Steam’s Parental Controls Now Available for All Users
Valve has announced today that Steam’s Family Options — not to be confused with Family Sharing, which is still in beta — is out of testing, and a restart of the client should grant any user access to these parental controls.
What these controls specifically allow you to do is limit what aspects of Steam a user can access in “Family View,” which will be the default if you have any of the options enabled and will require a PIN to escape. You can select which games can be played and whether things can be purchased or Steam Workshop content downloaded and so on.
And so here we stand, ten years beyond the launch of Steam, and finally some user have children they want to keep out of Saints Row and other games that contain many uses of words that would lead to phone calls from school if the kid uses them. Or whatever other gaming content you deem unsuitable for the youngins. Origin doesn’t have parental controls, by the way, so.