July 18, 2011

Valve Complete Giveaway

In celebration of Valve and all the great games they have given to the us over the years we have decided to host a giveaway in honor of this for all of our current and future members. 

We will be giving away the ‘Valve Complete Pack’, for those of you who don’t know what that means let me tell you.  The “Valve Complete Pack” contains every single Valve game including Left 4 Dead 2, Portal 2, Half-Life 2, and many more.  To see a complete list of games check the list at the bottom of the page.  The contest ends July 31st, 2011. 

You may now be asking yourself what do I have to do to get qualified for this  fantastic give away.  Read below!

1.  Sign up on the website here at  www.thegamersblog.com.  If you are already a member please proceed to step 2.

2.  Post on this post what your favorite game is of all time and why.  Tell us what made this game special to you and why you like it so much!  This can be any video game or even a board game.  We just want to know what you like and why!

3.  Please like us on Facebook by clicking the like button on the right hand side of the screen and refer us to your friends (honor system we will trust you). 

4. You will need to have a Steam Account to accept this prize.  You are more then welcome to create a new steam account at our friends at Steam.  If you already have a steam account you are set!

The Valve Complete pack includes (drum roll):

Counter Strike

Counte-Strike: Source

Counter-Strike: Condition Zero

Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Deleted Scenes


Half-Life: Blue Force

Half-Life: Opposing Force

Half-Life: Lost Coast

Day of Defeat

Day of Defeat: Source

Deathmatch Classic

Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2: Deathmatch

Half-Life 2: Episode I

Half-Life 2: Episode II

Half Life Deathmatch Source

Team Fortress Classic

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead 2


Portal 2

and finally…



  1. macabis2 - July 21, 2011 4:20 am

    The elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    One of the first RPG’s I played and it had a unique felling when i finished it+ I got the best sword( dremora claymore) very early in the game

  2. jockser - July 21, 2011 3:14 am

    Out of this world/Another world. Probably the first game that really got sucked in to its universe. Graphics looks good even by today standards thanks to its unique look. Gameplay was revolutionary and multiple death scenes, but the best part was its ending; Beautiful ending with beautiful music.

  3. Ali - July 20, 2011 11:38 pm

    chrono trigger for the snes/psx/ds and virtua console on wii.
    I love that game as it has the perfect combo of science fiction and fantasy. It’s characters grow on you and you get to love each one of them. The game plus and multiple endings set a standard which other games imitate.

  4. wolfkin - July 20, 2011 10:50 pm

    hard to say a pure all time but my go to answer is Super Mario World and I won’t back down. Fantastic game. I could play Donut Plains 1 for 6 hours a day. It’s just PURE fun. The game is filled with level after level of…. just… fun. From start to finish it’s the complete experience and no matter how subersive Heavy Rain is or how awesome the voice acting in Uncharted is or how tight the controls are in Halo # nothing has ever been able to top Super Mario World as my all time great.

    Unfortunately it’s a tight race. There are a ton of other games I could rank up there with SMW. Some that are better in some ways. Some that are just as good. I hate picking one because it implies I don’t like games like Super Mario Bros 3, Ocarina of Time, Link to the Past, Kirby Canvas Curse, Metroid Prime, or Singstar as much. I love each of those just as much as SMW. Heck I might say that Ocarina while only my 2nd favorite Zelda game (to LttP) is the game that I’ve most resonated with emotionally. Beating that game was such a triumphant feeling.

  5. davemjustice - July 20, 2011 10:24 pm

    Of all time, I would say Halo 2. I loved that game, I played it all the time with my friends and I have many fond memories with it.

    Right now though, TF2. So much teamwork and communication that goes into it, and when you get a close game, it is intense.

  6. okaythenmate - July 20, 2011 9:18 pm

    I think I will say TRINE, as this can is a fantastic little game. It had excellent graphics, the gameplay was awesome and not to mention the Local Co-Op on the game was just pure fun and hilarity. Oh man I can not wait for TRINE 2.

  7. AzorMX - July 20, 2011 9:08 pm

    Easy question, my favorite game is Mega man X

    Now here goes the story: Ever since I was a small child I’ve been a gamer. Playing on my free time, now as a small child I also had problems and stuff that just made me sad. Every time I was sad they would take me to the local video store and I always rented Mega man X. Many times I rented all of the three games and they always made me smile, and for that reason Mega man X, which was the one I rented the most, is my favorite game of all time.

  8. Ricken - July 20, 2011 3:44 pm

    My favourite game of all time would have to be Deus Ex. It’s unpatronizing and a completely one of a kind experience. I’ve replayed it multiple times forgoing way different playstyles and they were all valid, the number of ways to do things and the interactions present still surprise me.

  9. jordons4 - July 20, 2011 11:28 am

    My favorite game would have to be Maniac Mansion for NES. It was one of the first games that I ever played.

  10. warpedsoul - July 20, 2011 6:25 am

    My favorite game is Demon’s Souls. It is a beautifuly designed game, and also very challenging. The conecpt of the game is great, as well as the game play mechanics. Just all around perfect game.

  11. sirmeep - July 20, 2011 6:23 am

    My favorite was probably super mario for the Nes. It was the fist video game I’ve ever played and starting my gaming addiction :p

    my steam account is also sirmeep

  12. Fragger - July 20, 2011 12:48 am

    My favorite game of all time would have to be the awesome futuristic first person MMO tank game known as Tanarus. None of you probably have even ever heard of it, but man.. this was one heck of an online game, even up to the point when it was killed off.

    This was one of the very first “modern” PC games I have ever played, not too long after my family had gotten our first home PC that wasn’t an ancient dinosaur, back in 1998. It was one of the most unique games there were/are, with some pretty awesome game modes like Phoenix Wars and Force Wars (force wars was both kick-ass and extremely amusing) and the game required teamwork, tactics, skill, and a lot of practice to get good at. I spent many, many hours playing this game, especially back during the good old shareware/reg days. It offered something special that has yet to be found in a game to this day.

    This game was amazing. Here’s some Force Wars gameplay. =P


    I really miss this game. =\

  13. AceOfNades69 - July 19, 2011 10:50 pm

    A lot of the games mentioned have been favorites of mine, but I got lots of love for Team Fortress Classic and Counter-Strike. We are talking back in the Half-Life mod days. These two games brought me into the world of online play. I spent hours upon hours using the family computer playing them.

  14. metapod100 - July 19, 2011 10:38 pm

    My favorite game is of all time is Mega Man 2 for the NES. What makes this game special to me is that it was my first experience with video games. I recently purchased Mega Man 2 and a NES (that I restored) through ebay. The nostalgia never stops.

  15. CABXYZ - July 19, 2011 10:09 pm

    @Badaboomxx The Ninja Gaiden 2 on the NES was some great times and fuel for alot of frustration and broken controllers. Tecmo had some of their best stuff on NES.

  16. Chris - July 19, 2011 10:08 pm

    Final Fantasy III/VI. Not only is the story complex and well written, the characters have interesting depth. The game is challenging, huge, and full of secrets and tricks. And, the game dynamic takes a huge twist right in the middle, as you lose every member of your party and have to rebuild in a post-apocalyptic world. The soundtrack was beautifully scored, the game artwork was the very best of its time, and I still play this game nearly two decades after its release.

  17. stellarcommando - July 19, 2011 9:28 pm

    SaGa Frontier for PS1 – it’s a pretty early example of open-endedness in RPG’s that’s well done in a classic way.

  18. Mavromatis - July 19, 2011 7:26 pm

    Civilization. It thought me everything. It had everything. Building a civilization that will stand the test of the time.

  19. s8man888 - July 19, 2011 7:25 pm

    My favorite game of all time is Battlefield 2. The mix of infantry and vehicle combat, combined with an emphasis on teamwork made it one of best games out there. A bonus was the commander mode, which made it feel even more like real a battlefield.

  20. LocoElBob - July 19, 2011 6:11 pm

    Probably Grand Theft Auto III, it was the first game of its kind to give so much freedom and fun and was a refreshing idea of its time. It stole hundreds of hours from my life, mowing down pedestrians, shooting people, etc. I loved it.

  21. aznguile972 - July 19, 2011 5:12 pm

    Battlefield 1942. One of the first games to incorporate land, water, and air into a single combat experience. Included airplanes, bombers, vehicles, tanks, transports, and even infantry. Also, it was semi-open source to allow modifications to be made to the game itself. Some great mods such as Desert Combat paved the way for the Battlefield 2. Forgotten Hope was also another great mod. Met a lot of great people during the times of good ol ’42, had a lot of fun, and even joined a clan because of it. =) =HPSF= FTW!

  22. Kusidjur - July 19, 2011 2:57 pm

    Monopoly, because I enpjoy crushing friends and family… that sounds meaner then it was intended to =D

  23. christina - July 19, 2011 2:55 pm

    I’m a lame one who doesn’t play video games, never played ANY for that matter. But I LOVE me some Apples to Apples. 🙂

  24. badaboomxx - July 19, 2011 2:36 pm

    My favorite for the nes was ninja gaiden 2, so many hours wasted in that game…… good old times. What made this so special is that the friend that lend me the game moved away when I was 9, later I bought the game, but after a couple of days later I lend the game to a friend because he has visits coming to town, and one of the guest took the game to never be seen again. Bittersweet story.

  25. teto__315 - July 19, 2011 2:22 pm

    i think my favorite game is Battlefield Bad Company™ 2
    its really great
    sounds are awesome graphic is great story is perfect
    and multiplayer rocks

  26. GenPirate - July 19, 2011 2:19 pm

    My favorite game is Medal of Honor Allied Assault. It holds meaning close to my heart because out of the blue one day my father came home from work and handed me it. I never asked for it nor expected to get anything that day. It was my first real game and I will never forget it.

  27. saied - July 19, 2011 2:17 pm

    my favorite game is Fifa 11 because
    it’s really nice when you play it with friends or family

  28. m3talst0rm - July 19, 2011 10:34 am

    My favorite game of all time would have to be Metal Storm for the NES. I went through a stage where I was all about collecting video games. I wanted all the games I had as a child. So I picked up the marios, the zeldas, the disney themed games, etc. However, in one bundle I purchased, several games that were unknown to me were included. One of these titles was Metal Storm, a sort of mech shooter with a gravity flipping mechanic. I was so excited to find a game that was unknown to me but really fun. I looked it up on the internet and found that it was relatively unknown to many other gamers as well. I guess this game introduced me to the “hidden gems” of video games and has helped me to keep an open mind with under-appreciated titles.

    Thanks for the contest.

  29. CSideGamer - July 19, 2011 9:55 am

    Thanks for the contest.

    Favorite game, Ultima IV. Showing my age.
    Played it on my C64 freshman year of college. Got me hooked on RPG’s to this day.

  30. cs_451 - July 19, 2011 9:47 am

    My favorite came is the original Legend of Zelda. It was the first game I was heavily into, and opened up a larger world of comics and illustrations outside the game itself. Today it looks pretty simple and rudimentary, but the world in my imagination was vast!

  31. T8 - July 19, 2011 9:47 am

    hate to be that guy but..

    Counter Strike. It is the only game that fully encompasses a team based architecture without sacrificing the simple gameplay elements that every good game needs.

    It will be in my heart forever.


  32. CharcoalCoyote - July 19, 2011 9:42 am

    Loads of good games named here, especially loads of good Nintendo games. Many of the ones you all have named are some of my personal favorites. I wish you all good luck on the contest! One of you is going to be walking away with a crap-ton of games!

  33. smcneil - July 19, 2011 9:13 am

    My favorite game was Metroid on the NES, it got me into the gaming world. What got me into first person shooters was a the game Syphon Filter for the PSX and the Final Fantaasy Series got me into RPG’s. But it all ties back to side scrollers as i’m sure it does for most of us.

  34. Billy - July 19, 2011 5:49 am

    @Soundman yeah, Roadrash.. i never had a console. 🙂

  35. xx_blam_xx - July 19, 2011 5:10 am

    Thanks so much for this contest!

    I’m putting the original Pokemon games. While Ocarina of Time was the one that shaped me into the gamer that I am today, it was Red and Blue that first sucked me into the world of video games. I owe a lot to that game and I wouldn’t be the same person I am today without that game. Seems like a lot, but it’s true. Funny how such a small thing could shape who you are today, huh?

  36. Gram - July 19, 2011 3:33 am

    First and foremost, thank you for this fabulous giveaway. I would be ecstatic if I were to win.

    My favorite game of all-time is the first RPG I ever played: Final Fantasy VI. It is my favorite game because it’s what introduced me to the concept of immersing yourself in a game. You have to figure, I was in grade school at the time and was used to playing games in short bursts for entertainment. Final Fantasy VI allowed me to lose myself in a game’s plot and to feel for the characters, which was something I’d never experienced with a game. The music, the story, the characters, and the world of Final Fantasy VI holds up to this day. Every time I boot up a new playthrough of Final Fantasy VI and see Terra stomping through the snow and the music starts up, I get a rush of nostalgia like no other game.

  37. AlphaPanda - July 19, 2011 1:19 am

    My favorite game of all time is definitely Streets Of Rage for the Sega Genesis. As I was growing up, I had my trusty Sega Genesis and my trusty 6-Pak. (I still have my Sega Genesis and all my games, I fire em up from time to time for nostalgia purposes). As time went on, one of the ways my sister and I used to bond would be through that game. The amount of teamwork and cooperation that we put into that was astounding and it really brought us a lot closer. She and I of course have our sibling rivalries and butt heads, but that’s one of the things we both agree that we love.

    We still haven’t beaten it. ONE time we got all the way to the end boss, he asked if he wanted to be his sidekicks…of course, us being us, we hit Yes because we thought that was awesome. We got booted back to the 4th stage and promptly turned that shit off.

  38. thsoundman - July 19, 2011 12:30 am

    Last I checked T8 ‘I want I want’ wasn’t a game that I have ever heard of but I suppose it could be some obscure japanese game that no one has heard of lol. What is your favorite game ever T8 and why?

  39. Kalakarinth - July 19, 2011 12:28 am

    My favorite game of all time is Legend of Zelda: …Majora’s Mask. Ocarina of Time was my first video game of all and one of my top 5 for sure but even as a little kid I enjoyed Majora’s Mask a little bit more. The whole world ending plot line and a more somber world made the game just so amazing for me. It made me feel like I really was fighting for something as a kid. Also the cartridge I had was glitched and had all these cool things in it.

  40. thsoundman - July 19, 2011 12:27 am

    Roadrash huh? Sounds alot like Top Gear 2 for the super Nintendo.

  41. Billy - July 19, 2011 12:26 am

    My fav game of all the time was roadrash! i still remember the days in my childhood, coming from school, playing roadrash in the old computer in my house after the cartoon show in the tv. i always have it in my pc, let how much great 3D racing games were born. i think it is the best racing game of tha time. i even love super mario bros. 😀 thanks for the generous giveaway. though i have never played, i know that portal series was amazing.

  42. T8 - July 19, 2011 12:22 am

    I WANT I WANT!!!!

  43. zero_19 - July 19, 2011 12:16 am

    One of my favorite games from when I was younger was Sega’s Rocket Jockey. Almost no one knows what that game was, but it was awesome! Nothing beats flying around on a rocket shooting grappling hooks at you opponents and dragging them around an arena. For shear fun that was probably my favorite.

  44. thsoundman - July 19, 2011 12:09 am

    @ Captain Alan Wake… that is one modern game I haven’t ever play… that and Heavy Rain. I was so excited for both of those titles when they were announced and they I never got around to playing them. I actually have heavy rain in my collection but haven’t really sat down to play it. I need to sit down and play both of those apparently. I’m sure there will be a sequel!

  45. Lookback - July 19, 2011 12:06 am

    Tie: Battlefield 1942 and Company of Heroes

  46. CaptainUrahara - July 19, 2011 12:05 am

    Alan Wake.

    So much detail went into the backstory of the game, and into the game itself. It left you with just the right amount of intrigue and questions to be answered. It pulled you into the game making you question what really happened, what was really happening, and what would really happen in the time to come. Fantastic game, and I eagerly await a sequel!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  47. volcombrandon - July 19, 2011 12:00 am

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! I would have to say my favorite game of all time would have to be Super mario, its just where gaming started for me and i progressed from mario, i also loved Super mario 64 was one of my all time favorite games and from there i just kept getting more and more into gaming with my family and cousins and now im into it even more today from starting mario years ago :)!! Thanks again for the giveaway and Goodluck to everyone!

  48. Aerc - July 18, 2011 11:39 pm

    I think my favorite game of all time is Phantasy Star Online Episode 1 & 2. It wasn’t a perfect game by any means but it was a way for my friends and I to bond. All of us lived in separate directions so seeing each other outside of school was a little hard. With PSO we could join a game and hack our way through enemies, level up and collect cool weaponry from our homes. I honestly don’t think if it wasn’t for that game we wouldn’t be as close as we are today.

  49. lboyes83 - July 18, 2011 11:35 pm

    Goldeneye for the N64. It was the first game that truly sucked me in. i couldnt put it down for years. I would spend endless hours at night seeing how many guards i could kill. I would try to find every hidden area in the game. I never used cheat codes either. i felt it tarnished my experience. To this day i will still hook up my N64 and play a few levels. I love to show my kids friends who is boss.

  50. worm - July 18, 2011 11:26 pm

    Super Mario Bros 3 because it not only introduced me to gaming, but is easily one of the best games of all time. The levels were fantastic and the enemies are memorable to all. I still play it to this day on my NES.

    • thsoundman - July 18, 2011 11:30 pm

      You know I haven’t played that game in years. I actually remember getting it back when i purchased Super Mario Allstars back in the mid 90’s. I probably, between it and Super Mario World, spent more time on those games then any others.


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