I made platinum Status

Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -

I got myself the Mario Figurine, which kind of sucks.  I would rather get some Wii points to buy more games.  My other choice was a calender, which kind of sucks considering I have calender for everything else, in addition to the one that I have on every device on the planet.  So the alternative was a figurine.   Ehh, oh wells.  Merry Christmas Bitches.

#1 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -

I got myself the Mario Figurine, which kind of sucks.  I would rather get some Wii points to buy more games.  My other choice was a calender, which kind of sucks considering I have calender for everything else, in addition to the one that I have on every device on the planet.  So the alternative was a figurine.   Ehh, oh wells.  Merry Christmas Bitches.

#2 Posted by JJWeatherman (14564 posts) -

Merry Christmas to you too.

#3 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
" Merry Christmas to you too. "
Fuck that, I'm Jewish.
#4 Posted by demontium (4710 posts) -
@Godwind:
We should roll in some sort of platinum carriage or something - nintendo better get me that mario hat or ill be maaad. 
 
No in all seriousness time and again they have given me free stuff for being over the 1000 coin limit
#5 Posted by Sjupp (1910 posts) -
@Godwind said:
" @JJWeatherman said:
" Merry Christmas to you too. "
Fuck that, I'm Jewish. "
Lol.
#6 Posted by guiseppe (2842 posts) -

Christmas? You mean X-mas?

#7 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -
@guiseppe said:
" Christmas? You mean X-mas? "
Wait Jesus is a Jew too.
#8 Posted by krackofdawn (25 posts) -
@Godwind:
Happy Chinese Food Day.
#9 Edited by OllyOxenFree (4981 posts) -

Yeah I was not really happy with the figurine since it's so small in scale... but meh.  I had 1520 coins so I used 800 and ordered the hanafuda cards.   Gonna keep those sealed for collector's value later on.
 
Gonna wait later on when they update their rewards to spend the rest of the coins.

#10 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree said:
" Yeah I was not really happy with the figurine since it's so small in scale... but meh.  I had 1520 coins so I used 800 and ordered the hanafuda cards.   Gonna keep those sealed for collector's value later on.  Gonna wait later on when they update their rewards to spend the rest of the coins. "
My next purchase is going to be the mario posters.
#11 Posted by Dalai (7057 posts) -

Another calendar for me. Hooray? 
 
Actually that calendar gets very little use.

#12 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -
@Dalai said:
" Another calendar for me. Hooray?  Actually that calendar gets very little use. "
I would feel far to nerdy to have a calender like that.
#13 Edited by JJOR64 (19051 posts) -

Same here.  I got the Mario Hat last year so Plat. two years in a row for me.

#14 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

It's weird how I don't give a fuck about that shit. God, I'm jaded.

#15 Posted by Gamer_152 (14100 posts) -

Congratulations on the platinum status, you must have had to have bought a fair few games to get it, too bad you didn't like your prize.

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#16 Posted by Jazz (2294 posts) -

X-mas is a marvel comics holiday.  
 Patrick Stewart rolls down your chimney and leaves Lockheed and Bamf toys in your stocking. 
It's true..I saw it.

#17 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" Same here.  I got the Mario Hat last year so Plat. two years in a row for me. "
Welcome to the plat club babe.
 
@Claude said:
" It's weird how I don't give a fuck about that shit. God, I'm jaded. "
Dude, you are like, soooo missing out.  If that is the case, can I have some of your codes?
 
@Gamer_152 said:
" Congratulations on the platinum status, you must have had to have bought a fair few games to get it, too bad you didn't like your prize. "

It is actually easier than you think and  cheaper than you think.
 
Nintendo provides coins for retail games, a wii game is 50 coins while a DS game provides 30 coins.  In addition, if you do post play surveys, you get 10 coins extra.  Effectively each game is worth 60 coins.  In addition, if you register games closely after release, you get 10 coins extra.  So that is 70 coins per a Wii game while that is 50. 
 
Another way to get coins is do post play surveys for downloaded games.  Say you have a DSi, and you download a game.  You get 10 coins for that as well.  Or virtual console games as well, which is why it is so easy.  If I bought only NES games, I would get 10 coins on a $5 purchase.
#18 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -
@Claude:  
Gimmie your points, then! I could use that DS game holder...
#19 Posted by agentboolen (1832 posts) -
@Godwind: Yep me to!!!  I should have gotten it last year but Nintendo decided to screw me!!!  Last year they were giving away Doc Louis's Punch-Out to Platinum Members, I found out and already having the Punch-out Wii game I wanted to beat up on Doc.  So I put in all my registration numbers and came up I think it was 50 points short (not to mention Gamecube games didn't count, pissed me off).  Few days later I got another code to put in and thought I had gotten it in time just to find out that I was a day late!!!  I was unable to get Doc Louis's Punch-Out so I emailed a complaint, later I got a call from one of the managers and explained my case and they stil reject me the freaking offer.   Hell its a digital download, you would have thought they would have made a exception just for all my effort!!!
 
So yea they take that Platinum Members prize very serious.....  So Now I'm getting the Mario statue too, its o.k. but its no 
Doc Louis's Punch-Out!!
#20 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -

Check it! 
 



#21 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -
@Emilio: 
I just got mine as well.
#22 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

...did enough games even come out this year for someone to get Platinum status?  O_o

#23 Posted by Brendan (8026 posts) -

This stuff all seemed kind of lame until @Emilio:  posted pices of the actual figurine.  That seems worth it.

   

#24 Posted by ESREVER (2703 posts) -

I can't believe I've been throwing those pin# away for the past years!! Arghhh, I just got done digging through all my Wii titles and managed to find 9 cases with the pin# still inside. They should have that shit embedded into the case. I managed to get 500 coins. Too bad you can't do DS titles.

#25 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -
@ESREVER said:
" I can't believe I've been throwing those pin# away for the past years!! Arghhh, I just got done digging through all my Wii titles and managed to find 9 cases with the pin# still inside. They should have that shit embedded into the case. I managed to get 500 coins. Too bad you can't do DS titles. "
You CAN do DS titles. First party games or published by Nintendo (Dragon Quest IX). 
They are worth 30 coins each, while DSi/WiiWare/Virtual Console are worth 10 coins each.
#26 Posted by ESREVER (2703 posts) -
@Emilio: Oh, is that so? I must've trashed all those pamphlets too! Argh!
#27 Posted by zityz (2360 posts) -

Yea I got mine yesterday, made a post about it. I like it its kinda cool. At least nintendo gives you something back for buying their games. Wish Mircosoft or Sony did too like that.

#28 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -
@ESREVER:  
Don't be too worried about it. It's mostly a Japanese money making scam.
#29 Posted by ESREVER (2703 posts) -

I just got Platinum today. I dug through all my old DS titles and managed to find 13 titles that still had the pin numbers in them. 
 
@zityz: I think Sony is starting something like that with their loyalty program. I'm supposedly apart of the beta for it, but nothing has happened with it yet. I think it's more PSN oriented though.

#30 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -
@zityz said:
" Yea I got mine yesterday, made a post about it. I like it its kinda cool. At least nintendo gives you something back for buying their games. Wish Mircosoft or Sony did too like that. "
I wish they gave out free wii points.
#31 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

Japanese Platinum's are getting this...

Dot Mario Cushion

Hopefully the same items will appear in the Western versions.

#32 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4981 posts) -

@Contro said:

Hopefully the same items will appear in the Western versions.

Heeeeeeell nooooooooo. Club Nintendo America sucks so much.

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