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[PC, Steam] Throne of Keys - One Free Game Every Hour @ Kinguin


Attention Kinguiners! Still looking for a new game to add to your gaming library? Look no more! Kinguin officially announces its first episode of "Crazy Free Weekends"!
Yes, you heard that right, lots of games will be given for free, so stay tuned!
Here's the deal: every hour a different game will be promoted, which you can grab for free! Just add it to your cart and finish the order, no worries, you don't have to pay anything!
That's it, grab your free game, tell your friends about it and have one really amazing gaming weekend!


What is the promotion about?
Every hour a new free game will be promoted. Grab your free game now or wait for the next one.

How long does the promotion last?
The promotion lasts from Friday 24.05 14:00 CET to Monday 27.05 18:00 CET.

How often will the games change?
Each full hour there will be one different game selected that can be claimed for free.

Can I get more than one game?
Each customer can claim one game during each hour of promotion.

All games have already been claimed. When will next games be available?
Each hour there is a limited number of available keys that are for free. If all keys have been given away already, please check the promotion in an hour to make sure you do not miss you free code. New games should be added every hour on the hour.

How can I claim my free game?
Simply click “Claim For Free” next to the game and login to your Kinguin account. If you do not have any account yet, make sure to register first. The game will be automatically added to your Kinguin Inventory. To reveal your key just click “Show CD-Key” and you may enjoy your free game!

I got the game but I'm not sure how to activate it. What should I do?
If you are not certain how to redeem your product, please check the Activation Details that are available on the product page or visit our FAQ page.You can also just click on the Activation Guide on the game card in your Inventory. If you are still unable to activate the game, please contact us via LiveChat or Create a Ticket.

Edit: Available again 31/5 11pm

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  • Thanks guys for all the update posts!
    Has anyone seen Rage 2 drop yet?

    • +1

      It's up now, I've seen it atleast one other time earlier

      • Thanks for that!
        Damn, EU region,that ruins it.

        • Oh good call, I haven't actually been checking those regions..

          • +1

            @Stoibs: Not sure when I get to post this, overseas… :-). Couple of updates.

            • EU restrictions apply to Diablo, NBA2k19 and Rage. RoW: Dark Souls, and Resident Evil VII. Witcher 3 says it's a GOG key, still not too bad.

            • Tropico 5, Stardew Valley, Divinity: Original Sin 2 have not dropped yet, I suppose that's how we got Forza Motorsport and A Hat in Time instead.

            • Rage came twice, including that last one, was a bit more expensive first time around, winning bid 1375.

            • Trophy tooltip confirmed working, at least for now, thats how you don't see much overbidding above 1000NJK :-), pretty sure a lot of peeps figured it out. AAA get messy in the last minutes, it's kinda fun :-).

            Ps. this dude is legend, came 3rd with this bid, not kidding:
            Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Master Collection Steam CD Key 10 NJK d****@g**** 13/07/2019 06:09:27

  • +2

    Probably overkill, but I'm walking away with Rise of the Tomb Rider this week :-). Went all in in the last 25 seconds, margin was maybe 100NJK. Funny how 20-30 new bids got placed after reaching 1050NJK. Plenty of rich folks out there, poking around. Buy in was 50NJK.

    Btw, there seems to be a hold on all bids, 5-10 seconds before the clock runs out, so dont wait till the last second. Got denied last time. Good luck everyone :-).

    PS. Have lots of data on all past drops and winning bids, PM if interested :-).

  • +2

    One more interesting find, most drops are predictable, the pattern is not always straightforward, but as far as I can tell repeatable. I'd bet anything next round will feature:
    - F1 2015
    - Doom
    - Lust for Darkness
    - Fallout 3
    - Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion
    - Cities: Skylines

    High chance for Treasure Hunter. Can't figure out #8 :-). Last post today, promise :P

    • You were pretty spot on. The data you mentioned before, do you have a google doc or other way to share via PM? I'd be interested to check frequency and winning bids of some games like We happy few and A hat in time, but other games in general also :) thanks.
      P.S. congrats on getting tomb raider.. I'm guessing it cost above 1200!

  • Snipebidding extravaganza at 59 mins XX sec.

  • Free weekend drop summary. Courtesy soapbubbleround as he/she has exhausted their posting limit.


    • Nice effort @soapbubbleround, thanks.

  • If you're looking for something in particular maybe I can tailor a sheet with some actual data calculations for ya :-). I have everything running locally in excel. Not exactly cross platform, lol. All hell is breaking lose, since Tropico happened and some games didn't get claimed at all. Now I think I know why sometimes you get 9 drops instead of 8 :>. In either case, I'm still keeping an eye on what's happening :-). If I can help, I will.

    ps. yeah, RotTR was up there :-)

  • Got Nier for 1435.
    Welp, that's me done for atleast the next 3 weeks or so I guess :P

    Need a faster way to get coins =(

    • +1

      I just got it also, 1425 haha!

      • +2

        Hey congrats all! Going toe to toe, very close. Pretty sure that was your last shot at it as well, I expect 1 more Automata drop at best. Well done! I sweated out every single NJK too, can't complain. I would not expect these bids to get any cheaper.

        Looks like Civ 4 is out of the game, swapped with Tropico I guess. Good deal right there :-).

        @BackInTime Updated my google sheets a bit, so its easier to track specific games, look for drop-downs :-).

        pss. Cant post for another 5 hrs after this :>. oh well, back to Bayonetta :D (bought it off Steam last week, such an awesome game!)

        • @soapbubbleround - you're the real MVP :)

          • +2

            @BackInTime: Never hurts to get a pat on the back, thanks! A lot of it was curiosity, you know… ;-)
            On that note: were done here :-). One thing changed for me this week, prices aside. Finally got exactly what I was aiming for. I think a lot of us have :-).

            Entire weekend covered here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1flgpP6PYlaATh-hEr2Bn... (same as before)

            Data is good, except where the Kinguin winners list got it wrong (Treasure Hunter). Stuff is automated too so I'll have to debug at some point :-). Might be putting up a new one next week, feels more accessible than what I'm running locally.

            Enjoy your games guys and gals! :-)

  • For some reason the button to claim my 50 NJK isn't there right now…?

    • Counter is running fine, I should be able to claim any minute now.

      All looks normal: https://ibb.co/DPFhH7p
      Must be local to your browser/account.

      • Yeah I think it's just me then. I double checked just then and it's still not there.

        • +1

          Just noticed, it works only on https://www.kinguin.net/
          Doesn't matter if your signed in, the clock/button should always there. Hope this helps!

          • +1

            @DisabledUser304671: Oh ok, they might've changed it then. Usually I just go to the crazyweekends.kinguin.net link instead.


            • @cr4pm4n: I think they changed it back. Don't get confused if you get broken buttons on kinguin.net :-). Seems to work fine on the https://crazyweekends.kinguin.net/ page again, I'll know more in 2 hours… If in doubt, check both.

              • @DisabledUser304671: Yep I was able to claim it fine from the crazyweekends.kinguin.net page last night! I'll keep it in mind to check both next time. Thanks!

                • @cr4pm4n: That's good to know. Thanks! Havn't claimed anything since yesterday.
                  Kinguin.net doesn't currently show your NJK either, which might look scary as hell if you have 1000+ :-). Somebody suggested in comments this might be a good move to stop bots from farming NJK. Agreed!

                  • @DisabledUser304671: Not sure if this is just relatively new or been there for a while now but the button/timer seems to be up at the top of the page next to your sign in/cart options etc. and doesn't lose focus when scrolling now :D

                    • +1

                      @Stoibs: I noticed it today also. Looks like they're trying to streamline the whole experience. And it makes sense if they want to use it (edit: NJK) for more than just CFW givaways. Btw, the drop clock (crazyfreeweekends.kinguin.net) got a kickstart and is now showing 38hrs left until the next madness kicks in, visually its the same tho :-).

                      PS. New list got announced… https://kinguin.ly/games-for-crazy-free-weekend-19-21-july/

  • Thanks for the new list soaps.

    No more Nier, guess us folk here 'Ozbargained' the last couple :P
    After some much needed mods I'm quite enjoying it so far, glad I went all in and decided to bid.

    Sinking City is about the only thing that catches my eye this week, although being an epic timed exclusive I'd probably be happier to wait a year for steam anyway.

    • No probs :-). I was surprised to find the post myself :-). Was looking for news on the website revamp!
      Haha, we sure cleaned 'em out :-). I don't see Tomb Raider either. Glad to hear Nier doesn't dissapoint. From what I've seen it looks epic.

      List has grown a lot this week, nearly 60 games in total. I'm guessing we get more drop variation, hunting down exact games might be tougher tho (it was never easy to begin with, lol). I only have like 300 krowns or so, might as well sit back and relax :-). Some of them I never heard about, so it's a nice way to catch up. What hits my nerve is this Platinum Edition for Cities Skylines (base game + 4 DLCs). Worst idea yet!

      "Noooo…." ;-)

  • +1

    Speaking of bad ideas. Whipped up a new sheet for Episode 8: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YgoM1lOdPsVlks7RVeGH...

    Not much in it, but it's free for everyone. And now you can help keep it up to date too! Check the 'input' sheet, if interested. Sadly, I don't know much about webcrawling, AFAIK stuff behind captchas wont work anyway. Yes, it has to be done by hand, and I don't know if I can stay awake another 58 hours ;-).

    Feel free to take it out for a spin, or pitch in during the weekend. Plus, you can PM the winner lists to me, or upload somewhere where I can read it (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hrPsR2g7Xhp3wxQBEyHrGIVf...). Don't worry if you break something. That's the point!

    Free weekends 28 hours and closing… ;-)

  • +1

    Alright, I think I've seen enough. People are bidding up to 1600NJK, and GTA hasn't even dropped yet :P.
    I picked up on several new key restrictions this week, and thought it worth posting. Hope everyone enjoys a quiet weekend :-).

    • EU only keys: Devil May Cry, Overwatch, Football Manager, The Sinking Ship
    • Regional limitations: Sleeping Dogs, Soulcalibur VI
    • RoW keys: Hearts of Iron, ProEvolution Soccer
    • Geez, i've only been able to save up 1300 since the second week (didn't know about it in the first)…

  • One thing I learnt last week is to only reveal your bid at the last minute because there is always someone who's got more NJK than you.

    Second thing I learnt was to go all in so you have no regrets at the end if you lose the bid because that's the best you could do.

    Applying the above two, I was able to score 2 games today. Fallout 3 Steam Key and Minecraft Windows 10 Key. That's all I could do so now I am off for at least 2 to 3 weeks while I accumulate NJKs.

    • +1

      Didn't mean to scare you off there buddy :-). The hot titles are 1500 scarry. Others have normalised around and under 1000. Updated my sheets a bit, so you can have a look. GTA V is now up, 1600NJK with 10mins to go…

      Yes. Worked for me last week. AAA get a lot of attention - up to 50-60 bids. I also like to creep up behind the leading bid. You can find the top 3 are 200-300 NJK apart. At the end of the day, last minute all-in snipes will be a thing, if you're commited. Or you can hope to pull off a sweet deal, like this guy :-)

      Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 1225 NJK h****@y**** 19/07/2019 20:44:53
      Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 950 NJK k****@m**** 19/07/2019 20:01:26
      Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 300 NJK n****@h**** 19/07/2019 20:16:51

    • Nice advice @bigbadboogieman

      Lucky double for you mate. So to have a chance of winning 2 games, do you suggest making a regular late bid for the 1st game until you win, and then use all of your remaining krowns for the 2nd game?

      Is that how you managed to do it? I'm still recharging my krowns because I went all in on 1 game last week haha.
      So trying to find the best strategies for next weekend :) cheers

      • Two accounts.. :)

        • +1

          Ahh ok.. double your odds I guess :)

  • +3

    Another crazy weekend covered… https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YgoM1lOdPsVlks7RVeGH...

    Congrats to the lucky winners on their successful and well timed bids ;-). No really, IMHO the competition is just insane!

    On that note, I am kind of looking for 2-3 people who check the CFW website on a regular basis, interested in helping track the CFW. All I need is somebody to copy the entire page (top-to-bottom, text only) and send it via e-mail. I did most of it on my phone, and it only takes me a minute. So it shouldn't matter where/how you do it :-). PM/reply if you think you can spare the time, thanks! :-).

    I am ok to manage the file myself, at least until I get all the bugs out of it :P. Hangover Monday, here we come :-).

  • +1

    In case someone missed it, here's the new list: https://kinguin.ly/your-most-requested-games-are-coming-to-c...

    Episode 9 overview - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_qEkAmOdreCIbK_TN1Aq...

    If you can send me winner lists, I will keep updating it as often as I can :-). E-mail here - [email protected]

    Ps. Type the hour/timezone in the subject, so I don't get too confused :P. Trying something new here, will see how it goes. Cheers and good luck!

    • There are definitely some good games on that list.
      Too bad they're still doing the bidding system though (unless this packs thing they mention is a different thing?).

      • Yeah, I'm curious what the packs are all about. One change I would make is add a 30-60s cooldown, so you can maybe control last second snipes. Right now, it feels a bit cheesy that you can up by 1 NJK with no limits :-). At some point, some clever dude might try and exploit this… I admit, it was a lot more fun the first time ;-).

        I was wondering if they'd bring NMS to the table. Damn you, you smart ass penguin…! :-)

        • CFW is reaching new heights… No Man's Sky sold for 1755 NJK :-)))
          Damn… Everything else feels normal in comparison. Double damn…
          ps. sorry for the edit :P

          • @DisabledUser304671: Yeah it feels people have had hundreds of bot account programmed to grab NJKs the moment it's available everyday and then using those bot account to claim at very high rates…. Or they found a way to fool the system into submitting a higher bid compared to their existing balance.

            Was wondering if there was a way to activate a bid, then go backend to change a bit of backend code to increase your NJK balance on screen and then submit a bigger bid from front end?

            • @bigbadboogieman: You mean, trick the unlock action to make a positive balance change instead? I don't know much about backend, but that would be a real nasty exploit :-).

              I suppose mining NJK is doable, the cookies don't expire on the main page at all. I don't think they can get around the ~30 mins you get at crazyfreeweekends.kinguin.net, not without some amount of decision/input. I haven't had a try yet this weeknd. How's your luck so far?

              I'm still seeing of bit of bid spread, and what looks like all-ins :-). It doesn't feel like bots, except maybe a few cases of bidding at **:59:59. That shit is just scary :-)

  • I think i'm just gonna keep saving up until Forza comes up again.

    • +1

      I hope you get another shot at it, it was pot luck after all. I mean, Forza was never a planned drop AFAIR :-).
      I feel the same way about No Man's Sky. Never expected that TBH…

      Speaking of which, a big chunk of the list has not dropped yet, not a single key, see below. That's not normal :-). On the upside, have not seen any EU only games this week.


      Resident Evil 0 / Biohazard 0 HD Remaster Steam CD Key
      Ride 2 Steam CD Key
      Shadows: Awakening Steam CD Key
      Sleeping Dogs
      Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 (not sure what to make of this, Sniper Trilogy was listed separately, and they delivered)
      Sonic Mania
      Star Wars Battlefront Origin CD Key
      Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Steam CD Key
      The Sinking City EU Epic Games CD Key
      The Surge
      Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Uplay
      TrackMania 2 Stadium Steam CD Key
      Tricky Towers Steam CD Key
      Turmoil Steam CD Key
      Worms World Party Remastered Steam CD Key

  • +2

    This run is almost over. I did what I could to make the overview accessible and informative ;-). Ep. 9 - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_qEkAmOdreCIbK_TN1Aq...
    Now Google just needs to fix their chart coloring… Will upload the last couple drops after I get some much needed sleep :-).


    PS. I've been looking at timings, should check against previous weeks, and this CFW in particular really didn't favor the Eastern Hempishere. Top picks, which don't drop that often, e.g.: Cuphead, No Man's Sky, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Dark Souls III, have largely come in the Eastern wee hours, hitting the European evening market sweet spot instead. I was going to say there is a blurry pattern for those games (1 drop on Friday, 1 Saturday, 2 Sunday or 1xFri, 2xSat, 1xSun - roughly translated to Sat-Fri-Mon in AEST ;-P) but I don't know what good that does, unless some of you are nocturnal :P. Bummer… Maybe you guys can figure out more. I'm to close to this to get a decent FOV :-]. NB. That list I mentioned before, never happened.
    Last survivor of the FreeWeekend, signing off… ;-).

  • +1

    Nuther list posted earlier today: https://kinguin.ly/crazy-free-weekends-2-august/

    There's NieR, TR 2013, Hitman, MGS and a few more I'm not going to spoil for you :-).

  • Kinguin sent out a survey about Ninja Krowns.
    Managed to get this 4% off code from it: NINJA4KROWNS
    Doesn't look like it's unique, so I decided to post it here :)

    • Is that for NKR (bitcoin) or NJK? I have a feeling this code doesn't work on the CFW. They really messed up their naming schemes :-)

      Nier Automata got owned at 2125NJK (all 3 high bids over 2k). Kudos if you got it for 1,6k :-). Wolfenstein and Plantefall didn't even come close…

      I might settle for Darksiders. Is that a decent choice? I did saw a bit of lets play, and it looks pretty casual, thats what I'm hoping for. Dragon's Dogma looks a bit overkill for me :-).

      • I'm pretty sure the code is for 4% off on their store and not for the CFW.
        Not sure when it expires though, but I would assume it would be by the end of the weekend.

        • Alright, that makes more sense :-). Still 4%, doesn't feel like much of a discount. How did you get into the survey? I prolly missed it, but don't recall anything about a survey in my email.

          Btw, here's the breakdown for this weekend. Not sure if I can keep it up all the way, but its going well so far.

  • +1
    • +1

      Nice. I'm gonna skip this week. Only interested in DMC bids, but expect they will be very expensive. Let me know if they drop No Man's Sky by accident? :-) Thanks!

      I did make a new spreadsheet. Tweaked a few things, and laid out some guidelines, for people who can/want to pitch in :-). Not ready to do a full manual just yet…
      NB. Don't expect frequent updates, but should have no problem to collect a lot of info during daytime. I'll let you know when I put anything in the file.

      Here's the link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1W8boRAyt6UoBmyReOFr4...

  • +2

    Interesting bit… Kinguin staff are announcing each and every wave on Telegram, with a list of games for the next one in advance (Telegram link is on the CFW website).
    Chat is a mess and timing is a bit random ATM :-), but it is accurate. This solves a lot of problems…

    PS. Uploaded the first 3 waves to the spreadsheet, needed some testing. Next update coming in 5-6 hours.

    • +2

      File is updated, bids looking good, except Witcher going through the roof :-).
      Haven't seen DMC yet, small chance they switched it for Better Late than DEAD. That's the only odd game in the bunch so far.

      That kinda wraps it up for me :-). Good luck!

    • +1

      You're doing Gods work!
      Thank you for all the effort you've put in.
      I'm personally saving for something nice to go all in on but my will is fading.

      • Even God rested on the 7th day, right? ;-) Well, I missed a few :P. Thanks for the cheers. It helps to know I'm not just doing this for myself :-).
        Rounds updated, just missing the winning bids. Could be worse :P. It's not a big effort, except getting sleep, so you can expect more updates later (most likely by morning AEST).

        True, Kinguin is not making things easy. Waves are much harder to predict, and they're switching the pool on the fly.
        PS. They stopped posting on Telegram, at least for now. People already getting pissed DMC did not pop :-).

        • DMC is finally coming in 5 mins. This could get ugly real fast :-)))

          Also, and most importantly, I am getting help from you guys :-), and so I managed to fill in most of the blanks. Thanks! :-)
          Expect an update in another 5-6 hrs

          • @DisabledUser304671: Damn DMC was easily the highest i've seen any games go for:

            2019-08-11 01:59:51

            2019-08-11 01:59:48

            2019-08-11 01:59:54

            • @cr4pm4n: Ouch! :-) That was the EU key. They already confirmed they will try bring a global CD Key next time.
              Starting to think I shoulda gone with Darksiders last week :-))).

              • @DisabledUser304671: File is updated with the latest waves. Will add one more before I doze off. See ya!
                Wolfenstein topped it :-). These can't be bots. The bids are insane, lol.

  • Morning ;-). File is up to date. Will be back later to finish it off :-).

    • Nice, might try my hand at Chrono Trigger. I hear the PC port is much better these days.

      • Looks like they put it in a lot of new stuff this week too. So hard to pick a favourite. Layers of Fear for one.
        I've got another spreadsheet ready, will post the link tomorrow.

  • Had a bit fun on the first round. Got Space Marine for a bit over 150njk :-). File is up as promised:

  • Anybody wants a Rise of Legion Gold pack? Are they worth anything? (PM/reply)
    (Figure best I post this seperately (excuse the spam)

    PS. If you're curious about the ninja packs, I'm not convinced :-). You be the judge:
    Got 3 cards: 3% kinguin discount (yay…), 2x Rise of Legion pack (Gold & Normal).

    Was able to redeem 25NJK on common cards, Epic cards are worth 40NJK. If anyone gets hardware/merch I'd be interested to know what those are :-).

  • I'm surprised Sims 4 is getting high bids. It was free to keep on Origin, just a few months back.

    • Alan Wake got a 1600NJK bid this week too :-). I missed out on Dungeons II, but not planning to go all in just yet :-/.
      Somebody did text this on Telegram, don't know for sure if its true:

      "Aaaa thank you The Sims 4 wasn't the standard edition it was the deluxe edition".

    • Guess I spoke too soon :-))). PS. I know what this looks like, it's not. Really it's not. Just dumb luck :-).
      Dungeons 2 Steam CD Key
      153 v****@g**** 2019-08-18 03:59:54
      150 h****@m**** 2019-08-18 03:59:40
      150 (YOU) g****@p**** 2019-08-18 03:59:59

  • Been checking since I got home and the list still isn't out for some reason. Usually drops every thursday roughly by the time of the afternoon or during the afternoon.

    • Still nothing. Lists used to be up ~48hrs prior to event start. No answers on Telegram either. On the upside they haven't posted anything to upset me yet ;-).

    • https://kinguin.ly/get-ready-for-crazy-free-weekend/

      PS. They've added something called lottery, with an extra pool of games. Have a read, it's a lot to take in ;-)

      • Only 4 bids per hour now with the rest in a random point-sink lottery system.

        Yuck… not a fan of this change at all.
        I should have went all in last week on the thing I was watching since it looks like this is dying off or atleast changing in a direction I can't get behind =(

        • +1

          Shame about only 4 picks per hour. I missed that note! The lottery reminds me of a cheap p2w scheme I played a while back (and also NJK packs :P). Not a fan of giving away anything for a small RNG chance of getting what I actually want, or getting anything back for that matter. Gave up on the idea of hoarding too, and just hope I can hunt down some neat little games for the least NJK possible. If the winning tickets spawn random games that could free up the potential for trading/exchange. Would not mind that. I'm afraid advertising the rewards at this point only complicates things :-).

          I get the impression Kinguin is just trying to bridge the gap for collecting NJK. I am only guessing the quality selection of games is also aimed to lower the level of all-ins and general desperation :-)). Either that, or they're actually running out of steam (bad pun, sorry).

  • Off to a rocky start :-). Failed to load the first round. Timer: 0, Jumping penguin: 1

  • +1

    Got the spreadsheet updated to the new format. Starting to hate how they're messing with it every week :P.

    Anybody experiencing login problems or claiming/checking their NJK? Let's just say, I have a bad feeling about this… ;-)

    • No login/coin issues on my end.

      Looks like they changed the UI once again though to show the highest bid ranges, rather than just the winning bid.

      I'd remind people to check the Regional restriction icon on things once again also as a random aside, I almost went in for the Rage 2 lottery last night because 'why not', but then I remembered and saw that it was a Europe only key.

      • Thanks for checking. Guess I'll wait a bit before laying it on support :-p. Tried all sorts of things, all I get is 'unable to login' prompts. If you get stuck with a EU copy, I'm always willing to trade ;-).

        I just feel bad I couldnt buy a ticket for the 100%off. 75njk seems very reasonable for a shot at that. Its all a big lottery in the end :-))).

  • Modern Warfare 2 caught my eye and I might actually spend some of the NJK i've been saving up this entire time.

    Wish me luck with my first bid lol.

    EDIT: Well that went to shit. I unlocked it for 50 and I put a bid of 1300 like 3 seconds before the hour and it's over somehow?

    • Seems to end/lock out bids 10-15 seconds before clock time from what I can tell.

      • Just got the one from the last hour. Didn't check what time I exactly put it in, but it was around 40-50s, and yeah I think it locks out bids in the last 5-10s. (1250 (YOU) l****@g****)

        Right now though I need to figure out how to get my key, cause it's not in my inventory… ?

        EDIT: It shows up in the Ninja Pack section of the inventory, not the games section.

    • Don't feel bad. I activated but only had like 1250… It was showing 1100 so I was happy.. went all in and Nada….

    • I think seeing the min-max bids is nice, but makes near impossible to trail without high bids/all-ins. Keeps everybody on their toes.

      Asuming lag will vary between connections: Accroding to speedtest my ping is about 7ms (recently swapped wifi for ethernet cable, wow) and for me the clock resets 2-3 seconds away from 0, most likely server lag. The website adds a further delay. Right now last second snipes are less than 2% of all winning bids, and mostly down to luck, not bots, I hope :P.

      I'm sure you will get it next time around. Also, congrats if you did :-).

  • I was able to score Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition for 681 NJK so I guess this weekend's been okay….

    • …and Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Origin CD Key. Got both from the same account at bargain NJKs. This week has been good.

  • Dont ask how I know, or if its accurate, but I came accross the number of tickets bought per each lottery. I'm starting to regret that I did :P.
    Maybe it will give you an idea if its worthwhile… Feeling lucky? :P

    Tickets sold: 89 The Sims 4 - Island Living DLC Origin
    Tickets sold: 287 Anthem Origin
    Tickets sold: 479 Kinguin 100% Discount Code
    Tickets sold: 364 Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Steam
    Tickets sold: 198 Rage 2 EU Bethesda
    Tickets sold: 154 Mortal Kombat 11 Steam

    • Not anymore… Not buying after I bought 1 for 100% discount.

      • 3 rewards spread across 500 people sucks :-), pros: no outbidding, no sniping, no bots (other than multi accounts, I guess). You buy a ticket and hope for the best. Reminds me a little of the first givaway, hundreds of people screaming randomly at the ghost of claim button :-)). I'd call the lottery minimum effort, even chance. Right now unlocking any bid is still a lottery, except you put in the effort in bidding, and hope the system wont screw you over :P.

        That aside starting to think lottery is a whole lot better than ninja packs giving you random BS. People who got game cards received: "SAMOLIOTIK" & "Hello from Indiana", whatever those are :P. Merch rewards turned out to be %% discount coupons. If anyone got a good one, they kept it to themselves :-).

  • +1

    Somebody made a comment the lottery takes the premium games out of the bidding…
    Now I have this nagging feeling, thats probably as fair as you can get. Also, bidding is more fun, when its not Black Friday all over again :-). Something to think about :-).

  • +2

    This came up on Telegram today. No need to check for early announcements, I guess.

    "Hey Harold, the games are kept hush hush so everyone can be pleasantly surprised. Be sure to check out the next round of the Crazy Free Weekend to see what we have prepared!"

  • +2
    • I fail to understand how people accumulate such levels of NJK.

      Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Digital Download CD Key
      2955 s****@g**** 2019-08-31 07:59:33

      2870 c****@g**** 2019-08-31 07:58:56

      2701 r****@b**** 2019-08-31 07:59:52

      • They probably didn't spend any or very little since the introduction of the njk. Its definately possible to have even more than that. I started collecting from the start, spent 1425 for Nier Automata and I am back up to 2350 njk. I missed a couple of days also so it's possible people may have over 3800 njks banked up.

      • What the actual (profanity).

        • Having a hard time pinpointing when the NJK went live, but its somewhere between 11-12 weeks, above 80 days for sure. That's a lot of NJK :-))).

          I was going to suggest: stop NJK daily collection, give everyone the same NJK amount each week, flush whatevers left. Make it even ground every Episode. But that just brings us back to people claiming whatever they can get their hands on, and account abuse. I'm liking the lottery idea more, but 3 games just won't cut it.

  • +1

    On the upside… my pet project finally clicked into place ;-). At least until they start changing shit again :-). So here it is:

    Use at your own risk. Had to start a new account after last week… so far so good.

  • Anyone know of Hitman 2 or Anthem have dropped yet?

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