Update

Well, the event has ended, the keys have been sent, and most winners have already registered them! Thanks to everyone who played, and I hope that you had a good time! Congrats to all of the winners of junk and not-junk!

For those of you who got a revoked key and notified me about it, I've already put in delete requests. A couple of you have already sent me friend invites on Steam, and I've accepted...we'll IM later and I'll get you consolation prizes. Any requests for re-rolls have already been submitted to the mods as well. As soon as all of the above things are processed, I'll update the top of this thread, and will communicate directly with people whenever necessary.

In the meantime, stay home, stay safe, and play video games! Cheers!


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

Grez's Junk Jamboreeβ„’ 2020!

With the current year basically being canceled, we need things to do while we shelter in place! Amidst all of the mess of this event are one hundred eighty-one giveaways!

If you're familiar with my trash events, you may be asking, "Yo, Grez, what happened to the Trash Tornadoβ„’?" Well, I started to make another, and then I realized that I was running out of good tornado graphics, and it just wasn't shaping up to be as much fun. So, I thought I'd try something slightly different, but with tons of absurdist potential. And so the Junk Jamboree was born!

The fun begins when you open the slide show and start stepping through the insanity. 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:

  • 160 regular "junk" 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!
  • 15 "better" GAs - these are found on some of the GA pages for the junk 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. There are 15 slides, so there is one of these per slide
  • 6 NON-Bundle GAs - these are also found on some of the junk GA pages. They are randomly dispersed throughout the slides, so just pay close attention to each bit of junk that you open up to ensure you don't miss them.

So, for those of you who keep lists and things, if you find all 181 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!

All junk GAs are level 1+, 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. For the "better" bundled GAs, you need to be level 2+. And, for the non-bundled GAs, you need to be level 3+.

Level 2 is a piece of cake. If you're not there, you can easily be there in 24-48 hours for about five bucks, BTW. Level 3 still isn't hard...I hit level 3 before the end of my first month on Steamgifts. So, if you want to up your game, now's the time to give back to the world while we're all self-isolating!

The train is running for one week (expires at noon CST April 11th), so you have plenty of time to find all of the junk.

As always, "junk" is a relative term. Some of the junk is actually pretty good junk. 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. With this stuff, entering for a +1 is a completely acceptable motivation. 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 Jamboree! Have fun!

P.S. I just found out that dys added five bonus gibs in the slides! I have no idea where they are, so I'll be looking for them too! Anyway, that brings the GA total up to 186 for the whole thing. Good luck!

P.S.S. Also, today, April 4th, is my birthday. I have a little 24-hour jigidi GA running, so go have some fun with that, too. :)


Additional notes:

Once again, a million thanks to dys, who helped with this event by converting my insane Powerpoint art into a navigable browser-based presentation. I absolutely could not have gotten this done without him being involved, at least not at this level of quality. He took time out from his own personal chaos to help me out with this. So everyone please send some love his way. Send him all of your trash keys! (Ok, actually, don't because he hates that crap...lol.) In any case, he was instrumental to this event, so please tell him thanks when you get a chance.

Everything was tested on both Chrome and Edge, and both worked 100%. Some of the load times may be a few seconds...this is normal, because I have a crap-ton of graphics in here (and I took the time to compress things as much as possible, but it's still a lot). Just take a breath and be patient if it's a little slow, and it will load momentarily. Also, I strongly suggest that you play this on a PC or at least a large tablet...it's not going to be a good experience on a phone or other small screen.

This kind of event is the perfect time for me to "clean house" in terms of old/weird/forgotten keys. Some of these are really old. I also am (finally!) cleaning out almost every last remaining Otaku/Gogobundle key from my spreadsheet. 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, and with quite a few keys being old, 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.

Fun fact: I had to ask the mods to re-add at least 9 different games to complete this list of junk GAs. So there are at least that many removed games in this event, but probably around double that...just in case you're a removed games collector and you care. πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ»

Also, the appearance of political figures/royalty/etc. is just me being silly. You should not read any political statement or suggestion into anything, because there isn't one. The whole thing is supposed to just be bizarre and absurd, so please interpret everything with the mirth with which it was intended, ok? Nothing but love for everyone's country/culture/etc. We're all in this mess together right now. 😁 πŸ€œπŸΌπŸ€›πŸΌ

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Are you staying the @#$! home? [Hint: there's only one correct answer for most people -- and if you get it right, it means that you have an excuse to just play all of the junk that you win :D]

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Yes! Holy @#$!balls, YES! I'm doing my part to help the world get through this global crisis. 🀘🏻😎🀘🏻
No, because I'm selfish trash, just like these games. 😜
No, because I'm a first responder, medical professional, or am keeping the food supply going. [In this case, THANK YOU! You are a freaking HERO.] 🍻

Holy ****! This is awesome, thank you very much OP for this event (and for kys 🍻)!
For now i found 69 GA (incl. 8 hidden GA) on first 6 slides :>

2 months ago
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Bump. Thanks grez1 and dys for this event.

2 months ago
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Yosh! It's been a long time since I took a ride on your trains, and yes, playing games is a great excuse to stay home (even doing home office is a bit slower now). I recently discovered that my taste in games has changed, and now, well... I just want to play games that I don't have yet. (terrible for me) :p
BTW, I loved the music in the middle of the "junk", was a great playlist while I was doing my "hunt".
Thank you for this big GA, and a special thanks to @dys too, for helping you!
StaySafeYouToo

2 months ago
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Thanks for the fun event!

2 months ago
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Thank you! I'm sure this will be just as fun as your Trash Tornadosβ„’.

2 months ago
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Bumps'n'Thanks!

2 months ago
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Bump, very fun. Thank you.

2 months ago
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I managed to find 183 links, my eyes are all tired now. It always amazes me how you are able to do such fun to play events. Thank you very much!

2 months ago
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Aw, thanks! Glad you're having a good time!

2 months ago
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Juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunkkkk!!!! Mwaaaahahaha, so much junk!!!! And it's still not over, as I've found 179 GAs and the 2 remaining ones are NON-bundled games. OMG, I don't wanna go through all that junk again... 😰

Thanks Grez & dys for an awesome event!

2 months ago
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Loved the tornado, already loving this! <3

2 months ago
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Find..(ο½’ο½₯ΞΈο½₯ ) πŸ›Έ( ο½’ο½₯ΞΈο½₯)Find...

Oops! Warp for 1 hour!⌚
The dimensions are distorted! There may be black holes! lol XDD

Thank you EventπŸ˜„

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2 months ago
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🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

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2 months ago
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Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up ...

2 months ago
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Hahaha, yeah, I was feeling so smug for noticing that link, and then... BAM! Rickrolled! 🀣

2 months ago
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Ah, that WAS well done. Deep plot.

2 months ago
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😁😁😁😈

My son actually suggested that at the last minute...he went, "Dad it's digital junk...and a Rickroll is the ultimate in digital junk!" I thought for second and went, "yup, you're right. Let's do this thing!" :D

I super-imposed the 80085 from a calculator onto that old phone, doing a little spacial manipulation to make it line up correctly, blend, etc. (essentially look like it was supposed to be there).

1 month ago
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Was just right. Thanks for the funπŸ‘ŒπŸ»

1 month ago
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yep my smugness was rewarded by Mr Astley as well

1 month ago
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Thanks for the junk! It was fun searching it all. :)
I came so close to something "unknown", but it was "taken"

2 months ago
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Was it Putin adjacent?

2 months ago
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As a matter of fact it was... close, yeah :)

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That didn't take long. I was wondering how subtle they were.

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😁😁😁😁😁

2 months ago
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Nice event!

2 months ago
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Yay he's back πŸ₯³

Have a bump and stay save! πŸ˜€

2 months ago
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Just my way to give the middle finger to Coronavirus! :D

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Cheers for the junk. Had a ton of fun looking through the images.
Thank you Grez and dys for this event :)

2 months ago
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You're welcome!!!

2 months ago
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Thanks & bump.

2 months ago
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You know, I go into your events expecting to hide every game I see, and here you are offering 1 game I actually wanted to enter! (Out of those I found anyway)

Thanks but... where do you even get all this poop from?
(I also expected to see WALL-E here somewhere, best movie ever)

2 months ago
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Oooo...good one. I should think about an entire WALL-E themed event some other time. :D

As for the keys...I'll get bundles and give away the better stuff, and there are usually leftovers that are largely terrible. I'll collect them all in a spreadsheet, and when it reaches critical mass, I blast them all out in an event. :D

2 months ago
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This is amazing.
I do not want to think how much effort you spent on this

2 months ago
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Lol, yeah, it took a few minutes... (or, you know, a few hours a night for several nights...ha ha ha ha ha)

Glad you're having fun, though. That's the whole point. :)

2 months ago
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Dude, you are crazy. Another event already :)

Thank you and special thanks to dys as well.Stay safe and healthy!

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Thanks!!!

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Thanks for all the giveaways

2 months ago
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Thank you for all of the effort! I think I found everything, or... at least enough that I've stopped looking. I may have miscounted throughout it...

2 months ago
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I like these, have a bump :)

2 months ago
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Thank you so much grez1 and dys for this awesome event and GAs (and of course the previous ones too)! πŸ˜ƒ
I managed to find 185/186 links. ;)

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