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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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BlackBloodRum Dec 21, 2023
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Quoting: Linux_RocksOh, 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
Worse: They've been playing them without him knowing!
drjoms Dec 21, 2023
Quoting: ArieTheFloofP.S: This is trying to be a joke, but happy to remove if someone is offended or thinks is inappropriate.
HOW DARE YOU?! its 2023, almost [current year] - don't you know adult jokes are outlawed, because someone will always be offended?
fenglengshun Dec 21, 2023
A bit late, but sure. Makes it more convenient since I don't have to enable Invisible to not bother others with what I'm playing.
slaapliedje 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.)

P.S: This is trying to be a joke, but happy to remove if someone is offended or thinks is inappropriate.
Spank it 'til ya make it! That is what I always say!
Phlebiac Dec 21, 2023
Glad to hear they are finally fixing the shopping cart so it's tied to your account instead of your session.
BlackBloodRum Dec 21, 2023
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Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: ArehandoroYay, 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.
Spank it 'til ya make it! That is what I always say!
Well, there's always more where that came from!
pb Dec 21, 2023
Quoting: BlackBloodRumWorse: They've been playing them without him knowing!

As a teen, I had a slightly younger neighbour who also had an Amiga and we've been borrowing games from each other. That one time I borrowed Hollywood Poker from his collection and a few days later his dad came knocking that he wanted his game back. Fortunately I've managed to finish it by then.
Pengling Dec 21, 2023
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Meanwhile, I'm the only one of GOL's ladies who has even dared to venture near this thread, and I sincerely regret it - you all are filthy menfolk, you really are.
pb Dec 21, 2023
Quoting: PenglingMeanwhile, I'm the only one of GOL's ladies who has even dared to venture near this thread, and I sincerely regret it - you all are filthy menfolk, you really are.

So you don't play yuri games or just don't feel the need to hide it? ;-)
Pengling Dec 21, 2023
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Quoting: pbSo you don't play yuri games or just don't feel the need to hide it? ;-)
And I'm regretting it even more now... BlackBloodRum dared me to venture in here - he has a lot to answer for!

Anyone got any mind-bleach?
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