So I was thinking about how much I missed the old wii secret santa and thought I might give it a go at starting a playstation version now that it is possible* **. It's possible now because of the amazon.com playstation digital content storefront.
* US only
** Digital only
*** ..And availibe on Amazon.com (not every digital game is availible)
...So welcome one and all to the 1st annual (attempted) Playstation Secret Santa event! If you're eligible to join, please do. If you have any questions, consult the FAQ below, or just ask me, and I'll get back to you promptly.
The event is open to all members who have at least 1000 posts (fewer posts may be acceptable: ask for details). The sign up ends December 15th. On that date, I will PM you the identity of your Tiny Tim. You will then have until December 20th to purchase a code for a digital game via the amazon.com digital storefront and PM the code to me (kitler53). On December 23rd I will send you a PM with your code that can be redeemed on PSN for your surprise game! You will never know who your secret santa is.
Which game(s) to gift is (almost) entirely up to you, although you may request certain titles/genres, and you may ask me for recommendations on titles if you feel that's necessary. You will, however, be constraint to certain systems (ps3, psvita, ps4) depending on the console(s) your tiny tim has.
As to how much you need to give, it's entirely up to you: many games start at $10. If you want to make someone's Christmas by gifting a $60 games on them, that's cool too! But remember: this is about spirit and community, so please join if it's at all feasible!
If you want to join, post in this thread and give me which playstation system(s) you have and a list of 5-6 titles you don't have and would like.
What if the person already has the game I want to buy them?
I don't know,... I'm mulling that one over but if you have any ideas on how to handle this in a failsafe way let me know. My only idea is each tiny tim lists off 5-6 games you don't have and would like and i'll pass that along to your secret santa for their consideration.
Speaking of money, how much should we spend?
That's completely up to you. There is no minimum or maximum. You will, probably, need to buy of the list provided to you. I will do my best to group people together smartly (those with expensive tastes with those with expensive tastes).
What if I'm don't live in the USA?
Sorry, the amazon.com codes don't apply WW so there's not much I can do. I know some people have a US psn account that don't live in the US. I'll leave that situation up to you. If you feel confident you can redeem psn a code from amazon.com your welcome to join but I highly recommend being a US playstation gamer to ensure redeemability of your code.
What if I sign up, but later can't participate for whatever reason?
Please just PM me such some time before December 15th, so that I can adjust accordingly. We don't want some poor soul to go without a gift game this Christmas, do we?
Can I tell other site members about this?
Please do! The more the merrier, even if it will result in my having a logistical nightmare on my hands. But what's a migraine compared to the smile on a child's face?
What happens if my Santa doesn't get me something when they should?
Bad things, my friend.
But don't worry if you're the one left out in the cold. We'll come up with something to cheer you up.
special thanks to noname2200 for "letting" me blatantly rip off your OP from 3 years ago. :P