Free Giveaway! OLED Switch and 4 games! - International

  1. Once upon a time when I was around 12 my mother got me a used OG Xbox from GameStop. She waited a month to give it to me for Christmas. I was at the age I obviously knew Santa wasn’t real and she made me pick it out. So Christmas morning comes and I boot it up and I believe I had a copy of Fable. I loaded it in and tried playing it but got a disc error. So I tried a Tony Hawk game I believe? Same error. I swapped back and forth multiple times to no avail. It was at this point I realized that this Xbox was a dud. However for some reason it had Toby Mac music files on it or something. I’m not sure if this was before erasing consoles was standard procedure. It probably was as I am unsure they tested the console even.

  2. Your mom sounds like a wonderful woman. It's nice that she tried her best to give you a great gift, even if it didn't work out as she would've thought. It's also nice that you didn't want to upset her to know the truth. Hope you have a great day/night!

  3. I was 10 when I woke up Christmas morning to this really strange music and realized my tv and it’s stand was missing. Odd. Nothing else seemed out of place just that.

  4. I lost my mom in 2019. She always encourages my video game hobbies. So many special trips to GameStop and Best Buy.

  5. So my friend and I walked into the lego store for the first time and couldn’t believe the prices of some of the sets. While we were marveling over the price of the millennium falcon set, this kid came up with his parents and was like “dad, I want this one”. The look his dad and I exchanged right after he said that was priceless. The dad literally just sighed, shook his head in resignation, and said “…don’t we all…”

  6. There's been MANY lego kits I've wanted, the Apollo set being the most recent, though there was a really awesome Windmill I saw too. Though something always comes up or I can't afford the big kits. I've had a few smaller sets, but never anything outside of those single bag builds.

  7. Seconded. Best gift I was given was the first UCS Lego X-Wing still sitting proudly in my bedroom

  8. Best gift I received was my engagement ring! My (now wife) proposed on my birthday, after I had a solid 5 years of bad luck birthdays. She made it her goal to make up for all the bad ones, and has made every one perfect ever since

  9. The best gift I've ever received is just any moment I get to spend with my kids and see them happy! Being a Dad takes away from your own personal time but I wouldn't trade it for anything. If I were to win, I'd set it up in our living room for our kids so they can enjoy all the Mario and Pokemon games.

  10. The best gift I've received was the tortoise I got in 4th grade, he's still doing his thing 17 years later <3

  11. Honestly, the best gift I’ve ever received was the money my Dad gave my wife and I this year to help pay for our honeymoon in Cancun.

  12. Wow, this is amazing! My best gift ever was the Zelda the Minish Cap GBA SP special edition. After Santa ‘stole’ my GBC Color the day before I couldn’t be happier to find an all new GBA the next day!

  13. The Switch lite was the first current console that I bought with my own money. Saved up 300 Aud for it. So I’d say that’s the best gift I’ve given/received.

  14. Received would have to be the stocking my fiancé crocheted for me. Ya sure, she stuffed it full of cool stuff, but I appreciate the effort she put into that stocking and had her make me a matching one for next year. It didn’t end up matching at all as far as size comparisons go, but I still wear them Christmas morning :p. One perfectly suited all the way up the calf to the knee, the other one dragging around my ankle, trying to kill me. It really spices things up.

  15. Favorite gift I've given was a set of reproduction civil-war era newspapers to my historical reenactor buddy. They were a hit with him and his whole reigiment!

  16. For me, getting a SNES controller for Christmas when we didn’t have the console (or any videogame system). Me and my numerous siblings hyperventilating in anguish trying to explain the difference while our parents accused us of being ungrateful, ruining Christmas, this is the last time they ever buy us presents etc.

  17. Thank you! Instead of best gift, I’ll do best prize. I won a eyepiece for my telescope at a astronomy event a few years ago. Was awesome!

  18. The best gift I have received is a DS lite 12 years ago which is what got me into gaming :) pokemon diamond and platinum is my whole childhood and it would be amazing to be able to replay it! Thank you for doing the giveaway :D

  19. We're no strangers to love You know the rules and so do I A full commitment's what I'm thinking of You wouldn't get this from any other guy I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling Gotta make you understand Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you We've known each other for so long Your heart's been aching but you're too shy to say it Inside we both know what's been going on We know the game and we're gonna play it And if you ask me how I'm feeling Don't tell me you're too blind to see Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you Never gonna give, never gonna give (Give you up) We've known each other for so long Your heart's been aching but you're too shy to say it Inside we both know what's been going on We know the game and we're gonna play it I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling Gotta make you understand Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye

  20. Damn it... I got Rick rolled.... again. You need to stop. I think you need help. I know someone who suffers from the same problem and I want to help you. You wouldn't get this from any other guy I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling Gotta make you understand Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you We've known each other for so long Your heart's been aching but you're too shy to say it Inside we both know what's been going on We know the game and we're gonna play it And if you ask me how I'm feeling Don't tell me you're too blind to see Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you Never gonna give, never gonna give (Give you up) We've known each other for so long Your heart's been aching but you're too shy to say it Inside we both know what's been going on We know the game and we're gonna play it I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling Gotta make you understand Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around and desert you Never gonna make you cry Never gonna say goodbye.

  21. Best gift I ever got was a NES for my fourth Christmas. Started my love of video games and in a way is responsible for me learning how to develop my own games now.

  22. Best gift I have received was probably a drive in a supercar at a circuit , best I have given if you ask my daughter her new Pikachu plushies that she got for her birthday that she never puts down lol

  23. Let's try my lucky! The best gift I've ever received was a movie ticket by someone who was at the time special for me

  24. Fun fact: only competition I ever won was a pokemon GBC and pokemon yellow when I was 7, hoping to add this to that win lol :) good luck everyone! :)

  25. Best gift I’ve ever received was time with my family. I wanna win the switch so I can give my fiancé one of the things she wants for Christmas

  26. I don't typically ask for anything just random things I need. However the best gift I never got to give someone, was a pocket knife I got for my dad. He passed away in September of 2017. I had a pocket knife for him for that Christmas. About a month after he passed I had a dream one night that my mom called to tell me dad was getting out of the hospital today. She then proceeded to ask me if my wife and kids could meet them at our church for lunch. So we're sitting down to eat and my dad starts messing with his hospital bracelet thing. And my mom asks me to help him get the bracelet off so he quits messing with it. So when I am reaching for my knife my dad put his hand on mine and said, " here son, why don't you use this one?" And he hands me the knife I had bought for him. He then said "I'm alright son." And began to glow brightly until I woke up from the light. In a way that dream was the best gift I ever received. I miss my dad every day. I was 25 and he was 75 when he passed. We had our son that year in March and he always wanted a son, and for his son to have a son. He got his wish and got 6 good months getting to see his only grandson before he passed.

  27. Best gift i ever gave was saving up to get my wife an actual jerry garcia art print, still thought she would have liked it more than she seemed to

  28. best gift was a Gamecube Metroid Prime bundle I gifted myself with the money I got for my first summer job.

  29. This may sound cheesy, but I really appreciate someone taking time to even think of getting me a gift, so I can’t say I have a favorite since I love them all!

  30. My best gift - my husband made me a raised bed for gardening. It was at our previous house, but I grew herbs in it. The time I spent working in it was therapeutic.

  31. The best gift I ever got was a plushie of Ivysaur from my sister. I like the Pokémon, but the fact that it was the first time that she bought a gift for me makes it the most memorable thing I’ve ever received.

  32. The best gift I've ever given AND received was my car last year! Split the purchase with my fiance and I'm so glad I don't have to take the bus anymore!

  33. Times are really hard this year and I would love to give this gift to my cousin who is 12 whos parents have been really down on their luck this year.

  34. My mother always asks me what I wish for my birthday or christmas. So one time I jokingly said "50 bags of these" and pointed to the bag of sweet puffed rice I was holding in my hand.

  35. When I was a kid my mom got me the GI Joe aircraft carrier, the USS Flagg. It was massive. 7 and a half feet long. There was only room for it in our living room. My dad hated it but my mom was my hero.

  36. The best gift I've ever been given was created by my partner. Background: at the time I was an incredibly broke grad student. I had a lot of mental blocks around money, particularly when it came to gift giving. We were in New Orleans, LA so I could give a talk at a conference. On to the story.

  37. I can't be the only one that instead of buying the latest CoD, I would pirate one of the old GBA Pokemon games and play them so I wouldn't have to ask my parents to buy me an 80 dollar game right?

  38. I think the best gift I've got is just the fact that my spouse appreciates and loves me. Sometimes you start questioning yourself if you made the right decisions in life and ended up where you wanted to be, but she just reminds me everyday that I am truly content with where I am right now and inspires me to look forward into the future and appreciate wahatever is coming to us. She's just such a beacon of light and hopefulness that I feel that not matter what I do I cannot appreciate her enough, as she's what keeps me going no matter what's happening outside of our immediate vicinity. And, well, anything I get from her - be that a birhday cake or a cute trinket, or just a kiss feels like something I almost don't deserve, so I am infinitely thankful for her being there for me no matter what.

  39. Best gift I ever received was my first PC my uncle bought me. Changed my life. I'm sure I wouldnt be the same person because it allowed me to do so many things I wouldnt be able to do otherwise and explore so many of hobbies.

  40. I would love a switch after moving away from my home and leaving the one I shared with my family there

  41. The best gift I've ever received was travelling! My dad would take us on a holiday when it's my birthday. :) it's not overseas though, but it still makes me feel grateful for my parents! They are the best! I hope i will win this but if i didn't win, congratulations to the winner! I hope you enjoy your present! :D

  42. Have you heard the tragedy of Darth diabetus the wide? Some say his hunger grew so big he could eat entire species. His knowledge of food so vast, Gordon Ramsey is trembling at the thought of Diabetus. His caloric volume so dense, he wouldn't outrun a bullet, he could absorb it. He was quite the unkillable lad, however it wasn't impossible for him to die. For you see his only weakness, the one thing that could kill him Was a mere side salad. So one day as he's eating Diabetus gets the feeling something is wrong, he looks under his chicken and finds not just a side, but an entire farms worth of lettuce and tomatoes. Now what he did with the salad, well let's just say Diabetus wanted to assert his dominance. So to not show weakness he at the salad, and then he had a hearty laugh as he knew their efforts had gone in vain. Now that he finished his meal, Diabetus left the table and was immediately shot dead by a trained sniper. Now with Diabetus gone, his successor Big Chungus steps up and rules the land for decades to come.

  43. Best gift I have received is the PS2 when I was 12, from my dad, he didn't let me and my siblings watch TV or play games, and drill the concept of hardworking and diligence into us since young, hence it was such a surprise when he bought us a PS2 that holiday.

  44. When i was 15 the only thing i wanted in the whole world was a bird, they're my favorite animal. On my birthday my cousin showed up my house with a peachfaced lovebird. Now at 22, i still have my sweet boy and he is as happy and healthy as the day we got him and my entire family adores him. His name is Tate :)

  45. The switch is the first video-game console in years to get my attention, the portable mode, TV mode, just remove the Joy-cons and you get two gamepads to play anywhere. I hope I can get it one day to share it my passion with my little brothers and everything that video-games have to offer, sometimes is just for fun, but sometimes you can get some valuable life lessons and change your whole mind and body for the best, I hope I can make my little brothers to change and grow for the best, and games are the perfect language for it.

  46. Best gift I ever got was a GameCube with Metroid Prime! Sat down with my Dad and we marveled at the graphics and sound design for hours that day.

  47. Proooobably the slowcooker I got from my dad since cooking is my biggest passion, and I'm the one that cooks for the family, I've tried out so many delicious dishes and have been able to spoil my family with things they've never had before.

  48. Best gift I had was for my bday last year where I just hung out with my whole family at the zoo and just were chill and had fun. Even though it wasn't a very extravagant outing it was the last time we were together as a family.

  49. I got a PlayStation for Christmas when I was 8. I still remember playing Crash bandicoot and jet moto with my dad all morning.

  50. Man the best gift was when I came home from school and my mother for my birthday randomly surprised me with the gameboy color purple transparent one. I was so happy and along with it came an obsession as well. She bought me Pokémon Yellow as well. It was crazy at the time for me and I was crying out of happiness lol.

  51. I once used a "gift coupon" I won at work to obtain a piece of sod from the original Yankee Stadium in a nice little case with a certification of authenticity. That was my dad's Xmas gift that year. I'm not much into sports but that's his biggest passion.

  52. Best gift I ever received was an Xbox 360 my parents had been secretly saving up for (money was tight at the time for my family). Till this day I remember my pure joy when they surprised me with it. Thanks mom and dad

  53. A wonderful gift that still stuck with me was a handmade sterling silver promise ring my now husband gave to me right before I was about to leave on a 3 month study abroad trip, which would have been the longest we would be apart. It was extremely plain, no stones, no fancy design, not even shiny. Still remember and cherish it to this day.

  54. Best gift I received was first pick of food on Christmas, I gave up my Christmas gift so my siblings could get their gifts, my mum was very impressed with this and treated me like royaltyfor the next week or so.

  55. I think my best christmas present was my N64 when I was around 10. My family all went together and bought it and a slew of games, and me and my older brother spent all of christmas playing together. One of my most cherished memories.

  56. Best gift was probably Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars when I was 5, it really jump started my hobby of playing games and continued to branch and extend from there. Best moments of my life were there, brings back memories to replay it all over again.

  57. When I was 10 years old my memere gave me a power rangers costume for Christmas. I wore that red ranger costume all day Christmas Day and then the rest of the weekend as well. When I was older, she would always tell me the story of how happy I was that day and I could tell it was a fond memory of hers. Since she passed, I’ve always thought about that gift every Christmas season. It’s truly amazing the impact a single gift can have on a person ❤️

  58. A trip with my family to Dublin. It's always a hassle to coordinate trips when you're more or less grown up, and hard to keep morale up when everyone's got fiery temper, but it was a lovely trip and I had never walked so much in three days.

  59. I would be the luckiest guy in the world if I won this, hoping for an actual Christmas gift this rough year 🙏

  60. Best gift was probably new leaf and a ds from a friend. It was super unexpected, I hadn't played animal crossing in like 10 years at the time.

  61. Mechano moon lander that moved up and down. Pretty sure I took it apart and rebuilt it 20 times in the one day

  62. The best gift I ha ever received would be the gift of life! I kid, but my actual favorite gift I have received is my PS2. It was my first gaming console and I fondly remember the carefree time that I spent with it!

  63. The best gift I’ve ever received was probably a 2DS XL. It was something I’d been wanting for a while and imo it’s the coolest ds model there ever was.

  64. The gift I have been the most excited receiving was a pokedex toy in the late 90s, the addition of the calculator I now think is hilarious and cute

  65. We were poor so we qualified for a shop with a cop program where the cops took us to the store with 100 bucks to spend. I felt rich.

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