The Great Disappointment

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Re: The Great Disappointment

Post by Vyothric » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:56 am

I always got something so I don't remember ever being disappointed.
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Re: The Great Disappointment

Post by Smurph » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:22 am

SexyWayne wrote:Be like me... expect disappointment, then you'll never be disappointed :D
But... If you expect disappointment and aren't disappointed then you'd be disappointed at the lack of disappointment and ...

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Re: The Great Disappointment

Post by crusto » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:34 pm

My brand new pce going all black and white on me after half an hour or so's play. A happy bunny I was not.
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Re: The Great Disappointment

Post by SexyWayne » Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:02 pm

Smurph wrote:
SexyWayne wrote:Be like me... expect disappointment, then you'll never be disappointed :D
But... If you expect disappointment and aren't disappointed then you'd be disappointed at the lack of disappointment and ...

*Head explodes*
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Re: The Great Disappointment

Post by STranger81 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:35 pm

Luckily my parents always got me really cool presents as a kid. I was lucky to get really good toys as a kid, and then consoles, games etc over the years.

As a big boring grown up I've got to the point like my dad did. When asked what you want for christmas I just reply with, "im fine. don't spend your money on me". When I was younger I used to wonder how can you not want anything at Christmas, but now I realise the best present is 11 days off work and spending time with those that matter. God bless us, everyone. :D
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Re: The Great Disappointment

Post by djcarlos » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:46 am

I got one of those 50 games in a box things for the C64 - and spent all day fruitlessly attempting to load any of them.
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Re: The Great Disappointment

Post by sicpuppy » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:32 am

One Christmas I was convinced my parents got me a Gameboy Colour, as i'd seen the wrapped present and it was near enough the perfect size, and the fact i'd been asking for one, for what seemed an eternity.

I opened it to finddddd


Lost in Space on VHS

I censored hate Lost in Space.

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Re: The Great Disappointment

Post by Rinoa » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:14 pm

I've never had a disappointing Christmas - my parents have always spoilt me with fabulous presents. And they still spoil me, even now, bless 'em :)

I have had some naff gifts from other people though. I remember for four years running I'd get a spoon for Christmas from one of my Aunts & Uncles, which was supposed to make up a set of five. Don't think I ever got the last one though. Bit of a rubbish present for a kid though, haha.
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Re: The Great Disappointment

Post by PaulEMoz » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:21 pm

sicpuppy wrote:One Christmas I was convinced my parents got me a Gameboy Colour, as i'd seen the wrapped present and it was near enough the perfect size, and the fact i'd been asking for one, for what seemed an eternity.

I opened it to finddddd


Lost in Space on VHS

I censored hate Lost in Space.
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Re: The Great Disappointment

Post by tachi » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:34 am

sicpuppy wrote:One Christmas I was convinced my parents got me a Gameboy Colour, as i'd seen the wrapped present and it was near enough the perfect size, and the fact i'd been asking for one, for what seemed an eternity.

I opened it to finddddd


Lost in Space on VHS

I censored hate Lost in Space.
Please tell me that was the brilliant TV show and not the horrific movie...no-one deserves such horror.
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Re: The Great Disappointment

Post by koopa42 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:40 am

I loved the TV show but didn'y hate the film, it was what it was LOL

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Re: The Great Disappointment

Post by oldtimer » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:41 am

My big disappointment was the kid next door getting a pushbike,and i got a badminton/tennis racket!
Swopped it asap when i got back to school
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Re: The Great Disappointment

Post by rupert » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:02 am

I am always grateful for what I receive but I can remember quite well feeling dissapointed on 2 occasions with gifts I received at Christmas.

One time I had asked for Mortal Kombat for the Master System and instead had been bought Arcade Smash Hits. Back then you were lucky to get one or even two games as they were £30 which was a lot in the 90s. Due to this fact I would still play games to death even if it wasnt one I wanted. It turned out in the end I actually quite liked Arcade Smash Hits, although to this day I still think they could have fit more than 3 old games on the cartridge!

The second was receiving Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure for the Atari Lynx, I cannot remember now what I had asked for but it was not that! I still played it a lot but do not remember actually enjoying the game.

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Re: The Great Disappointment

Post by Treguard » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:09 pm

The Phillips CD-I the bloke at Currys talked my mum and dad into buying. It came with a VCD copy of 4 Weddings and a Funeral. Thats never a sign of a quality games console.

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Re: The Great Disappointment

Post by Matt_B » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:13 pm

djcarlos wrote:I got one of those 50 games in a box things for the C64 - and spent all day fruitlessly attempting to load any of them.
It could have been worse. You could have succeeded in loading one of them.

I assume that it's the Cassette 50 you're talking about here, at least.

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