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About Contests and Giveaways

From time to time Charede will hold contests and giveaways for the community. Sometimes they will be carried out on the livestream and other times they will be held on the Charede Gaming website so make sure to check back to both regularly to avoid missing anything. We use a website/application called gleam.io to run our contests. I recommend you sign up for an account it literally takes seconds to do and doing so can automate some of your entries. We have listed some information below which you should find useful. Please take the time to read this before entering any contests/giveaways. If you still have further questions contact our support team and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

What kind of contests and giveaways Charede Gaming runs

Contests and giveaways vary but generally they are the following;

Contests

These generally consist of competitions, outcome polls, art submissions, membership activity etc. These primarily reward huggle points, subscriptions and in some case gaming/geek related goodies.

Giveaways

Giveaways are focused on giving you either copies of games, limited edition items, consoles/pcs, and gaming/geek related goodies. In most cases what we offer is digital however there will be some cases of giveaways with physical goods. Some of our giveaways may be sponsored or in partnership with an organisation. If this is this case we will declare it.

 

Entry Requirements

Accessibility:

Entire community contests/giveaways

These contests/giveaways are accessible to all regardless of whether they have a Charede Gaming subscription or follow/attend the livestream. These contest/giveaways are usually carried out over a longer period of time and have many more ways to enter. Winners of these can view it on the app and will be contacted via email and social media private messaging.

livestream only contests/giveaways

These are contests and giveaways which are directly held in Charede's livestream and do not rely on the gealm.io website/app. These are typically wrapped up during the stream with the winning being pulled live on air at a set time or at the end of the stream. To win users will need to remain present till the winner drawing takes place and being following Charede's livestream. Only livestream contests/giveaways are exempt from the requirement of having a Charede Gaming free member account or higher.

Subscription restricted contests/giveaways

A majority of our contest are available to everyone but we will on occasion hold a subscriber only contest. What this means is that only those who have one of the three subscriptions to Charede Gaming will be able to enter. The two subscription methods are;

1. Elite or Pro Charede Gaming membership

2. Patreon subscription

Other Requirements

1. Must have a free or higher Charede Gaming website membership account. Only exception to this are contest/giveaways run on the livestream channel. 

2. Must use an email account you legitimately have access to.

3. You acknowledge that any social media accounts you use as entries are yours and that you have access to them legitimately.

4. You have not been permanently banned or blocked by Charede/Charede Gaming on any of the following; Twitch, Youtube, Charede Gaming website, Twitter, Facebook, Anook, Player.me, Charede Gaming Discord Room, EarthRealm Minecraft Server, Ask.fm, Charede Gaming Steam Group.

5. In some cases we will be giving away age restricted products. In the case of these you acknowledge you are older than the restriction on the product or have the permission of a parent or guardian to use that age restricted product.

6. You must not enter under multiple email addresses/accounts in order to gain extra entries. One set of entries per person only. If you are caught making multiple accounts to enter all of your entries will be voided, your CG account banned, IP blocked from accessing our site and services and blocked from our media channels including livestreams and Youtube channels. We do not tolerate cheating!

7. You acknowledge that you live in a country which permits individuals of your age or higher to enter contests/giveaways.

8. If you are considered a minor in the country in which you live you are required to seek the permission of a parent or guardian before entering.

9. You agree not to unfollow on any entries you use for the duration of the contest/giveaway. In the event you do unfollow an entry method you understand that you will loose the additional entries associated with that entry method while the contest/giveaway is ongoing. You can unfollow and refollow during the contest but you will need to complete those entries again in order to get the entries back. Unfollowing and refollowing multiple times will not grant extra additional sets of entries (e.g. the old follow plus the new). After the contest/giveaway has ended you are welcome to unfollow on those accounts without effecting your chances of winning or any winnings you have been selected for in the past.

 

Methods of Entering Contests/Giveaways

You will first of all need to sign in using the gleam.io website/app. Once you have done so the typical entry types we use are as follows;

Email (Mandatory)

Twitch follow

Youtube subscribe

Follow on various social media

Visit the CG Site or a specific article

Visit partner sites

Daily sharing such as tweeting

Attending streams

Answering CG and/or gaming related quiz questions

Becoming a subscriber on Patreon or CG Sub

Please note some entry options will grant more entries than others. Doing as many as possible will give you the best possible chance of winning.

Some entry options have a timer on them and can be repeated once a day or even more often. Make sure to come back regularly to the contest page to do these timed actions to get more entries to improve your chances of winning.

Where we advertise our contests & giveaways

We primarily advertise our contests/giveaways on our social media accounts, partner organisations, livestream and Youtube channels.

 

How Charede Gaming contacts winners

We typically require an email as a mandatory entry as this is our primary way to contact winners. In addition to this we will contact you via private messaging on the social media accounts you have used as entry during that competition. Failure to respond to these messages within 7 days will result in your winnings being rerolled with no right to compensation.

 

How Charede Gaming deals with physical goods winnings

When we do giveaway physical goods we will stipulate a post and packaging amount we are willing to pay. If posting the item would cost in excess of this you will need to provide the additional funds in order for us to ship you the item/s. We are not accountable for import tax either so please take this into account when entering as we are not liable for this expense at all. In the event you are not able/willing to pay for any shipping or import tax related expenses which occur we will reroll the winner of the contest. 

 

Partnered/sponsored contests and giveaways

From time to time we will hold contests and giveaways which are sponsored by a partner organisation or someone whom we have an agreement with. In the event this happens we will declare this on the contests about section so that you know when you are dealing with a contest which has either been paid for by someone or features winnings which are provided to us for free.

 

 

 

Name:

 Maize

Platforms:

PC

Developer:

 Finish Line Games

Genre:

 Adventure, Indie

Publisher:

 Finish Line Games

Modes:

 Single-Player

Release Date:

 1st December, 2016

Engine:

 

Reviewer:

 The Big K Show

Product Rating:

 Not Rated

Review Score:

87/100 (87%)

Disclosure:

 Copy Reviewed: Press copy.

 

Maize is a first-person adventure puzzle game that takes place in the middle of an abandoned corn maze and the hidden government base underneath it. With your interesting new friend you meet in the game called Vlad, a walking teddy bear with a Russian accent, you find yourself helping the most unusual of allies. With a partial post-it note propelled story line and more corny humour then you can lend your ear to, you'll find yourself enjoying both the puzzles and visuals of this game.

 

Finish Line Games is both the developer and the publisher of Maize and released it on December 1st, 2016,Steam. The game only features single player but with the option to go back to different chapters if you want to replay certain parts of the game. The game is equipped with the option for both gamepad and mouse/keyboard. Meaning you can play with whichever you feel most comfortable. At the time of writing this Maize does not have a product rating. Based on a full play through I would say the game is not appropriate for children due it featuring some violence as well as some bad language.

 

The requirements of the game are not demanding. You're going to need Windows 7, or above, the minimum processor required is a dual-core Intel or AMD, 2.0 GHz or higher, while the recommended is at 3.0 GHz or higher. Required minimum memory is at 4 GB of ram with the recommended at 8, with a few tabs and other windows open I found myself maxing at around 6.5 to 7 GB of ram usage with all the settings set to max for this game. For graphics, you're looking for a min of a GeForce 460 GTX or equivalent with a 760 GTX recommended. You're going to need DirectX version 11 to play it and 11GB of storage space to install the game.

 

I enjoyed the visuals of the game, and for an Indie game, I think they did reasonably well. During certain parts of the game, there were some lighting issues caused by the setting sun which took away from the immersion. This has an impact on both the corn fields and underground sections. The audio is well balanced ensuring aspects of the soundscape are not obnoxious or disproportionate. The developers have appropriately used music, ambient noise and the character's voice to enhance the experience and the atmospheric element of the game.

 

The game does a fairly decent job with objects that are rendered in the distance, but there is some room for improvements. I only found one glitch in my play through of the game, but you had to go into a specific corner a specific way, however, if you closed the game and reopened it you were not stuck anymore. The game gives you a wide choice when it comes to visual and audio options. Overall it wasn't that intensive on my computer, and I was able to play it with ease.

 

The plot of the game was fun, and I found myself laughing at several parts of the game thanks to interactions between you and a few characters in the game or the interactions between the characters themselves. Some of the puzzles were easy to figure out while others had me sitting there for several minutes trying to figure out how to do it. More often than not puzzles take a traditional format with the need to hunt out a particular object to interact with something else to enable progress. There was nothing particularly innovative or novel about the puzzle aspect of the game. At times I had situations where I was trying to find any possible items I may have missed in the environment in an attempt to try to solve the puzzles the place of some objects was not where I expected them to be. The story of the game was fluid, and I didn't have any issues following it, and only got lost in the game once or twice in regards to what I had to do next. One thing I did notice however was the game deliberately blocking off sections of the map and forcing me in a fixed direction by using very unsubtle barriers. This could have been handled better. It took me little over 3 hours to get through the game and beat it. If you wanted to look through everything and wanted to find all the items in the game, then I can easily see this taking more than 5 hours to play. With the option to go back to any chapter it makes finding the items a tad bit easier.

 

Overall I'd have to say I had a very enjoyable time playing this game and can see myself playing through it again. I would rate this game an 87/100 and would highly recommend this game to people who enjoy adventure, puzzle, or good-humoured games. Main reasons why I wouldn't give it a higher score is because of the one or two bugs I found including the lighting issues, flow is poor in some parts, and the story writing could have been better in some areas, but the humour is really what holds this game together.

 

 

 

 

 

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