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 800 members and over 9000 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!

2 years ago*

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That's an interesting ideia, I'm pretty sure I played all the games I've won, probably not that much but I did played them. I'd like to create a giveaway on this group.

4 weeks ago
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Hi Haurid, I have a script that can check that. According to it you did play 63.6% (7/11) of the games, but it has been very buggy for me today, so it might be wrong as well. Either way you are still welcome to join with option 2!
Please request to join here and I will approve it when I see it :)

4 weeks ago
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Whoops, I did missed a couple, I don't really don't know why. But given that I won 12 games, not 11, there is something wrong.The last game I won was 2 years ago, the way I use SG has changed since. Anyway, I have a handful of Humble Monthly keys laying around here that I'd like to give away.

4 weeks ago
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I think the missing 12th one one might be "Collider" because the script can't see if you marked it as received or not because I am not part of the group you won it from, but I might be completely wrong.

Anyways, group join request approved, welcome to the group! ^^

4 weeks ago
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Okay, here it is. Tell me if everything is okay with the giveaway.

4 weeks ago
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Everything's fine, welcome! :)

4 weeks ago
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Morikalina was faster to answer than me, but just to confirm it is okay! Hope it finds a good new home :)

4 weeks ago
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2fast4you 1 millionth time we use this :facepalm:

4 weeks ago
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We need help D:

4 weeks ago
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Option 1
The name of the game: NeuroVoider

4 weeks ago
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Playing NeuroVoider is fine, don't forget to reply back when you finish the game :)

4 weeks ago
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Because you were once again 2fast4me :P this is the original comment.

4 weeks ago
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You became 2slow4me speedy gonzalez :P

4 weeks ago
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3 weeks ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! ^_^

3 weeks ago
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So i can join the group by creating a giveaway every month? If so,does it have to be unbundled ?

3 weeks ago
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You can join by either playing a game you didn't play yet, or giving away one game you would like to see getting played by someone else. Once you're in the group, the only requirement is to play any game you win via this group within a month, nothing more. :)

3 weeks ago
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Cool, i would like to join via giving away one game. Just to clarify, do i need to create a giveaway every month , if so that's fine by me!

Also does it have to be a certain priced giveaway or any game works?

3 weeks ago
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You only need to create 1 giveaway when entering, that is it. If you then want to create more giveaways it is up to you but it is not required :)

It can be any game you would like to be played as long as it has not been given for free before (those have 2 stars next to their name when trying to make a giveaway for it).

If you have any more questions feel free to ask :)

3 weeks ago
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Oh, I just realized I had a brain fart earlier sorry and forgot to say to please request to join here so we can accept it :)

3 weeks ago
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Great! I sent a request. Thank you!

3 weeks ago
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Approved, welcome to the group! :)

3 weeks ago
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Thank you! i have created a giveaway as per requirement although its a bundled game but i played the game and its a good one.

3 weeks ago
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I have played a bit of it too and it seemed nice so far, I hope whoever wins it will enjoy it ^^

3 weeks ago
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Good to know. Thank you for all of this!

3 weeks ago
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May I join?
Option 1: Gloom, the game I just won yesterday.

3 weeks ago
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Hi, you need to set your playtime to public first :)

3 weeks ago
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got it!

3 weeks ago
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Please don't forget to reply back when you finished Gloom :)

3 weeks ago
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Umm... I think I was done with Gloom.
It's a little bit difficult for me...
The Steam's screenshot function does not work in this game. So...I provide the upload link https://imgur.com/a/PNNbILI

3 weeks ago
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Added you on Steam to clarify a minor issue :)

3 weeks ago
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Looking to join as well

Option 1: Shadowrun Returns - won it in a Christmas giveaway :)

3 weeks ago
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Hi, you need to set your playtime to public first :)

3 weeks ago
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All done, thanks!

3 weeks ago
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Hi again, normally we don't accept games without achievements for option 1, but gonna make an exception for you. Please reply back when you finished the game (Shadowrun Returns) and don't forget to provide screenshots :) screenshot part is important

3 weeks ago
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(and the exception is because they only won 2 games so far, both without achievements)

3 weeks ago
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Appreciate it, thanks again! :)

3 weeks ago
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Heya, just wanting to let you all know that I've completed Shadowrun Returns. I've made all my screenshots of the game public, including a picture of the game's credits.

Thanks!

3 weeks ago
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Just a quick pro tip: if you reply to yourself no one will get a notification about it and they wont be able to see you have responded unless they happen to stumble upon the message :)

That said, join request approved, welcome to the group! ^^

3 weeks ago
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Owh, I wasn't aware of that! Thanks for the pro tip and for approving my join request! :)

3 weeks ago
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3 weeks ago
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Hi i would like to enter option 1. The game i will be playing is Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition. I will edit after i have all the achievements and few late game screenshots.

3 weeks ago*
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Hi Brightboy, playing Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™ will be fine, please reply to me once you have beaten it.

3 weeks ago
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Hello again. I have completed the game.

2 weeks ago
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Congrats! Please request to join here and I will approve it as soon as I see.

Edit: approved

2 weeks ago*
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well I'm still interested
and sorry for never replying back on you
I'd like to go with option 1 but i have some questions
I'll add you on steam
hmu whenever you can.

3 weeks ago
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Option 1
Name of the game: Apotheon

3 weeks ago
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Hi Stevekingofayre, Apotheon will be fine (note: there is 11,7 hours idle time on it). Let me know once you have beaten it.

3 weeks ago
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Perfect choice, I loved that game :)

3 weeks ago
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Hey! I'd like to join with the option 2 please.

3 weeks ago
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Hi Mamo, you are welcome to join with option 2. Please request to join here.

3 weeks ago
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Done! Waiting for approval.

3 weeks ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make a giveaway as soon as possible :)

3 weeks ago
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Thank you ^_^
I Just created my first giveaway.

3 weeks ago
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👍👍 :)

3 weeks ago
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What should I do in this case: I've played all of my won games. 6 out of 8 were completed, one of them (Shadow Tactics) I couldn't play anymore because of my gpu temps, and the other (Assassination box) was hella buggy and I could only play it for a little bit, even getting an achievement for being able to start it lol. So, Should I resume this one? Wait until I can do a giveaway? I can't really play anything demanding like Shadow Tactics comfortably at the moment (I guess I could, tried it with my on-board gpu and it works, although its pretty slow even on low settings), so I would only join giveaways for low-end games or pixel graphics ones. I know I'm being kinda unreasonable, so sorry for the inconvenience.

3 weeks ago
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Hello SieghartXx! If you played all your wins, you can select a game from your library, or you can always join via option 2 :)
I can suggest a couple nice games I played from your library; Metro 2033 (Redux), Spec Ops: The Line, Mr Shifty, DOOM, Jotun, Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons, Life is Strange.

3 weeks ago*
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Alright, thank you. I'll play Brothers!

3 weeks ago
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Enjoy playing Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons. Let us know once you beat it :)

3 weeks ago
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Thanks!

3 weeks ago
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Hello! Just finished Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons. Beatiful game. Played it with my niece which made it for a funny playthrough too :)

2 weeks ago
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Glad to hear you enjoyed it :) Please request to join here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

2 weeks ago
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Thank you! :D

2 weeks ago
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Approved, welcome to the group :)

2 weeks ago
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Thank you very much :D

2 weeks ago
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Oops, I pressed join before I read How to Join

I have just won Hacknet, already install & farm for the card and will try to finish the game this month.

3 weeks ago
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Hi Ruphine, please set your playtime data to public fist. If you need any help doing that you can check here and if you have any questions just ask :) Other that that, from the looks of it playing Hacknet will do fine.

3 weeks ago
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Damn, only 1 second

3 weeks ago
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Who is the slow one now >:D

3 weeks ago
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This cat is always to slow for both of you :P

2 weeks ago
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Hello Internet Explorer :P

2 weeks ago
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Oh, I already set it to public but I didn't realize that "Always keep my total playtime private even if users can see my game details" was checked.

Unchecked just now.

2 weeks ago
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Yea, that is one sneaky checkbox a lot of people don't notice it needs to be unchecked. Now it is set fine. Let me know once you finish the game :)

2 weeks ago
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Just finished the game with 100% achievements.

2 weeks ago
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Congratulations! Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

2 weeks ago
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3 weeks ago
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Hi. I'd like to join. I am going to play Life is Strange (https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/JH0DN/life-is-strange-complete-season-episodes-1-5). I probably will upload some screenshots.

Requesting to join group on Steam.

2 weeks ago
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Hi battousai07, you are welcome to enter by playing Life is Strange™ (note: there is 1 achievement on record from the free episode from before the game was won). Reply to this comment once you beat it.

2 weeks ago
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Sorry, i misread that rule.

I played few minutes of free episode 1 but because of my then potato pc i delayed to play.

I recently won all season and i will reply again after i beat them :)

Thx and cheers

2 weeks ago
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Yea, it is not a problem since it was just played a tiny bit before you actually won the full game :)

2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
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Hi, I'd like to apply. I plan to play Master Reboot - an atmospheric and unusual-looking game that I had my eye on awhile ago, and then managed to win but left sitting around while I cleared other backlog over the holidays.

2 weeks ago
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Hi DrifterDave, you are welcome to join by playing Master Reboot. Reply to this comment once you have beaten the game :)

2 weeks ago
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Completed Master Reboot 100%. Spent most of my free time on Saturday playing it. Creepy atmosphere, sad and unfortunate story of mental illness and loss, and enjoyable despite its relatively short length and simple puzzles. If anyone plays it, be sure to hunt down the collectables in each level, as they add significant information to the backstory.

I admittedly did not upload any screenshots to Steam because there are a plethora of practically identical ones there already, and I didn't take any that were very impressive - the game's graphics are acceptable for its design, but aren't great. Speaking of art direction though, there is a stark contrast between the game's dark and creepy first-person environment and its colorful 2D cutscenes and collectables. It works, but it was a bit jarring at first.

Per the instructions, I will "Request To Join" on Steam. Thank you!

2 weeks ago
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Sounds interesting, might consider picking it up if I see it somewhere cheap! Glad to hear you enjoyed it and congrats on the 100% :)

I have approved your join request, welcome to the group! ^^

2 weeks ago
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Thank you! :D

2 weeks ago
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You should writes review more often, especially for every games you enjoyed. Your short review here is very good and better than most reviews out there.

2 weeks ago
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hmm i'll be back later when i win my 1st game then i'll choose option 1 :p

2 weeks ago
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Hi nadhmi23, you can pick any unplayed game with achievements from your Steam library instead to play so you don't have to wait, but please set your playtime data to public fist. If you need any help doing that you can check here and if you have any questions just ask :)

2 weeks ago
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Ty ^^ done

2 weeks ago
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Ok, which game do you choose to play then? I can recommend Portal, Tropico 4, Life is Strange (if you own the whole game), Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes and Deponia, but you can pick anything else you want as well :)

2 weeks ago
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I'll start with deponia ^^

2 weeks ago
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Sorry for a tiny bit of a late answer. Playing Deponia will be fine, reply to me once you have beaten it :)

2 weeks ago
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Done :3

1 week ago
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Nice! Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 week ago
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Thank you ^^

1 week ago
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Just sent a request, hope to join you guys. I won Resident Evil Revelations today, am downloadin it as we speak tomorrow i am gonna start playing it. If i hate the game, i always will make good giveaways like the ones in my profile.

2 weeks ago*
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Hi markoancev2, playing Resident Evil Revelations / Biohazard Revelations will do fine. Let me know once you beat it or change your mind :)

2 weeks ago
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Started playing it, i am on Episode 4 currently. The game is not bad so far. :)

1 week ago
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Glad to hear! I hope it continues that way ^^

1 week ago
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hey! i won The Surge like a month ago and been pretty busy, for last days, so didn't manage to complete the game, I also got the message from the creator like 6 hrs ago, about completing the game in the next few days, I am playing the game atm, but i don't know why I'm kikced of the group and also got blacklisted by the creator :)
P.S : i will try to finish the game by this Friday or sooner :)

2 weeks ago
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Hi Jack2Shepard! Congratulations winning it. You haven't been kicked, you've just received a warning from a moderator. As of this morning, you've now played it enough and it was approved - so no worries anymore. :)

2 weeks ago
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thanks! but the creator blacklisted me :(

View attached image.
2 weeks ago
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Sad too see, members are free to do so however.. they can do so for whatever reason, e.g. you having won one gift from them and they like to see others winning something too from them being the most optimistic one. ;)

1 week ago
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yeah, seems so, caz now that i checked i was blacklisted on dec 18, 2018 :)

1 week ago
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Hi! I'm cleaning up my backlog and I would like to join with option 1: I'm still getting through Sundered which was gifted from a friend outside of Steamgifts but Serial Cleaner is the next in my list. Thanks for the chance ;)

2 weeks ago
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Hi EdgyOnion! You're welcome to join, playing Serial Cleaner will do fine. Please comment back when you've finished it. :)

2 weeks ago
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Can i join your group?

1 week ago
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Hi HaddKuhn! You can, please refer to the main post for more information on how to do so.

1 week ago
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can i switch between options? sometimes I do giveaways on the group and play something with achievement (some games I have don't have much of it or don't work on my pc.)
any other way I aways can I'll be able to help, let me know

1 week ago
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I'm not sure what you're asking; you can join by playing a game or by giving one away. After you are in the group, there are no requirements anymore. You can give stuff away any time you like and also join giveaways any time you like, as long as you will play them within a month when won.

1 week ago
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k
i was thinking we have to do it from time to time, sorry for that
but i'm gonna take the option 2 than

1 week ago
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No problem :) I've approved your membership, I'm curious what you'll giveaway ^^

1 week ago
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Hi HaddKuhn, you have promised to make a giveaway for the group when entering and you still haven't made one. Please make one really soon or I am afraid we will have to kick your from the group.

1 week ago
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yeah, about that
i was afraid to ask if the key has to be region free or could be locked region?
sorry for the stupid question

1 week ago
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Not a stupid question at all. It can be region locked, it is not a problem.

1 week ago
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Thanks for the patience.
I'll post it right away.

1 week ago
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Thank you! Hope it finds a good home :)

6 days ago
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Me too

6 days ago
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Hello. I would like to join by creating a giveaway for group. My last GA for game ReignMaker ended without entries so i would like to find a good home for this game. And see it will be played by winner.
Request sent to steam group. Let me know about rules for giveaway (duration, levels) if there are any.

1 week ago
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Hi Frostt, you are welcome to join by making a giveaway. Your join request has been approved, welcome to the group!
As for the giveaway itself, any duration and any level is fine. I would say make it at least a day long so most people have the chance to join, but if you would prefer to make it longer or shorter that is completely fine too. All other rules you can find in our FAQ.

1 week ago
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Thanks for accepting! Just made giveaway and everyone welcome to join!
https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/CkbHV/reignmaker

1 week ago
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👍👍

1 week ago
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Pinging you here ;)

Having problems with: https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/LvPyL/the-bureau-xcom-declassified

Games crashing currently always at the same point :/
Not sure if I can fix it, normal stuff like patching graphic card, system restart, checking files helped...

Not sure how to handle that with the group?

1 week ago
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Hey,
please make a thread about your problem in the Steam discussions of the game and if you haven't yet check the other threads if someone maybe had the same problem and found a solution. I hope you will be able to find a fix, but if not we will approve it based on the fact that the game is bugged and it is not your fault you can't play more.

1 week ago
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i would like to join if possible

1 week ago
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Hi s2citim, sure you can. With which option would you like to join?

1 week ago
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Sry for late reply. Option 1 and the game that i'll finish is Portal 2.

1 week ago
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Playing Portal 2 sounds good to me. Hope you will enjoy it! Let me know once you beat it.

1 week ago
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I would like to join, please!

1 week ago
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Hi Firriga, with which option would you like to join?

1 week ago
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Hello. Option 2, if I may. I would like to giveaway Offworld Trading Company: Deluxe Editions and other games from the Stardock 2019 bundle.

1 week ago
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That works! Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 week ago
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Mouse so fast! :D

1 week ago
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Well I just refreshed the site and say PA pop up in the latest discussions so I had to go investigate whats going on :D

1 week ago
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Thank you. Giveaways are going up soon.

1 week ago
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👍👍

1 week ago
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Hello, I would like to join with Option 2, will giveaway Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number and Resident Evil Revelations.

1 week ago
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Hi Deputygruntx! Sadly you can't join at this moment.

1 week ago
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Or in the future probably

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