Vito's Game Giveaway #18! Two More Games + Bonus Portal Contest!

Contest closed! Check back Monday for a new one!


How to Play: You get a new game but can't play it for a while due to circumstances out of your control. What's the longest you've had to go in this situation before finally being able to play the game and why? Make sure you tell me what game you want to win! The deadline is Saturday, May 21st.

   
I. Disclaimer - Read this if this is your first time. The rules have now been updated so that you also have to tell me what game you want, along with answering whatever question I've come up with. Failure to do either of these will result in your entry not being counted!


II. Donations - Read this if you would like to donate games.



Vito's Game Giveaway #17! Three New Games + Bonus Portal Contest! Winners
Congratulations to EuanDewar for winning Super Meat Boy (donated by rebgav)! Out of 85 contestants,  their username was the one Random Line Picker chose!

Congratulations to Panic_Switch for winning Portal (donated by Dalai)! Out of 6 contestants, their username was the one Random Line Picker chose!


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The "How to Play" bit is now the image caption for the header.
I've received my eleventh donation! Thanks to Freddie_Bert for donating his Steam Gift copies of Killing Floor and Portal!

Because I have two copies of Portal, I've decided to host a separate Portal contest. Basically, just say you want Portal! Everyone that says "Portal" will be grouped separately into Random Line Picker and a winner be chosen as normal.

Any Steam winners will be eligible to win a three-day guest pass for Monday Night Combat, courtesy of crusader8463. It's awesome. I keep forgetting to ask people if they want this when I PM them, so let me know if you win and want it!
When the "Past Winners" section reaches 20 people I'm going to make a separate blog post to link to for them and start fresh with winner #21.



   
Available Games (PC)Donated By
Audiosurf (Steam Gift)Kyreo
Audiosurf (Steam Gift)Sjosz
Cogs (Steam Gift)Sjosz
Half-Life 2: Episode One (Steam Gift)rentfn
Killing Floor (Steam Gift)Freddie_Bert
Portal (Steam Gift)rebgav
Portal (Steam Gift)Freddie_Bert
RUSH (Steam Gift)rebgav
X-COM: UFO Defense (Steam Gift)ArbitraryWater
Available Games (Xbox 360)Donated By
 Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (NTSC) Vito_Raliffe







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Past WinnersGamePlatformDonated By
JohnAsscreamAlan WakeXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
kestrel10mnAssassin's Creed IIXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
zoskiaDead SpacePlayStation 3Vito_Raliffe
nintendoeatsSplinter Cell: ConvictionXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
DarthOniXVIIILeft 4 DeadXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
Daveyo520Assassin's CreedXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
SynthballsMass Effect 2Xbox 360zoskia
MechwingArmy of TwoPlayStation 3nintendoeats
BjornTheUnicornMax PaynePlayStation 2nintendoeats
CaptainCodyJust Cause 2PC (Steam Code)mosdl
waitwhatHalf-Life 2PC (Steam Gift)rentfn
Kandycane2029Turning Point: Fall of LibertyPlayStation 3nintendoeats
TehFlanBraidPC (Steam Gift)Kyreo
GetEveryoneSplinter Cell: Double AgentPCnintendoeats
FlemmingMvestigial_manKilling FloorPortalPC (Steam Gift)PC (Steam Gift)Sjoszrentfn
Babelfish112example1013Left 4 Dead 2PortalPC (Steam Gift)PC (Steam Gift)Kyreomracoon
EuwanDewar, Panic_SwitchSuper Meat Boy, PortalPC (Steam Gift), PC (Steam Gift)rebgav, Dalai
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Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

Contest closed! Check back Monday for a new one!


How to Play: You get a new game but can't play it for a while due to circumstances out of your control. What's the longest you've had to go in this situation before finally being able to play the game and why? Make sure you tell me what game you want to win! The deadline is Saturday, May 21st.

   
I. Disclaimer - Read this if this is your first time. The rules have now been updated so that you also have to tell me what game you want, along with answering whatever question I've come up with. Failure to do either of these will result in your entry not being counted!


II. Donations - Read this if you would like to donate games.



Vito's Game Giveaway #17! Three New Games + Bonus Portal Contest! Winners
Congratulations to EuanDewar for winning Super Meat Boy (donated by rebgav)! Out of 85 contestants,  their username was the one Random Line Picker chose!

Congratulations to Panic_Switch for winning Portal (donated by Dalai)! Out of 6 contestants, their username was the one Random Line Picker chose!


STUFF YOU SHOULD READ
Follow me on here for the latest updates on contests!

The "How to Play" bit is now the image caption for the header.
I've received my eleventh donation! Thanks to Freddie_Bert for donating his Steam Gift copies of Killing Floor and Portal!

Because I have two copies of Portal, I've decided to host a separate Portal contest. Basically, just say you want Portal! Everyone that says "Portal" will be grouped separately into Random Line Picker and a winner be chosen as normal.

Any Steam winners will be eligible to win a three-day guest pass for Monday Night Combat, courtesy of crusader8463. It's awesome. I keep forgetting to ask people if they want this when I PM them, so let me know if you win and want it!
When the "Past Winners" section reaches 20 people I'm going to make a separate blog post to link to for them and start fresh with winner #21.



   
Available Games (PC)Donated By
Audiosurf (Steam Gift)Kyreo
Audiosurf (Steam Gift)Sjosz
Cogs (Steam Gift)Sjosz
Half-Life 2: Episode One (Steam Gift)rentfn
Killing Floor (Steam Gift)Freddie_Bert
Portal (Steam Gift)rebgav
Portal (Steam Gift)Freddie_Bert
RUSH (Steam Gift)rebgav
X-COM: UFO Defense (Steam Gift)ArbitraryWater
Available Games (Xbox 360)Donated By
 Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (NTSC) Vito_Raliffe







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Past WinnersGamePlatformDonated By
JohnAsscreamAlan WakeXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
kestrel10mnAssassin's Creed IIXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
zoskiaDead SpacePlayStation 3Vito_Raliffe
nintendoeatsSplinter Cell: ConvictionXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
DarthOniXVIIILeft 4 DeadXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
Daveyo520Assassin's CreedXbox 360Vito_Raliffe
SynthballsMass Effect 2Xbox 360zoskia
MechwingArmy of TwoPlayStation 3nintendoeats
BjornTheUnicornMax PaynePlayStation 2nintendoeats
CaptainCodyJust Cause 2PC (Steam Code)mosdl
waitwhatHalf-Life 2PC (Steam Gift)rentfn
Kandycane2029Turning Point: Fall of LibertyPlayStation 3nintendoeats
TehFlanBraidPC (Steam Gift)Kyreo
GetEveryoneSplinter Cell: Double AgentPCnintendoeats
FlemmingMvestigial_manKilling FloorPortalPC (Steam Gift)PC (Steam Gift)Sjoszrentfn
Babelfish112example1013Left 4 Dead 2PortalPC (Steam Gift)PC (Steam Gift)Kyreomracoon
EuwanDewar, Panic_SwitchSuper Meat Boy, PortalPC (Steam Gift), PC (Steam Gift)rebgav, Dalai
Edited by The_Laughing_Man

XCOM! 
 got Dead Space 2 on release. Could not play for 3 days because of not having power. The power company shut us off even know we did not owe money! 

Sadly I had to also go though two days in winter with no heat. 
We could not even use a portable heater because of not having power. 
The kicker was all the power company had to do was come out and flick one switch. 
When they did come the first time they did not the right switch. So they had to come back 3 hours later. 
Posted by Doctorchimp

Enslaved Odyssey to the West (360)

I got Red Dead Redemption and played it for about a week, and then I went on trip to Guadalajara for the Summer and didn't play it for 2 months.

Mexico was awesome, but on the plane ride there I was so disappointed with myself.

Posted by AjayRaz

Enslaved! 


my brother and i bought Midnight Club 3 on it's release, and then our PS2 broke. that's what we get for modding our system. it took us nearly a year to get a new PS2 so we could play Midnight Club. 

needless to say, it was worth the wait. nothing beat using roller coaster tracks as ramps!
Edited by Video_Game_King

Hmm, I can't remember anything like that. Does it count if I can't run Lugaru and Penumbra on my PC? No? Well, how about having to wait at least a year in order to play Saturn games because I fucked up a program necessary to do it?

Oh, forgot to mention the game I want. I thought Super Meat Boy was still up for grabs, but I guess I'll go for X-COM just to knock one game off my list.

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Posted by InfiniteGeass

 Enslaved Odyssey to the West (360)

I got Modern Warfare 2 on release day, but my 360 was off getting repaired, so I had to wait about a week or two before I could actually play it.

Posted by crusader8463

I bought a copy of an old RTS that I had fond memories of playing years ago called Paraworld from Ebay. Popped it in, installed it, turns out it doesn't run on windows 7. Still waiting to be able to play it. 8(


Still want Enslaved.
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Posted by LittleBigJono

Audiosurf :)

I bought dissidia for the psp way back but couldn't play it cos I couldn't be bothered upgrading firmware :P Pretty lazy I know...

Posted by LordXavierBritish

The Potato Sack was a really good deal.

Posted by pantzing_nome

Enslaved Odyssey to the West  


I bought  The Godfather: the Game for ps2 and was all set to play it but I forgot I had exams coming up so I had to wait two weeks before I could play it.
Posted by L1GHTN1N

Audiosurf would be wonderful!


I bought the Pixeljunk Collection back when it was on sale but never really touched it. I decided mid-April that I would finally get around to trying out PixelJunk Monsters. I was incredibly tired by the time I got home, so I decided I would re-download it the next day and begin playing that in between matches of Mortal Kombat. I'm sure you guys can guess what stopped me from downloading it (PSN). 

On the positive side it has taught me to be less lazy, now when I think I might have the urge to play a Steam game I download ahead of time just in case. At least I took a lessen from it ;P
Posted by ESREVER

Circumstances beyond my control? Hmm... not sure if I've been in a situation like that. First thing that came to my mind was not being able to play Nier the day/weeks/months I got it because I was too busy with school and my outrageous backlog of other games.

I guess maybe when I tried to play FEAR 2 on PC might count. My PC can't run it well, and rendered it pretty much unplayable. Still have yet to play it.

I would still like X-COM.
Posted by ShaggE

Killing Floor


I received Rollcage for the PC back in '99, but I couldn't run it. Still haven't played it, since I long since lost the disc. So 12 years and counting. :P
Posted by kermoosh

Enslaved for the 360

I bought assassins creed 2 when it came out on november 17th. and instead of playing it the next day on my birthday i decided to keep it as a christmas gift. and i ended up seeing it on my small shelf of games (still in the plastic) every day until christmas afternoon. probably should have moved it into hiding for a while

so i waited more than a month with daily temptation, i call that WILLPOWER. lol

Posted by KarlHungus

I can't remember a time like that specifically, but I guess the closest thing I have would be waiting to play MK online for the last few weeks. The first night I had it I didn't want to try to play because I assumed there would be a ton of server problems because of the overflow of users. By the next day, the network was down. Hopefully this still qualifies, and if I win I would like Enslaved for the 360.

Posted by iam3green

COGS, i am still waiting for the game. i still haven't won yet.

Posted by CaptainTightPants

Well it wasn't an actual video game, it was a game console.
When I got an  Xbox (Original) for Christmas I had to wait 2-4 days to actually use it because I had to visit family and other things like that. Sure it wasn't that long, but in my mind it felt like forever back then.

I would like Enslaved for the 360.

Posted by Payne

l4d2 during midterms about a month.   Enslaved.

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff
@Resident4t said:
Well it wasn't an actual video game, it was a game console. When I got an  Xbox (Original) for Christmas I had to wait 2-4 days to actually use it because I had to visit family and other things like that. Sure it wasn't that long, but in my mind it felt like forever back then. 
I had a very similar situation. I got my Xbox 360 on November 22nd (launch day) and then traveled with it to Indiana. I had to wait a whole week before I could play it, as I was insistent on playing it exclusively on an HDTV, which no one had where I went!
Posted by Kaj235
Mine is pretty recent, I bought Socom 4 and then PSN failed, sooo that sucks. Haven't even been able to play online yet.

Enslaved please. 
Posted by Gwonam

I bought MvC3 the day it came out, then went on vacation the day after. I was away for a week and a half and being a huge fighting game nut, it was driving me mad the entire time.

I would like Killing Floor, please.

Posted by strangone

I'll try once again for Portal.


Had to wait 6 months to play AC Brotherhood because I was away at school with no PS3.
Posted by tkalsey

Killing Floor

I wanted tf2 for  a couple years, but all I had was a crappy laptop. I finally saved up some money recently and got myself a decent computer.  Still low on pc games.

Posted by FateOfNever

I think the longest, and probably one of the only times, I've had happen in regards to this is FF8.  FF8 came out during one of my trips up to Canada to visit family and we stopped off at a store just before heading back down to the states and I was able to convince my folks to buy it for me.  So, I couldn't play the game until I actually got back home.  Unfortunately, I only made it partway through the first disc when my Playstation died.  I had to wait several months until Christmas rolled around, when my grandma bought me a new Playstation, to be able to start playing the game again. Course, if that happened now I'd probably just open up the system and try to fix it myself, but alas, I was young and stupid back then.

Still looking for that Enslaved here.

Posted by OneAndOnlyBigE

Check in with in about a week and I'll let you know.  My TV crapped out tonight and I have L.A. Noire arriving tomorrow.  This is gonna suck. 


Enslaved please
Posted by picklecannon

I'd want in on portal i guess (still kick myself for not getting it while it was free that one day! LOL), if not portal than x-com to nostalgia out i guess =P

Posted by Hostile

I bought Diablo II when a couple of my friends from StarCraft started playing it. Turned out my system specs weren't right so I held onto Diablo II for quite awhile.

Would love Enslaved.

Posted by TJ311

Enslaved 360 would be appreciated


i have had my ps3 for 3 years with no problems. then the blu-ray lens busted and took months to fix from my friend. a couple of months go by and i get the Yellow Light of Death, similar to the Red Ring of Death for the 360. another couple of months and i get it back and no longer than a month, i gets the yellow light again!! that was back in december and i still have not gotten my ps3 back yet. 

so to put things simply, i get a busted blu-ray lens and TWO Yellow Light of Deaths. i have been playing my 360 mostly but really miss my PS3 :'(
Edited by Twitchey

Portal please.

I had to wait four days after buying Assassin's Creed 1 to play it because my Xbox 360 died the same day. I rented a new Xbox for those two weeks.

Posted by sharma55

I've got exams going on right now and I've got to wait about a month before I can touch L.A. Noire.


Going for Half Life 2: Episode 1
Posted by Vitor

Portal.


I'm currently studying in Japan for a year and was in Korea for 2 months before that. As of now, I have been 12 months without either a PS3 or 360 and only able to play multiplatform games released on PC or exclusives such as SC2.

I have a loooooong list of console only games I need to purchase on my return to the UK this October...
Posted by Little_Socrates

The longest I've had to wait in that situation was with Deadly Premonition, which is one of two games I've ever ordered off of Amazon and it took longer to deliver than Persona 4. (Ironically, both of these were purchased maybe 7% through the ER's in late 2010/early 2011.)

Posted by Commisar123

Enslaved would be great thanks :)

Edited by Sayishere

On my 10th birthday my dad bought me a Sega master system which had sonic built in, i was amazed, i never got to play it...you know why? the same day my door bell rings..and guess what? my uncle walks in the door with a SEGA GENESIS WITH SONIC 3!!!! i was amazed x10. As you can tell i felt very guilty since my dad spent all the money getting me a console that ended up becoming replaced buy a brand new shiny Genesis. The Master system ended up being stored away for a long long time (couldnt get a refund since it was a used console). Until now of course :D maybe a couple of years ago i actually randomly found it in a cupboard, i still felt that guilt from all those years ago so i had to play it to redeem myself. Played it for like 30 minutes and turned it of. So all in all its been almost 8 years since i actually ended up playing it.
Morale of the story is that Sonic looks better in 16 bit :D
And oh, i guess if i win ill take Audiosurf

Thanks

Edited by liquidmatt

Always loved Metal Gear Solid, so when I heard it was coming out for PS3 I started saving. Two years later, having worked overtime every weekend and every free hour (I'm only 19 so I was a kid back then) I finally afforded a preowned 40gb PS3 and a battered copy of MGS4.

Either that or when my house boiler exploded and we had to live in a cheap roadside hotel for a few months while it was fixed..
Killing Floor would be nice, please :)

Posted by SmasheControllers

Killing Floor?


Edited by Babelfish112
The longest I've had to wait was 6 months to play Crysis, because I bought it in June but my school exams weren't over until December :S
It was INCREDIBLY hard to resist clicking on that desktop icon and playing just a few minutes of the game!

I'd like RUSH please :D
Thanks, you are awesome!! :D
Posted by Meltac

Killing Floor. 


Hm, I think it was around 3-4 months, when I just got Red Dead Redemption. My 360 had recently broken down, and it took me some time to get a new one. When I finally got around to play RDR I thought it was such a let down. Played through half of it, and then never touched it again. 
Posted by louiedog

Enslaved, please.

I can't recall having to wait for something I really wanted many times, but I still remember buying Half-Life 2 from Steam when it launched. I finally decided to buy it a couple of hours before it was set to go live. Unfortunately, Steam wasn't quite ready. It was many hours before I was actually able to download and play the game. The day or so that it took was agonizing because theoretically it was supposed to be right there and available. I couldn't just run to the store for a copy either because it still required Steam.

Posted by shadystx

Killing Floor.

This has happened to me several times but the most memorable and annoying was original Sonic, I forget my age at the time probably around 10, I asked for Sonic the hedgehog on the Master System for my birthday(Aug 9th) and my Mum got me Sonic for the Mega-Drive, I spent 4 months looking at the back of that box and reading the same magazines, It seemed like an eternity untill I got a Mega-Drive for x-mas but she also got Sonic for the master system which was cool, Probably because of that wait i have very fond memories of playong Sonic The Hedgehog.

Posted by P4pir

Portal

Posted by s7evn

Trying again, winner, winner, chicken dinner!


Enslaved por favor.
Posted by Joker369

Enslaved for 360 please
Got Black Ops about a week after it came out and when I came back home after going to the store my internet was down. stayed down for 3 days before finally coming back .

Posted by Halberdierv2

Audiosurf Please.
When I got Kirby 64 when I was a Kid and came from Canada, I got the game in summer (August) but I couldn't play the game till December, cuz of school!

Posted by streetninja

Last year I bought Fallout: New Vegas when I was visiting family for the week. I had left my 360 with my roommate at the time and kind of regretted it, because while I was busy during the day, I had nothing to do at night when everyone else was asleep.

I would like Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.

Posted by Fontan

I've spent months without being able to play a game, getting caught up with work and final exams at the university. Right now, the mail and customs office have been holding me from playing the games I bought over a month ago, holding them forever...


I'd like to go gor Portal (again), or Killing Floor.
Posted by Teleri

Killing Floor pls.  

Right now I have to wait for Skyward Sword because it isn't out, but I also have to wait to play every other Zelda game, because I want to play them in some kind of rational order so that I can enjoy each one.

Posted by Video_Game_King
@Teleri said:
every other Zelda game...I want to play them in some kind of rational order
How? Did Miyamoto give you the official time line? Split or linear? SPLIT OR LINEAR!?
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Posted by the_gallo

Enslaved please.

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