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. NEX-5 - November 16, 2011 4:05 pm

    Nice! Просто исках да отговори. Аз старателно обичаше своя пост. Продължавайте чудесната работа.

  2. gamerred - August 16, 2011 8:52 am

    I love final fantasy its fun and really addicting

  3. thsoundman - August 1, 2011 12:12 am

    Lady, I love that you brought up that you played with your kids. Very few parents take the time to do things with their kids these days and I’m very impressed that you spent time doing that with your children.

    Thank you for posting such an awesome comment!

  4. ladyt64 - July 31, 2011 11:40 pm

    Super Mario Brothers 3 is my favorite. I always played it with my kids when it first came out and we still play video games but that game brings back a lot of good memories.

  5. fcorin13 - July 31, 2011 9:46 pm

    My favorite game of all time is FFVII. I loved the story most of all & it really drew me in to feel like I know the characters. The game play was simple enough to understand & yet engaging. 🙂 Plus, my now husband & I used to play it together while we were dating. Well, he’d play & I’d watch most of the time, but yeah.

  6. Tommyspace2099 - July 31, 2011 7:43 pm

    So many cool games but my Favorite is House of the Dead 3 on XBox because I can use gun controlers and Killing Zombies is the best. I’ve played Half Life also before and loved it. On XBox 360 Left for Dead is awesome. Same reason Killing Zombies is awesome. Shooter games are the coolest for me. Peace

  7. rogannn - July 31, 2011 5:47 pm

    Gotta say Diablo II on PC since it’s probably the most time I’ve spent playing anything.

  8. DrPixel - July 31, 2011 5:25 am

    Haha, I haven’t been on this site for QUITE a while!

    Well, since you guys are giving away one of my favorite developers’ packs, I may as well enter.

    My favorite game of all time would hands down be Assassin’s Creed 2. The graphics were beautiful on my PS3 and the story was amazing yet so confusing at the end that I actually went on a forum and discussed it with other people. xD

    Anyway, the game was set in a great setting, Italy, and there was so much to do in it. I myself just breezed through most of the missions while at the same time collecting feathers and PS3 trophies. Quite a fun game, I must say. ^_^

    Good luck to everyone on the giveaway, and hopefully I’m not too late!

  9. 4robert - July 29, 2011 4:40 pm

    Gears of War, the greatest combat game ever in my opinion!

  10. Tonya - July 29, 2011 2:05 pm

    Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. This was the first game me and my daughter really bonded over. We had a lot of fun playing it.

  11. missy27 - July 29, 2011 1:02 am

    My favorite game of all time has to be Kingdom hearts it combined two of my favorite things in the world final fantasy and disney. I love how it not only had beautiful graphics and excellent gameplay but the story was also amazing. Kingdom hearts will always be special to me because it was one of the first games I bought with my own money. It reminds me of being young and saving up every penny of my allowance just to buy the videogames I wanted.

  12. AdamaDaberr - July 28, 2011 5:39 pm

    I think my favourite game of all time would be Riven – the sequel to Myst. I just loved the puzzels there and the amount of good time trying to solve them. Back then the graphics was just extraordinary. Other Myst parts were either too simple or too hmm… annoying with their riddles. The story was also a big, big plus.

  13. killakl0wnz - July 28, 2011 2:03 pm

    My favorite game ever has to be QUAKE 2 because you can double jump and triple jump and fly all the way across the levels while owning the crap out of people! I still play Quake 2 to this day because its so awsome! oh yea rocket jumping is really cool too 🙂

  14. Igneale - July 28, 2011 1:36 pm

    My favorite game of all time is without a doubt Starcraft/Broodwar. No other game have I played year after year (for 12 years until I got SC2). It’s truly astonishing (replayability wise) playing multiplayer after that long still never got boring and you see new things over a decade after the game was released… It is truly a challenge to beat your opponent and is tons more satisfying than beating any kind of AI (although I admit Portal was satisfying to figure out puzzles but no replayability… you know the answers).

  15. ArrenDusk - July 27, 2011 9:55 am

    Favorite game of all time. Always had trouble answering that question truthfully. A lot of good picks here already.

    It’s hard to find that one game that truly marked you at one time of your life, and just made it truly special.

    But I strongly believe my pick would be Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver for several reasons.

    This is a game that starts off as a simple revenge plot, which is possibly one of the most common and clichéd plotlines nowadays.

    However, no matter how overused a theme might be used, if the execution is well done, it can be truly memorable.

    While I would explain the plot briefly, I believe the fantastic intro does the job way better than I could ever have: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFiLNc46jAM

    I remember being around 7 years old, rewatching this over and over, and replaying the demo. That intro still wows me as much today as it did before.

    When I did get the full game, I couldn’t keep the controller down. For a game that is named “Soul Reaver”, it sure must have harvested the souls of a lot of games in its time. This game had a personality very few matched.

    Soul Reaver is set in a rich, dying world named Nosgoth. The entire atmosphere, from the art style, to the ambient soundtrack, helped flesh it out.

    But possibly its biggest asset is its stellar voice acting.
    All these well polished elements make for a very immersive experience, and keeps you interested and engaged in the storyline.

    It helped me ace the English classes back when I was young, since I could actually use those “overly complicated” words at the time. Note that I’m not a native english speaker, so I do have this game to thank for that extra help.

    It’s the best game of the series in my honest opinion, but the series seriously need a HD reboot, for every platform, so that people can again be interested in them.

    And that’s my explanation for my favorite game ever. Sorry about the rather lengthy writing, but I felt I couldn’t make this any smaller, really.

    Also, last but not least, thank you for this amazing giveaway.

    Here’s hoping I win something, and good luck to everyone else!

  16. iN7h33nD - July 26, 2011 1:28 pm

    My favorite game series would have to be any of the Ratchet and Clank games. Specifically the most recent game A Crack In Time because every game they build off of the previous. I just love the series and have followed it ever since it was created and i wish that Jak and Daxter was stilla round to compete with it. Sadly it ended and I don’t wish that it will come back because it had a definitive ending.

  17. Doozy - July 26, 2011 3:36 am

    Thanks for this great giveaway!

    My favourite game is Mortal Combat 3. I think almost everybody know it 🙂
    It was one of the first my videogames. It was not just a game, it was a great way to meet a friendly company and have some fun. It was so cool when you won and did fatalities, babalities and brutalities. So to say it was a sign of coolness 😀 Addition, it had a awesome single-player. I remember how I broke my controller, when was fight against Shao-Kahn. It can be concluded in the history of the MK world and great atmosphere created character models and maps. And even now, sometimes we’re going to remember the old days: start emulator and play MK 🙂
    I think it still one of the best fightings, although 15 years have passed. (And, probably, the best fighting game for the PC)

    P.S Sorry for my bad english 🙂

  18. sergeantnava - July 25, 2011 9:49 pm

    My favorite game of all time would have to be Tetris! I received my first copy of Tetris for the original gameboy (played it on my gameboy color) on my 8th birthday and haven’t been able to stop playing Tetris since. Tetris is just so simple and addicting. The arrangement of five different falling objects in a way that doesn’t leave gaps or holes is just fun to me. I love it, own it, and dream it ( literally ).

  19. stolid - July 25, 2011 12:51 am

    I’d have to say Goldeneye for the N64. The graphics felt insane at the time. I used to play it with my brother all the time in the summers. I’ve even played it in the last year. It’s still a great game. I also like the mod remake of it – Goldeneye Source.

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  21. wetniga - July 24, 2011 6:46 pm

    Halo Combat Evolved was my favorite game. It was the first shooter I have ever played and basically got me into gaming. I was anxiously awaiting Halo 2 and that game got me into online gaming.

  22. Alice - July 24, 2011 12:17 pm

    The Katamari series is still able to hold my attention even after playing through every game available on Sony systems at least twice. It combines two things I love: cute stuff and violence. The music is also wonderful and gets me in the mood to wreck cities with my katamari of doom.

  23. Shawn - July 24, 2011 10:52 am

    I have to say Final Fantasy IV. Always have fun replaying that game over and over again.

  24. Kamiki - July 24, 2011 8:27 am

    I have to CHOOSE a favorite game?!? FFX was awesome. Mario, classicly awesome. Zelda, such catchy music and kick assery. Super Smash Bro’s, legal way to kill my brother. Portal was awesome with the puzzles. Halo 2, cool story, first fps I didn’t suck balls at. Bah. Too many choices! I guess we’ll go with FFX. I’d say FF7 but I never actually finished it… =/

  25. mowmow - July 23, 2011 3:21 am

    My favorite game is Final Fantasy vi. The first time I saw the Opera, I was amazed at how cool it was. Each character had their own story that you could uncover. The music was incredible and it had one of the most ruthless villain in an RPG with Kefka.
    fb:chun lau

  26. matheusmcardoso - July 22, 2011 11:16 pm

    Portal 2, because i love puzzle games and has a nice co-op mode, and portals are f****** awesome.

  27. GAMElitist - July 22, 2011 9:50 pm

    Populous: The Beginning is my favorite game.

    It introduced me to one of my favorite development studios, Bullfrog (now defunct by EA). It was a god-game where you controlled a tribe RTS-style and fought to take over the solar system. The graphics were 3D along with mixed 2D sprites. Go check it out.

  28. Corpekata - July 22, 2011 7:05 pm

    Probably World of Warcraft. Not to say I love everything about it, at times it can be a slog, but the highs are probably higher than most of the other games I play. I met a lot of quality people there that I now play in other games with that has greatly enchanged my multiplayer gaming as a whol.

  29. GR4V1G0R3 - July 22, 2011 6:52 pm

    toejam & earl, always has been, probably always will be..

    great music, level design, and creativity with the enemies.

    lots of amusing features all the way through, and just enough story.

  30. FrenzySauce - July 22, 2011 2:21 pm

    My all time favourite game is definitely Super Mario Bros.
    It was my first game and it was the one that sucked me into gaming.
    I really don’t think I have to describe it to you, however I can describe how I felt when I first played it.

    The feel of the controller in my young, unblemished palms was great. It just felt…right, it felt at home in my hands. I saw the start-up screen for the game and felt a wild excitement growing in the back of my head. Then I pressed the ‘Start’ button and began playing the game. It was just magical, I kept playing until my mother snatched the controller from my sweaty hands and turned off the console (then I threw a tantrum)

    The first thing I would do when I came back from school was turn on the console and start playing Super Mario. I never could beat it though (until many years later when i discovered the Warp Zones)

    That is one experience I will definitely never forget!

  31. Elektr0ns - July 22, 2011 1:16 pm

    Fallout 1 would have to be my all time favorite game.

  32. thsoundman - July 21, 2011 11:18 pm

    @abouttandoutt Ohhhh sonic for the dreamcast was amazing. I played that game all the way through start to finish one summer. I actually have alot of bitter sweet memories with that system because I remember saving for it for sevearl month and my mother finally gave me the rest of the money i needed to buy it… shortly after I got it they announced they would be discontinuing the Dreamcast and no longer producing games for it. The Dreamcast was Uber cool because it could do ACTUAL internet surfing and I was blown away that you could do that. I do believe however that it was over a dial-up modem. Completely useless by todays standards but awesome none the less. It also, graphically, on the console side of things, way ahead of its time. The PS2 and Nintendo 64 didn’t have anything on the Dreamcast.

  33. thsoundman - July 21, 2011 11:14 pm

    @markusveralius You know I almost forgot about this game. It’s probably one of the most underrated games on console systems ever because I don’t think anyone truly realizes what it did for the console industry. It showed that a shooter could be on consoles. I think it was more influential to the industry then even Halo was.

    Funny thing mentioning Halo. I think halo is single handedly responsibly for the console industry today. If not for Halo I believe the Xbox console would of flopped.

  34. thsoundman - July 21, 2011 11:11 pm

    @ everyone… i was going over all the games listed here and it’s so varied I don’t think there is one person who said that they liked the same game. I believe two people said Zelda and not even then were they the same game.

    I think for favorite game(s) were the early star wars games. Has anyone here ever play Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Tie Fighter, Xwing vs Tie Fighter or Xwing Alliance. I think these would be in my top games of all time.

  35. decross20 - July 21, 2011 10:46 pm

    My favorite game of all time is Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time. The game holds high nostalgic value for me, as it was my whole childhood. Also, The amazing puzzle and combat elements of the game made it revolutionary for its time. Epic dungeons and bosses, amazing music, and a great story all make The Ocarina of Time my favorite game.

  36. jjr - July 21, 2011 9:40 pm

    Favorite game of all time: Dance Dance Revolution (series as a whole)

    Reason: I’ve spent countless hours with this game at the arcades and met many great friends whom I even keep to this day. This started about 10 years ago and ended with Extreme

  37. BlankUsername32 - July 21, 2011 4:19 pm

    I have to go with the original pokemon games. I remember battling my friends, and the winner would get to pick one of the pokemon in the loser’s party to keep.

  38. abouttandoutt - July 21, 2011 4:00 pm

    Contrary to popular games nowadays my favorite games were the games that I have the greatest memory of and that have stuck with me through those rainy days and was Sonic the HedgeHog for the GameGear and Dreamcast and Yoshi’s Island for the Gameboy Advanced. Might not have been as technologically advanced as some games nowadays but damn sure as fun as most of them. They were imho classics of the time of portable gaming.My steam account is abouttandoutt .Thanks for the Giveaway!

  39. BossLuigi - July 21, 2011 1:41 pm

    I would have to say Team Fortress 2, it is a great multiplayer game that I can play again and again as well as get on with all of my friends and just socialize while firing rockets into their face, and with TF2 being free to play now more and more people can play!

  40. Inktomi - July 21, 2011 12:59 pm

    My favorite game of all time has to be The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Bethesda made an awesome, open ended RPG experience, with a great set of developers tools. The community modding support made it not just a classic game, but now its legendary. I cannot wait to see what the future holds with Skyrim.

  41. Ethras - July 21, 2011 12:07 pm

    If I had a favorite game, it would be League of Legends. I found out about it from my cousin. League of Legends is a strategy game, kind of like DoTa. What made this game special to me was the bond between my cousin and me as we played this game. It was very fun, and the best part of it is that it’s free. You don’t need to pay any money for the in game items, and there’s a vast amount of champions you can play, and they give you 10 champions to play each week, which is another aspect of why I fell in love with League of Legends. Usually, I would play a game, then get bored of it after one week, but this game, I played for about 1-2 years. It was that addicting.

  42. markusveralius - July 21, 2011 7:41 am

    Goldeneye on the N64 because of so many memorable 4 player battles as a student, holed up in our student house. Also, trying to complete each level on the highest difficulty was too addictive.


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