Introduction


Playing Appreciated is a group for members that like to play games they win and for giveaway creators that like to see their games getting played. This sounds simple, yet requires committent and dedication from members by filtering out games they like to play from all group giveaways and when won playing those within one month. In return members will get higher chances of winning games they want and creators will know their giveaways have a high chance of getting played. The group has more than 850 members and over 14500 historical giveaways.

Group rules


  • You need to set and keep your Steam privacy settings for My profile and Game details public (example);
  • You will play all giveaways you win via this group within one month;
  • When creating a giveaway it is recommended to include a small group rule reminder in your giveaway, something like: "This is a Playing Appreciated giveaway, by joining you commit to playing this game within a month when won.".

How to join


  1. Make sure you did not violate any SteamGifts rules in the last month;
  2. Comment one of the two options to enter the group in this discussion:
    • Option 1: Showing your commitment by playing a previous won game on SteamGifts that you did not yet play. The game shouldn't be very short and must have achievements. Comment with the name of the game before you start playing it and comment again when you finished playing it. Please upload some screenshots to Steam as well.
    • Option 2: Supporting the cause by creating a group giveaway of a game that you would like to see getting played by other group members within a month as soon as your membership request was approved. The game should not have been given away free before (marked by ** when creating a giveaway on SteamGifts).
  3. Press "Request To Join" on our group page;
  4. Wait for us to approve your request, we'll always reply on the comment you have made in this topic.

Final notes


More information and a FAQ is available via the Steam group. Current group giveaways can be found here on SteamGifts. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions!

3 years ago*

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Just finished Aliens: Colonial Marines recently, and I'm working on playing more of the games I've won here on SteamGifts. The ending of Colonial Marines was pretty dissapointing to be honest.
I'd really like to join the group if possible :)

EDIT: Also finished Bioshock (Remastered) last night

EDIT 2: Links for achievements: Bioshock and Aliens: Colonial Marines

2 years ago
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The idea here is that you pick a game that you did not yet play. Not to show what you did ;) Seeing you did not touch at least 11 games you won, pick one from them, comment it here and then start playing it ;)

2 years ago
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Alright, I thought they would count since I've won both of them here on SG and finished them this week. I'm gonna pick STRIDER. I'll reply to you again when I finished it. Thanks for clearing things up and sorry for my misunderstanding :)

2 years ago
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No problem :) Have fun playing Strider and please check back when you have finished it then :)
Just as a note; you start off with 4.3hrs on record.

2 years ago
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It is done. Was pretty fun (except the last bit which was extremely hard for me at least). Gonna start working on the others as soon as I can.

2 years ago
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This already qualifies you :) Invitation was send, welcome to the group!

2 years ago
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Thanks a lot! I really appreciate it! :)

2 years ago
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I am definitely interested in the group. You can check my profile and see that I won Epistory recently and beat the game (and got 83% of the achievements). I do usually give any game I win here a decent shot, even if I have built up a pretty hefty backlog from bundles.

2 years ago
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Your welcome to join, please let me know which option you choose :)

2 years ago
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I'll pick both, technically. I have, like I said, played Epistory recently and just won it a week ago. However, I am also happy to make a group giveaway of a game within the next month. I would probably do that anyway, I'd rather not just join a group and not give something away.

2 years ago
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While that is true, you already played it when you commented, so sadly it does not count. I see in your library at least 27 games that you could also still play. Please comment the name of the game here before you start playing if you like to join that way. You are also still free to create a giveaway upon entry. You are not the only one who feels like this, but know that it is not meant as some sort of entrance fee, but having a new member also create a giveaway they like to see getting played themselves within a month.

2 years ago
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Can I join please? I have a code for a dlc I can giveaway.

2 years ago
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You can, but the idea here is that it has to be a game you like to see getting played by our members yourself. So please pick a game to giveaway or pick and play one of your five winnings with achievements :)

2 years ago*
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Hello! I try to clear the game got on the Steam Gift, so I want to join the group. I won and cleared the following games after March.
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, To the Moon, Escape The Past, Catch a Falling Star, Chaos on Deponia, Abrix for kids, Tangled Up!, The Tower Of Elements
I choose the following games that I won but did not play yet for your [Option 1]

  1. Faces of Illusion: The Twin Phantoms
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/lovelydays/stats/558340/?tab=achievements
  2. ittle dew
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/lovelydays/stats/IttleDew/?tab=achievements
  3. Gemini Rue
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/lovelydays/stats/GeminiRue/?tab=achievements
    :)
2 years ago
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Hi shhls00! Your welcome to join. Have fun playing one of:
Face of Illusions (0hrs on record)
Ittle Dew (2.5hrs on record)
Gemini Rue (2.2hrs on record)
Please check back here when you have finished :)

2 years ago
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I finished [Faces of Illusion: The Twin Phantoms]. It took only 3.6h to clear all achievements.
I love Artifex Mundi's HOG games, so I cleared more than 20 Mundi games.
This game is too short than the others T^T. However, artwork and music is still beautiful.

2 years ago
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Good to hear, happy you liked it too even though it was a bit short :) Invitation was send, welcome to the group!

2 years ago
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Thanks to invite me!

2 years ago
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can i join

2 years ago
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Sure, but please read the OP and tell me how you want to join.

2 years ago
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i had just won Resident Evil Revelations and i'll play it

2 years ago
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It will certainly give me immense satisfaction to see you play it ;3

2 years ago*
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Alright, have fun playing Resident Evil Revelations / Biohazard Revelations and please check back here when you have finished. Just a note that you start off with a playtime of 5.8hrs.

2 years ago
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I can't join can I?

2 years ago
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I'm very sorry to inform you that once you are a member you can't join again anymore indeed.. xD

View attached image.
2 years ago
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Dammit, I just knew it! Sad face

2 years ago
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But... but... what if I kick myself out? Can I join again then? :D

Just came across this right now while playing Spreadsheet Simulator 2018 at 3AM ;D I need help

1 year ago
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I would love an invite and I'd definitely be willing to do a group GA however i'll probably be getting around to playing a couple games anyway.

2 years ago
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Hi CharredPie :) The easiest way for us is to have you create a giveaway after joining, so I can send you the invitation directly, as I did now :) Welcome to the group!

2 years ago
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I would like to join and create 2 new GAs with this group on joining!

2 years ago
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Sounds good, curious what they will be :) Invitation was send, welcome to the group gammag2.

2 years ago
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Thanks for the invite! :D

2 years ago
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Hi there! I'd love to join, since I:

  1. Never enter giveaways for things I have no real interest in playing.
  2. Tend to at least try the things I win within the same day to get a feel of where to place it in my queue.
  3. Play everything with in a month for sure (beating it could vary depending on length of game).
  4. Love having as much "play this game" incentive as possible to help me conquer my game list and executive dysfunction.
  5. Can make group giveaways from time to time. (I don't have a set budget I can spend per month but I do giveaways in general as much as I can!)
2 years ago
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Sounds like the profile of a perfect member too me :) Tell me how you'd like to join!

2 years ago
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Kind of both! I have been here for a short time (about 3 weeks) but I'm actively playing all of my wins, none of them are allowed to collect dust. All of them have obvious playtime already though so I dont know how to work with that rule since I can't pick one that's unplayed. None of them are finished but I'm very far into a few of them. Certainly too far to pick an unplayed game. And even if I won something tonight I'd probably dl it and play it immediately lol.

I can also do a giveaway but atm all my keys are sort of junky. I'd want to give something away that's nicer than what I have on hand. That could be soon, up to 3 weeks from now, depending on if I can afford to buy anything else before then. I can easily do a giveaway in a month's time though.

2 years ago
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Your latest win, Human Resource Machines will do fine. Please check back here when you have finished that one. Please also note that this is not a demo group, games you win should be played completely, so be careful when joining giveaways.

2 years ago
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Done! I've completed the game, and although a couple of those last achievements are stumping me at the moment I've played the game to the end. Maybe its easy for someone with a lot of coding experience but this game was a lot rougher than I expected lol.

And sorry for any confusion, I was just excited because I'm new here and I really like this place.

To clarify, I don't demo games either - I multitask, I suppose for lack of a better word. I like having games of several genres in my now playing at once (action, puzzle, rpg, hog, etc) for variety's sake. I just prioritize SG wins but intend to complete everything - long backlist being worked through as well.

2 years ago
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Good to hear and looking good :) I mentioned the demo, because you have several games that are not yet finished, e.g. ADR1FT had 14 minutes playtime (to finished should be 4.5hrs), Damnation 29 minutes (should be 7.5hrs), Outrage 7 minutes (should be 2.5hrs), Catch a Falling Star 8 minutes (should be 3hrs). So that's why I mentioned it - these are not times we like to see in this group after a month. ;-) Alright, invitation was send, welcome to the group!

2 years ago
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I would like to join too =)

2 years ago
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Sure, tell me how :)

2 years ago
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2nd option, the group giveaway. (It has to be opened the ga 1 month?)

2 years ago
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It can be open for as long as you wish, 3 days till a week will do fine general. Welcome to the group :)

2 years ago
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Make sure you did not violate any of SteamGifts rules in the last month

How you want to check that?

2 years ago
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2 years ago
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I never saw there a option to see if someone broke a rule in the last months. I do only see "Not activated" and "Multiple Wins".

2 years ago
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You found them, these are the rules we check.

2 years ago
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I have a few games on my Steam backlog, and a few more on consoles... I'm really interested in this concept and would like to join the group! :)

Edit: I'd like to join as the first option

2 years ago*
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Hi :) Sure, seeing you did not win anything yet, please pick a game from your Steam library you are going to play (that has achievements) and comment that one here before playing it.

2 years ago
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I will be playing Titan Quest: Anniversary Edition - http://store.steampowered.com/app/475150

2 years ago
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Alright, have fun playing Titan Quest: Anniversary Edition and please check back when you have finished it :)

2 years ago
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Hello,
I would love to join - I activated all games that I have won, i havent won the same game multiple times.
I just played http://store.steampowered.com/app/463760/
Will now start playing Annas Quest http://store.steampowered.com/app/327220/

2 years ago
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Hi :) Have fun playing Anna's Quest then and please check back here when you have finished. Just as a note you start off with 2.6hrs on record.

2 years ago
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Thanks! Just finished the first chapter :)
Great game! Will continue tomorrow

Jep that was ... idling ;)

2 years ago
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finished! That was great

2 years ago
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Good to hear, and looking good :) Invitation was send, welcome to the group.

2 years ago
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thank you very much!

2 years ago
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I like to join. I will play Murdered: Soul Suspect, so option 1 for me:)

2 years ago
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Alright, have fun playing MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECTâ„¢ and please check back here when you've finished it :)

2 years ago
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Okay, done...really interesting game:)

2 years ago
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Wow, looking very good, I see you almost finished the game 100% :) Fur sure a pass, invitation was send, welcome to the group!

2 years ago
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Yeah, missed 2 things I am currently trying to find...thanks a lot for the invite!

2 years ago
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I see you did! Congrats on finishing it as completionist. :)

2 years ago
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I am interested in joining your group. I recently won my first game on here, Endless Space Collection, but I have not yet started playing it that much. I am probably going to try a run on it with a bunch of different races, as there is a different experience with each race as you play. I will comment back here when I have gotten a feel for each one of the races and played through them. I will try getting some screenshots here and there, and I am pretty sure it has achievements to get.

As an obvious, I won't be including the time I already have on the game as time towards playing the game, as I was merely just checking it out.

2 years ago
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Congrats with your fist win :) Have fun checking out and hopefully playing Endless Space then, and in that case please check back here when you finished it :)

2 years ago
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Can i join ?

2 years ago
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Sure :) Tell me how you'd like to join.

2 years ago
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create a ga since i didnt win yet

2 years ago
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You can also pick a game you didn't play yet then from your Steam library, e.g. this one. Let me know :)

2 years ago
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naaa atm iam in love with borderlands :) i create a group ga. i still have a copy of endless space and overlords 2 ... if this is ok

2 years ago
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Of course that's ok :) Invitation was send, welcome to the group!

2 years ago
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ty

2 years ago
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I'd love to join your group, I have a giveaway to give, well, away.

2 years ago
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Alright, curious what it will be :) Invitation was send, welcome to the group :)

2 years ago
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Thank you very much!

2 years ago
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Very nice group idea!
I'd like to join in the future after my exams and after clearing some of my backlog. I'll tell you then.
Respect.

2 years ago
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Thank you, see you then hopefully. Good luck with your exams! :)

2 years ago
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Okay, I will start off by linking my BLAEO profile.

Currently I am playing Uncharted 4(PS4), Divinity (PC), Higurashi CH2 (PC), Plague Inc (PC), Guardian's of the Galaxy (PC) and will start Orwell (PC) very soon as it was a win from Actually Playing Games.

Currently I stand at 32% finished rate and continue to focus on my wins! I understand if it is not a high finish rate but I also have a gift list at 42% finish rate that I am also working on.

From the past 2 months recent favourite wins I have played to the end have been:

Tales of Symphonia,
Silence,
Owlboy,
FEZ
Shadow Warrior,
Aragami

I totally understand if you don't want to invite me! I will continue to tackle my backlog and will reapply in the future! Thank you for the chance and I hope the group continues to do well <3

2 years ago
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We don't care about any of the past winnings or your backlog, you only have to promise to play any game you win via this group within a month ;) If that is doable, you're very welcome to join! Please comment how you would like to join in that case :)

2 years ago
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Oh brilliant! Thank you very much! I would like to be a giveaway joiner and a creator when I can! :3

2 years ago
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Easy to make you happy I see. ;) You can be both, but to enter you either have to create a giveaway after joining or play one of your yet untouched winnings on SteamGifts that has achievements. Let me know :)

2 years ago
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This is true ;3

Right now the giveaways will have to wait but I can certainly can finish Orwell :D

2 years ago
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Ok :) Have fun playing Orwell in that case and please check back here when you have finished it :)

2 years ago
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Okay. So I didn't realise it was that short :O But I did it! <3

2 years ago
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Long enough? :) Hope you did some nice research work to keep the citizens of The Nation safe.
Invitation was send, welcome to the group :)

2 years ago
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Yeah I can see now that it couldn't have been longer! It was very well paced and in depth enough :3 I loved it :D

Thank you very much for the invite <3

2 years ago
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This group sounds great. If I didn't intend to try a game out, I wouldn't enter anyway. You'd figure that would be the norm, but I guess some people here just want a +1. Even entering for cards isnt worth it since points are limited. May as well save for a chance to get something you like. :D

That said, my work schedule is about to get busy, so I'd better wait myself.

2 years ago
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Your welcome to join, feel free to comment when your work schedule has space :)

2 years ago
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I would like to join, as I only really enter games I actually want to play on here anyway. I don't have a lot of wins but of the five I have, I've installed and played all of them, beaten 2. Shadow of mordor and COD BLOPS 2 are in progress and Max payne 1 is about halfway done but doesn't have achievements, I'm doing it for a challenge on BLAEO anyhow so it will be done by the end of the month. So I guess it will be option 2 for me then?
Devil Daggers or maybe Odallus: The Dark Call?

2 years ago
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Seeing your profile any giveaway game will certainly do, you have been most generous. Invitation was send, welcome to the group :)

2 years ago
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Thank you very much, giveaway is live : https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/I0PSt/devil-daggers

2 years ago
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I'd like to join. I'm currently in the process of playing (and beating!) all my SG wins.
https://backlog-deepness.rhcloud.com/lists/kl5ovmd
And I can make a GAs for you (and will start playing E.T. Armies today)

2 years ago*
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Hi :) That is nice. You can join in both ways, but a giveaway would be easiest so I can just send you an invitation and also you will make one of our members happy with a nice game to play :) Invitation was send, welcome to the group!

2 years ago
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Thanks. I'll make the GA but I'll still play E.T. Armies :)

2 years ago
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Great, I would have been sad if you didn't ;)

2 years ago
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Hi, I'd like to join playing appreciated. I have The Stanley Parable and Contraption Maker to giveaway.

2 years ago
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I would just like to say that I can vouch for Schaapchirurg that he will uphold the spirit of this community :-)

2 years ago
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Thanks, it's good to hear that we have a good member joining us. ^^

2 years ago
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Hi :) Your very welcome to join. Invitation has been send and thanks for the nice giveaways you are willing to make. You also might want to check out the Unlucky-7 group, for people who won less than 8 games on SteamGifts. :) Welcome to the group!

2 years ago*
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Thanks for the tip! :)

2 years ago
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i'd like to join and my option is 2. i want to see the others playing the games. lol

2 years ago
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Alright, invitation was send :) Curious to see your first giveaway :)

2 years ago
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Can i join? seems a very nice group! Option 2 xD

2 years ago*
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Hi guihlaviola, sorry you cannot because you don't pass all the entry requirements at the moment.

2 years ago
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