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Now here’s something that has been a long time coming; especially for people that have a long steam backlog like me! Don’t you love it when a Steam update is actually useful?

Earlier this month it seems that Valve had silently added the functionality to the steam client; and yet it seems that no one knows the exact date that it had been included. SteamDB chimes in on the feature and how to access it, though; so whenever it was specifically added seems moot. You can access the feature by holding down the CTRL key while clicking on any un-installed items, and then right-clicking on one to open the drop-down menu so that you can install all of the selected games at once. Unfortunately, they still download one at a time… but along with Steam’s recently added ability to download games while playing another Steam game, it appears that all of us have one less reason not to take a pick at our backlogs!

This steam update comes hot off the heels of Steam’s recent redesign; and may be in some way related to getting the platform ready for the imminent SteamBox launch that is currently scheduled for 2015. Alongside the first public release of a game running on Valve’s next-gen Source 2 engine, it seems that the Bellevue-based corporation has decided to ramp up it’s efforts to get the Steam client ready for a potential flood of new users to the platform.

 


James Galizio

Staff Writer

I'm a writer for TechRaptor, and an aspiring indie dev; technology and games in particular have been my passion my whole life, and to contribute to the industry has been my dream. If I'm not writing or working on other work, you can almost always find me playing some sort of game!