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

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Aug 14, 2019 at 8:20 PM.

  1. Fusion

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    A Game Bang if you will :ninja:
     
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  2. Pipistrele

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    >can be used to generate recommendations =)
     
  3. Kubas_inko

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    Well, that's pretty ... useless.
     
  4. shinrukus

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    This update may help someone, but I quite often buy games on multiple systems... because when i'm not home, I may still wanna play Street Fighter V, or Call of Duty, and thankfully now Madden lol.
     
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    Steam is the only one of these sites that "suggest" me purchases that I actually take seriously and look at the recommendations. They REALLY try to make the algo relevant, which I like.
     
  6. FAST6191

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    To think there was all that controversy about Epic doing a little scan. Guess if you give it up willingly...
     
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    Pretty cool stuff :P
     
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    I forgot
    I mean, there's a MASSIVE difference between scanning my directories, copying private information, and encrypting it for their own use without my consent and just clicking a checkbox voluntarily? There is literally no comparison to be made here between the shit EGS pulled and this :rolleyes: The data EGS stole didn't just contain games you owned, but your friend's list on Steam, what you played last, how long you played XYZ etc etc.

    As to the news, meh. I never look at my Steam recommendations or anything so not of much use to me, but I guess that's nice.
     
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  9. Xzi

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    Stealing a quote from elsewhere,

    "Steam and GOG: acknowledges people have preferences and encourages people to buy on the store of their choice

    Epic: doesn't want you to have a choice"
     
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    Right here on good ol' planet Earth!
    This is a good feature. When I get Steam, I'll look into this!
     
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    Epic: We use spyware and rootkits so we can find out what games you have on your HDDs! Also, we're too stupid to implement a shopping cart!
     
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  12. DarthDub

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    I uh don't get this feature. Just get a bigger HDD, they're cheap.
     
  13. Xzi

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    Err...this feature is for making sure Steam doesn't recommend games you already own on uPlay, GOG, etc. It has nothing to do with install sizes, unless perhaps you want to buy and install the same game twice over.
     
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    We need an ad-blocker for Steam.
     
  15. DarthDub

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    Ah, okay. Thanks for the clarification!
     
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  16. Bladexdsl

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    this system is fucked and it contradicts itself. for instance if you have tags ignored but Because you've played games tagged with or wishlist a game that has similar tags as it or steam thinks it's relevant to you than it will still show you the game even if you told steam to ignore it's tags! :wtf:
     
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  17. Ominous66521

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    People will buy the game again on steam anyway for 60fps
     
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