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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Very interesting thing. If I get this right, the playingappreciated.com site will remind me which game I won from this group, amirite? It will be easier to remember. I'm interested in joining, but I will wait for a bit before I do.

EDIT: Also do I nderstand it right? If I have Steam Family Sharing enabled (and I do for my sisters), I can't join the group? Or do You mean something else? (Like playing on different account but from my own Steam library)

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If I get this right, the playingappreciated.com site will remind me which game I won from this group, amirite?

Yes, once you have an account (that is automatically created once you join the site, you can check all games that you have won and created there

Steam Family Sharing

For Steam Family Sharing, you're not allowed to play it on another account and claim it at your playtime for PA purposes, so the achievements, playtime, screenshots and anything else must come from your account and no one elses, but if your sisters wants to play it in their account it's completely fine, just will not be tracked in the site

If you're interested on joining, please tell me which option you want to use and what game

1 month ago
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I consider joining in the future, maybe not the nearest one. Especially that I have things going on, like PC that I need to send to repair and things I have to write. I am "writer". More or less. And I need to make a events plan.
But I am really interested in the cause.

1 month ago
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Hello, I would like to join by playing. Game is Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter

1 month ago
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Hi overlyvalorous, you are welcome to join by playing Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter. Let us know once you beat the game!

1 month ago
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finished the game!

edit: forgot to upload screenshots.......... reinstalling the game and will do that tomorrow

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Okay! screenshot uploaded

4 weeks ago
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Please request to join the group on Steam here. We will approve the request as soon as we see it :)

4 weeks ago
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Request approved, welcome to the group!

4 weeks ago
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Hello, I'd like to apply with option 1. The game i would like to play is Bad North: Jotunn Edition

1 month ago
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Hi SnowyWing, you are welcome to join by playing Bad North. Let us know once you beat the game!

1 month ago
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Hello again :)
i just finished the game and posted a screenshot

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

4 weeks ago
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Thank you!

4 weeks ago
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Hello there! I'd like to apply with option 1. The game would be which I won yesterday: The Shapeshifting Detective.

1 month ago
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Hi Csiki, you are welcome to join by playing The Shapeshifting Detective. Let us know once you beat the game!

1 month ago
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Hello MouseWithBeer, i just finished the game for the first time :D I will have a couple more walkthroughs, but I think that will be just some extra :)

Edit: finished it for 2 more times... I think I saw everything possible :D

1 month ago*
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Sorry for the delay, looks good enough to me

Welcome to the group

1 month ago
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No worries ;) Thank you for the acceptance :)

1 month ago
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Hi, I left the group long time ago, but have recently found time to spare and would like to join again.
I checked my account at playingappreciated.com and found an unfulfilled game, so I played it.
giving away Xcom 2 in Option 2, as well as other games I want to share with gamers.
Of course, we'll always play the group's games. Thanks.

1 month ago
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Hi karm2002, I took a look at your unapproved games and while I am fine with approving Solitaire: Learn Chemistry, Mr. Dubstep has not been played enough at all. You beaten 5 out of the 24 (25?) levels.

Edit: I just saw you have a 3rd unapproved game Pankapu - Complete Edition which I also approved.

1 month ago*
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Sorry about that! I got to level 14 and am more than halfway through the level.
Is this okay? The game is getting harder.

1 month ago
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I do believe it's okay now, that's more than half of the game, I also think that's the last one and I've approved it now, so please accept my friend request on Steam

1 month ago
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Yep, Thank you! ^^

1 month ago
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I'd like to join the group and I would be able to start one good giveaway within a month of joining however it wont be straight away if that is ok. I normally play games I win so it is hard for me to go through with option one.

1 month ago
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Hi SharksAreGreat, giveaway needs to be created whiting a day or so, so that wont work. If you are still interested to join in the future (when you can create the giveaway immediately) please feel free to let us know again.

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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Hi PRex2, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible :)

1 month ago
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Hi!
Would like to join to the group.
I will choose option A - to play a game that i previously won but not played
I want to choose Mafia 2 from my wins.
havent played i but really want to get into it.
Recently got back into SG (can notice the long hiatus in my giveaways) and would like to get back!
Thanks for your consideration and please let me know what you think :)

1 month ago
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Hi TheoPAZAZEoDragon, you're welcome to join the group by playing Mafia II Classic, please tell us once you beat the game

1 month ago
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Hey
I would like to change my decision and go with Option B
Time became real tight for me so the game i would like to giveaway is Darkest Dungeon :)
Its an awesome game :)

1 month ago
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Yes, no problem, 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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Will do when I’ll get back from work, thanks!

EDIT
Done!

1 month ago*
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Hello :-)
I'm applying to join your group with option 2 since I'm currently playing 3 games at the same time and cannot start a new one :D
Option 2 : https://store.steampowered.com/app/743450/Monster_Prom/

I'll probably not enter in any giveaways for a litlle time because I still have lot's of game to play but who knows if something special get my attention <3

Quick question : does the givaways must be exclusive to this group or can I share them with other groups I'm in ?

1 month ago
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Hi Doomy, I've approved your request to join the group by giving away Monster Prom please make it as soon as possible. About your question, is not obligatory to be PA exclusive, but we'll appreciate if you don't add too much groups to it.

And congratulations for being member #1000 \^o^/

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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Hi, I would like to join the group. I choose option A.
I won Saint Row 2 years ago but I never play it.
So I'll try to get to a good point in the game. In a few days I will comment again to update you, okay?
I hope to join the group!

1 month ago
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Hi antony93, sorry but Saint Row 2 doesn't have achievements, you will need to pick a different game

1 month ago
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Ok sorry! Thanks for the reply! :)
Well, I chose "Rescue Love Revenge" that I won it long ago.
I checked and it has achievements

1 month ago
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Allright, I have 100% completed the game. It was 38 levels, some very difficult. But it was fun! It is nice to follow this challenge, because it lets you discover games you have never tried before. You can check the achievements!

1 month ago
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I've approved it, but please wait for a mod to approve your pick, if this game wouldn't fit the criteria I would had forced you to pick a different game even if you already played it.

Welcome to the group

1 month ago
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Allright, thanks a lot!

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well 1st of all saints row 2 doesnt have achievements so they wouldn't be able to accept that as your entry
The main reason I was gonna message though is to wish you luck with saints row 2. It's claimed as the best saints row games but its terrible on pc. One day it should be remade and apparently free for us who own it already but who knows when that will be if its still happening

Oh look they got there before me but still good luck for whenever you try to play it

1 month ago
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Hi, I wanna join via option 1. I will play ryse: son of rome
My playtime came from idling the game back then (4.7hrs.) but i still don't have achievement unlock yet

1 month ago
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Hi Acierate, you're welcome to join the group by playing Ryse: Son of Rome, please tell us once you beat the game

1 month ago
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Hi just finished the game here is my achievements and screenshot.

1 month ago
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Your screenshots seems to be private

In any case they're not mandatory, request approved, welcome to the group

1 month ago
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I always set my screenshot as public and I do take alot of screenshot of some games I like, anyways thanks alot :D

1 month ago
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@MouseWithBeer: Hello. I was wondering if you'd had a chance to review the progress yet? https://www.steamgifts.com/go/comment/n26blTv

1 month ago
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No, I will contact when I do. Please have patience.

1 month ago
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Replying to the other commend: a new comment, a comment on a GA, a Steam message, there is plenty of better options.

I took a second look at the thing (looked at a bunch more people from reviews and someone else he won it after you in the group) and I do agree with NoSenses that it would need more achievements.

1 month ago
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Thank you for taking a look. I still think the rules are very clear here when they say:

For games that are longer than 10 hours, playing it at least 5 hours would be sufficient (if you then still don't like the game, so be it and we won't make you play it any longer).

"we won't make you play it any longer"

1 month ago
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If you read just bellow what you quoted:

We like to see the winner getting at least the achievements that 60% of the other players also got.

Which you don't have. You would need 2 more for that.

1 month ago
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The word like in that sentence means that it is desirable but nowhere does it say it is necessary. Which makes sense considering 5 hours is sufficient and the PA team "won't make you play it any longer".

1 month ago
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"We like to see"

I would like to see more. And now I am done arguing about that. I am not changing my mind.

1 month ago
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Hello, I'd like to join by playing Grim Fandango Remastered

1 month ago
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Hi TheDruidNym, you're welcome to join the group by playing Grim Fandago, please tell us once you beat the game

I am not sure which achievement you need to unlock to have this approved, so please share some screenshots of the game

1 month ago
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I'll make sure to take some screenshots, but I plan on completing all of the achievements anyway for the current PAGYWOSG, so I should have all of them once I've finished it.

1 month ago
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if they play with tank controls they will get The Right Way achievement
If not its just the year 4 one which you can see not hidden. oh both arent actually hidden so yeah both or just year 4 will be a completed game

1 month ago
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Thanks for the info ^^

1 month ago
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I have completed Grim Fandango and taken plenty of screenshots :D

3 weeks ago
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Please contact Mouse instead, as I am not longer part of the staff of this group

3 weeks ago
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Sure, sorry about bothering you then.

3 weeks ago
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No worries ^^ Would help if I can

3 weeks ago
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Hi. I'd like to join using option 1 and playing Hacknet. Is that game okay?

1 month ago
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Hi zchivo, Hacknet will work fine, please tell us once you beat the game

1 month ago
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I finished the main story and got 9 out of 11 achievements.

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Please request to join on Steam

1 month ago
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Request sent. Thank you!

1 month ago
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Approved, welcome to the group!

1 month ago
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Hi, I would like to join by playing the game Chasm, https://store.steampowered.com/app/312200/

1 month ago
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Hi dixon3133, you're welcome to join the group by playing Chasm, please tell us once you beat the game

1 month ago
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Hi, I finished the game with 19/20 achievements + screenshot is on profile

3 weeks ago
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Please contact Mouse instead, as I am not longer part of the staff of this group

3 weeks ago
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Hello ! I would like to join with option B :
https://store.steampowered.com/app/363680/Battlefleet_Gothic_Armada/

1 month ago
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Hi bibouche95, 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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Hi, I would like to join by playing the game Life is strange

1 month ago
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I never won nothing here on steam gifts. But I intend to play every game that I won and now I'm playing life is strange

1 month ago
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win*

1 month ago
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Hi Gbauc, sorry but Life is Strange was played before applying here, so that game can't be used, you will need to choose a different one

As you haven't won anything yet, you can pick any unplayed game in your library that fits the criteria

1 month ago
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Ok, so I'd like to join playing tomb raider

1 month ago
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Tomb Raider will work, please tell us once you beat the game

1 month ago
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Hi, I finished the game

1 month ago
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I sent the request

1 month ago
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Approved, welcome to the group

1 month ago
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Hello there. If I leave the group voluntarily, can I join the group again later?

1 month ago
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Yes, if you have unplayed wins will count as a kick however, and you will need to play them to rejoin later

1 month ago
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Thanks for the answer NoSenses.

1 month ago
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Hi :-) ! I would like to join the group, by giving away Surviving Mars ! I hope it will meet the requirements!

1 month ago
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Hi SharkY055, please request to join on Steam

1 month ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

1 month ago
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Thank you, sadly I will not be able to do a giveaway before the first of October, but then I'll do it :-) ! For that date I won't join to any giveaway, as I'm not a full member yet :-) !

1 month ago
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Sorry but not, giveaways need to be created within 2-3 days you have joined the group, if you can't do at this moment, then please come back once you can and request to join again.

1 month ago
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its interesting idea
people who won the GA should have at least play the game and review it and the screenshot are suggested

1 month ago
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If you're interested on joining please tell me which option would you like to use.

And about your comment, nobody is forced to do a review of the game they won or take screenshots, even if the gifter ask for that, the only exception is when any of the mods ask for them, but that only happens whenever the info of the game is not clear or there's an inconsistency in the player data.

1 month ago
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count me in at option 1 atm
im new at steamgift even if i join about 2 years ago im just active recently and im having more time than before

1 month ago
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Which game would you like to play for option 1?

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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Please read the instructions in the post again... Needs to be one of your wins.

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i didnt fully understand
should i choose any games on steam?
if so i would like to choose Death Stranding because i love kojima works
the reason i didnt own that game yes is because i wait for the discount like mgs5 that on the first release price about 40$ then i bought it just 13$ on discount
i will definitely play that game for a long time,grinding time to time and try my best to get every achievement

or is it that i should choose the game from this list?

1 month ago
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You need to pick a game from your wins to play

1 month ago
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ahh i see
will Vikings - Wolves of Midgard count?

1 month ago
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Vikings - Wolves of Midgard will work fine, please tell us once you beat the game

1 month ago
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i have beat the game

4 weeks ago
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Can you please upload some screenshots of your progress?

4 weeks ago
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ahhh i see
for prove that i have beat the game you can see my achievement
1.Complete Campaign 3 (last campaign in this game)
2.Complete the game as The warrior (there are Warrior for male and Shieldmaiden for female character)

3.i have unlock Game+ mode (its like endless mode after beating the game)

View attached image.
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4 weeks ago*
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Was just merely to confirm that everything was okay, I've approved your request.

Please make sure that you have read the FAQ and welcome to the group!

4 weeks ago*
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great and thanks
when can i enter the giveaway?

4 weeks ago
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Sync your profile and you should be able to join any group giveaway

4 weeks ago
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many thanks buddy

4 weeks ago
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Hi it's been a while i got kicked around 4 months ago due to some problems on my end which we discussed in this link i beileve (https://www.steamgifts.com/go/comment/KIE3EM2) (i can't read the comments since im not in the group but it should be there). Well i played the game for around 9 hours and i intend to keep playing it in the meantime i wanted to reapply to the group

thanks in advance

1 month ago
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Hi ggbebe, you linked the right thing. I checked out the playtime and it looks good to me. I approved the playtime and sent you a friend request on Steam so I can reinvite you into the group.

1 month ago
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thanks! accepted

1 month ago
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Invite sent!

1 month ago
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thanks again good to be back

1 month ago
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Hello.
I would like to join by the option B.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/434050/Duke_Nukem_3D_20th_Anniversary_World_Tour/

Thanks :)

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

1 month ago
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Done.
Thank you.

1 month ago
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Hi. I want to join via option A.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/718650/Driftland_The_Magic_Revival/
Seems like an interesting concept for a group.

1 month ago
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Hi maddnesscats, 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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i think they want to play it not gift it

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I meant that wanted to join by playing that game, what Cece09 said.

1 month ago
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I think you'll have to choose another game to play.

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I am gonna bang my head with the desk for a while, sorry for the trouble

I am so tired and had my head on other stuffs, had to kick you out from the group for obvious reasons, Driftland will not work as cassioht said, you played it before applying, please pick a different one. I'll add you in Steam once you're able to join to add you manually

Sorry again for the trouble

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No problem, I understand.
In that case, since driftland doesn't qualify I want to go with the other option and make a giveaway for the group of Conan Exiles.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/440900/Conan_Exiles/

1 month ago
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Accept my friend request, please

1 month ago
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Hello!! I'd like to join via Option 2 by giving World Ship Simulator :3

1 month ago
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Hi XS1Goliath, 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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Done! Thanku for letting me be a part of this :3

1 month ago
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Hi good day
Sorry if it's not the place but I don't know where to contact an Admin
I won a giveaway from the group [http://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/UEBM6/gift-of-parthax] and since the key did not appear, I assumed they would send it to me as a gift.
I went to my Steam to see if I had received any friend requests, and when I return to SteamGifts I can no longer see the giveaway
What happened??

4 weeks ago
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What do you mean with can't see the giveaway? You got blacklisted by the gifter or the giveaway doesn't appear for you as a win anymore?

4 weeks ago
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"You do not have permission to view this giveaway, since you are not a member of the required Steam groups"
The giveaway still figure that i win

4 weeks ago
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I can only imagine it probably got rerolled if it is not in your list of wins anymore. Either way, you are not (nor have you ever been) a member of this group, so we can't help you here at all.

4 weeks ago
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I still be 1 of the 2 winners
The giveaway was for 2 Steam groups, I was in one of them
In the description I remember saying "If enter the giveaway should play the game in less than a month", so I thought "ok, if I win I will play it in the week"

4 weeks ago
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That rule won't apply for you as you were not a member of this group.

Looking at your profile, probably was U7 and you got kicked for having 8 wins already, there's probably a reroll ticket issued for you already, the only I can suggest is to follow SG procedure and wait for the 7 days period to conclude and then try to contact the gifter or mark it as not received if you're unable to do so, only if you're not rerolled in the meanwhile.

There's nothing we can do on our sides, sorry

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