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Steam Trading goes live

Steam Trading goes live

Steam Trading is now enabled for Portal 2 and Spiral Knights, as well as Team Fortress 2.

Valve has officially bought the Steam Trading beta to a close, rolling out the full service across Steam for Team Fortress 2, Spiral Knights and Portal 2.

Steam Trading allows users to agree on swaps for in-game items and Steam Gifts with other players.

The open beta for Steam Trading, which ran last month, only supported Team Fortress 2, but now more titles are supported.

Valve has said it is working with other developers on rolling the service out to more games on Steam, though Sega's Spiral Knights is the only non-Valve game to support trading at launch.

A Steam Trading FAQ has been posted by Valve and offers a full run-down on how the service will work.

Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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liratheal 7th September 2011, 13:32 Quote
If this develops into a thriving second hand market through steam, without additional cost, I'm totally game.
Xir 7th September 2011, 15:25 Quote
I'd like to trade in my copy of Team Fortress 2 for something I'd actually play, but somehow I doubt they mean that...
Andy Mc 7th September 2011, 15:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xir
I'd like to trade in my copy of Team Fortress 2 for something I'd actually play, but somehow I doubt they mean that...

ditto...

I can see this move possibly being a bad one...
Mongoose132 7th September 2011, 17:38 Quote
Trading a copy of a now free game; Gl with that :D


How can this move be a bad one? Oh no, more choice, keep it away D:
sear 7th September 2011, 19:01 Quote
I think this system was initially planned to be more ambitious. Initially the idea was to be able to trade in your game and resell it for a portion of its original cost. I doubt that flew well with publishers, so they've limited to DLC stuff instead.
JuMpErFLY 7th September 2011, 19:19 Quote
Sounds like a waste of time.

Edit: and just realised I linked to the same FAQ in the article (doh!)
Xir 8th September 2011, 09:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mongoose132
Trading a copy of a now free game; Gl with that :D
Didn't know it was, it came bundled with something...
Is there a way to at least remove it from my steam games list? 4/5 of that is stuff that was bundled/free and I don't want to see it
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