EG : Valve has refuted an analyst's claim that its Steam platform would soon start offering a game trade-in service.
Guess Pachter was just spouting off his typical bullshit. How predictable.
No one believe Patcher. He's incredibly out of touch. Although a trade-in option would be amazing, since 'used' games wouldn't be sold the developers would still make money.
Its a stupid idea. So I could buy an offline game off steam. Install it on my PC. Than log in from another PC do the trade in and live my first PC which has the game installed offline. That means I could play any offline game even though I traded it in and I would only ever need to pay the full price when I want to play online.
This used game trade in crap is getting crazy. Activision and EA have declared war on Game Stop but now Best Buy is doing the Used Game 2 step as well albeit under the crafty hand of Kotick and EA to crush Game Stop. @Guntrol: explained it very so well how DUMB this idea is. Besides with Valve having $5.99, $3.99, and $2.99 game sales, why even bother with a trade in even if it was possible. Patcher = Douche of the Day Award winner.
Too good to be true :(
Valve could make a killing from trade-in license deals. They could give you 50% of your money back for the game to go towards a new one. It's more than you'd get from a place like GameStop and it still screws you over enough that it'd be worth there time to implement.
How exactly would they make a killing from that? What do they get in return for that 50% credit? GameStop deals in physical products, so they get something in return for the credit they give you. They get a product that they can sell for a profit. Valve deals with digital products. They don't exactly have a shortage of executables.
Go away with your facts and logic. We don't want you here. In fact, I'm gonna disagree with you.
I wish, I got tons of games I would trade in...
Uhm, how would this work? You have a game on Steam, trade it in, then what? What does Steam do with that game?
Sell it as used....
lmao nice one...
They would remove it from your account, add the game to someone who purchased it, then probably give them a new CD Key. This actually was an original idea from Impulse. http://www.shacknews.com/on...
Gabe eats it.
what I want is the ability to gift a game that you already owned, you gift it to someone and it's removed from your list I have some titles which I don't play anymore, of course you'll end up with people selling the products in real life and have the game transacted via steam...
It would work well in Valves favor really they will be getting money back since its digital and there is no "limit" on the .exe. This would give customers a chance to put a little money towards games they want and get money back for games they do not like or play anymore. Win win it seems, i dont really understand why it wouldnt work. I mean it, can someone explain it to me then if i got the wrong idea?
AH HA! i found the contradiction and why lol! Nevermind!
Read my comment below, its impossible, no money in it for Valve or any 3rd party
Yes, i do understand. Why the disagrees N4G, when i clearly admitted i was wrong and found my mistake? WoW N4G at its best eh
): I actually would really like this to be true, I would love to be able to trade in some old games I don't play anymore for credit to a new game. I hope this will come to Steam.......eventually. ! It's long uverdue for all DD vendors.
How in the hell would Trade-ins work with digital distribution, its impossible 1st you don't have the physical copy and 2nd with Steam most games don't come with CD Keys. No 3rd party would agree to it It could never work and would never work
@ TABSF Because it's already being done and works VERY VERY well except we don't call it Trade In. We call it PIRACY!! MUh ha hah ha "cough" ha! Seriously this wouldn't work but only increase Piracy. Maybe increase micro transactions with trade in fees but still pointless.
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