Steam Pulls a Fast One: Trade in Console Games for Extra PC Gaming Credit

It may be a trap, but that's some sweet sweet bait.

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Blacktric1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

Jesus, this is brilliant. Eventhough you won't be able to trade back the game you bought with those credits, it is still an amazing deal. Especially if you consider that there is a massive sale going on right now.

Kurylo3d1713d ago

At least ud be supporting the developers.

ATi_Elite1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

1. Brilliant, pure Genius from those Gaming Gods over at Valve.

2. You buy PC Games for life and trading them in is not possible and if it were possible would be STUPID!

Free DLC and Mods breath new life into old PC Games. Perfect example: The DayZ mod has Arma II back on my SSD and being played Daily and Arma II is 3 years old!

Half Life 2 alone has about 50 different Good mods worth playing.

3. This will help more consolers get into the wonderful world of PC Gaming and it's the Sumer Steam sale meaning games are "Bottom of a casket dirt cheap".

4. 30% more credit!!!!!......I'm going next door and gonna grab some old games from my neighbors kids and get me some Steam Bucks to have handy for the onslaught of Christmas titles.

(They are spoiled brats and won't miss them)

nukeitall1713d ago

I think in Europe, it is new the law to allow you to resell digital items, but don't quote me on it!

starchild1713d ago

Yeah, I think it is a great deal. I mainly use the consoles for their exclusives and when I'm done with them I can trade them in for games I want more on the PC. Steam is awesome.

Totoro171713d ago

L4D and L4D2 are so incredibly sweet on the PC, not to mention the HUGE amount of fan made DLC that blows some of the stuff that Valve has brought out out the water. I would like L4D3, but honestly, I'm so happy with the modded servers and extra maps.

JoySticksFTW1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

@ ATi_Elite's "I'm going next door and gonna grab some old games from my neighbors kids...They are spoiled brats and won't miss them"

Looting and treachery?

We have a bandit in our midst.

DayZ player confirmed! ;)

Huarle1713d ago

It is allowed, yes. But companies like Valve, which bind games to your account, aren't forced to offer you an option to be able to sell your digital games again.

FredEffinChopin1713d ago

" Brilliant, pure Genius from those Gaming Gods over at Valve"

God that sentence made me puke in my mouth a little. I've never seen such a naked display of game-platform leg-humping in my life aside from active and aggressive trolls. Congratulations, it's been a while since anything on the internet has effectively revolted me.

Old McGroin1713d ago

@ nukeitall and Huarle

I live in the EU (Ireland), how would I go about selling digital games online? Have websites been set up? Cheers.

Only just getting in to PC gaming, have a good enough laptop with a HDMI cable connection and wireless mouse & keyboard so I can play on my HD tv. Bought Star Wars Battlefront 2 from Steam the other day and downloaded Lord Of The Rings Online to get myself started. This Gamestop deal looks pretty good and would help ease PC gaming noobs like myself in.

Saw a couple of posts somewhere (not here) asking if Gamestop is in Europe; it is indeed, I know of about 4 Gamestop stores around Cork city where I'm from so if they're in Ireland they're surely around the EU.

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FanboyPunisher1713d ago

30% trade in credit?

GS is still fucking you.
TERRIBLE deal, better off keeping them or selling via ebay/kijiji.

Blacktric1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

+30% extra credit if you cash in that credit on Steam. Like if you trade in 100 dollars worth of games total and get the credit for 100 dollars and use it to buy Steam credits, you will get 130 dollars added to your Steam account instead of 100.

dcbronco1713d ago

Blacktric $100 in trade-in value at gamestop is 6 games that came out in the last two weeks. Amazon will give you $10 or more more than gamestop per title. Sometimes more. I traded in a game at Amazon earlier this year for $38 that gamestop was only offering $22 for. I'll continue to stay away from GS. And I'm sure valve will be offering this there soon.

SPAM-FRITTER-1231713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

this is an amazing idea. Steam is by far the best service for gaming and this just puts the icing on the cake.

hope it comes to the UK so i can trade in those old PS3 games i never got round to giving to a charity shop ;D

ChrisW1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

Awesome idea... regardless of the inability to trade back.

Besides, when are you going to find awesome games like Skyrim for 75% off (Steam's Flash Summer Sale (already expired)) on consoles?!? In fact, currently almost all major titles are between 25% and 75% off on Steam.

And they have Christmas sales that are equally awesome!

kevnb1713d ago

i hate the massive amounts of traded in games, they dont degrade like cars or other items.

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DudeJets1713d ago

Why is this not in the UK?

Dovahkiin1713d ago

Because the UK is slowly dying a horrible death.

Irishguy951713d ago

We always get ****ed over is why. Specially by Sony

mushroomwig1713d ago

'Specially' is not a word.

GamerSciz1713d ago


Yes it's just not being used in the right context. He should have used "Especially". #grammarnazi

Old McGroin1713d ago

@ mushroom

There's always room for a little artistic licence on N4G!

hazelamy1713d ago

steam don't have store cards out in europe yet as far as i know.

MagicAccent1713d ago

Wtf, I would trade in my PS3 copy of skyrim in an instant.

Why this noo in swwdeeen?! I mad!

Moncole1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

This is good of Steam. I was able to buy 15 games for 50$ during the summer sale.If you spend 50$ to spend on consoles games the most you will be able to get is about 5 and those would be 10$ digital games.

f7897901713d ago

That happened to me to. I only planned to spend a few bucks and spent $50-60.

***This is what a Steam sale really is***

Moncole1713d ago

I got 17 games in the end and saved 150$.

Saryk1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

I'm doing this today! My son's shit is gone! MUHAHAHAHAH!

ATi_Elite1713d ago


Messed up, but funny!

StayStatic1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

LMAO I struggled to to click the +1 funny button because I was laughing to much =D

DarkBlood1713d ago

somebody is going to be pissed

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