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#1 Posted by Marino (6203 posts) -

Show off your new toys.  What'd you get this year? 
 
It's almost 1:30 AM and I feel like a 8 year old version of myself considering I can't sleep. 
 
So far I have... 
 
NBA Jam (X360) 
Rock Band 3 Keyboard Stand 
One of those new twisty d-pad 360 controllers 
$400 cash 
A jar of pumpkin pie filling...

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#2 Posted by DukesT3 (2095 posts) -

Nothing. =( 

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#3 Posted by RTSlord (1234 posts) -

$100 cash
A-team movie
Band of Brothers (book and series)
Mythbusters book
(no videogames, but there havent been any good ones ive wanted to get lately)

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#4 Posted by KaosAngel (14251 posts) -

I'm Muslim...so take a wild guess.

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#5 Edited by waitwhat (260 posts) -

black ops
halo: reach
gym membership
ipod touch
some cash

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#6 Posted by gamb1t (1004 posts) -

xbox 360 slim bundle with 3 games. only game that counted is mass effect 2

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#7 Posted by Natedogg2 (497 posts) -

I had my Christmas a few days ago, so I've gotten all of my presents. Here's my loot
 
Inception on Blu-Ray
Red Dead Redemption
Fallout: New Vegas
The Sly Collection
Various gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, and Amazon (some of which have been redeemed for an iPod Touch)
$1000 cash
 
The cash was a special present from my parents. It was given to help pay for college loans.

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#8 Posted by InfamousBIG (3309 posts) -
@RTSlord: i just finished the last episode of Band of Brothers today, amazing series. Don't know if you've already seen it but, if you haven't...you're in for a serious treat man.  Best miniseries ive ever seen. Fucking great.  Better than any wwii movie by far
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#9 Posted by Travis (224 posts) -
@KaosAngel: Coal?
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#10 Posted by RTSlord (1234 posts) -
@InfamousBIG said:
" @RTSlord: i just finished the last episode of Band of Brothers today, amazing series. Don't know if you've already seen it but, if you haven't...you're in for a serious treat man.  Best miniseries ive ever seen. Fucking great.  Better than any wwii movie by far "
Ive seen it. A TON. I freaking love that series to death, its my favorite series ever
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#11 Posted by TomA (2787 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" I'm Muslim...so take a wild guess. "
I'm sorry. That really must suck.
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#12 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -
  • Epic Mickey
  • Super Scribblenauts
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World DVD
  • Highlander DVD
  • Shigenori Soejima Artworks 2004-2010 artbook (Persona character artist)
  • A cell phone strap
  • Some holiday money
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#13 Posted by ChristianCastillo (1186 posts) -
Ipod touch 
Leather Jacket 
Bunch of Clothes  
$150 cash 
..... 
I got some great things this year and this was the first year I actually got something for my parents.  Got my dad a bluray player with Iron Man 1 and 2, and Avatar and bought my mom an HD webcam.  Cost me around $350 which is a lot considering I'm pretty poor right now but they deserve it.
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#14 Posted by Scrawnto (2552 posts) -

I'll update this once I open the rest of my gifts in the morning. 
 
So far I got: 
Pajamas 
Assorted Popcorn 
Sweet new leather wallet 
 
I thought the wallet was pretty neat, and thanked my step-grandfather for it. I looked it over more closely and noticed, to my surprise, that it held a $100 bill. 
 That was just the stuff from my step-mom's family. I'll be visiting my other relatives tomorrow. However, I do know that one of my gifts will be a suit for job interviews. I know because I was there when my parents bought it, and they took it and me to the tailor so they could get it adjusted.

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#15 Edited by khann (3230 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:

" I'm Muslim...so take a wild guess. "

A bomb vest? 
 
 
Ohohoho I'm hilarious.  
 
 
 
I don't get presents anymore.
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#16 Posted by InfamousBIG (3309 posts) -
@RTSlord said:
" @InfamousBIG said:
" @RTSlord: i just finished the last episode of Band of Brothers today, amazing series. Don't know if you've already seen it but, if you haven't...you're in for a serious treat man.  Best miniseries ive ever seen. Fucking great.  Better than any wwii movie by far "
Ive seen it. A TON. I freaking love that series to death, its my favorite series ever "
This was my first time seeing it, and, man, I was sorry to see it end today.  Love the shit out of it.  Winters is amazing, Nix is fucking great.  Currahee!
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#17 Posted by Ineedaname (4276 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" I'm Muslim...so take a wild guess. "
Acceptance?
 
 
Lol jks.
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#18 Posted by afrocod (43 posts) -
@InfamousBIG:  Speirs is the man...
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#19 Posted by Potter9156 (956 posts) -

Woke up with a sore throat. Sucks.
  
Got a $200 gift card a couple days ago, so I went and got Alan Wake, Forza 3, and Batman AA. Along with some DVDs.

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#20 Posted by Nasos100 (762 posts) -
@KaosAngel:  explosives?
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#21 Posted by Jack268 (3370 posts) -

Clothes 
Metro 2033(the book) 
~$30 
The Sly Collection 
Grado SR60i headphones 
Red Dead Redemption 
 
Myeah, thats about it

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#22 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

I'll just link my blog. It's easier to do that.

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#23 Posted by wormz (137 posts) -

Vanquish, Forza 3 and Blur from myself, BF:BC2 from a friend, bunch of candy, socks... that's about it. Some Steam-sale stuff too, but that's still going on.

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#24 Edited by corpulateguitar (45 posts) -

well lets see this is me and my girlfriends 5th Christmas together and i must say she knocked it out of the park again but its a short list because i mainly buy all the games i want so i never get games for the holidays but heres the list. 
 
new DJ Hero Platter (feels so amazing in comparison to my old one) 
Back to the Future (the game)   
some great smelling cologne  
3rd season of Metalocalypse on Blu-ray (fuck yes!)  
and probably my favorite out of the bunch my official Kevin Durant NBA Jersey 

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#25 Posted by GreggD (4595 posts) -

NFS: Hot Pursuit 
NBA Jam 
Civilization V 
Scott Pilgrim on DVD 
$25 cash 
A DAMN FOOSBALL TABLE! :D 
Oh, and lounge pants.

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#26 Posted by ZimboDK (863 posts) -

MGS 4
3D Dot Game Heroes
Heavy Rain

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Da Chief likes to cool down with Dr.Pepper!  
 
Ya that is about it. And a subway giftcard. Small xmas this year. 
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#28 Posted by Inf225 (513 posts) -

Apparently my family had some deal with EA:
 
Rock Band 3
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Skate 3
Sims 3

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#29 Posted by Zanthox (253 posts) -

I've got red dead redemption (Now I can actually play it instead of just being indignant with people for giving it GOTY over ME2) . 
And some clothes, some candy, and a hundred bucks. Pretty good so far!

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#30 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Monty Python's Insanity Pack (Grail/Brain/Hollywood Bowl)
20 euro in cash
A pen with a little goth girl on it
Clothes (no game t-shirts, damnit!)
Game mags
 
And a headache from the terrible music and socialness.

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#31 Edited by Noodles (543 posts) -

Sennheiser HD555 Headphones
Some fly-ass moccasins; I'm stylin'.

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#32 Posted by RobotHamster (4249 posts) -
  • Bayonetta 
  • Sly Collection 
  • A new mouse  
  • A slide whistle
  • A shirt
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#33 Edited by SMTDante89 (2880 posts) -

Early Gifts (given from others or bought for myself):

  • Dio at Donington (Live CD)
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (DVD)
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Chair
  • Rock Band 3 Keyboard
  • Tron: Legacy soundtrack (CD)
  • P.B. Winterbottom (Steam)
 
Christmas Gifts:
  • Dire Straits' "Brothers in Arms"
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack (before anyone asks, NOT GLEE)
  • Whitesnake's self-titled
  • White Stripes' "Elephant"
  • Pencils/Deodorant (same present)
  • Gloves/toboggan
  • Knife (something every guy in the family gets every Christmas and it looks really nice)
  • Humble Indie Bundle #2
  • 1600 Microsoft Points
 
Gifts that had my name on them but were actually for someone else (The "Oops, My Bad" gift)
  • Playing cards and two keychains
 
And I still have about $53 left to spend on whatever.
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#34 Posted by recroulette (5427 posts) -

A Wired 360 controller. 
cash and gift cards. 
 And DW6: Treasure Box Edition.

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#35 Posted by IchiroYagiza (453 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption + Undead Nightmare 
God of War: Ghost of Sparta 
Clothes 
Money  
A Parker pen 
Hannibal Rising (book)
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#36 Posted by Marino (6203 posts) -

In addition to the stuff I listed in the original post... 
 
Sony Bravia BX300 32" 720p LCD TV (for bedroom) 
Nintendo DSi XL 25th Anniversary Mario w/Mario Kart DS 
Super Mario All-Stars 
HP Photosmart Plus Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax 
LOST Collector's Edition Blu-ray set 
New sheets 
Some shirts and a hoodie 
$50 cash 
Gift cards for Subway, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Chilis, Outback, IHOP, Caliente's (local burrito shop)

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#37 Posted by Daveyo520 (7744 posts) -

Some clothes 2 gift cards and cash.

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#38 Posted by Fripplebubby (1056 posts) -
@SMTDante89 said:

Gifts that had my name on them but were actually for someone else (The "Oops, My Bad" gift)
  • Playing cards and two keychains
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SCORE!
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#39 Posted by RaoulDo0k (93 posts) -

- A New Winter Jacket 
- Red Dead Redemption 
- Reach 
- Black Ops 
- Uncharted 2 
- a set of speakers for my iPod

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#40 Posted by Jayross (2647 posts) -

NOTHING!

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#41 Posted by Amducious (408 posts) -

I used to buy a lot of gifts for others until I realised while I was spending lots, I was receiving crap. Last year that changed, I told everyone to keep their money and just get themselves a gift. Worked out well, last year was the first time in ages I could get myself something decent. (40" Samsung lcd tv), this year, a 360 s with red dead and a sidewinder x4 keyboard. I had played red dead on the ps3 beforehand. While both versions play in hd, the ps3 version only played in 720p while the 360 plays in full 1080p....weird!

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#42 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

A couple Iron Maiden LPs
Halo Reach Xbox 360 Bundle
$100 cash
Various gift cards and a bunch of other small gifts

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#43 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -
@Marino: Damn you must have a rich family
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#44 Posted by ShadowKnight508 (773 posts) -

So far, I have gotten:
 

  1. Borderlands: Game of the Year (PS3: with voucher for Duke Nukem Forever First Access and voucher for all 4 Borderlands DLC Packs)
  2. Dead Rising 2 (PS3)
  3. Playstation Move Bundle (PS Move, PS Eye, Sports Champion and Move Game Demo Disc)
  4. $50 GameStop Gift Card
  5. $40 Barnes and Noble Gift Card
 
I guess they missed my hints as to get Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood...but in the end, this was a great year xD
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#45 Posted by Marino (6203 posts) -
@Unknown_Pleasures: They do pretty well.  Much better than me.  But more importantly, Christmas has always been a huge deal to my mom.  Even though my sister and I are grown and out of the house, my mom still goes crazy on Christmas.  Probably partially because she couldn't afford nearly as much when we were kids.
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#46 Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) -

DS Lite
 25 dollar gamestop gift card
new keyboard and mouse
 
pretty good I'd say.

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#47 Posted by b00tableByte (28 posts) -
  • Amazon Kindle
  • Kindle Cover and Case
  • Reservoir Dogs framed movie poster
  • Cajon Drum Box
  • Andy Warhol Calender
  • Frapp Maker
  • Sobakawa Pillow
  • Razer Mouse Pad
 
Not a bad haul- very diverse.
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#48 Posted by Somadude (622 posts) -

Rock Band 3 keyboard, what has two thumbs and is totally stoked? 
 
This guy!
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#49 Edited by heatDrive88 (2895 posts) -

A $30 dollar gift card. That's it. Fuck Christmas.

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#50 Posted by Gizmo (5467 posts) -

I asked for nothing, I got basically nothing. 
 
Over the last few years, i've been really fortunate with my birthday and Christmas presents, there wasn't really anything I wanted/needed.