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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requested to rejoin after being away for a while

1 month ago
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Join request approved, welcome back :)

1 month ago
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Hello, I'd like to join with Option 2 (Age of Wonders III)

1 month ago
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Hi guisado1, unfortunately Age of Wonders III is marked as free, you will need to choose another or do option 1

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1 month ago
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i can with Quantum Conundrum ?

thanks.

1 month ago
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Sorry for the late reply, Quantum Conundrum will do fine, please accept my friend request so I can add you to the group

1 month ago
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I'd like to join with option 2 by giving away Tomb Raider: Underworld.

1 month ago
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Hi, shortyginger, I approved your request, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group!!

1 month ago
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Thank you. Giveaway has been created.

1 month ago
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I would like to give away Synthwave Dream '85, Option 2

1 month ago
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Hi LoneDev, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved :)

1 month ago
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Thanks a lot! :D

1 month ago
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request to rejoin. i have played the games that i did not before.

1 month ago
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Hi idixtkid, I have checked your playtimes and approved them. I have sent you a friend request on Steam now since I can't reinvite you otherwise.

1 month ago
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Can i join?

1 month ago
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Hi Kur0Nek0XV, which option would you like to use?

1 month ago
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Option 1

1 month ago
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In your case, as you have won only one game and it doesn't fit the requirements, you can choose any unplayed game in your library, you only need to tell us which one you pick

1 month ago
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sorry i cant find any game ill ask when i win a game thank you ^_^

1 month ago
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You can always do option 2, I'll reject the request in the group then (we do this merely for tracking purpose) if you change your mind, feel free to apply again anytime ^^

1 month ago
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Sorry and thanks a lot

1 month ago
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Salut!

I'm interested in the group, but I don't clearly understand the rules of Option 1. So the last game I won on SteamGifts was ELEX, but I played it for a while (not much) and... Do I need to play exactly this game or Europa Universalis IV, where I don't have any achievements earned, and how long then?

Thank you!

1 month ago
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Hi Kuranda, for option 1 you have to play and beat any (doesn't need to be the last one) of your unplayed wins with achievements. In your case that would only be Europa Universalis IV. As for how long you have to play it? However long it takes to beat the game (I don't know much about Europa Universalis IV but I assume it either has some campaign to beat or something similar?).

I hope that answers your questions.

1 month ago
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Thank you! Understood!
Will notify as all done.

1 month ago
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Hello!
Can I join with Option 1: Walking Dead?

1 month ago
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Hi yaromirro, you are welcome to join by playing The Walking Dead, let us know once you beat the game :)

1 month ago
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I just want to inform you that I've finished Walking Dead today :)

4 weeks ago
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Congrats! Join request approved, welcome to the group :)

3 weeks ago
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thanks for accepting me :)

3 weeks ago
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I'd like to join via Option 1! Does that require completing the entirety of the game? What if I don't like the game as much as I thought I would??

Thanks :)

1 month ago
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Hi shuvam09, you are welcome to join with option 1 and playing WARSAW. Yes, it requires you to beat the whole game (you don't need to get all the achievements or anything like that, just beat the game). If you end up not liking the game you can let us know and you can switch to beating a different game instead. Since you don't have any other wins it can be any unplayed game from your Steam library with achievements then.

1 month ago
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Ok will give it a try then :)

1 month ago
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Hi!! Tried out Warsaw but don't really want to play it right now, not during these times atleast...
The gameplay seems really complicated, and I don't want to lose any of my soldiers in a rush :(
Can I try something else?? Like The Walking Dead??

1 month ago
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Sure The Walking Dead will do fine as well. I hope you will enjoy that one (I did myself) and let us know once you beat it :)

1 month ago
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Thanks :)

1 month ago
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Hello there again! Took some time, but finally managed to beat the game! Not sure if I was prepared for that final episode though :'(

1 week ago
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Looks good on our end, I approved your request, welcome to the group ^^

6 days ago
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Thank you ^^

6 days ago
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Would love to join, my backlog is never longer than 2-3 games at any time so I can definitely do this.

1 month ago
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Hi TrebleClef, which option would you like to use?

1 month ago
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Hello, i'd like to join with option 2, i have a few candidates in my tradelist that would be good here (i can also do option 1 in parallel as i intend to begin Pac Man 256 soon). I have a few games in my Steam account, but i'm not a collectionner, i never play on SG to just win anything, but to win stuff i'll play sometimes later (could be really later, but for stuff won here, i'll select games i really want to play soon).
So, sending a request on Steam when i have an answer here. Thanks !

1 month ago
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Hi Zolivv, you're welcome to join the group, but please choose only one option, and tell me which game you're planning to giveaway/play

1 month ago
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Yeah, so option 2, and how about The Walking Dead ?

1 month ago
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Sadly The Walking Dead is not gonna work as it has been given away for free before (marked by ** when creating a giveaway on SteamGifts). You can either give away a different game (that has not been given away for free before or pick option 1. Let us know :)

1 month ago
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Oh, i didn't know that, how about Dead In Vinland ?

1 month ago
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Dead In Vinland will work fine, I approved your request, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group!!

1 month ago
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Alright, will do that today. No particular rules on the level of the GA or the duration, etc... ?

1 month ago
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Nope, that is completely up to you and your preferences (just needs to have a winner in the end).

1 month ago
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Hello, I'd like to join with option 2 (SYNTHETIK) ? Thanks !

1 month ago
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Hi jullebarge, you're welcome to join the group by giving away SYNTHETIK:Legion Rising, please send a request to join the group so I can approve it

1 month ago
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Request sent, thanks ;)

1 month ago
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Approved, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group ^^

1 month ago
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I've just made it ;)

1 month ago
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HI, I would like to join with option 1.Can I play This Is the Police 2?

1 month ago
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Hi enger777, you are welcome to join by playing This Is The Police 2(note: 3,3 hours of idle time). Let us know once you beat the game!

1 month ago
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Done!Please check.

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

4 weeks ago
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Thanks´╝ü

4 weeks ago
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I'd like to rejoin since I have more time to play now.
I'll go with option 1: Truberbrook

4 weeks ago
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as long as you dont have any outstanding wins from the group unplayed they will let you rejoin without doing the options again

4 weeks ago
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I don't remember having any unplayed group wins, but it's been so long, I could be wrong

4 weeks ago
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found your old profile. they are all green so you should be good to join back in once they see

4 weeks ago
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Thanks

4 weeks ago
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Hi LastM, please accept my friend request so I can add you again

4 weeks ago
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Hi! I'm interested in joining with option 2 (the game to be given will be Demon Hunter 3: Revelation).

4 weeks ago
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Hi psousa, I approved your request, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group!!

4 weeks ago
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Done! Thank you!

4 weeks ago*
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HI, I would like to join with option 1.Can I play KARAKARA

4 weeks ago
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Hi Pherela, just so you don't think we are ignoring you: I will discuss you application with the group owner and let you know of the decision.

3 weeks ago
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You are welcome to join by playing KARAKARA, let us know once you beat the game.

3 weeks ago
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done and i also unlock all of the achievement

3 weeks ago
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Request to join the group on Steam.

3 weeks ago
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done

3 weeks ago
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Approved, welcome to the group!

3 weeks ago
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Hello, i would like to join with option 1, can i play "Fluffy Horde"?

4 weeks ago
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Hi Zagaia, you are welcome to join by playing Fluffy Horde, let us know once you beat the game :)

3 weeks ago
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Hello, i have beaten the game.
Two boss achievments are bugged i cant get them. ("Naked Snake" and "Justice Rains From Above")
I hope that's ok.

3 weeks ago
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I saw multiple people reported broken achievements so no worries, I accepted your join request so welcome to the group!

3 weeks ago
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Thank you. :)

3 weeks ago
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I would like to join via option 2 (Cities Skylines giveaway)

3 weeks ago
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Hi LosingMyEdge, you are welcome to join with option 2. Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

3 weeks ago
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Thanks, I have sent the request :)

3 weeks ago
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Request approved, please make the giveaway as soon as posibble and welcome to the group ^^

3 weeks ago
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Hi, can i rejoin? I had joined too many groups and maintaining the ratio was getting stressful so I just left all the groups a while back, I forgot this one wasn't ratio based.

3 weeks ago
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Hi tonsti, please accept my friend request on steam so I can add you again to the group

3 weeks ago
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Can I join with option1: Meowrim Cat Quest?
Also, can I make game details private while playing, and make them public when I finish?

3 weeks ago
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Hi orTe, you are welcome to join but it looks like Cat Quest was already played a bit and the game must be unplayed. Since your only other win was also already played you have 2 options:
1) Join with option 2
2) Pick any unplayed wins with achievements from your Steam library and play that instead (you must let us know what you pick before you start played it).

Edit: woops forgot to answer this sorry:

Also, can I make game details private while playing, and make them public when I finish?

No, must be public the whole time.

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2) Pick any unplayed wins

Did you mean games? If so, can it be F2P game like Dawn?

3 weeks ago
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Wooops sorry, my bad, yes I mean games. Yep, Dawn would work just fine if you wanna pick that one :)

3 weeks ago
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Then Dawn it is. :)
I respond here when i get somewhere with it.

3 weeks ago
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Well that was fairly short game, but enjoyable. :)

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

2 weeks ago
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Can I join with option1: Exapunks?
I just won it and have never played it.

3 weeks ago
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Hi Alizjan, you're welcome to join the group by playing Exapunks, please tell use once you beat the game

3 weeks ago
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Should i get every single achievement or just complete the Main story?

3 weeks ago
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Main story will do fine, up to you if you want to go for completionist

3 weeks ago
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well, I started it, and it seems it takes about 30 hours...
can I finish it in 3-4 months? I don't have that much free time.

1 week ago
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No problem, take all the time you need, if you want to switch to a shorter game, you just need to tell us

1 week ago*
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If It's possible, I want to it change to Luxor: Quest of Afterlife, I won it two days ago and just installed it and played it for 5 minutes.

1 week ago
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No, the game needs to have achievements.

1 week ago
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OK then, I'll do the EXAPUNKS

1 week ago
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Looking to join using Option 2. (The game I would give away is called "Starting the Game", pretty funny, I bet someone would get a good laugh out of it.)

3 weeks ago
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Hi MegaMen999, you are welcome to join with option 2. Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

3 weeks ago
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Just wondering, how long does the approving period last? I've requested to join and I'm still waiting for the approval.

3 weeks ago
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Patience

I approved your request, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group

3 weeks ago
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Thanks, I was just worried about having my request ignored because my Steam nick is different from my SteamGifts one.

3 weeks ago
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Steam have unique ids for profiles so even if you have a different name/profile picture we can still verify it was you

3 weeks ago
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I see NoSenses already resolved your case but I just wanna reemphasize to please have patience, we are humans not robots, we can't be around just staring at the new request page 24/7.

3 weeks ago
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Hello there ! New fella looking to join the group using option number two with a game i won this week : Splasher !
Looks like a Super Meat boy type of games wich sound good to me !

3 weeks ago
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Just to be sure, you're giving away another copy of Splasher am I right? If you want to play it that's option 1

3 weeks ago
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No, i won it this week, haven't played it yet, i am right about to start it. That's why i am saying option 1, it's the right step to enter the group correct ?

3 weeks ago
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Your post above says option two, that's why I'm asking, and yes, you're welcome to join the group by playing Splasher, tell us once you beat the game

3 weeks ago
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I just saw that. My bad, sorry for the mistake (bad way to start haha)
Cool i will start playing it ! Thanks for the answers

3 weeks ago
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Game is harder than i thought to beat ! But a nice surprise not only Super Meat boy style !

3 weeks ago
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Sadly you already played MO: Astray so you can't switch to any other game, unless Mouse aproves to use a non-sg game, either way, option 2 is also available if you change your mind about playing Splasher, just let us know if you want to

3 weeks ago
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As NoSenses already mentioned, if you think it is too hard you can let us know a different unplayed game from your library with achievements and play that instead (but let us know the game before you start playing it) or you can stick with this one and finish it, up to you, you just need to let us know :)

3 weeks ago
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Thanks a lot for the answer ! I was thinking about The walking dead Michonne for a while as a fan of the game-serie... Would this one be ok ?

3 weeks ago
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The Walking Dead: Michonne will do fine! I played it last month and enjoyed my time with it so I hope you will too :)

3 weeks ago
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Job done ! Just finished it ! Yeah i enjoyed it too, pretty darn good !

2 weeks ago
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Glad to hear and congrats on beating the game! Join request approved, welcome to the group :)

2 weeks ago
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Yeahhh ! Thanks a lot ! My first group !
(i know you are not robot, it's mostly to notify. it says i am not in the group, neither steam or Steamgifts.)

2 weeks ago*
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I see you are now showing up in steam at least for me, since its your 1st group and I know others had trouble before make sure to sync up your profile at the top of steamgifts by clicking account and then the top button of that new page. It should auto sync up every 24 hours either way but this way you can see the giveaways asap

If all that is done anyway and you knew it then you can ignore everything. Either way well done on joining the group :D

2 weeks ago
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Annnnnnnd you were right about the sync haha. Still not use to it, i'm sorry !

2 weeks ago
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Don't worry you will get used to it eventually and lots of people don't remember or just not know about the fact you have to sync. Totally not a problem at all

2 weeks ago
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Just a quick note, looks like the website broke a little right now, already aware of that and already contacted Reforced about it.

Edit: Reforced fixed it <3

3 weeks ago*
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Fast service.
btw - could someone in staff toss me a friend request / add - was wondering how you got the site doing the amazing things it's doing, and would like to implement a similar / same thing for our group to ensure people play their wins :)

2 weeks ago
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Reforced would have to be the one to add you, but it is mostly just a mix of gathering data via the Steam API and web scraping.

2 weeks ago
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Hi there! I'd like to join via option 2. I'd like to give away Titan Quest Anniversary Edition

2 weeks ago
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Hi TNTFTB, I approved your request, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group

2 weeks ago
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