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 700 active members and over 5000 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 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 you get invited. 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!

1 year ago*

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Forgot to comment last night... would like to join. I'll play my recent win 'Frederic: Resurrection of Music'.

2 months ago
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done :)

2 months ago
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Hi RikkiUW! Seems your comment got lost, I'm sorry for that and the late response caused by it. You're welcome to join and having seen that you've played Frederic: Resurrection of Music after your first comment, I've approved your membership. Welcome to the group. :)

1 month ago
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Thanks! No worries, shit happens.

1 month ago
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I would like to join :). Will play one of these won game:
1) Age of Wonders III
2) Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (still not got this one - but won)

If it is ok then give me a info :). Thx a lot

2 months ago
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As i did not got a answer i made a screenshots before I will start playing one of these games:

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2 months ago
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I want to join your group)

2 months ago
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Hi DeskYT! You're welcome to do so, please read the OP however and follow the steps outlined there.

2 months ago
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I miss Reforced. Also, bump.

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2 months ago
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But did he miss you?

2 months ago
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2 months ago
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I miss you too Sighery ~Nya. I've been busy, but I'll stop by soon. As a curious cat you already found my post to skanda, so obviously you know that already haha. ;)

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2 months ago
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2 months ago
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I want to join.
Option 2

2 months ago
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Hi Devilgazer! Good, we've been waiting for you. Membership request approved, I'm curious to see your first giveaway. :)

2 months ago
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well, my wins in the last three days was space farmer and machina of the planet tree -planet ruler-
i play atm kathy rain, that i have gotten 3 weeks ago
option 1

2 months ago
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Hi dennis3197! You're welcome to join, please pick a game however you didn't start playing (Kathy Rain you already started playing on March, 30). Let me know. :)

2 months ago
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yeah, i also finished almost 2 days ago kathy rain, the next game would be machina of the planet tree because space farmer is more a coop game than singleplayer. I'll start this weekend

2 months ago
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Machina of the Planet Tree -Planet Ruler- doesn't have achievements though, but since it's your only unplayed winning next to Space Farmer I'll allow it, if you can upload a pair of nice screenshots from the game. :) Please comment again once you've finished one the games.

2 months ago
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I want to join with option 1 and later with 2. Started by playing games that I had won before(Eventide: Slavic Fable, Demon Hunter 2 and 3).
Now I will go with Tomb Raider that I won 6 days ago, if that is okay? Achievements

2 months ago
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Hi Licena! You're welcome to join by playing Tomb Raider. Please let me know once you've finished playing it. :)

2 months ago
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It's done. The relics have been found, the documents are saved and the Sun Queen is visiting the afterlife :D

2 months ago
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Nice. ^^ Membership request approved, welcome to the group!

2 months ago
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Option 2

2 months ago
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Hi RagersReplacement! Two problems, first your game details are not public (playtime) and second you didn't seem to have requested to join the group. Let me know when you've fixed it. :)

2 months ago
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Hi Reforced, all set. :)

2 months ago
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Good to hear! Membership request approved. I'm curious what game you'll give away. ^^

2 months ago
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Would like to join, option 2.

2 months ago
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Hi makki! You're welcome to join, membership request approved. I'm curious what game you'll give away. :)

2 months ago
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It will be Snake Pass, really enjoyed it. Playing platformer without jump was unique experience. :)

2 months ago
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Hi guys ! I recently arrived on this great site, it's awesome IMHO.
At the beginning I tried to join a few giveaways, until I understood better about the ongoing mechanics in this community. It seems a very 'healthy' group of people (I'm talking about real people, no bots sorry) eager to give/have a chance to enjoy some good time playing worthy games. I'm really happy it exists nowadays something like this community.
Btw I would like to join Playing Appreciated group, would it be possibile? I would go by option 2 of course :)

2 months ago
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Hi cefeo! You're welcome to join, happy you like the goal of the group. :) I can almost approve your membership request, but please set your privacy settings for your game details (including playtimes) to public first and please let me know when you did so.

2 months ago
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Hi Reforced! Thank you for (almost) accepting my request! :) I'm happy to join the group. Btw you are right, I set everything to public in my profile but I missed that checkbox about playtime stats. I've just changed it right now ;) For my first giveaway in the group, I'd like to offer a LEGO game. I always had lot of fun playing those LEGO series games, especially in local co-op.

2 months ago
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I'm sure we'll have some LEGO fans. :) Membership request approved, welcome to the group!

2 months ago
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Thank you so much, great! Today I'm going to launch my first giveaway in the group :) Glad it's pretty appreciated :D

2 months ago
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Lego Game !!! <3<3<3

2 months ago
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MOAR LEGO, MOAAARRR!!!

1 month ago
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Hi there! This sounds like a great idea - would love to join with option #2 (my wins are a bit too dated, alas.)

2 months ago
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Hi BalefirePhoenix! You're welcome to join, membership request approved! I'm curious to see your first giveaway. :)

2 months ago
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can i join?

2 months ago
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Hi CristianMtfk! No, you can't since you've been kicked. You have the right to join back one time, but only after playing all your rejected winnings.

2 months ago
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I'd like to join but I don't know how much you mean by playing it since some games can take a very long time to finish and more than one play through. But I'll play Tribal Pass or Odysseus Kosmos and his Robot Quest: Adventure Game.

2 months ago
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Hi CJStrawman! You're welcome to join. For group winnings there is always a maximum of 5 hours (if after that you still don't like a game, so be it). For the criteria of games shorter than that, please refer to our FAQ. As for your introduction play, we'd like to see some well played game - either Tribal Pass or Odysseus Kosmos .. will do fine for that. Let me know when you've finished one of them. :)

2 months ago
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Okay, so at least five hours played. I can do that. I've actually only finished two games on my steam so, me completing them is an uhh thing. Also, I take longer on a game in case of achievements or I'm playing it with someone, or anything else. I'll give one of those a shot here when I can.

2 months ago
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I'm tempted to join, but may not due to my backlog.
If I do, it would be option 1, been working on finishing Snail Bob 2.
I haven't sent a request, gotta work on mine first.

2 months ago
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Hi Southrobin! You're welcome to join, Snail Bob 2 you've already started playing on March, 30th however. Please pick a game you haven't started playing and let me know which one it is before you rush into playing it again. ^^

1 month ago
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Does it have to be a game that is totally untouched before the time of commenting?
Just curious since I'm just slightly disappointed xD
And would Memoranda do fine instead?
Thank you.

1 month ago
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Preferably, yes. Memoranda will do fine however. :) Just comment whenever you finished it somewhere in the future, there is no time limit. You can also use it for the Play a game you won on SteamGifts event, like you did with Snail Bob. ;)

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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The first GA needs to be PA-exclusive. Later ones can be shared with other groups or your whitelist.

1 month ago
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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

Request to join sent, thanks.

2 months ago
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Hi orono! You're welcome to join, I'm curious what you'll give away. :) Membership request approved.

1 month ago
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I was busy these last weeks and I forgot to say thank you for the invite!

1 month ago
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You're welcome, however it seems you've slipped passed the check if you have indeed created a giveaway (for option 2) after you've joined. You should have done so already.. Now I don't want to go after you for giving this nice message and also seeing you didn't won anything you must be indeed busy, but please create a giveaway that you'd like to see getting played as soon as possible.

1 month ago
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I want to join, but I don't have SG wins yet.

Can I play Homefront and then join?

2 months ago
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Hi Son1k17! You're welcome to join. Since you have no winnings, playing Homefront from your library instead will do fine. Please comment again when you've finished playing it. :)

1 month ago
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I'd like to join with Option 1. The game I chose to play is FaeVerse Alchemy.

2 months ago
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Done. I'll keep playing it until I 100% it, but since it's an arcade game, it'll take some time. (You can only play Abyss mode once per day, for example). Didn't know how it was since went blind, it was OK. Too bad it seems abandoned and has some bad design choices.

2 months ago
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Hi HyoEden! You're welcome to join, playing FaeVerse will do fine. Since I see you've already made good progress on it, I've approved your membership request. Welcome to the group!

1 month ago
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Thank you!

1 month ago
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Hey, I would like to join with option 2 :)

2 months ago
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Hi Napsterino! You're welcome to join by giving away a game you like to see getting played. I'm curious what it will be. :) Membership request approved.

1 month ago
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Thanks! :)
I chose The Swapper, it´s old but still a fun and creative game

1 month ago
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Hi, just found out about your group and it seems very interesting. When I joined SG, I was just joining GAs wherever possible to have games. And then ended up playing 3 out of all won... But 3 great games in fact.
Now, after a brief pause, I came back and choose very carefuly which GA to join not to win a game I don't intend to play.
If possible, would like to join to your group, I still have a few games from Bundles that I can give away and will be happier if someone actually plays the game, not like me back then... :-)
Soooo.... can I join? :-)

2 months ago
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Hi RussellCZ! You're welcome to join. I take from your post you want to join by option two, giving away a few bundles games will do more than fine. Membership request approved, I'm curious what they'll be. :)

1 month ago
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Thanks a lot, just opened SG and seen a lot of GA under Group option which surprised me... Until I noticed from whom they are. Will add one ASAP :-)

1 month ago
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Hello,

I would like to join with option 2.

2 months ago
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Hi Galgu! You're welcome to join, giving away a game you like to see getting played will do fine. Membership request approved!

1 month ago
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Thanks ! I look forward to contribute to the group.

Regarding technical details I don't see a "Request To Join" button as described in the steps on how to join. Did I miss something ?

1 month ago
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I've already approved it and by doing so you are already a member now. :) When you sync your account on SteamGifts, it should show up in your groups and you'll have access to the group giveaways.

1 month ago
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Thanks, everything is fine now indeed !

I created 2 giveaways for group members.

1 month ago
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Hello, I would like to join with option 1.
The game is LifeZ - Survival, I really like this kind of game and this one is not known. So I'm giving it a try.
Will post more information later.

2 months ago*
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Finished.
The game is fun but need a lot of improvements, is not balanced at all, very hard to progress.
This is the picture of my base: https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/2435761738491464303/8A6518509CAB85537F14B4C37D48DB908D0E7C49/
Maybe I will try to 100% after a while.

2 months ago
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Hi Simsmax! You're welcome to join by playing LifeZ. Since I see you've already played if after your post, I've approved your membership request. Welcome to the group!

1 month ago
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Hey, I would like to join using option 2
I would like to offer to this group members a copy of dungeon of hell which is a true little gem, not very beautiful but who cares ! That game will require a lot of thinking !

2 months ago
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Hi lavinala! You're welcome to join by giving away Dungeon of Hell. I'm sure we have some great thinkers in our group. :) Membership request approved.

1 month ago
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sounds like a great idea i would like to join you if i can :) do the games you won need to be completed?

2 months ago
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Hi grandstore256! You're welcome to join. It's nice if you complete the games you win, but a decent try is what's required. This is about half of a game up to five hours (more information can be found in our FAQ). Let me know by which option you'd like to join. :)

1 month ago
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I try to finnis games i win.. but i didnt have much time lately i didnt have much time, i also like game whitch dont really have an ending, or it take a very long time to get there when you are new to the game

1 month ago
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Well finding up to 5 hours in a month should be do-able; otherwise just don't join a giveaway if you know you'll be very busy. :) If you would like to join, please read the OP on how to do so.

1 month ago
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Question, how much time/achievements i need to do. Anynway i will play Age of Wonders III more but dont know when i should give you a info :)?

2 months ago
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Hi Geralt28! You're welcome to join. For your introduction game finishing the game would be nice, but just comment again when you think you've covered the game and we'll have a look at it. :) As for group winnings, a decent try of about half of a game up to five hours is required. More information can be found in our FAQ. Playing Age of Wonders III won't do, as you already started playing it before this comment on April, 14th. Please pick another game you haven't started playing and comment that here.

1 month ago
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Yes, but I made a screenshot with 0% archievements and timeplay (more like idling). But you will decide of course. Just give me a reply

1 month ago
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Since you seem to have 345 other games without achievements, please pick another game. :)

1 month ago
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Ok i can choose another one - or additionally to my playtime Age of Wonders III i will also add a GA and then will play something else:). Last 2 weeks I am outside my home (and dont have access to decent PC) then ecided then option 2 will be simpler for now:).

1 month ago
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You are free to choose, however there is no time limit. You are free to pick a game to play and then comment again whenever you've got the time and finished it. Let me know. :)

1 month ago
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Ok then I would give GA now (especially as i anted to make giveaway anyway) to enter. F.e icould give TIS-100 (23 ppl wishlisted it as i checked in PAA group)
Then on the bonus side i will play some time Kerbal (also for now 3h time without achievement like with Age of Wonders III - in AoW3 i made from 0% to 12% of achievements before you said that it does not count :) )

1 month ago
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Then TIS-100 will be ok or should i offer different one (no problem)?

1 month ago
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Hi Geralt28! I've just found your previous comment here - as for that, playing Age of Wonders III would be fine. Playing that about ten hours more would be enough. Joining by giving away TIS-100 would be fine too. Let me know and really sorry for the delay. Somehow that comment went unnoticed before.

1 month ago
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I will give this TIS-100 (as i wanted to GA anyway). Will make a GA for this group exclusively as soon as I will join, as I can not see it on my GA list (I guess i need to join to see it) :)

1 month ago
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Alright :) Membership request approved. When you sync your profile now, the group should appear when you're creating a giveaway. Welcome to the group and again sorry for the delay.

1 month ago
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Not a problem. Thank you for a invite/membership approval :). Just make my first group GA.

1 month ago
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Hello, I would like to join with Option 1.

However the last game I won was Dark Souls 3 DLC, and I haven't even started the main game yet, and doing the whole game just to get to the DLC, going to take so long hours. Is it possible to play few hours of Dark Souls 3 instead since I haven't really played it? Or play previous won games? The games before, Human Fall Flat and Overcooked, I've played split screen for a few hours, Should I continue those or start Portal which I haven't had the time to play yet?

Waiting for a reply, thanks!

2 months ago
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Hi mannzi! You're welcome to join by playing a game. Please play Portal, Savage Lands, One Finger Death Punch or Polarity. Just comment again once you've finished one of them.

1 month ago
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Hey! I finished playing Portal!

1 month ago
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Agreed and you did it fast too! :) I tried approving your request, but it seems you didn't request membership yet. Please do so here and I'll approve it when I see it. Welcome to the group in advance. :)

1 month ago
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Thank you! Requested. :)

1 month ago
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Approved! :)

1 month ago
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