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GAME Hilariously Starts Selling Steam Wallet Codes In Stores

Matt Gardner
GAME, PC games, Prepaid cards, Steam, Steam Wallet

GAME Hilariously Starts Selling Steam Wallet Codes In Stores

GAME have announced that they're due to start selling Steam Wallet codes in stores today, offering a 33 per cent discount against them for any trade ins made for a limited time - up until December 7th.

The prepaid cards will be available in denominations of £5, £10, £20, and £50 and will credit the Steam user's account with the relevant funds, much in the same way that the MSP and PSN wallets work on Xbox LIVE and PSN respectively.

"This is the latest initiative offering unrivalled value, range and ease of obtaining digital content for our UK gaming community," said GAME CEO Martyn Gibbs.

"We are delighted to be partnering with Steam as we look to grow our PC gaming communities together. The partnership forms a significant part of our increased offering for any PC gamer which will also include a full digital catalogue available on tablets in store to browse and new ways to pay for digital downloads, making the process easier and more secure than ever."

Quite why you'd go down to the high street to purchase a digital game is beyond us, but at least you can now give your loved ones a tangible Steam-related gift for Christmas now. Perhaps the best we can hope for is that a little micro-economy opens up whereby the prepaid cards drop lower than face value.

Pretty much makes their PC shelf rather redundant, although anyone who's walked into a  GAME of late will see that the PC sector has hardly been a priority for the big purple retailer.

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condracky  Nov. 30, 2012 at 15:14

Quite why you'd go down to the high street to purchase a digital game is beyond us

You didn't think too hard then did you? Not everyone can pay online with a debit/credit card, especially if you're too young. I've already seen many people happy about this as it's the only way they can buy steam games.

googleboogleuk  Nov. 30, 2012 at 16:03

Good idea, not everybody wants to or use a credit card on line.

They don't really bother much with PC games so its an easy little earner for them.

And with christmas coming up, its a easy wayto buy a present for somebody

Tsung  Nov. 30, 2012 at 16:11

33% discount on Steam codes.. Thats a deal, depends on what I have to trade in i suppose. :/

Monkae  Nov. 30, 2012 at 16:14

Plus you get an extra 33% on selected trade-ins if you're getting one of these cards. Chance of getting these cheaper than face value is a bonus, I would say.

SpiroExDeus  Dec. 4, 2014 at 23:19

Hm. Yeah. Can't think why anyone's granny would want to go in a physical store and get a physical card. Because you know, all relatives who don''t have a clue about what computer game Johny wants for Christmas and don't game themselves will know to remember to log in online set up their own Steam account and gift their relatives some cash into their steam account.

Or, you know, maybe someone could come up with a more convenient way for non-gamers to buy gamers games as presents.... Now what kind of store would someone buy such a card from. It'd have to be a store with an obvious kind of name something like "Gamer" or something Ggame-related but I can't for the life of me think what such a store could be called....


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