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Hide your gaming shame with the latest Steam beta client
Posted: 11.08.2014 09:27 by nickhorth1 Comments: 2
We've all got shameful gaming secrets. Three weeks solid spent playing EVE Online? 300 hours in Skyrim? Actually played through Aliens: Colonial Marines? You don't want someone seeing exactly how much time you've wasted while pretending to be working/ill/asleep/not in, do you?

In the gaming equivalent of 'Incognito Mode', Steam's latest beta client allows you to keep several games in your library hidden, while still allowing you to play them whenever you want.

As always with beta client updates you'll have to sign up to test it, which you can find out how to do here. It's not a perfect system yet either - you can only hide games on your own computer, and they'll still show up if you have a public profile, but it seems likely that Valve will add an option in for profile privacy at a later date.

You can check out the full details of the latest client update over on the Steam community website.

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Comments

By Mindrax (SI Core) on Aug 11, 2014
Mindrax
Oh well :)
Why feel shame for being a gamer?!
By Hammerjinx (SI Core) on Aug 11, 2014
Hammerjinx
I get a gentle ribbing for the amount of hours I sank into Stronghold Kingdoms. The scorn is warranted, but to be fair, a lot of that was afk, and I had a smashed wrist that prevented me from playing most games adequately.

It would be kinda nice to be able to purge out detritus that you never want to see or hear from again.