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If you weren't spending a lot of attention on the geek recently you may have missed a few fun things. Here is a list.

The Tournament of Villians has started. First round, a lot of contestant, you help to decide who goes through! Go vote (first round end the 11th of january):

Tournament of Villains: First Round

Rocket League must be such a fun game a small league is getting started on VGG. If you want to join in the fun, click this link:

ROCKET LEAGUE DIVISIONS AND SCHEDULE SET! 2 Divisions! Come see on last page!

There is geekgold to be earned by the last man standing who has the most obscure videogame collection. Take a fellow down and survive here:

Your Most Obscure Games--a Contest
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New Genre: Walking Simulator

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We were pointed in this thread to the fact that the Visual Novel needed some cleaning up. So after some discussion it was decided to add a new genre to the VGG Genre database: Walking Simulator.

Over 50 games already got added to this genre, for example: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Gone Home, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Journey (2012), The Stanley Parable, ... and many more.
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2016 Challenges, Gaming and Community fun stuff!

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Since it's almost 2016 I'm looking forward and advertising a bit about the new plans. If you like, join us.

The 2016 Videogame Challenge

First of all, we are having another gaming challenge in 2016. Like this year the goal is to play games, 'beat' them and collect gaming hours. New this year is that we added an extra microbadge for more casual gamers. The first reward tier is now put on beat at least 5 games and get at least 50 hours played. To join, just add an item to the geeklist. General chatter, microbadge claiming, questions, ... can be posted here: The 2016 Videogame Challenge!.

The 2016 Pillar of the Community

The pillar of the community is getting an overhaul in 2016. It's not necessary to participate in 12 events this year but we are going to give points for contributing to the site. More information can be found here: The 2016 Pillar of the Community Badge.

The 2016 VGG community gaming goals

This one is still being set up as we speak. We are planning to do 6 community gaming goals. 6 goals that we need everyone's help with. We are still looking for input and volunteers to help out along the way to achieve these 6 goals.
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You may already noticed but for this months event we are bringing joy to VGG and off course there are numeral ways to do this. We are running this until the 25th of december. And we already got some wonderfull ideas this week:

VGG Christmas Geekmail Extravaganza
Brashell's Christmas Cheer-a-thon!
VGG holiday avatars
Joy to VGG holiday fun: Which Reindeer are Your Videogame?
Christmas-ify your avatar!
Geeky Holiday Images
Your X-mas videogame of choice!
2015 Video Gaming Advent Challenge
Happy Holidays! (vs. Merry Christmas)

Come join us! Show once more we have a great community!

Or even better! Start your own initiative: Bring joy to VGG!
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2015 Video Gaming Advent Challenge

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For the last of the The 12 events of VGG the aim is to bring joy to VGG, users: SilvaShado and ngwilliam ha a great idea. They started up a Video Game Advent Challenge.

It's a similar idea from that on BGG that gets people to play people every day from the 1st of december up until christmas! The idea is to play a videogame at least 1 hour a day. It doesn't matter what game as long as you are having fun. Plus they gave an option, in which you should try to play specific games.

Check it out and join this great initiative! Just add an item to the geeklist:

2015 Video Gaming Advent Challenge
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VGG October 2015 report

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Okay a tad latter then usual, busy busy busy but i also wanted to make the announcement for the VGG Christmas Card & Secret Santa exchange and that got priority for me. But here we are with the VGG October 2015 flashback!

Let's start of with the monthly review contest. Last month the optional theme was: "Eponymous - Review a game whose hero features in the title of the game. E.g. Duke Nukem Forever, Alan Wake, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA". We had 7 entries and voting is on it's way. you still have until saturday 7th to vote. Video Game Geek Review Contest - October 2015

Well since most users around here also like boardgames (apparantly there is some obscure site called Boardgamegeek around on the internet) and it's october, which means tons and tons of new boardgames being released at SPIEL ESSEN I decided to have the 12 events for october to feature 'Digital Boardgames'. This resulted in: VGG Event: Digital Boardgames 07.10 - 16.10, with 26 users earning this months special microbadge: mb.

I was doubting to go with either the boardgames or another big event in october: Halloween. I decided to go with boardgames but also ran a side event (last one had been in june). With these side events users can get bonus points for missing other events. So Halloween was it's theme: Halloween (12 events side event) and we had 2 users writing something for it.

Even more Halloween fun during VGG's Second Annual Halloween Avatar Dress up! We had so much fun last year that we organised this again. 103 users joined us and changed their avatar for the holidays. They all were thanked with a nice microbadge: mb. There were 14 more participants then in the first edition in 2014. Thanks to a lot of generous VGG'ers we also got some prize support and 20 videogames were distributed as prizes between all the contestants! Thanks for joining and an even bigger thanks to the prize givers.

I mentioned them already but sign ups for the 2015 VideoGameGeek Secret Santa and 2015 VideoGameGeek Christmas Card Exchange are running, you still have a few days to join. Don't forget to sign in with the exchange link (it's not enough if you just post in the thread).

And in addition to the other gaming platforms we are also looking out for people to share their UPlay member information so you can all play together on Uplay as well! Who else is on Uplay? Just want to add you as a friend on there!.
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VGG August 2015 report

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Well in case you missed august 2015 you missed quit a bit.

From august the 1st to the 15th VGG celebrated it's 5 th birthday. In 2010 the site was started (one year after RPGG) and has been steadily growning since. We celebrated this with a lot of events but the main one was a special microbadge: mb made by Garion and Wildthayne. A smashing 489 of these microbadges were distributed during these two weeks.

As the august event we asked users to think of some fun event to run during these two weeks. We had 19 events going during these weeks. Some of them actually continue after the celebrations. VGG's Birthday Events.



One of those that are still running is the new VGG Minecraft server. If you play minecraft and want to play nice together with other VGG'ers get yourself whitelisted: Minecraft Events for 5 Years VideoGameGeek.

Video Game Geek Review Contest - August 2015 got 5 entries. Please check out septembers event as well and join us. You can also vote on the august one as well.

Not fully VGG but this is more side wide, RPGG launched a new event in which you can give a star to important geeks in the community. You probably already spotted a few of these golden stars around. You can learn and even award a star to someone, just go to this thread and read the first post: Geek Citizenship Recognition.

A new 'club' has started and it's easy to join! The 100 Hour Club. This geeklist welcomes users who have spend a lot of time on one game, at least 100 hours to be exactly. Join us in the geeklist and tell us about your 100 hour games. You get a nice microbadge out of it for free! [microbadges=36103]

It always amazes me how many games don't yet have a microbadge, but we have a lot of great microbadge designers around. If you are looking for a mb for a game, reply to this thread and someone will surely pick up the challenge: Video Game Microbadges - Design, Discussion and Request Thread.
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VGG's Birthday Events

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To celebrate our birthday VGG is hosting a bunch of events that you can participate in. These are all user driven, so a big thanks to the VGG community in setting them up!

Some have geekgold prizes, others have microbadges, check them all out!

power Video Game Title Storytelling: Tell a story and use videogame titles in your sentences. A particpant microbadge will be made available.

A VGG 5th Birthday Puzzle and Prize Goodness: A videogame related puzzle, Geekgold to be earned for those who solve it!

B Minecraft Events for 5 Years VideoGameGeek: A minecraft event on a server especially for VGG's 5th anniversary! Go check it out!

X Crack That Code!: A code cracking puzzle! Break your brains on them.

Y VGG Birthday Event: Write the Worst Video Game Opening Ever: Write up the worst videogame opening you can think of. Geekgold prizes to be gotten. CLOSED

C Puzzle/riddles for VGGs 5th aniversary!: Puzzles and riddles, where a special microbadge (mb) can be won as well.

S VGG Birthday Screenshot Scavenger Hunt.: A screenshot hunt, that will lead you to extra geekgold.

T 3 August - 9 August 2015 : What video games are you playing this week?: We talk about what games we played every week, but this week it's with extra geekgold!

X VGG 5th Birthday Distorted Gamebox Image Contest: Distored pictures, try to get them! Geekgold prizes.

H Name the Game! VGG Birthday Contest: More screenshot fun but this time they are transformed into ASCII art. Get them right and earn some more Geekgold.

1 Video Game Cakes for VGG's 5th Birthday: Get us some great pictures of Videogame themed birthday cakes, no geekgold but they look just great and jummy!

2 My Best Videogame Deal Ever!: Tell us about your best videogame deal ever! Geekgold prizes!

A VGG: Building a better community website!: A totally unapproved geeklist!

B The Worst Game on Steam: Find the worst game on steam, GG prizes.

C Requisite VGG 5th Anniversary Limerick Thread: Do you write limericks? Check it out!

X The worst game you will ever play...: Well the title says it all doesn't it?

Y Screenshot Storyteller: Tell a story using screenshots.

Z Gush about your favorite game!: Tell us about your favorite videogame and why you love it so much.

+ If Nicolas Cage Did Video Games: This one is all about Nicolas Cage!
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VideoGameGeek is 5 years old!

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Yes we have finally gotten to our 5th annivesary. VGG was started as the third part of the Geekdo websites on the 1st of august 2010. Since we are 2015 and my calculations aren't wrong that brings us to our 5th birthday!

It has been a bumpy road since there is a lot of other great videogaming websites out there and we could use some tweaks at our database and frontpage as well. But we have steadily been growing over the years and I must say that I'm happy to see that the community is really triving these days.

Come join us in our celebrations:

VideoGameGeek is 5 years old!
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Video Game Day 2015

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It's the 8th of july and today we are celebrating Video Game Day!

I didn't really know anything about it so I thought I would dedicated a small blog on it. As I came the VGG event manager I was wondering if there wasn't a special celebration day for videogames so I started to search the net. With special days for about anything I guess there had to be one for videogames as well. And you know what? There isn't just one, there are two of these days!

First off all the one we are celebrating today: Video Game Day. It's a celebration for all the great videogames that we can enjoy. It expands to all titles and games we have been playing for years and years.

There also is a second day: National Video Game Day. This one is celebrated a bit later in the year, on the 12th of september, each year.

I did wonder why on earth there are two days so I did some research about it but unfortunatly it seems the internet has no answer to this. Nobody has been able to trace the creator or the reason we have two days. But it seems the National Video Game Day seems to be an US based event. So with this awesome internation community it seems a better idea to celebrate this one as a community and just party crash the Americans second date later this year!

But before we are there let's enjoy this date and have a great Video Game Day! Keep an eye on the geek because we are going to have a celebrational microbadge give away.
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