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Title: What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: Jacana on December 24, 2004, 04:14:52 PM
Weeeeee  

Santa came to my house!

I got a GBA, Harvest Moon Friends of Mineral Town, Donnie Darko Directors Cut, a few other things that the snail mail santa will be brining late, and $$$.

*goes christmas shopping online*

What did you get?
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: koko_99_2001 on December 24, 2004, 06:35:58 PM
Hmmm...is someone being nosy? :P

I got the digital camera I was wanting, RoTK, and The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack.  Granted, I got more, but these were the biggest :P
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: Say on December 24, 2004, 07:25:10 PM
mmm, I didn't have the chance to buy anything this year at all (or get a present for that matter), the only ones that got a present around here were my puppies lol, I had to get them all grommed and do their regular visit to the vet... and that was expensive alright :P having 3 and all

For myself I got some beautiful xmas e-cards! thank you Jesse, thank you Gab :) other than that seeing my puppies enjoy themselves with their new haircut and all healthy is quite amazing too, also sleep has been MY present to ME for these vacations alright :P I enjoy being lazy at least for these weeks before I have to go back to the office on Jan 5th, although I must admit the best present I've ever had was given to be waaaay before xmas ;) and you all know his name <3

I also want to take this oportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and whatever else :P, I hope you are having a great time and enjoying whatever you like on this holiday :)
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: Jeysie on December 24, 2004, 09:09:47 PM
So far I've gotten...

$20 and a card from my mom.
A computer chair from Harrison.
A bottle of hand cream from my boss.
A set of Star Trek ornaments.
An online friend of mine is sending me a funny card.

I might get some stuff from Harrison's family tomorrow, but I hope not, since I never know what to get for them. (sheepish look)

All of the presents I'm giving out will be amazingly late, so it's just as well I didn't get more stuff. (Less to feel guilty about!)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: Warlock on December 24, 2004, 11:02:32 PM

No problem Sayd :)

I also got a wonderful christmas card from Sayd, and surprisingly enough stuff from my parents. Socks :(

Lol, and my friend Sarah gave me a bracelet thingy, that's for girls but... hmm... looks good on me anyway Lol :)

Merry X-mas!
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: GravityMX on December 25, 2004, 04:33:53 AM
OMG, i was going to make a thread just like this :-[

But I got my present two day's earlier  ;D  :D

I got a  new computer  (http://www.users.on.net/~gravitymx/ComputerSpecs.htm)  :D

Then I got some money from relatives today, which is going towards some new games (halflife2, rise of nations, wow) and a new computer chair
 :P  ::)
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: Storm on December 25, 2004, 06:35:19 AM
I got a  new computer  (http://www.users.on.net/~gravitymx/ComputerSpecs.htm)  :D

 :jealous: *Is envious* :jealous:


Surprisingly, I didn't get anything for Chistmas :P

Actually, I did get something -
A BRAND NEW BOILER! with solar panels, too ;D
Of course, gifts aren't as much fun when you have to pay for them yourself :P
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: Say on December 26, 2004, 09:49:28 AM
Wow, congrats gravity! sounds like you got really nice presents alright! the joy of being young and loved by family :)

Anyhow, I wanted to share that yesterday I got THE BEST Christmas present ever!! of course, from my baby <3 we talked for a while and it was indeed the best moment of the month for me :)!

Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: Jump In Well on December 26, 2004, 09:53:49 AM
I got a new computer, a computer chair, a copy of Half-Life 2, and $100
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: Drunken Chinchilla on December 26, 2004, 06:30:54 PM
I didn't really ask for anything in perticular this year from people so I was suprised to see quite a few parcels under the tree for me. Ok in no perticular order or importance/size:

-A REALLY cute xmas tweety ornament from a good friend as well as a James Taylor xmas CD (which my family enjoyed while unwrapping pressies!)
-Inside Bjork <3 from Kimmie (so cool watched it last night)
-The best card I've ever prolly been given from Miss Salazar :)
-A LOAD of books on painting and drawing as well as some paint supplies and drawing tools from my mom and dad
-RoTK DVD from my cousin
-Lots of chocolates from many various peoples
-Bit of dollarz (although really its £'s)
-Jeans from my sister

So a really nice bunch of stuff altogether :D AND it snowed about 5 PM on xmas day <3 first time in over 10 years or something!
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: racx_00 on December 26, 2004, 10:37:45 PM
I got a Gamecube and a few DVDs ;D

I also got a little snowman and deer ornament :D
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: GravityMX on December 27, 2004, 03:31:06 AM
I got a Gamecube

I would have waited for the Nintendo Dual-screen or playstation portable :P

I got a new computer

Tell us the specs, I want to see if it beats mine  ::)

a copy of Half-Life 2

Same here, an activation key came with my graphics card (9600xt), but i have to download the full copy from steam......around 3gig worth  :-\

and $100

I got about $200 or $120 american  ;)

Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: Drunken Chinchilla on December 27, 2004, 09:31:51 AM
I got a Gamecube

I would have waited for the Nintendo Dual-screen or playstation portable :P

lol well seeing as they're DIRT cheap now (only £40 here!!) I'm suprised everyone didn't get a GC this year! Plus you'd miss out on a huge amount of quality titles if you just bout a DS or PSP.
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: Jump In Well on December 27, 2004, 01:18:47 PM
Quote:
Tell us the specs, I want to see if it beats mine  ::)



Don't worry i don't think it beats yours but:
512Mb DDR ram
2.4 Ghz AMD Athlon XP
64 mb graphics (buying a 256mb in a few days)
60 gb storage
CD-Rw drive
DVD-rom drive
and some other stuff i'm too lazy to look up
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Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: dew7 on December 27, 2004, 05:21:52 PM
Very similar to mine

except more hard disk space, DVD-RW(R) drive, 128 mb ATi 9200 Radeon graphics card and a few other minor differences
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: GravityMX on December 27, 2004, 08:15:51 PM
Mine is  here  (http://www.users.on.net/~gravitymx/ComputerSpecs.htm)

Get a radeon 9600xt  ;)

LCD or CRT monitor??
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: dew7 on December 28, 2004, 12:39:46 AM
CRT monitor and I will update my video card when needed but 128 mb's of ram in video seems to suffice for now.   :P

What game do you like best, Gravity MX?  I have been thinking about buying Half-Life 2.
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: GravityMX on December 28, 2004, 06:52:58 AM
What LCD monitor you thinking of buying, I'm becoming an expert ;)

I started playing Halflife2 today. OMG, it's awesome. that's all i have to say. I some how just find my way around maps, despite the size!! ::)

Then I went to play CS: Source, just on my own. I went into an office, where there was a computer. I pulled out my colt, and shot at the computer. Suddenly the side cover pops out, and reveals the inside of the computer  :o. I can see a graphics card (looks same as mine), and heatsink, the motherboard, the PSU and a network card!

I just havent played a game as realistic as this  :D
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: dew7 on December 28, 2004, 12:15:31 PM
Maybe a LCD monitor in the future but my Cathode-Ray-Tube works okay for now    ;)
How much do they cost anyway?
My interest in becoming greater in Half-Life 2  lol
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: Kimmie on December 28, 2004, 02:56:44 PM
digi cam :D new toy :D
egypty based stuff
choc
clothes
piggin ornament that resmbles me
cd's
lotr box set
bathy stuff
beauty products...etc
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: Yonkey on December 28, 2004, 03:05:53 PM
Whoops, yeah getting back on topic...  I didn't get much this year.  So far I just got clothes, chocolates and a magazine :P  but I'm supposed to be getting an MP3 player from my mom once it's in stock XD.

Oh the giving side, I got my dad a calendar, my mom two candles & candleholders for our mantle, my sister a necklace.  But the massive purchase was both me and my mom getting a digital camera & photo printer for my sister. !!!
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: racx_00 on December 29, 2004, 05:30:41 AM
I got a Gamecube

I would have waited for the Nintendo Dual-screen or playstation portable :P
But thats a portable and will only play gameboy games, I got the Gamecube because it has all the good games ::) :P
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: GravityMX on December 29, 2004, 06:01:44 AM
LCD's are getting better though. Most games can be played at a <16ms response time. A worry with the Benq monitors is dead pixels  :-\. They only offer a 7 day dead pixel warranty over here, and u need atleast 4 dead pixels for a replacement >:(. I thought I had a dead pixel when i first opened the box, but it turned out to be a spec of dust. *phwew*

How much do they cost anyway?
 

Benq monitors are cheap, but a lousy warranty. If your not too worried about dead pixels, then go the Benq 767. 12ms response time, and it looks pwetty cool 8) Over here it cost's about $450, over double the price of a normal CRT. CMV is some new company selling LCD monitors. Their latest has a 8ms response time and a 1 dead pixel warranty :D. Their downside is there uglinest though, my like CRT's I guess! This is about $500 over here.

My interest in becoming greater in Half-Life 2  lol
 

So far, my personal experience has been great. HL2 isnt as fast packed as other games, so i hardly notice lag.....you might run into profblems with CS: Source though  :P

and now to get back on topic......

I bought Rise of nations today, it's pretty confusing. Probably take me a few days to figure out. I'm not sure if I should return it for Rome: Total War  ???
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: Louisiana Night on December 29, 2004, 10:07:13 AM
I bought Rise of nations today, it's pretty confusing. Probably take me a few days to figure out. I'm not sure if I should return it for Rome: Total War  ???

If you need any help with the basics of the game, IM me(I don't have the game, but I've played the demo till I got sick of it :P ).
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: Jacana on December 29, 2004, 06:30:12 PM
Woo :)  Got a couple of boxes of goodies delivered today.  More stuff....!

So in total I ended up with:
GBA
Harvest Moon Friends of Mineral Town
$220
Handmade King size quilt
$75 Gift Voucher
Mud Games Programming (nerdy games programming book)
Scrapbooking Book
After christmas bargin shopping -
1 pr of jeans and 5 t-shirts for $60
Holiday bath hamper for $13
Gym membership (got this for myself)
Lots of candy (see gift above)
Lots of stocking stuffer things
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: MATTANDALEX on March 19, 2005, 08:22:06 PM
For christmas I got

Family guy seasons 1,2,and,3
Aqua Teen Hunger Force volume 3
Arrested Development season 1
The Marx Brothers collection
some book I am never going to read (aka Coaster)
King of the Hill season  1
Sealab 2021 season 1
a crap load of money
The simsons Hit 'n Run
Seinfeld Season 1 and 2
Ren and Stimpy season 1 and 2
The album Weird Al Yankovic
the Album weird al Dare to be Stupid
and
Space Ghost Coast To Coast volume 1










bet your  :jealous: :jealous: :jealous:jealous
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: Jafar on March 19, 2005, 10:08:53 PM
The only present I'd like out of that list is the money. :P
Title: Re:What did you get for Christmas?
Post by: MATTANDALEX on March 19, 2005, 10:20:03 PM
sure you don't want a coaster :) :stabs: