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Writer. Editor. Reader. Reviewer. Gamer. Armchair mafia kingpin. Trans-dimensional yodeler. Cthulhu's unplanned 667th son. Grand High Muckymuck of the Mystic Order of the Defanged Gerbil.

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Prak's 2nd Annual Gaming Giveaway (CLOSED) · 12:50pm May 20th, 2016

UPDATE: The giveaway is now CLOSED. See you again next year!

The wait is over, folks! The most important day of the year has finally arrived!

That’s right; it’s my birthday! If you were following me last year, you might know what that means. For the newcomers and those with short memories, here’s the rundown.

TL;DR: I'm giving away keys for PC games.

Perhaps you’re familiar with this little book called The Fellowship of the Ring? I know, I know, it’s super niche, so you’ve probably never even heard of it. There’s a movie version that came out a few years ago, but no one really went to see it, and it’s not like it had any big stars or a big budget or anything, so I doubt any of you wasted your money on it. Anyway, the book had this passage:

Bilbo met the guests (and additions) at the new white gate in person. He gave away presents to all and sundry - the latter were those who went out again by a back way and came in again by the gate. Hobbits give presents to other people on their own birthdays. Not very expensive ones, as a rule, and not so lavishly as on this occasion; but it was not a bad system. Actually in Hobbiton and Bywater every day in the year it was somebody’s birthday, so that every hobbit in those parts had a fair chance of at least one present at least once a week.

Since I’m a crotchety old bastard, I’m sure you can understand why I don’t get many gifts on my birthday. But instead of letting my unfortunate lack of popularity among people with disposable income get me down, I decided to do things hobbit-style. Yes, that’s right; I’m giving shit away!

What am I giving away, though? Well, I’m an avid PC gamer, so I buy a lot of games throughout the year, many of which come in bundles. And of course, those bundles often include games I already have. I hold onto those throughout the year, and when May 20 rolls around, I give the extra keys away! Now, this obviously means I have nothing to offer to non-gamers and console gamers. Sorry, but you’re out of luck. Buy a PC before my next birthday, though, and you can join in the fun on May 20, 2017.

For those of you who can take advantage of my offer, click the little, green button to read the rules and see the list.

Are all the peasants gone? Good. Down to brass tacks!

Rule #1: This giveaway operates on a first come, first served basis. Requests must be made in the comments of this post, and they will be fulfilled in the order of their posting.

Rule #2: One game per person. Please don’t try to use alts to get more stuff. I reserve the right, however, to give away multiple, related products to a single person if I feel it’s appropriate.

Rule #3: Only people who are already following me at the time of this posting are eligible to make requests until 12:00pm CDT on May 21. After that, anyone may make a request, whether they're following me or not. This giveaway will persist through the end of May.

Rule #4: All games are redeemable through Steam unless otherwise noted. In most cases, I'll send your key via PM, but a few can only be delivered via Steam's gifting system.

Rule #5: On May 31, until midnight CDT, anyone who has previously received a game may request another.

Rule #6: It’s always possible that a key listed here has already been used. I’ve tried to avoid it, but if it happens, you can pick something else.

–Refresh the comments after making a request. If someone just beat you to the game you were asking for, you can edit your comment to request another game.
–I understand some people are shy about asking for stuff from people they don't know. Don't be. I want to get rid of this stuff, and I'll be at least as grateful to you for taking a game as you will be for receiving it.
–I really want people to play and enjoy these games, so if it would be likely to sit in your Steam library for months, please consider waiting a little while before making a request.
–When I acknowledge a claim, the game will be crossed off the list. If it’s already crossed out, it’s not available. No need to look through the comments in that case.
–If you have questions about any of the games, feel free to ask via PM or any other way you have of reaching me. Official requests still have to go in the comments below.
–If you know someone who would like one of these games, but who is not following me, feel free to send them this way after the first 24 hours.

Now that the boring stuff is out of the way, let’s find some nice homes for all these games!

The List

***This year's giveaway has ended.***

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Comments ( 104 )

Oh... So many good games to choose from! Why can't I have them all?!:raritydespair:
I would like to humbly request Crypt of the Necrodancer, please?

3958255 Certainly. As noted, that one has to be delivered as a gift on Steam, so just add me as a friend on there (search for Prak and look for my avatar) and I'll send it right away.

3958267 Alright then. It'll be a while though, gotta leave for work in a bit.

3958278 There's no rush. Your claim's secure.

I followed you. Can I humbly request Skullgirls please? Also is there anything else I need to do besides just follow you to get the game? Let me know so I can follow other steps if I happened to miss them.


Rule #3: Only people who are following me at the time of this posting are eligible to make requests until 12:00pm CDT on May 21. After that, anyone may make a request.

Sorry, but this rule (which I'm editing for extra clarity) exists for a good reason, and I'm not making exceptions. It's primarily to ensure that people don't show up, follow me to get a game, and then unfollow when they have the key. I also want to make sure my pre-existing followers have first pick. If no one else has requested that one by noon tomorrow, you're more than welcome to lay claim to it at that time, whether you're following me or not.

3958313 Okay, I always stay followed to people. I kind of like that they follow me in return though because I am kind of OCD and it bothers me to see my two lists uneven if that makes sense. But it is up to you whether you want to follow me as well or not.

The reason I say this is because of Pinterest and Twitter. I am pretty sure I am following 50 extra people on each one who were following me at the time but then unfollowed me. It sucks because I can't figure it out how to unfollow them in return so now I have more follows on my end then watches on both accounts. You can imagine with my ocd it bothers me to no end.

Eh...anyway, that is my rant about that. And I shall return to make a request later I suppose.

Wow, you're way nicer than I thought. :raritywink: That said, none of those games interest me, and even if one of them did, I don't really have the time to waste.

Oh, this is awesome, thanks! Because the very title looks hilarious I would like to request 'Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!'

Absurd games are the best! And happy birthday, you generous fogey! Hope your day is totally awesome!

Thanks, guys!

Morning, that key will be in your inbox momentarily.

My dear sir, I humbly pray for Torchlight 2.

And happy birthday, man! Literally everyone should feel obliged to like you.

3959209 Thanks! It's a done deal. The code will be in your inbox momentarily.

Happity Birthday Prak! :heart: *tackleglomp* ^-^ Hope you have a good one!

Might I peez claim Call of Juarez: Gunslinger? :twilightsheepish: Feels weird to be getting pressents instead of giving them though! :twilightoops:

3959236 Thanks, Frissy! Coming right up!

Cities in Motion 2, please.

Happy birthday!

3959248 On its way!

Happy Birthday, Prak!

There sure are some nice titles on that list. Sadly (?) I am an avid PC gamer myself, thus I have most I would want already. But I would like to request that the rework of 'There Goes the Neighborhood' may finally be done 'The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II', since I already own the first one, but have not come around to buying the second one yet.

Happy birthday, Prak!

And, well... hm.

WORLD END ECONOMiCA seems pretty neat. I'd be totally down for getting that, if you wouldn't mind. :heart:

After consulting with my sister--my go-to expert on all things gamish--I'm going to wish you a happy birthday.

Wait, no, that's not what she said. She said "Back to the Future looks cool, you should get that."

First one still stands, though!

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Thanks, you guys! I'll get those keys to you shortly.

Wow happy birthday! This is a really cool thing to do, thanks! Some of those games would have been brilliant if I didn't already have them (Skullgirls for instance :applejackunsure:) But anyways, Can I request the 'Just cause Collection' please? Thanks again! :pinkiesmile:

3960722 Coming right up!

Edit: By the way, I meant to put a note on that one to point out that it only contains the first two games, not Just Cause 3. I'm reserving that one for you, but I'm holding off on sending it until I can be sure whether you want that or would prefer something else.

Happy birthday! :yay:

A very neat and most generous way of celebrating, I must admit.

Sam & Max: Devil's Playhouse, please.

3961479 On its way!

A very happy birthday to you. I would like to request Tropico 5

3961489 Thanks! Coming right up!


Again, much obliged, and once more a happy birthday! :raritystarry:

3961493 Thank you very much. Hope everything is going well, and that it continues to do so.

May I please have the Wolf Among Us?

3961560 You most certainly may! And I'll add that it's an excellent choice.

3961565 Awesome! Thanks a lot man!

May I have Walking Dead Season 2, my good sir or madam?

3961578 Absolutely. Expect it in your inbox momentarily.

Okay okay I'll give a game a (semi) good home :scootangel:
May I have Deponia, please?

3961610 You betcha!

Ey yo Prek, I'll take Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director's Cut.


May i please have Planetary annihilation

Coming right up, guys!

3961588 Much appreciated, mate! Happy birthday, BTW. :twilightsmile:

3961662 Thanks!

I'm torn between the Lara Croft and Resident Evil titles.

I've heard good things about both, but I'm really not sure which one I'd like.

I'm leaning a bit more towards Resident Evil, advice?


I can share my Steam name if you want, just PM me if you're interested, Prak.

3961704 I couldn't really tell you. I'm not a fan of either series. I did enjoy the Tomb Raider reboot, but the rest of the series never entertained me much. As for Resident Evil, I've never played one of those games that I enjoyed, but I know they're hugely popular. I just don't understand why.

3961708 I'm practically desperate to get rid of this stuff, so I'm thrilled to give it away. I'll PM that key to you momentarily.

Poker Night 2, s'il vous plait?

3961263 Ah okay, I wasn't really expecting Just Cause 3 either really, I'm happy with just 1 and 2. I checked out the steam page for the collection and it only included 1 and 2 so no harm no foul! :pinkiesmile: Thanks a lot!

All right, I think I'm decided...

I'll take the following (in this order)
I'm aware of the "one per person" rule, and I don't want to imply that I'm *DEMANDING ALL OF THEM*, but if you have a bunch you still want to get rid of, then I just want to make it easy for you.

That said, here's the list:

1) Tomb Raider GOTY Edition (the reboot)
2) Resident Evil 5
3) Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
4) Operation Flashpoint: Red River
5) Bionic Commando: Rearmed
6) Project Temporality
7) Resident Evil Revelations

Could I please have Insurgency?
and happy birthday mate, have a good one.

And of course, a very happy and felicitous birthday to you!

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