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Virtual Console/WiiWare Secret Santa 2011: DONE! Any tips/thoughs for next year?

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  • AaronKIAaronKI Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    cj iwakura wrote:
    Kind of want to join, but god, the Wiiware line up is dire. Almost NOTHING good has been added in the last year since I bought My Life As a Darklord, shy of the Bit Trip games.

    Who said you could only gift software released in the last year?


    Unless he means he somehow owns everything. :P

    I only own four WiiWare games (not counting PC and PS3 versions), but that's mostly because I haven't bothered to buy an SD Card yet.

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  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    We are less than one week away, people. We still need more Santas! I've added my code into the list to hopefully inspire the other Canadians. Now there's no reason why you can't sign up, because you'll be guaranteed a least a gift from me!

    My game list will eventually come. And I'm really not kidding about the controllers.....although, I have the original Classic Controller and not the Pro. I guess there's that.

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  • AaronKIAaronKI Registered User regular
    I tried to reel in some more UK and CA Santas in the main Secret Santa thread, but it doesn't look like it worked. :(

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  • TurkeyTurkey Registered User regular
    My favorite part of adding people is having their Miis suddenly start popping up in some games.

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  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    Hey all. If you were waiting until "later" to post in this thread saying you wanted to be a part of it, well.....THERE'S NO MORE "LATER" LEFT!

    C'mon people! Step up!

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  • AaronKIAaronKI Registered User regular
    I redeemed my points and registered the people I didn't already have in my address book. It was nice to check a console's online store without having to spend 10 minutes downloading a system update.

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  • AaronKIAaronKI Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Only a few hours left to sign up.

    Worst case scenario, maybe BTP and Willeth can do a Steam Unsecret Santa or something like that. I always feel awful for those who don't make it in. Curse Nintendo's region locking fetish!

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  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    Unfortunately for that idea, I don't Steam. But that shouldn't leave out Willeth.

    Curiously enough, there were 3 Canadians for the first year I did this. Then 2 for the next year (which was last year), and now there's just one (me). And it could be that next year will be none depending on what happens with Wii U.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    If I don't get a partner I'll take a vote from everyone else on what games I should buy myself with these 1000 points.

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  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    It'd help if you added a list of games you own already. ;-)

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  • GroveGrove Registered User regular
    I've been crazy busy but I will be posting what games I own on Monday!

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  • AaronKIAaronKI Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    BTP wrote:
    Unfortunately for that idea, I don't Steam. But that shouldn't leave out Willeth.

    Curiously enough, there were 3 Canadians for the first year I did this. Then 2 for the next year (which was last year), and now there's just one (me). And it could be that next year will be none depending on what happens with Wii U.

    I'll be interested in what they do with the Virtual Console on the WiiU. If you can transfer all of your games over, if they get around to making SNES SuperFX/3rd Party N64 playable, if they cut the prices or add weekly sales, etc. (I cringe at paying $5 for an 8-bit game and $8 for a 16-bit game when I can get PS1 games for $6 on PSN)
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    Anyway, can't wait to get my Santee next week. :D


    Edit: Even the regular secret santa has been on a steady decline in participants. When I was waiting for it to begin, I got really bored and made a line graph for the last several years.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    BTP wrote:
    It'd help if you added a list of games you own already. ;-)

    Whoops! I have World of Goo, Pokémon Snap, Toejam and Earl, Sonic 1, and I think that's it.

    Edit: Super Metroid! I have that too.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    Oh snap, forgot to add people to my Friends list. I'll be doing that tomorrow.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    Guess who was lazy and didn't add people to his friends list yet: This guy.

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  • AaronKIAaronKI Registered User regular
    Unless you deleted everyone after last year's, you should only have.. two new people to add at least. :P

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    Had a blue light on my Wii this morning and nearly had a heart attack. I thought someone had already sent me my games! Turns out it was just a message about Club Nintendo.

    Saturday Oct 4th @ 3pm EST I will be hosting a Game Night with a bunch of friends. We plan to stream everything to the following twitch account, so please join us!
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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    urahonky wrote:
    Had a blue light on my Wii this morning and nearly had a heart attack. I thought someone had already sent me my games! Turns out it was just a message about Club Nintendo.

    I'm gonna have to remember to switch WC24 back on when I add the names.

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  • GroveGrove Registered User regular
    So to my future santa, I will be uploading my games soon...I promise. My OS died last night so I'm balls deep in reinstalling windows and every other fucking program on earth.

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  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    Since there are so few participating, we could do it like last year where once I know everyone is ready to go, I can give out the Santee names early and you can get gifting early.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    I'm good whenever. :)

    Saturday Oct 4th @ 3pm EST I will be hosting a Game Night with a bunch of friends. We plan to stream everything to the following twitch account, so please join us!
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  • AaronKIAaronKI Registered User regular
    I am ready to cram some gifts down my Santee's 16-bit Chimney

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  • Niceguyeddie616Niceguyeddie616 Registered User regular
    I added the one other person I needed to add, and now I'm ready to go, so gimmie my Santee!

    Also, BTP, if you could have the "list of games" thing in the op link to my ADD ME post, that'd be good, I updated the big list in that one.

    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.
  • grim123grim123 Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    drat guess I missed out this year
    wish this had been stickyed to the top
    ok guess I"m, in thanks
    ADD ME!
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  • AaronKIAaronKI Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    grim123 wrote:
    drat guess I missed out this year
    wish this had been stickyed to the top

    Santees haven't gone out yet. PM BTP and see if you can still squeeze in.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    Added everybody to my address book just now. Gonna pick up some point cards tomorrow and pick out some titles.

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  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Okay everyone! Give me a few minutes and I'll work out who your Santees are.

    grim123.....you know we have rules and deadlines for a reason!.......[Dennis Franz in Die Hard 2]Ah, what the hell? It's CHRISTMAS![/Dennis Franz in Die Hard 2]

    Considering you've been in a previous year, half the work is already done for you. Sure, you're in. I hope all of your info is still the same.

    I'll let you know with my next post when all the PM's should have been sent. Or you can just keep an eye on your PM boxes.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    Since I didn't participate in '09 I'll add grim tonight or tomorrow.

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  • AaronKIAaronKI Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    A question for @urahonky and @grove: Has my name lit up for either of you in the Wii address book? Both of your names are still greyed out for me and I'm starting to worry something went wrong somewhere. You two were the only ones I had to add this year, but I've triple checked all of the numbers.

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  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    PM's have been sent! As long as there aren't any problems with what I've sent you, it's time to get your Virtual Santa on!

    However, please don't forget to update your info. Some of your "Add me!" posts are still lacking games lists, and it could be difficult on your Santa to figure out what games you'd like. Not to mention it would get frustrating on your Santa if the Wii is constantly denying to send a gift because they're being told you already have the game. They wouldn't have to go through that if you'd just put a games list.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    PM received. I'll likely be picking up a Wii Points Card on Friday due to it being payday, so my gifts will likely go out that night or sometime on the 24th.

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  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    Just be sure to post when you send and receive your gifts. That's for everyone, not just maximumzero.

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  • Two Headed BoyTwo Headed Boy Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    WRONG THREAD SORRY GENTS.

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  • TurkeyTurkey Registered User regular
    Got my Santee! Time to stalk their game collection and tastes.

    Gonna double check that I have everyone on my list.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    To whomever has me: Get me whatever you want, I'm open to anything.

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  • GroveGrove Registered User regular
    I promise, I promise to update my games tomorrow!!!!!!

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  • AaronKIAaronKI Registered User regular
    Oh, I forgot to mention (mainly because I forgot that WiiWare versions existed), but I have all of the Phoenix Wright games on the DS

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    PM received. I'll likely be picking up a Wii Points Card on Friday due to it being payday, so my gifts will likely go out that night or sometime on the 24th.

    Same.

    Saturday Oct 4th @ 3pm EST I will be hosting a Game Night with a bunch of friends. We plan to stream everything to the following twitch account, so please join us!
    Twitch.tv account: GameNightGoesll
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  • AaronKIAaronKI Registered User regular
    I'm going to try to get mine out by tomorrow or friday. A bunch of real life stuff came up at the last minute so I'm having trouble concentrating on choosing games.

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  • grim123grim123 Registered User regular
    grim123 wrote:
    drat guess I missed out this year
    wish this had been stickyed to the top
    ok guess I"m, in thanks
    ADD ME!
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    Hmm looks like I have world of goo on steam. oh and I have the rest of monkey island on the pc

    Aww nutsack.
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