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Verified Actual Gamer Program Information [See Best Answer / 2021-10-08 update]

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*** IMPORTANT *** LATEST INFO ***

In 2021-10-08 WAN Show, Linus said that Verified Actual Gamer program would be suspended until further notice. Reason given was that retail prices are about same as so-called "scalper prices". Making the program pointless. // (Personal note: As seen just from the latest drops being at same price as stores)

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Latest drop was made 2021-09-28 17:11 UTC

The drop is over, we have no info about when, what or where the next will be. Follow LinusTechTips on Youtube for any new drops.

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EXPECTED TO DROP NEXT:

  • N/A

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About shipping and handling

  • Handling times seem to be 1 week from drop to shipping label created.
  • Shipping times depend on carrier. For outside of NA, the carrier is FedEx and shipping times seem to be regular 5-14 days. For US and Canada, the shipping times might be same, or even longer.
  • Any additional charges, like customs fees and local VAT are paid on entry to country. There has been variation between countries to whom payments are made (FedEx on delivery, FedEx to their office, custom directly), so contact your local FedEx or customs offices for more details on those.

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Known drops:

1. Asus 3070, 3080 and 3090, 2021-03-20 17:40 UTC

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2. MSI 3080 SeaHawk, 2021-03-30 16:59 UTC

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3. AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, 2021-04-09 00:59 UTC

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4. Asus TUF 6800XT, 2021-04-24 01:57 UTC / During WAN Show

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5. Asus TUF 6800XT, 2021-04-26 17:05 UTC

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6. EVGA RTX 3060 XC Gaming / RTX 3070 FTW3 Ultra, 2021-05-06 20:29 UTC

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7. MSI RTX 3080 Ti VENTUS 3X OC, 2021-09-28 17:11 UTC

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PARTICIPATION ENDED! If you are local to LMG (Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, Canada), you can participate to this https://gleam.io/nntHg/verified-actual-gamer-program-can-you-beat-linus

Announced in WAN Show https://youtu.be/-qj6hkLkdYg?t=2450

The even video (also 6th drop video)

 

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FAQ

 

How do I enter? Can I enter? Where to signup?

You don't. All information about the drops are posted to Youtube and are hidden in videos. So far all drops have been on LinusTechTips main channel.

 

UPDATE: One of the drops was made live, during the WAN Show on Fridays. Until now there has been no drops on Friday or weekends.

 

UPDATE: For limited time, you can participate with local event https://gleam.io/nntHg/verified-actual-gamer-program-can-you-beat-linus

 

I watched the video, but there were no information. Where do I find this?

The information about the drop is removed from video after the drop is over.

 

When are videos posted?

At the moment LMG is using their regular timeslot which is 10-11AM PST (17-18 UTC).

UPDATE: LMG has posted in different timeslot to allow those in school or working chance.

 

How does this work?

So far the known information is following:

  • Video is posted on Youtube and Floatplane at the same time.
  • There's segment in video where Linus gives a hint about what link you need to use in order to enter. The hints are words and Linus uses his fingers to state what parts of the link they are. The links start with http://www.lttstore.com/. Link is temporary and will only show note about drop ending afterwards.
    • UPDATE: Previously there was actual cut-scene, latest drop had just voice-over during b-roll.
  • There will be challenge on store page.
    • The first two drops had 15 question quiz about video games. You have 3 lives and 3-4 options to choose from. Fastest to finish will get their chance to buy items.
      • Besides 3 lives, you can skip 2 questions.
      • The latest drop had questions in video format with some answers shown as "A/B/C/D" and some as written normally.
    • UPDATE: Latest drop had small flash game in style of Jump King / Icy Tower.
  • Item of the drop is shown on store page before taking the quiz. You will see the price and other details too.
  • UPDATE: After completing challenge, you are put onto queue with AFK meter to prevent idling. Forgetting to re-charge bar will drop you at the tail end of the line
  • Prices are before VAT, tariffs etc. and shown in USD. Price after tariffs (US only) are shown on page.
  • You are allowed to buy one CPU and one GPU from this event. (Source)

 

Can you tell me when the next drop is?

No, because we don't know.

 

I'm at school/sleeping/working/have other reasons and can't watch at current time slot.

Linus has said that they will at some point use different time slot. What it is, we don't know. UPDATE: The time slot for later time was 12PM-1AM UTC.

 

Why can't they have link or more information somewhere?

Because the whole point is make this as hard as possible for anyone but the absolute most dedicated fans.

 

Why they don't collect list of people? Why aren't forum members, Floatplane subscribers etc. prioritized?

List wouldn't do anything. There would still need to be draw of sort needed, and the list would consist more of non-gamers the longer it was left open. Prioritizing forum members would discriminate towards other parts of audience.

 

Having payment as requirement to join or as something making "winning" more likely is classified as lottery under laws. This would require permit, it would exclude several regions which require local permits or don't allow any lottery, and it would put age limit of 19 years in place.

 

Can I try quiz afterwards?

At the moment, no. But there might be site at some point after event ends.

 

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Posts made by Luke and Linus.

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WAN Show segments

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WAN Show Jun 4, 2021

26:25 - 27:10 "We currently have no stock, but the program is still on"

1:23:00 - 1:23:30 One board partner with some 3080Ti's coming

 

WAN Show April 23, 2021

17:43 - 34:43 VAG Drop live on stream

43:15 - 44:50 VAG drop is over, hinted about 270 more cards

1:16:40 - 1:17:44 Some last minute info

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WAN Show April 16, 2021

1:36:30 Super-chats

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WAN Show April 9, 2021

13:20 - 13:40 The latest drop info
40:50 - 43:55 The local event info
1:15:35 - 1:17:34 Super-chats #1
1:24:25 - 1:24:47 Super-chats #2
1:25:47 - 1:26:07 Super-chats #3

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WAN Show August 27, 2021

1:05:40 - Super-chats

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To be updated

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Misc:

 

That rush of adrenaline was fun. Shame I was at a late start since I decided to jog :'D The quiz was fun. Bad luck this time since after long validation I got the "out of stock" notice but well got to be more vigillant 😄

 

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Just now, Khali said:

same here... 3 times...

 

had the same problem with  it just hanging on verifying the quiz 😞 so sad.. Grats to those who got one.

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Just now, OneGuy83 said:

had the same problem with  it just hanging on verifying the quiz 😞 so sad.. Grats to those who got one.

i wish they would at least gave time out or anythink, dont being sure what to do is worst

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Just now, Khali said:

i wish they would at least gave time out or anythink, dont being sure what to do is worst

if you refresh and open another window etc you can see they're all out of stock.

 

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Can someone post link to quiz or the questions?

i know all are gone i want to take the quiz for fun :)

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Just now, Ryoga1980 said:

Can someone post link to quiz or the questions?

i know all are gone i want to take the quiz for fun 🙂

you cant start the quiz anymore as there is no stock.

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1 minute ago, OneGuy83 said:

if you refresh and open another window etc you can see they're all out of stock.

 

yeah, but on other hand refreshing too early could put your reservation off

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Just now, FriedEngineer said:

I did learn that I was woefully uninformed about Japanese fighting games 🤪

yeah  me too! as well as what the Sims Language is called LOL

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Just now, OneGuy83 said:

you cant start the quiz anymore as there is no stock.

I know, If I could start it I would not be asking to post questions or quiz direct link.
Maybe someone can type the questions from memory

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First post here. Also was stuck at validating, clicked on another part of the window and it was gone. Oh well...

Also, had to google some of these for things I've never played. But overall it was nicely put together.

 

Did anybody get one?

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I tried to get a 3070 but got stuck at verifying the quiz response and gave up. I was hoping for a 3060 ti but maybe wanting that card doesn't make me a true gamer.

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How did everyone find the links to the cards in the first place?
I didn't get an email or anything so I want to be prepared for the next drop.

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1 minute ago, Ryoga1980 said:

I know, If I could start it I would not be asking to post questions or quiz direct link.
Maybe someone can type the questions from memory

it seems its a randomly generated link not a static one as the link text is a GUID.

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1 minute ago, iceman358 said:

First post here. Also was stuck at validating, clicked on another part of the window and it was gone. Oh well...

Also, had to google some of these for things I've never played. But overall it was nicely put together.

 

Did anybody get one?

Got to the purchase screen then ran out of time to buy one

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Just now, Baconadors said:

How did everyone find the links to the cards in the first place?
I didn't get an email or anything so I want to be prepared for the next drop.

watch the videos they post on youtube.

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Just now, Retro_GamerC64 said:

Got to the purchase screen then ran out of time to buy one

Ouch

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at least ~500 cards went out the door today. That's 500 less shoppers hopefully.

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While I understand the quiz form was easy to scale and verify knowlegde, it was all over to soon.
I was expecting gamer verification based on your steam account, hours played or soemthing, but I guess it would take to long.

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2 minutes ago, Retro_GamerC64 said:

Got to the purchase screen then ran out of time to buy one

paypal had my cc info outdated 😢 and ran out of time

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2 minutes ago, Ryoga1980 said:

While I understand the quiz form was easy to scale and verify knowlegde, it was all over to soon.
I was expecting gamer verification based on your steam account, hours played or soemthing, but I guess it would take to long.

Lets do it by Steam account age.. 😉

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