In an unexpected move Valve started to allow reselling of Steam games in Europa starting today. The system is working like the Steam trading cards and Valve gets a small provision.
that's cool but what about re-saling HATS? We wanna re-sale HATS because that's where the money is at.
My little bro spent over £100 on hats at one point. I absolutely kicked the s*** out of him at the time. I still feel bad about it to this day but yeah, he was using money he wasn't supposed to on the sly...on hats. Better than spending it on drugs I guess... No wait...no...it isn't better. I still don't get the hats thing. Its a FPS ffs...you cant even see yourself wearing it. Anyway...hats are a sore topic in our family now. I'm gonna go give my bro a hug. Oh and On-topic: Err yeah! Resale of games is great! Europe. Woohoo (I know you're watching me cgoodno ¬¬ ) Steam is the future and the future is Steam.
Cosmetics in video games have to be seen to be justified. If I can't see what I bought there is no point of the purchase. I don't care what others think about what I wear, I care what I have on my character. OT: How much do you receive from the initial price when reselling the game?
0.0 I have games I wanna sell.
Unexpected move?? Isn't this due to them being forced due to the deadline of the new European digital sales laws coming into place?
Yeah Valve didn't have a choice in this. If it was up to Valve this would never have happened.
So is this selling back to valve or selling to other users?
Sounds like the trading card system, so other users. Not a bad idea if I'm honest.
so in a sense, Valve is going to lose out bigtime on direct sales. I'm pretty sure most people would be buying off others since it would be cheaper and its digital so no wear and tear. Side note: I've mentioned this quite a few times that I always wanted Sony to allow gamers to resell their game back to Sony PSN store (obviously for a fraction of the current market price).
Valve gets a cut, according to the article. Though my BS sense is pretty sensitive on 4/1 so actual confirmations would help.
Since its April 1st im having a hard time reading anything and not calling BS especially something as awesome as this. That being said if this is legitimate I am really jealous. Valve wouldn't be losing anything it would just take longer to get. Since there is no way to convert steam wallet to real cash any money and all money would still be left inside steam and this way steam would be making money on every resale so on one game they could make multitudes of money. This also follows the concept that just because someone buys a used game does not in any way mean they would buy it new (Meaning selling a used game is not 'always' taking money away from a new sale). In the long run it could work out really well, not to mention many (not all but a lot of) people wait for huge 60% or more sales anyways which could be the same cut as a used sale and it would be made more times over than if they waited for a sale on the game.
What's gonna happen to game prices now? Are there any limitations? I've got a game to sell.. at least one anyway, guess i'll try it out.
Sell it for triple the cost lol
I want cash not digital money
You can't have everything, how about being happy that you can finally sell digital games?
Sorry I live in the US, don't even have this feature.
This isnt a retail store dude
I really love this! Lol trade in value for digital games!
I wish that would happen in the US, I got a shit load of games I would sell.
Me too. There are a few games I would love to get rid of on my account.
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