Prepaid Steam cards coming to GameStop

Prepaid "Steam Wallet" cards are now available at all US GameStop locations. They will be available in $20 and $50 denominations.

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Want to buy games off Steam but don't have a credit card or PayPal account? With a new initiative from GameStop, you'll be able to use cash and store credit to fund your next purchase on Steam.

Prepaid "Steam Wallet" cards are now available at all US GameStop locations. They will be available in $20 and $50 denominations.

"This gives even more options to customers now that they can put money in their Steam Wallet using cash, gift cards or trade credits through our convenient neighborhood locations," GameStop's Steve Nix said in a press release. "Offering Steam Wallet codes at GameStop extends more options and convenience to gamers around to the world," Valve's Jason Holtman added.

Gamers will be able to trade in a game and use that store credit towards the purchase of Steam Wallet cards. In addition, PowerUp Rewards members will be able to accrue points for purchasing Steam credit.

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    May 14, 2012 10:15 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Prepaid Steam cards coming to GameStop.

    Prepaid "Steam Wallet" cards are now available at all US GameStop locations. They will be available in $20 and $50 denominations.

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      May 14, 2012 10:20 AM

      It is about time...

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      May 14, 2012 10:26 AM

      Finally, I'll be able to turn this $20 Gamestop gift card into something useful!

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        May 14, 2012 10:30 AM

        yeah, you can finally ask your parents for giftcards that matter!

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      May 14, 2012 10:40 AM

      Amazed that Gamestop were prepared to do this, or that Valve were that convincing. Surely it would result in less customers buying games in their own stores?

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        May 14, 2012 10:45 AM

        Show me a gamestop that sells PC games and I'll show you a time machine to circa 1999.

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          May 14, 2012 1:44 PM

          Though I basically agree with you, the Gamestop closest to me actually does stock a handful of PC titles.

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        May 14, 2012 10:45 AM

        They are already bleeding from PC digital sales, this is just letting them get in on a small cut

        Most of their shoppers has to be traditional console games, I dont know any PC gamers that actually still order from B&M locations


        Its either digital from steam (or direct like Blizzard) or free release day delivery with Amazon

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          May 14, 2012 11:14 AM

          Well it is sort of extra weird since they have a competing service in Impulse.

          But I think I've figured it out - gamers want everything on Steam, but we also acknowledge that competition is good. The compromise: the other retailers (digital or retail) sell Steam games. Whether it's Steamworks-driven retail disc titles or Steam-redeemable keys, the other services can survive if they just come to accept that no one wants to run their DRM platform in addition to Steam.

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        May 14, 2012 10:46 AM

        According to joystiq.com it was GameStop manager Steve Nix who went to Valve.

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          May 14, 2012 11:25 AM

          Wait.. Steve Nix as in THAT Steve Nix?

          /looks it up

          Yep, wild, Steve Nix is a higher up at Gamestop now. Great for him!

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        May 14, 2012 3:54 PM

        If you think about it, it makes sense for G-stop. They don't really cater to the PC crowd, so it's not much in the way of lost sales. And those people buying steam card are probably doing so by selling back used games, which is G-stop's bread and butter. As a bonus, it keep people coming in to the stores and they can try and foist some pre-orders on you.

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      May 14, 2012 10:56 AM

      My work gives out crappy "Reward cards" than can only be used at like 20 crappy retailers..gamestop included!!

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      May 14, 2012 11:27 AM

      They should have done this like 5 years ago. Better late than never.

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      May 14, 2012 12:04 PM

      Looks like I may trade in my wii and all my wii games now.

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      May 14, 2012 12:21 PM

      sort of suprised there is no $60 option for new releases, but still awesome.

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      May 14, 2012 1:02 PM

      I like the idea. Come to the UK, Steam cards.

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      May 14, 2012 3:47 PM

      Dropped by a Gamestop today, first time in years, and yep they had a few dozen of both the 20s and 50s.

      Dude said they have been selling like hotcakes.

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