Steam users can now manually cancel pre-ordered titles and refund amount will be deposited into Steam Wallet.
Nice idea Steam is the future!
To be fair, this is a feature I expected them to have already. I've only pre-ordered two games on steam and didn't feel the need to cancel either of them but it's reassuring to know that I now have that option.
Steam wins!! Flawless victory.
Geh, steam wallet funds. Those in the real world are worth less than actual dollars. It'd be nice if they refunded your card. Still, it's nice that they're doing something and this is very convenient.
Ah, that old trick. It's like going into a store and only being offered store credit. Either way the house wins.
if you value the dollar so much that you never going use the credit or have money issues why pre order?
people are complaining about a step in the right direction? I guess you'd rather have no option at all. Why does this site want steam to fail so bad.
Nobody wants steam to fail. They were just saying that it will be better if it was refunded to your card. I do agree though, this is a step in the right direction.
having been using N4G for years, yes theres plenty of sad people who wish companies to fail including steam. It would be better if it was refunded completely, but this is an option that is new that they didn't have to do.
I thought you could do this before hand, you just had to talk to steam customer service But at least its streamlined now. I wonder if they will revoke any preorder hats you get in TF2 or something
There still needs to be more. European law requires Steam to allow gamers to resell their games. Under European Law, Steam abrogates all rights to distribution when a game is sold to the customer, thus allowing that customer to sell it to another. How Steam incorporates a means of doing this, when downloadable games don't suffer from a depreciation of value, is going to be tricky. Nevertheless, their directions Re 'consumers making value for themselves' seems to show which direction their heading.
You can disagree all you like lads, it's the truth. Link: http://curia.europa.eu/jcms... "By its judgment delivered today, the Court explains that the principle of exhaustion of the distribution right applies not only where the copyright holder markets copies of his software on a material medium (CD-ROM or DVD) but also where he distributes them by means of downloads from his website. Where the copyright holder makes available to his customer a copy – tangible or intangible – and at the same time concludes, in return form payment of a fee, a licence agreement granting the customer the right to use that copy for an unlimited period, that rightholder sells the copy to the customer and thus exhausts his exclusive distribution right. Such a transaction involves a transfer of the right of ownership of the copy. Therefore, even if the licence agreement prohibits a further transfer, the rightholder can no longer oppose the resale of that copy."
Surely next up is refunds for games bought!
It's a good move
That's good you still have the option of contacting support and getting your actual money back to CC or Paypal, whatever.
I always preorder on Amazon because you are not charged until pre-install date and you are notified a day or 2 before the date. Either way this is good news considering not all games are on Amazon and they are moving in a good direction. Hopefully eventually they will have something like origin with 24hr refund. Not exactly like origin because unlike origin there are loads of games on Steam and some are short, so maybe make it a preorder only refund or $60 titles only so it is not abused. Last thing we need is someone buying Brothers then getting refunded to play Gone Home and then Stanley Parable which are all 2 hrs long for free.
Truth be told I never pre-order from steam. Green man gaming offers significantly better deals on pre orders. I got titan fall (origin game, I know) for 45 bucks. Freaking insane.
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