likes this Post written by visiblehowl
about eleven months ago
"Cmon? How classy is this guy fulfilling all these old wishes?
VH’s Forgotten Dreams Giveaway: The Winners!
Okie dokie, here we go:
First place goes to @heenato
who slipped in at the last moment (seriously, like 6 minutes before I closed the contest) with Doom 2 on May 23rd, 2010!
Second place goes to @CheesecakeRecipe
who was also a late entry. He's getting Fallout 3 GOTY with a WGD of May 28th, 2010!
Third place is @DudemanX
with Blur, placed on his wishlist on June 6th, 2010.
I'm pretty sure all three of these winners submitted their entries today
. Which makes me wonder if I should have extended it, but OH WELL!
Anyway, that barely pushed me past $30, so I gave prizes to @Masume
as well, who had WGDs of July 3rd and July 10th, 2010, respectively. Curiously enough, they both wanted the same game, Space Rangers 2: Reboot.
At this point, I need to tell you a little bit of a story. You see, as of this morning
, Masume and 21stCentury held the two earliest WGDs. Then, at 3rd place, was a goddamn 7-way tie
. Apparently November 24th, 2010 was when Steam announced their big wishlist giveaway sweepstakes for the Thanksgiving sale of that year. I would have been perfectly willing to give out prizes to everybody involved in the tie, except that the total cost for those seven games was nearly $120!! That's twelve times the combined value of the at-the-time first and second place entries! I was agonizing over it because of the tremendous disparity; after all I had promised that if the first three winning games didn't cost at least $50 I would keep going.
Fortunately, heenato, Cheesecake, and Dudeman saved the day for me at the last minute. However, since I technically didn't hit $50, in honor of the emotional turmoil you all caused me, I've added all of those people to my Steam friends list (specifically @Professor_Snugglesworth @Sir_Carcass @HiT_BiT @ToyD @MoosehatIV @Pharezon @Vegan
) and I'll do my level best to get you at least one game off your wishlist before the sale is over.
The five winners have been added to my friends list as well; please accept my requests so I can more easily send you your gifts!
Thanks to everybody who participated! I got almost 25 entries, and I was honestly kind of surprised how long some games languish on wishlists!
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