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What is GeekGold?
GeekGold (abbreviated GG) is the virtual currency of VideoGameGeek. It is given out as an incentive and as a 'thank you' for contributing to the site. GeekGold can be used for things ranging from blocking ads on the site to tipping your fellow VGGers. As far as VGG is concerned, GeekGold has no real monetary value. GeekGold can be bought and sold through GeekBay, but such transactions are strictly between two private parties; VGG will not get involved should the transaction go south.
How do I Get GG?
There are multiple ways to earn yourself some of this virtual currency.
GeekGold Rewards - Financial Support
GeekGold Rewards - Submissions
One of the easiest ways is to contribute content to the database. Please note that the GG rewards listed below are just rough approximations of what you could get. The overall quality, completeness, and accuracy of submissions will effect the GG you receive. Generally expect the lowest amount listed.
GeekGold Rewards - Other
The methods listed here yield the most inconsistent GG rewards.
There are many ways in which you can utilize your hard earned GG. Below are some of the most common uses for it.
Games for Geekgold (G4GG)
Games for Geekgold (G4GG) is a weighted lottery or raffle. Users tip GG on a lottery item, usually a game, that they are interested in. The more GG you tip, the better your odds are that you will win that item. Depending on the item being offered, some games will go for as much as 7,000GG with the record holder being 60k. This is a great place to get rid of the Steam games you don't care about, but got as part a great Steam bundle deal.
How much GeekGold do you have?
Received some GG, but don't know where it came from or want to know just how much GG you have? In the My Geek tab of the NavBar, select Profile, then click on the GeekStuff menu tab. This will take you to a page containing a breakdown of GeekGold collected, received, spent, tipped, and remaining. You can also click on the numbers to see a further breakdown of where the money came from or how it was spent or tipped.
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