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"You are in a room. There are doorways in each of the cardinal directions. Strange noises and smells emanate from beyond each door. Suddenly the lights go out. In the darkness, you hear breathing. You are not alone..."

Welcome to VideoGameGeek!

At first, it may seem like a daunting place, full of mazes, levels of increasing complexity, and fire breathing fan boys. Fear not! Your friendly admins and other VGG users are here to help, and soon you too shall find the wealth of treasure and experience contained within. We know that the front page looks a bit like the cockpit of an F-16 Fighter Jet, but just think of the power under the hood!

This guide is intended to serve as a starting point - a walkthrough to navigating the geek. Once you get familiar with our data-centric model you should have no problem navigating the site and getting the maximum out of the community. We hope that VGG will be a fantastic gathering place for the active video gaming community. We welcome collectors, players, publishers, and anyone interested in the hobby of video games at any level!

If this is your first time here, may may want to check out the about VGG page.


The Site Map

We have a number of helpful pages to make this experience smoother for you:

Key Pages:

Understanding the database

https://cf.geekdo-static.com/images/star_yellow.gif Navigating the Geek - The website layout.
https://cf.geekdo-static.com/images/star_yellow.gif Profile and Account Guide - Account and profile details.
https://cf.geekdo-static.com/images/star_yellow.gif Game Page Content Guide - An in-depth look at database item pages and what is contained on them.

Contribute Content:

Microbadge: Steampunk fan Submit a Game
Microbadge: Final Fantasy fan Submit a Character
Microbadge: Where do you plug this thing in? Submit a Company
Microbadge: PC Gaming fan Submit Hardware
Microbadge: GeekLister Submit a Series or Franchise
Microbadge: Golden Image Uploader Submit an Image - Microbadge: Photojournalist Screenshot Guide
Microbadge: File Uploader Submit a File
Microbadge: Silver GeekVideo uploader Submit a Video

The VGG Community

Our community is very friendly, dedicated and helpful and we would love for you to become part of it. There are various contests, challenges and daily discussions taking place all year long. For a comprehensive list visit our main thread - New to VideoGameGeek? CLICK HERE!

What Did You Play

Microbadge: I was here for VGG's 5th birthday party! What Did You Play This Weekend
Microbadge: I beat video games relentlessly and post my victories on VGG! Games Beaten by VGGers
Microbadge: I abandon video games without mercy and post their flaws on VGG! Games Abandoned by VGGers
Microbadge: Video gamer Games Ambivalently Continued by VGGers

Events

The VGG community runs contests, challenges, and initiatives throughout the year. Some have entry deadlines, most do not.

Microbadge: 2017 VGG Challenge participant Yearly Video Game Challenge
Microbadge: I helped complete a 2018 VGG community goal! VGG Community Challenges
Microbadge: Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest winner Video Game Review Contest
Microbadge: Tournament of Bosses 2019 Character Tournament
Microbadge: PlayStation 3 - Every Trophy Counts! Your Video Game of the Year
Microbadge: 2020 VGG Secret Santa participant VGG Secret Santa
Microbadge: 2018 VGG Christmas Card Exchange participant VGG Christmas Card Exchange

Microbadge: I don't always display a Video Game Day microbadge, but when I do, I use the DeLuxe Executive™ Video Game Day microbadge with exclusive gold power indicator light. New around here? Be sure to Introduce yourself to the Community!


Microbadge: Twitter user Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/videogamegeek
Microbadge: Facebook user Friend us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VideoGameGeek-138201619526589
Microbadge: Steam user Join our Steam Group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/VGGers
Microbadge: VGG Steam Group fan Join our VGG Steam Guild: https://videogamegeek.com/guild/1065

Gotta go, boss fight!

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