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It's time for a wonderful contest to celebrate the 10th anniversary of THQ Nordic! To join, simply tell us about your favorite memory of all time related to playing video games.

You will have a chance to win 1 of 10 bundles including Darksiders III, Biomutant, Gothic 1, Kingdoms of Amalur, Titan Quest, Destroy All Humans!, ELEX, Desperados III, Outcast 1.1 and Expeditions: Viking! The contest ends on November 19th, 4 PM UTC.
1. Organiser: GOG sp z o.o., ul. Jagiellońska 74, 03-301 Warsaw, Poland, entered into the register of entrepreneurs of the National Court Register kept by the District Court for the Capital City of Warsaw in Warsaw, Poland, 14th Commercial Division of the National Court Register under the KRS No. 0000029514, Tax ID No (NIP): 113-21-77-807 and with a share capital of PLN 135.750,00 (referred to throughout these terms as the “Organiser”, “we”, “us” and “our”).

2. Competition Description. You can enter the competition by telling us about your favorite memory of all time related to playing video games. This has to be an original entry in the forum thread under the contest announcement on GOG.COM or in response to the contest post on Twitter or Facebook. Following @GOGcom Twitter / Facebook is also required for a valid Twitter / Facebook submission. We will pick 10 of the most creative and unique entries and award them.

3. Prize(s).
The winners will receive one of 10 redeem codes for a bundle including 10 games available on GOG.COM. The games are Darksiders III, Biomutant, Gothic 1, Kingdoms of Amalur, Titan Quest, Destroy All Humans!, ELEX, Desperados III, Outcast 1.1, and Expeditions: Viking
(total retail value of 355 USD).

The prizes are delivered by GOG. The game collection comes as a single-use redeem code without the option to gift products that are already in the user's library.

4. Competition Duration and Deadline. The Competition begins on November 9th 2021, 4 PM UTC and will end on November 14th 2021, at 4 PM UTC inclusive (“Closing Date”). All competition entries must be received by the Organiser by the end of the Closing Date to be valid.

5. Eligibility. You must be aged 18 or over at the time of entry in order to enter this competition. No purchase necessary. You must enter the competition yourself and your entry must be provided in the English language. You must comply with the laws that apply to you in the location that you access the competition from. If any laws applicable to you restrict or prohibit you from entering the competition, you must comply with those legal restrictions or, if applicable, refrain from entering the competition.

6. Additional requirements: You promise that all of the information which you provide to us in connection with this competition shall be and shall remain complete and accurate. You promise that your entry will not contain anything (i) that is or could reasonably be viewed as harmful, harassing, defamatory, libelous, obscene, or invasive of another’s privacy; or (ii) which you do not have a right to make available lawfully (including any material which infringes the rights of any other or requires the prior authorization of any other).

7. Prize conditions. Prizes are not negotiable, exchangeable, transferable, and have no cash alternative. The winner(s) will be contacted via Twitter/Facebook/GOG.COM forum instant messaging and announced on the GOG.COM Forum within one week of the Closing Date. The winner(s) will have seven (7) days to confirm whether he or she accepts the prize and to provide a postal address to which the hardware prize(s) will be sent (if applicable) and/or the GOG.COM account the prize will be awarded to (in case of other prizes) or any additional data that may be required for the purpose of meeting legal and tax requirements. If the winner(s) fails to contact us within that deadline or provide required data or refuses to accept the prize, we retain the right to award such prize to another runner(s) or to refrain from awarding this particular prize.

8. Excluded participants and entries. Employees of the Organisers, its holding or subsidiary companies, its agents or suppliers, or anyone else professionally connected with the competition, or members of their families or households are not allowed to participate in the Competition. The Organiser will not admit entries which: are automatically created by a computer or bot or script or other automated technology, created in bulk, fraudulent, have been altered or forged or tampered with, made on behalf of another person, or made by hacking, cheating or deception, which are racist, xenophobic, sexist, defamatory or otherwise offensive, illegal or which generally are inappropriate to admit or contrary to these terms and conditions.

9. Selection of winners. The winner(s) will be selected by a panel of judges based on creativity, originality, and the highest quality. The decision of the panel is final.

10. Ownership of competition entries and intellectual property or other rights: The Organiser does not claim any rights of ownership in your competition entry. By submitting your entry, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, and irrevocable right to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format, and sub-license the competition entry and any other accompanying materials for our marketing or other commercial purposes. If a competition entry contains your personal image, you grant us free of charge authorization to use and disseminate it for the same purposes.

11. Data protection: You acknowledge that we will process your personal data as a data controller in connection with the Competition. Brief information on this can be found below, whereas a more detailed description of how we handle personal data is included in GOG Privacy Policy. Your personal data will be processed for the purpose of: (i) the performance of the Competition in accordance with these terms and conditions, in particular, to contact you, assess your submissions, award and deliver prizes, announce the results, as well as address your complaints (Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR), which at the same time lies in our legitimate interest (Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR), namely the execution of the Competition as marketing activity concerning our services; (ii) meeting any applicable legal or tax reporting requirements (Article 6(1)(c) of the GDPR); (iii) determination, investigation or defense against possible claims (Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR). Your personal data will be processed until these purposes are achieved, unless the need for longer retention of personal data follows from the legal reasons. In particular, your data may be processed in connection with your account on GOG.COM pursuant to the GOG User Agreement and the GOG.COM Privacy Policy. We may share your personal data with other entities, such as e.g. website hosting service provider. Your personal data will not be transferred to a third country or an international organization. You have the right to request access, rectification, or erasure of your personal data, restriction of processing of your data or to object to the processing as well as the right to data portability. You have the right to lodge a complaint to the supervisory authority competent for personal data protection. Providing personal data in connection with the Competition is voluntary but necessary to participate in the Competition. Failure to provide personal data will prevent participation in the Competition. Your personal data will not be subject to automated decision-making, including profiling, as referred to in Articles 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR.

12. Tax: If necessary under applicable laws, the Prizes may be supplemented with a cash prize equal to the tax due on the prize. In such case, the cash prize will be deducted and paid as tax due under the applicable laws. In some cases, the winner may be obliged to pay taxes on the prize under local regulations of the country the winner is a resident of. We are not obliged to provide guidance in this respect.

13. Social media: You acknowledge that the competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, or YouTube. You agree to release Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, and YouTube from any responsibility to you in relation to the competition. You are obliged to comply with the respective, separate terms of service applicable to the use of these platforms.

14. General: (a) In matters not covered by these terms and conditions, the provisions of the GOG User Agreement apply accordingly. In the event of a discrepancy between the GOG User Agreement and these terms and conditions, these terms and conditions prevail; (b) These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of Poland.

15. Questions? Please contact
When i was very little and my father brought my brother and me a copy of muppet monster adventure and a psx memory card. We always rented it and knew the first world by heart, then we had the chance to save and go further. I finished it a year ago, 16 years late, on my ps3. To this day, i still keep the original disk, and even managed to digitalize it and make a psp eboot to keep the memories on the go (pun intended).
When people say to me what game do you remember the most, I'm usually quick to respond with Deuteros on the Amiga 500. It was a game like no other, a sci-fi space strategy game in which you mined for resources on the planet and from asteroids, researched new technology, and built ships to colonize the stars.

Yet what made this Ian Bird game so brilliant was not only was it a sequel to the previous hit Millennium 2.2, it had a unique space design style that I feel no game has matched... Plus both games got me through a very difficult time of bullying at School!

Trying for the first time Thief: The Dark Project and being completely taken by surprise (they did THIS in 1998???) and immersed in the atmosphere by sound propagation and slight camera bobbing.
My favourite videogame memory of all times is -believe me or not- finishing Disney's Aladdin (Mega Drive) for the first time.
Back then I was a very little child I think 6 at most, my skill was still not enough to finish games, I always ended up being stuck; this one was the very first title I really beat, and boy it was GLORIOUS!
Going all the way from start to finish, relentlessly, ingoring my mother demanding me to stop because I had been there too long already. In the end she was pretty mad at me for this, but I endured her scoldings with the stoic smile of the victor! XD

The movie was also one of my favorites, so that reinforced the feeling. Now, THAT gave a sense of pride and accomplishment™!
Post edited November 09, 2021 by Enebias
Fondest memory ever: playing Silent Hill 2 during stormy weather. Not intended in the first place, it was hot as heck and suddently a huge storm carme.
But damn those loud thunders crackling in the distance made the whole experience much scarier.
Like... the crt tv started to buzz and almost turned off while I was in the sewer stage, my dog hiding between my legs scared; ouch. That was damn frightening. An afternoon I'll never forget! Great game, too :)
Buying Gradius III for the SNES upon launch of the system for $10. Only to get back home to find that the power was out due to severe thunderstorms, which wasn’t restored for hours. Then upon playing for the first time having my all thumbs with a controller father (the man is a die hard keyboard and mouse pc gamer) taking an interest in it and playing it quite often. Only to have me watch him precede to beat the game on all difficulties over the next few weeks, including the hidden arcade difficulty, legit.
As a kid, playing the game GBA Championship Basketball Two-on-Two. Mid to late 80s.
I had the game on my then Atari ST. He (and his older brother) had the game on their Amstrad CPC464.
Playing mini cups/championships of "exhibition matches". Basically one off matches. The difference is we counted victories and defeats and who ever reached certain amount first, won. So we would play 2-3 games on my computer, then at his place and their computer etc.

It was very fun to have this as neighborhood kids and friends.

One particular night, perhaps 9pm, Winter. In their room with one of the brothers, the one who was the same age as I. Playing this since earlier in the evening, to the point where it was dark and we forgot to turn on the lights. At some point, as kids do, we started farting and trying to out gross the other. It was hilarious at the time. I don't know why, but during that session we both could almost fart on command. I am talking about farting for like an hour. At some point we couldn't really smell each other's farts as we just got used to them. As I said it was like 9pm or something. My friends' father decided to come and bring us snacks. Knocked on the door and opened, carrying a tray with snacks. Within a couple of seconds the odor hit him like a punch. He got so disgusted, he almost dropped the tray and started "yelling" at us and run off to the bathroom. I don't remember if he threw up or not, only that he was very upset, and both I and my friend had trouble holding our laughs. And yes we continued playing this awesome game.

This is one of my most funny gaming related memories.
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My first RPG, Gargoyle's Quest for the GameBoy, 1990. It had mixed visuals, top down view for the map like in Legend of Zelda, and small horizontal areas like Ghosts 'n Goblins in which you could solve the fight encounters as arcade action. And you could fly a little and hold on to surfaces, and improve your stats and power, and use items. And you got to be the previously bad guy, saving the land of the monsters! Being an antihero was still unusual! It was really exciting for a primary schooler like me! Until now I had only seen crpgs or adventure games in movies and the closest thing I had to rpgs were gamebooks. It was really exciting, there were many English words I had to learn to play this game! I had to write down passwords to continue. I even made a dream in which I had died and a witch gave me a status save password to make go back to life and I could fly away. The cover in my country was not the original and showed a green Gargoyle, but I knew from the arcades that Firebrand had to be red! How can you paint green a character originally called Red Arremer in Japan? Still baffles me.
Later I could ask for an Amiga and have my life changed by Loom and other impactful, unforgettable classics.
My favourite memory related to videogames it has to be those afternoons in the Cyber (like an internet cafe but without coffee and it's on Argentina) where I play with friends to multiplayer games like Quake 3 or Half Life Deathmatch, to moments of laughs when your only concern was to get more kills than the others, because thr one with less was the one that paid the Coca-Cola, great times that will always remain as a memory :')
Got a few favourite memories to choose from. But the best is probably playing Descent as a kid, and realizing for the first time how moving through a virtual world didn't have to be limited to sidescrolling, or even to walking on the ground like in real life.
My favourite memory comes from Christmas. My mum had given me 4 video games for my 8 bit Nintendo system that year. I was so overwhelmed with surprise and joy. I clearly remember not knowing which game I wanted to play first. I went with Legend of Zelda because I was a fan of DnD thinking it may somehow be similar based on the box art. I remember the gold of the cartridge reflecting the lights of the Christmas tree. A visual image that had burned its way into my brain and has never left it. So wonderful.
Dogmaus: My first RPG, Gargoyle's Quest ...snip
I want Firebrand to come back so much!
Demon's Crest for SNES was awesome. The music still haunts me, and dat secret ending!
I don't think the Gargoyle starred as protagonist in any game after that one, right?
Post edited November 09, 2021 by Enebias
My favourite memory is playing games with my dad on long fall and winter evenings. At the time it didn't really matter to me what we played, but I do think I get my preference for mystery & adventure games from him :)
I also learned my first few English phrases that way which helped motivate me to learn more. My dad of course helped by just handing me, an elementary school kid, a dictionary whenever I asked for a translation :D

Edit: Third try. If this still doesn't work, I'm going to try my luck on Twitter...
Post edited November 09, 2021 by AntoniaLuisa