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Well, that was fun! I hope everyone enjoyed their time with the typhoon. Keys are being sent now via script (checking for people with multiple/unactivated wins). They'll all get distributed over the next hour or two as the script runs. :) Congrats to all of the winners!

[If you end up being marked as someone with multiple or unactivated wins, I will attempt to reach out to you on one of your threads. I'll give you 24 hours to get things fixed up as a general rule. If you don't reply or don't get things fixed, I'll re-roll. It's only fair to everyone else who is following the rules. I will automatically make exceptions for really old infractions (some people have stuff left over from like 2014 or so, and I'm not punishing anyone for old mistakes πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ») Thanks :) ]

ANOTHER QUICK EDIT: I was reminded today that I promised to share a link to the original pptx file so that people could goof around with it and see the screen tips and things if they wanted, so here ya go! (Note: you can view this for free with Powerpoint online, but obviously the best experience is if you send it to the full Powerpoint client if you have Office365 or similar. Sometimes browsers do funny things to the screen tips like truncate them.)


That's right, everyone, the latest event is finally here! Welcome to...

Grez's Trash Typhoonβ„’ 2019!

Even bigger than a Trash Tornadoβ„’, this Trash Typhoonβ„’ is making landfall and carrying all sorts of garbage in its wake! Swirling around in this giant storm are two hundred twenty six giveaways!

The fun begins when you open the slide show and start stepping through the story. All of the GAs are hidden behind objects that are part of the slides in the deck. Most of them are pretty obvious, but some are a little bit harder to see. Search each slide carefully to be sure that you found them all. The GA breakdown is as follows:

201 regular "trash" GAs - these are found directly in links on objects in the slide deck. Just hover to see if your mouse pointer changes, and if it does, click away to open up the GA!
20 "better" GAs - these are found on some of the GA pages for the trash GAs. They represent bundle games that are more valuable than the average trash GAs, or may be games that I just feel are really good or classic.
4.5 NON-Bundle GAs - these are also found on some of the trash GA pages (turns out one of the games I included was non-bundled when I purchased it, but has been bundled since πŸ˜’ (ΰ² _ΰ² ) ).

So, for those of you who keep lists and things, if you find all 201 links in the deck, you should have revealed all of the better and non-bundle GAs as well. Be sure to take a quick look at each GA while you're busy clicking on the enter button so that you don't miss them!

Also, starting with slide 3, every slide will have Vladimir Putin somewhere on it. As with other things, sometimes he is very easy to spot, and sometimes he is a bit more well-hidden. But he will be on every slide from that point on...because Putin is everywhere. You cannot escape Putin!!! 🀣

All GAs are level 2+, which means that the entry bar is set low so that lots of people can participate, but you can't be a 100% leecher. You need to have given at least a little bitty bit back to the community. If you're not there, you can easily be there in 24-48 hours for about five bucks, BTW. Level 2 is a piece of cake. The train is running for two weeks (expires at midnight CST May 29th), so you have plenty of time to find all of the trash.

As always, "trash" is a relative term. Some of the trash is actually pretty good trash. Others...well, they're literally unmitigated garbage. You'll have to sort through it all and make the decision as to which is which for yourself. Or don't, and just enter everything. Either way, it's all good by me. πŸ˜‰

Ok, that's everything that you really need to know. I suppose that means that its time for you to enter the typhoon! Have fun!


Additional notes:

  • A million thanks to dys, who once again helped with this event. I absolutely could not have gotten this result without him being involved. So everyone please send some love his way. Make sure that he has pictures of all of your cats and children. 😜🀣 Ok, maybe not that. But hey, if you wanted to find something on his wishlist that's on sale, that might be something cool to do as a group. In any case, he was instrumental to this event, so please tell him thanks when you get a chance.
  • I had created screentips/tooltips for all of the GAs in this deck when I originally made it in Powerpoint, but these did not transfer during the conversion to Articulate. It's too bad because, although its original purpose was simply to keep hyperlinks from automatically being added as screentips, I ended up being very, very silly with things and the resultant deck is loaded with puns, plays on words, and terrible Dad-level jokes. At least 10% of them may have actually even been funny. :D In any case, once the event is over, if anyone is curious enough to want to go back through things and see these, let me know and I'll grant you read-only access directly to the Powerpoint deck.
  • We continue to learn something new every time we do an event like this, and this time we were able to make the graphics look a LOT better! I was bummed on the last Trash Tornadoβ„’ with how degraded some of the graphics were. dys figured out that it was because auto-scaling was turned on. So, this time we chose a fixed resolution that should be below any normal/average display (other than a phone) that people have, and things are greatly improved. But, I wouldn't try to do this on your phone. That's not going to be a good experience, so be sure to play on your "real" device. I strongly suggest that you maximize your browser for the best experience. Also, there are a tons of graphics in this one, so when you switch pages, give it a couple of seconds to load. Everything has been tested on multiple browsers and should work perfectly.
  • This kind of event is the perfect time for me to "clean house" in terms of old/weird/forgotten keys. More importantly, this time around it's where a lot of my remaining Otaku keys went (I mean, this IS a "trash" event, and those b@stards ended up being the biggest trash of all). Anything included here was checked against the removed games list before the GAs were created, so everything should be ok. However, with this many GAs, the chances are pretty good that something somewhere may not go according to plan. If that happens, I ask that you understand and allow me to delete any problematic GAs. If this happens to you, I will try to find a consolation prize for you, which I will gift directly to you via Steam IM.
  • BTW, the Putin thing is just me being silly. You should not read any political statement or suggestion into anything, because there isn't one. I just started grabbing all of these random Putin images and finding funny places to put them, and when I showed it to my teenage son, he started to literally LOL. So, I knew that I was on to something and decided that he should be virtually everywhere. 😁
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Do you plan to publicly express your excitement for my next upcoming event? How are you going to do this?

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Yes! My friends and I have prepared a Tick Tock video for you! [for the old people around here, this is what all of the kids are doing these days]
Yeeeeeeeeesssssssssss! Nudes sent. ( Ν‘βŠ™ ΝœΚ– Ν‘βŠ™)
You didn't already see that video I sent to you earlier? See if your porn filter kept it out of your inbox.
Yes, yes! I wanted to do skywriting, but can't afford it, so instead I wrote on my bare chest with chocolate syrup. Check your Instagram DMs. ( Ν‘Β° ΝœΚ– Ν‘Β°)
I'm so pumped about you giving away more games that I'm giving you games. Check your Steam IM for keys. [Jumps up and down in excitement]
Wait...what? No, just...potato, man, potato...which I used as a prop in my naked photo shoot to show HOW FREAKING EXCITED I AM! :D

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Thanks for making and putin' it up here. bump :)

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thanks for the event :)

ohh, and here are the nudes 😈

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😱

🀣🀣🀣🀣

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Trash bump! :)

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Thanks for the giveaways!

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Bump :)

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Thanks, super.

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thanks, great GA

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Thank you very much for doing this grez. It was really fun n_n
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Thank you for the fun event!:)

I was only able to find 222 total giveaways, but I did find the 5 non-bundle giveaways.

I could have sworn I clicked on all the clickable pictures, but I must have missed some. ;)

Have a great day! :)

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But you kept track! There's a person whose OCD is after my own heart! LOL

Yeah, make sure that you found all of the Putin pictures...he is almost always hiding a little something extra, and there are a couple where he is in a fairly hard-to-spot location...

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I'm don't always feel like getting back into web development, but when I do, I am inspired by works of art like this =)

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Awwww, thanks [paws foot around on the ground] πŸ––πŸ»

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@Grez It doesn't load in FF 67 or chrome for whatever reason

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Hmmmm...a couple of people using firefox have had a small issue with no scroll bars on the new tabs, but it's worked there, otherwise. Chrome definitely works. I have the latest patch...everything was tested 100% in Chrome and Edge. You may want to check and see if you have another issue, as most people are using Chrome and it's the first I've heard of any issue with that browser. Let me know what you find out.

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Hmm. IDK what you did but it works now!
All it had been previously showing was a blank white "sheet".

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I used my 64-bit code telekinesis. πŸ˜…

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the funny thing is one or two hours ago neither Chrome nor FF worked, and now they both do. Thanks!

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Also, [this is me giving you grief over what is basically a non-issue, so ignore it] popups? not new tabs? 😁

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lol...yeah, seems to depend upon the browser a bit. Who knows what kind of purpose-specific javascript that Articulate is generating (or what HTML5 commands are being chosen...there's a base shared set among browsers, but many choose to adopt new/beta commands in their own way...remember that HTML5 is still not fully ratified 8o)?

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checks pocket-based wrist watch.
[Query: will saying, "LOL, yeah" make me sound smart or like I know what he's talking about? Yes? Okay, then.]

Err, hrmpgh. LOL, yeah. :D

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"when you feeling blue, go and continue grez's trash typhoon!" bump!

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Making SGers happy makes me happy πŸ˜€

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awesome, i can tell you created this with a smile..., but fail to understand why u picked Putin over Gizmo's evil alter ...
thanks for keeping me busy the last 2 hours :)

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Ha, it was random, I assure you. When you're looking for clip art and something (in this case, Putin) keeps coming up, sometimes you have to just assume it's the Universe telling you something and go with it.

But yeah, that's a great idea...there should be some proper Gremlins action in the future. More events to come, so I think we'll see them eventually.

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That was awesome/stupid/charming. Loved it. Thanks to both you and dys. :)

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Lol, glad you liked it.

I think the next one will be named "The Awesome/Stupid/Charming Trash Adventure." πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Many thankies, Grez1! Very cool pictures)) You're the lord of Trash now)))

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Thank you for that awesome trash ^^

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Thanks for that. The best part was some of the icons you used as part of the trash.

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Glad that it was fun! Yes, I will say that scouring the internet to choose a bunch of graphics is time-consuming (not the mention the hunt for original backgrounds and an attempt to piece these together into some semblance of a story line, and then fit the right amount of graphics into it to make it all work). That's why this came about 4-6 weeks after I'd originally planned, because I got a little ambitious with the scope, and it ended up taking longer than expected. But, I still had a good time doing it, and hopefully the result was worth it in entertainment value for everyone. πŸ˜€πŸ€“

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