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What hackers did when the Club Nintendo yearly award was given.

Club Nintendo was a customer-loyalty program that rewarded purchasers of Nintendo video games and hardware. Buyers could register a code on the Club Nintendo website confirming that they bought an item, get a certain number of points depending on the value of the item, and then cash in the points for various prizes. For a while between late 2013 and 2014, the prizes on the website were drastically shortened down and limited to digital-only prizes. However, in January 2015, Club Nintendo updated the physical prizes and more came the next month. Club Nintendo also sent out free download codes for Flipnote Studio 3D via e-mail for all members in February as well. This was a going-away present as part of the program being shut down on 30 June 2015 (in 'Murica, at least).

Chris is a big fan of these sorts of giveaways (My Coke Rewards being another example), and so he seems to have diligently registered his new acquisitions over the years. This record of his purchases spans from when the program first got started in 2003 (as My Nintendo) all the way through to February 2009, where he quit Club Nintendo to get himself more absorbed into his PS3 and LittlePigBlanket.

Since the records may not be entirely representative of what he's bought, it's hard to draw any firm conclusions from this information. However, it suggests that Chris doesn't download games for his Wii with nearly the same abandon as he does on the PlayStation Network. His Wii downloads as accounted here are actually fairly limited and show pretty decent taste on his part. (This may just be a result of the PSN sucking up every last bit of cash from his monthly tugboat, though.)

Chris spent his My Coke Rewards points almost as fast as he could get them, but for whatever reason, he hoarded his Club Nintendo points. According to the trolls who hacked his account, Chris acquired only one prize: a copy of Game & Watch Collection for the Nintendo DS. Clyde Cash, in his wisdom, chose to spend a few more on a replica of Mario's hat, a gift for Barack Obama. Because Chris has all but forgotten about Club Nintendo, his remaining points were left sitting while the program got its plug pulled on 30 June.

In March 2016, Nintendo launched two new programs, one a loyalty program called My Nintendo and the other a social app entitled Miitomo. Only time will tell if Chris has joined My Nintendo, though it is quite likely since it has been confirmed that he is using Miitomo.

In several videos released in 2011, a Giant Mii AR Card is visible on Chris's wall. This particular item was only available to Club Nintendo members, for the price of 300 coins.

The list

Date Registered Item Type
19 November 2003 Mario Party 5 Game
19 November 2003 Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Game
24 November 2003 Game Boy Advance Hardware
24 November 2003 Game Boy Advance SP Hardware
24 November 2003 Nintendo GameCube Hardware
13 March 2004 Pokémon Colosseum Game
5 May 2004 Wario Ware, Inc.: Mega Party Game$ Game
13 June 2004 Classic NES Series: Super Mario Bros. Game
8 September 2004 Pokémon FireRed Game
8 September 2004 Pokémon LeafGreen Game
26 October 2004 Donkey Konga Game
29 June 2004 GBA Video Pokémon - Johto Photo Finish Other
18 July 2004 GBA Video Pokémon - For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll Other
31 December 2004 Nintendo DS Hardware
5 January 2005 Super Mario 64 DS Game
12 January 2005 GBA Video Pokémon - I Choose You! Other
17 February 2005 WarioWare: Touched! Game
5 March 2005 Pokémon Emerald Game
30 March 2005 Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Game
30 March 2005 GBA Video Pokémon - Beach Blank-Out Blastoise Other
1 April 2005 Pokémon Dash Game
6 May 2005 Yoshi Topsy-Turvy Game
15 May 2005 Donkey Konga 2 Game
15 May 2005 Polarium Game
25 May 2005 WarioWare: Twisted! Game
7 September 2005 Nintendogs - Dachshund & Friends Game
12 November 2005 Game Boy micro Hardware
19 November 2005 Metroid Prime Pinball Game
25 December 2005 Animal Crossing: Wild World Game
27 December 2005 Mario Kart DS Game
7 January 2006 Kirby: Canvas Curse Game
23 February 2006 Mario Party 7 Game
23 February 2006 Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Game
9 March 2006 Pokémon Trozei Game
23 March 2006 Tetris DS Game
28 March 2006 Metroid Prime Hunters Game
11 April 2006 True Swing Golf Game
15 April 2006 Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Game
15 April 2006 Super Princess Peach Game
19 April 2006 Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day Game
16 May 2006 New Super Mario Bros. Game
1 June 2006 Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix Game
30 August 2006 Star Fox Command Game
15 September 2006 Sudoku Gridmaster Game
21 September 2006 Big Brain Academy Game
26 September 2006 Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Game
27 September 2006 Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis Game
27 October 2006 Drill Dozer Game
27 October 2006 Magnetica Game
29 October 2006 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team Game
2 November 2007 Everybody Votes Channel Download
2 November 2007 Internet Browser Download
2 November 2007 Kirby's Adventure Download
2 November 2007 Metroid Prime 3 Preview Download
2 November 2007 Paper Mario Download
2 November 2007 Super Metroid Download
9 November 2007 Alien Soldier Download
9 November 2007 Sin & Punishment Download
20 November 2007 Check Mii Out Channel Download
20 November 2007 Nintendo Wii Hardware
20 November 2007 Pokémon Battle Revolution Game
20 November 2007 Pokémon Diamond Game
20 November 2007 Pokémon Pearl Game
20 November 2007 Super Mario Galaxy Game
20 November 2007 Wii Play Game
24 November 2007 Nintendo DS Lite Hardware
14 December 2007 Bonk's Adventure Download
14 December 2007 Pokémon Snap Download
14 December 2007 Wrecking Crew Download
11 March 2008 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Game
5 May 2008 Pokémon Puzzle League Game
27 May 2008 Nintendo Channel Download
27 May 2008 Photo Channel 1.1 Download
16 June 2008 My Pokémon Ranch Download
12 August 2008 Family Table Tennis Download
12 August 2008 Sonic the Hedgehog Download
5 January 2009 Space Invaders Get Even Download
5 January 2009 World of Goo Download
5 January 2009 Animal Crossing: City Folk Game
9 January 2009 Battalion Wars 2 Game
9 January 2009 Mario Kart Game
9 January 2009 Mario Super Sluggers Game
9 January 2009 Metroid Prime 3 Corruption Game
9 January 2009 Wario Land: Shake It! Game
10 January 2009 Wii Music Game
15 January 2009 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Download
15 January 2009 Sudoku Challenge! Download
23 January 2009 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Download
23 January 2009 Tetris Party Download
28 January 2009 Milon's Secret Castle Download
28 January 2009 Solomon's Key Download
30 January 2009 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Game
3 February 2009 Sonic Chaos Download
3 February 2009 Wii Speak Channel Download
4 February 2009 The Legend of the Mystical Ninja Download
4 February 2009 Wonder Boy Download
10 February 2009 Dr. Mario Online Rx Download
20 February 2009 Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Game

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