What am I looking at?



  • Steam kept giving me annoying "item inventory" notifications. So I clicked them and found this.

    I can't click on anything to see what it is, what it does, why I have it, yet I can trade it? Or something?

    WTF's the point? Half-baked secondary achievement system? Unusable trading cards for greatness of e-peen? Rogue developer features? I have to be missing something.


  • area_deu

    Many trading cards contain pretty pretty wallpapers when you look at them.
    And you can trade them away for Steam Wallet Moneys.

    They've been around for a while (A year or so?)


  • kills Dumbledore

    I remember taking a while before I could work out where the new items were when I first started getting cards.

    I tend to sell them. You only get a few pence each for them but I'm still amazed that people are willing to pay that much for a bit of epeen. I still have my beta participation card because nobody's taken me up on the £10 asking price yet



  • You can give them all to me. I'll take them.

    Rantis and I have a "Steam level" competition (yes, e-peen), and he's at 38 and I'm only at 40 which isn't a very comfortable lead. (Although he got the 500xp Steamworks Developer bonus for being in the Guncraft team, bah.) The more card sets I complete, the more XP I get.


  • kills Dumbledore

    PM me your Steam ID and you can have mine. I've got a few X-Com ones, the aforementioned beta participant one and a couple of others (probably a few Civ V ones after spending about 5 hours playing it last night)



  • You can also sell them on the marketplace for Steam wallet money. You can save tens of cents on your next game!



  • You're looking at yet another way Steam has managed to gamify shopping.

    "Play our winter game! Give us more money than other people and unlock exclusive achievements"



  • gotta make dem valve buks


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @anonymous234 said:

    You're looking at yet another way Steam has managed to gamify shopping.
    And yet NO HALF-LIFE 3!



  • @anonymous234 said:

    You're looking at yet another way Steam has managed to gamify shopping.

    But somehow that's cooler to some than clicking on a button to show your appreciation for fellow posters.


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