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Here's hoping everyone had an amazing Christmas with lots of great family, friends, and food.

And, of course, swag. What was your gaming/geeky haul this year?

I'm not quite done (second family Christmas tomorrow) but on the category of things this crowd would be interested in, I got this badass Fallout Vault Dweller's Orientation Kit https://www.thinkgeek.com/product/irmp/

And this shirt, which is my first Star Wars wearable. http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/mens-star-wars-x-wing-strike-t-shirt-by-jem?ID=2500713

Also I got some gift cards, and I'm going to buy a Steam Controller with some of the money from them.

I hope it was fun for everyone, and I hope the last few days of your years are awesome!

EDIT: No need to buy a Steam Controller, I got one! We also got a Darth Vader toaster that prints the Star Wars logo on bread. That's a weird, but fun one. :D

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 12/26/2015 at 04:27am

Awesome loot! The only thing I got worth mentioning (other than a nice check from my grandmother) was a $25 Amazon gift card, which is what I wanted because I'm thinking about buying some e-books for my Kindle. I'm getting all kinds of great loot in Ark though because Raptor Claus drops presents every game day at midnight, which has been pretty cool!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 12/26/2015 at 04:32am

Greg: "Raptor Claus drops presents every game day at midnight"

That's like one of the coolest holiday gaming additions i've heard of outside the amazing holiday drops in Terraria. Which reminds me, I need to head into my game to get!

Travis: I dig that new Star Wars shirt. Also, that Fallout kit is really great. I was seriously considering picking it up. How is the quality of it all? Is it a well put together hoodie and backpack?

So nerd swag I got this year was a couple Star Wars items for our (yet to be released) kid. A really fun Star Wars playset for the little Jedi and a Yoda blanket for a kid. Also the new Mad Max+Old Trilogy Set on Bluray as well as Jurassic World. I also got the latest Walking Dead Compendium vol 3 as well as the score for Interstellar and The Force Awakens.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 12/26/2015 at 04:33am

OH and there is a Steam sale rolling so if anyone picks up anything from that let me know.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 12/26/2015 at 04:46am

Yeah, it's freaking awesome! There's a raptor flying around on a sleigh carried by 3 reindeer. You hear Christmas music and "Ho Ho Ho!!!" He drops packages, which fall slowly to the ground. So, at midnight, you find out where he is and hurry to get the packages to see what you've got. There's Mistletoe for crafting various holiday themed items like costumes for you and dinos. There's also Coal, which lets you summon DodoRex for 15 minutes, if you collect 100. Other random items can be contained in those packages too like dino saddles or even blueprints for stuff. It's fantastic! The entire map is snowy and cold. Some of the creatures that are bound to the snow biome are now roaming around the entire island, like prehistoric penguins and deer. Check out some of my screen shots: http://steamcommunity.com/id/gawoodruff/screenshots/

Ark has done a few holiday events so far and I've enjoyed the three I've experienced, although Halloween and Christmas are my favorites so far.

Congratulations on the child news!

But yeah, I enjoy holiday themed events in games like Ark and Terraria. It makes me want to play them more during those times to see what's new. I've skipped the last few Terraria events, but Vinny's been playing lately.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 12/26/2015 at 06:02am

Jon: "yet to be released" is the best description of a baby in utero.

The survival kit is great.

  • The backpack is good enough but it isn't super. I'd never use it to actually carry things. But it makes for great storage for the rest of the stuff.

  • The hoodie is very nice, though I suspect some eventual screenprint wear. That'll just make it more authentic right?

  • The bobblehead is solid, like you could bludgeon someone with it. And it's the Intelligence bobblehead, my favorite stat.

  • The shot glass is also weapon-worthy. Very thick glass. Perfect for a Dirty Wastelander http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Dirty_Wastelander

  • The keychain is... well it's a keychain.

  • The flag is a basic flag, but it's nice. I need some wall space for it

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 12/27/2015 at 05:09am

Minor update: No need for gift cards, I got a Steam controller! We also got a Darth Vader toaster that prints the Star Wars logo on the bread which is awesome, if odd. :D

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