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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I'd like to join with option 1 with Stealth Inc 2, if it's okay to have 0,1 hours of playtime. I tried to see if the game worked on my laptop and it didn't run well at all, I haven't even gotten the achievement for completing the first level yet so I'd like to try for real on my desktop.

If that's a no, can I play something else from my library? I have playtime on or completed all my SG wins.

3 months ago
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Hi spookypannkaka, since you only tested it out, playing Stealth Inc 2 will be fine. Let me know once you have beaten the game! :)

3 months ago
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Uh, can I change my game? Once I unlocked a new feature in the game, the controller wouldn't respond properly to it and I'm really not in the mood to fix it right now. I've got a new win, Battle Chef Brigade, can I try that one instead? :/ Otherwise, completing this may take a few months.

Hope it doesn't show a lack of commitment, it's very important for me to play and finish my games (if you look at my Steam profile, I have 63 100% games out of my 150 owned games), it's just that I've run into an issue with this particular game.

2 months ago
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Yes, it is not a problem to switch at all especially if the game doesn't work correctly. But currently my Steam does not work (can not load any Steam website at all) so I cant verify if you have no playtime on it and save the link to your achievements for the game. So if you could provide me with the link and screenshot me your playtime I would be more than happy to approve it.

2 months ago
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2 months ago
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Thank you! Let me know when you finish Battle Chef Brigade then :)

2 months ago
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Beaten it!

(I've changed my Steam ID. You'll find my achievements here)

1 month ago
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Congrats on beating the game! I approved your join request now, welcome to the group! :)

1 month ago
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Hello, one of the games that I won is called. Theatre of War.

it is giving me this error imgur link

If you see the reviews on steam, multiple ppl got this error,
what to do now? how do i complete :(

3 months ago
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I don't want to start a whole conversation in this thread to troubleshoot your issue, but have you duckled it yet? Other ppl had this issue and were able to resolve it.

3 months ago
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Hi Darshao, please try out if any of the fixes you can find in the link that CorvusSapiens (thank you btw :) ) posted above solve your issue and let me know if you were able to fix it or not :)

3 months ago
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Hello, would it be possible to join by playing The Flame In The Flood? I'm trying to combine it with the "January is a 'play a game you won in steamgifts' month" thing too (posted on that thread just before this), but I don't mind if I have to pick a different game, only it will take me a little longer as I usually prefer to not play multiple games at the same time.

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Hi RiderOfPhoenix, joining by playing The Flame in The Flood will do fine :) And while I will be able to see it when it is done on the other event since I am the admin there too, it is too much to keep in mind with a lot of people applying for both so please let me know by replying to this comment specifically that you have beaten the game so I will know too approve you to join this group.

3 months ago
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Alright, I obviously wouldn't expect you to keep track of this particular application just because you're in charge of the event. I was more concerned with knowing if the event and the group required different games to be played. Thanks for solving my question, I'll reply again once I've beaten the game :)

3 months ago
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I assumed that you just wanted to make sure that it is ok to play it for both, but I just wanted to make double sure I would get a message about it here too so I would not accidentally miss accepting you in the group :)

3 months ago
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Finished the game! To be honest, though I admit it's a decently made game, playing it turned out to be different from what I expected after watching the gameplay. I don't think I'll be getting to full completion of it any time soon, but well, at least it's beatable.

I'm getting to bed now so I'll make the request to join tomorrow.

2 months ago
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Congrats again! Join request approved, welcome to the group :)

2 months ago
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Can I join the group?

PS: i cant join but my request was denied if u can invite me?

3 months ago
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Hi FifflarenVintage, you already asked to join 2 month ago and never answered my question.. You can join once you answer with with option you want to join with.

3 months ago
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im interested ur group but i want more giveaway win or ga..

2 months ago
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I am sorry, I am not sure I understand what you are trying to say.

2 months ago
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Followed the link above this comment and damn, just so sad seeing all those games not finished in the end
But to think if they did, just be overun by people at this point

3 months ago
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There is a 150 pending requests in the comments on this thread right now (not all of them are games waiting to be finished however). I am planing to do a follow up on them once my life turns into a tiny bit less chaos soon.

2 months ago
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wow surprised you keep so much track of everything

2 months ago
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I think the spreadsheets I keep for both PA and PAGYWOSG would surprise you even more :P

2 months ago
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hmm sounds interesting

2 months ago
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Bump for 3 years

2 months ago
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Hello, I would like to join, I will post giveaway once accepted!

3 months ago
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Hi AlbertNeinstein, is it a giveaway for DLC or a game that you want to make? I am asking because of your comment 2 years ago and the fact that you mostly made DLC giveaways.

3 months ago
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I can do a giveaway for a game

2 months ago
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Ok, join request approved, please make a giveaway as soon as possible.

2 months ago
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2 months ago
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👍

2 months ago
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Hello. I would like to join the group again. I left it because of exams.

2 months ago
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Hi Brightboy, you are welcome to join back! I think you should be able to request to join the group on Steam since you left on your own and didn't get kicked? If so please request to join otherwise send me a friend request and I will invite you that way :)

Edit: approved

2 months ago*
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I haven't won anything yet. So is there a chance of me joining the group? I sent the request already.
Ofcourse I will play the game I win (if I win) )from the group.

Edit: Just adding the other 2 comments here to keep it tidy and less messy.
BTW, it's the first time I have seen a group of this kind and its really great.
I am downloading Hitman and Darksiders Deathinitve Edition (not given away just the games I haven't played) right now, my internet has limited bandwidth so it will take sometime. I should be able to play Darksiders in 4-5 days because it's small in size but Hitman can take somewhat longer. Before this I was playing Witcher 3, for some reason despite its huge popularity, I haven't found the game that fun. I installed it thrice hoping it would be fun and deleted it after playing half an hour or an hour or so.

I love skyrim though. Spent more than a thousand hours in it. Not in my steam account though. The next game I am looking for strongly is Alien Isolation but it never seem to go on discount. Too pricey for me. I am also looking for work at the moment, when I got a decent paying work, I will surely host giveaways too. I would love some suggestion anybody has too. Thanks.

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Hi CasuallyMe, you have 2 options to join with:
1) Pick an unplayed game with achievements from your Steam library, let me know which one and play that
2) Join with option 2 from the main post (give away a game you would like to see played)

Also there is an edit button you can use under your comment so you don't need to post 3 of them.

2 months ago
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Hey.. Thanks for quick reply
I played witcher 3 for a few hours before deleting last week. It shows 3 hours or something but I played more than that, I am mostly an offline player that why my game show less time.
You can see screenshots too. That's also just luck I never had an interest taking and uploading screenshots but for some reason I did here https://steamcommunity.com/id/apexdelta/screenshots/

2 months ago
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The game needs to be unplayed before you comment it to me that you are going to play it so sadly The Witcher 3 is not going to work sorry. Also the game you are going to play to join the group (and group wins you might win via this group in the future) all need to be played in online mode so we can track your progress correctly.

2 months ago
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Seems like too much work. Playing immediately too much work. I guess I will apply when I have something to offer instead of receiving. Thanks.
A few questions though:
1) How much time one must devote to the games may I ask in option one?
2) What does it mean in option 2, 'give away a game you would like to see played'? Do I have to offer a game someone has requested or a game I have played and would like other to play as well?
Thanks for responding.

2 months ago
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Up to you :) we just don't want to let anyone and everyone in but people who we actually hope that will follow the group rules.

How much time one must devote to the games may I ask in option one?

The game needs to be beaten. What that means differs from game to game. If it has a story, the main story needs to be beaten (any side objectives/missions are not needed to be played), if the game is split into levels, the levels need to be finished (any bonus ones are not needed), etc.

What does it mean in option 2, 'give away a game you would like to see played'? Do I have to offer a game someone has requested or a game I have played and would like other to play as well?

It is basically a nice way to say: please don't give away complete trash games as whoever wins it will have to play it. It doesn't need to be requested by anyone neither does it need to be something you played in the past.

2 months ago
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Thanks

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2 months ago*
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Hi! I'd like to join with option 1 and the game I want to play is Suits: A Business RPG.

2 months ago
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Hi koko9898, you are welcome to join by playing Suits: A Business RPG, let me know once you beat the game!

2 months ago
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done!

2 months ago
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That was fast, congrats! Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

Edit: approved

2 months ago*
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Hi! I would like to join with option 2, as I have a game to giveaway! :)

2 months ago
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Hi Kurowa29, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group!

2 months ago
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Thank you!

2 months ago
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I'd love to join, I always want to push myself to play more games that I'm unfamiliar with.
I can also give some games away. :-)

2 months ago
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Hi EllieZha, you are welcome to join! Please pick one of the 2 options to join in :)

2 months ago
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Option 2 :-)

2 months ago
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Option 2 it is then! Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

2 months ago*
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Approved, since you are new-ish to SG if you need any help setting up a group giveaway let me know :)

2 months ago
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Thanks! Will set it up when I'm back on my computer later today :-)

2 months ago
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👍👍

2 months ago
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Not sure if you saw them but I've added 2 giveaways :-)

2 months ago
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Yep, the thumbs up were for the giveaways. Thanks for sharing them with the group :)

2 months ago
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Hello o/ , I would like to enter by option 1, the game I want to play is Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe+

2 months ago
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Hi PoppyLoira, you are welcome to join by playing Woodle Tree 2: Deluxe+, let me know once you beat the game.

2 months ago*
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hey, i would like to know if i can change the game, i played it for awhile but in some part of the game there is an error that doesn't let me progress, i tried to reinstall to see if it solved but it didn't work

2 months ago
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Yes, of course. Just let me know which other game you would like to pick :)

2 months ago
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The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day

2 months ago
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Ok, The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day it is then :)

2 months ago
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Hey guys, I want to join just to share my passion to play all my won games. It will be a good challenge for me. Recently, I started to play Far Cry 3 which i won from this site already.

2 months ago
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HI muktesid, if you would like to join with option 1, I am afraid you will have to pick a different game since that one does not have achievements and has been started already. Let me know what you decide :)

2 months ago
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hmm, does Total War: ROME II - Caesar in Gaul Campaign Pack, i am planning to play Total war after Far Cry 3, if not, i can play Medal of Honor.

2 months ago
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Normally DLC doesn't really count, but since it looks like there is actually achievements for it in the main game to complete the campaign that you get with the DLC I will accept Total War: ROME II - Caesar in Gaul. Let me know when you beat the campaign. Note to self: The achievements for the DLC are listed here.

2 months ago
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Dear MouseWithBeer,

Can i reapply with Street Fighter V? I started playing Total War but it takes too long to master it, so i decided to change the game if its ok for you?

1 week ago
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Street Fighter V will do fine as well. Let me know when you beat that :)

1 week ago
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I was a member of this group, but I had to leave because I wasn't able to play games. (didn't have internet at home) That was almost two years ago. Two months ago I started to participating in your PAGYWOS events then I remembered this group. I found out I still have my won GA progress recorded at PA site.

Those were fun times and I'd like to join again if possible :)

2 months ago
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Hi alexan310, you are more than welcome to join back in. Please request to join on the Steam group page and I will approve it as soon as I see it :) If by any chance it is not letting your request to join just send me a friend request instead and I will invite you that way :)

2 months ago
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Thanks! Request sent :)

2 months ago
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Accepted :)

2 months ago
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Hello. I would like to join the group again. I left it for personal problems

2 months ago
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Hi Gringitt, you didn't leave, you got kicked for not playing Grim Legends 3: The Dark City enough. Anyways you are welcome to rejoin once more when you play the unapproved wins you have up to the group standards. You can see what is approved and what is not here.

2 months ago
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Hello, again.
I've to tell that I'll soon leaves this group, sadly, being unable to keep up, by now. :(

Thanks for everything, as it was really fun to share. :) ...And maybe, who knows -See you later ?

[Edit] So, before leaving, I wanted to share a last free little thing.

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Hey, I am sad to see you go :( I hope you will decided to join back in into the future when you have more time! If you decide to do so, just make sure you have every group win played and ask to rejoin in this thread. Take care and thanks for sharing!

2 months ago
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Thanks again. :) And, at least, see you on PAGYWOSG, until then.

2 months ago
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we miss you friend..!!

2 months ago
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Hi, I would like to join in this group (:

I recently (today hehe) won the walking dead and would play it, is it okay? (:

2 months ago
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Hi monoorangitis, you are welcome to join the group by playing The Walking Dead, let me know once you beat the game :)

2 months ago
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what a ride lol.... I am done (and still a bit messed up about the ending lol)! I uploaded some screenshots as well <:

1 month ago
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It is a wild ride indeed. Congrats on beating the game! Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it.

1 month ago
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done, thx (:

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

1 month ago
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I would like to join. I haven't won any games in steamgifts yet as I only discovered this site last month. I have an unplayed game (dungeons 3) though that I won from another site. Is it okay? :) Thank you

2 months ago
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Hi starfish691, yes playing Dungeons 3 will do fine, let me know once you beat the game! And welcome to SteamGfts :)

2 months ago
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2 months ago
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Hello again! Done with Dungeons 3 Thank you very much!

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

2 months ago
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Hello, I would like to join with Option 1 by playing Jotun: Valhalla Edition. I also picked it for the "play a game you won on Steamgifts" event, so if that's not OK I'll pick another game after I finish Jotun.

2 months ago
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Hi NotSev, you are welcome to join by playing Jotun: Valhalla Edition, let me know once you beat the game :)

2 months ago
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Done! Half of my time in game was spent on the last boss :|

2 months ago
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Congrats on beating the game! Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it.

2 months ago
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i was in the group few years ago but i left since i wasn't active on steamgifts for a while. now im back and i hope i still have a place here

also i'll probably buy the next humble choice in February and will make a few giveaways from there for sure

2 months ago
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Hi Screenager, of course you still have a place here. I have approved your join request, welcome back! :)

2 months ago
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I would like to join by playing Highly Likely that I've just won.

2 months ago
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Hi theaspin, you are welcome to join the group but sadly Highly Likely is not going to work because it doesn't have achievements. Since you don't have any other SG wins you can pick any unplayed game with achievements from your library instead and let me know which game it is going to be before you start playing it :)

2 months ago
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Game actually has achievements (at least that it says in store page), but it just not released yet :)

2 months ago
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Ah derp, I just scrolled down to where the achievements are usually shown saw there were none and didn't bother reading the feature list. However I would still prefer theaspin to pick a different game that can already be played and 100% sure has achievements.

Thank you for pointing it out however! :)

2 months ago
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Ok, I'll go with Blasphemous then :)

2 months ago
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Blasphemous works, let me know once you beat it :)

2 months ago
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Just finished it!

2 months ago
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Congrats on beating the game! Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

2 months ago
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I've sent join request

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

2 months ago
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Hi, I'd like to join under Option 2! I have two gifts, Near Death and Detention.

2 months ago
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Hi lovenliberty, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

2 months ago
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Thank you!

ETA: Made the GAs 😊

2 months ago*
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The winner of this PA-only GA seems not to be in the group anymore. Reroll?

1 month ago*
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I can't see who the GA winner is because only the GA creator can. I sent you a friend request on Steam so you can let me know who the winner is and I can give you the proof that the winner left/got kicked out of the group before the GA ended so you can request a reroll.

1 month ago
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they put the winner in that winner part of the tag
it was one of the newbies who you had to kick for not playing any and being like yo you clearly not playing anything can i just kick now!

1 month ago
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Ah, I did not see there were 2 different links because I was on my phone. Either way lovenliberty got what they needed.

1 month ago
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barely noticed it myself since i didnt click on the winner bit. Thought though that it would be silly to not show who was the winner and thats when I noticed it was a different link in the end

1 month ago
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Invite accepted; sent you the info.

1 month ago
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Hi I'd like to join please! I have COD WWII and 2 DLCs to give now and will have other games to give too

2 months ago
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Hi marco4838908350, you are only welcome to join back once you play all the games you have won in the past in the group and haven't played to the group requirements(you can see those here). After that you still owe the group a giveaway for when you first joined the group. After all that is done you are finally welcome to rejoin the group.

2 months ago*
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Ok thank you I will reply once I play those games more :) nice site btw!

2 months ago
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