Steam Trading Cards leaving beta Wednesday

Valve announced today that the Steam Trading Cards system will be coming out of beta this Wednesday, with a large new batch of cards.

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The Steam Trading Card program, which Valve launched in May, is already coming out of beta. The company announced plans to release the full version on Wednesday at 11 AM PT, along with a large batch of new cards to collect.

Valve announced the plans on its forums. It didn't detail which games will get cards in Wednesday's update, but it did say that "several games" will get the additions instead of the usual, smaller Tuesday and Thursday releases. It also noted that for the time being it is going to be focusing on fixing bugs, pushing extra features like Trade Offers and the Card Binder to an unspecified post-release date.

When the beta launched, cards were supported in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Don't Starve, Half-Life 2, Portal 2, and Team Fortress 2. Games have been regularly added since then, for a grand total of more than 30 now. You can check out the full list of supported games and give feedback at the Steam group.

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    June 24, 2013 9:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Steam Trading Cards leaving beta Wednesday.

    Valve announced today that the Steam Trading Cards system will be coming out of beta this Wednesday, with a large new batch of cards.

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      June 24, 2013 9:01 AM

      I completely don't understand what this stuff does.

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        June 24, 2013 9:10 AM

        http://steamcommunity.com/tradingcards/faq/

        Mostly just bragging rights on how much of your financial investments belong to Steam.

        Steam: "All your disposable income are belong to us."
        Sigh.. yeah, mostly true when it comes to their crazy sales.

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        June 24, 2013 9:12 AM

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        June 24, 2013 9:28 AM

        just fluff

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        June 24, 2013 10:02 AM

        it's a next level achievement system to try to add value/epeen to your account since their achievement system was too much of a free for all for anyone to care about them

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      June 24, 2013 9:12 AM

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        June 24, 2013 9:13 AM

        I do, play game for a few hours, sell drops to suckers for cash!

        plus the new profiles are pretty spiffy

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        June 24, 2013 9:14 AM

        I sold a couple of them on the community market. put a few bucks in my steam wallet. that's kinda cool

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      June 24, 2013 9:28 AM

      This also means that summer sales are starting right after this or immediately with trading cards going public.

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        June 24, 2013 9:34 AM

        no it doesn't

        "is a step towards an event" does not equate to a date

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      June 24, 2013 11:02 AM

      have no interest in collecting cards but when I a game I'm playing has em and I can sell them for ~.50-1.00 its kinda nice.

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