Look at what I received from my VGG Secret Santa - 2013 edition
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It is time to show your appreciation to your super anonymous Videogame Geek Secret Santa.

This Geeklist is for each and every one of you who signed up to the 2013 VGG Secret Santa gift exchange.

You simply post what you received here in this geeklist.

You don't have to open the gift straight away, but you might decide to and that's between you and your conscience.

At the bottom of this post, you will "Add Item". If you did open the package early then select the Videogame Item and find it in the database, but if you did not open it just get creative with your choice from any of the other things available in the database or your wishlist

You may also have take photographs of your parcels and you. If you want to make the images appear bigger in the post (instead of the default small image) then change the appended text to read: [ImageID=####### medium] (or "large")

You can update your entry as often as you like. So post when you receive the first parcel, update if you receive a second, update when you unwrap them.

Happy holidays and happy gaming!
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1. Video Game: Fallout 3 [Average Rating:8.10 Overall Rank:51] [Average Rating:8.10 Unranked]
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I guess I'm first up. Man, Secret Santa has been hitting me early and often, with BGG getting me a week after it starts, and now I get flooded with a bunch of games tonight, all on Steam:

* Fallout 3
* L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition
* Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
* Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes
* Dust: An Elysian Tail
* Another World

Thank you Secret Santa!
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2. Video Game: BioShock Infinite [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:121] [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked]
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Steam edition.

My Secret Santa has given me this as my first game of Christmas and let me know that there would be more coming as the weeks get closer to Christmas.
Thank you

Just added Bridge Constructor as my game this week.
This is a fun physics game for anyone that likes those. I find it fun to try my hand at building that will stand and get lots of those that fall once I put trucks on them.

This weeks VGG-SS game was Space Hulk (2013)
I am looking forward to revisiting this game as I played the old DOS game back in the day.

Also just received Age of Empires III: Complete Collection

Last gift was delivered today on Christmas Final Fantasy XI Online: Ultimate Collection (Seeker edition) Not yet listed in VGG database.
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3. Video Game: Starbound [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:1616]
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Oh my gollingtons gosh!!!

So, I heard from Santa a few days ago. We caught up on some important news (such as current dietary requirements of Santa's reindeer, an important topic to consider at this time of year, I'm sure you'll agree!) and then I was informed that some gifts had just been delivered down my chimney.

Well, of course, being December I have a blazing hearth roaring in my fireplace at this time of year, so I rushed on over there and dowsed it with a saucepan full of water. Naturally, this produced a large amount of Steam through which I retrieved my lovely gifts.

Firstly, came this wonderfultastic game! Along with a whole bunch of bonuses! I rarely pay attention to up and coming indie games, but this has been on my radar for a loooong time. Doubly fantastic, I found out yesterday that my brother has recently purchased this too! We rarely get much gaming time together these days, but I think this would be a great game for us to play around in.
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4. Video Game: Project Zomboid [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:6250]
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And hot on its heels came this game too! I am going to be having SOOO much sandboxy survival gaming fun over the coming months! A friend at work purchased this a few months ago and I keep pestering him on whether he's playing it, what's it like, how long has he survived, what has he discovered... Hehehe, this is gonna be great!

Thank you so much Santa, you're fantastic!

And by Santa, I mean Mr. & Mrs. Santa. And Rudolph! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, although having to eat all those billions of mince pies and cookies that are left out for you on Christmas Eve much get super tiring. But I'm sure you'll power your way through it! thumbsup

YAY!
VGG Secret Santa is the best!
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5. Video Game: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:215]
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So, I've caught a cold for the weekend zombie (extended weekend, Friday and Monday too) and got back to work today, Tuesday, and there was this nice little package waiting for me.

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- "Wait!" I said "I didn't order anything from Amazon!"
- And my colleagues replied "Shut up, if you could, you'll buy the toilet paper and bread too from Amazon"
- "Well, that's true! " I confirmed.

So, let's open this mysteriously book/bluray shaped package laugh

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"SECRET SANTA!" I yelled surpriselaugh
My colleagues aren't surprised, they already know, this time of year it's BGG and VGG Secret Santa peanut butter jelly time!
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Ahem, so, PIRATES! PIRATES! PIRATES! PIRATES! PIRATES! arrrharrrharrrharrrharrrharrrharrrharrrharrrh laughlaughlaughlaughlaugh

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Thank you very much Matthew Maas, *cough* *cough*, my Secret Santa! kiss

Thinking of pirates, this funny image came to my mind, so there you go, have a laugh!

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6. Video Game: Pandora's Tower [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:4413]
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My Santa has been sending me messages for a while now, and I knew my gift was on its way. For the past few days I've been anticipating coming home from work, thinking there might be a game waiting for me.

Today, after a long day of work, I walked home wondering if there might be a package waiting on my doorstep. I approaching my building and turned the corner to look at my door... There was nothing there. I scanned the door to see if there was a sticky note from UPS telling me there had been a delivery attempt. Nothing. Oh well, maybe tomorrow, I thought. Then I opened my mailbox...

And this was inside! A Wii-exclusive action RPG that I first learned about here on VGG, which was on the top of my wishlist! Here's what a fellow VGGeek has to say about the game:

Ziilch wrote:
This game is like a 3D Zelda game, but with all the non-dungeon stuff chopped out.
Yes please!

And Santa tells me that my gift is coming in parts, so there is probably more coming! Thank you, oh awesomest of VGG secret Santas!
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7. Video Game: Kirby's Epic Yarn [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:899]
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For the second day in a row, there was a new video game waiting for me when I got home! And this time the game was waiting on my doorstep!

Thank you Santa! You truly are a master of Christmas cheer.
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8. Video Game: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:215]
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Living deep in the southern hemisphere, postage is a killer, so Santa wanted to make sure to do his due diligence to minimise the postal spend, in order to indulge me in gaming goodness... And that he did!

Thanks Santa! Have heard great things about Black Flag. Can't wait to crack it out on my day off Wednesday.

Merry Christmas everybody!
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9. Video Game: DuckTales Remastered [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:2301]
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Duck Tales Remastered and Rune Factory 4. Awesome Santa.

Thank you very much!!!!
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10. Video Game: Rogue Legacy [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:548]
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Santa gave me a third game, this time through Steam. You have outdone yourself Santa! I am humbled by your generosity.

Merry Christmas to everyone here on VGG!
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11. Video Game: Puppeteer [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:4159]
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Santa's helpers at UPS dropped this off earlier this month, but I was a good boy and decided to wait until this morning.

Game looks incredible thanks so much santa!
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12. Video Game: Borderlands 2 [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:91]
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So I received a few items through Steam from my VGG SS. First off was Borderlands 2, which is one of those games that I've always thought I should play, but have never gotten around to it. I expect I'll have a lot of fun with it.

The other game I received was Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax, which I've already started playing, and it is hilariously entertaining. Both of these games were awesome choices.

Thanks VGG SS!
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13. Video Game: Terraria [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:351]
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There was a bit of a mixup in my secret santa sending me stuff, so I just got a $50 steam Gift card.
Heres what I got:

Lost Planet 3
Terraria
Portal
Interstellar Marines
Rainbow 6 Vegas 2
Super Hexagon
Sanctum 2

And I still have $11 on my gift card!

Thanks Secret Santa!
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14. Video Game: The Perfect General [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:4865]
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This is the first time that I organized the VGG Secret Santa exchange and I am very happy to report that everyone who participated received a gift! That was a worry of mine, but the awesome people of this community came through! I guess that I'll have to do it again next year.
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15. Video Game: Fire Emblem: Awakening [Average Rating:8.27 Overall Rank:259] [Average Rating:8.27 Unranked]
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So a box came in the mail for me a few days ago, and I figured it was from my VGG SS, as I had received a GM from them a few days prior.

I excitedly opened it, and discovered that my SS is mega-awesome. There were not 1, not 2, but 3 (!) more games in there:

Fire Emblem: Awakening
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Final Fantasy X

Add to that the two games I've already received (Borderlands 2 & Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax) and I have a mammoth amount of gaming to thank my SS for. You are beyond amazing.

PS. I've already hammered through Half Minute Hero, putting in nearly 20 hrs since getting it and completing the game with every title, ally, and Wonderful ranking on every stage. What an awesome game.
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