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SteamGifts Group
Special 2018 Holiday Game

January 2019 top 10 GAs:
Ghost of a Tale
What Remains of Edith Finch
Pathfinder: Kingmaker
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Yakuza 0 X 2
Sid Meier's Civilization VI - Digital Deluxe Edition
Project CARS 2 X 2
Everything
>observer_ X 11
Wizard of Legend X 3

2018 - Special Holiday Game top 10 GAs:
RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard / BIOHAZARD 7 resident evil
BATTLETECH
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Yakuza 0
Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™
Injustice™ 2
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Cuphead
Life is Strange: Before the Storm

December 2018 top 10 GAs:
Frostpunk
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Vampyr
Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Injustice™ 2
Wizard of Legend X 3
Torment: Tides of Numenera
Agents of Mayhem
Yomawari: Night Alone / 夜廻

November 2018 top 10 GAs:
Vampyr
Yakuza 0 X 2
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Into the Breach
Dying Light Enhanced Edition
>observer_
Call of Duty®: Black Ops II
Aragami
HELLDIVERS™ A New Hell Edition
LEGO® Jurassic World

October 2018 top 10 GAs:
Life is Strange: Before The Storm
Hollow Knight
Aragami
Just Cause 3 XL X 2
LEGO® Jurassic World
Tales of Symphonia X 2
Little Nightmares X 3
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
LISA
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

September 2018 top 10 GAs:
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Injustice™ 2
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE
Just Cause 3 XL
Little Nightmares X 2
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind® Game of the Year Edition
Batman: Arkham Knight Premium Edition
SUNLESS SEA
Tooth and Tail
Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2

August 2018 top 10 GAs:
Life is Strange: Before The Storm
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD
RiME
DOOM
Tooth and Tail
Sniper Elite 4
Tales of Berseria
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter
DARK SOULS™: Prepare To Die™ Edition

July 2018 top 10 GAs:
Little Nightmares
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Into the Breach
Dungeons 3
A Hat in Time
Just Cause 3 X 2
Redout: Enhanced Edition
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap
Witch It
Besiege

June 2018 top 10 GAs:
[Life is Strange: Before The Storm
Hollow Knight
NieR:Automata X 2
The Evil Within 2
Ori and the Blind Forest
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap
The LEGO® Movie - Videogame
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Styx: Shards of Darkness X 4

May 2018 top 10 GAs:
Cuphead
Life is Strange: Before The Storm X 2
For The King
Redout: Enhanced Edition
LEGO Batman Trilogy
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam
Day of Infamy
Submerged
Outlast 2
Bastion

April 2018 top 10 GAs:
Life is Strange: Before The Storm
Hollow Knight
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Jydge
Dead Rising 4
DARK SOULS™ II: Scholar of the First Sin
Kerbal Space Program,
3030 Deathwar Redux - A Space Odyssey
Streets of Rogue
Outlast 2

March 2018 top 10 GAs:
Hollow Knight
Gothic Universe Edition
Crysis 2 - Maximum Edition
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Sonic Generations Collection
Spintires
How to Survive 2
Seasons after Fall
Party Hard
METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES

February 2018 top 10 GAs:
Aragami X 4
Oxenfree
Valley
The Witness
Max Payne 3
Fallout 3
Homefront®: The Revolution
Resident Evil 6 / Biohazard 6
They Are Billions
Stellaris
Torment: Tides of Numenera

January 2018 top 10 GAs:
>observer_
Batman: Arkham City
Fairy Fencer F
Left 4 Dead 2
Alien: Isolation
Vanquish
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
King's Quest: The Complete Collection
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter
The Park

December 2017 top 10 GAs:
Life is Strange: Before The Storm
Prey
Distrust
The Evil Within
Death Point
Doom 3: BFG Edition
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
The Talos Principle
XCOM 2
Dead by Daylight

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Higher priced (10p or higher) doesn't always make something quality.

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+1

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I'm trying to find a middle ground here.
On the one hand I don't want to set the minimal bar too high, and have no members because of it.
On the other hand I don't want it to be filled with 30-for-a-dollar games like very other group here...

1 year ago
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When people post bundle charts it also shows overal review scores, so it's possible, why not make it a requirement to gift games with a minimum amount of score?

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I'm concerned there might be games like GTA V or Starwars Battlefront II with low scores, but they are still quality games.
And on the other hand, there can be trash or free games, with high scores.

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Let people use common sense, that they see GTA V as good and not as a non quality game because they get bad reviews probably because some bad business choice.

You could always allow any game with 20p to be accepted or lower p with better scores.
But there are still indie games that are 20p, been put in a bundle, and score badly, anyway good luck.

1 year ago
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Thanks!

1 year ago
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Thanks for your suggestions.
The group rules have now changed and require a minimum score + number of reviews (instead of price)

1 year ago
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+1
i remember jumble $1 bundle. 33 games, each one 10p for just 1 buk ^^

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You're right.
These are exactly the games I don't want to see in the group.
If we see many games like this, we'll increase the minimum to 15p, or find another way to keep trash away.

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just checked giveaways in group and i see no difference between QGG and many others similar groups. Same free and bundled-very cheap games-giveaways. Good luck ^^

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You're right.
We've had an internal discussion in the group, and came to the consensus that we'll let it self-regulate for now.
Meaning, if a game is good it will get entries, and it means someone wants it and will play it.
If the game is bad, it will not get any entries, and the person posting it will be forced to post a different game instead.
If we see this doesn't work, we'll reconsider.

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You're welcome to check out the GAs in our group now - I think you'll be pleasantly surprised,,,

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But nothing changed - some ppl make ga`s with good games, some with free and $0.03 games, some with bundle tier 1 games :)

1 year ago
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Excluding my own GAs (I'm obviously biased) you have: Kholat, This War of Mine, INSIDE, Rivals of Aether, RUST, Minecraft: Story Mode, XCOM 2, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, The Witcher 2, Doom 3: BFG Edition, Punch Club Deluxe, LIMBO, etc...

I wouldn't call them free or Bundle Tier 1 games... :)

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It's true that some people still make GAs with shitty games. But:

  1. The good GAs are very good. There aren't many groups with this amount of good GAs.
  2. Starting January 1st, there's a rule change that will prevent like 95% of the shitty GAs.
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Happy cakeday

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Well, quality could be determined by ratings rather than value, say min 65%. Also how does everyone in the group maintain a positive ratio - or how long does one get to fix their ratio?

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I agree that going off of ratings would be a better marker than price alone; although it isn't foolproof either. Keeping group giveaways limited to games with very positive or overwhelmingly positive ratings would more consistently hit the majority of users benchmark for "Quality."

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I think this is going to be a learning process, and we'll hone it with time...

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I have 2 problems with that idea:

  1. There are plenty of 30-for-a-dollar games with high steam ratings. I wouldn't call them quality games and wouldn't want to receive one.
  2. There are very high quality games, like No man's sky and GTA V that have very low Steam rating (for various reasons). And I would happily receive any if them.
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I think you are mixing up "quality" with "marketing budget" then. Because putting No Man's Lie in the same sentence as "high quality" without a negative in there somewhere is practically the definition of an oxymoron.

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Hmm... I'll try to make myself clearer.
I'm looking at games, in the "prism" of: would I like to try this game?
Doesn't mean it's the best game in the world, had good plot, or high replayability. More in the lines of: this game had a lot of work put into it, it'll be interesting to see how it turns out.
It's not something I could have built in my spare time...

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I don't want assetflips ;)

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Where do you get your source? Why do you come off claiming someone's unqualified to have an opinion on a game you dislike? Can you please read the "be civil to eachother" rule again?
In my opinion, NMS is great. I played it without knowing what it was on PS4. My buddy got it release week and let me play it because he didn't like it. I thought it was a very entertaining, though repetative, galactic explorer. I was actually amazed by the size of it because I've played many other space exploration games both on PC and console that don't stack up.
Then, I looked it up.
It doesn't have multiplayer. "Huge" creatures are rarer than gold in the nile. (I've seen one big house-looking dude on one planet, that's it).
Etc., etc., etc. It didn't live up to a few of the promises by the developers and the vast majority of those Sony set for it, i learned, and no way was it worth $60, but it definitely would still be a "quality" game in my opinion.
I'd love to get it on Steam.

If you wouldn't, that's cool too. If you see a giveaway for it, just don't enter that giveaway. No need to belittle people who disagree with you.
Thanks.

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Thanks for your suggestions.
The group rules have changed and giveaways now require a minimum score + number of reviews (instead of price)

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quality is going to be relative, but i think low-qual will be easily identified though, so i see no big issue there

i think i could join, thinking of what my first GA here should be :)

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I've added a link to the description.

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i would be interested in joining

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I've added a link to the description.

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Sign me up sir!

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I've added a link to the description.

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Thank you good sir. Request to join sent.

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I'd like to give it a shot. :D
Just agree though with the whole quality thingy not being necessarily just about money.
We could try to create like an average between the ratings system and value of game?
have no idea as for how we could it, yet, though.
I've been away some time, but now I'm back, stronger. :D hahaha

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No problem. Click in the group link in the description, and request to join.

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Sure thing, my kind Sir.
Request sent. =D

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Bump, good luck :D

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Thanks!

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Sent request.

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Sent request.

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I'm in if you're in. extends hand

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i'm interested. Request sent

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Thanks :)

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Sent a request.

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Interested in joining. Request sent.

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Sent request.

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Request sent.

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Request sent. Hope this group takes off

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I hope so too...

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I'd like to join!
As far as the "quality" debate goes, I think that there should be no hard "rule". I can think of games with high reviews that many would say isn't quality. I can think of many with bad reviews that are great fun. I can think of many that cost a lot that are terrible. I can think of many that are free or almost so, yet are amazing.

Why not put it to a vote? Have a different type of rule, where people who enter the giveaway (or not) should comment. On each group giveaway, check the comments. If there are more comments saying "this game doesn't belong in this group" (or something like it) then bad, and if they're more that say "this is the perfect game for this group", then perfect. That way, no one person's subjective opinion can rule anything that doesn't speak for everyone. Give people like a "3 strike rule" or something so that the person giving away has a chance to learn what the group likes (if overall it contradicts their personal feelings) before getting booted. It doesn't take but a second to type "good game" or "bad game", and it wouldn't take the moderator (you? others?) much more work than also checking if they're confirming the other rules (one giveaway per month, open profile, etc.).

Just my thoughts. Sent a request to the group, either way. :)

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Thanks for your feedback. I'll take that into consideration.

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Well, since your group called "Quality Games Giveaways" you understand, that ratio is not index of quality giveaways. You always can buy some "1 dollar-50 games" bundles (as I did year ago) and make your ratio better. But whats the point? What is the meaning of giving away shitty games? I wanna give something to people what I want them to actually play.

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Sorry for late response, I wanted to make sure I have plenty of time for your asnwer.
The way I see it, you're asking several questions:

  1. Why do we need to use the ratio to decide who's allowed to remain in the group?
    This is because if we don't, people will start smooching, and doing 1 giveaway per month, while entering every giveaway possible.
    And we want to keep the giveaways as fair as possible.
  2. Ok, but only ration is not enough. What if someone buys a 50-games-per-dollar bundle, and gives away 50 games that are worth 1$ combined?
    For this we have the "minimum 10p giveaways" rule.
  3. Yes, but what if the 50-games-per-dollar games are nominally worth more than $10 each?
    Then any member of the group can buy the same bundle (or a similar one) and give them away.
  4. Yes, but the group is called "Quality Games Giveaways". Where is the "quality" if everyone are giving away shitty games?
    First of all I don't agree that a game that is sold in a bundle is neceserily shitty.
    Secondly, as I mentioned previously, the "minimum 10p" rule is just the first draft. If we start running and we see it's not enough and people are abusing it, I'm fully open to trying other ways. For example: we can increase it to 15p or 20p. We can add a minimum game score. We can change the rule to only non-bundle games (with liwer minimal value), we can limit the number of times the game was bundled, etc.
  5. Ok, but wouldn't these extra rules add a shitload of work to the group admin? Like if you have 100 members, thats over 100 giveaways per month. How can you check each one?
    That would be normally true.
    Fortunatelly, I've been working on a Steamgifts group management tool, which this group is going to be the first user. This tool automates all these repetetive tasks, and allows with a push of a button, to see for example which giveaways are according to rules and which are not. Or which members of the group follow the rules and which break them.

I hope this answers your question.
And I invite you to join our group :)

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Thanks!

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Request sent.
However, I'm concerned about the "positive group ratio". In a closed group, when A gives a game, then B (the winner) gets negative give-ratio. Even if B gives away immediately another game to get his give-ratio back to 0, then C (the next winner) will get negative give-ratio. And this will go on indefinetely since no member is allowd to have "negative ratio".
Best case scenario is that all members of the group give away the exact same number of games they win and everyone has a 0 give-take-ratio.

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That is a valid concern.
From my experience (from other groups) most people easily keep a positive ratio by creating giveaways shared with other groups.
I'm willing to reconsider this rule, but before we cancel it, we need to understand how we can prevent people from hoarding won games, while only creating the bare minimum number of giveaways.

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