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Old August 13, 2011, 11:40 AM
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Default Valve Reveals Steam Trading Beta

http://www.computerandvideogames.com...-trading-beta/

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"Team Fortress 2 items and Steam Gifts can currently be traded in the Steam Trading Beta," it says.

"Any game you've purchased from the store as a gift, or received as an Extra Copy, can be traded to other users. They can be used to trade for other Gifts, or for items in Team Fortress 2.

"We've added a new checkout option to the Store when purchasing a gift so you can save it for trading or sending later, to support users who want to save games for trade fodder."

Valve says it's working with other developers to incorporate the new feature into more games "in the next few months" and expects Portal 2 should be updated with the feature "reasonably soon".

You can get in on the beta by clicking through to the Settings category in Steam and then opting into Steam Trading Beta.
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hopefully they will eventually allow you to trade games you have duplicates of.
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Old August 13, 2011, 03:04 PM
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hopefully they will eventually allow you to trade games you have duplicates of.
Any game you've purchased from the store as a gift, or received as an Extra Copy, can be traded to other users.

I think that answers your questions right there Thorn.
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Old August 13, 2011, 03:15 PM
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don't see that option anymore, had portal in my library already then bought the orange box, and i dont see an option to gift/trade my extra copy.
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Old August 13, 2011, 04:20 PM
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Any game you've purchased from the store as a gift, or received as an Extra Copy, can be traded to other users.

I think that answers your questions right there Thorn.
Unfortunately I have Brink the I preordered from D2D that was added to steam (Brink uses steamworks) and then I bought the Quakecon pack which comes with Brink. I tried trading with my brother and it does not show up as tradeable. I believe the only things that are tradable are those that you buy as gifts or when you buy those 4 packs which give 3 extra copies.
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Old August 13, 2011, 04:21 PM
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about time, Have always been midly miffed that when I bought a pack with a game or 2 in it I could do squat with it. Will have to keep an eye on this.
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It'd be nice if you can trade the existing games you own in your library
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Old August 15, 2011, 02:54 PM
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If you go to Games-> Manage Gifts and Guest Passes, you should be able to give gifts or extra copies. If you can't, you can opt for the Steam Trading Beta and see what's in there.
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