A feature on Steam that, essentially, shows how much of a video game enthusiast you are based on how many hours you spend playing video games each week. The system isn't perfect, as it doesn't include time spent playing games on consoles, handhelds and computer games not linked to Steam (though, all PC games can be linked to Steam even if they're not hosted on it). 0 means less than an hour a week and 10 means more than 35 hours a week. Though not perfect, it is an interesting way of dividing out people who only play games casually and people who regard games as a serious hobby.
I have a Steam Rating of 2, I only play games occasionally as a time waster
I have a Steam Rating of 9, I love games and really appreciate them.
A rating within the Steam Gaming Community which represents your playing time within the past two weeks.
This representation is directly inverse to how much of a life you actually have. Whereas if your steam rating is 10 on steam, your real life rating is 0, to -8. Unfortunately, this is incredibly unbalanced, where as a 5 doesn't make you half cool online, and half cool offline; it only makes you half cool online, and still a dweeb in real life. A healthy steam rating is estimated to be at about 2, or 3; depending on your body mass, when obese; less is best.
E-Fag: DUDE!!!1! My Steam rating is 10!
Average Person: wtf is steam?
E-Fag: Gaming community; it's like mybook with real games!
Average Person: Who are you again?