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I have never traded a game on Steam before.

 

Reading up on it I found you can only trade gifted games. I haven't literally received any games as a gift, but I have a crapload of Steam keys (from bundle purchases) that could be added to gift inventory. Mostly indie titles but also some AAA games I've no interest in.

 

There's a short-list of titles I'm seeking, which I could put here, but not sure if that's within proper decorum..?

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All Hitmans., All Tomb Raiders, both Kane and Lynch and may others I have never installed them and I have no Idea of how to pass on a key once its purchased.

 

Steam, GamerGate and GOG, are loading my hard drive with 500 or more games, it is completely ridiculous.

 

Talley:

 

Steam: 231

GmarsGate. (some are just keys) 96

GOG: 144

Other from independent studios (legal) downloads about 50

Retail boxed games: 50

 

571 games, give or take a few 50 or so.

 

If its possible to trade on these bundles please let me know. Although I think (even bundles) once your game is in your library it yours and cannot be traded. Any Games for Windows,Uplay or Origin game are impossible to pass on, its hard to play games I own on these DRMs

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I don't know exactly how it works either. For Steam, official trading only works with one "gift" for another. It all sounds like a nuisance though.

 

And you are correct.. once added to your official library (even if unplayed) no one else can get your game. This only works for games in your gift inventory.

 

If you have any unclaimed keys: The other way to do this is more crude but works if both parties are honest. Just find the unclaimed Steam key for the game you're not going to play (from a Bundle, for instance) and send it via PM, in exchange for another. I've also given some away that I'm never going to use for nothing in exchange, might as well give it to someone who's interested.

 

Any of these options would work, lemme know what you think.

 

Titles I'm looking for:

 

Observer

STASIS

Assassin's Creed 2

Singularity

Bulletstorm

Skyrim

Max Payne 3

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

 

Let me know which older titles (or indie games) you're seeking and I'll see if I have any.

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I don't know exactly how it works either. For Steam, official trading only works with one "gift" for another. It all sounds like a nuisance though.

 

And you are correct.. once added to your official library (even if unplayed) no one else can get your game. This only works for games in your gift inventory.

 

If you have any unclaimed keys: The other way to do this is more crude but works if both parties are honest. Just find the unclaimed Steam key for the game you're not going to play (from a Bundle, for instance) and send it via PM, in exchange for another. I've also given some away that I'm never going to use for nothing in exchange, might as well give it to someone who's interested.

 

Any of these options would work, lemme know what you think.

 

Titles I'm looking for:

 

Observer

STASIS

Assassin's Creed 2

Singularity

Bulletstorm

Skyrim

Max Payne 3

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

 

Let me know which older titles (or indie games) you're seeking and I'll see if I have any.

Bulletstorm is the dreaded dual DRM Microshafts Game For Window Live and Steam.

 

I would look for people with GamersGate purchases, the cool thing about GamersGate is that they sell most new games with keys to unlock games on Steam, so these keys are actual currency. Unfortunately Assassin's creed before the third installments are just setups to install. After that Steam will send you to Uplay, another dreaded DRM to play. Any Far Cry 3 and above and Assassins creed 3 and above will be Uplay controlled.

 

http://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/1/864975026886264359/

 

This looks like If you buy a game in a bundle for yourself gifting is not possible, but I do see your logic, gifting a super sale bundle of games you do not particularly like, to use as a trade. Then comes the question of, If you only want a certain game, can you just wait for a sale. Usual bundles for Bethesda and ID are fairly expensive, with fallout and Elders Scrolls as being AAA games.

 

I think the trading of keys should be done with GamersGate as they literally just sell anonymous keys.

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Reading some more on this: You can gift games from bundles as long as you don't plan to use that game. It creates a URL that you can send to a friend to activate. (I was wrong about being able to store these games as Extra Copies for trades, though.)

 

This is from the official site:

https://support.humblebundle.com/hc/en-us/articles/202712460-Purchasing-and-Sending-Gifts#partial

 

Also, I'm quite certain I've given the Steam key from games I had no interest in, to others, and it worked. After all each key can only be activated once; doesn't matter who does the activation. However more recently Humble Bundle changed and does not provide literal keys it links *directly* to your Steam account. That said, I have many bundles from BEFORE the change with unclaimed games (or, unused keys) and these could be sent to anyone interested.

 

Anyone looking for a trade should post here, or contact via PM.

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