If you are using the Steam platform you may know that it keeps track of all the games you have played and for how long you have played them. That's just a sample of the information that Valve has about you, but you may be surprised to know that the information may be publicly available.
If you want to find out how long you have been playing a particular game, or all games that you own on Steam, or how much you have spend in total on them, then you may find Steam Gauge an interesting choice for that.
The web service works without logging in to Steam or registration. All you need to make sure of is that your profile is publicly accessible. How you do that? Glad you asked!
Now that you have made sure that your profile is set to public, you can visit the Steam Gauge website and enter your profile ID (not your current name on Steam) into the search form on the main site. This is the user name that you sign in to Steam with.
If everything turned out to be ok, you should see the following information on top of the page.
It lists how long you have been a Steam member, how many hours you put into games on Steam, how many items you acquired over that course, how valuable your collection is (if you could sell it that is) and how much total space the total collection requires.
Apparently, I have spend more than 2500 hours playing games. While that includes 500 or so hours of idling in Team Fortress 2, it is still quite the feat. You do have to take into account that this figure is only taking Steam games into account, so other games add to that total number as well.
Below that, you find a detailed listing of all your Steam games, the hours played, the current price, size and metascore if available. You can sort that table, for instance to display all games that you have not played yet, or to display the games you played the most.
For some, the numbers may be a shocking revelation. How much time have you spend playing games?Advertisement
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