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post #11 of 67
Why all the steam hate?
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post #12 of 67
Problem with allowing users to sell or trade their games is it promotes 3rd parties to make a business from that. Naturally Valve wants to make money so they don't allow selling/trading.
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I still love steam, since I don't have boxed copies laying around, theres no reason for me to actually sell the games. I still play old ones from time to time. I just don't buy garbage.
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post #14 of 67
1800 in games??? I wonder if he plays all of it lol.
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Hey at least it was only a suspension
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post #16 of 67
He seems kind of dumb if his post allowed Steam to identify his account.
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Originally Posted by pyra View Post
I still love steam, The only thing that does my head in is that I can not transfer games between my own accounts, I have 2 accounts and would like to transfer all my indie/low GPU intensive games to my HTPC account...

My fault for purchasing them all on one account I guess.
You don't need two different account. Just install Steam on the HTPC, log in with your main account, install the "indie/low GPU intensive games", and play.
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post #18 of 67
I love Steam, but like others I wish I could sell some of the games I bought. That's why I'll only buy off steam if it is one of their crazy deals. Otherwise, I just buy retail and use the add non-steam game option to launch from Steam.
post #19 of 67
As some of the other members are saying..
It would be amazing if we could sell games/trade them over Steam.
post #20 of 67
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Originally Posted by jNSK View Post
If you could sell on games that you've already bought at a cut price (and Steam gets a percentage of this amount) then I think a lot would use this feature on Steam.

It'd be like selling pre-owned games - if Steam make the same cut from this as they do when they sell the game new, why should they care? It would lead to a reduction in profit for the gaming companies, though, which is probably the main reason Steam don't want to do it. It'd cost them too much business.
People could hoard games when they go on sale, and undersell steam later on. With all the absolutely ludicrously cheap sales steam has, I think it is worth losing the ability to sell "used". I'm sure the sales steam has would not be possible with the ability to sell later. Notice that few-month old games were never very cheap before steam, when the mortar-and-brick stores sold PC games? Then after steam took off, suddenly publishers are willing to sell their games cheap.

Also, just because this guy's account is worth $1800 now, at current prices, doesn't mean he paid near $1800 for it. I keep meticulous account of what I pay (piss away) on computer hardware and games, according to steam calculator my account is worth $1146.16 USD, yet I can tell you with certainty that I only paid $754 CAD for those games. And, I bought 7 of those games for ~$50 on release day (and they have since devalued). If you were the sort of person to only buy on sale, you could have an account that is worth twice what you paid for it.
    
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