Steam now has a feature that lets you manually hide games you own on other platforms

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    If you play a lot of games, there's a good chance you own multiple different platforms, and have an extensive library of titles across your systems. The biggest PC storefront, Steam, seems to understand this, as they've just updated their store pages with a new feature that allows players to mark games as already owned on other platforms. Now, you can stop seeing constant advertisements or recommendations on Steam's home page for games you've already purchased and played on consoles, without putting the game in your ignore list. All you need to do for this is visit any game page on Steam, hover over the ignore tab, and check "played on another platform". Doing this will remove the specified game from your recommendations, but will use it to recommend you other, similar games you might not have tried yet.

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  1. SkittleDash

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    If I did this, I'm pretty sure I'd start seeing only tons of the still growing hentai games since that's pretty much all there'd be left... lol
     
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    Great Update! I'm always slightly annoyed/amused when I see ads for things I just bought that I'm about to play. and I also have vr software and no vr
     
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    If I do this for every game on steam, does that mean I get zero ads?
     
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    In the time it'd take to mark every game as owned on Steam, 1,000 more half-baked trash games would release.
     
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    Oho you underestimate how committed I can be when it comes to futile things
     
  6. MythicalData

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    Next level adblocking
     
  7. Sonic Angel Knight

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    But what if i want to be notified of games I do own on other consoles so I can buy again on steam? :P

    Because we do that sometimes right? :ninja:
     
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    Cool stuff. Since this is about steam and this news is not likely to hit the front page, the Epic Store will not have the ability to preload Borderlands 3, a feature Steam had for years and the fact that Epic claimed it will get more features like Steam. Just thought I'd mention as it's slightly relevant.
     
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    bah they need to fix the system itself before adding features. for instance i keep getting recommendation of games i don't want to see (like VR) even though i have specifically told steam to hide these games from view using the VR tag and also games in other languages!
     
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    No idea about the languages thing but for VR there's a setting for it:
    upload_2019-8-14_20-36-10.
     
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    i have done all that i even have it in the tags to exclude still they appear

    no matter what you do it will still show you the popular, new or TRENDING titles to try and get you into them. it's fucking annoying :glare:
     
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    Expect that to be its own thread--I'm just backlogged on news due to bird-related situations... :ha:
     
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    Ha, suck it Epic game store!!
    I don't really care EGS stuff, I just feel confrontational today... Cool feature though, totes gonna use it.
     
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    "Try the new co-op mode!"
     
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    "Play with up to 16 players!"
     
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    I wonder if someone could wrote a script to automate this?
     
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