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Steam Trade Offers Launch

Steam News offers details on a new Steam Trading feature called Trade Offers, which will allow players to package inventory items to offer trades to Steam friends, allowing for asynchronous trading even when one party is offline. They have a FAQ with all the details, and here's the outline:

Today we’re shipping a new feature we’re calling Trade Offers that allows you to send a prepackaged trade to a friend. It’s similar to regular trading, except you propose the items for both sides. You select the items you’re willing to give up from your inventory and what you’d like to receive from your friend, and send it off. Your friend will receive a notification in the green drop down and can then choose to accept, decline, or make a counter offer. Unlike regular Steam Trading, you don't need to both be online at the same time. Plus, trade offers can be sent and received using a web browser.

You can create an offer from a few places: from the Trade Offers page in your Inventory, from a friend’s Inventory, and from any of your badge pages you can send a friend a trade offer based on the trading cards you still need collect.

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35. Re: I read sept 3 and think Rome II Sep 5, 2013, 13:58 Verno
 
Tim wrote on Sep 5, 2013, 13:11:
Out of interest are Steam titles cheaper for you than physical copies?

They are normally for me, it depends on if you preorder or not and what other offers the publisher offers. For example several times recently I've gotten benefits for owning a previous game or DLC, been given 10% off or etc. They are certainly better on the whole than the console physical media equivalent. Regardless it's an aside that doesn't really address my main point that Microsoft didn't just fuck up in PR, their entire execution was flawed and highly anti-consumer
 
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