Bless me, Gaben, for I have sinned. In a moment of weakness I turned off the adult content filters in my Steam search, and now my game library has been tainted by the shame of tender, undulating flesh rendered in Unreal Engine. But fear not, fellow naughty gamers: Steam will soon let you hide those titles you’d rather not let your friends and family see if they happen to stray near your battlestation… assuming you’re not actively playing them at the time, of course.
Steam’s more laissez-faire attitude towards explicitly sexual content in its gigantic and ever-growing digital storefront does present some issues for those who’d like to share their libraries with others in their household, or just show what they’ve been playing on their profile. The latest beta build you can mark any and all games as “private” on your account, hiding them from public and friends lists for both your game library, your in-game status, activities like achievements, and your playtime (give it a rest, geez!). This is a pretty huge improvement over Steam’s previous all-or-nothing approach to player privacy, though you did have the option to hide individual games in your library page.