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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SerHello how are you.? I would like to join the group!

3 weeks ago
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Hi lourirocco, if you decide you wanna join a group the minimum you should do is to actually read the recruitment thread, instructions how to join and the rules.

3 weeks ago
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I've never participated in any group on steamgift until now!

3 weeks ago
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Hello, I would like to join with option 2, I'll make a giveaway for the game "Sorry James". 🙂

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

3 weeks ago
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Thank you very much 😊

3 weeks ago
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I'd love to join. Sent a Request and ready to start off with 2 giveaways.

3 weeks ago
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Hi k0walsky, which games are you planning to giveaway?

3 weeks ago
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I'll start with "STASIS" and "Of Orcs And Men"

3 weeks ago
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Alright, I've approved your request, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group!!

3 weeks ago
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Merci :-)

3 weeks ago
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Hi, I'd like to apply to the group. Sent a request and will choose option 2 with a giveaway for "MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame" :)

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

3 weeks ago
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Thank you! :)

3 weeks ago
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hi i would like to join with option 2: Sunless Sea

3 weeks ago
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Hi makromatee, you are also welcome to join with option 2. Join request has been approved, welcome to the group!

3 weeks ago
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thx, giveaway is up :)

3 weeks ago
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I like join option 2: Jack Orlando: Director's Cut

3 weeks ago*
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Hi Andyuin, I've approved your request, welcome and please make the giveaway as soon as possible ^^

3 weeks ago
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Thank you ^^

3 weeks ago
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Hi would like to join, and I would go for option 2, :D thanks!

3 weeks ago
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the game would be kings bird, also you declined my request a long time ago (when I was stupid and new to sg) so it makes sense if you can't recruit me :D

3 weeks ago
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Based on what Mouse told me, you didn't post here so your request was rejected, please accept my friend request so I can add you to the group

3 weeks ago
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will do :)

3 weeks ago
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Hi SkyForth,
the giveaway you made for In Between does not fit the option 2 rules:

The game should not have been given away free before (marked by ** when creating a giveaway on SteamGifts).

Please make a new giveaway following the rules within 48 hours or we will have to remove you from the group.

2 weeks ago
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oops sorry will make a new one right now sorry guys :(

2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
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I'd like to join with option 2 as well.
I'll give one of my favorite games as an entry-fee: To the moon

Can you view the criterias (Like expected playtime / achivements) before a giveaway has ended?
On the webtool I can only see those criterias for GAs which have ended, so is the view different for members?

3 weeks ago
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Hi H4x. I've approved your request, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group

About your questions, you can check the criterias for a game by searching for it here https://www.playingappreciated.com/tracked.php however as you said that only works for ended giveaways, if the game was never given away in the past, there will be no data, in that case, someone must give a copy of it so we can manually update that information

3 weeks ago
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Thank you!

3 weeks ago
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Hey there! I quite recently won The Swapper here, but haven't managed to start it out yet. Will it count if I start playing it in order for me to join or not? Thanks in advance!

3 weeks ago
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Hi DaemonicMP, yeah, you're welcome to join the group by playing The Swapper, please tell us once you beat the game

3 weeks ago
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Great! So when I beat it I just comment here and I can join the group?

3 weeks ago
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Hi DaemonicMP, you are welcome to join with option 1 and playing The Swapper, since you can beat the game without getting any achievements I would ask you to please take some screenshots as you play and upload them.

3 weeks ago
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Well, I do want to 100% the game achievement wise as well. But I generally dislike having pics from games on my profile(I only have one from when I was little as a kid and kinda don't want to delete it for nostalgia reasons...) I am more than happy to provide the pics in any other way you want tho!

3 weeks ago
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You can delete them after we confirm it was played or you can upload them to something like imgur and link it to us here if you prefer. And to answer your question, yes, just comment here again once you beat the game :)

3 weeks ago
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Okay, Imgur seems perfect! I will do that! Thanks in advance!

3 weeks ago
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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
I'd like to play Scanner Sombre. It looks great but I didn't have the time to start it yet. I'm not sure if it has achievements, should I upload some screenshots while playing through instead?

2 weeks ago
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Hi MyrXIII, you're welcome to join the group. however Scanner Sombre doesn't have achievements and that's a requirement, so you will need to pick a different one.

2 weeks ago
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Dear NoSenses,
Then I'd like to take "The Final Station"
Best Regards,
Sir Myr the 13th.

1 week ago
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Sorry but needs to be an SG win, and SG doesn't report The Final Stations as one of your wins, so you wil need to find something unplayed and with achievements that can we use to determine if you beat it or not here.

If you want I can get you some suggestions

1 week ago
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No I am sorry, I thought I found one which matches the rules. My mistake.
My last and hopefully finally valid try: "Homefront"
Sorry for stealing your time by being too careless.

1 week ago
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Homefront, will do fine, please tell us once you beat it

1 week ago
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I would like people to play System Shock Enhanced Edition ,will give away it when i join

2 weeks ago
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Hi manhtri19699, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible!

2 weeks ago
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Just did it. Thank ya!

2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
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i'd like to join a group,but i only have one won steamgift game....and only have one achievement and the achievement is a bit too hard to put it lightly(devil daggers,you know the achievement if you play the game).soo...can i still join?

2 weeks ago
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Hi DedStar, you're welcome to join the group by playing a game

I'm aware of the difficult in that achievement, in that case I'll let you pick any unplayed game in your library as long as it fits the criteria, tell me which one you choose

2 weeks ago
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does Aegis defender fit the criteria?

2 weeks ago
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Aegis Defender will work, as for what I was able to found, you will need to get "Defended Aegis" achievement, please tell us once you beat it

2 weeks ago
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Okay! thank you!

2 weeks ago
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Can I join?

2 weeks ago
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It helps if you say with which option you would like to join to speed things up ^^

2 weeks ago
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Hi hephan, which option would you like to use?

2 weeks ago
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Option 1 but I haven't won a Steam game from Steamgifts. Can I complete my backlog...? Most probably Borderlands 1?
Thanks!

1 week ago
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Hi Hephan, seems like NoSenses forgot to answer you, sorry about that. Seems like in the meantime you have won Postal 2. How about playing that?

1 week ago
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Will do! Should I make a request to join?
Edit: I just realized I am still level 0 so can't request to join...

1 week ago
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You can, but the request only gets approved when the game is beaten. So let us know when you beat it and we will approve it :)

1 week ago
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https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/F5G49/pillars-of-eternity#Sn8r1Tx

Can some PA Admin have a look at this discussion about multi-group GAs including PA in one of my giveaways. Just to be sure about it. Thanks.

2 weeks ago
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not admin, but happened before (hope i'm not totally wrong):

if winner is both a PA member and in your whitelist, he can chose to abide to PA rule or not (he will treat the win as won from whitelist).
is usually a good idea write it in a comment, so to ease a little PA admins work.

(you can also ask the whitelisted to play the win within a month, but it's really up to the winner to do it... just like it's up to you to remove him from whitelist or not :P)

2 weeks ago
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I wonder if anyone has taken a screen shot of the a whitelist only ga to show proof they are indeed whitelisted. After all if the creator doesn't confirm they are indeed part of it and there's no proof from the winner it would have to be pa rules only
I played my 1st pa win despite being part of the whitelist so never got to see what happens but I have seen plenty of people be asked is this dude in whitelist and get a firm no they arent

2 weeks ago
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ouch...
really too naive, here :P

2 weeks ago
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Hi, this is a tricky one, I even had to ask Mouse about it in the past, if you're member of two groups, you don't have to play that win, however there are some exceptions, if you're member of PA and U7 and you don't qualify to join as U7 member (ie for unluckies only and you don't qualify as unlucky) rules will apply, and if the other group(s) you are member and they do also have rules that forces the winner to play their wins, rules will apply as well

2 weeks ago
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and they do also have rules that forces the winner to play their wins, rules will apply as well

I would like to clarify here a bit that the rules of the other group might still apply depending on the group, not the PA rules.

Also to add that you have to be a member of the group when winning and it doesn't count if you become a member afterwards (yes, we can and do check that).

2 weeks ago
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I crossed cables when I asked that then

1 week ago
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I remember a winner of a GA I made for both U7 and PA couldn't enter as as a U7 gifter, then when he was told about not having played the game in 30 days, he argued that he had restored his status since (7+ group gift difference) and thought that was enough, which was ruled to in fact be so. It would be nice if the rules were clearer about it and didn't need from admin input. I'm mentioning it in case you want to put a note in the rules about such cases as well.

1 week ago
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Yeah well, Mouse and I have talked with reforced about changing some rules, but is something delicated, I'll link him this so we can discuss it more in deep

1 week ago
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Sure, I don't mean to say that the judgment was wrong or anything, but rather comment about it as a reference in case it helps.

1 week ago
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Hi! I would like to apply with option 1 by playing Among the Sleep - Enhanced Edition. Will update when I'm done.

Edit: game completed.

1 week ago*
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Hi, you're welcome to join the group by playing Among The Sleep, please tell us once you beat the game

1 week ago
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I successfully completed the game. And the teddy bear that's supposed to be your friend is creepier than any enemy in the game.

1 week ago
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Looks good here, welcome to the group!

1 week ago
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I would like to join using Option 2, a comment here reminded me of "The Swapper" which I'm willing to give away. It's definitely a great platformer for someone to play.

1 week ago
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Hi KingZee, I've approved your request, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group ^^

1 week ago
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I will do my best, some of my giveaways still have to be marked as received for me to make a new one.

1 week ago
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Hi may I join with option 2? Will giveaway metal gear solid 5 the phantom pain~

1 week ago
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Hi driedmangoe, you're welcome to join the group by giving away MGS5, The Phantom Pain, I've approved your request, welcome to the group and please make the giveaway as soon as possible!!

1 week ago
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Thanks for the quick response! Was gonna ask when giveaway ended but forgot need to accept key first, will create one as soon as I can!

1 week ago
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???

1 week ago*
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Yes?

1 week ago
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I'm out

1 week ago
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Mouse did asked you a question about an irregularity in one of your wins, wich you decided to ignore, even more while checking that we also found another irregularity in another of your wins, getting achievements with an speed that is humanly impossible to get, I personally played the game and the transitions between levels will not allow that. Saying this, we consider that as cheating and therefore, you're banned from the group.

1 week ago
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I don't play those crap! It is clear that I entered the giveaway both times by mistake, it happens.
I checked Mouse's profile and it didn't seem to belong to the group in any way. So it's good for people to do their own business!

1 week ago
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Not sure why you bothered to enter the group in the first place with an attitude like this...

Also you might wanna look a bit better because I am the group admin, but you know, not my business that someone is not following the rules /s

1 week ago
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Just to understand and respond.
When I joined the group I did not imagine that it would have been a job to avoid all the GAs of PA and I write this here, so that peaple know it.

1 week ago
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It is written very clearly in the rules that you are supposed to actually play the games you won so I am not sure what you expected. And just to make it clear, you are not welcome to join the group ever again, I will leave it at this.

1 week ago
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Yikes. You know that you can simply request a re-roll and someone else is gonna win instead? You do have options, besides paying attention in the first place or investing some time to play the game. Instead of any of these you chose to behave like a dick.

1 week ago
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No, idiot (man speaking like an -), I did not know if rules allowed it, but as said, better to be out.

1 week ago
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Lol. You simply could have asked. But hey, I'm glad that you left before you won anything that would be too good for one of your character.

1 week ago*
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Hello I'd like to join by playing Chivalry: Medieval Warfare however it's not a game you can beat per say? So how should I go about it?

1 week ago
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Hi dianaiceflame, you're welcome to join the group by playing a game, however as you said Chivalry doesn't have something we can use to determine you have beaten it or not, so you will need to pick a different one

1 week ago
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Hello again I would like to instead join with option 2, I plan on giving away the Cities: Skylines

2 days ago*
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Cities: Skylines will work, I've approved your request, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group!

2 days ago
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Hello! I'd like to apply with option 1, I plan on beating The Sexy Brutale, I will update when I am done.
Man, I am hyped.

1 week ago
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Hi Neomixer, you're welcome to join the group by playing The Sexy Brutale, please tell us once you beat the game, notice 7.9 hours of idle time

1 week ago
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Finished it! It is a great game! Not perfect, but still great, honestly better than I expected.
I've got all achievements and uploaded some screenshots (Just credits and 100% stamp, as I don't want to spoil it)

Yeah, I forgot to mention I idled it before, thank you for the info and sorry for the trouble

20 hours ago
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Please send a request to join on steam, so I can approve it

12 hours ago
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:)

4 hours ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group!

3 hours ago
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Hey, I know I already said I was about to beat a hat in time, but I would like to beat another game that I won. Didn't really like a hat in time that much (might play it later on). Can I choose another game? If so, I would like to play Moonlighter.

1 week ago
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Old comment for tracking purposes

Hi, yes, Moonlighter will do fine, tell us once you beat it

1 week ago
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Hello, I'd like to join the group with Option 1 - by playing Broken Age.

1 week ago
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Hi Gozu, you are welcome to join by playing Broken Age, let us know once you beat the game!

1 week ago
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I have finished the game! Despite few plot holes in the story and some unintuitive and sometimes even frustrating puzzles, I've enjoyed the game quite a bit.

1 week ago
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Glad it was at least a bit enjoyable :) Join request approved, welcome to the group :)

1 week ago
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Salute,I would like to join the group with variant two-i giveaway Hotline Miami!

1 week ago
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Hi SANDSTORMTF, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, please make a giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group! :)

1 week ago
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I make GA,thanks!

1 week ago
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