Hi people,
I've never been too active in forums here on Steamgifts neither for creating giveaways. My comments are mostly related to thank people who made GA's I won. You can check my stats by yourself finding the giveaways I entered, the ones I won, the ones I sent, comments and so on. I know, many people judge a person from his stats and I don't complain about it. Feel free to blacklist me if you are able to rate a person from his profile. I'm not here to gain your favors.

Coming to us...
I want your "help" by writing down a game you would like to receive if you will be eventually picked at the end of.. my degree.
I have collected 15 out of 120 ECTs so far, and I'm planning to select the winner the day after my graduation (unfortunately unknown).

The rules are simple:

  • 1 entry each
  • You can write down the game (possibly steam) you would like to receive starting from now to the day before my graduation
  • If you have already selected the game you would like to win if selected, you can change it until the day before my graduation

Updates

15/09/2020: The thread has been created (15/120 ECTs)
15/01/2021: +6 ECTs (21/120 ECTs)
18/01/2021: +6 ECTs (27/120 ECTs)
10/02/2021: +3 ECTs (30/120 ECTs)
14/06/2021: +6 ECTs (36/120 ECTs)
15/06/2021: +9 ECTs (45/120 ECTs)
29/06/2021: +9 ECTs (54/120 ECTs)

Important notes!

Since the studies are going quite well, I would like to add some new notes to this thread. In particular, I would inform you that the exams account for a total of 90 ECTs out of 120. The remaining 30 are split between an internship (6 ECTs) and the thesis (24 ECTs). At the end of the 90 ECTs linked to the exams, I will be able to anticipate if multiple winners will be picked (it will depend on my estimated graduation mark).

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Is this giveaway related to your thesis? (thank you Filipi for first asking)

  • Short answer: NO. This is just an idea that jumped in my mind to keep me up during my last "scholastic" months of my life.

2) Why are you doing this? (thank you PeterShepard for first asking)

  • Basically the graduation day is one of the most important days in our life (I guess?)...I already have a bachelor but I think that it isn't the same thing as a master degree. In few words, I would like to share my happiness with someone of you, who followed in some way my journey

3) What kind of help do you need? (thank you Bo0Mz for first asking)

  • I don't need any "material" help for my journey neither for exams or (future) thesis. I just want you to write down the game of your dreams and have a free chance to win it

4) What are your plans? What are you majoring in? (thank Neomixer for first asking)

  • I'm attending a master degree in finance

5) When's your graduation? (thank you Filipi again for first asking)

  • This is the point of the "game". My graduation date is potentially unknown (even by myself). I obviously want to graduate as soon as possible but you have to consider this is a long term event (I would believe early 2022 is more than likely)

6) What does ECT stand for? (thank you PossiblePsycho for first asking)

  • ECTs stands for "European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System" which express the weight of each exam in the degree. For our purpose, you can see them as the "progress" of my journey

7) How is going your journey?

  • Well, I will update this thread as soon as I increase my ECTs. The next increase is likely to be in January 2021.

8) Can I wait for a closer day to choose my pick?

  • Of course, but keep in mind that, since the journey is expected to take some time, you can also change your choice till the day before my graduation

9) Do you plan on going for a doctorate? (thank you RaisinCookiesAreGood for first asking)

  • Even if I enjoy helping students, I think that the journey would be too long for me...and after years of studying, I feel a bit tired. I would like to apply what I've studied and find a quiet place to work

P.s: I thank everyone who helps me in formatting text or makes this thread cuter. Every suggestion is welcome.

10 months ago*

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Would you like to help me taking my grade writing down a game you would like to receive if you are picked?

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Yeah, why not...after all it's always free
No, I really don't care about your life
Yes, do your best!
You will fail miserably

Good luck with your degree. How are you going to pick? A ramdomizer page? Any good, good luck and stay strong in your journey

I would love to play Stein's Gate.

4 months ago
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This is a good question...I have to think about it... and absolutely make at least a spreadsheet...The popularity of this thread is overwhalming me!
I try my best to go ahead, thank you for joining! :)

1 month ago
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I can feel you so much right now. The goal to graduate is hard to achieve but when you do, party like there is no tomorrow.
And don't make the same mistake I did. Don't go for PhD. Its modern slavery and it will crush your life in a very bad way. I hope myself to finish up this year but in life science everything can happen anytime.
I wish you all the best success (because luck is only nessessary when you don't work hard ;D).

I would go for AI: The Somnium Files

Is there anything you would like for your graduation? ;)

4 months ago
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Thank you for your wonderful words and for your hints. I will follow blindly your suggestion about PhD. I have to be honest with myself and after the bechelor degree my will to study decreased exponentually... Actually I just want to "change air" and find a good place to work:
SPOILER: I already have contacts with an incredible firm, but that's another story...maybe another giveaway ahead? Like "first wage giveaway"..it sounds good for me :D
Anyway, thank you for joining us :)

Edit: I would get back the mental health I lost during the process ahah

1 month ago*
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If you have already contacts, which is great, hold onto them with your life! On hand experience is in many fields much more valueable then a raw degree.
Always remember, what many people forget, the universal degrees should give you a broad basis and the more you go with your studies the narrow and specialised it will become. So if you have the chance to get a job early on its more beneficial then later, because if you are hyper specilized the field of job offers becomes also as narrow as that.
Anyway, I am happy for you and wish you the willpower to fight through (and to get a wage that we all other would droll over) ;D

1 month ago
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I have nothing to add...you exactly got the point! The more you go ahead and the more you become specialized...which is not so bad but neither so good. But it's hard to say...
It will be more clear after my working experience, but you will know when it will be :D For now, I just go for free to learn something and I'm fine with that since it's the field I want to work in.
You will definitely see me again around Steamgifts if the wage allows me to make someone happy :D

1 month ago
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Hope you will breeze through the exams and that you will find the path you've embarked upon be bountiful.

As for the game, is there an upper limit? If not then i chose Metro Exodus - Gold Edition maybe in time the price will drop, else i'll change it.

4 months ago
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No upper limits so far...I guess that the worst I can pay is a 70-ish € game/bundle...I don't expect something above this value :D
Thank you for joining us :)

1 month ago
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Hope u will graduate smoothly through this covid era :)))
Would like to entry for: The outer worlds

4 months ago
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Let's see how it evolves!
Thank you for joining us :)

1 month ago
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Good luck my italian comrade!

I choose Charmander! nah just kidding, I choose Yakuza: Like a Dragon

1 month ago
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Grazie di esserti unito a noi! :D

1 month ago
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Good luck with your degree! Hope everything's good for you up there in Italy. Things have been tough for Italy these past year but some good news from there, small or otherwise, gives me hope for the coming months.

As for the game, hmm, I would like to play the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy.

1 month ago
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To be honest, I have been very (VERY) lucky...I and my family have not been touched so much by the Covid because my parents never stopped to work and we have not been infected. Moreover, I like to stay at home so the lockdown was not even a problem for me...instead, after the first months of stabilization (which also led to my current situation, but not exclusively) I used the home time to study hard (not always in the more efficient way but it's another story)
Anyway thank you for joining us! :)

1 month ago
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good luck

1 month ago
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Thank you! But feel free to select one game in the case you will be selected :)

1 month ago
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Generation zero

1 month ago
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Thank you for joining :D

3 weeks ago
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thank you for the chance :)
btw im studying physics too but unfortunately i have some issues that preventing me from continuing it at this point im stuck here and dont know what to do about it

3 weeks ago
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hello me to i have to graduate lol i hope u graduate my pick is i guess going medieval steam

1 month ago
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Good luck even to you! :) Thank you for joining us! :)

1 month ago
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Good Luck man I'm having exams too so stressful
Id like to pick Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition thanks !

1 month ago
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Thank you for joining us and good luck to you also! :)

3 weeks ago
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good luck 😃
I would like to pick Nier Replicant if possible.

1 month ago
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Thank you for joining :)

3 weeks ago
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I wish you success buddy! I myself will get my bachelor's degree in 1 year.
My pick is The Outer Worlds.

1 month ago
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Your journey has just begun! Keep it up and thank you for joining us :)

3 weeks ago
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good luck, I am certain you will do better than me I had to stop my thesis, but got al my courses done, so wisdom received, diploma not
my pick is factorio

1 month ago
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Can you still complete your thesis?

I had some colleagues in the Masters who were not going to be able to finish their dissertation on time and so they "locked" the course (I don't know if this expression exists in other places, but it's like you paused the course). Now they are calmly finishing the research and will only return when the work can be presented.

1 month ago
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nope, I had to stop it completly because of personal medical problems. The subject is time sensitive, it's for a course of 2022 and so will be continued by other students.
if I want to finnish my grade I should take a new subject=another year

good luck with your defense in a few weeks, let us know if you succeed

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Oh I see. Hope you can return to studies soon.

IF I pass (everything is possible), I plan to do something here at SG to celebrate. You're one of my 💙, so you'll probably find out. : )

1 month ago
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I'm sorry to hear that...is this the only way to take your degree?

3 weeks ago
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This is a very unusual post.

My pick is Carto. Please tell us how we can help. At the end of the month I will defend a master's degree in the area of Urban and Regional Planning, the dissertation is (almost) ready and I will be evaluated by a group of professors. How does your graduation work for you?

1 month ago
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I wish you the best, let us know how it has gone once done!
Pretty the same...I have to prepare a work/project based on a specific topic I previously chose. However, the impact of this work on the overall grade is minimal. The starting point is given by the weighted average of the grade of each exam weighted for the ECTs...the number obtained by this weighted average is between 18 and 30. Then it is converted by multiplying by 11 and dividing by 3 to obtain a number between 66 and 110. The system adds all the "laude" eventually obtained, increasing the ground of some decimals.
At the final number, you have to add the points of the thesis which are between 0 and 7+. If you get a final grade of 113+ you obtain the laude.

3 weeks ago
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Some good luck sparkles for ya (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ *:・゚✧

My selection is: Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection

1 month ago
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Thank you for joining us :)

3 weeks ago
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A Monster's Expedition.

Good luck with the academic stuff!

1 month ago
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Thank you for joining! :)

3 weeks ago
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I'm not sure how i'll help you but i'll choose No Man's Sky

I hope you are doing good on your degree =D

1 month ago
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I'm trying my best :D Thank you for joining us :)

3 weeks ago
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In my final year doing my Masters, I don't recall being able to play any games. It was just stress all the way finishing off my thesis.
Hoping it's not the same for you, but hoping you get there in the end, without too much fuss.

If I'd have to pick a game, I'd be stuck between Cyberpunk 2077 and Red Dead Redemption 2. I have most of the others I really want to play, so it's not an easy choice to be very specific. :)

1 month ago
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You still have time to choose! :D It's getting hard..you probably know better than me...stress, lack of concentration, poor lifestyle due to horrible studying hours...lucky you already out :D

3 weeks ago
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That feeling of relief when it was done - such a high! :D

Let me just choose Red Dead Redemption 2 in that case. ;)

3 weeks ago
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I'll pick Praey for the Gods, since it's been at the top of my wishlist for ages and it might actually be out of Early Access by the time you graduate... 😅

Good luck with the rest of your degree 🍀😊

1 month ago
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Thank you for joining us :) Maybe it's the right time to delete it from your wishlist!

3 weeks ago
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Lemme say a big good luck to your degree!

If you need help from me to write down a game which I want to play, of course I'll pick one of the best rogelite ever created, Hades.

1 month ago
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The game you select is the one you will get if chosen once I graduate! :D

3 weeks ago
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That will be very nice then. :D

3 weeks ago
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Alrighty! I don't know how I've never come across this thread till now, but I wish you the best of luck with your degree! ^_^

Tough choice, but I'll say Baldur's Gate 3.

1 month ago
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I hope the lifespan of this thread will help to reach most of the usual SG members! Thank you for joining us :)

3 weeks ago
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Good luck paolo97

I'll pick... Dishonored 2

1 month ago
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Thank you BarefootMonkey for joining us :)

3 weeks ago
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What is "ECT"?

I'll pick OneShot (for Steam). : )

Gd'luck!

1 month ago
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6) What does ECT stand for? (thank you PossiblePsycho for first asking)
ECTs stands for "European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System" which express the weight of each exam in the degree. For our purpose, you can see them as the "progress" of my journey

And thank you for joining! :)

3 weeks ago
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Best of luck for your thesis!!!
My pick is Cyberpunk 2077 :)

1 month ago
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Thank you, I'm actually starting to look around...5 exams left! ;)

3 weeks ago
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You can do it!

Rolling for Yakuza Like a Dragon!

1 month ago
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Working hard and doing my best! :) Thank you for joining :)

3 weeks ago
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If I could pick any game to be gifted, I would have to go with any good indie game I don't already own. I want to say Dead Cells since I only owned it on PSN, no longer own a PS4, and loved it, and I also want to say Spelunky 2 since I sort of liked the first game, at least enough to be interested in the sequel, but my final answer would be The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, since I owned the original BoI and never managed to purchase the remake that all of the DLC ended up being based on. At this point it's almost too late to buy it but it's also a shame I don't own it since I claim to love indie games so much.

TLDR: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

1 month ago
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Seems to be hard to choose! ;D Keep in mind you can always change your pick until the day before my (still unknown) graduation!

3 weeks ago
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I just wish I could make up my mind on how to spend the 15 bucks in my Steam Wallet right now. So far this Summer Sale I've gone with purchases that are nowhere near what I was thinking before the sale started. I had 50 bucks and was thinking about buying like 5 or more indie hits I don't yet own, mostly games that are between 5 and 10 bucks US. And instead I went with two AAA titles one of which wasn't even half off and when it comes to the seasonal sales my default shopping pattern is to start by looking at the discounts that are 75% off and above. Resident Evil 3 and Zombie Army 4 were the games and I loved and played the hell out of the other games in both franchises and knew I'd love both.
And as for what I have left, I'm doing the exact same thing, I'm looking at the complete Dead Cells at 20 bucks and I already know I love the game and yet I'm still debating on whether I should instead buy multiple games with the same amount of money. This is what I'm thinking about...

-Dead Cells Bundle
-Blade Strangers
-DBFighterz
-Spelunky 2
-Steamworld Dig 2
-BoI: Rebirth

and there's many many others I'm also thinking about.

Indecisiveness is the worst. Thank God/Science for Steam's return policy.

3 weeks ago
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