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Submitted by MackTheGun 648d ago | article

Steam Trading Cards explained, earn rewards while playing your games

Steam Trading Cards explained, earn rewards while playing your games (PC, Steam, Valve)

BattleAxe  +   648d ago
I love Steam, but this kind of stuff is a complete waste of time IMO. Other than 12 year old kids, who has time for this?
Badnik  +   648d ago
This guy who made six bucks by selling cards and went on to buy Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Castle Crashers.
BattleAxe  +   648d ago
That's fine, but I'm talking about people who are older than 12 years old.
TekoIie  +   648d ago
@BattleAxe

Does being over 12 mean you dont like free money? All you have to do is play your games and you get cards every so often.
Kamikaze135  +   648d ago
Since you're clearly under 12 due to your complete ignorance, why don't you tell us?
Xristo  +   648d ago
I sold a Mars: War Logs Mole Queen foil card for $10.00 (cost the buyer $11.49), yesterday.

http://steamcommunity.com/m...

Now you tell me, how is THAT a waste of time? It paid for the game which was $9.99 at the time.
TekoIie  +   648d ago
Looking forward to the day where I get a valuable foil card :)
dedicatedtogamers  +   648d ago
I always found it funny how Steam users used to mock consoles because of "those dumb Cheevos" and then when Achievements came to Steam, they said "but it's different because you don't have a gamerscore".

But now Steam users have XP and a level.

And now they trade cards with each other.

It's all so silly, but I guess everything is "hardcore" when it's on PC.

(and this is coming from a guy who's been a PC gamer since the MS-DOS days).
Eldyraen  +   648d ago
I agree its a bit silly but kind of an interesting idea. In the end its like someone on the article's comments mentioned: its all about keeping people using Steam as some people are a bit fanatical about such things.

However I could care less as I just use it for an easy/cheap way to buy PC games and doubt its going to change in that regard. Who knows though--I might sell a few cards here and there and get some cheap games 'free' simply for playing games now ;)
SilentNegotiator  +   648d ago
I hate that they created the XP/level system. I feel like if I don't get it high enough, I'm going to miss out on things (especially since they already have rewards both planned and implemented that excludes lesser levels).

But I DO like the cards. They're kind of addicting. And before they became stupidly cheap, I was paying for some indie games by selling cards.
dedicatedtogamers  +   648d ago
Save your "days of Summer" cards because those will be worth a lot more 6 months from now after everyone has already made their badges and the stragglers want to catch up.

The cards are fun, but they're just one more "metagame" thing that I don't - personally - believe belong in gaming. But hey, that's just like my opinion, man.
SilentNegotiator  +   648d ago
....I didn't even think about it like that. I'm totally going to save my summer cards and turn them into actual games in a few months!

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cyguration  +   648d ago
Sorry, dude, I love you and all (no homo) but huge disagree here.

I just knocked off half the price of my last purchase by selling my trading cards. And I get them just by doing nothingness stuff (lately I've just been play-testing mods and fixing up some stuff in Garry's Mod and the cards I gather sell for like $0.10 through $0.12)

I'm basically making half-a-dollar every day just by doing stuff I normally do. No... this is huge and if I ever have time to just play hardcore like I used to, I could make some serious bank towards new game purchases.

This is way more legit than XBL, which is nothing but a money sucker.
gamernova  +   648d ago
Bro, you're generalizing. I am a pc gamer and never once mocked achievements. I think they add extra motivation and serve as medals for completing difficult tasks in game. So yeah, not all pc gamers are the same.
TekoIie  +   648d ago
Except that its completely optional to use the cards/badges to increase your level. You can just sell them and let the money build up to get a free game.
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TwistingWords  +   647d ago
Hardly anybody said that, stop it with your petty lying... Every comment you make is just you taking pop shots at anyone who likes to play something other than a Playstation.
MrTrololo  +   648d ago
Seem nice i guess :P
gamernova  +   648d ago
Add me on steam! Lets trade some damn cards! Love it!

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