Thursday, October 31, 2013

It's OVER



Your still here? The contest/giveaway is over.....go on......go.


No? AH ok.

I'll do a wrap-up post.

For all intents and purposes the Oct giveaways were a lot of fun and I got to spread some spooky joy.

I learned a lot of things doing another giveaway

1 - People will respond to a contest via twitter WAY more then they will if it's posted on Facebook/Tumblr/whatever

2 - If you put "You can win multiple times" people will try to win multiple times...limit it to like 3 times if you ever do a daily giveaway

3 - Steam needs to improve it's gifting process cause seriously, it's RIDICULOUS.  If I had any choice in the matter I woulda just given away the actual steam codes on twitter and not even made a blog explaining the rules and asking people for an email, or that they had to add me as a friend on Steam. Less work for me and people entering = better.

4- People will respond to a Steam giveaway more then a console game giveaway...something about the digital format appeals to everybody more...maybe it's the whole "IMMEDIATE SATISFACTION" / no physical clutter, benefits of Steam.

5 - It's expensive to run a daily giveaway outta your own pocket. I sorta knew this lesson from the Dec giveaway but I think next year I am gonna try really really hard to get steam codes and physical games from the mainstream developers/studios. Indie devs I honestly don't bother asking for codes cause they sell them at such a discount and need the money WAY more but..yeah...next year I'll pester mainstream studios for stuff

6-  Random draws...have them for daily giveaways. The most frustrating part of the giveaway is that a lot of people missed winning by mere seconds, and I felt bad.Yes, yes, I know, I am giving free games away, why feel bad? I like for everybody to feel like a winner alright? I am a people pleaser. Next year, If I do 2 or 3 giveaways a day, one of them will be a random drawing.

7 - Amazon Prime is useful to have when giving away console games....free 2-day shipping...YES. NICE

AN that's it. If you participated in the giveaway and read all this, THANK YOU. These giveaways supercharged my Halloween good-mood feelings.

Next year I am gonna do a daily giveaway for every day in Oct...and I am gonna try to include the CP Charity in there somehow like I did for the Dec. giveaways.

Blatant random plug...donate to the Child's Play Charity if you can this season...they are an awesome charity that does awesome things, and they don't tend to pester you for more money after you donate. 

Halloween Game Giveaway - CREEPY MAINSTREAM STEAM PACK


TODAY'S GIVEAWAY is.....CREEPY MAINSTREAM STEAM PACK


This last daily giveaway is gonna be DIFFERENT

I am not giving away 3 copies of one game...oh no no no.

I am giving away multiple mainstream games





AND MORE! 


SOOOOO, what do I have to do  to win, you may ask? 

I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and........

What is the rest of that classic line?

First person @ replies with the right answer gets the first giveaway, second the second, etc 

First Giveaway
The Walking Dead  (Season 1 of TellTale's AWESOME game)
Dead Space Pack  (Dead Space 1 & 2...I'd put 3 on there but oddly Steam doesn't have it)
Bioshock Pack (Bioshock 1 & 2)
Alan Wake Franchise Pack (Alan Wake, Alan Wake: American Nightmare, Soundtrack, etc)
Alone in the Dark - The New Nightmare
Limbo - Creepy little side-scroller

Second Giveaway
Dead Space Pack
Bioshock Pack
Penumbra Collector Pack (Penumbra Black Plague Gold Edition, Penumbra Overture)
Alone in the Dark - The New Nightmare
Amnesia - The Dark Descent

Third Giveaway
Alan Wake Franchise Pack
Amnesia - The Dark Descent
Penumbra Collector Pack
Limbo



OK, the rules/fine print

- You must @ reply back to me on twitter.

- Steam game giveaway, I gotta know your Steam username and email so I can gift it to ya. Direct Message me on twitter (nscottg) with your info.

- If you've won once already, your not disqualified from winning again, HOWEVER, if your gonna enter it EVERY DAY, share this post, get more people involved.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Game Giveaway - Creepy Indie Steam Pack!

TODAY'S GIVEAWAY is.....A BUNCH OF STUFF!

No seriously...Steam started a Halloween sale yesterday so I got a BUNCH OF STUFF

THESE ARE STEAM COPIES I AM GIVING AWAY.







First three people to @ reply to nscottg on TWITTER get an creepy indie steam pack with the above games.
Home : How can I put this....this game is creepy...I mean REALLY FRIGGING CREEPY.
Even if you don't win the giveaway I highly suggest you check this game out. (tech praise: they actually have a well-designed, clear, and concise website for their game..do you KNOW how refreshing that is...http://www.homehorror.com/index.html)


Breath of Death VII & Cthulhu Saves the World : Two interesting RPGs made by Zeboyd Games. If you enjoyed the last two Penny Arcade Rainslick eps, it's possible you might dig their earlier games.

The two main guys who created the games, Robert Boyd and Bill Stiernberg are pretty down to Earth fellows too and I'd feel remiss if I didn't include their games in this giveaway (Side note they are currently running a Kickstarter for their next game...might wanna check it out)




Slender: The Arrival
....think of Slender the Eight pages but ...you know...longer...better looking...and likely having a better story. I know basically nothing about this game as it came out yesterday on steam BUT, it's a good bet it's eerie.


The Swapper
was a game I saw way back when at the PAX 10, and I remember just standing in front of it for almost half an hour mesmerized by it.
 

Closure...I know diddly squat about this game....this is where inserting a youtube video comes in handy :)


The Walking Dead - Season 1 (TellTale Games) - Pretty much one of the greatest games out there. Has nothing to do with characters from the main series, other then it's set in the same sorta universe. I don't wanna really spoil anything about this game...the only thing I'll say is try not to play it all at once cause each ep tends to be a rough emotional experience




OK, the rules/fine print

- You must @ reply back to me on twitter, saying you want the game pack, and be one of the first 3 to do so.

- Steam game giveaway, I gotta know your Steam username or email so I can gift it to ya. Console giveaway I gotta know which console you want it for, and mailing address. Direct Message me on twitter (nscottg) with your info.

- If you've won once already, your not disqualified from winning again, HOWEVER, if your gonna enter it EVERY DAY, share this post, get more people involved

-Don't worry about shipping...like seriously. Unless it's over 40 bucks...just don't worry about it. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween Game Giveaway - Metro 2033 & Last Light (STEAM)

TODAY'S GIVEAWAY is.....THE METRO FRANCHISE PACK!
 


  This is for a Steam copy only (Both Metro 2033 & Metro Last Light an Last Light DLC)

First three people to @ reply to nscottg on TWITTER get this franchise pack





OK, the rules/fine print

- You must @ reply back to me on twitter, saying you want the game, and be one of the first 3 to do so.

- Steam game giveaway, I gotta know your Steam username or email address so I can gift it to ya. Console giveaway I gotta know which console you want it for, and mailing address. Direct Message me on twitter (nscottg) with your info.

- If you've won once already, your not disqualified from winning again, HOWEVER, if your gonna enter it EVERY DAY, share this post, get more people involved, don't be greedy, come on.

-Don't worry about shipping...like seriously. Unless it's over 40 bucks...just don't worry about it.

-I don't get codes from the devs or studios for these games, I pay for it outta my own pocket...hence why I can only give away 3 copies and why a bulk of the giveaways are steam giveaways....believe me if I could get codes to give away I WOULD :) 

Credits: YouTube video linked is : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuAu9ZhUe6w&feature=youtu.be

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Game Giveaway - SYSTEM SHOCK 2 (Steam)

TODAY'S GIVEAWAY is.....SYSTEM SHOCK 2
 

  Steam Client for WINDOWS AND MAC ONLY 

First three people to @ reply to nscottg on TWITTER get this game

System Shock 2 is a classic SciFi/horror PC game designed by Ken Levine (Bioshock) and well...think of it as .a proto-Bioshock game...with more RPG and stats I guess.

OK, the rules/fine print

- You must @ reply back to me on twitter, saying you want the game, and be one of the first 3 to do so.

- Steam game giveaway, I gotta know your Steam username so I can gift it to ya. Console giveaway I gotta know which console you want it for, and mailing address. Direct Message me on twitter (nscottg) with your info.

- If you've won once already, your not disqualified from winning again, HOWEVER, if your gonna enter it EVERY DAY, share this post, get more people involved.

-Don't worry about shipping...like seriously. Unless it's over 40 bucks...just don't worry about it. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween Game Giveaway - Dead Island (GOTY) - ALL PLATFORMS

TODAY'S GIVEAWAY is.....Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition

 
PS3, XBOX 360 or Steam copy. Your choice!

First three people to @ reply to nscottg on TWITTER get this game



You + island + zombies = oh boy.

Trailer above shows snippets of actual gameplay, woulda put a gameplay video on there but those tend to have ads on them and bleh to that.

OK, the rules/fine print

- You must @ reply back to me on twitter, saying you want the game, and be one of the first 3 to do so.

- Steam game giveaway, I gotta know your Steam username so I can gift it to ya. Console giveaway I gotta know which console you want it for, and mailing address. Direct Message me on twitter (nscottg) with your info.

- If you've won once already, your not disqualified from winning again, HOWEVER, if your gonna enter it EVERY DAY, share this post, get more people involved.

-Don't worry about shipping...like seriously. Unless it's over 40 bucks...just don't worry about it. 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Halloween Game Giveaway - OUTLAST


TODAY'S GIVEAWAY is.....Outlast
If you have a Steam account, enter now! 

Works on Window Steam Client only

First three people to @ reply to nscottg on TWITTER get this game

Outlast is an scary game....there are jump scares....there are monsters...there are unseen things that will put you on edge...and all you have is a video camera and your legs to run. If I had to make a comparison...Outlast is like Fatal Frame but the camera doesn't do JACK...you just have to RUN AND HIDE!




It's a bit of an indie game so even if you don't win, try to show the makers at Red Barrels some love.



OK, the rules/fine print

- You must @ reply back to me on twitter, saying you want the game, and be one of the first 3 to do so.

- Steam game giveaway, I gotta know your Steam username so I can gift it to ya. Console giveaway I gotta know which console you want it for, and mailing address. Direct Message me on twitter (nscottg) with your info.

- If you've won once already, your not disqualified from winning again, HOWEVER, if your gonna enter it EVERY DAY, share this post, get more people involved.

-Don't worry about shipping...like seriously. Unless it's over 40 bucks...just don't worry about it.