News Steam Spy to shut over new privacy settings

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  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    It was really done because weebs were embarrassed by their game libraries.
     
  3. jb0

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    Naw, as someone with some embarassing titles in my library(japanophilic and otherwise), I want more granularity. All-or-nothing is too brute-force, and it lets your friends know you have something to hide. They may not know if I'm ashamed of Clicker Heroes, Nekopara, or *shudder* Call of Duty, but they know I'm ashamed of SOMETHING. And when a holiday rolls around, they can't see my wishlist to buy me things.

    Hiding playtime is a weak substitute for granularity, designed to let people pretend they don't play embarrassing titles without offering the option to actually hide those titles. "Yeah, Hunie Cam Studio was a gag gift, I didn't actually play it for 903 hours. What do you mean I should unhide my playtime?"

    (I will neither confirm nor deny the presence of any of the above-named titles in my library.)
     
  4. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Unless someone is stupid enough to use their real name on steam or link to it on some stalker site like facebook no one will ever know who you are, so what is there to be embarrassed about?
     
  5. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    The overlap of "friends online" and "friends in meatspace" is generally nonzero.
     
  6. Anfield

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    If you are close enough to someone in real life to tell them that your steam account is StupidPun69 or whatever you will also be close enough to know how they will react, so no danger there.
     
  7. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I now declare this the Most Embarrassing Thing in your Steam Library thread.

    Mine is probably... Postal 2? I don't even remember buying it, but it's there.
     
  8. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    I own Dark Souls II and its Season Pass, only for the developer to drop a significantly improved version of the game a couple months after I had bought it on steam (and yes, I own the improved version as well), what an embarrassing waste of money.
     
  9. DeckerdBR

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    House Party, some how for 20 hours of 'play' time... even thoung I only originally bought it as a 2 fingers (pardon the lewd pun) to censorship.
     
  10. mi1ez

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    Ah, so this will by steamleft is no more too.
     
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