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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hi, can I join by playing Divine Slice of Life and/or Highschool Possession? :)

1 week ago
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Hi dadel! :) You sure can, happy to see them getting played. ^^ Please comment back once you've finished either Divine Slice of Life or Highschool Possession.

1 week ago
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Both finished :)
Request sent.

1 week ago
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You're fast! Looks good, membership request approved. :)

1 week ago
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Hi, i would like to join via option 2. my last open ga‘s the winner doesnt even say thx. would like to give more to people who appreciate what they win.

1 week ago
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Hi Drain! You're welcome to join, I've approved your membership request. I hope the game you're planing on giving away will find a good home here. :)

1 week ago
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Hi, i'd like to join with the option 2 please.

1 week ago
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Hi Kermit16! You're welcome to join by giving away something you'd like to see getting played. Please request to join the group here and we'll approve it when we see it. :)

1 week ago
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Request sent.

1 week ago
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Request approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 week ago
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Hey Reforced, just wondering how it works after you get kicked out from the group. Got kicked today. I was planning on finishing the game but life became really busy recently so I haven't had a chance to pick it up again (have a 70% play score atm). Is there a way to get reinstated?

1 week ago
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Hi PaperPhoenix! Sorry to hear, I see you didn't thanked the creator or you would have gotten a warning before. You can join back once after being kicked, when you've played your rejected winning. We found it strange you didn't get the "Master of Illusion" achievement, that something you should have gotten after playing the game about ~2.5 hours. Just shoot us another comment here when you did so. :)

1 week ago
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Hey Reforced! Thanks for the response! I actually did thank him. For some reason he contacted me on one of my giveaways. https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/XW1OL/bad-rats-the-rats-revenge. I'll let you know when I finish it though might not be soon since life has been busy. Thanks for the help!

PS: the game is pretty amazing in what little I played. Wonder what they'll make next

1 week ago
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Ah, that was off our radar then - sorry about that. :( I hope you'll find some time, comment again once you did please, players are always welcome!

1 week ago
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Can I join? I will pick option 1, will finish Homefront

1 week ago
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Hi Son1k17! You're welcome to join, however please pick a game from your SteamGift winnings. At the moment that would be either A Story About My Uncle or Conan Exiles. Please comment here again when you've finished one of them (or when you won something new you'd like to play instead).

1 week ago
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I will play A Story About My Uncle. is it okay?

1 week ago
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Sure ^^ Please comment again once you've played it. :)

1 week ago
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I have finished it!

1 week ago
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will anyone invite me?

5 days ago
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Nice :) It's a rare game where indeed getting no achievements would do. When this happens in the group, consider snapping a screenshot and uploading that to Steam. ^^ Anyway since I've suggested it myself, I'll approved your membership -- sorry for the delay in that. Please request to join the group here and we'll approve it when we see it; or if it doesn't work out please add me on Steam. Welcome to the group in advance!

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Sorry I have been busy lately. I see that my request was denied. Shall I upload a screenshot of a game?

5 hours ago
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Hello !

I would love to be part of the group but there is something I really don't understand.
You wrote that one of the possibility would be to give away a game that we would like to see played and "The game should not have been given away free before (marked by 'two stars' when creating a giveaway on SteamGifts)."
When I go to the giveaway creation, I find another definition > "'two stars' No value towards your contributor level."
I'm unsure if I understand well. I wanted to giveaway Epistory that I already gave three times here because it's a really nice game and I would really like other people to discover it, but there is one star next to it, does that mean it doesn't fit the bill ?

1 week ago*
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From FAQ:

What are "No Value", "Reduced Value", and "Full Value" giveaways? How do they affect my overall contributor value?

When creating a giveaway and selecting a game, you'll notice "No Value" games are marked with a double asterisk (**), and "Reduced Value" games with a single asterisk (*). If you hover over those icons, you'll see the effective date for the value adjustments. For example, if a game is marked with a single asterisk (*), and hovering the icon shows "Reduced value since January 4, 2018", this would mean giveaways created for that game on January 4, 2018 or later will receive reduced contributor value. Games typically receive no value or reduced value when they're featured in bundles, heavily discounted, or available for free in online promotions. Their values are adjusted this way to better represent their true value.         

Basically - to join group you are not allowed to make GA for previously free game. For example: Story About my Uncle that was given for free by HB recently.

1 week ago*
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I got it ! Thank you for the explanation. Fortunately Epistory works as it has only 1 star (I would have picked another game otherwise but Epistory is really good ^^)

1 week ago
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Hi Yithin! Agreed, really nice game. :) Since it's not a free game, it will do fine to join the group. I've approved your membership request, so go ahead. ^^ I hope it'll find a good home here.

1 week ago
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Thank you so much, I already gave away this game a few times because it's not well known and deserves attention, so I'll offer another key with pleasure to the group :)
https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/y1YIe/epistory-typing-chronicles Enjoy the giveaway ♥ !

1 week ago*
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i only enter giveaways for games i actually want thus far i play games that i win.

1 week ago
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Hi FiReWaTeRcfh! Great, keep it up. :)

1 week ago
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I won Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition and Styx this month.
Already played Styx and I will now start Injustice, I'll comment again here once
I'll have managed to complete some achievement to join.
I only enter when I intend to play.

1 week ago
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You'd better wait for the group moderators response before starting to play Injustice: Gods Among Us. They just want to be sure that you haven't played this game before.

1 week ago
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It was still unplayed :)

1 week ago
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Hi modeste! You're welcome to join, playing Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition will do fine. :) Please comment back here when you've finish the game.

1 week ago
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Hi reforced, I think I fulfilled the play requirements to join, you can have a look on my profile.

6 days ago
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You are on your way, but you fall short on both playtime (story takes 5 hours) and achievements (e.g. not even got the achievement "Almost There - Complete 50% of Story Mode"). I hope you feel up to play it some more. Feel free to pick another game otherwise if you don't like the game.

4 days ago
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i'd like to join in option 2
but my giveaway mostly will have region restricted

1 week ago
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Hi Reiquaza! You're welcome to join, region restrictions are not a problem but take care that those might not get a lot of entries (if you care about CV). Please request to join the group here and we'll approve it once you did. :) Curious to see what gem you'll give away.

1 week ago
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request sent
gonna ga some games in lunar sale

1 week ago
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Approved ^^ Welcome to the group!

1 week ago
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Hi Reiquaza! I've approved your membership, although I wasn't aware that the Lunar sale is on the 5th of February? That takes a long time and we'd like to see a giveaway within a few days when possible. Is that also possible for you? Or would you'd like to play a game instead you've won? Sorry about that.

5 days ago
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ah ok, i will try

3 days ago
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This group sounds interesting and I will keep note of it for the future. I'm studying at the moment and I don't want to commit to something and don't have time for it. :)

1 week ago
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Hi Veilor! You're welcome to join in the future. There are no requirements once you are in the group; so when you are busy just don't join any group giveaways. :) Let me know once you feel like it's a good time to join.

1 week ago
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What if I haven't won any games yet, is the only way to join by creating giveaway then?

1 week ago
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Hi rakov! No, you may pick an unplayed game that has achievements from your Steam library then instead. :)

1 week ago
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Thank you, and hi to you too. Is there a set amount of time/progress I need to achieve? Or just one-two hours will be enough?
Also, I can not only upload the screenshot but also link a video, if anyone wants. I normally record all my gameplays and put them to youtube as unlisted.

1 week ago
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For your introduction game, beating the game would be nice. For any group wins playing about ~50% of the game (up to a maximum of 5 hours) would be enough to consider it a decent try. More information can be found in our FAQ.

1 week ago
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Thank you. Can I choose SUPERHOT? According to howlongtobeat, it is 2 hours to complete, which probably falls into "too short", but if it's required, I can spend not less than 5 hours in it, I will try to get achievements and challenges in the meanwhile.

1 week ago
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Actually, could you please cancel my request? My GPU is dying and I'm having super-cheap replacement one that I'd rather not play on.

5 days ago
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Feel free to pick another game or comment again when your GPU is back. :)

4 days ago
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I can recommend Valley, The Talos Principle, SUPERHOT, Metro 2033 (Redux) or Life is Strange from your library :)

1 week ago
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thanks, as soon as I get home I will do it

1 week ago
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I did start Ink, today.

1 week ago
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Hi Tcharr, if you want to join with option 1, it needs to be something you haven't played before commenting.

1 week ago
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Ah, well. XD

1 week ago
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You can pick another game! :)

4 days ago
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Hey, your group seems cool. I'm interested in joining but I haven't won anything yet because I'm new to steamgifts xD
Nonetheless my first giveaway just ended, just need the winner to confirm that the gift was received :>

1 week ago
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Hi azqrse, since you haven't won anything yet you can pick any unplayed win with achievements from your Steam library instead if you wish to join with option 1.

1 week ago
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Hey!! I have played the game 200% Mixed Juice for a bit.. and wow the game was harder than I thought xD Those 2 achievements took me 1h30 xDDDD

You can check it on my profile!!

1 week ago
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I am sorry, but you need to comment the game you are going to play before you do so and then actually beat the game.

1 week ago
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Well ok, I can comment a game title then proceed to play it, but saying "beat the game" so casually.. its not so easy to just complete a game. I can play a for an hour or two as a requirement if its a game I don't appreciate as much. Plus most games are quite long and take a considerable amount of time and effort to beat.

Then If I play Metro 2033 via option 1 how long do you expect me to play it?

1 week ago
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That is simply the requirement to join with option 1, we want people who will give the games they win an actually try and not just play it for half an hour and say that they don't like it. If you end up not liking the game you picked when applying, you can simply let us know and switch to a different one. You are not required to pick a super long game either, as long as it is a proper game that is not 15 minutes long and doesn't just give you all the achievements for starting the game for example we will accept it.

For the games that you then win in the group we have a limit that the max you will ever have to play it is 5 hours (if the game is shorter then less obviously) if you don't like it/don't have time to play anymore.

HLTB has the story for Metro 2033 listed as 9,5 hours, so about that long.

1 week ago
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I just gave the FAQ a read and checked out the group giveaways and now I understand much better what the group is trying to make members accomplish.. It's a nice way to make sure people who receive the giveaways will actually enjoy what they get and it comes with the bonus of a higher chance of winning too..

It also seems that I misunderstood option 2 as well.. I thought it meant the game shouldn't have been given away in the group before, so I was about to ask on that lmao

I guess I could choose option 2, because I don't feel like spending so much time in a game I'm not as interested in..

Now I know not to spam the "enter giveaway" button and only enter the giveaways for games I know I will try, though.

1 week ago
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Hello again,
So I decided that maybe option 2 is better for me.. I can give away Dungeon Rushers, worth $15USD on steam
I'm not particularly interested in the game myself, so hopefully I can give the game a better home where someone is sure to enjoy it
I've applied to join the group.

6 days ago
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Sorry for the late response.

I assume you mean Dungeon Rushers: Crawler RPG? Because sadly that one has been marked as given away for free at some point (has 2 stars next to its name when creating the giveaway) and we sadly can't accept it as the giveaway to join with option 2 (but can be given away at any other point in time). If you have anything else you would like to give away you are still welcome to join with option 2.

5 days ago
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Sure, I have other games I can give :>

Option 2 it is then

5 days ago
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In that case, you join request has been approved, welcome to the group! :)

5 days ago
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Great, thanks! I'll set giveaway up in half a day because it's night time for me now and I gotta schleepo beepo

Looking forward to enjoying some nice new games with you all!!

5 days ago
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That is completely fine! Sleep well :)

5 days ago
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Hi :), Can i join via option 1 by playing Neon space 2 or Oozi: Earth Adventure ?

1 week ago
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Hi omaratti, playing either Neon space 2 or Oozi: Earth Adventure will do fine, just let us know once you finish either of them :)

1 week ago
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I have finished Neon space 2 can i join now, please ?
and if you accepted me there's a little problem for me to send a join request, Because i've sent a request months ago without reading the rules or knowing the purpose of the group (sorry about that), so my request was denied and i'm not able to send another request unless i got invited, so can you invite me please?

1 week ago
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Ha, I knew I remembered your name from somewhere related to PA but when I checked if you were a past member you were not there so I just shrugged it off. I can only invite you to the group if we are friends on Steam so I have sent you a friend request :)

1 week ago
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we're really having a much meh month, here... :D

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1 week ago
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I think we are having right the opposite. Only wörk, wörk, wörk. I am glad the group tool doesn't have a time counter for how much you time spend on the site or I would probably question my life decisions in the past week :P

5 days ago
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Is that a feature suggestion? ><

4 days ago
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4 days ago
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For the love of all that is holy: NO. I would rather be ignorant about the actual time.

4 days ago
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The cat has fixed it!

4 days ago
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Hi there, I applied.

I'd go for option 1 by playing a previously unplayed game. The one I'd choose would be Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2. Won that one a while back but I never played it.

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Hey zeruel132, you are welcome to join by playing Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 2. Let me know once you beat it! :)

5 days ago
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Want to hide another comment ,) Bump

6 days ago
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5 days ago
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Hello, I would like to join by playing Hard Reset Redux.

6 days ago
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Hello theSG! Playing Hard Reset Redux is fine, please reply back when you finish the game :)

5 days ago
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Done, I've sent a request.

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

2 days ago
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Don't mind me, I screwed up my comment and Morikalina was 2fast4me again.

5 days ago
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OMG! :D

5 days ago
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Hi - I'd like to join under Option 2.

5 days ago
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Hi WorstShot, you are welcome to join with option 2, join request is approved ^_^

5 days ago
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Hi, I'd like to join by option 2. Request sent.

Thank you!

5 days ago
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Hi seNs666, you are welcome to join with option 2, join request is approved ^_^

5 days ago
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Hey Morikalina, I chose option 1 and finished A Story About My Uncle, Reforced told me to comment when I finished, but he hasn't responded yet. Can you invite me?

5 days ago
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Hi Son1k17, have some patience, Reforced will get back to you sooner or later.

5 days ago
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Sure

4 days ago
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4 days ago
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LOL
Took me a bit to even realize :D

4 days ago
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We have an identity thief here...

2 days ago
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Well you do call me a sir, so I just turned into sir Morikalina :D

1 day ago
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I want to join with option 1. Can I join by playing The Turing Test?
If not I have a few other games as backups.

P.S.: Alternatives are Sleeping Dogs and Rise of the Triad .

EDIT: Great to hear - I will reply under your comment when I'm done.

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Hi Domojaxx, playing any of those 3 will be fine. I have played both The Turing Test and Sleeping Dogs myself and I can say both of them are very good. Let us know when you finish either one of those:
The Turing Test
Sleeping Dogs
Rise of the Triad
:)

5 days ago
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I have completed "The Turing Test" and I'm writing my reply as promised.

1 day ago
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Congrats! I hope you enjoyed it :)
Please request to join here. If you for some reason can't send me a friends request instead and I will invite you that way :)

1 day ago
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Thanks! Request sent.
I loved the game and it's soundtrack and every little detail.
Although I found both the prologue and epilogue a little short and abrupt.

1 day ago
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Very happy to hear! :)
Join request approved, welcome to the group! ^^

1 day ago
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Thank you very much! ^^

1 day ago
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Please lemme in!

5 days ago
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Hi dantop! You need a secret phrase to enter. It's a hard puzzle I know, but the answer is hidden somewhere in the original post. And you've made me scroll 68 pages for any previous comment of yours.

4 days ago
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You don't use ESGST? O_o
It has "Search comments from specific users" feature, may be handy

4 days ago
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I can answer this one for him :P He has ESGST with endless scrolling. I made him search for someones comment for me before c:

4 days ago
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Sounds handy! Didn't know about that one - thanks. As mouse said, using endless scrolling to load up all pages and doing a good old CTRL+F then :P

2 days ago
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I think it's a new one, recently added. but not sure, ESGST has so many features after all.. Called "Comment Searcher"

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