Our little group was born 2 years ago.
During these years Akatsuki and its members have been growing, changing and getting better.
We love giving away unbundled games and we love to play the games we win.
N.b.: Unlike previous recruitments which lasted only 7 days, this one will remain open for an unlimited period.

What's so special about Akatsuki?
Akatsuki is a non-ratio group, based instead on a three-months cycle basis.
For the first two months, members create mandatory monthly gifts.
On the third month, we introduce ways to mitigate the luck/misfortune mechanics, trying to "help" unlucky members who have won less during the cycle (they won't have to create gifts for this third month) and "asking for more" to lucky members as well (they will have to create more gifts). Also, In order to avoid extreme luck cases, we have limitations to the maximum number of games you can win in a cycle (8 gifts max).
Finally and most importantly, one of our primary goals is seeing people playing the games they get in our group. We do not want that people enter giveaways only to get a +1 in their library, or because they simply like to gamble and no more than that, or to farm cards or similar reasons. We want winners to play (or convincingly try) the games they win!

Here are some GAs you can find in our group, this month:
Yakuza Kiwami
Planet Coaster
Forgotton Anne
Devil May Cry 5
Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice
Gris
Vampyr
Generation Zero
My Time at Portia
Far Cry® New Dawn
Northgard
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
Sunset Overdrive
Deep Rock Galactic
Flipping Death
Praey for the Gods
Slay the Spire
Catherine classic
Left Alive
Re-Legion
Wargroove
Hellsign
Frostpunk
11-11 Memories Retold
Eastshade
Mortal Kombat 11
Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements
Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story

and many more, you can check all games here

So, who are we looking for?

  • Generous people who love to give games away and play the gifts they receive
  • Users who are at least lvl 5 on SteamGifts
  • People who already gifted unbundled games, which are fit for the group.
  • People who try and play their wins and don’t use those games only to farm cards.

Experienced SteamGifters already know this group and are invited to check our rules here below and see if they would like to apply.
Have you never been part of a group like this and/or you have never given away good unbundled games but you are willing to?
Well, you can always apply and we will have a chat, trying to see if you are truly made for our little group :-)
In the past we have given nice opportunities to new recruits who are now solid members of Akatsuki!

All candidate members are encouraged to advance their proposal together with ideas about their first 3 possible gifts for their 3 first months in the group. This will help the Admins and Staff outlining, even if roughly, what kind of candidacy they are going to evaluate.

Admins:
Skull18, Wintermute75, Ernesttico
Mods:
robilar5500, LastM

USEFUL LINKS:
Steam Page
SteamGifts Page
Rules
Rules for new recruits

N.B.: Don’t add the admins on Steam to ask privately if you can join the group. The procedure is fairly straightforward: submit an application in this thread and we will reply here

4 months ago*

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Hi, I was looking for a group of unbundled games and find this thread =)
I readed the rules and agree with them.
Can I become a member of Akatsuki?

1 month ago
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Add me to steam for a chat
I have no time today, but in the next few days I will definitely be online

1 month ago
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Sure, np I online everyday =)

1 month ago
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After the chat with you, me and the other admins, we decided to give you a chance.
You will be a new recruit starting from the first of February.

4 weeks ago
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Great news!
Thank you =)

4 weeks ago
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While it sounds awesome.
Not sure if I would fit.

1 month ago
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Add me to steam for a chat
I have no time today, but in the next few days I will definitely be online

1 month ago
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Could I join?

1 month ago
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Hi, i'm sorry but looking at your profile, I do not think this is the right group for you, and you're from Russia, so I think you'll also have a hard time donating ROW unbundled games

1 month ago
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Hi, yes, I'm from Russia and most of my gibs are ROW. Thank you for ur discrimination by nationality.

1 month ago
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Thank you for ur discrimination by nationality.

Are you serious?!

No discrimination at all, in our group users belong to many different countries!
It is rather well known that Russian users can have a hard time buying ROW games, due to currency exchange.

Although you have been a SG user for 3 years I have noticed that noone of the games you have given away would be valid in our group. Anyway, if you think you can be able to give valid high profile unbundled ROW games for our group, I could invite you for a chat in the next days

1 month ago
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It is rather well known that Russian users can have a hard time buying ROW games, due to currency exchange.

Yes, but it doesn't mean it's impossible.

Just for honesty. About ROW and AAA games: Where are info about that in the topic? Why users need to get know about it in comments? I read topic 2 more times and didn't found anything about ROW or triple-A/I gibs rules.
Maybe I needed to check the group for "not the best " gibs obviously so okay I understand a little. Go next. Yes, I had no too much of ROW+AAA gibs before but why not to warn or ask about it?
Just for honesty, I dissappointed about

I have noticed that noone of the games you have given away would be valid in our group.

I understand about 5 unbundled games by "new" (for me) rules but why Metal Gear isn't valid? Is it too chip? Notice that it sent before bundle.
I don't want to squabble but it seem like "He's not top user and I'll not ask about extra info (like plans or steam library). He's russian and/so most of them have no free money so I'll prefer just refuse him", it's look like discrimination by nationality really. Because you would have looked at the steam profile and seen quite a few triple-A/I games in the library if you had doubts about my free money or would have just asked about it.

1 month ago*
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For ROW games (I copy and paste from the rules you should have read):
"GA creators must be sure the gift they are creating is effectively not region-locked or restricted."
As for AAA games:
They are not mandatory or strictly required, since even the most recent indie games work rather well in our group.

We examine profiles in order to understand whether an user would be suitable for our group or not.
We strive to protect our users / friends, since in the past several users have entered the group with bad intentions.
I think I have replied to your questions, though be sure I won't feed the troll or fall for provocations.
One final thing: I am in the group since the beginning and I can assure you MGS would have not reached the minimum entry threshold

1 month ago*
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About row and triple-A/I: agreed and I still can't see comments about nationality discrimination but I can see at least 1 valid gib of METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES (other one is region restricted) where game get bundled 3 months ago vs my 6 months old of ga.

1 month ago*
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I would like to join

4 weeks ago
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It seems all your full value g/a's were actually Humble Monthly games. Do you have some examples of non bundled games you have made g/a's for?

4 weeks ago
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I've to admit there weren't many. One good one was Crypt of the Necrodancer. But I've some good gibs to give away and would consider to do some more for a group worth it.

4 weeks ago
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But I've some good gibs to give away and would consider to do some more for a group worth it.

let's talk, add me to steam.

4 weeks ago
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"It seems all your full value g/a's were actually Humble Monthly games." how is it possible? can you explain?

4 weeks ago
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With a few exceptions, Humble monthly games are normally counted as unbundled and so give full CV.

4 weeks ago
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HB Monthly early releases are normally full CV, unless the whole bundle exceeds SG's discount cap
tier 3 also normally give full CV, but are also still bundled nontheless
can check on ITAD if a game has ever been bundled
there's a difference between counted as unbundled by SG (full CV) and never bundled (non-bundled)

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From this moment all candidate members are encouraged to advance their proposal together with ideas about their first 3 possible gifts for their 3 first months in the group.
This will help the Admins and Staff outlining, even if roughly, what kind of candidacy they are going to evaluate.

4 weeks ago
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Hello, I'd like to be considered for the group :]

I don't have anything in mind for my giveaways but I've given several unbundled games. I am part of the Jedi Training group and have not had issues gifting back to the unbundled trains. I also have given them for whitelist and events like Community Train 3.0 and Lugum's Christmas Jigidi event.

Examples include Katamari, MHW, SAO, Panty Party, Turok, THPSHD

2 weeks ago
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Hi! add me to steam for talk
tonight I have no time, I will write to you tomorrow

2 weeks ago
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1 week ago
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wow,, i can not believe i have never ever seen this post before....
even tho i call myself a member of Akatsuki .....;

have a bump from me, in an effort to find new members for the group, and most of all, more friends for live :)

1 week ago
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Happy cakeday, mrGreen!

6 days ago
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Happy cake day :)

6 days ago
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Happy C-Day, mrG!

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6 days ago
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can you step into your group

6 days ago
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6 days ago
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you're using SG the very wrong way. like, very very wrong.

6 days ago
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Bumpity bump!

3 days ago
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