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DS Daily: The worst gaming gifts

Sure, it's sweet when your great aunt tries to buy you a video game, because she knows you like that Nintenstation, but it's sometimes hard to feign pleasure when you open up a budget Sudoku title or a Shrek game. C'mon, tell us your horror stories. Over the years of gaming, what are some of the worst gaming gifts you've received?

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12-13-2007 @ 9:56AM

TheCoats said...

i ask my family to not buy me any videogames but for money instead........my parents as awsome as they are seem a bit clueless about VG's......meaning if i asked for a Wii I would probably get a PS3 :(........but money is just as good


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12-13-2007 @ 10:00AM

Hame said...

As a discerning gamer I've always made sure that no-one ever buys me gaming related gifts. If I haven't already got it, it's probably because I don't want it!! So no, I've never received an unwanted gaming gift (having said that though I wouldn't mind if someone bought me some VC games with the new gift feature....)


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12-13-2007 @ 10:16AM

thenewkasanova said...

My Dad got my brother Shrek: Swamp Kart Speedway. LOL. He also got me a game called Chameleon. Terrible, terrible game and I don't want to tell him I hate it, so I'll probably just never play it.


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12-13-2007 @ 10:28AM

Amanda said...

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by Black Label Games for the GBA. D: So many glitches...


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12-13-2007 @ 10:34AM

Phil said...

South Park: Chef's Luv Skack for N64. Nothing but a South Park trivia game. And I was way too young to understand all the questions. I was kicking myself because I didn't want it, opened it anyway, and sold it back less than a week later for, like, $5.


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12-13-2007 @ 11:01AM

Kia said...

Hey now.... I like me some sudoku. :)


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12-13-2007 @ 1:52PM

Kev said...

Sudoku's great, but have you tried some of the budget Sudoku games? *shudder* I still think Brain Age got it right. :)

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12-13-2007 @ 2:01PM

Kia said...

Yes, the Brain Age version of sudoku is really good. I've also played Sudoku Gridmaster. I've got Platinum Sudoku in my collection now too -- you know, the one where the guy who says you're awesome after you finish a grid looks like Lance Bass? Yeah, it's weird. But Lance Bass thinks I'm awesome.

I think I have a sudoku problem...

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12-14-2007 @ 11:45AM

Kev said...

It could be that everyone else has a sudoku problem (i.e. not loving it enough) and you're just fine. :) I loves me some sudoku too.

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12-13-2007 @ 11:18AM

Ethan said...

A GBA radio! It had a crap aerial, separate audio out (couldn't use the speakers), and only had auto-tune up/down buttons. Basically, it turned my GBA into a power source for a really crappy radio.

It was from my brother, who reads this, but I think he already knows. It narrowly misses out on worst present ever, which was a Robbie Williams single. Also from my brother!

He's lovely really.


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12-13-2007 @ 11:23AM

danny. said...

I got lucky as a kid and got some games that I expected to suck and turned out to be great...

Megaman (hadn't heard of it yet, it was new)
Wonderboy in Monsterworld
Yo! Noid (sorry, it's fun)

I got the Wii version of Rampage last year from my brother. He knew I played the original a lot as a kid, so his heart was in the right place. He tried the game out before I did and basically just said "oops, sorry". I'll keep it though, I'm a sentimental packrat like that.


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12-13-2007 @ 11:34AM

Raygan said...

My grandmother once gave me a copy of Spiritual Warfare, a religious themed NES RPG. This was in 1997, mind you, and on top of that I had never owned an NES. (We were a SEGA family back then.) I never got to play it, but I've saved it all these years because it's pretty hilarious to read the box copy. Collect the full armor of God!


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12-13-2007 @ 12:22PM

Jakku said...

Heh, I got way too many plug'n'play games in my childhood. those ones with 500 games, and youd play about 3 and never play it again.


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12-13-2007 @ 1:04PM

Brello said...

The Adventures of Bayou Billy for the NES. Honestly, I don't remember ever getting past the 3rd stage. That game was way too difficult. We did get to annoy the parents immitating the death voice + music clip that followed, so it wasn't ALL bad I guess.


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12-13-2007 @ 1:53PM

chuchurocka said...

The action max vcr gaming system. mildy fun. but i think there were only 2 or 3 games ever released for it.


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12-13-2007 @ 3:30PM

Donald said...

Dragon's Lair for the SNES. First game we ever sold...


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12-13-2007 @ 4:23PM

nintendolover said...

Contra 4

...just kidding...

I remember playing my sister's Yoshi Touch and Go
It was ok, but really hard


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12-13-2007 @ 4:47PM

prototype-f said...

The worst video game present i ever got was Peter Pan and The Pirates for NES. That game sucked so much, the first time i played it i fell asleep (or maybe unconscious?). Yeah, i didn't play it after that.


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12-13-2007 @ 5:59PM

MinceyFresh said...

I had received World Heroes for the Sega Genesis one Christmas. Keep in mind that this version was coded by Sega of America.


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12-13-2007 @ 7:50PM

izzy said...

I got a tiger game.com one Christmas, but I asked for it.


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