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WRAPUP: I've opened the Google Docs spreadsheet for Gerstmas 2012.

[ Countdown Clock <- Kind of roughly about when the next batch of drawings might happen, possibly. Don't hold me to it. ] - [ *0 drawings remain* ]

New Entries are CLOSED. We kept them open for 48hrs. If you didn't make it this year, there will surely be another chance next year.!

Didn't get everything you wanted over the holidays? Missed out on some of the great Steam sales? Just want to get into the Gerstmas spirit? Well, I'm giving away the following list of about $800 in games to this fantastic community to kick off 2012. Gerstmas is about spreading your gaming seed far and wide, so I'll be giving away one game per winner. Please note that this isn't some sort of promotion for anything. I just bought lots of extras over the holidays, with the intention of gifting them afterward and I want to show my appreciation to all of you and to the GB/WM crew, themselves. You are a great bunch of freaks.

To qualify, you must have been a member for at least 60 days as of this post and have either 100 posts or 1,000 wiki points. I think these are minimal enough to be very inclusive, but high enough to exclude new accounts created just for this or people who haven't (yet) contributed much to the community.

To Enter, you must post a request in this thread to be included. Note that these games will be gifted via Steam, so you'll need an account there. You only need to enter once, because if you don't win in a drawing, you will automatically be entered for the next drawing. Entries will be accepted until at least 11:00 PM PT, Tuesday the 3rd (an hour before drawings begin), but will be closed at some as of yet undetermined time after that (possibly right after that and certainly before 11:00 PM PT Wednesday night), so that the odds of winning don't get too awful as the list of games starts to get smaller and the number of participants keeps growing. So, put your name in while you can!

Winners Will be Chosen at random, beginning January 4th, by compiling a list of all entrants in this thread and using the random number generator at random.org to count through the list. Once you have won, your name will be removed from the eligible list for the next drawing (in other words, you can only win once). Winners will be announced in this thread.

To Claim Your Reward, you'll need to tell me what game you would like and provide your Steam user name, so I can gift it to you. You'll need to pick a game you don't already own (and it will tell me during the gifting process, if you already own it). Your Steam user name is the name in the URL when you visit your profile and that shows up on your profile. It may be different than the actual account name that you log in with. For example, my user/community name is Branthog and shows up, here (yes, you can friend me on Steam): http://steamcommunity.com/id/branthog/

Note regarding choice of games: The numbers by the titles, below, indicate the available quantity of that game. This will be first-win/first-choice, so while you can let me know in your post what game you prefer, please note that you may have to choose another game from the list at the time you win, if your first preference is already gone. Also, when you win, you'll get at least three or four days to contact me before games are put back on the pile for someone else to win.

Note regarding people that hate my guts: I know there are at least a couple people (yeah, I'm probably low-balling that number) who dislike me and feel always at odds with me in every conversation we bump heads over. Please don't let that leave you out of the fun! Gerstmas is all about the joy of games, petty crap be damned! Put your name up and maybe win something, damn it! :D

UPDATE / REQUEST:

Now that I'm issuing gifts to the lucky winners, I am seeing that I may need you to be on my friends list in order to transfer the game directly through Steam from accoun to account (I prefer this to sending it via email, where it may take a long time for you to get it, apply it, etc - with so many to give, I want to have winners wrapped up as soon as possible after they've made their choice). So -- if you can, please add me as your friend on Steam in advance, to facilitate this. I would appreciate it! (FYI: I am http://steamcommunity.com/id/branthog/).

UPDATE RE: GERSTMAS 2013

Can never absolutely promise anything, but as I've said - I plan to do this in 2013, too. I'd like it to be bigger. I've already added about a dozen copies of games into next year's inventory. I may try to work with others (especially anyone that develops games that would like to have some codes included). My goal is for 2013 to be even bigger. Twice as big. I'd like to give away 200 games next Gerstmas. If anyone knows someone that can contribute toward this (again, devs who want to promote a game with codes would be cool - or even anyone in the position to give me a discount on games I purchase toward this project next year), put them in touch with me.

Good luck!

  • xx - Defy Gravity Extended
  • xx - Steel Storm: Burning Retribution
  • xx - Swarm Arena
  • xx - Anomaly: Warzone Earth
  • xx - Audiosurf
  • xx - Bastion
  • xx - The Binding of Isaac
  • xx - DogFighter
  • xx - Dungeon Defenders
  • xx - Dungeons of Dredmore (complete pack, including Ream of the Diggle Gods)
  • xx - EYE: Divine Cybermancy
  • xx - Fallout: New Vegas
  • xx - Men of War: Vietnam - Contributed by @Adamsons !
  • xx - Plain Sight
  • xx - Portal 2
  • xx - Puzzle Chronicles
  • xx - Renegade Ops (complete pack, including Coldstrike Campaign and the Reinforcement Pack)
  • xx - RIP Trilogy
  • xx - Rock of Ages
  • xx - Sequence
  • xx - Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
  • xx - Serious Sam: Random Encounter
  • xx - SpaceChem
  • xx - Terraria
  • xx - The Witcher

Entrants:

  1. Aus_azn
  2. Commisar123
  3. PeasantAbuse
  4. Jeffsekai
  5. SpecialBuddy
  6. MrForty7
  7. JayZilla
  8. endless_void
  9. YoThatLimp
  10. huntad
  11. Make_Me_Mad
  12. Mento
  13. Discorsi
  14. Butano
  15. ez123
  16. Twitchey
  17. BraveToaster
  18. AhmadMetallic
  19. spankingaddict
  20. BeachThunder
  21. CL60
  22. themangalist
  23. Slag
  24. L1GHTN1N
  25. Dalai
  26. ImmortalSaiyan
  27. ESREVER
  28. Beforet
  29. defaulttag
  30. MistaSparkle
  31. Example1013
  32. Mesklinite
  33. StealthRaptor
  34. HisDudeness
  35. CaptainCody
  36. NoCookiesForYou
  37. amomjc
  38. SirPsychoSexy
  39. Morien
  40. Atramentous
  41. Strangone
  42. seanvail99
  43. synthballs
  44. hadoken101
  45. Fripplebubby
  46. Subjugation
  47. iShayman
  48. DystopiaX
  49. Claude
  50. Inkerman
  51. Green_Incarnate
  52. Natedogg2
  53. Klaimore
  54. NekuSakuraba
  55. fisher81
  56. ImHungry
  57. Landon
  58. Bumpton
  59. Sayishere
  60. probablytuna
  61. Little_Socrates
  62. Blackout62
  63. Skogen
  64. ajamafalous
  65. Pazy
  66. DeadDorf
  67. CheapPoison
  68. dungbootle
  69. Vexxan
  70. FirePrince
  71. McShank
  72. rb_man
  73. tariqari
  74. SirOptimusPrime
  75. Kieran_ES
  76. Rappelsiin
  77. FlamingHobo
  78. Marokai
  79. mnzy
  80. brodywb
  81. Vegetable_Side_Dish
  82. McBEEF
  83. GetEveryone
  84. VicRattlehead
  85. endaround
  86. The_Patriarch
  87. Ketchupp
  88. WaylonJennings
  89. ezekielzero
  90. Murdouken
  91. Moncole
  92. Valestis
  93. Ramone
  94. Swoxx
  95. Legend
  96. Ghostiet
  97. crunchmonkey
  98. Rawrnosaurous
  99. cjmhockey
  100. SMTDante89
  101. Lumley
  102. Chavtheworld
  103. DeF
  104. ShadowConqueror
  105. Vestigial_Man
  106. StarvingGamer
  107. FritzDude
  108. notha
  109. JTHomeslice
  110. louiedog
  111. RiotBananas
  112. faustyn
  113. j3ffro919
  114. DarthB
  115. fRAWRst
  116. benitobb
  117. RecSpec
  118. DeeGee
  119. pornstorestiffi
  120. Zidane_24
  121. darkjester74
  122. PolyesterPimp
  123. Wunder_
  124. Nat3TheGreat13
  125. Nentisys
  126. BlazeHedgehog
  127. ebritt
  128. chicubs223420
  129. SteamPunkJin
  130. amir90
  131. RuthLoose
  132. Aronman789
  133. Anwar
  134. astonish
  135. PK_Koopa
  136. craigbo180
  137. h83r
  138. Bozar
  139. Maystack
  140. mtosh
  141. Rayeth
  142. bcjohnnie
  143. ItBeStefYo
  144. Havox
  145. Flushes
  146. Godlyawesomeguy
  147. HHAP
  148. Piglet
  149. Cloudleet
  150. HaroldoNVU
  151. Psycosis
  152. ZarakixKenpachi
  153. A_Cute_Squirtle
  154. PBR
  155. ShaunassNZ
  156. jelekeloy
  157. Rattle618
  158. Hyuzen
  159. boocreepyfootdoctor
  160. Itwastuesday
  161. Zenaxzd
  162. Toms115
  163. CrimsonNoir
  164. white_sox
  165. The_Hiro_Abides
  166. Needle
  167. Bloodgraiv3
  168. DocHaus
  169. Kyelb22
  170. Shindiggah
  171. ShadowVirus
  172. meatsounds
  173. solidejake
  174. briangodsoe
  175. Raakill
  176. RelentlessKnight
  177. Tarsier
  178. Sticky_Pennies
  179. Mystyr_E
  180. Joru
  181. xobballox
  182. Redsox44
  183. Vinchenzo

UPDATE (January 5th - 8:00PM MT): I just wanted to remind everyone that, because choice of game is going in the order of which names were drawn, later winners may have to wait some time before they get to finalize their choice and have their game sent to them. I hope that isn't too frustrating, but I do want to give every person a fair amount of time to claim their win, before moving on. It may take more time, but it seems fair. That said, the rules did state three or four days to claim a price would be given - so if you don't get back to me within a certain amount of time - I will be forced to move on to the next winner. If that happens, you can jump in and claim your gift at any time - but you'll have to take whatever is available at that time. After everyone else has won and claimed theirs, those who still haven't responded will have several days before their places forfeit and we'll draw new winners to replace them.

Boys And Girls Who Got To Reach Into Father Gerstmas' Sack:

  1. IkariNoTekken - COMPLETE - Dungeon Defenders
  2. iam3green - COMPLETE - Fallout: New Vegas
  3. Bloodlines - COMPLETE - The Witcher
  4. tracerace11 - COMPLETE - Fallout: New Vegas
  5. Captain_Felafel - COMPLETE - Anomaly: Warzone Earth
  6. AltonBrown - COMPLETE - Bastion
  7. wolf_blitzer85 - COMPLETE - Fallout: New Vegas
  8. AimingWandersly - COMPLETE - Serious Sam: Random Encounter
  9. TheCheese33 - COMPLETE - Dungeon Defenders
  10. Kermity - COMPLETE - Bastion
  11. Kodo_Beast - COMPLETE - The Witcher
  12. ColinWright - COMPLETE - Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
  13. YOUNGLINK - COMPLETE - Audiosurf
  14. ZombieSpace - COMPLETE - Portal 2
  15. jkuc316 - COMPLETE - Binding of Issac
  16. oasis789 - COMPLETE - Sequence
  17. Vade - COMPLETE - EYE: Devine Cybermancy
  18. Grimmy616 - COMPLETE - Renegade Ops
  19. pantzing_nome - COMPLETE - The Witcher
  20. EightBitShik - COMPLETE - The Witcher
  21. crusader8463 - COMPLETE - EYE: Devine Cybermancy
  22. face15 - COMPLETE - The Witcher
  23. innaccess14 - COMPLETE - The Witcher
  24. lolgreg - COMPLETE - Rock of Ages
  25. DarthOrange - COMPLETE - Serious Sam: The Random Encounter
  26. FlemmingM - COMPLETE - Renegade Ops
  27. jorbear - COMPLETE - Binding of Isaac
  28. mylifeforAiur - COMPLETE - Fallout: New Vegas
  29. MetalBaofu - COMPLETE - Terraria
  30. ryanrulez - COMPLETE - Puzzle Chronicles
  31. zor - COMPLETE - Anomaly: Warzone Earth
  32. adamsons - COMPLETE - Binding of Isaac
  33. liquidmatt - COMPLETE - Binding of Isaac
  34. Canteu - COMPLETE - Rock of Ages
  35. Matt - COMPLETE - Rock of Ages
  36. TwoLines - COMPLETE - Fallout: New Vegas
  37. wwfundertaker - COMPLETE - Men of War: Vietnam
  38. Poki3 - COMPLETE - Sequence
  39. triple07 - COMPLETE - Dungeons of Dredmore
  40. Farley_Lives - COMPLETE - Terraria
  41. Video_Game_King - COMPLETE - Dungeons of Dredmore
  42. Taka - COMPLETE - Terraria
  43. ZagZagovich - COMPLETE - Swarm Arena
  44. itsmadness - SKIPPED - (No response after six days.)
  45. mustachioeugene - COMPLETE - Dungeons of Dredmore
  46. AjayRaz - COMPLETE - Binding of Isaac
  47. Cincaid - COMPLETE - Dungeons of Dredmor
  48. SSully - COMPLETE - Serious Sam: Random Encounter
  49. yoshimitz707 - COMPLETE - Plain Sight
  50. Johnny_Reckless - COMPLETE - DogFighter
  51. OroJackson - COMPLETE - Binding of Isaac
  52. Hostile - COMPLETE - Sequence
  53. Bulby33 - COMPLETE - Terraria
  54. emem - PASSED (Offered to pass; not interested or already owns remaining choices.)
  55. TeenageJesusSuperstar - COMPLETE - Terraria
  56. bigsmoke77 - COMPLETE - Binding of Isaac
  57. The_Laughing_Man - PASSED (Offered to pass; not interested or already owns remaining choices.)
  58. Tonylope - COMPLETE - Binding of Isaac
  59. JoeyRavn - COMPLETE - Terraria
  60. l3illyl3ob - COMPLETE - SpaceChem
  61. GaZZum - COMPLETE - Dungeons of Dredmore
  62. Chance - COMPLETE - Terraria
  63. ShaggE - COMPLETE - Dungeons of Dredmore
  64. anbumakura - COMPLETE - Dungeons of Dredmore
  65. Thoseposers - COMPLETE - SpaceChem
  66. ArbitraryWater - COMPLETE - Serious Sam: The Random Encounter
  67. Nux - COMPLETE - Serious Sam: The Random Encounter
  68. Benny - COMPLETE - Terraria
  69. avantegardener - COMPLETE - Terraria
  70. Terry_Bogard - COMPLETE - DogFighter
  71. DazzHardy - COMPLETE - Serious Sam: The Random Encounter
  72. JCTango - COMPLETE - Sequence
  73. emergency - COMPLETE - DogFighter
  74. wrecks - COMPLETE - Swarm Arena
  75. Winsord - COMPLETE - Serious Sam: The Random Encounter
  76. cooljammer00 - COMPLETE - Serious Sam: The Random Encounter
  77. Psylah - COMPLETE - Sequence
  78. bobafettjm - COMPLETE - Serious Sam: The Random Encounter
  79. weegienwrench - COMPLETE - Plain Sight
  80. George_Hukas - COMPLETE - Sequence
  81. 49th - COMPLETE - Plain Sight
  82. TehFlan - COMPLETE - Defy Gravity Extended
  83. Thomper - COMPLETE - Swarm Arena
  84. Pie - COMPLETE - Plain Sight
  85. HatKing - COMPLETE - Plain Sight
  86. Wraith1 - COMPLETE - Sequence
  87. RedHatDrew - COMPLETE - Sequence
  88. Enigma777 - COMPLETE - Swarm Arena
  89. sionweeks - COMPLETE - Swarm Arena
  90. SaturdayNightSpecials - COMPLETE - Sequence
  91. Pkshields - COMPLETE- Swarm Arena
  92. Hosstile17 - COMPLETE - Sequence
  93. ckeats - COMPLETE - Sequence
  94. C_Rakestraw - COMPLETE - Swarm Arena
  95. Eaxis - COMPLETE - Steel Storm
  96. Sparky_Buzzsaw - COMPLETE - Swarm Arena
  97. LethalKi11ler - COMPLETE - RIP Trilogy
  98. TehJedicake - COMPLETE - Defy Gravity Extended
  99. nintendoeats - COMPLETE - Defy Gravity Extended
#2 Edited by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

Holy hell. You win the lotto or something? I will take EYE. Have a friend that's been wanting to get me to try it, but it's always been too much to justify a try it for me. Same username on steam.

EDIT: Renegade Op's will be my runner up choice, if there is no EYE available at the time I win.

#3 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

You should have used the number from Lost infront of the games. Would have made me giggle.

#4 Posted by Aus_azn (2224 posts) -

Sure, I'll have a go at it.

#5 Posted by Branthog (5562 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

You should have used the number from Lost infront of the games. Would have made me giggle.

Those are actually the numbers of that individual game that I have left to give, so that probably wouldn't have worked since I dont' have 42 copies of any one item (though if I removed the padded 0s, maybe I could have still strung it together!).

#6 Edited by Commisar123 (1793 posts) -

I'd love Renegade ops thanks my username is Commissar123

http://steamcommunity.com/id/yarrick700

#7 Edited by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -
#8 Edited by Jeffsekai (7032 posts) -

I would like Renegade Ops :D user name is jeff_phillips117

#9 Posted by ShaggE (6455 posts) -

Merry Gerstmas to all! I wouldn't mind winning AudioSurf. I'm shagge1771 on Steam.

#10 Posted by SpecialBuddy (1110 posts) -

User name : CannedHedgehogs

i would like a Witcher!

#11 Posted by iBePeRFeCT (396 posts) -

I'll give it a shot. Been wanting to try out Fallout: New Vegas for quite some time now.

#12 Edited by OroJackson (680 posts) -
#13 Posted by Jayzilla (2562 posts) -

I would love Fallout New Vegas. name is teraph. thanks!

#14 Posted by endless_void (706 posts) -

username: dcpc10

I'd love to get a copy of audiosurf, now that I'm reminded by it from looking at your list, I wouldn't mind it being a gift ^_^ Almost forgot that game existed.

#15 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3484 posts) -

I'll opt for Bastion.

Steam ID: http://steamcommunity.com/id/minchin1

#16 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5256 posts) -

Fallout: New Vegas please. Goddamn I love this community.

Added you to my friends list as well.

#17 Posted by YoThatLimp (1909 posts) -

Hey man, thanks for being super generous! Such a good community.

#18 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

I'll go with something I might be able to run: Audiosurf. That oughta be fun.

#19 Posted by huntad (1940 posts) -

I would like Bastion!

Steam ID: http://steamcommunity.com/id/huntad

#20 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3092 posts) -

Aw hell, I'm always up for a chance to win free stuff. Steam id is aterriblemess.

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#21 Posted by Mento (2547 posts) -

Damn, another one of these? I love this community.

I'd like a chance at a copy of E.Y.E.. It'd make for a fun blog at least. Steam ID.

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#22 Posted by jorbear (2517 posts) -
#23 Edited by Discorsi (1390 posts) -
#24 Posted by Butano (1738 posts) -
#25 Posted by Branthog (5562 posts) -

I added this to the original post, but just wanted to clarify that there are a limited number of each game available (the number next to the title on the list) and winners will be given the choice of what game they want, as they win. In other words, there is a chance the game you really want could be all gone by the time your name is drawn and in that case, you'll still be able to pick from what remains. You guys probably already understood this, but I just didn't want anyone to be let down if they won, but didn't end up with the one they really hoped for.

(I basically just bought a handful of every reasonably priced game every day of the Steam sales until Visa put a halt on my card for "strange activity" and then required me to call them again to reset my card for the next day of Steam sales -- there wasn't a ton of thought put into exactly what I was actually buying - heh).

#26 Posted by ez123 (1965 posts) -

This community is so awesome, I'm glad I have a gaming pc now to take part in these because they're mostly steam giveaways. I'd like to try out The Witcher,

http://steamcommunity.com/id/zybaman

#27 Posted by Twitchey (865 posts) -

I would love Terraria  
 
Steam ID: Kookoouchu

#28 Posted by Branthog (5562 posts) -

@Mento said:

Damn, another one of these? I love this community.

I'd like a chance at a copy of E.Y.E.. It'd make for a fun blog at least. Steam ID.

Yeah, I'm not sure what to expect from it. I just caved and bought a few copies (including one for my brother and myself) when it was on sale for a day. It seemed too weird to pass up. I don't know if they have anything to do with this, but there was an off the beaten path MMO years ago called "Necropolis" (I think) that the visual style of this almost reminds me of.

If I'd had any idea people would have been that amused by the idea of getting EYE, I would have bought a few more copies than I did to give away!

#29 Posted by BraveToaster (12589 posts) -
#30 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
#31 Posted by Branthog (5562 posts) -

@ez123 said:

This community is so awesome, I'm glad I have a gaming pc now to take part in these because they're mostly steam giveaways. I'd like to try out The Witcher,

http://steamcommunity.com/id/zybaman

Agreed, sir. I haven't done nearly as much PC gaming in the last three years as I normally do, but it's crazy when Steam has sales and you realize you can buy at least 10-30 pretty good games for the price of one console game. (Not a slag at console gaming - I enjoy it, too). I talk a lot of shit about PC gaming, because I'm usually disapointed and jaded, but whatever love I still have for it is almost exclusively owed to Valve and Steam. :)

Best of luck in the draw!

#32 Edited by spankingaddict (2672 posts) -

I'd like Rock of Ages . Edit . or Binding of Isaac . Portal 2 sounds good , too...

Steam User : Spankingaddict

#33 Edited by BeachThunder (11942 posts) -
#34 Posted by AjayRaz (12428 posts) -

The Binding of Issac is mine! my steam id is ajayraz

#35 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Rock of Ages!!!

Steam ID - Hybrid737

#36 Edited by MetalBaofu (1386 posts) -

Wow...that's a lot of games. Awesome of you to do this, dude.

I've been wanting to check out Terraria, so I might as well try and get it. Steam name is the same as here, MetalBaofu.

#37 Posted by pantzing_nome (583 posts) -

This is pretty crazy, I'm going to try for The Witcher.

#38 Posted by Thoseposers (785 posts) -
#39 Posted by themangalist (1735 posts) -

I used to hate your guts, but then... Terraria sounds awesome!
 
I'm glad I didn't type an arrow to the knee joke. Seriously. Happy New Year, world peace and just be happy.

#40 Posted by Slag (4394 posts) -

Dang @Branthog this is incredibly generous of you! You sure there's nothing you want in return?

Well put me down for the Witcher if I my name comes up. Always wanted to try that series

http://steamcommunity.com/id/radslag

#41 Posted by L1GHTN1N (457 posts) -
#42 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2453 posts) -

I would like Renegade Ops.

http://steamcommunity.com/id/yoshimitzu707/

#43 Posted by Dalai (7030 posts) -
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#44 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4677 posts) -

Count me in.

#45 Posted by ColinWright (741 posts) -
#46 Posted by ESREVER (2691 posts) -
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#47 Posted by Matthew (1912 posts) -

I'm not going to double dip in your generosity (ew) but users like you are what makes giantbomb so flippin awesome!
Just downloaded my copy of witcher today!

#48 Posted by Beforet (2922 posts) -

Yeah I'll apply. Name is beforet.

#49 Posted by defaulttag (890 posts) -

Steam ID: beloyramon

Terraria or Binding of Isaac

#50 Edited by MistaSparkle (2148 posts) -

I'd love to play Dungeons of Dredmore. Everything from the Quicklook seemed really cool!

Username: MistaSparkle (sorry had the wrong name here before)

Thank you!