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Old 12-13-2012, 12:49 AM   #1
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When will Steam let us to trade played games?

Green Man Gaming allows players to trade some of their old games for another game. Even trading them for credit preserved on players' accounts is allowed. So don't tell us that trading old played games is impossible, please.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:52 AM   #2
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there's no trading of game for game on GMG that I'm aware of. Just returning them for some credit. (Which can be done at checkout of another game if you want)
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:54 AM   #3
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Wait, do you mean trading games that are already tied to your account?
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:58 AM   #4
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right.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:00 AM   #5
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Well, I'm no economist but would't that be a huge loss for Valve? Since people are trading games they've already paid for instead of buying it new.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:03 AM   #6
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Well, I'm no economist but would't that be a huge loss for Valve? Since people are trading games they've already paid for instead of buying it new.
And the developers since the second hand market would severely reduce sales for games being sold. Because as long as there's even a single second hand copy being offered, why would you buy it from the store?
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:04 AM   #7
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Didn't you hear used game sales killed the consoles. Oh you didn't? Wait the consoles are not dead?
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:07 AM   #8
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Valve isnt stupid at this point
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:19 AM   #9
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Not going to happen since some games have a CD-key that you need to register to another account.
Farcry 3 > Uplay for example.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:27 AM   #10
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Not going to happen since some games have a CD-key that you need to register to another account.
Farcry 3 > Uplay for example.
So? Greenman Gaming let's you trade pretty much any game that doesn't have an outside DRM/key with it. Steam could do the same, since most games don't require outside registration. Only restrict from trading games which do have outside systems (like the Uplay ones you mentioned). Other games could easily be traded.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:33 AM   #11
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That would be terrible for business.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:33 AM   #12
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Not going to happen since some games have a CD-key that you need to register to another account.
Farcry 3 > Uplay for example.
someone has said the exact same thing yesterday in another topic related to trading, but there is no reason to block the trading for all games because X% of the catalog cannot be traded in, not until the X is something like 75%, and it is not

look at Green Man Gaming, there exist a function called trade-in that, like said in OP, allow the users to return a game (at any point) to the store in exchange for credit, for those game with additional registrations or DRMs the trade-in is simply disabled (steamworks ones for example), the games not tradable have a warning in the store page, to let users know of this, and there are no problems
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:39 AM   #13
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If Steam will let users trade used games, 90% of publishers gonna leave Steam forever on the next day.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:44 AM   #14
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If Steam will let users trade used games, 90% of publishers gonna leave Steam forever on the next day.
is so then why gamestop still sell games from the publishers?
and what if Valve will ask for a payment to transfer a game and then give a part of the payment to the game's publisher?

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Old 12-13-2012, 01:54 AM   #15
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Also, isn't this why the console market has started using those online codes for used games? The ones you need in order to play online, or unlock a certain part of the game that you can only buy from game stores like GameStop.

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