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Steam Gift Trading Sees a Change

Category: Gaming
Posted: 11:00AM

Steam sales are a great time to stock up on games, like the one going on now and the one likely to start later this month. These games can be purchased for yourself, or purchased and placed in your inventory, to be gifted or traded away later. In the case of trading games, it will be later than it had been as Valve now blocks game trades for 30 days after the purchase. Games can still be gifted at any time as the change is only to the trading system.

The reason for this change is that some people were apparently exploiting the time it can take to process a transaction. A game would enter their inventory, allowing them to trade it for something, only to have the game they traded away revoked from the new owner. The person exploiting the system would still have whatever they traded for.

Source: Steam Trading Cards Group

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