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What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:19 am
by vandal
Ok so Christmas isn't about presents, it's about spending time with your loved ones, eating way too much of anything and everything, but presents are a huge part of the day. What's the coolest thing that Santa brought you this year? And since it's the time for giving what's the coolest thing you brought someone else?

I got a new Ipod but the coolest things are a meter wide picture/comic strip of superman and a box of Fruitloops that I haven't had since I was in the states long ago (they are not easy to get in UK and are imported to UK so cost like £8 a box). Game wise, Dirt 3 was in my stocking and waiting to be played.

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In terms of giving out, the most awesome was for my uncle a techno nut was a wand from the wand company http://www.thewandcompany.com/ it's a wand that controls your TV by flicking the wand in different ways.

And for my little cousins was a cars 2 collection and a collection of Thomas the tank engine books (65)
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I for one get more excited by giving presents than getting them. But hate hate hate wrapping.

Re: What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:58 am
by Airbourne
A Thrustmaster T-flight Hotas X

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Some nice clothes.

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A E-flite 4 -Site

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Re: What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:37 am
by Dragon029
I got an ipod touch 32gb which I'm using to type this out on, as well as an alarm clock dock, a small toolkit, some money and a book. Best part though would be having my 2 little brothers get a new computer, which means they and my parents no longer need to keep bugging me for mine. :D

Re: What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:13 am
by VNAF ONE
A sweet Kindlefire, touchscreen video MP4, and $100 in gift cards ($50 of which is BestBuy :ugeek: ). Not much compared to you guys but somewhere to start the year. AB that joystick is what I really wanted for Christmas without knowing it you lucky bastard. :lol:

Re: What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:47 am
by Honey Badger
This stuff.

Ch Products pro pedals and Throttle Quadrant and FSX: Gold Edition.

Re: What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:52 am
by Crazypilot
Nothing.

Re: What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:55 am
by Justen Not Relevent
flying lessons, and a new steam game, Nuclear Dawn

Re: What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:21 am
by Midnight Rambler
A hand held GPS (wanted one for ages, my little boat doesn't have a speedo so it was perfect), $350 cash (wanting to buy new sails so this was a huge help), $50 book voucher and some clothes. Was a good haul this year.

Re: What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:22 am
by waspe414
Skyrim, though Steam is really freaking annoying. It says "Installing: Microsoft Direct3D" as though I don't already have it. A touch disappointed in Bethesda for chaining Skyrim to it.

I started the installation at 11:50. It finished copying off the disk in twenty minutes, then decided to download updates (something I couldn't easily circumvent). It's 12:30 now, and it's been "Installing: Microsoft .NET Framework (step 3 of 3)" for fifteen minutes. Seriously, guys? I have the game on my computer and there's this little box sitting there saying "Piss off, we need to spend twenty minutes installing shit you already have".

And now it turns out the game locks up after the Bethesda logo anyway, so there was no fucking point to all that.

Re: What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:32 am
by Dragon029
waspe414 wrote:Skyrim, though Steam is really freaking annoying. It says "Installing: Microsoft Direct3D" as though I don't already have it. A touch disappointed in Bethesda for chaining Skyrim to it.

I started the installation at 11:50. It finished copying off the disk in twenty minutes, then decided to download updates (something I couldn't easily circumvent). It's 12:30 now, and it's been "Installing: Microsoft .NET Framework (step 3 of 3)" for fifteen minutes. Seriously, guys? I have the game on my computer and there's this little box sitting there saying "Piss off, we need to spend twenty minutes installing shit you already have".

And now it turns out the game locks up after the Bethesda logo anyway, so there was no fucking point to all that.
Hopefully you get that issue worked out, but just for reference, those .NET frameworks, etc are newer variants.

Re: What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:58 am
by Flake
Towels. That's it. I'm a big boy now. Meh.

The little santa in me is going shopping for bike fairings, a new muffler, and a new set of indicators soon though.

Re: What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:54 pm
by Welshy
Clothes, CBT (Compulsory Bike Test - Allows you to ride up to a 125cc)

My best pressie was my new Toolkit which contains everything like earthing straps for my new computer company...........

oh and a drill from my fiancées (is she trying to tell me something?????)

Nick

Re: What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:13 pm
by David
I got an awesome outdoors toolset which i put to immediate use when i saw they forgot to take those electronic tag thingys off my new clothes. Very very strong saw. Cut through it like a knife through butter. And i got a ipad which is so super cool and a blackberry curve. I also gave a guitar and a new scarf to my dad.

Re: What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:56 pm
by Shiny Rice
Modern Warfare 3 and Ace Combat: Assault Horizon. Both awesome.

Re: What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:53 pm
by Shutter
Heh, textbooks. Honestly I'm glad; shit's way too expensive to begin with. (also it's basically what I asked for)

Re: What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:55 pm
by Taskforce 58
A couple of wargames:

1807: The Eagles Turn East
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La Bataille des Quatre Bras
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I guess there aren't any historical wargamers (board or miniatures) around in YSFHQ besides myself?

Re: What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:06 pm
by TheJuli
I guess santa thought i was a bad kid so he brought me...

Nothing :cry:

Re: What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:04 am
by Styk
Considering my life consists of more than just flight sims, I didn't get any joysticks or yokes.

However, I did get an MSI laptop, including BF3. Add me on Origin, name is: ThenIGotHigh

As well as some shirts, and some typical hipster shit, like vintage camera bag, a Super 8 Camera etc.

Re: What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:09 am
by bernholm
"Book Of Flight"

Re: What did Santa bring you?

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:09 am
by GimiGlider
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and 2 faa regulation safety book things.