Win a Lump of Coal Pack

In: Website by Edie Sellers

9 Dec 2010

lumpycoal-1Have you been naughty this year? Do you deserve to be punished?

No, this is not a line from a porn movie. We’re being serious.

We at GameHounds have a deep appreciation for those who indulge the little devils on their shoulders. And to show our appreciation for you listeners who walked on the wild side this year, we’re going to reward you with a Lump of Coal Pack of games.

And all you have to do is tell us what you did this year that makes you deserve to be rewarded with a Lump of Coal.

What’s Lump of Coal Pack?

Well, it’s the only thing that people who were bad deserve: A big, heaping dollop of bad games. Courtesy of our very own [Saint] Nick Dinicola.

Titles in the Lump of Coal include (quotes by Nick):

  • Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings (Wii): An example of how not to use a Wii remote.
  • Naval Assault: The Killing Tide (Xbox 360): A submarine sim game that simulates subs… and very little else. “If you’re having trouble sleeping, this is the game for you.”
  • Quantum Theory: A Gears of War clone that adds a platformer element. “There’s a reason Marcus Fenix doesn’t jump.”
  • Arc Rise Fantasia (Wii): A perfectly mediocre JRPG except the voice acting is god awful. “What were you smoking that made you think this was possibly be good for public consumption.”
  • Clash of the Titans (Xbox 360): Release the Kracken. Do we need to say more? “Since it was made by a Japanese company, the Kracken kinda looks like Godzilla.”

To win: Just write up your reason to receive this punishment (and some of these games can only be considered cruel and unusual) and add it to the comments of this post. If you need to use a pseudonym to protect your identity, that’s fine. Just make sure that the email is good and we can contact you if you win.

Unlike prior contests, the winner won’t be chosen at random. This will be judged by Nick, Goalie, and Edie. So put your best (or worst) face forward.

And we will open this to international entries, so if you’re one of our European listeners, go nuts.

Good luck… or not.

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8 Responses to Win a Lump of Coal Pack


Darn Ragnar

December 10th, 2010 at 3:38 am

Why have I been naughty? I keep buying games faster then I can play them. I have an ever growing pile of shame that I doubt I will ever clear. It just seems fitting that these games get added to the bottom of this pile.



December 10th, 2010 at 6:01 am

I’ve already played two of those games…..AND ENJOYED THEM.

Really, I’m not sure if that’s naughty or just insane…


Gemini Ace

December 10th, 2010 at 8:48 am

When Fable 2 was free on XBL for a short time, I downloaded it. I also laughed hysterically while doing so.


James Bohm

December 10th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

I nearly bought a Wii


Darn Ragnar

December 10th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Oh. And then there was the time I picked up games from one store on clearance and traded them in 10min latter at another store for almost double what I brought them for. I almost feel guilty about that one…But then I remember what their used game markup is like and I stop feeling bad.


Bad gamer

December 11th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

I bought a cost cutters $5 gift card for my bald boss at work!! If I win this lump of coal pack I promise to regift all the games!!!


Darn Ragnar

December 12th, 2010 at 1:43 am

Darn…I’m putting myself out of the running. I have done some research and most (if not all) of these games will not work on my consoles. Good luck to everyone else.



December 17th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Last week I sold re-inginted a centuries old tribal feud by selling a significant amount of product to a rival tribe so they could use it to open a retail location that encroaches upon a third tribe’s territiory soley for the purpose of lowering my warehouse inventory before the end of the year cycle count. Lawyers for the tribes have been meeting all week arguing about the transaction. I am still employed for now.

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