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Steam may get a system to let players take 'game notes'

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«Valve is working on a 'game notes' system,» says SteamDB creator and noted Steam dataminer Pavel Djundik(opens in new tab), «which will be available in the Steam library, and on the web.» While «game notes» is vague enough to mean plenty of different things, the consensus expectation is a way of attaching private notes to games to keep track of things while you're playing, without having to alt-tab away or write them down on paper.

Back in the day, game manuals would often have a blank page or two for notes at the back. An equivalent that could be brought up in the Steam overlay, ideally hosting screenshots and links as well as text notes, sure would be helpful for all those games where you have to remember codes or strings of numbers.

So many of my screenshots are random walls with things that might be puzzle clues on them, or dialogue scenes where an NPC gives directions.

Notes are a feature that's been requested for years, with a post on the Steam subreddit(opens in new tab) from 2018 suggesting, «This would be great for working strategies on CS and noting builds in Dota 2.» Another user on the Steam forum(opens in new tab) suggested the same thing in 2019, saying, «I would love to be able to take notes within the Steam platform so I can have my gaming notes easily accessible to me on the platform I am interacting with instead of having to worry about loosing my physical gaming notes and having to find them each time I game.

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