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Supa

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#1 7 years ago

I think this is a step in the right direction, assuming they actually continue on with what they plan, which will expand on to hopefully trading in games that you no longer play for Steam credits, usable in future purchashes.

Steam To Introduce Digital Trade-Ins? [Update]

Right now, if you buy a game from Steam, finish it and don't want it, well, you can...delete it. You can't go trade it in. But there are whispers that the digital purchase giant is considering implementing such a scheme. Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, taking a break from wildly speculating about the future of the industry, has actually gone on record to say he's heard Valve will soon be allowing those who download a game to trade it in.

"Steam is phenomenal, it's a great service," he told NowGamer. "Steam gives gamers enough other stuff so that they don't resent the fact they can't trade in their games. And you know, name all the Steam games that you've purchased that you've traded back in to somebody else for credit. Steam's about to let you do that supposedly, you know like trade and exchange, but they're going to take a fee from it."

Interesting. At the moment, if you delete a game you've purchased, you may not get anything back in return for offloading it, but you can download it again in the future. Giving consumers the option of forsaking that convenience in exchange for credit towards future purchases would, we'd imagine, go down a treat with most of Steam's regular users.

I really hope this gets fully implemented. I have so many games sitting on my Steam list that I've either never played, or got and didn't like that I would love to trade in towards something else.




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#2 7 years ago

I would love it if they implemented that. I made a huge mistake buying Civ V.


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#3 7 years ago

:agreed, I played it once, never touched it again. Sounds like an amazing system.




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#4 7 years ago

Go for it, Valve.




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#5 7 years ago

I would love that! I have a couple games on Steam that were mistakes for me to buy...




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#6 7 years ago
Red Menace;5552638I would love it if they implemented that. I made a huge mistake buying Civ V.

I felt this way with Section 8: Prejudice. It's single player was alright, but I mainly bought it for it's multiplayer, which ended up dying in the first couple of weeks. :/




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#7 7 years ago

From the article:

UPDATE - Valve's Doug Lombardi tells us "Untrue. We've never actually met with Mr. Pachter."

It's also from Oct 14, 2010.


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#8 7 years ago

My question would be the trade in value of the games. Since we all know some of the ones from the stores are utter bullshit. (Seriously, EB Games gave me 4 bucks for Halo 3......)


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Misanthrope

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#9 7 years ago

I got $15 for Halo 3: ODST. :cort:




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#10 7 years ago

The trading beta already launched earlier this month, but it's not for used games. Currently, it's only for TF2 items and gifts.

Steam Digital Gaming Service Launches Trading Beta | PCWorld


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