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CLUB NINTENDO - A Comprehensive Guide/Rant

*WARNING: This is a GRAPHIC and TEXT HEAVY blog*

So, with the announcement of Club Nintendo finally coming to North America in Winter of 2008 after a very long overdue wait, I have decided to try to help inform those who are unfamiliar about it, as well as ranting about how they hopefully don�t screw us over. I�ll begin with the guide . . .

My collection file as of November 30th, 2008. 719 games, 423 of which are Nintendo (so basically 21 more Nintendo games bought in a month), still making up damn near 60% of my gaming collection.

Anyone who has made it this far, I applaud you. That Excel file is over 100 hours of work in terms of macros, programming, etc. About 95% of it was done by my other friend who is a big collector as well (1000 games), who�ll be joining Destructoid soon. It has automatic sorting, data entry, swag, soundtrack, guide lists, etc. That�ll be for another blog though.

Still, that�s my spiel about Club Nintendo and all. Hopefully it has been very informative to some of you, and has opened some eyes to how badly Nintendo has been screwing us over in North America, and what the program should and shouldn�t be. Even more so, hopefully some Nintendo representative will stumble upon this and actually consider what I�m saying . . . but that�s just wishful thinking. Still, with my final thoughts, here is what Nintendo of America SHOULD do for their Club Nintendo program:

- Make it as similar as possible to the Japanese one, where there are rewards of substance that people want, and exclusives for high registering members
- Make sure current games that have been registered are given points so that members who have registered dozens of games are not punished
- Create a much better interface and website for the program

If Nintendo can do those 3 things, then everyone should be happy and all will be well. Once again, thanks for reading and all, hopefully you�ve learnt something, and feel free to comment and all. Thanks!
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About Funktasticone of us since 3:12 AM on 05.12.2008

I'm FUNKTASTIC yo! ^_^

Now that that's out of the way, my name is Jon and I'm from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I'm currently going to University studying Business. I have probably one of the BIGGEST collections of video games that most people will ever see, and my collection of "swag/promos/standees/collectables/soundtracks" is MASSIVE. I'm currently at around 1,500 games, of which I truly enjoy or have bought for collector's value. I also own some of the rarest collectables around.

Some of my favorite games are: Final Fantasy X, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Jet Grind Radio, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, Goldeneye, Okami, Shenmue II, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Kingdom Hearts II, The World Ends With You, Breath of Fire III, Final Fantasy VI, Perfect Dark, Bubble Bobble, Chrono Trigger, and Beyond Good & Evil.


THE SETUP 07/06/08


A Compulsive Collector's Haul Prequel - "What'd You Get? - Jealous of PAX Attendees Edition!"


~First Entry!~


~Very Late Halloween and COUNTINGCONFLICT ROCKS Edition~

~Super awesome THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU Edition!~

~EPIC SNES, 700th Game, Atlus, and Swag Edition!~

~Christmas & Persona 4 Edition!~

~I Should Update More Often, ATLUS Games, and JoeCamNet Rocks Edition!~

~800th Game, EPIC Haul, lastSKYsamurai Rules, and Club Nintendo Edition!~

~TOPHER & TOMOPOP ROCK, Awesome PlayStation Rarities, Final Fantasy Potions, & A New Standee Edition!~

~EARTHBOUND + LUNAR, RPG + ATLUS Lovin', Awesome Goozex, Anus Mcphanus Contest Winnings, & RFGO Trading Edition!~

~Video Games Live, Birthday, 50+ Games, Atlus, Just Goddamn Click The Link Edition!~

~Mega Late PRE-PAX, 900th and 950th Games, From One Collector To Anoter, RFGO Trading, and Tons of Awesome Edition!~

~I'm 2 Months Late . . . PAX Edition!~

~1,000 GAMES! 1,000 GAMES! 1,000 GAMES!~

~Trading Forum & Final Fantasy X-2 Edition!~

~Wry Guy, Dtoid Secret Santa, & Holiday Edition!~

~Why I <3 The Trading Forum Edition!~
Xbox LIVE:GrandMasterJon


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