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Steam Trading Cards will be leaving beta and rolling out to all Steam users on Wednesday, June 26 at 11am PDT, according to Valve themselves. That's 7pm if you're in the UK, clock fans. But what happens after that? Valve are being coy, hinting at an upcoming event that could well be the annual Steam Summer Sale.



 


Steam Trading Cards are virtual items dropped randomly into your inventory while playing certain Steam games. Unlocking a full set of cards for a given game requires players to trade with other Steam users to acquire cards otherwise unattainable through play. A bit like Pok?mon, but with Valve dollars. You get all sorts of prizes and badges and experience points for completing a set, along with a chance to earn discount coupons for the Steam Store.


The announcement can be found on the Steam forum, and signs off with a nod to an upcoming event, claiming that "making trading cards available to all Steam users is a step towards an event we think everyone can be excited about".


Steam's Summer Sales traditionally begin around the end of June and the beginning of July, and tend to introduce some sort of meta-game element to entice customers into emptying their wallets. Tying Trading Cards to the Summer Sale makes a whole lot of sense.


Previous Steam Summer Sale start dates are June 24, 2010, June 30, 2011 and July 12, 2012. With the sale having started on a Thursday for three years running, it wouldn't surprise us to see the event starting this week or next.


God help us.


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Oh no. My poor wallet.

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Time to shorten my Wish List (hopefully).

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Just realised I have $21 in my steam wallet. 'sall good.

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Just waiting for some particular goodies I've been meaning to get my paws on. :P

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Thought maybe they were releasing the physical trading cards finally :p

 

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My credit card is already cringing... :(

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Nooooo I just started a new job, I had plans to save.

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I can't honestly think what i would buy in the Steam Sale but i'm sure i'll find something to buy and never play :laugh:

 

If the Steam summer sale is going to happen this week. It'll be on the Thursday when the current midweek sales end.

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Nooooo I just started a new job, I had plans to save.

 

 

Valve laughs at your attempt to resist their sales.

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I'm not sure if you can "hint" at something that is an annual occurence...that said, I'd forgotten that it was so near. My wallet won't like me for a while now.

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No sign of a sale yet this side of the pond. :(

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No sign of a sale yet this side of the pond. :(

 

Everyone seems pretty sure it will start on a Thursday, anyway.

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Just realised I have $21 in my steam wallet. 'sall good.

 

Stupid question what is Steam wallet and how do you get money in it ?

 

Hope for a Torchlight 2 deal.

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Stupid question what is Steam wallet and how do you get money in it ?

 

It's just a way to buy things through Steam, it's under your account somewhere. it's mostly used for TF2 / DOTA 2 purchases.

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Stupid question what is Steam wallet and how do you get money in it ?

 

Hope for a Torchlight 2 deal.

https://store.steampowered.com/steamaccount/addfunds

 

I usually just add funds so when things like this come around and I don't have money I can still have some credit to buy stuff :)

 

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You can go here to watch for sales you want 

 

http://www.steamwatch.com/

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