motherboards
Arctic
Arctic Feezer 7x
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: VALVe considering game trade-ins

  1. #1
    News Hound

    Status
    Lil'  Dead is offline

    Last Online
    17-10-2013 @ 09:38
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Carolina
    Posts
    5,229
    CPU: Intel 2500k 3.8Ghz
    M/B: MSI Z68A-GD65 (3)
    RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 16GB
    GPU: Gigabyte GTX 670 OC
    • 's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • NZXT: White Phantom Case
      • PSU:
      • In Win Commander 750W
      • Cooling:
      • Thermalright HR-02
      • Sound:
      • Realtek High Definition
      • Monitor:
      • LG 47LK520
      • OS:
      • Windows Seven x64
    Thanks
    135
    Thanked 1,249 Times in 851 Posts
    Points: 58,573, Level: 75
    Points: 58,573, Level: 75
    Level completed: 2%,
    Points required for next Level: 1,477
    Level completed: 2%, Points required for next Level: 1,477
    Overall activity: 66.0%
    Overall activity: 66.0%

    Default VALVe considering game trade-ins

    Valve's online platform, Steam, is many things to many PC gamers. And according to outspoken Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, it could soon become something else: a place to trade and exchange your PC games.

    In an interview with NowGamer, Pachter was asked what he thought the videogame industry could do to combat used-game sales. When the topic of digital games and sales came up, Pachter immediately began discussing Steam.


    "Steam is phenomenal, it's a great service," Pachter told NowGamer. "Steam gives gamers enough other stuff so that they don't resent the fact they can't trade in their games. And you know, name all the Steam games that you've purchased that you've traded back in to somebody else for credit. Steam's about to let you do that supposedly, you know like trade and exchange, but they're going to take a fee from it."
    http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/112/1128069p1.html


    I like this idea.

  2. #2
    Regular Member

    Status
    Dougofthenorth is offline

    Last Online
    21-10-2012 @ 14:42
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Ottawa Ontario Canada
    Posts
    251
    CPU: i7 920 @ 3.7GHz
    M/B: P6T-DX-V2
    RAM: 6.0GB HyperX DDR3 1600 Tri-Channel CL9
    GPU: (QuadFire) CrossFired Twin Sapphire 4870X2s
    • Dougofthenorth's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • TT Armour+ VH6000
      • PSU:
      • 1200 Watt TT Toughpower Cable Management W0133
      • Cooling:
      • Sound:
      • Xfi Platinum with I/O
      • Monitor:
      • HP L2445m 24" WS
      • OS:
      • Win7 Pro 64 bit SP2 (2 selectable drives)
      • Misc:
      • 3 StarTech Hotswapable SATA II aluminum drawers & caddies Geek Squad & Monster backups & protectors Logitech 5.1 THX speakers, Pioneer 205 BR R/W, LG BR R. Printers: HP Colour laser, Epson R380 printers. Epson 1260 scanner, Firewire 2Gb ExHDD
    Thanks
    45
    Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
    Points: 3,759, Level: 17
    Points: 3,759, Level: 17
    Level completed: 78%,
    Points required for next Level: 91
    Level completed: 78%, Points required for next Level: 91
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Overall activity: 14.0%

    Default

    What effect would the latest court decision (reported on this site) have on that - 1 licence 1 owner
    Regards, Doug

    Save Turtles http://turtleshelltortue.org/

  3. #3
    Member

    Status
    BGROC is offline

    Last Online
    03-07-2012 @ 18:24
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Maryland, USA
    Posts
    45
    CPU: Pentium 4 2.8Ghz
    M/B: Abit IC7
    RAM: 512MB
    GPU: ATi 7000
    • BGROC's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Ultra mini-tower
      • PSU:
      • APEVIA 500W PSU
      • Cooling:
      • Stock Pentium cooler.
      • Sound:
      • SB Live
      • Monitor:
      • Dell 18"
      • OS:
      • XP SP2
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Points: 1,254, Level: 9
    Points: 1,254, Level: 9
    Level completed: 52%,
    Points required for next Level: 96
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 96
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default

    I would swear they denied this after it was rumored on the web a few days or weeks ago.

    Valve kept it short and to the point when addressing a rumor that Steam is getting ready to dabble in used game trade-ins. We'll get to Valve's succinct statement in just a minute, but let's first take a look at the rumor that's been going around.


    "Steam gives gamers enough other stuff so that they don't resent the fact they can't trade in their games," Michael Pacter, an analyst with Wedbush Morgan, explained in a recent interview with NowGamer. "And you know, name all the Steam games that you've purchased that you've traded back in to somebody else for credit. Steam's about to let you do that supposedly, you know like trade and exchange, but they're going to take a fee from it."


    Game publishers haven't exactly kept it a secret that they vehemently oppose the used game business, and we have a hard time envisioning Valve going this route. So does Valve, as it turns out.


    "Untrue. We've never met with Mr. Pachter," Valve's Doug Lombardi told BluesNews.
    Doesn't get much more clear than that.

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Valve to Announce New Game Tomorrow!
    By Lil' Dead in forum General Gaming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13-10-2010, 13:36
  2. Trade section??
    By Geralt in forum Feedback & Problems
    Replies: 67
    Last Post: 21-06-2009, 08:39
  3. Razer Partners with Valve for FPS Game
    By News Team in forum Hardware News
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-04-2009, 00:06

Search tags for this page

There are currently no search tags.
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Tags for this Thread