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Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint?

A Steam community post announces that the Steam Trading Cards program will be leaving beta on Wednesday June 26th at 1:00 pm EDT. PCGamesN notes this includes a hint that Valve's annual summer sale may be nearing, as they cap the news with: "Making trading cards available to all Steam users is a step towards an event we think everyone can be excited about..." Thanks VG247.

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19. Re: Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint? Jun 24, 2013, 20:33 jimnms
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 24, 2013, 14:07:
Alright -- someone give me the short version explanation of what these "Steam Trading Cards" are. I have not been paying attention.
It's a cheap cash grab for Valve. You can only earn half of the cards by playing the game. The rest you have to get by trading or buying them from the market (which Valve gets a cut).

I don't understand how it's supposed to work. If you can only unlock half the cards for a game, then how do you get the other half by actually trading them? If another person trades the half they have, then they can't unlock the badge. They did add booster packs, but it's a small chance to drop that goes up the higher your "level."

Once you collect all the cards and craft the badge, are the cards consumed or can you still trade them? I haven't collected a full set of cards to craft a badge, so I don't know. It would make since if you keep the cards after crafting the badge, otherwise it seems that only half of a game's owners can get the full set.

Oh and I still have two beta invites if anyone wants them.
 
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  1. Jun 24, 10:23 Re: Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint? Rhino
  2. Jun 24, 10:31  Re: Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint? SpectralMeat
  3. Jun 24, 11:37 Re: Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint? xXBatmanXx
  4. Jun 24, 11:45  Re: Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint? nin
  5. Jun 24, 12:19   Re: Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint? xXBatmanXx
  9. Jun 24, 12:55    Re: Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint? nin
  8. Jun 24, 12:39   Re: Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint? Frijoles
  7. Jun 24, 12:38  Re: Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint? ASeven
  6. Jun 24, 12:23 Re: Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint? jacobvandy
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  11. Jun 24, 13:39 Re: Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint? Cutter
  13. Jun 24, 14:05  Re: Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint? nin
  12. Jun 24, 14:03 Re: Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint? jacobvandy
  14. Jun 24, 14:07 Re: Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint? Mr. Tact
  15. Jun 24, 14:17  Re: Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint? nin
  17. Jun 24, 17:40   Re: Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint? ViRGE
  18. Jun 24, 19:49   Re: Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint? Panickd
>> 19. Jun 24, 20:33  Re: Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint? jimnms
  20. Jun 24, 20:53   Re: Steam Cards Leave Beta - Summer Sale Hint? jacobvandy
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