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 PostPost subject: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:37 pm 
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Red Alert 3
Battlefield 2142
A "paint your own mug and bowl" set (off my brother!)
Spanner set for my toolbox
Deodorant
Socks!
Microwavable blanket!
Chocolates
Guinness World Records 2009
£80
New Wallet
T-Shirts
A hoodie top
A pair of jeans

Thats what I can remember!

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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:28 pm 
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* LG drive that is umm... playing CD, DVD, DL-DVD, HDDVD, DL-HDDVD, BluRay, DL-BLuRay & can write all of them expect (DL-)HDDVD :)
* Pick, belt & stand for guitar (yeah, for my cheap strat-copy xD)
* Warm sweater (if the cold winter decided to come anyway :P)
* 400 PLN (~100€)
* A lot of sweets (seriously, too much as every year... those [censored] chocolate Santas)


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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:31 pm 
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32" Sony Bravia TV
Nintendo Wii
Extra Wii Remote
Mario Kart with 2 steering wheels
Bar of Whole Nut
Bar of Dairy Milk
Lee Evans DVD

and some other stuff that I cant remember... lol...


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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:54 pm 
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I've got :

- A kodak 10.2 MPX camera ...
- Maxis Spore for PC ...
- Wii Music
- Wii Braincenter (or something like that ...)
- A380 model ...
- Iomega floppy disk drive, with 100 MFD 3.5" 2HD Floppys ...
- 12x CD-RW ...
- Lexar SD card ...
- Corel Snapfire Plus SE ...
- 30 €
- Some christmas cards !

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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:03 pm 
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-My 2nd XBOX360 (Other one is for a relitave) with... GoW2, Far Cry2 and PGR4.
-Resident Evil 4 for PC
-Iced Shot Glasses
-Fudge :|
-And lot of other stuff I cant remember

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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:31 pm 
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Amongst money, chocolate, clothes, gift cards, games, etc (the usual stuff)... I got a DLP projector as shown below on BA (with 6 surround sound speakers):

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Actual dimensions of the screen I'll add to at a later date when I find my tape measure :P

Merry christmas everyone!!!


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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:37 pm 
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I got a staff jacket for work, some chocolates and gum, dvds and games for the 360. A good haul :D

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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:04 am 
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I got my GeForce 9500 GT several days ago in the mail.


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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:06 am 
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- Phone
- Replacement iPod
- 19" W/S LCD
- Wii
- alot of other smaller things

Yeah I got too much so I'm not expecting anything on birthdays or Christmas for the next 5 years. Now I just need a new graphics card so my LCD can actually do 1440x900.


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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:48 am 
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happy dude wrote:
- Phone
- Replacement iPod
- 19" W/S LCD
- Wii
- alot of other smaller things

Yeah I got too much so I'm not expecting anything on birthdays or Christmas for the next 5 years. Now I just need a new graphics card so my LCD can actually do 1440x900.

I've got a pretty crummy graphics card, and I can go as high as 1920 x 1440.
Even without the driver installed, I can do 1440 x 900...


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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:10 am 
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jabster wrote:
I've got a pretty crummy graphics card, and I can go as high as 1920 x 1440.
Even without the driver installed, I can do 1440 x 900...


Yeah, my intergrated graphics can at least do 1600x1200. Says I need to do a BIOS update to get 1440x900 to work, so I may as well just buy a Vista compatible graphics card


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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:56 am 
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Lots of t-shirt :P
Drum Set (premier) with drum stick 8)
Wii
the t-shirts looks like expensive BUT i have more gift to receive :D


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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:50 am 
a new 22" monitor and a "roboquad" robot :P


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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:46 am 
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Seems that everyone is getting Wii's

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- 19" Widescreen Monitor (Philips)
- Basic Microsoft Optical Mouse
- Assorted Shorts
- Back to the future Trilogy DVD
- Smaller stuff like memory sticks

The Family Prezzies were a Wii and a 42" Full HD Sony Bravia (100HZ).


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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:20 am 
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22" HDTV,
XRocker Gaming Chair,
2GB MP3 Player,
2 Pairs of trainers,
Xbox 360 Racing wheel,
Some Tshirts and Jumpers,
Three pairs of Jeans,
A USB Mousemat,
Top Gear Boardgame,
Top Gear: The Challenges DVD,
Saints Row 2,
Grand Theft Auto IV,
Colin Mcrae DiRT,
NFS Undercover,
£20
Lots of selection Boxes,
Dad's old printer (He got a new one),

My brother got an Xbox 360 and games, to go with my TV and gaming chair as well as some other things.

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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:22 am 
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Cursed wrote:
NFS Undercover

Is that any good, so far none of the newer NFS games have been able to beat Most Wanted...


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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:27 am 
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Nothing. I did not celebrate christmas this year.


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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:28 am 
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A filling.


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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:31 am 
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Is that any good, so far none of the newer NFS games have been able to beat Most Wanted...


Shockingly bad, possibly the ugliest game I have played since London Racer in 2002. I agree, I really got into Most Wanted, and every birthday or Christmas somebody buys me a Need For Speed, and none of them are as fun or look as good as Most Wanted.

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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:50 pm 
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I've got Undercover too - I wouldn't say it's terrible, it's probably not as good as Most Wanted or Carbon which were my favourite recent NFS games but it's fine for a budget-priced (£15 on Amazon for PC) very arcadedy racing game (cars are very easy to drive unlike some racing games which can be a bit infuriating when you drive on a little piece of grass that sends you spinning off and you're left half a mile behind the other racers as a result!), and it gives a good sense of speed and runs very smoothly with maximum graphics settings. I've always been a fan of NFS games though (have pretty much all of them since III) and there aren't that many other arcade-style racing games on PC with no Burnout.


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possibly the ugliest game I have played since London Racer in 2002.

I actually quite liked M25 Racer (a very similar game to London Racer I think) back in the day ('99 or so I got that one, later on I could never get it to run on XP), I think maybe because I'd only played NFS games before so racing on real streets that I'd been on in real life seemed quite special! (even though the graphics were nothing great (though this was a long time ago now) and because it was a low-budget game you had to race things like "BWM" and "Snart" cars! :P)


By the way, you guys all seem to have got a lot of expensive presents!

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mainly i got a wii (ha king time :D) performed the twilight hack and installed the homebrew Chanel but unfortunately the uh... backup... loader is only for the firmware 3.3 at the moment and i dont want to go through the work of a downgrade.

i cant believe they made the internet channel 500 points :(


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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:24 pm 
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A leather case for it
Adidas parfum and shower things
Chocolates.. ;P


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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:21 pm 
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Well I got :

Western Digital 1TB External Harddrive
Remote Control Airoplane
New wallet
The big book of TopGear
Sweat shirt / hoodie
Deodrient / shower gel
Lots of chocolate
Socks
And a Technet subscription free from Microsoft.

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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:15 pm 
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I didn't get too much this year because of the bad economy here in the US, but I did get some awesome stuff.

GeForce 8400 GS (best my computer can handle)
Wii (I am using it right now! :p)
GTA IV for Xbox 360
Spore Galactic Edition
8GB U3 Flash Drive
and some other good stuff I can't remember right now. Merry (day-after) Christmas!


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 PostPost subject: Re: What did you get for Christmas?        Posted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:47 pm 
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I got....
- 750GB HDD
- 2GB Ram
- COD5 World at war
- Mario Cart Wii
- Kung Fu Panda
- Narnia - Prince Caspian
- £40 Money
- T-shirt
- Chocolate

Good Christmas :D

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