Club Nintendo has introduced a PIN expiry system

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Frogman, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Frogman

    Frogman This could be you!

    Sep 20, 2009
    This email was recieved today at 10:16 am
    I guess its not that exciting news but its... news i guess
  2. thieves like us

    thieves like us chaos personified

    Jul 17, 2003
    United States
    left of the pond
    not really surprising. club nintendo japan has had an expiry date in place for a number of years on the point certificates (as far back as game boy advance titles)
  3. BlackDave

    BlackDave Official GBATemp "Cleanup Guy"

    Aug 27, 2009
    United States
    The Promised Land...
    it said 5 years. I was ok.

    But then it said from the original release date >_<

  4. monkat

    monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

    May 21, 2009
    United States
    It's not that bad when you consider that a generation only typically lasts about 5 years, but with the way things have been going, people might want to buy, say, Twilight Princess, and get screwed over on that. 5 years from release date isn't all that harsh, as long as you know that the rule exists - if you don't, you will get mad.
  5. pcmanrules

    pcmanrules GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 15, 2009
    New Zealand
    Wellington, New Zealand
    I'm annoyed because my points are split half and half between Club Nintendo Australia and USA.
  6. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

    Jun 23, 2009
    I have far more Club Nintendo Japan points than I do Club Nintendo Australia points...

    I hate being screwed out of my Club Nintnedo Japan points... but Japan has much better stuff (and released earlier too)
  7. shadow1w2

    shadow1w2 Still here.

    Mar 16, 2004
    United States
    Glad theres no expiration on the US one yet, though something tells me I might have missed something.

    Kinda waiting in hopes the US club gets something good like that SNES classic control pad.
    Though I doubt they ever will. :/
  8. frogmyster3

    frogmyster3 GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 21, 2010
    I'm pretty sure that Europe has had this for a few years. I think that the Stars expire if not used by a certain time as well which is really harsh on those saving up.
  9. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4

    Global Moderator
    Jan 3, 2009
    United Kingdom
    I think these are referring to the PINs on the cards, and not the star points. The star points expire after around 2 years, I think. But yes, that is annoying. Several of mine expired as of yesterday. Wanted to put them to use somehow but the amount I had was only good for crap I'd never use. [​IMG] I'd considered just getting a DSi mood lamp or something like that just to use them but I didn't even have enough for that.

    I did have an old NintendoVIP account though, and a lot more stars, but I think that account was deactivated. [​IMG]
  10. Frogman

    Frogman This could be you!

    Sep 20, 2009
    sorry if i sound stupid but whats vip and platinum and stuff?? idk if we hav tht here?
  11. DjoeN

    DjoeN Captain Haddock!

    Oct 21, 2005
    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    Oeps, my bad, nevermind this!
  12. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Jul 28, 2008
    It's what used to be the Nintendo Club. That was before the site got a major overhaul and before the forums were removed.

    IIRC you were a Club member if you registered to the site but didn't register any games/consoles. Once you registered a game/console, you became a VIP member. Also, every day you paid a visit to the site, you got 5 stars extra. And the stars never expired. And things cost less. And you could buy a 'Nintendo VIP room' for free, to toy around with. Etc.

    Too bad they changed everything, the Nintendo site used to look like GBAtemp v3, actually. And it was actually worthwile visiting it. [​IMG]
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