I thought I'd try my hand at an event. This is similar to cjcomplex's "Monthly in a Month" whereby you play 6 games within a month.
Mine is tentatively called "2 Games In 10 Days", or “The 20 hour Challenge”
Depending on how well received it is, I might make it a semi-regular thing.

THE EVENT HAS ENDED! The giveaway has now started.

Invites have been sent out. The giveaway lasts for 1 week.

  • Event ran from Monday 27th July to Thursday 6th August @ 8PM NZST (1AM-4AM US / 9AM-12PM EU / 3PM-6PM AP)

FUN FACTS:

  • THIRTY-SIX users successfully completed their games
  • The most popular game was Underhero, with three people playing it during this event.
  • Twelve games were played by two or more people.
  • Sixty Different games were played during the event
  • Longest game was London Detective Mysteria, played by Blueaquapearl50, and clocking in at 51 hours.

Rules Of Event:

The event will start and end within a specific time of 10 days as announced by myself
Play any TWO games that require a combined total of 20 hours or more to beat, within the event time *
Games must meet these requirements (and are subject to further discretion by myself):

  • have achievements
  • are NOT 0CV games
  • you haven't previously started playing (idle time from card farming is generally ok)
  • have a game ending/completion. MP or Sandbox games will not be allowed. I reserve the right to disallow other games.
  • are beaten within the ten days of the event (DON'T start before the event starts!)

Comment with the games you'd like to play; I also recommend having a backup game, just in case you don't like one of your first picks.
PLEASE post with links to HLTB pages and your achievements pages for the games you want to play.
I can then can confirm length, not started status, achievements, eligibility. I will reply only if there are issues with the chosen games.

This event is for entrance into a giveaway for Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch Remastered
(Region-locked, so can't be activated in Japan, sorry).
Once you have beaten the two games, reply to first post of thread. I'll add you, and send the giveaway link on Steam (once it's live).
I will run the giveaway after the event is over, to give me more time to check and send invites, and set giveaway end-date.

If you're using HLTB, check the "Main story" time. This is the rough MINIMUM amount of time required to beat the game. I don't require you to 100% the game, I only require you to beat/finish the game. Most games have a "complete the story/game" achievement. If your game doesn't have an achievement to indicate you finished the game, then I will require some sort of proof that you have finished.)

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You want to see something like this happen on a monthly basis?

View Results
Yes
No
I'm here to collect games, not play them!
Game HLTB Status
Voodoo Garden HLTB = 18 hours Beaten (Working on 100%)
The Hex HLTB = 5 hours Beaten

Hey, I think that changing it to 10 days is a great idea. I would suggest that it start on a Friday so that it will include 2 weekends. I think this would be a pretty good way for people who don't have as much time on the weekdays to get involved.

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No, two weekends would make it too easy for some, and it's not my intention to make this event too easy.
Should be fine.
Can you link to your achievements page for each game please so I can check, thanks.

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Yikes had to edit The Sacred Tears True since for some reason I swear I saw achievements and then couldn't find it. I guess that's what happens when you try to decide things like this while at work. I would be changing to Voodoo Garden and I have added links to the achievement pages.

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All good those two should be fine. Really enjoyed The Hex

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Starting The Hex tomorrow! Can't wait I saw the trailers and I thought that I really wanted to play it. Played quite a bit of VooDoo Garden yesterday and I'm liking it quite a bit. It's kind of a clicker, but I like the aesthetic and decent progress requires you to be very active.

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I 100% Hex as well, (took me about the same time as 11-11)

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11-11 was beautiful 🥺

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yup. And while the first ending is the one we're "stuck" with, It's definitely worth running through those other endings as well.

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Agreed! It felt very rewarding 100%-ing it. That and Last Day of June left great impressions on me.

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I have Last Day of June as well. Might have to bump it up on the priority. Games like 11-11 make me feel like playing To the Moon again haha. I really love that game, played through it twice since my sister wanted to get into gaming and I played it with her when we were younger. Storytelling games are definitely more memorable than most of my 1,500 in CS not sure why younger me couldn't appreciate anything except getting headshots.

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hah, yeah Last Day if June is def. worth playing. Given you mentioned To The Moon, you might also like Rakuen.

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Looks like I missed Rakuen, added it to my wishlist since it's definitely right up my alley. Looks like there are lots of copies floating around so I hope I pick it up soon.

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not sure why younger me couldn't appreciate anything except getting headshots

IKR 😂

Regarding Last Day of June: it does have missable achievements, in case you hate that sort of thing. It didn't really bother me much to go for a 2nd run just to get them as it's quite short anyway.

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I love to do a blind playthrough first and then if I like a game I'll definitely go for the achievements if I can. Think I'll do this for 11-11 since I liked it quite a bit. Really enjoying the challenges since it helps me choose what to play.

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It really was, looking forward to getting the 100% after I finish the rest of my monthlies and the games here.

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I'll have to take a look at the achievments but if it took about the same amount of time then I'll probably just go ahead and do it. I'm going for 100% in Voodoo, but having a little bit of trouble because it's actually quite grindy in the last bit. I think I can finish the game tomorrow and should only have a couple of collecting achievements left.

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you haven't previously started playing

Can't you make this some sort of percentage? Like, I don't know, 5% of the HLTB time? So that if a game is ~12 hours long and I've only played 30 minutes (4.2%), it's acceptable?

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No, I already answered this in another post.

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Hm, I can't find it. So you really need to have 0 minutes playtime in the game?

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I have to start with clean games (card idling time is fine), unless you have no achievements in the game yet, then I might be able to make an exception.

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I started Lucius today. There is an achiev for 40 hrs in this game even if we can finish with less than 10 hours.
I'll pick another that I haven't started.

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Please read the rules.

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Driftmoon - HLTB: 9 hours - completed
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom - HLTB: 16 hours (idled for 2.5h) - beaten

At least you've chosen them for me in current PoP :P

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Heh, sure, giving you more motivation ;)

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I started Shiness this year, tbh I dont really enjoy the game, its a lot of grinding and I am someone who's fine with grinding. Perhaps I am just bad at these action RPG which i am kind of new to. Important to note that, dont download the free language pack when you're playing. I started a playthrough and they are voiced in a language that is unique but also which I totally cannot figure and get into. I hope you have a better time than I do, tell me about your experience after playing.

Cheers, GLHF ^^

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It was a lot of grinding. And combat isn't good at all. The story and the characters were enjoyable, I guess. Overall, the game is ok, but not that great

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Yes, alot of grinding that I feel is not engaging. Same respawns and running around to engage them. How did you get the 100 fights with magic only? Do you use a specific Char?

I've been trying to grind it but after awhile I give up. Most of the time, start a fight press a melee button but not hit a target as I am impatient to wait for the cutscene to start combat. Got the melee one easily, not sure the achievement is bugged or not so put the game down for the grinding. Glad you enjoyed the story, I installed the language mod for the game so my playthrough is not in audible language to me XD

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Go to the 1st area after 20 lvl and 1-hit kill everyone or just try to use only magic as it is

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I played the last 3 days SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE, because I'm looked for a short game, like the brilliant first game.
Now I have 100% and 15.4 hours. :D
What an great game :D

Next: The Messenger

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Read the rules.

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Should be fine.
Can you link to your achievements page for each game please so I can check, thanks.

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Ok, edited my post to include the achievement pages! Thanks for the event!

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Should be fine.
Can you link to your achievements page for each game please so I can check, thanks.

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Truberbrook done, but still in Spyro 1, don't think i can do the other 2 in the needed time.
Played way to much Deep Rock Galactic and other games last days.
Already got some games in mind for the next challenge.
Lets see if i got more discipline then :D

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Nice event! The revised rules seem much more attainable

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Quick question: Can I use HowLongToBeat's Completionist times if I intend to 100% the games in that time period? How about the "Main + Extras" times (I honestly have no idea what "Extras" those refer to)?

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Sometimes these "Extras" refer to playing some side missions or exploring some extra locations that are not required to beat the level/campaign, or even playing some non-campaign challenges, for example.

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Time to beat the main game only. I like to 100% games as well, and you’re welcome to continue playing afterwards but it’s the main game that needs to be beaten.

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Ok... In that case I guess I'll try to do Retro City Rampage and... Moero Chronicle... in that time frame. Definitely random games. XD
I'm sure this will totally work out. ^_^'

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Bump, and also achievement pages links for quicker access:
Retro City Rampage
Moero Chronicle

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yup, that should be fine :)

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That's what I find confusing about it. Wouldn't those stuff be under the "Completionist" time? The "Extras" thing sounds really arbitrary- how would people know where to draw the line as having completed the "Extras" (before just having done everything for "Completionist")?

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Yeah, I just want to see that you've beaten the (main) game. Not everyone likes to get all the silly collectibles or do speedruns, and that can ruin a game experience as well if forced to do that.

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Umm, Europa Universalis IV says it requires 100+hrs to beat. Probably best you choose a different game.
Can you link to your achievements page for the games you choose please so I can check, thanks.

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Alright that should be fine

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Europa Universalis IV
Solo 275 Hours

uummm ^^

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Yep, that should be fine, and thanks for linking to the achievement pages :)

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hmmmm.. Is Higurashi - When they Cry: Chapter 1 - Onikakushi eligible? Technically it's not "0CV game", it's just free now; wasn't before

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No, I can't allow it because anyone can play it for free - and the reason you can't do giveaways for the game on SG anymore.

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allright, then I'll go with
Animal Lover10 hours HLTB, achievs
Hob10 hours HLTB, achievs

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You're pushing it for minimum times there, but I'll accept it I guess.

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not intentional, sorry. I wanted to include Hob because it's in my PoP list, and some VN as the second choice. So I searched for some VNs with length 10-15h — not a lot of choices, tbh, they are either too short or too long; so I came up with only two options and one of them isn't eligible

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Should be fine.
Can you link to your achievements page for each game please so I can check, thanks.

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Fixed with links.

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All good thanks 😊

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A few thoughts that might or might not be useful to you. Have in mind I don't want to change your mind about anything, just sharing my thoughts – even though it's not for me, I think the event is very nice!


+ I appreciate every encouragement to reduce the backlog.
+ It's not for hardcore gamers but you still need to be quite of a gamer to spend 20 hours on playing.
+ Fantastic it's not an achievement hunting, in my opinion.
+/- Personally I don't farm cards but there are people who do. It doesn't mean they've actually played the game but they have some playtime. Out of curiosity – how do you address such a situation?
+/- I wonder if it wasn't easier for you if you'd add first comment to which people would reply with games their going to play?
+/- Sending giveaway links via Steam might be a lot of work if there will be many participants. Personally I use whitelist feature for that because it's just one-two clicks on this site plus it's impossible to leak the link to the giveaway. Another option would be founding a Steam group but people would have to join themselves I'm afraid. Which means more work to double-check if it's not an impersonator.
- 20 hours (even in 10 days) is a bit much for people like me, who have jobs, families and other hobbies. It certainly is within my grasp but in the end I always prefer to split my free time between spending time with my girlfriend, meeting friends, video games, sports, board games, watching movies etc.

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+/- Personally I don't farm cards but there are people who do. It doesn't mean they've actually played the game but they have some playtime. Out of curiosity – how do you address such a situation?

Yep, totally understand what you're trying to say - I have no problem with idling hours (as long as there's no achievements taken), many people have mentioned their idling time already - so that's not something I'm worried about. Achievements combat the idling time, because you can't have any to be eligible.

+/- I wonder if it wasn't easier for you if you'd add first comment to which people would reply with games their going to play?

It's easier to use the first comment to keep track of people once they have finished their two games - it keeps it all in one place.

+/- Sending giveaway links via Steam might be a lot of work if there will be many participants. Personally I use whitelist feature for that because it's just one-two clicks on this site plus it's impossible to leak the link to the giveaway. Another option would be founding a Steam group but people would have to join themselves I'm afraid. Which means more work to double-check if it's not an impersonator.

Currently there's only about 20 people who have shown an interest, so it's manageable, if I need to change it for future events I will do so.

  • 20 hours (even in 10 days) is a bit much for people like me, who have jobs, families and other hobbies. It certainly is within my grasp but in the end I always prefer to split my free time between spending time with my girlfriend, meeting friends, video games, sports, board games, watching movies etc.

I've already answered this, and it's the whole reason around the way I've setup this event - if you don't have 20hrs to play two games over 10 days, then you definitely don't have the time to play the game that's being given away - get where I'm going with this?

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Thanks for the reply! I'm not interested in the game you're giving away but I think I actually would be able to play a 60+ hour game, just in my own pace – if that's where you were going :) I think your criteria are pretty fair though so don't mind me :D

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Well, I have other plans for these games (to test them for a review on ProtonDB) though why not two birds with one stone? If these are okay, I'd like to join. I may not end up in time but worth trying.

Bioshock Remastered 12 hours on HLTB
Bioshock 2 Remastered 11 hours on HLTB

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Can you please link to YOUR achievements pages for the games please, cheers :)
(Game length is fine.)

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Oops! :)
Fixed the links.
And thanks.

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cheers, that's fine.

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Looks fine

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I have completed both games I would like a confirmation on it ( ´ ω ` )

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Please, read the main post.

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Since its all be decided here's what I'll play

Detroit: Become Human
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action

Both were just brought in sale so no pesky idle time

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All good

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Batman: Arkham Asylum 12 Hours on HLTB
Bioshock 2 Remastered 11 hours on HLTB (I've been idling 0.3 hours, let me know if that's not okay)

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Should be fine

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A Bump just to say we have about 46hrs before we start the event.

Remember to post your achievement links (and hltb links as well if you don’t mind) for the games You want considered for playing.
I recommend you post more than two games. This will give you options for the situation where a game you start playing you end up not liking and decide you want to try something else, then you already have a backup in place, and don’t need to ask for another check.

Thanks to all who have shown an interest so far. I think there’s about 25 of you at the moment :)

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Sorry, I messed up and played Syberia 3 before the event starts, so I'll be changing it for Underhero - HLTB: 12 Hours.

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THanks for letting me know, and thanks for updating your original game post ;)

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Hi Maya, interesting event. Is it possible to play and complete more than 2 games for a combined of 20hrs? I am thinking of playing games from this Cryptic Bundle 9 the HLTB timings are low. I recently picked the bundle up and HoGs are always my goto games for short fun storytellings. They dont usually go above 8hrs from my past experiences. Most likely, I'll go for 100% Achievement hunting so it might take longer than usual. If they are accepted, I'll list the HLBT timings and achievement pages. Thank you~

EDIT:

Main Game HLTB
Rise of Nations Main Story: 18hrs
FIVE: Guardians of David Main Story: 17hrs
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows Main Story: 14hrs
Rogue Wizards Completionist: 18hrs
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Main Story: 17hrs
How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition Main + Extras: 15hrs
2nd Game HLTB
Cat Quest Main Story: 6hrs
My Brother Rabbit Main Story: 3hrs
Punch Club Main Story: 9.5hrs

Cheerios, Happy Weekend ^^

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sorry, no. I was lenient on giving the option for combined minimum playtime of 20hrs, but I won't allow more than 2 games to make up the total.

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EDIT: Chosen Combinations
Priority
Main Game 2nd Game Remarks
01 Rise of Nations My Brother Rabbit Do I need to play 2 games? Considering the Main + Extras is 39hrs. I can find myself just sinking 20hrs+++ XD
02 How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition Cat Quest This is main game + DLCs timing, I own the DLCs
03 Rogue Wizards My Brother Rabbit There's only completionist time for this game
04 The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing My Brother Rabbit -

Do let me know which combination is allowed. Thank you very much for the event and replies.
Warmest Regards, Cruse~ ^_^

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My OP and many answers to questions already posted explain this event.
2 games, min. 20hrs.

If you're dead set on playing My Brother Rabbit (only 3hrs long), then you will need another game of at least 17hrs that will fill in the rest of that 20Hrs.

EDIT: RON + MBR are fine, VH:FC+MBR is also fine. but none of the others.

  • at least from that second table. If you could at least confirm your preference of games, that'd be great.
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Thanks for the reply. I'll be playing RoN + MBR. I initially replied a 2nd comment before editing the table in, in the 1st comment. So I edited my reply into the 2nd reply instead for clarity of listing. XD Sorry for the confusion. Preference is by Priority order, so 01 then to 04.
Cheers again~

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I love those themes, sign me up, sir.

My targets :

Vampyr
Remothered: Tormented Fathers

HLTB :
Vampyr
Remothered: Tormented Fathers

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All good

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Underhero - Achievements | HLTB 12 hours
Trine 4 - Achievements | HLTB 9 hours

Backup for Trine 4:
The Walking Dead: The Final Season - Achievements | HTLB 9.5 hours

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You main choices are fine.
Your backup game would be too short if you decided to drop Underhero, so just keep that in mind ;)

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Thank you for making this event.

My games are:

The Evil Within 2:
Achievements
HLTB 13h

Quantum Break:
Achievements
HLTB 10h

I have 3 hours idle on The Evil Within 2 if that's not okay i can change it for another game

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Those two should be fine :)

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Gonna try my best, so count me in!

Broken Age - Achievements idled 4.3 hrs | HLTB 10.5 hrs
Life Is Strange: Before the Storm - Achievements idled 4.7 hrs | HLTB 10 hrs

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Tomb Raider and Shadow Warrior are both 0CV... 😏

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Changed to Psychonauts

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Errr... guess how much CV Psychonauts is worth......... 😣😜😅

(You know you can check a game's CV on the Create New Giveaway page 😎)

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Thanks for the heads up! Changed to Life is Strange: Before the Storm. Hope everything is right now :D

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Thanks brig, those two games (now that you've changed them) should be fine.

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Please provide the relevant links.

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Like this?

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Closed 11 months ago by Mayanaise.