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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hey, I'm not sure whats going on but I got kicked from the group even tho I did play at least 5 hours on the game that I got extension(because I was busy with uni), all my other wins are approved so not really sure what other reason could have been, please check it and let me know

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Hi WetCat, I gave you an extension till the 21st of October, I kicked you on the 22nd since you still only had 3,85 hours of playtime than and you did not have 5 hours of playtime till the 23rd of October which is 2 days after the deadline.
Since you have enough playtime now you can rejoin one more time, let me know if you wish to do so.

4 weeks ago
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Oh I see, yea I want to join

4 weeks ago
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I have sent you a friend request on Steam so I can reinvite you. Please message me once you accept it so I dont forget to invite you.

4 weeks ago
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seems kinda weird dictating to people when and how they should play games. If you want to make sure games won here are played and won by real people just make all GA lvl2 at least?

4 weeks ago
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Seems quite rude to just waltz in here and try to tell other people what they should do with their games when you apparently didn't even take the time to read the OP and have been actively using this site for how long, like ~ 2 weeks, as is evidenced by you making a thread just last week asking where you can buy Steam keys.

But since you're new here let me explain it to you anyway:
In this group people mostly give away somewhat decent games and understandably they want those games to get played which in general is a HUGE issue here on SteamGifts because barely anybody plays their wins.

Also let me tell you Level 2 means nothing. Even Lvl 10 means absolutely nothing when it comes to playing games since some of those are obsessive game collectors with 7000 games on their accounts and 2000 wins. Do you actually think somebody with such a huge backlog is gonna play their wins in a reasonable time?

TLDR: Games get cheaper every week. So when somebody gives away a good, somewhat recent game which they bought at only 50% off, they want that game to be played soonish and not 3 years later after it has appeared in a Humble 1$ Tier or not at all.

4 weeks ago
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If you want to win games as a +1 just for them to rot in you library and the fleeting feeling to have won something there's always developer giveaways for amazing gems like Franky Lettuce or Nazi.

There... knock yourself out.

4 weeks ago
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Nice work internet detective. ive been here 6 years. Been giving away what i can thru spare keys and gifts ive gotten. Only recently been in a position financially to buy games just to give them away here instead of giving up my spares. But hey, keep doing you, keep up that 1st world privilaged attitude that has turned the internet toxic and trashed the world

4 weeks ago
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I'm not much of an detective otherwise I would have noticed much earlier there is something seriously wrong with your profile and not only after I posted my comment. I’m not at liberty to point out what but if anybody is curious it’s extremely easy to find if you use SGTools.

Ohh 😅 So not only don’t you have any manners apparently you’re also a racist. Go figure.

4 weeks ago
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XD What?! how the fuck am I a racist? That's an amazing next level accusation. If I had known i was talking to someone with such severe mental problems i wouldn't have bothered. Like seriously wtf.

4 weeks ago
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Hey, I would like to join. Mostly for my future giveaways. I am not so interested in joining group giveaways as I don't have enough time to play and my pc is quite old.

4 weeks ago
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Hi Sheylane, just to make sure, if you join with option 2 (as I am guessing you want to), one giveaway needs to be done right as you join the group (anything after that it is up to you if you want to make them or not). If that works for you, let me know and I will approve you join request.

Edit: actually, I just noticed your playtime info is set on private. If you want to join you will have switch that to public, if you need instructions how to do it let me know and I will give them to you.

3 weeks ago*
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Oh, I understand. I don't have anything planned right now. I'll request to join later again if that would be possible. Have a nice day!

3 weeks ago
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Hello, my playtime is public now. I have two games which I would like to give away:
Marooners
Crash Drive 2
Both markerd by one *.

3 weeks ago
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Apolagies for not replying to your previous comment, I havent had the time to touch the recruitment thread.

Giving either one of those games will do fine to join. Join request accepted, welcome to the group!

3 weeks ago
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Thank you. I have created both giveaways.

3 weeks ago
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Thank you for sharing!

3 weeks ago
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hi, I'd like to join! I'm going to play do not feed the monkeys & will send a req after i finish it :)

3 weeks ago
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Hi whyisitgloomy, you are welcome to join by playing Do Not Feed the Monkeys, let me know once you beat the game!

3 weeks ago
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thanks! but can i request changing the game? it's one of those games that have a lot of endings that have specific requirements for each of them, i already got 2 endings & a few achievements, I'm going to play more of it but idk if I'm going to get all the endings, so i can i switch the game to "the coma: recut"? (I'm going to play it tonight) it's more straightforward & easier to finish in terms of story.
sry for the long read & have a nice day! :)

3 weeks ago
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You don't need to have all endings, just a main one (one of the ones you would get for normally finishing the game? I only seen about the first hour of gameplay on this game so I don't know how exactly the endings are) would be enough. The Coma: Recut wont work as it doesnt have any achievements. However if you still wanna switch to a different game you can pick any unplayed games with achievements from your library and play that instead (since you don't have any other win). Let me know what you decide.

3 weeks ago
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ah i see, alrighty then I'm going to try my best at "do not feed tye monkeys"! i think I'm close to getting a main ending actually, I'll reply when i do, thanks & sorry for the inconvenience! :)

3 weeks ago
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No worries, if you change your mind let me know. If not just let me know once the game is beaten :)

3 weeks ago
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i got one of the 3 main endings!, i have the achievement "Macaco doctoriensis" which requires me to reach the end of the game, couldn't upload the screenshot to steam cloud for some reason. :)

3 weeks ago
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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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done, thank you!

3 weeks ago
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Approved, welcome to the group! :)

3 weeks ago
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Hello there!
I would like to join the group :)
Was going to finish the backlog of my won giveaways that I did not play yet.
I choose "Bunch of Heroes" to start with.
Cheers! :D

3 weeks ago
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Hi DesertPanther, you are welcome to join the group by playing Bunch of Heroes. Let me know once you beat the game!

3 weeks ago
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4 days ago
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Congrats! Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

4 days ago
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Thank you :D
Done.

4 days ago
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Join request approved! :)

4 days ago
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Thank you so much :)
Have a great day!

3 days ago
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Thanks, you too! :)

3 days ago
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Pool Panic: done - 8,6 hours
spec ops the line: done - 11,9 hours played

3 weeks ago
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Hi noahnao, not sure if this is supposed to be a join request? In that case please reread the join instructions :)

3 weeks ago
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yes, this is a join request, I have reread the join instruktions

3 weeks ago
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You apparently haven't

Option 1: Showing your commitment by playing a previous won game on SteamGifts that you did not yet play.

And honestly I am not convinced you actually played Pool Panic so you can beat that one if you wanna join the group.

2 weeks ago
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What about now? 😀

2 weeks ago
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I am not sure if you are being serious here or not.... you need to beat the game which you obviously haven't.

2 weeks ago
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Thought I just had to play it for enough time, don't have enough time to beat the game today.
Will write back once I do.

2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
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All done now, the rest of the achievements are extra challenges.
😀

1 week ago
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hallo????

1 week ago
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Patience is a good thing to have. People have a life outside of SG you know. Sent you a friend request on Steam, since your original join request on Steam was declined since you didn't bother to write a comment originally.

1 week ago
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I don't, but I have accepted your friend invitation.

1 week ago
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I want to discuss a issue regarding an issue I faced in my recent PA win.
https://www.playingappreciated.com/winner-achievements.php?w=51109
in this game, some achievements are only unlocked in older version so can any admin reduce achievements requirement of this game?
I think we only get location based achievements in this game.
some reference for this issue.

https://steamcommunity.com/app/363950/discussions/0/3428846977634671728/

https://steamcommunity.com/app/363950/discussions/0/1837937637894487937/

So This achievements are only possible in older version of game and I don't know how to download that from steam because this method is not working now.
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1888853135

Sorry I have not found any discussion thread for this group so I have posted in this recruitment thread.

2 weeks ago
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Hi mulchand, thanks for making me aware of that. I have added the info to our notes about the game. Sadly I can't tweak the percentages for each achievement separately, but don't worry, we wont request from you or anyone else who wins it in the future (unless it gets fixed by the time they win it) to actually get those achievements.

For future reference you can put this kinds of issues in the discussions of the Steam group.

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2 weeks ago
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Hi hi67812, well that is on you. You never picked a game you will play to join the group.

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2 weeks ago
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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.

2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
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Comment with the name of the game before you start playing it

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2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
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I'm quoting the rules, have you read them?

The Lego game was declined before, you need to choose a different game and post a comment here before starting to play it.

2 weeks ago
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Hello there, hi67812. Why are you deleted all your previous comments? You have already been explained three times how to join, but you still not follow procedure, so what help you want to get from us?
Reread "How to join" section of main post and follow it:

  1. Chose any unplayed game with achievements from your SteamGifts wins. The game also shouldn't be very short.
  2. Comment here with the name of the game.
  3. Do not start game untill you got a reply from moderators.
  4. Play and finish game you chosed.
  5. Comment again here after you finished game.
  6. And only after all of this steps request to join.
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2 weeks ago
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Ok, first of all, this is the 4th comment you made here. Deleting old ones and making new ones is not gonna help. Considering you had to be explained 4 times what you need to do you will first have to dead through our rules and make it clear to me that you understand them before I will accept you playing Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition. Because if you cant follow the simple steps how to join the group I am not sure you can keep up with the full rules.

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1 week ago
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It is really not a confusing process. As I said, if you can't confirm to me that you understand the group rules I wont accept your join request, because I need to know that you understand the rules so you can follow them once in the group.

1 week ago
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Hey
I would like to join if it's possible. I'm okay with both options, I'm about to play "Tales from the Borderlands" (if it's not considered as too short), but I would gladly make a giveaway also.

2 weeks ago
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Hi freshduke, very sorry for the late answer. Please just pick one option, whichever one you prefer. Both playing Tales from the Borderlands or giving away a game will do fine, you just need to let me know :)

1 week ago
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Thanks for the asnwer!
Then I'll choose Tales from the Borderlands since I've already downloaded it. :)

1 week ago
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Sure! Let me know once you finish Tales from the Borderlands then :)

1 week ago
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Hey!
I've just finished the game! :)

6 days ago
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Congrats! Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

6 days ago
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Thank you! :)

6 days ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

6 days ago
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Thanks again!

6 days ago
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Hello! I'm interested in joining this group, I would like to enter it creating a giveaway for Horizon Chase Turbo, is that ok?
Also, could you tell me if there's an expected length of time for the giveaways of this group or a lower (or higher) limit?

2 weeks ago
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Hi microporoso, very sorry for the late reply! Giving away Horizon Chase Turbo will do fine.

Any length of time is fine, we don't have any limitation. All we ask is that the giveaway has a winner in the end, the rest is up to you :)

Join request approved, welcome to the group! Once again, sorry for the delay.

1 week ago
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прими в группу

1 week ago
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Hi pernyl, English please. None of the group admins speaks Russian.

1 week ago
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Hello, I will play "The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters" which I won here previously. I guess I need a kind of approval before starting it so I am waiting.

1 week ago
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Hi gnrbar, playing The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters" will do fine (here is the approval :) ). Let me know once you beat the game!

1 week ago
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Hello again MouseWithBeer! I am done with The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters It was a nice game which has a great atmosphere. Recommended to everyone who is interested in the genre. And I want to thank @Horus1998 once again for such a great giveaway!

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Glad to hear you enjoyed the game! Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

1 week ago
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Hello, can i join? actually i'm playing "unit 404" a game that i have won here. I think the group idea it's good, because if someone won games and didn't play it, he's taking the opportunity out of other players who might have been really interested.

Btw, region restricted GA is ok? (for example: i'm from Argentina and due the price diference, we can't send a gift if the price diference is 10%)

1 week ago
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Hi, to join the group you need to pick a game you havent played yet and play that so Unit 404 wont work. What would work would be playing one of the following:

  • The Darkside Detective
  • The Suicide of Rachel Foster
  • Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons.

Let me know what you decide :)

Yep, region restricted GAs are completely fine.

1 week ago
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Hi, the darkside detective!

1 week ago
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Ok, let me know when you beat The Darkside Detective then :)

1 week ago
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Sure!

1 week ago
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It's done!

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

2 days ago
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Thank you!

2 days ago
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Hey, I would like to join c:
I will be playing Shoppe Keep if that's alright, thanks!

1 week ago
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Hi yaxshi, you are welcome to join by playing Shoppe Keep. Since as far as I know that game is endless I guess getting the "First Month" achievement would be something to get to be considering as played enough to me. Let me know once you get that!

1 week ago
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1 week ago
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At this point the answer is just gonna be no, you are not welcome to join anymore.

1 week ago
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1 week ago
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You showed me over and over again that you are unable to follow directions when applying to join the group and therefore I have no trust in you that you will follow the group rules and therefore not welcome to join the group as far as I am concerned.

1 week ago
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1 week ago
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hi dude already done siralim 3 gameplay I was busy sory again and again invite me group thanks :) and I will give an in-group gift in honor of this

1 week ago
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Hi Amarhan, no, you were banned for cheating from the group and therefore not welcome to rejoin the group.

1 week ago
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lol cheating xD you slander but it's okay, have a nice day :))

1 week ago
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Hello, I would like to join with option 1 by playing Machinarium

1 week ago
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Hi yaya1711, playing Machinarium will do fine, let me know when you beat the game!

1 week ago
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6 days ago
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Yo hi67812, you for real?

5 days ago
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5 days ago
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I don't think it's worth replying to that guy anymore, because at this point... I think he's probably just trolling you.
And he's been flagged as a scammer on SteamRep... I know it doesn't have anything to do with SG but still, if you look at what happened, you can assume what kind of person he is. A troll.

5 days ago
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5 days ago
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All the information you need is in the OP.
You've been explained what you had to do several times, yet, you keep deleting your posts and coming back.
At first, I thought it was a matter of reading comprehension on your part but now, to me, it just looks like you're trolling the admin/mods of the group.

And if you're not... well... maybe they will reply to you. Again.

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4 days ago
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@Reforced
Check this out. Will be very helpfull for the site.

5 days ago
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id still like to apply via option 1 with guacamelee

1 day ago
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No. Now please stop spamming.

1 day ago
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ur the one spamming me im just tryna get a group member to reply

1 day ago
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Dude, I am literally the group admin. And you would have figured that out if you actually bothered to look at the group just a little bit.

The answer is no now and it will be no forever with your attitude. I already rejected your join request on steam over a week ago.

Anyhow I am done replying to you. Any more messages in this thread and I will ask the SG support to intervene because this is getting ridiculous now.

1 day ago
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I would like to join

18 hours ago
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Hi mrsvart, with what option would you like to join? Since you dont have any wins you can pick any unplayed game with achievements from your library instead.

13 hours ago
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I can host a giveaway. Additionally I should ask is there a certain hour mark I should hit for a game to be seen as played?

13 hours ago
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Ok, option 2 it is then. Join request approved, please make a giveaway as soon as possible!

Minimum playtime requirements are explained in our FAQ here. If you have any question regarding to that please feel free to ask.

13 hours ago
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Here it is! If 1h is too short let me know asap.

https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/9pkXE/yakuza-kiwami-2

13 hours ago
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As long as the giveaway has a winner in the end it is fine, and considering it has 6 entries already I dont think that will be a problem :) Thanks for sharing!

13 hours ago
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Being member of a group sure seems to be an easier way to get a title.

13 hours ago
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