually take to go from beta to stable? I would like this feature but don't really want to mess with beta versions.

I think it depends. If I remember right, the library rehaul was a few months until it went public. This should be small enough change that they could release it earlier, but who knows
StoneColdSpider Dec 21, 2023
Quoting: ArehandoroYay, I can finally masturbate with one hand like God intended! (Without my friends being able to comment in my achievements.)
I find it best to just not have friends so I can masturbate in peace while playing steam games........


Last edited by StoneColdSpider on 21 December 2023 at 2:24 am UTC
BlackBloodRum Dec 21, 2023
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Finally, I can set my steam online status to "online".
Linux_Rocks Dec 21, 2023




Linux_Rocks Dec 21, 2023
Oh, and I must say that I don't really care if people know that I play hentai games or other adult games. When I was playing Trap Shrine my buddy joked with me on Discord, but it was all in good fun. I told him that I like my traps extra trappy. XD

My one other friend lets his two teenage sons use his Steam to play games. I asked him if they've seen his hentai games, and he said probably. I said he should ask them, but he said that he doesn't wanna scar them. I told him that it'd build character. Plus I bought him a couple of them. lol
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