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  • cptcarnage 3:31 pm on December 18, 2012 Permalink
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    Damn I’ve been swamped the past week, am i too late for Squad Santa?

     
  • A.J. 1:45 am on December 15, 2012 Permalink
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    Hey, is it too late to get in to the Squad Santa fun?

     
  • RocGaude 8:26 pm on December 14, 2012 Permalink
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    Squad Santa 2012 

    Here’s where you should go for Squad Santa knowledge.

    Happy shopping!

     
  • unmanneddrone 8:48 am on December 8, 2012 Permalink
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    I’m all in for Squad Santa, too. Forgot to mention that.

     
  • Shingro 8:37 pm on December 7, 2012 Permalink
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    I’m game for squad santa, it was fun~ (though I confess I still haven’t gotten through those shooters ^^;; so dis tractable I am :<)

    Season 3 of League of Legends is in full swing, tons of new items and actives. Makes my role (support main) a tooooon more fun. (though mobas are still mobas =P)

     
  • mjpilon 3:06 am on December 7, 2012 Permalink
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    I am still up for Squad Santa. Was awesome last year… especially in my case with @bowlisimo ‘s generosity 😉

    Also, for my Canadian brethren, I want to mention that Double Fine just released their iOS game in our app store, Middle Manager of Justice. It is one of those free but with in-app transaction games but so far, I haven’t felt like you need to buy anything to enjoy the game yet.

    Quick pitch: You are the manager of a superhero company branch. You manage, level up and motivate a staple of superheroes as you fight crime in the land. You select which heroes you send to combat each crime event. You can watch the fights in a action RPG system where you can provide extra support bonus/ directives or you can delegate ala Assassin’s creed assassins missions.

    The game has a nice animated/ comic book style with the usual Double fine humor and wit – playing very strong on the office motif. Think it is worth a look

     
  • ckim 1:48 am on December 7, 2012 Permalink
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    You all know that I am down for Squad Santa. I think I was complaining that we hadn’t started it already a while back. Let’s just make sure everyone adds everyone else on Steam. I think I’m friends with most of you, but in case we’re not friends on Steam, my username is LoveIsUnity

     
  • bowlisimo 6:57 pm on December 6, 2012 Permalink
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    @angryjedi “Mrs. RocGaude” picked our names from a hat and emailed us. Don’t know if she wants to do that again or if someone else wants to.

    Do we have the same amount of people who want to participate?

     
  • mjpilon 3:47 pm on December 29, 2011 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo You, sir, have put my Secret Santa-ness to shame with that last addition. Props to you and much thanks 🙂

     
  • impynickers 8:29 pm on December 28, 2011 Permalink
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    Woo! Squadcast back on the saddle, that is mighty fine holiday news.
    Many belated thanks to @rampantbicycle for her incredibly generous squadsanta gifts. I am incredibly excited to get started on them! On top of that I will play them while dipping fruit in a chocolate fountain my crazy uncle got me for christmas. Not just a fondue set … no … thats not good enough. I got a fountain of chocolate.

     
  • Shingro 2:43 pm on December 23, 2011 Permalink
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    Just tagging in before I run off to battle retail madness again, Squaddies who are strategy aficionados and trusting of Shingros should pass their GoG email to me at Shingro(at)Yahoo.com

    I will say that gifting things on GoG certainly is difficult, and certainly ruins the surprise :/

    Also: Cuthulu love ❤

     
  • mjpilon 2:30 pm on December 21, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , Da Blob 2, Squad Santa,   

    As a small change of pace from Chrono Trigger (about 4 hours in and loving in so far), I got through De Blob 2 over the weekend. Ever since I watched the Giant Bomb quick look, I had always wanted to try it and I got a chance when it arrived in the mail from GameAccess (guess my hope for Saints Row 3 or Rayman Origins were squashed by Holiday vacations). Anyway, it’s a game that isn’t challenging in the least but still a enjoyable experience – mostly from a visual and audio point of view with some good humor bits sprinkled in.

    As I went through the game, I was struck by something Patrick Klepek mentioned on last week’s BombCast regarding his play-through of Rayman Origins – how at some point the desire to collect all the side stuff falls off and you just decide to get through the game. I had that experience with this game. For about the 1st half, I went through each level and got EVERYTHING. Eventually, I got tired of putting in that effort and just went through level picking up what I could as I went about the main game objectives. Now, there was a time where I would compulsively go for 100% completion of platforming games of this nature but I find myself today no longer willing to do so. While at first I put it down to “this game probably isn’t worth that kind of effort”, I recognized that this feeling occurs for me even for the so-called AAA games (Batman, Assassin’s Creed, Uncharted, Super Meat Boy, Mario). I guess the combination of too many games and too little time has changed me…. or maybe, in this infamous words of Roger Murtaugh: “I’m too old for this shit “. 😉

    What say you my fellow Squaddies? I think some of you still partake in the 100%-ness, so maybe you can shed some light on how things have/ have not changed for you over the years…

    Also, the Steam sale is really REALLY testing my resolve. I get the impression I will splurge heavily post-Secret Santa clearing out my wishlist :p

     
  • bowlisimo 10:38 pm on December 19, 2011 Permalink
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    @rampantbicycle Haha, awesome. Perfect companion to my poor MSpainted Snakob Marley.

     
  • rampantbicycle 9:58 pm on December 19, 2011 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo (with sincere apologies to Mr. Dickens):

    His colour changed though, when, without a pause, it came on through the heavy door, and passed into the room before his eyes. Upon its coming in, the dying flame leaped up, as though it cried, “I know him! Snake’s Ghost!” and fell again.

    The same face: the very same. Snake with his bandana, usual octocamo, boots, and weaponry; the latter bristling, like the mullet upon his head. The chain he drew was clasped about his middle. It was long, and wound about him like a tail; and it was made (for Scrooge observed it closely) of forgotten consoles, controllers, keyboards, memory cards, strategy guides, and heavy joysticks wrought in steel. His body was transparent; so that Scrooge, observing him, and looking through his sneaking suit, could see the long strap of his utility belt behind.

    “Snake,” said Scrooge, caustic and cold as ever. “Snake. SNAAAAAAKE!”

    (coughs) Right. Sorry. Couldn’t resist.

     
  • bowlisimo 8:59 pm on December 19, 2011 Permalink
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    @Santee The Steam Holiday Sale has begun. You will be visited by three games…

     
  • impynickers 8:33 pm on December 17, 2011 Permalink
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    @beige problem solved

     
  • RocGaude 8:18 pm on December 13, 2011 Permalink
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    My Steam list is in no particular order. It’s the preferred list of mine to pull from because it’s filled with nothing but Mac games meaning I can actually PLAY what I’m gifted. 😉

    Seriously, whoever is responsible for submitting Deep End by Swollen Members on the Squad Mix gets a fuckin’ cookie. Been listening to nothing but their back catalog since yesterday and my productivity has skyrocketed.

     
  • bowlisimo 4:55 pm on December 13, 2011 Permalink
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    My Steam wishlist is mere suggestion (It’s usually just a way for me to not forget about games). I surrender myself completely to Santa’s gaming agenda, and or Arctic whims.

    @Santa Posted my GoG collection in the Squad Santa thread, in case you swing that way.

     
  • Pete Davison 4:44 pm on December 13, 2011 Permalink
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    My Steam list isn’t in order of preference, either.

     
  • rampantbicycle 4:30 pm on December 13, 2011 Permalink
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    My lists aren’t in any order (and may actually still be a bit incomplete, so winging it is a good idea.)

    Or, if you got me and aren’t @bowlisimo you could always talk to him. 😉

     
  • mjpilon 3:59 pm on December 13, 2011 Permalink
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    @cptcarnage Speaking for myself, they were not put in order so I think winging it makes the most sense 😉

     
  • cptcarnage 3:54 pm on December 13, 2011 Permalink
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    Hmm on the Steam list front for Squad Santa, would you guys say you have things sorted in order of preference? Or should I just wing it 😉

     
  • RocGaude 8:21 pm on December 12, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: GOG Wishlist Sharing, Squad Santa   

    @cgrajko Ah HA! There IS a solution: http://bit.ly/GOGWishlistShare

     
  • ckim 8:10 pm on December 12, 2011 Permalink
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    @RocGaude Oh, is there no way to see what other people have on their Wishlists on GOG? Damn that feels like a flaw…

     
  • RocGaude 8:05 pm on December 12, 2011 Permalink
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    @cgrajko I highly recommend sticking with Steam if you’re concerned about gifting something they already have. GOG is a total crapshoot.

     
  • ckim 7:48 pm on December 12, 2011 Permalink
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    @rocgaude I’m ready to do this thing. This will also force me to figure out how to use the social components of GOG and Steam to see what the hell you all own and what’s on your wishlists. I don’t know how to do either of these at present.

     
  • bowlisimo 7:44 pm on December 12, 2011 Permalink
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    @rocgaude Aww jeaaaah. Watch out.

    @impynickers After sleeping on MGS2’s ending (as much as I could understand anyway), I’m currently wavering on whether or not to call that game effing genius or just a hot mess of ideas and undue levels of complexity, but it’s damn bold either way. Good stuff.

    (Best moment? Snake + Otacon handshake)

    Anyway, “The Kojima Funtime Show”, continues. What’s next? 1964? Fine. Perfect. Here we go poop camo.

     
  • RocGaude 7:31 pm on December 12, 2011 Permalink
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    Did you sign up for Squad Santa? Check the sticky, sucka.

     
  • cptcarnage 10:27 pm on December 7, 2011 Permalink
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    @beige Cave Story seems to be the squad favorite from what ive seen, I may end up serving something a bit more meaty depending on who I get ;-).

     
  • rampantbicycle 7:21 pm on December 7, 2011 Permalink
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    (laughs) Hear that, everyone? Ask Bowley if you get me. 😉

    I do believe this will be fun. If only I could make everyone brownies to share during the exchange…

     
  • impynickers 7:14 pm on December 7, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: Squad Santa, Ultima VII   

    What a splendid idea this santa business. Do count me in.

    Been taking a short break from Skyrim. Re-playing another epic RPG .. Ultima VII.
    There is a modification for it called Exult that I found, really helps it run on modern machines &adds features.
    The game definitely looks dated, but it still impresses in the details. Grinding wheat, tossing in sugar, throwing in water…bake bake bake. Baking bread is the common example of the games unecessary level of detail. I love that the detail is there, even if I rarely find myself experimenting with it. The games massive number of manipulatable objects is pretty daunting, especially when you are just looking for one damn thing .. such as a key. Detail is also found in the daily routines of ordinary folk, impressive much the way that Oblivion’s ‘Radiant A.I’ was impressive 14 years later. So Ultima is a relevant jumping off point.
    Obviously user friendliness has come a long way since then. I have already run into points where I couldn’t remember who to talk to about what in order to get things rolling, and finding myself stuck and in need of a walkthrough. Ultima games are horridly non-obvious, especially the ones with text based conversation.
    It requires of you a form of patience, and sleuthing. Its to the point where I cannot recommend the game to any new parties without the extensive use of GameFAQ’s. Some of us are likely used to such form.
    It has been a good trip into a game that has long stood as a landmark for me, and was certainly a basis for comparison in my Skryim adventures.

     
  • bowlisimo 6:42 pm on December 7, 2011 Permalink
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    @rampantbicycle I have a few good ideas, but I’m keeping my cards close just in case I get you.

     
  • rampantbicycle 4:40 pm on December 7, 2011 Permalink
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    So yesterday I was working on adding things to my wishlist on Steam, and it occurs to me I’m a little out of touch. Those of you who know my tastes: what’s good for people with my tastes, right about now?

     
  • rampantbicycle 8:14 pm on December 6, 2011 Permalink
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    I am in, though I do not have accounts in many places. I may need to conscript @beige to help me. 🙂

     
  • RocGaude 8:14 pm on December 6, 2011 Permalink
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    @feenwager I wish you could.

    Hey @angryjedi, how can I make my post have comments?

     
  • RocGaude 8:09 pm on December 6, 2011 Permalink |
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    After years of talking about it, let’s finally start the yearly “Squad Santa” tradition. This will be a great way to endulge in some holiday spirit with our fellow Squaddies for $15 or less.

    Our cheap fu is very strong…

    Here’s how it works:

    • State your interest to participate here by Sunday, December 11th..
    • Send your Steam name and email address to me at: chris [dot] whittington [at] gmail [dot] com.
    • Stock up your Steam and/or GOG “wish lists” so that the person who gets your name will know what you want.
    • On Monday, December 12th, a non-participant (Mrs. RocGaude) will unanimously draw one name from a hat for each participant.

    …and that’s it. Please be sure to have all gifts sent out by January 1st!

    Note: We recommend sticking to Steam and/or GOG when gifting. Shipping costs suck.

    Happy gifting!

     
    • Pete Davison 9:48 pm on December 6, 2011 Permalink

      I will be participating!

    • RocGaude 10:05 pm on December 6, 2011 Permalink

      Thanks, @angryjedi! Also in the mix (as far as I know) are:

      @bluesforbuddha
      @rampantbicycle
      @bowlisimo
      @cptcarnage
      @shingro
      @rocgaude
      @feenwager

    • bowlisimo 11:02 pm on December 6, 2011 Permalink

      Yep, I’m in.

      I’d like to add that you can totally ignore a wishlist if you’re confident enough. Surprises are good.

      Also, it looks like you can buy Microsoft space bucks over Amazon and get a game code there. Just in case you get @feenwager.

    • unmanneddrone 11:13 pm on December 6, 2011 Permalink

      I’m in, but the issue with Steam and whatnot is it doesn’t accept card details when I’m ordering, due to being outside of the country of account registration. So…I dunno…I might have to resort to airmail or something. My goods and chattels usually are the product of a pan-Pacific trade system, so it skips the card issues.

      Still, will do my best or see what I can dig up.

    • Shingro 11:22 pm on December 6, 2011 Permalink

      I’m in~ you actually know my steam name already, how convenient!

    • mjpilon 4:15 am on December 7, 2011 Permalink

      I’m in! So happy I’m actually a working man now because I can actually afford to do this 😀

    • feenwager 5:21 pm on December 7, 2011 Permalink

      Definitely count me in. If GoG & Steam are the choices, GoG definitely has a more sensible wish list for me.

    • impynickers 5:48 pm on December 7, 2011 Permalink

      Yes! I am in too! Sounds awesome.

    • impynickers 5:50 pm on December 7, 2011 Permalink

      Oh and my Steam is currently Mr.Nickers while GOG remains ImpyNickers.

    • A.J. 5:02 pm on December 8, 2011 Permalink

      Put me in, coach!

    • cgrajko 8:36 pm on December 8, 2011 Permalink

      I’m in. I haven’t been on here in a while (something that I intend to rectify), but you all are about the only game enthusiasts I can handle these days.

    • RocGaude 9:28 pm on December 8, 2011 Permalink

      Attention everyone!!: Once the picks have been made, I will share everyone’s Steam handle so that they can “friend” everyone that’s participating. This way, we’ll all be able to see what each other owns and what we have on our “wish lists”. Duplicate gifts be damned!

      UPDATE: FYI, I’ll post the handles here and on the Steam group.

    • Shingro 6:05 am on December 12, 2011 Permalink

      Oh hey, one more while I’m thinking about it, I think it’d be fun considering our retro roots
      “Best game of 2011 that wasn’t made in 2011” : The game from another year that you had the most fun with in 2011

    • Shingro 6:34 am on December 12, 2011 Permalink

      ah hell wrong thread >_<

    • RocGaude 7:21 pm on December 12, 2011 Permalink

      …and that’s a wrap! From what I’ve been told by Mrs. Roc, the names have been selected and the emails have went out. If you didn’t get one, let me know and I’ll pass that along to her.

      FYI, GOG’s huge holiday sale just went live! If you want to gift your Squaddie up early, that’s a good place to go!

      UPDATE: If you want your GOG wishlist to be shown, go here for tips: http://bit.ly/GOGWishlistShare

      Please be sure to friend each other en masse over at Steam. Here are the handles there:

      Shingro
      Beige
      rampantbicycle
      Angry Jedi
      CMWhittington (rocgaude) [GOG Wishlist: http://www.gog.com/en/mix/rocgaude_wishlist%5D
      Ajguy
      Bowley
      Mr.Nickers
      Cpt.Carnage
      LoveIsUnity
      Feenwager
      mjpilon
      Pylon

      SPECIAL SIDE MISSION [BONUS POINTZORZ!]:

      Along with gifting them a game they want, why not gift them one they wouldn’t necessarily have asked for? Better yet, how about a BAD one? I, for one, would LOVE to hear some “discovery/horror” stories here on the SquawkBox.

    • feenwager 8:06 pm on December 12, 2011 Permalink

      I don’t gots no email.

    • RocGaude 8:14 pm on December 12, 2011 Permalink

      Should be fixed.

    • impynickers 2:54 am on December 13, 2011 Permalink

      http://www.gog.com/en/mix/impynickers_wishlist
      If a curious party wants to browse, here it is.

    • cgrajko 6:40 am on December 13, 2011 Permalink

      My collection: http://www.gog.com/en/mix/loveisunity_wishlist_1

      My wishlist: http://www.gog.com/en/mix/loveisunity_wishlist

      I also have a Steam wishlist.

      I will also definitely (definitely) be providing my santee with a bad game. I have one in mind already.

    • Shingro 4:35 pm on December 13, 2011 Permalink

      http://www.gog.com/en/mix/shingro <— Wishlist
      http://www.gog.com/en/mix/shingro_collection <— collection
      is what I ended up with o_O hopefully it works out! =) Actually I'm very curious about games I DON'T know, I kinda wish there was a way to indicate to the squad that I'd actually sorta prefer they surprise me o_O

    • bowlisimo 4:37 pm on December 13, 2011 Permalink

      Hey Santa, if you’re going milk & cookies old school style, here’s what I already have on GoG. Don’t judge me, a lot of those games were free.

      http://www.gog.com/en/mix/bowley_collection

      No wishlist, I surrender myself to your whim.

    • bowlisimo 4:41 pm on December 13, 2011 Permalink

      Nothing like a bad game to clog up your Steam library for the rest of eternity.

    • Pete Davison 5:15 pm on December 13, 2011 Permalink

    • impynickers 8:22 pm on December 13, 2011 Permalink

      Finally gathered my gog collection, incase people wanted to know
      http://www.gog.com/en/mix/impynickers_collection_1

    • cptcarnage 6:32 pm on December 15, 2011 Permalink

      Thanks go out to LoveIsUnity! (not sure who that is on here LOL)

      Orcs must now be slain! WOOT!

    • cptcarnage 6:39 pm on December 15, 2011 Permalink

      Now my only problem is my recipient doesn’t have his GOG wish list posted.

    • cgrajko 6:49 pm on December 15, 2011 Permalink

      That would be me. I thought I included my real name as well, but I guess I didn’t. Whoops. Also, I need your gog info for… reasons…

    • cgrajko 6:56 pm on December 15, 2011 Permalink

      I received my gift as well today. I’m not going to say who sent it, since this is a small group, and it would be easy to start drawing connections, but my amazing Squad Santa sent me a copy of Penumbra: Black Plague. It was pretty much the perfect gift, and it is greatly appreciated.

    • impynickers 6:36 pm on December 16, 2011 Permalink

      My recipient has also not posted wishlists for either GOG or on Steam. No biggie. If it is not posted by Sunday I will get all creative on them.

    • unmanneddrone 12:17 am on December 17, 2011 Permalink

      My mad-long list of wishes from Steam for a Santa on overwatch: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198036229874/wishlist/

    • rampantbicycle 10:47 pm on December 17, 2011 Permalink

      GOG Wishlist: http://www.gog.com/en/mix/rampantbicycle_wishlist

      Steam wishlist also available – my steam ID is, unsurprisingly, rampantbicycle.

      (And then, surprises are fun too.)

      Now to shop for my own santee…hmm…wait a bit for sales? Or forge ahead?

    • cptcarnage 4:19 pm on December 19, 2011 Permalink

      Still waiting on a GOG wishlist from my squad santa, or i’ll have to resort to using Steam 😉

    • unmanneddrone 12:39 am on December 20, 2011 Permalink

      Good Lord, this was a mission on the phone – away from other netizenry today – but I set up a GoG wishlist:

      http://www.gog.com/en/mix/pylontrooper_wishlist

      Hope that also aids my Santee.

    • unmanneddrone 11:34 am on December 20, 2011 Permalink

      On the arse-end of a Christmas season wisdom tooth stab, grab, twist and pop, so imagine coming home with a creaky and semi-leaky jaw to find out a slice of Squad Santa goodness bestowed upon me.

      The best kind of squad Santa is, indeed, the @feenwager kind of Santa. Merry Christmas and many thanks.

    • rampantbicycle 5:24 pm on December 20, 2011 Permalink

      Squee!

      My Squad Santa (whose identity I will hide a little bit longer, to preserve the mystery for others…) got me a lovely gift box o’scary things – with a sweet little puzzle-game chaser. Om nom nom! Very excited to play with them all, as soon as I can secure a nice quiet winter night to do so.

      Merry Christmas (or other winter holiday of choice), everybody! ❤

    • bowlisimo 6:53 pm on December 20, 2011 Permalink

      What’d you get what’d you get what’dyou get

    • rampantbicycle 7:04 pm on December 20, 2011 Permalink

      I got a Penumbra twinset (so to speak), a remastered Sherlock Holmes: The Awakening, and Puzzle Bots! Looking forward to trying them!

    • bowlisimo 7:57 pm on December 20, 2011 Permalink

      Good spread! Santa did his homework.

    • mjpilon 3:46 am on December 21, 2011 Permalink

      I received my initial gift – so called The Gift of Christmas Past (with the obvious implication that there are others to come… either way LOVE the creativity here)… a very interesting selection of Amnesia: the Dark Descent. Not a game I had on my list but always wanted to try. Much thanks to Santa on that inspired choice

    • RocGaude 5:21 am on December 21, 2011 Permalink

      Let it be known that my Squad Santa is a bad ass with excellent taste. Much love and appreciation for my gift, Civ V. Can’t wait to fire up some matches (and finish at least one of them)!

    • unmanneddrone 12:58 pm on December 21, 2011 Permalink

      That is one trusty Santa.

    • bowlisimo 10:16 pm on December 28, 2011 Permalink

      My wonderful Squad Santa (the one and only @unmanneddrone) bought me an actual thing and sent it around the planet, how’s that for awesome? The package was ringed with an ancient Eastern script that could only be brought out by the precise, windy coldness of Connecticut in December, and the grimey gloves of a US Postal worker. I have no idea what it said, but I’m sure it was sage and profound.

      Thanks UMD! You know me better than I thought. I’ll be sure to fend off “the Huns” over a cup of hot chocolate this winter, wherever they try to goosestep.

    • RocGaude 2:41 am on December 29, 2011 Permalink

      Indeed. For the record, my Squad Santa was the great @mjpilon. You are the man, sir!

    • unmanneddrone 9:21 am on December 29, 2011 Permalink

      My pleasure, Bowley! Hop you dig it. Would love to hear a compare/contrast between CoH and MoW:AS. Enjoy the chaos!

    • mjpilon 3:52 pm on December 29, 2011 Permalink

      I aim to please 🙂 Let it be know that the awesome @Bowlismo has now provided me with the same gift, so some East Coast – West Coast battles are in order 🙂

  • feenwager 7:53 pm on December 6, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: Squad Santa   

    I’m all for Squad Santa-ing, but I honestly would prefer something downloadable on XBLA where I’m more likely to play it. I’m sure we can get that all together, no?

     
  • RocGaude 7:31 pm on December 6, 2011 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo Steam’s pretty much our best bet regarding the gifting of downloadable games. The iTunes Marketplace is a headache when dealing with different countries and gifting via XBL and PSN is non-existant (if my memory serves me correctly).

    Just to make this easy, I say that anyone who wants to be in the “Squad Santa” group should post their desire here (I’ll make a sticky), post their Steam account name, and have their Steam “wish list” filled up with stuff to choose from. Does that work for you all?

    EDIT: We should also use GOG.com. Their system works great, too.

     
  • bowlisimo 6:46 pm on December 6, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: Squad Santa   

    Cool. I haven’t really thought it through, but if you guys want to do this I suppose @angryjedi could start a separate Squad Santa thread here or a Google doc? (for securely collecting emails, gamertags, steam names, etc) for people to officially add their name to over the next week or two if they want to participate (I realize that not everyone can, or wants to). Then one of us can randomly dole out the names and people can get to gifting, and post what they got if they so desire. A logical end date would be Jan 1st, to catch holiday sales.

    I figure that gifting downloadable games would be an easy way to start, but we can shape this however we want, especially since we’re a small group.

    Cheap fu is strong these days and there’s a veritable bounty out there to be had for next to nothing. 15 dollars max or whatever your equivalent currency is, should be more than enough. Steam is obvious and easy to gift with, even across different countries, but I’m not sure about PSN or XBL or iOS. Is it even possible to gift games on those services?

    @shingro A good way to do that without asking is read through old posts here, or stalk their game lists and wish lists if available, which are usually public.

    Thoughts, ideas?

     
  • Shingro 6:12 pm on December 6, 2011 Permalink
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    I definitely respect the Squad Santa idea. I was just throwing around some Xmas cheer, but having the whole squad do so would be pretty neat. We might need a bit more awareness of each other’s likes/dislikes etc.

     
  • cptcarnage 5:35 pm on December 6, 2011 Permalink
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    Ditto! Squad santa sounds like an awesome idea.

     
  • Pete Davison 5:03 pm on December 6, 2011 Permalink
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    I’m so in for Squad Santa, too.

     
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