Valve marketing boss Doug Lombardi has denied a rumour that the Steam game download service would offer a trade and exchange service.
The rumour originally surfaced when NowGamer interviewed games analyst Michael Pachter about the effect of used game sales on the industry and Pachter said:
"Steam is phenomenal, it’s a great service. Steam gives gamers enough other stuff so that they don’t resent the fact they can’t trade in their games. And you know, name all the Steam games that you’ve purchased that you’ve traded back in to somebody else for credit. Steam’s about to let you do that supposedly, you know like trade and exchange, but they’re going to take a fee from it."
However when GameInformer asked Valve marketing boss Doug Lombardi about the trade in scheme he replied simply: “Not true. We have never met with Mr. Pachter."