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By Nate VanLindt On 27 Jun, 2017 At 08:50 PM | Categorized As Contests, Featured, PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarThe Great Real Otaku Gamer Backlog Contest

Real Otaku Gamer is proud to present The Great Real Otaku Gamer Steam Backlog Contest!  The rules are simple.

  1. Have a Steam account (must be active 6 months or more).
  2. Submit your screenshots as requested below.
  3. Don’t Photoshop them.
  4. Win free games!

To enter, please submit a screen capture of your Steam library with the number of games showing (as detailed below) and a screen capture of your Steam Profile page with your membership length showing (also as detailed below). 

Email your entry to and title the email ‘Great Real Otaku Gamer Steam Backlog Contest entry’.  Please include your first name, first initial of your last name, your age, and your city and country of residence in the body of the email.  Entrants must be 18 to win, due to the nature of the games available. 

The winners will be those entrants with the smallest overall backlogs (calculated)!   So if you actually play your games and want some more, here’s your chance!  Having a large Steam collection will not lessen your chances of winning, but not playing your games will!  

The winners of the contest will be notified in ascending order (based on their backlogs) and will be asked to choose a title from the list below that will be gifted to them via Steam.  Please have at least 3 ranked choices ready, as Real Otaku Gamer cannot guarantee that a title will be available when we receive your response.  We will attempt to provide as updated of a list as possible when selections are being made.


Steam Library Image Capture Instructions (Windows computers):

  • Open Steam on your computer (easy, right?).
  • Click on the LIBRARY tab at the top of the screen and leave your cursor over it so that the number of games in your library is showing (see image below), then hit Ctrl – Print Screen.

  • Open MS Paint and select the Paste icon from the top left corner of the screen.
  • Save the image.


Steam Years of Service Image Capture Instructions (Windows computers):

  • Open Steam on your library (if it isn’t already from the previous instructions).
  • Click on your Steam Handle tab at the top of the screen.
  • Move your cursor over the years of service icon so that the date of activation of your Steam account is showing (see image below), then hit Ctrl – Print Screen. Make sure that in addition to your date of activation, your Achievement Showcase is showing with your average game completion percentage rate.

  • Open MS Paint and select the Paste icon from the top left corner of the screen.
  • Save the image.


Detailed Rules:

Entrants must submit a screen capture of their Steam library with the number of games showing (as detailed below) and a screen capture of their Steam Profile page with their membership length showing (also as detailed below).

Entrants must have a valid Steam account that has been active for no less than six months.

Entrants must have a valid email address.

You may submit both images separately as long as they are in the same email, or you may cut the required section from the each image and submit them together as one image.

Winners will be selected based on their overall Steam backlog and completion rate broken down over time, not on number of games owned alone.

Winnings have no cash value and cannot be exchanged for currency.  If winnings are not redeemed after 1 month from date of issue, they will be rescinded unless a request is made by the winner.

Real Otaku Gamer is not responsible for the failure of redemption of any Steam keys.  If a key is unable to be redeemed, the winner must contact ROG at and notify us immediately.   An alternate game will be provided if the key does not show as redeemed on our accounts.

Real Otaku Gamer takes no responsibility for actual age of the entrants of the contest.  By entering the contest, you are legally stating that you are 18 years of age or older.

Failure to abide by any of the stated rules will result in disqualification from the contest.

Winners will be notified by email within 10 business days of the conclusion of the contest.  Number of winners will depend on number of entries received and not the number of games available.

A list of winners will be available upon request (first names and first initial only for privacy).

Contest begins on June 11, 2017 and ends on June 25, 2017.


The following Steam titles are available to win:

Aliens Vs. Predator Classic 2000

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Beatbuddy: Tales of the Guardians

The Broken Sword Trilogy

Cave Story+


Dawn of War (Full Franchise Pack)

Delve Deeper (plus DLC)

Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition

Deus Ex: The Human Revolution

Don’t Starve

Doodle God

Fallout Classic Trilogy

F.E.A.R. (plus DLC)


F.T.L. Faster Than Light

Gods Will Be Watching

Guacamelee Gold Edition

Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy



Lone Survivor


Metro 2033 (original version)


Monster Loves You

Neverending Nightmares

Nuclear Dawn

Painkiller Black Edition

Papers, Please

Penumbra: Black Plague – Gold Edition

Plants Versus Zombies: Game of the Year Edition

Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages

Rise of The Triad

Ryse: Son of Rome


Secret of the Magic Crystals Complete

Serious Sam Classic: First Edition

Shelter 2


Stronghold Crusader 2

Super Meat Boy

System Shock 2


The Binding of Issac

The Ship

Thief Trilogy (2012)

Thief II: The Metal Age


X-Com: UFO Defense


No GravatarWe at Real Otaku Gamer love giving back, and we love our friends and fans. Some of us are real fans of Nintendo and Animal Crossing. Since we have a working relationship with Nintendo, and we held a local Animal Crossing event at our home office, we are now reaching out to fans on the series and also collectors alike. Nintendo has sent us some of the Amiibo card binders that some of you have seen if you were at a local Nintendo event or if you bought your copy of the game at the Nintendo World Store in NYC. It is Giveaway time!! Let’s see how good your designs are! Share your Happy Home Network designs with Real Otaku Gamer!!

Here is the Animal Crossing Binder we are Giving away!

Here is the Animal Crossing Binder we are Giving away!

Here are the rules for the contest:

1. You must have the game to play.

2. You must “like” Real Otaku Gamer on Facebook. *

3. You must follow us on Twitter.*

4. Leave a comment on this post with your Twitter handle, Facebook Name and Happy Home Network Number here. (Please don’t post on our social media platforms.)

5. Cross your fingers!

Winners will be chosen after the deadline of March 20th! Good Luck!

*If you don’t use either Facebook or Twitter, say so in the Comments and you will still be entered in the contest.

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Video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA) won’t threepeat “Worst company in America” this year by Consumerist. They were beat out by Time Warner Cable in the first round.

EA may have won this reader-based competition two years in a row, but did they ever really deserve it? They’re continually put up against companies that actually cheat people in some way, shape, or form and while you may argue that not making a game you wanted available offline or your continued troubles with Origin as having “harmed” you I’d ask you to be honest with yourself for at least one second.

They’ve never really deserved to be called “Worst Company in America” a fact shared by Peter Moore in his letter last year after they won. I loved it. He called out every major wrongdoing by other companies because those things really matter. Next to Ethan Albright’s letter to John Madden, it’s one of the most beautiful rants I’ve ever read.

Maybe that’s why they didn’t win this year. Maybe the internet for once thought about how they’re just a video game publishing company before they voted in this asinine competition. One can only hope that the internet actually put some rational thought into this one, but then again it doesn’t matter. If it did, maybe we wouldn’t see the same faces every year committing atrocities literally affecting the world.

By Amy McGarey On 18 Mar, 2014 At 11:21 PM | Categorized As Comics/Manga, Contests, Conventions, News, ROG Fashion | With 0 Comments

No GravatarHave you ever wanted to be a geek fashion designer? Her Universe, a company that specializes in sci-fi themed clothing for fangirls, recently announced an open fashion design competition to be held during San Diego Comic Con.

Inspired by recent fashion week trends, such as Rodarte’s collection based on Star Wars, Her Universe decided to team up with Nerdist to create a fashion show centered around “geek couture.” This isn’t just another cosplay competition. Her Universe founder, Ashley Eckstein is looking for designs that can be seen on the runway. Think Project Runway meets Big Bang Theory.

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In order to enter, contestants must submit a design by April 4th. The top 30 designs will be chosen to be featured in the fashion show during Comic Con. The finalists must actually construct their design and send their own model on the runway. Two winners will be chosen. One will be picked by the judges and the other will be the audience favorite.

So what do you win? The winning designers will score the chance to co-design a fashion collection, alongside Ashley Eckstein for Her Universe, that will be sold at Hot Topic. This is an amazing opportunity for designers who want to join the geek fashion movement. For more information on how to enter, see the official contest rules.

By otakuman5000 On 17 Jan, 2014 At 04:32 AM | Categorized As Best Game Ever, Contests, Featured, NINTENDO, Portable/Mobile Gaming | With 2 Comments

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We are back with our “Ultimate Fan” series of contests here at Real Otaku Gamer. This time we are partnering with Nintendo of America to provide the prizes for the contest. These prizes are subject to change based on availability. We will be giving away some of these limited edition musical chests from The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds.

Second prize will be a Nintendo 3DS prize pack with a Nintendo Bag, sticker books and some AR Card temporary tattoos.

Now, let’s get into the rules, just get all of your Legend of Zelda swag together. We mean gather everything from posters, games, toys, soundtracks and other Legend of Zelda related merchandise. Take a picture or two (if you need to) with you in the picture holding a sign with your name or username you want to use.

Once submitted, your pictures will be validated by our art team, then they will be judged my a team at Real Otaku Gamer. Once we pick the pictures we want to be considered, then they will be sent to Nintendo of America to be judged.

You can send all photos to This contest is limited to US residents only. Sorry to our International fans. You can send in your photos for consideration for the second prize. Make sure to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.  The contest entries need to be in by January 20th 2014.

Good Luck to you all! Thanks to Nintendo of America for all of their support. Please leave a comment below.



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Any hardcore comic enthusiast is bound to have Free Comic Book Day permanently engraved in their minds. Since 2002, the event has brought masses flocking to their local comic book stores for free comics. It’s a day celebrated all over the world that might just have a new comic centered event rival it.

Halloween ComicFest is like Free Comic Book Day except it takes course over two days. During Halloween ComicFest retailers that choose to participate in the event give away as many free comics as they want, with comic book publishers providing them with special edition comics for the special occasion. The goals of these events are similar, to raise an interest in comics and comic book shops, because money is always good. However this is where Halloween ComicFest has the upperhand. Halloween as a holiday raises mainstream interest in strange subjects like zombies, witchcraft, monsters, and other classic Halloween staples, which are very common in many popular comics. This makes it more likely that regular joes will participate and thus will introduce comics to more people.

The new event is starting off with a bang, having many comic shops in the US and Canada as well as some stores overseas participating. Currently 20 comics are available with enough varieties to please anyone. And the official website is holding a costume contest (US/Canada only, sorry) with fabulous prizes for those who win.

Halloween ComicFest takes place on October 26 and 27. Check out the official website for more information and to locate comic book shops participating in the event.

By Akodo On 28 Aug, 2013 At 03:21 PM | Categorized As Contests, Featured, PlayStation, PlayStation Portable, Playstation Vita | With 1 Comment

No GravatarSonyLogo11Afternoon Fellow Otaku!

Akodo here, Senior Editor/Writer on the site. So who wants a 30 day PlayStation+ trial! I have five to give away from the amazing people over Sony. I need you all to do 3 things for me:

1) Follow us on Twitter @realotakugamer (

2) ‘Like’ Real Otaku Gamer on Facebook (

And 3) Leave a comment below to be entered in the contest.

Its that simple! Five people, will be randomly selected. Must have valid US PlayStation Network ID to claim your prize. Winner will be chosen September 2nd.

By SarahTheRebel On 22 Apr, 2013 At 12:42 AM | Categorized As Contests | With 0 Comments

No GravatarReal Otaku Gamer has partnered with Indie Game Stand to bring you our latest contest: The Three Game Indie Giveaway!

We’re giving away codes to Cognition, Escape Goat and Gimbal on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Enter our giveaway here. You can enter multiple times a day, and complete different entry options to gain even more entries.

The contest goes live Monday at midnight, so hurry and get those entries in!

What is IndieGameStand?

In September, IndieGameStand launched as the first pay-what-you-want site to put a new, hand-picked indie game in the spotlight for a full 96 hours. They feature a new indie game every four days.

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*Volunteer Positions* While evaluating the state of the Gaming Journalism scene, I noticed that we at Real Otaku Gamer has a unique approach when covering geek/otaku culture. As the site gets restructured and we go into our 3rd year, we are looking to create opportunities that will help the site become more robust and varied with coverage. Real Otaku Gamer has a global vision, we accept writers from all over the world.

These new job positions are going to help Real Otaku Gamer become more organized and develop a bigger community so we can grow as a brand. These positions are volunteer only as we are a small site. As we grow so will the sponsors and hopefully revenue.


These New Positions are as follows:

1. Community Manager: You will be taking care of the daily running of the site. You will work along side the Editor in Chief and other Admins on the site with promoting the site and helping build a brand. You must have good communication skills.

2.Marketing and PR: You will be responsible for all Public Relations with companies and the community. You must have good communication skills and be able to relate to people of a number of levels. You will also run contests and giveaways.

3.Managing Editor: You will work closely with all staff to make sure the posts we produce, are up to our standards.

4.Social Media Manager: You will be in charge of growing our social networking presence. You will be working close to the senior staff.

5. Assistant to Editor in Chief: You will assist the E.I.C. in the daily running of the site.

6.Advertising and Promotion: contact us for more details.

7.Art Director: contact us for more details.

8.Podcast Producer/Editor: contact us for more details.

9.Video Producer/Editor :contact us for more details.

Now, the next few positions are for the Real Otaku Gamer Specialists. These positions are dedicated for people who want to cover a specific genre/category. This is where your inner Otaku can really shine.

1. PC

2. Mobile/Tablet

3. Tech

4. Anime

5. Manga

6. Comics

7. Nintendo

8. Sony

9. Microsoft

10. Movies/Television

11. Asian Cinema

12.Indie Games

13.Toys/models and Merchandise

14.Convention Coverage

15.Cosplay and Cosplay Culture

To apply for these positions, you must first submit a writing sample and once the sample is approved, submit an small essay telling us why we should pick you for the job you are interested in. An essay is not necessary for all positions. Deadline to have the samples submitted is May 20th, 2013. We must have all essays in my May 17th. Send the Essays and Samples to

If you have any questions about any of the positions and their responsibilities, just email us at or go to the Twitter and Facebook pages. Thanks you for your time.

Andre Tipton

Founder/Editor in Chief

By otakuman5000 On 30 Apr, 2012 At 02:46 PM | Categorized As Contests, Featured, Indie Spotlight, Otaku Events | With 0 Comments

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Our friends at Urgent Fury and Brady Games are hosting two weeks of tournaments for Starhawk on the PlayStation 3.

Introducing the Urgent Fury Dust Tournament.

Dust is a Starhawk® tournament series designed to give teams an enhanced experience competing online in a cheat free and respectful environment. Each team will battle it out online in eight versus eight matches, preparing their teams for an upcoming Scenario Based TacMap Tournament to be held this summer. Prizes and additional sponsors will be announced at a later date. The Tournament starts in August, but you have to be pre qualified before you can jump in. Slots are filling up quickly, so you need to get over to Urgent Fury and get your information in.

Urgent Fury is one of the best Tournament communities on the net today. For seven years they has had a reputation of providing an excellent tournament experience like no other. Using the Scenario Based TacMap Tournament model, They have provided a fair and cheat free tournament experience. These guys know their stuff and we ate Real Otaku Gamer are eager to work with them on our upcoming tournament projects. So go and check the out at and join this and many other tournament they host.