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  1. #1661
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    Quote Originally Posted by LTK View Post
    As for the steam gifts group, I think that if you use private links and make the smallest of efforts to keep them from being crawled by bots (does that actually happen?) like only posting the last part of the link, it'll be private enough.
    My problem with this is not bots, but lurkers, and they'd be able to enter the giveaway if we used that system.

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    I've got something nice to give away today... XCOM: Enemy Unknown...How 'bout that?

    I'm gonna give it to the person who writes the best poem appropriate to the situation or the themes of the game....

    Good Luck! ;)

    EDIT: The comment below me should be enough to clarify that this offer is now gone....
    Last edited by luukdeman111; 02-08-2013 at 02:09 AM.

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    There once was a trooper named Lloyd,
    who didn't appreciate cover,
    ignoring warnings to avoid,
    taking a peek - then another.

    This voyeur's behaviour annoyed,
    the subject of Lloyd's observation,
    leading that vicious Sectoid,
    to facilitate Lloyd's termination.

    ...

    Their impetus somewhat derailed -
    this merry crew's faces turned pallid -
    the squad feared the mission had failed,
    that their payslips would be marked INVALID.

    Thus preoccupied,
    The Sergeant then died,
    Impaled by a passing Chryssalid.

    ...

    Quickly regaining his feet,
    he was evidently not quite right -
    too much blood spilled upon the concrete -
    and his eyes, look! My god, what a sight!


    Putting the lie to the Elite -
    as the NCO took a swift bite,
    of his Captain's succulent thigh-meat,
    before he could put up a fight

    - those alive, pale and wan,
    in a flash, they were gone.
    Didn't think - they just ran,
    straight into a Muton.

    So conclude the careers of Squad 954,
    KIA, every one, none survived, so we're told.

    Disappointment abounds, Command hoping for more:
    That they'd bring home the gold.
    That they'd honour the corps.

    But that's Ironman mode; for the brave and the bold,
    for the best of the best - for the truly hardcore.

    - Jakkar






    Last edited by Jakkar; 02-08-2013 at 10:18 AM.

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    Oh, if fine gentleman/lady offering a copy of the game were to pick my entry, I'd inform him that I can be found on Steam as 'zombiegunrunner' or by my email address, Jakkar, upon the site commonly known as gmail - of the .com variety. Not listing it plainly here, as I get quite enough spam already.

    And I'd apologise if my references to creatures above make no sense, I don't actually know what Sectoids or Mutons are, only Chryssalids, from my slim acquaintance with this series. Keen to finally try it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakkar View Post
    There once was a trooper named Lloyd,
    who didn't appreciate cover,
    ignoring warnings to avoid,
    taking a peek - then another.

    This voyeur's behaviour annoyed,
    the subject of Lloyd's observation,
    leading that vicious Sectoid,
    to facilitate Lloyd's termination.

    ...

    Their impetus somewhat derailed -
    this merry crew's faces turned pallid -
    the squad feared the mission had failed,
    that their payslips would be marked INVALID.

    Thus preoccupied,
    The Sergeant then died,
    Impaled by a passing Chryssalid.

    ...

    Quickly regaining his feet,
    he was evidently not quite right -
    too much blood spilled upon the concrete -
    and his eyes, look! My god, what a sight!


    Putting the lie to the Elite -
    as he NCO took a swift bite,
    of his Captain's succulent thigh-meat,
    before he could put up a fight

    - those alive, pale and wan,
    in a flash, they were gone.
    Didn't think - they just ran,
    straight into a Muton.

    So conclude the careers of Squad 954,
    KIA, every one, none survived, so we're told.

    Disappointment abounds, Command hoping for more:
    That they'd bring home the gold.
    That they'd honour the corps.

    But that's Ironman mode; for the brave and the bold,
    for the best of the best - for the truly hardcore.

    - Jakkar






    *sniff*... that was just... just.... so BEAUTIFUL *breaks down into tears remembering Vincent's tragic demise (seriously it sucked)*

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    *applause*
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    I have a few Card Hunter Beta keys if anyone would like to pile-into it's loveliness = pm

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    Darn.... I did not expect to receive a poem longer than 3 sentences to be honest... I am honestly truly amazed by that effort.. You get a round of applause from me as well and a steam key should arrive in your inbox momentarily.....

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    In addition to the aforementioned coupons, I now also have 66% off Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten. Add me on Steam if you want anything.

    Sterling effort from Jakkar there, by the way. Good show.
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    I too have three Card Hunter beta keys, PM if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luukdeman111 View Post
    Darn.... I did not expect to receive a poem longer than 3 sentences to be honest... I am honestly truly amazed by that effort.. You get a round of applause from me as well and a steam key should arrive in your inbox momentarily.....
    I didn't expect much of anything either, it is truly a spectacular effort.

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    Just here to applaud Jakkar.

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    Tragic thing is, the code didn't work... Apparently it was already activated. Even though I'm sure I haven't given it away here before and my friends don't play strategy so I haven't given it to them... Is it a known problem that steam keys become invalid after a few months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luukdeman111 View Post
    Is it a known problem that steam keys become invalid after a few months?
    Nope.
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    That was awesome Jakkar

    *Slow claps*

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    Quote Originally Posted by luukdeman111 View Post
    Tragic thing is, the code didn't work... Apparently it was already activated. Even though I'm sure I haven't given it away here before and my friends don't play strategy so I haven't given it to them... Is it a known problem that steam keys become invalid after a few months?
    Occasionally, some keys will become invalid and Steam will tell you so, but they won't automatically become activated. You might be able to resolve it by going through whoever sold you the key.

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    What is the legal status of giving someone a Steam key rather than giving them the game via the Gift system, does anyone know? I'd love to have the game, but don't want to put Luuk through the stress of chasing steam support himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakkar View Post
    What is the legal status of giving someone a Steam key rather than giving them the game via the Gift system, does anyone know? I'd love to have the game, but don't want to put Luuk through the stress of chasing steam support himself.
    According to GMG it is completely legal to gift someone a key, in their terms and service it sais that buying a game there as a gift is impossible but since they normally give out steam keys you are allowed to give that key to someone else.

    The steam gift system wouldn't work because if I activate it, it won't show up in my inventory but just in my games eventhough i already own it... I'm starting to suspect that's what happened eventhough it sounds to stupid to be true. Steam support (as expected) said they couldn't do anything for me and the GMG support hasn't replied yet...
    This sucks really bad because I'm still so impressed by that poem....

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    I think you can count on the first sale doctrine on that one. You've bought a 'license' that isn't tied to any account yet, so for the time being, you're legally allowed to sell it. GMG doesn't have any record of your Steam account, so there's nothing they could do.

    Of course, Steam doesn't like it if people buy up keys from Russian accounts en-masse and re-sell them for profit, but that's a whole other ballpark.

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    Good to know. A pity. Thanks for trying, Luuk =)

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