Valve is revamping your Steam Library, introducing Events feature

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Individual game pages in the Steam library are also getting re-tooled, again with a focus on providing players with information about updates, events, and friends.

The redesigned library is potentially the biggest change. Valve presented an example page that displays a user's most recently played games at the top of the homepage.

These library homepages also put an emphasis on game updates, highlighting instances where new characters, game modes, or other changes have been added to a title. Users' Steam libraries will soon have their own home page, not unlike the Steam store's front page.

Players will also soon be able to sort their games using the same tag system that the Steam store now employs. Valve showed off the game page for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which now has a section for "Recent Events and Updates" and a section to let you see your friends' activity in regard to a specific game.

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Game developers can inform customers about ongoing events happening in a game, such as broadcasts, tournaments and game updates. The cool addition here is that you can save a tag search as a "collection" of similar games, like, say, "Ninja Action".

"We think of this as the way developers will be able to communicate with players through Steam", Valve's Alden Kroll said. Players will also be able to set reminders about the events that can reach them by way of email, text message, phone notification, Google Calendar, or other options. Thankfully, that's finally happening this summer, and before that, we'll see the launch of the Steam Events feature.

Something to look forward to: While it's still the number one digital games marketplace for the PC, Steam is long overdue a major overhaul. Is this exactly what the Steam libraries needed or is there more you'd like to see from Valve?

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