Steam Trading Cards Service Now in Beta

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Forget achievements and trophies, y’all. Valve is sparking the next revolution in video game rewards with today’s beta launch of Steam Trading Cards.

Simply by gaming on Steam, you can now begin to earn game-specific trading cards to collect, trade and redeem for rewards like coupons and profile wallpapers. For most players, Steam Trading Cards will become the new way to bolster gamer cred. After collecting all cards in a complete set, they can be traded in for a game badge. These badges will appear on your account profile as existing badges do, however by earning game-specific badges you will be able to earn additional perks as well as experience points to increase your overall Steam Level.

Steam Trading Cards is only in its beta phase right now, launching with invite-only access and a limited number of supported games. Currently, trading cards can be earned from playing Don’t Starve, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Team Fortress 2, Portal 2 and Half-Life 2.

Entering for the beta is a snap, if you’re interested in collecting some digital cards. By simply joining the Steam Trading Cards Group, you will be entered to receive an email invite on a first come, first served basis. Easy as that.

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