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.
5 NON-Bundle GAs - these are also found on some of the trash GA pages.

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

"Trash"

...something 's gone wrong, cause whenever i'll read that word i'd see a girl, a young grez and such

(eeev's fault, as usual)
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Bump Trash!

1 week ago
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Bump.

1 week ago
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Bump (Thanks, found a few kitchy things that might suit :)

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Wow, so elaborate. Thanks!

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πŸ˜€

Glad you had fun!

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Loved your placement of images!

1 week ago
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lol, thanks

If you liked this, I wish you could have seen my goofy-@ss screen tips for everything...there were some puns in there so bad, they'd make you stand up and slap yo' mama. 🀣

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Good thing I didn't see them then...I would have to REMAIN standing for another week! :)

1 week ago
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bamp

1 week ago
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Had lots of fun, thank you for the gas!

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1 week ago
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What a load of trash! πŸ˜œπŸ‘Œ

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1 week ago
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Ha, I might need to find a way to integrate that picture into another event... :D

1 week ago
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😁

1 week ago
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Thanks for another fun event, Grez!

I didn't keep count but I'm sure I found most. The images were really well done, some looked not out of place at all against the background, that must have taken quite some work.

One real weird thing: the SteamGifts pages that opened via the slides did not have a vertical scrollbar, not even when reloading the page. Only opening them in a new tab fixed it. I guess it's something to do with my Firefox settings but I never saw that before.

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Hmmm...weird. I'll run that by dys to see if there's something we can do about it for next time. Maybe there's a way to force opening the links in a new tab instead of a new window. I don't seem to have that issue in Chrome or Edge, so it looks like it's specific to Firefox. Thanks for the heads-up!

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They do open in a new tab next to the tab the slides are in, so that part's fine.

Don't worry too much though; unless other people get the same thing it's probably due to me having changed stuff deep within Firefox via About:Config and userChrome.css. (Cause they had to block addons from doing those things these days.)

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πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

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BUMP

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Trash tsunami - Fallout 76 and Epic Store ahah

BUMP!

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😁😁😁😁

Glad that someone finally noticed those! When my son saw those, he literally lol'd and said, "well played, Dad, well played."

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those are fun and thought I would never say it was fun being in a tornado but there ya go...as to being old....your never to old when you have google search, just google, find out what it is and voila..now your in the know~ but hey what do I know, I'm old enough to remember vcr's, records and dial up phones, oh yah and DOS! lol. thanks for the fun ^.^/

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I taught myself to program in GWBASIC with a reference manual and Family Computing magazine. That's how old I am. lol

Still have a functional copy of IBM DOS 2.0 on 5.25" floppy at my Mom's house (to go along with the still-fully-operating IBM PCjr., a true relic)!

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Boop boop
Thank you for the fun activity xD

1 week ago
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Depressing bump.

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πŸ€£πŸ‘…

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Your events are always the best, cheers grez!

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I'm glad that you like 'em. That makes the work worth it. πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ»

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Very funny train, Thank You a lot!

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This event is always fun, thank you very much for organizing it!

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You're welcome! Thanks for being part of it. :)

Oh, look, you dropped this: πŸ’™

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1 week ago
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Bump thanks again Grez :D . They are so elaborate I have not found them all, I'll come back later for another round of typhoon crazyness :D

1 week ago
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bump!

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Cleaning completed!

1 week ago
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So much rubbish, so much trash, so much junk, so much garbage... half of it I could not even wish for, because I have not seen it before... thank you, I love it :))

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Thanks a lot for greatest typhoon!

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Still picking my way through it... Something about this website you've set up has broken scrolling on new SG tabs for me, though. o_O

It's very strange.

Anyway, thanks for the awesome event grez!

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You're welcome!

BTW...are you using Firefox? I had one other person say that was an issue for them, too, but it appears (so far) to be limited to the FF browser. Chrome and Edge appear to be fine.

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Yep, Firefox.

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Bump! Very Fun!

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