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Prak


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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  • 59 weeks
    5th Annual PC Gaming Giveaway

    He’s making a list and checking it twice, but he doesn’t care whether you’re naughty or nice. When Santa Prak comes to town on his birthday, all he wants to see is a PC in your house. And what’s he going to stuff your stocking with?

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  • 164 weeks
    The Third Annual PC Gaming Giveaway

    Hello, you fine folks. I've come out of hiding to let you know the most magical day of the year has arrived once again. On this date, twenty-five years and a few dozen months ago, I first graced the world with my presence. Now, we all know most people are selfish bastards who only think about themselves on such occasions—and who can honestly blame them for being excited about a day when people

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  • 213 weeks
    Badfic Slaughterhouse #27

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    In this edition:
    —Rarity subverts expectations by not subverting expectations.
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May
20th
2019

5th Annual PC Gaming Giveaway · 5:00am May 20th, 2019

He’s making a list and checking it twice, but he doesn’t care whether you’re naughty or nice. When Santa Prak comes to town on his birthday, all he wants to see is a PC in your house. And what’s he going to stuff your stocking with?

Oh, wait. You jerks only hang stockings for that fat, old, moralistic has-been in a gaudy outfit who somehow evades prosecution for committing millions of home invasions every year. Don’t worry, though, because I’m still feeling as generous as always, and I have a pretty nice haul stored up this time! I’ll just have to send them to your PM boxes instead of stuffing them into colorful footwear.


Be sure to read the rules. There are no annoying hoops to jump through, but you might find useful info there all the same.


Rule #1: This giveaway will persist through the end of May and 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. Entries will be marked off the list as I send the keys out, but you should still check to make sure someone didn’t request the game you want since the last time I looked.

In many cases, I have multiple copies of the same game, so instead of striking them from the list, I will make a note next to them to show how many have been claimed. A game is not out of stock unless it has been crossed out.

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 12:00am CDT on May 21. After that, anyone may make a request, whether they're following me or not—anyone who wants to give a game a good home is welcome—so feel free to point your friends this way. All requests which do not meet these conditions will be deleted.

Rule #4: All games are redeemable through Steam unless otherwise noted. In most cases, I'll send your key via PM.

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

Rule #6: In the unlikely event that one of the keys listed below is invalid, you can pick something else from the list, plus I’ll give an extra pick for the error.

Rule #7: Some items have been omitted from the list because no one has ever shown an interest in them before. If you’d like a specific title that isn’t on the list (especially lesser-known, indie games)  you can ask if I have it. If I do, it’s yours.

Seriously, ask about it. What’s on the list is probably only 1/3 of the titles I have keys for. I mostly compiled the more expensive titles, the most well-known ones, and the newest additions to my collection, but the backlog is stupid huge.

Rule #8: Additional games may be added to the list over the course of the giveaway.



Now, without further ado, I present:

The List

10000000
2064: Read Only Memories
7 Days to Die
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Enhanced Edition
Age of Wonders III
American Truck Simulator
Attractio
Banner Saga 2
Bardbarian
Batman: Arkham Origins
Battle Chef Brigade
Battleborn
Bear With Me - Collector's Edition
Beholder
Beyond Eyes
Binary Domain
Bionic Commando: Rearmed
Blackwake
Bleed 2
Bloodsports.TV
Borderlands: The PreSequel
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Caveblazers
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
Circle Empires
Colin McRae Rally
Conan Exiles
Conarium
Cook Serve Delicious
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!
Crazy Machines 3
Cultist Simulator
Dandara
The Darkness II
Darkside Detective
Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition
Dead Island: Definitive Edition
Deadlight
Deep Dungeons of Doom
Desktop Dungeons
Destiny 2
DiRT Showdown
Do Not Feed the Monkeys
Domina
Doodle God
Dreamfall Chapters
Duke Nukem Forever
Dungeons 3
The Dwarves
ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition
The Escapists 2
Ethan: Meteor Hunter
ETHEREAL
Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered
Fight'N Rage
Figment
Filthy, Stinking, Orcs
Finding Paradise
Finding Teddy
Flat Kingdom Paper's Cut Edition
FORCED
Forts
Fortune-499
Freedom Force
Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich
Front Mission Evolved
Frozen Cortex
Frozen Synapse
Frozen Synapse Prime
Full Metal Furies
Furi
Gauntlet: Slayer Edition
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
Goat Simulator
Gremlins, Inc.
Grey Goo Definitive Edition
GRID
GRID 2
Guacamelee! Complete
Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition
Guild Wars 2: Heroic Edition
Gunpoint
Guns of Icarus Alliance
Gyromancer
Hard Reset Redux
Hidden Folks
Hitman: The Complete First Season
Hollow Knight
Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!
Holy Potatoes! We're in Space?!
HuniePop
I'm not a Monster
Immortal Redneck
Infested Planet
Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition
Intelligent Design: An Evolutionary Sandbox
Interplanetary: Enhanced Edition
Jalopy
Just Cause 3 XXL Edition
Kane & Lynch Collection
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Ken Folletts The Pillars of the Earth
Kholat
Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Edition
Kona
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Lara Croft & the Temple of Osiris
Lara Croft GO
Laser League
Last Day of June
Late Shift
Legends of Persia
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
LEGO STAR WARS The Force Awakens
Little Nightmares
The Long Dark
LOST PLANET 3
Mad Max (1 claimed; more available)
Magicka 2
Majesty Gold HD
METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN
METAL SLUG X
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
MINIT
Monster Prom
Moon Hunters
Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition (MK9) (1 claimed; more available)
Murdered: Soul Suspect
NBA Playgrounds
NeuroVoider
Northgard
>observer_
Old Man's Journey
ONE PIECE BURNING BLOOD
Outlast 2
Overgrowth
PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION 2
Paradigm
Plague Inc: Evolved
Pony Island
Portal Knights
Project CARS
Project CARS 2
Psychonauts
Quantum Break
Q.U.B.E. 2
Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut
Rapture Rejects
Rayman Origins
Resident Evil 5 (1 claimed; more available)
Resident Evil Revelations
Retro City Rampage DX
Ridge Racer Unbounded Bundle
Rise of the Argonauts
Road Redemption
Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder
RUINER
Running with Rifles
Ryse: Son of Rome
Scanner Sombre
Scribblenauts Unmasked
The Sexy Brutale
Shadowrun Returns (1 claimed; more available)
Shattered Planet
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom
Shoppe Keep
Sid Meiers Civilization: Beyond Earth
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
Sniper Elite 3
Sniper Elite 4
Sniper Elite V2
STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic (1 claimed; more available)
STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords
STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed - Ultimate Sith Edition
SteamWorld Dig
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Season 1
Styx: Shards of Darkness (1 claimed; more available)
Subterrain
Sudden Strike 4
Sundered
Super Daryl Deluxe
Super Splatters
The Surge
Tales of Berseria
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Uplay key)
Tom Clancy's The Division (Uplay key)
Tomb Raider (2013 reboot)
Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Tower Unite
Victor Vran
Wargame: Red Dragon
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut - Standard Edition
We Were Here Too
Windward
Wizard of Legend
Worms W.M.D
Yooka-Laylee
You Must Build A Boat
Ziggurat
Zombie Night Terror

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Comments ( 81 )

Please be aware that I won't start giving out keys for about 8 hours due to my pesky need for sleep. Once I've finished fulfilling my obligation to bodily function, the keys will flow.

oh my, I take it we need to wait for some kind of ready set go from you rather than just waiting for 8 hours?

Oh man, checking Fimfic right before bed really paid off. Prak is truly a god among men.

Tales of Berseria seems sweet.

5061309
Sorry for the confusion. You can make requests now. I just won't send the keys out until morning.

5061310
It is sweet. I loved the hell out of it, and I'd love to give it a good home. I'm considering that a request unless you say otherwise.

Can I get KOTOR 1?

Hi! May I please have Metal Gear Solid V?

Also, happy birthday!

Last day of June please and thank you.

Comment posted by Michael Hudson deleted May 20th, 2019

Tales of Berseria if the other person wasn't actually requesting it or you have an extra key, or Shiness if that's still available afterwards. Also, is inquiring about the rest of your backlog prohibited by your one game each rule, or is that a wild, lawless place where the most proactive poacher gets the biggest game?

5061317
think you for the clarification, plague inc evolved has been on my list for some time now, might as well put in a request for it, thank you very much in advance

Hi, you wouldn't happen to have Factorio hidden in there would you? If not, is 7 Days to Die up for grabs?

5061334
Absolutely!

5061377
Happy to oblige! And thanks!

5061380
Coming right up!

5061383
It'll have to be Shiness. As for the rest of the backlog, I'm kinda playing it by ear. The objective is to give games away, though, so if you name something I have, I suppose we can just call it a bonus.

5061398
Definitely a neat game. I've enjoyed my time with it. Here's hoping you like it too!

5061410
Factorio is on my personal wishlist also, so it isn't lurking in the backlog. 7 Days to Die is a go, though!

All of those keys will be sent within the next 10 minutes.

Happy birthday! I've probably said it before, but you're a really cool guy for doing this each year.

Any chance you have a key for Danganronpa V3?

5061434
Thanks! Alas, that game has thus far eluded me.

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Hap birt, Prak! :D You remain a cool dude.

Desktop Dungeons?

5061442
Much obliged! Key coming in just a moment!

5061439
In that case, Pacman Championship 2, please.

5061448
You got it!

Hey, looks like it's that time of year again! Would be nice to get a new fic from you, Prak, as it's been years, but a free game is also quite swell. I've heard good things about both Dandara and Full Metal Furies, so I suppose if somebody else asks for one of those, you can give me the other game. If neither is claimed by the end of the month, you can surprise me!

5061486
A bit of a strange request, but sure! Tell you what, I'll do you one better and give you both games if neither have been claimed at the end.

As for writing, yeah, it would be nice to put out something new, but I just don't have the time or conditions for it these days. I can hardly ever even manage to watch a 30 minute TV episode in peace without my phone ringing or someone knocking on my door.

5061502
Ah, gotcha. Yeah, that would make writing difficult, lol.

May I have "Styx: Shards of Darkness"?

5061575
You certainly may! Expect the key in your PM box momentarily!

Wow man, this is awesome. Thanks! I just finished my first PC build and am finally collecting 'modern' games now that I can actually run them.

I'll take Sniper Elite 4 if it's still available!

5061614
You betcha!

Also, congrats on your first build!

Shadowrun returns

5061646
Absolutely! Expect it in just a minute!

Happy birthday, Prak! I'm pretty sure I tell you this every year, but I think it's really neat that you celebrate it like this.

Pulling up steam pages, I have to say that Monster Prom looks weirdly cute (plus, I always need more multiplayer games). I'll give that a try, if it's alright!

5061720
Thanks, Chris! I really enjoy doing this every year, but I always hope someone else will be inspired to follow suit.

As for the game, coming right up!

American Truck Simulator, please

5061817
On the way!

Happy birthday, man. I enjoyed Stellaris from last year; got a lot of hours out of it. If there's still a key available, I'd like to try out something different with Hollow Knight. Thanks. ~ Sable

5061897
Good choice! Hollow Knight is fantastic. Comin' right at ya!

Holy crap man, where do you get all these? Happy birthday btw. If you still have a Project Cars 2 key I'd really appreciate that. Thanks a ton for doing this for the community.

5062031
I mostly get these keys from buying bundles. A lot of the time, I'll only want one or two games in a bundle, and I'll set the rest aside to give away later.

As for that key, I'll send it right over!

Could I get Subterrain, please?

5062078
I was wondering how you got all these. I didn't know if you did game reviews or what.

5062342
You certainly can. I'll send it in just a minute!

So, jeray2000 saw my request and graciously gifted me their spare copy of Dandara, so I guess I'm asking for Full Metal Furies from you.

5062422
You got it! I'm working on sending it now.

Hm. Interesting. My friend Cynical pointed me this way. I'd like to request Rayman® Origins please.

5062648
I'm happy to oblige!

Good game. A bit different from what I was expecting in an interesting way. Thanks again.

My friend Michael Hudson pointed me here.
Hmm...I don't actually know any of those games, so...any good RPGs among them? Preferably more along the lines of JRPG? If so, just pick one you would recommend.

5066906
Hm. There are some good western RPGs on the list, but the only JRPG I'm aware of putting on there has already been claimed. Still, if you have a taste for the western style, I'd highly recommend Wasteland 2.

5067112
Well, I suppose I could give it a shot.

5067117
I went through some of the unlisted keys, but I didn't find any JRPGs. It's just not a common genre on PC right now, I guess. That's a bit unfortunate, but more and more of them are coming out on steam and other storefronts, so maybe I'll be able to find some for next year. Fingers crossed.

Anyway, if Wasteland 2 appeals to you, I'll send that key your way. If you prefer cyberpunk over post-apocalyptic, you might also opt for Shadowrun Returns. Or perhaps you'd be interested in trying a classic like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic if you've never had the chance to play it. Feel free to take whatever time you need to look into the choices before making a decision, and let me know when you're sure.

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