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Posted : Monday, 06 February 2017, 07:55 | Permalink
Jayenkai


WW Entries : 106
A new year, a new set of Blocks, a brand new start.
It's about time I ditched the aging NerdBlock thread, and gave the new blocks their own thread.

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Scoring
Each item will be given the following scores, out of 5.

WTF? : (BAD!) Items score higher if I don't know what the hell game they're supposed to represent!
Aww! : (GOOD!) Items score higher if I go "Awww!" when pulling them out of the box.
Keep : (AWESOME!) Probability I'll be keeping the item, or placing it into the rejection box, which gets given to anyone who I know is a gamer, and/or can guess WTF it's supposed to be..

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January 2017


Box One : Gamer Block M for Mature
> Reveal 🔎

Total Scores
WTF : 13/30
Aww : 10/30
Keep : 15/30

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Box Two : Gamer Block E for Everyone
> Reveal 🔎

Total Scores
WTF : 06/25
Aww : 20/25
Keep : 20/25

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Overall Thoughts

I enjoyed the contents of the E-block much more than the M-block, but I'm fairly sure that's mostly due to the fact that I'm not that much of a fan of modern day "everything must be a FPS!" gaming.
Still, I said 3 months, so if by the March block I'm still unhappy, I'll probably scrap the M and stick with the E. In the meantime, I'm going to be sticking with 2 boxes a month.
The E's already cheered me right up

Now to organise my chest of drawers to fit even more bloody TShirts in!!

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Posted : Monday, 06 February 2017, 08:19 | Permalink
rockford


WW Entries : 3
The pin badge is definitely based on Legend of Zelda on the NES (even includes the broken edges, although the badge has white highlighting that the NES game doesn't).

I loved Tomb Raider BITD and I didn't get the T-shirt reference until you said what it was (Lara visits the lost world towards the end of the very first game). Needs more Lara, but nice enough.

Parappa Plushie? AWESOME!!!

The Revenge of Shinobi is a fantastic MD game. A bit of card with the game's box-art on? Not so much.

But yeah, these boxes definitely seem better than the old ones. Some nice stuffage. The games looked alright too - I've heard good things about "Lovers..."
Posted : Saturday, 11 March 2017, 05:31 | Permalink
Jayenkai


WW Entries : 106
Hmm..
Only one block's turned up, today.
Hmm. Maybe Mr Postie nicked my other one!?
Or maybe it's just delayed for stupid reasons..
I'll give it until Friday before I whinge..

February 2017


Box One : Gamer Block M for Mature
> Reveal 🔎

Total Scores
WTF : 12/30
Aww : 15/30
Keep : 19/30

Not the best collection for M, this month. Hopefully E will be better, once it shows up..


... Gonna have to go and install Steam, now.. :\

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Posted : Thursday, 16 March 2017, 12:16 | Permalink
Jayenkai


WW Entries : 106
Gamer E update.
The block finally got through customs, yesterday. Ffs, that's almost a full week after the M Block managed to get through customs...
They were originally dispatched within 3 hours of each other, according to the tracking info...!

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Posted : Thursday, 16 March 2017, 13:45 | Permalink
rockford


And...
Posted : Thursday, 16 March 2017, 14:22 | Permalink
Jayenkai


WW Entries : 106
And it does indeed say it's on it's way, although the last update was Tuesday..

En Route
Tue, March 14, 2017 at 15:50
HEATHROW, GB

*sigh*
Should be here by Saturday, I imagine.

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Posted : Thursday, 16 March 2017, 15:13 | Permalink
rockford


WW Entries : 3
At least you know it's coming. Maybe it'll even arrive before next month's box
Posted : Thursday, 23 March 2017, 06:44 | Permalink
Jayenkai


WW Entries : 106
Block E - Dispatched Feb 28th
Block M - Dispatched March 1st (a day later)

Block M - Arrived March 11th
Block E - Arrived March 23rd.. The hell happened!?!?

Extremely Late Feb 2017 Gamer Block E


Box Two : Gamer Block E for Everyone
> Reveal 🔎

Total Scores
WTF : 5/25
Aww : 18/25
Keep : 20/25

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Overall Thoughts

A lovely collection, this month.
Kinda bummed that the "Game of the Month" is taking up space that could be used for "Another fun little shelf filler", but otherwise no gripes.
.. oh, no.. There is ONE gripe..
Why the hell'd it take so bloody long!?!?!

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Posted : Thursday, 23 March 2017, 06:50 | Permalink
rockford


WW Entries : 3
Some good stuffage there on the whole and some not so much.

I've not heard of the game either.
Posted : Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:39 | Permalink
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LOL... The very day after last month's finally arrived, they've just sent a notification that this month's is being dispatched!!

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Posted : Friday, 24 March 2017, 16:51 | Permalink
rockford


WW Entries : 3
Don't laugh - it might get stuck in customs again.
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