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!

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Would be nice if I could join, going to play "Beyond: Two Souls"

2 months ago
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Hi CptWest, you were a member in the past and got kicked for not playing Mad Max enough. If you wanna rejoin the group you will have to play Mad Max sufficiently.

2 months ago
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yeah, I do remember it, and I dropped it because I didn't like it (for how long do I have to play it, so it would count, because I'm definitely not going to beat this game ever)

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We don't force the users to beat it, with a decent try will work, considering that you already have about 3 hours and some achievements, with 2 more and some more achievements would be enough to cover the minimum

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okay, thanks for the response :) gonna give it another try this month

2 months ago
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Hello, i would like to join to group, cause I am getting sick of users acting like i gifted them cards, not games. I have saved for entry my win Bioshock remaster (I played just 5 hours of original game, which i got also from that code), so i would like to go for Option 1 with Bioshock Remaster. I am also doing some giveaways where i can add some people from group (via whitelist), which are really interested to play these.

2 months ago
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If they don't approve of Bioshock remaster, you can also apply with option 2 by gifting a game.
Just saying, since you are gifting so many already! 💜

2 months ago
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I almost spent same amount on these keys to gift as for games i bought for myself durins steam sale, so I am not really sure about it 😅 but in need i think some game like The Vampire Masquarade: Redemption i would like to see someone play.

2 months ago
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Hi xxxka, you are welcome to join by playing BioShock Remastered (note: only the remastered version counts, continuing the original wont), let us know once you beat the game :)

2 months ago
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Okay, already installing it .)

2 months ago
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Plus you can ask in group if someone is interested to play some rpgs, I have four copies for level 2+ for whitelist, would like to prefer some users with positive CV ratio, which will play the game. You can hit me with links to their profiles to let them join. Especially for Fallout 3 I would like some players to get enough entries, still not 5 :)

2 months ago
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We don't really have a place to post this kinds of stuff as both the group chat and the forums are pretty dead (you will get an answer by one of the admins, but thats about it for the most part). I guess you can see if someone replies to you here that they are interested :)

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Hello, today I finished a Bioshock remaster on easy difficulty with good ending (I think). There is still many achievements to beat, but i am not sure Bioshock is a game I would like to replay right after finish. So in case Bioshock was way short, I would prefer possibility to play some of my other wins.

2 months ago
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Looks good for me, please send a request to join on steam so i can approve it

2 months ago
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Request sent, thank you :)

2 months ago
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Approved, welcome to the group!

2 months ago
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Looks like I tried to join this group earlier but got declined. Do I have a second chance? If yes, what should i do?

2 months ago
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Can't find any records of your application, did you post here or just request to join on steam?

In any case, the requirements to join the group are on the OP, either play a game you won previously, that fits the criteria, or giveaway a non-free game in the group, your choise

2 months ago
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I think it was a single request to join in steam. It's been a while since I last won any GA, but when the next occurs, I shall write again. Thanks for the answer!

2 months ago
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If that's the case, join requests that doesn't have a post here are automatically rejected, if you want to join please tell me which option you want to use and what game you want to play/giveaway

2 months ago
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If it's acceptable, I would create a GA of Felix the Reaper for the group.

2 months ago
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I guess bundled game and free game is not the same. :)

2 months ago
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Hi, yes, bundled games are fine, I send you a friend request cause you were rejected in the past so I need to add you manually

2 months ago
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Accepted, thank you :)

2 months ago
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Hi, I would like to join the group and I would join with Option 2 (I would plan to giveaway Resort Boss: Golf). Let me know if all OK and I will request to join on Steam :)

2 months ago
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Hi PureMagic, you're welcome to join the group by giving away Resort Boss, please send a request to join on Steam so I can approve it

2 months ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible :)

2 months ago
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Hi. I would like to join to group with Option 2: Oxenfree. Thanks :)

2 months ago
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HI ozan84, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

2 months ago
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I sent join request. Thanks :)

2 months ago
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Ah shit sorry, I marked the join request as approved in my spreadsheet but forgot to actually approve it, my bad. It is actually approved now :)

2 months ago
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thanks ❤️

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2 months ago*
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Sorry for the late reply, we're checking on the case, please accept my friend request to look at it more in deep

2 months ago*
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just a lil' tip, Pinger. next time, just write a line or two in those giveaways... i surely would have approve them, nonetheless.
even better if you write that comment before the 30 days :P

(sorry for bad games. just approved, also)

2 months ago
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Thank you for understanding (and tip 😅)

2 months ago
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Hi! I'd like to apply to join with Option 1. I'm going to play Legacy of Dorn: Herald of Oblivion ^-^

2 months ago
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Hi bluue, you're welcome to join the group by playing Legacy of Dorn, please tell us once you beat the game

2 months ago
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Had a few unsuccessful runs and there are still two other possible endings for me to reach, but I've finally beat the game :>

2 months ago
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One run will do fine, please request to join on Steam so I can approve it

2 months ago
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Thank you, I've sent a request just now

2 months ago
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Approved, welcome to the group!

2 months ago
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I would love to join by playing Codex of Victory. I know it states I should not have played the game yet but I got a little excited with my first win here and had a look at it already.

2 months ago
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since youve played your 1st win already they will allow you to pick one of your normal backlog games instead. same as it was for wins just pick one with achievements and state which one you are playing before hand

2 months ago
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Thanks for the leniency, just forgot to comment here when I redeemed the game yesterday (-_Q). Unfortunately, I do not have that much of a backlog (at least none which fit the criteria). Maybe the only one being Mafia 2: Definite Edition (which I recently found to have been added to my library), but in al fairness I did play the classic so I am not sure this will suffice. Anyway thanks again will comment here once more when I find a suitable game.

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yeah i noticed you barely had any games. Idk much about which ones you have but I recognise 4 games of being short and having achievements. The deed, kao kangaroo, snake pass and the uncertain. If none of them are to your liking then good luck finding one in the future

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Hi Unrenowned, sadly if you played the game before posting here, that game will be rejected in most cases, and you played it enough so you will need to choose another, considering is your only win, you can pick any game from your library that fits the criteria, or do the other option and give away a game for the group

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Yeah my mistake anyway would any of the folowig be acceptable Mafia 2: Definitive edition, Shadow bandit or The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day?

Edit: I also just received Pirates of the Black Cove with thanks to Gainja if that would be more suitable.

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From the list, any but Shadow Bandit will work (this one is not reported as owned on your profile), please tell us which one you want to play

2 months ago
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Than I will start playing Pirates of the Black Cove

2 months ago
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Alright, please tell us once you beat the game

2 months ago
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Just finished the first playthrough.

2 months ago
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Request approved, welcome to the group

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Hey, I would like to join, the last game I won was Sleeping Valley about 3 years ago which it turns out I have no hours on. Not sure how long it is, but I'll probably install it when I get home and look to beat it this week. I think I won it when I stopped using the site and it was approved by the staff somehow since it wasn't in my library I just tried the key and it worked. If that doesn't work then I have plenty games in my backlog and another good chunk of games to giveaway.

EDIT Installed the game last night not sure if I need to wait for someone to approve the game.

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Hi Robolicious, please change your privacy settings to public, otherwise we cannot check if you actually played the game or not

2 months ago
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Ah did you mean the playtime? Everything else was public.

2 months ago
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Yes, the playtime, I see you already change it, I'm looking into it

2 months ago
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Ok Thanks! Haven't played it yet, was kinda waiting for the go ahead.

2 months ago
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Sadly, Sleeping Valley doesn't fit the criteria as it doesn't have achievements, I looked at your wins and you still have Fake Colours and Survivor Squad unplayed, you can choose one of those or do option 2

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That;s weird, both of those show up as played for me. I show 3.6 for Survivor Squad and 5.3 on Fake Colours. Or is it fine since I don't have the achievements?

Edit I think I used an idling program not sure if that changes anything.

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Yes, those are considered idled, and there's no problem with that, we look at the achievements to pick if they're played or not

2 months ago
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Ah ok then I'll choose Fake Colours. Might even do both now that you bring it up haha.

2 months ago
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Alright, please tell us once you beat the game

2 months ago
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I just beat the game.

2 months ago
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Please request to join the game on Steam here and we will approve it as soon as we see the request :)

2 months ago
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Thanks! I have just sent the request.

2 months ago
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Approved, welcome to the group ^^

2 months ago
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Hi. I would like to join to group with Option 1: Company of Heroes 2

2 months ago
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Hi jline964, you're welcome to join the group by playing Company of Heroes 2, please tell us once you beat the game

2 months ago
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Exelent idea for a group I wold like to join with option 2 by doing a giveaway for other member to play within a month :)

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Hi mediaccess, which game you want to giveaway?

2 months ago
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Will be Oxenfree if is ok

2 months ago
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Oxenfree will do fine, please send a request to join on steam so I can approve it

2 months ago
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Ok is done :)

2 months ago
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Request approved, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group!!

2 months ago
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I made the GA thanks for aceppting me

2 months ago
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Hi. I would like to join with Option 1: Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink :)

2 months ago
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Hi myronarth, you're welcome to join the group by playing Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink, please tell us once you beat the game

2 months ago
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Hey, i just beat the game now ^^ i'll be sending the request to join the group

2 months ago
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Approved, welcome to the group

2 months ago
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Thank you!

2 months ago
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I would love to join this group! :D

2 months ago
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You have to pick one of the two options to join the group: either playing one of your wins or making a giveaway for the group once you've joined.

2 months ago
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Hi Necabo, as lext said, please pick an option and a game to play/giveaway

2 months ago
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Hi. I would like to join to group with Option 1 - A Year of Rain is the game. I have already begun playing (just won it 16 hours ago).

2 months ago
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Hi BAEuro, you are welcome to join with option 1 but sadly A Year of Rain wont work since you already started playing it before you commented here. However you can pick any other game you have won (except RollerCoaster Tycoon since it doesn't have achievements and play that instead. Or can join with option 2. Let me know what you decide (if to pick a different game please let me know which one before you start playing it, you can always switch to a different one if you end up not linking it).

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Thanks for the quick reply MouseWithBeer ^.^ That's fine. How about Trash Story or Super Squash? I've won those, but yet to start.

2 months ago
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Apologizes for this one taking a bit longer but I had no time to answer. Out of those 2 Super Squash will do fine. Let us know once you beat the game! :)

1 month ago
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No need to apologise! I appreciate the time. I will message you once done :)

1 month ago
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Hey there, have played it a bit ~2 hrs. Haven't taken any screenshots, mainly cause it's not the most pleasant game to look at :P

1 month ago
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No worries about the screenshots, its fine. By looking at the achievements there is one more world left for you to beat before you have finished the game (correct me if I am wrong ofc, the achievement I am talking about is "Daiku World -Complete Daiku World").

1 month ago
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Hi Mouse, apologies, not sure what happened or why it didn't register. I have completed the world again :)

1 month ago
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Seems to have worked fine this time :) Join request approved, welcome to the group!

1 month ago
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Thanks so much, greatly appreciated ^.^

1 month ago
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Hello, i'd like to join, would it be ok if I played "Space Pilgrim Episode II: Epsilon Indi"?

2 months ago
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Hi DarkRainX, you're welcome to join the group by playing Space Pilgrim Episode II, please tell us once you beat the game

2 months ago
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Hello, I've beaten the game (It's kind of short), i'll send a request to join the group.

2 months ago
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Hi DarkRainX, join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 month ago
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Thanks!

1 month ago
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Hey, I like the idea.
I applied but due to me preferring Option 2 I will wait and see what the next Humble Bundle offers, as every month I also give one game from that bundle to people I whitelist who acted nice on this website and they will always be first choice of game to giveaway.

I will update this post once I know which game(s) I will give this group. (You can see in my profile that I am more leaning to giving than to taking ^^)

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Hi Blowfeld, you are welcome to join with option 2. Send me a reply once you have a game picked out so it doesn't get lost in between the rest of the comments if you only edit it.

P.S: you will have to put your playtime details to public when the time comes.

1 month ago
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Sounds good, will do it that way.

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1 month ago
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Hi CountessChrissy, no trouble caused, no worries.
And you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible :)

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Thank you for the GAs! :)

1 month ago
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So uh, why was I removed from the group?
Pretty sure I played all the games before the deadline hit.

1 month ago
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Hi, it was for BLACKHOLE, the graph shows that the game was idled for several hours and that reduced your approbation score below the minimum, and as you didn't said thanks to the creator (this case me) you didn't got a warning about that, once you play all your wins that are on red, you're welcome to join back

1 month ago
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Hi, I would like to join with Option 2, I'd like to do a giveaway for DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin

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Hi Lexp, Dark Souls II will work fine, I've approved your request, please make the giveaway as soon as possible and welcome to the group!

1 month ago
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Thanks, creating the giveaway as soon as possible.

1 month ago
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Join option 1 OUTBUDDIES DX going play it

1 month ago
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Hi M8lordz, you are welcome to join by playing OUTBUDDIES DX, let us know once you beat the game.

1 month ago
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Hello. I'd like to join under Option 2. I am mainly on SG to unload excess keys and really like the idea of getting the games to people who will actually play them. First giveaway I'd like to do is for Just Cause 2.

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

1 month ago
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Thanks! I'll start the GA after I get back home later tonight

1 month ago
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Hey, i'd like to join with the option 2 with the giveaway of the game "Stealth Bastard Deluxe". Hope i can be accepted ;D

1 month ago
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Please request to join on Steam

1 month ago
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Request sent ;D

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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Giveaway created ;D

1 month ago
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I'd like to join with the option 1, and going to play Styx: Master of Shadows.
ps: more than half of my wins i already finished

1 month ago
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Hi Pentakampeon! Alright, have fun playing Styx: Master of Shadows. Just as a note, your starting playtime is 3.1 hours. Please give a comment again when you have completed the game! :)

1 month ago
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I completed this game. need only few achievements for 100%

1 month ago
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All looks good, please request to join on Steam

1 month ago
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my request was denied long time ago, i think its because i was noob and didnt read rules

1 month ago
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Accept my friend request on Steam so we can check on that

1 month ago
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