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STEAM GIFTING CHANGES

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Kyzzer 36 minutes ago 
Great...so now I can't give people Christmas gifts over steam anymore, unless I buy the gift on Christmas morning. Cause that's exactly how I want to spend my holiday.
markus 56 minutes ago 
I also agree that this is not an improvement, but actually made things worse.
Just now I wanted to buy Portal 2, so I could later gift it to someone in order to play coop after I finished the single player. I don’t know yet who I’ll be playing coop with. But I can’t buy the gift now without specifying a recipient.
I don’t even care about sending gifts internationally.
I want to be able to buy a game, store it, and use the gift when it’s needed for whoever I need it.

The new system makes sense as an addition to the old system.
But getting rid of the ability to store gifts in your inventory really is a step backwards.
~P~R~I~M~A~L~ 1 hour ago 
GreenManGaming, Humble Bundle, Bundle Stars(Fanatical), Indiegala, GOG and many more sites offer way better service than this.
Morqueus 2 hours ago 
What a shame, I was really forward for this sale that way I can store gifts in my inventory.
Sparxz 3 hours ago 
Big mistake. Not only did they make a huge mess out of buyng gifts, when i want to select the date i want the otions are below the taskbar. So i cant select the date i want GG
youlikeicecream 6 hours ago 
Not buying any more gifts until we can store them in our inventory, Enjoy the loss of sales.
CeeJay.dk 9 hours ago 
So today I wanted to buy a game for our company christmas raffle (we have a lot of gamers in our company) and it's black friday to so games are on sale - great .. except I find I now have to know exactly who will recieve it before hand and they must have a steam account and be on my friendslist which also excludes limited accounts so any recipient who did not have steam must first buy a game to recieve the present they might have won in the raffle. You just lost a sale (that was an annual tradition so one each year)
Artorias 9 hours ago 
Steam just got worse
silkgrey 20 hours ago 
Well Steam have just missed out on lotsa money coz I was intending to send a great many Christmas gifts via them. Now my gaming friends and family get non computer game gifts and we can all avoid using Steam games. What a bunch of dicks at Steam!
TheNoise Nov 23 @ 2:57am 
Possibly worst choice valva has made to date. To read the truth behind this article is to read between the lines - no more freedom for users. Shows how greedy and corporate you are on every step. I will never understand how most indie developers who don't care about profit as much as you do still decide to release their games on this platform. More restrictions like this and I'm sure people will get disinterested in your "patronage options"