Sep 7, 2011

Steam Trade Update!


YES! FINALY! THE STEAM TRADE SERVICE IS HERE!

One of the things than the Steam Comunnity was waiting for was the Steam Trade Service, the service was in BETA phase until yesterday, and now the service in fully functional, giving the chance for the players to trade items between games, "how?", well, in some games, the item inventory is stored into the Steam Cloud so you can access to yours items everywhere, and Steam having the list of your items, they had the AWESOME idea to make items between games tradables. ALSO, you can trade your extra copies of the game for items, like an extra Counter Strike or some other game. In my case, I have an extra copy of every Half Life, because i first buy the Half Life Complete, and later buy the Valve Complete Pack.

My personal experience: yesterday I was playing Spiral Knigts (a MMORPG) and I was looking for a specific item, the Angelic Coat, so I started to offers my Team Fortress 2 weapons, and some guy was looking for a Jarate (an item in Team Fortress 2), so we make friends, traded, and done! I have my new coat and he had his new Jarate, everybody happy!

Here's the Official News from Steam:

Now you can trade Steam Gifts and in-game items from Valve games Team Fortress 2 and Portal 2, as well as from Spiral Knights, the cooperative adventure from Three Rings and Sega. We’re working with other developers to incorporate Trading and Invetories into their games, so keep an eye out for future announcements in the coming months

Your Steam Community profile now has an item Inventory, and you'll be able to view the Inventories of every public profile in the Steam Community.
Click over to the Steam Trading FAQ for more information, and get trading!

I think this image is cute!
Actually, the games supported are Team Fortress 2, Spiral Knights and Portal 2, comming soon are Left 4 Dead 2, Borderlands and Global Agenda. We hope the system works, and all games become tradable!

22 comments:

  1. I hope they make Borderlands 2. The first one was really hot.
    On a second thought, Siren was the hottest :)

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  2. That's a pretty innovating idea. Way to go STEAM.

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  3. Finally! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I can barely play Half life 2 in my pc, but great post anyway

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  5. Hah, sweet, I can't believe you can trade games for items too. Weird.

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  6. Good news! And a cute picture indeed ;)

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  7. Oh word? It's up already?

    Nice.

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  8. Brilliant. Now I have more ways to acquire more hats.

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  9. Freakin cool, now if only i had a steam account.

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  10. I'm sure this feature although a kinda simple one will make a lot of gamers happy. Thanks for the update.

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  11. Oh, those happy times when trading pokemons through a link cable seemed like the apex of technology...

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  12. By the way, I want to contact you-- could you send me an email? It's on my blogger profile!

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  13. Sweet news. You've got a really good blog going on here buddy, so I'm following. Looking forward to future updates!

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  14. Very interesting, and awesome desing :) I like this, so +follow :) Keep your energy , so I can read new interesting news :)

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