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For those with OCD and like a clean Steam Library, or those who are so fed up with a game's presence they want to banish it forever from their account, Steam has quietly introduced the option for users to delete games they own.

Discovered recently by a NeoGAF user, the option is available in the help menu of the Steam client. Clicking on a game you own brings up a page where "I want to permanently remove this game from my account" now is an option.

Steam will then ask you to carefully review your decision and then click "I want to permanently remove this game from my account" to do so. Checking that option doesn't just pull it out of your Steam Library - it deletes your ownership of it, so think about that carefully.
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EDIT : Ok I tried it with a game.

When you delete the game it is gone and you need to rebuy it if you want to play again.

Also another thing I noticed.

Lets say you bought a developer package game with 25+ games. If you want to delete 1 of them, then you will also have to delete the other 24 games.

For example if you buy Borderlands 1-2 bundle and want to delete Borderlands 1 permanentaly, than Borderlands 2 is being erased as well.

EDIT : This is a terrible feature. Needs to be removed. Simple HIDE or Folder organization is the best method.
 

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So you can't add it back for free? What? Why?

Imagine being hacked and having them delete all your games before you recover the account, or someone getting in a fight with a family member and they delete all their games.

This feature shouldn't exist until done properly.
 

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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post

So you can't add it back for free? What? Why?

Imagine being hacked and having them delete all your games before you recover the account, or someone getting in a fight with a family member and they delete all their games.

This feature shouldn't exist until done properly.
Yeah.
 

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Ok I tried it with a game.

When you delete the game it is gone and you need to rebuy it if you want to play again.

Also another thing I noticed.

Lets say you bought a developer package game with 25+ games. If you want to delete 1 of them, then you will also have to delete the other 24 games.

For example if you buy Borderlands 1-2 bundle and want to delete Borderlands 1 permanentaly, than Borderlands 2 is being erased as well.

EDIT : This is a terrible feature. Needs to be removed. Simple HIDE or Folder organization is the best method.
 

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This definitely won't backfire! nope!
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They should send a confirmation email before totally deleting the game though.
 

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This seems like an extremely odd thing to offer.

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Solved.

GabeN is trolling the trolls. The people who scream "I don't care! I hate it so much, I would delete this trash forever if I could!"

This is the answer that will help me sleep at night, so that is what I am going with!
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Originally Posted by CSCoder4ever View Post

This definitely won't backfire! nope!
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They should send a confirmation email before totally deleting the game though.
A strong case against drinking and gaming.

*I made a game category for this. It's called "ZZZ Crap".
 

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Origin needs this for all the crappy free games that I got.
 

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Awful. Who thought this was a good idea. Oh, right, the accountants.
 

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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post

So you can't add it back for free? What? Why?

Imagine being hacked and having them delete all your games before you recover the account, or someone getting in a fight with a family member and they delete all their games.

This feature shouldn't exist until done properly.
That's what passwords and steamguard are for, you also have added security with mobile devices to confirm your identity. If you get hacked, then quite frankly your irresponsible with your own security to be fair.

Personally i love this feature and been waiting for it to be introduced for a long time, i have a crap load of games i'll never play.
 

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I still do not see a valid reason to delete a game from the library.

I mean, it's there, you paid for it and well, even if you don't like it the fact it stays in the list doesn't mean you MUST play it.

Even if you got them in some bundle or w/e, you will never know if one day, in a moment of boredom, you will just play some of these games for 5-10 minutes...
 

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There IS an option just to show only the installed games you own...
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post

There IS an option just to show only the installed games you own...
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If you are someone like me who has a pretty fast connection but limited disk space then being able to hid some "junk" games would not be a bad thing. I do think that the ability to delete games you own is a really bad feature. The potential damage done by security breaches just be comes exponentially higher.
 

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I still do not see a valid reason to delete a game from the library.

I mean, it's there, you paid for it and well, even if you don't like it the fact it stays in the list doesn't mean you MUST play it.

Even if you got them in some bundle or w/e, you will never know if one day, in a moment of boredom, you will just play some of these games for 5-10 minutes...
you have no idea how many free games I have on my steam library that are crap that I wanted to get rid of.
 

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This isn't news, it's an old feature I discovered by my self early this year. I deleted a few games I didn't want and they're truly gone. I stopped deleting them, because, really, why?

They should have an archive function instead, that takes it off your library and puts it in a folder that you can still access. But I guess the hide option works too, but I can't be bothered to use it.
 

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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post

So you can't add it back for free? What? Why?

Imagine being hacked and having them delete all your games before you recover the account, or someone getting in a fight with a family member and they delete all their games.

This feature shouldn't exist until done properly.
Ya ok conspiracy theory here "steam put this in on purpose cause they knew hackers would do this to ppl, and steams support is horrible so...ya lol" lol its so crazy it just might be true, I mean this is a terrible idea of a feature.
 
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