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Steam now lets you hide your game shame

8 Aug 2014  by   Peter Parrish
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Feels good man.

The latest Steam client beta includes a face-saving new feature; the ability to shovel rubbish games away into a “hidden” category. Joining the Steam beta is a pretty simple affair, you just have to find the option to do so under Settings and then Account.

To hide any games you might be ashamed of, head to your library, right-click on the offending article and choose the ‘Set Categories’ option. There’ll be a little box in the bottom left hand corner for you to check if you wish to hide said game.

At long last, it’s possible to rid yourself of Aliens: Colonial Marines or be the ultimate taste-maker by hiding absolutely everything in your library except Dark Souls. If you have a change of heart, anything that you’ve hidden can still be found under the library tab “hidden.”

In other beta client news, Steam has been given a slightly new look. Or “neutralizing overall color palette” if you go by the update notes. In straightforward terms that means Steam has got a bit of a dark blue hue now, and seems to have a circular icon in the taskbar notification area which is, frankly, alarming. Change is frightening and confusing.

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  1. +1

    Have they added the ability to sort your library based on when games were added? Seriously, the service has been going for over a decade and people have gargantuan libraries, but we still can’t sort by how recently we acquired titles :(

    August 8, 2014 at 2:23 am
  2. The library in the beta client has been getting regular updates recently, including such things as being able to assign multiple categories to games. It’s good to see that at least one person at Valve has decided to put some work in to it.

    August 8, 2014 at 8:11 am

  3. Mark Gregory

    Here’s looking at you Alien: Colonial Marines hiding it is the next best thing next to damning it to the gates of hell.

    August 8, 2014 at 1:07 pm
  4. If I named the games I’m tempted to hide then I’d probably be banned from PC gaming for life…

    August 8, 2014 at 3:02 pm

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