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SteamSpy goes down as Valve changes Steam’s privacy settings

SteamSpy was a wonderful tool that PC gamers could use in order to see whether a game was performing well on the PC platform. Truth be told, this tool wasn’t 100% accurate, however it was able to give a rough idea about a variety of Steam games. Unfortunately, SteamSpy won’t be able to operate anymore as Valve has made some changes to Steam’s privacy settings.

As Valve noted, players can now select who can view their profile’s “game details”; which includes the list of games you have purchased or wishlisted, along with achievements and playtime. This setting also controls whether players are seen as “in-game” and the title of the game they are playing. Additionally, regardless of which setting they choose for their profile’s game details, players now have the option to keep their total game playtime private.

Alongside these changes, Valve made games owned by Steam users hidden by default. SteamSpy’s creator stated that this information was essential for SteamSpy and since it is now hidden, this tool won’t be able to function anymore.

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email