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[Gift On] Virtual Console Secret Santa 2008

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  • Glenn565Glenn565 Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I know I was in this last year, but between being in the main Secret Santa and the Homebrew situation, I'm not able to join.

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  • JandaruJandaru Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Glenn565 wrote: »
    I know I was in this last year, but between being in the main Secret Santa and the Homebrew situation, I'm not able to join.
    What's this now?


    Are there any other Wii owners in New Zealand thinking of joining in on this?
    I know of at least one who might be interested, but there's a decent chance of us exchanging christmas presents already...

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  • SeolSeol Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    Is there a website where I can view all the VC/WiiWare games?
    www.vc-reviews.com keeps well up to date with Virtual Console releases, and has a sister site WiiWareWorld doing the same with Wiiware.

    Also, in. Collection:
    NES:
    Kirby's Adventure
    Mega Man
    Mega Man 2
    Super Mario Bros
    Super Mario Bros 2 (Lost Levels)
    Super Mario Bros 3
    The Legend of Zelda

    TG16:
    Bomberman '93
    Soldier Blade

    Megadrive:
    Gunstar Heroes
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    Sonic the Hedgehog 3
    Streets of Rage 2
    Story of Thor

    SNES:
    Kirby's Dream Course
    Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting
    Super Mario RPG
    Super Mario World
    Super Metroid
    The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
    The Legend of Zelda: LTTP

    Neo Geo:
    King of fighters '94

    N64:
    1080 Snowboarding
    F-Zero X
    Kirby 64
    Mario Kart 64
    Paper Mario
    Lylat Wars
    Super Mario 64
    The Legend of Zelda: OoT
    Wave Race 64

    WiiWare:
    LostWinds
    Mega Man 9

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  • Glenn565Glenn565 Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Jandaru wrote: »
    Glenn565 wrote: »
    I know I was in this last year, but between being in the main Secret Santa and the Homebrew situation, I'm not able to join.
    What's this now?

    The new update adds an auto update. So if I update my Wii, any future updates that kill homebrew will be downloaded before I can do anything about it.

    Yeah, that's not happening.

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  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Glenn565 wrote: »
    Jandaru wrote: »
    Glenn565 wrote: »
    I know I was in this last year, but between being in the main Secret Santa and the Homebrew situation, I'm not able to join.
    What's this now?

    The new update adds an auto update. So if I update my Wii, any future updates that kill homebrew will be downloaded before I can do anything about it.

    Yeah, that's not happening.

    Though none of the "fixes" will ever be permanent. I think Nintendo is just trying to irritate people into not using homebrew, rather than making it impossible to.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Glenn565 wrote: »
    Jandaru wrote: »
    Glenn565 wrote: »
    I know I was in this last year, but between being in the main Secret Santa and the Homebrew situation, I'm not able to join.
    What's this now?

    The new update adds an auto update. So if I update my Wii, any future updates that kill homebrew will be downloaded before I can do anything about it.

    Yeah, that's not happening.

    There's already a workaround to it.

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  • Glenn565Glenn565 Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    urahonky wrote: »
    Glenn565 wrote: »
    Jandaru wrote: »
    Glenn565 wrote: »
    I know I was in this last year, but between being in the main Secret Santa and the Homebrew situation, I'm not able to join.
    What's this now?

    The new update adds an auto update. So if I update my Wii, any future updates that kill homebrew will be downloaded before I can do anything about it.

    Yeah, that's not happening.

    There's already a workaround to it.

    That's for the Twilight Hack, which I've already done. You don't need to use it again after you install the Homebrew channel.

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  • JandaruJandaru Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Glenn565 wrote: »
    urahonky wrote: »
    Glenn565 wrote: »
    Jandaru wrote: »
    Glenn565 wrote: »
    I know I was in this last year, but between being in the main Secret Santa and the Homebrew situation, I'm not able to join.
    What's this now?

    The new update adds an auto update. So if I update my Wii, any future updates that kill homebrew will be downloaded before I can do anything about it.

    Yeah, that's not happening.

    There's already a workaround to it.

    That's for the Twilight Hack, which I've already done. You don't need to use it again after you install the Homebrew channel.
    I think I'd miss all the other official channels that refuse to work before applying the update than the Homebrew Channel. The only thing I would really use is the region-free app, but I don't have any non-local games yet anyway. I should play SCUMMvm more...

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  • gijohn13gijohn13 Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I'm in.

    Games I have:

    N64
    mario 64
    paper mario
    sin & punishment
    zelda ocarina of time
    mario kart 64
    star fox 64

    Super nintendo
    super mario world
    donkey kong country 1, 2 & 3
    super metroid
    legend of zelda: a link to the past
    Super Mario RPG
    super ghouls & ghosts
    actraiser

    Nes

    metroid
    legend of zelda
    super mario bros
    super mario bros 3

    sega genisis/ megadrive
    sonic 2
    phantasy star II
    streets of rage 2

    wiiware
    defend your castle

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    List for great justice:
    NES:

    Balloon Fight
    Bubble Bobble
    Castlevania
    Kid Icarus
    Kirby's Adventure
    Metroid
    Punch-Out!!
    River City Ransom
    StarTropics
    Super C
    Super Mario Bros
    Super Mario Bros 2
    Super Mario Bros 3
    Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels
    The Legend of Zelda

    SNES:

    ActRaiser
    Breath of Fire II
    Contra 3
    Donkey Kong Country
    Kirby's Dream Course
    Secret of Mana
    Super Castlevania IV
    Super Mario RPG
    Super Mario World
    Super Metroid
    The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    N64:

    Mario Kart 64
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    SMS:

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    MD:

    Beyond Oasis
    Gunstar Heroes
    Phantasy Star III
    Shining in the Darkness
    Shining Force II
    Streets of Rage 2
    ToeJam & Earl
    ToeJam & Earl 2
    Wonder Boy in Monster World

    TG16:

    Splatterhouse
    Ys Book I & II

    WiiWare:

    Defend Your Castle
    My Life as a King
    I'm sure I'm missing a few. But that's the gist of it. Bought wayyyyyyyyyy too many of these. Beat probably two or three.

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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I have the same problem, urahonky. I buy so many and play so few. Nostalgia is a bitch like that.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Figgy wrote: »
    I have the same problem, urahonky. I buy so many and play so few. Nostalgia is a bitch like that.

    The worst part is that you can actually go through and look at your transaction history. I think I'm well above $300 spent on VC games alone.

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  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    While checking for new signups, I found this jewel in the vcsecretsantas inbox.
    Hello,

    My name is Weylin Morton, I have been diagnosed with a deadly ailment that
    was discovered very late. It has defied all form of medicine. I have only
    about a few months to live according to medical experts. I have not particularly
    lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone not even myself
    but my business. I want you to assist me in disbursing funds to charity organizations.
    Please reply me through my private email immediately so i can explain further.
    Email: (Removed)

    Be blessed my beloved,
    Weylin Morton

    My God maybe some of those "funds" could be distributed to the AbsoluteZero Video Games and Big Tee Vee Organization.

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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Pair me up with that guy for this and I'll send him Dr. Mario.

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  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Today is the last day to sign up. Clock's a tickin!

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  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Virtual Console Secret Santa Sign Up is now CLOSED!

    Soon the Great Assigning will begin. Keep an eye on your PM boxes as your Santa/Santee info will be sent on or before Dec 2!

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  • SirUltimosSirUltimos Don't talk, Rusty. Just paint. Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Hooray! I got my PM!

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  • gijohn13gijohn13 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Unfortunately, there were not enough users from your country registered for this year's Virtual Console Secret Santa. You will not be able to participate.

    Please send an angry letter to Nintendo about how dumb it is that you can't gift across countries within the same region. Because it is seriously dumb and if it weren't for that you'd be getting your secret Santa on.

    Sorry again

    -AbsoluteZero

    FUCK

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  • mxmarksmxmarks Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Got my PM and I'm excited.

    Whoever's got me has got it easy, as my VC purchases list doesn't even need to be spoiled for length!

    Tecmo Bowl
    Metroid
    Sonic The Hedgehog 2
    Super Mario Brothers 3
    Puch-Out!
    Kirby's Adventure
    Pokemon Snap

    My Life As A King
    Dr. Mario Online


    Thats that! I don't own any of the other Sonics, because I grabbed the XBox Mega Collection (and also the Mega Man collection - which is why it's not on my VC).

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  • SeolSeol Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Yeah, I got one too. :(

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  • mxmarksmxmarks Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Also - I hope it's cool if my Santee doesn't mind waiting a couple weeks. I'm no deadbeat, but dammit, I can't be gifting until much closer to the actual holiday season.

    Do most people hold off until then?

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  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    mxmarks wrote: »
    Also - I hope it's cool if my Santee doesn't mind waiting a couple weeks. I'm no deadbeat, but dammit, I can't be gifting until much closer to the actual holiday season.

    Do most people hold off until then?

    Don't sweat it, everyone's got till the end of the month.

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  • Folken FanelFolken Fanel anime af When's KoFRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    My Santee needs to register my friend code so I can BUY HIM/HER SOME GODDAMN AWESOME GIFTS!

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Registered my Santa, unfortunately my Santee and I are already friends. So I'm sure he/she knows who I am :(

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  • mxmarksmxmarks Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Will be registering both tonight. Haven't been near the Wii yet this week, I let the girlfriend borrow it for WiiFit...

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  • darunia106darunia106 J-bob in games Death MountainRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Registered both. Now to just post my massive VC and meager Wiiware collection and I'm golden!

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  • Cameron_TalleyCameron_Talley Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I'll try and register mine tonight; I've been completely sidetracked by other stuff going on...

    Ninja Edit:

    My games list/what I'd like:
    Here's what I've got on the VC:
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    Bonk's Adventure
    Super Metroid
    Ghouls 'N Ghosts

    Wii Ware:
    Mega Man 9

    As for what I'd like:
    I was (and still am) a Nintendo guy, so I've pretty much got all the Nintendo games. Exceptions: Mario RPG and Sin and Punishment. (That's what I can think of, anyway). So those two games and anything from a Non-Nintendo system would be great. Also, I really don't have any Wiiware games so any of that would be good, too. I'm not really a fan of sports games (are there even any on the VC? I don't know...). Don't really dig puzzle games, either. But everything else is cool.

    Reading that paragraph over again I sound kind of like a dick. Santa, I'll be more than happy with whatever you get me!

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  • CoJoeTheLawyerCoJoeTheLawyer Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I just now added my Santa/Santee to my Wii list. Hopefully no one has been trying to send me goodies in vain.

    My Bad.

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  • Niceguyeddie616Niceguyeddie616 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Sorry if anyone has been trying to send me gifts, but my Wii is sitting here at my parents house and I'll be checking up on it on weekends till I come home from school.

    Anyway, Santa and Santee numbers have been added, so send away! I'll be sending as soon as I figure out what to get my Santee.

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    The one thing I've noticed is that occasionaly, while playing, bits of food that I've previously eaten seem to be coming back up into my mouth, but a bib solved that quickly enough.
  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I will be sending my games to my fateful santee shortly. When I get back to my Wii, that is.

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  • Folken FanelFolken Fanel anime af When's KoFRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    How long does it generally take for people to receive gifts once they've been sent?

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  • NorfairNorfair Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I gifted my brother Paper Mario last Christmas, and I think it took about twenty or twenty-five minutes for the note with the gift link to show up on his message board. (That's what I remember him telling me.)

    So, within half an hour would probably be a reasonable estimate. Probably less.

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  • CoJoeTheLawyerCoJoeTheLawyer Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    How long does it generally take for people to receive gifts once they've been sent?

    They've been received.

    Or so I've been told.

    PS - Thank you! I've been getting my ass kicked in Contra III all morning.

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  • Folken FanelFolken Fanel anime af When's KoFRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    How long does it generally take for people to receive gifts once they've been sent?

    They've been received.

    Or so I've been told.

    PS - Thank you! I've been getting my ass kicked in Contra III all morning.

    Awesome! Glad you got them. Enjoy!

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  • Niceguyeddie616Niceguyeddie616 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Big thanks to CoJoetheLawyer for World of Goo! Impale Sticky is perplexing but this game is awesome in every regard so far

    Far as my Santee goes, you should have gifts by next weekend, as that's when I get paid! Huzzah!

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    The one thing I've noticed is that occasionaly, while playing, bits of food that I've previously eaten seem to be coming back up into my mouth, but a bib solved that quickly enough.
  • RiokennRiokenn Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    D'oh, wish I had noticed this thread before, I would have totally signed up. :( Great to hear you guys are enjoying your gifts.

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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Holy moley! Add your numbers people!

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  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Figgy wrote: »
    Holy moley! Add your numbers people!

    santachrisdx9.gif

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  • LotharsLothars Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Figgy wrote: »
    Holy moley! Add your numbers people!

    santachrisdx9.gif

    Sorry I thought I did but I will add it tonight

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  • jeddy leejeddy lee Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Curses be to my santa if this arrives while I'm in Juneau this week. My wife will revel in me knowing that she has a package waiting for me at home that I am dying to open.

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    FF X replay

    PS3
    God of War 1&2 HD
    Rachet and Clank Future
    MGS 4
    Prince of Persia

    360
    Bayonetta
    Fable 3

    DS
    FF: 4 heroes of light
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