A look at the Steamloader service
So as we’ve been generating some bitcoin for a little while now for the mining pools we’ve been reviewing we thought it would be time to spend some of them on a couple of things.
So as I’m a gamer, and had used Steamloader.com (now PremiumGiftCards.com) earlier in the summer a couple of times, and thought I’d have a look at them again for the site to share the experience. The same company also runs the same service for Hulu, Playstation, Spotify and Xbox, but as most of these are for US versions which I can’t use in Ireland (if you are looking for these, check out our pock.io review). But as Steam is sensible enough to let you use a code from anywhere in the world and just convert it into your local currency, so this should work no matter where you are in the world.
Once you’re on the site, you have three choices, to buy a $20, $50 or $100 voucher. The site adds a $1 service charge per code. They have a number in stock at any time, and these are updated several times a day, so if you don’t have something in stock, you can still queue an order. Once you select your price, you are brought to a screen which has information, and also receive an email. You then send the coins to the wallet (including network transaction fee of course). The screen refreshes regularly, so it detects the payment.
After just one confirmation, the key is revealed, and also emailed to you. After that you just open up the steam website or client, and enter the code. My account is in euro, so it then did a currency translation which I accepted, and the funds went straight onto my account, ready to spend on my wishlist next time there’s a sale. Overall, the process wasn’t more than 20 minutes, and does exactly what it says it’ll do. So if you’re looking to buy some games, Steamloader is a great little service.