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Sony

Experience E3 2015 with PlayStation


All US states are represented, plus three Canadian cities
May 22
Sony will be rolling out the PlayStation E3 Experience to more theaters in more states than ever before. In a recent PlayStation blog post, Sony confirmed that the free event -- starting at 6pm PT on June 15 -- will... read
Club Nintendo closing

Tomorrow's the last day to earn Club Nintendo Coins


I couldn't afford Kid Icarus: Uprising, dang it all
Mar 30
I'm still mentally preparing myself for a world without Club Nintendo. The long-running rewards service will no longer exist as of July 1, 2015, but there's a much more immediate date we also need to keep in mind: March 31. T... read
CONTEST OVER AS OF MONDAY 3/23/15 Winners: Charlietime (XB1) and Dtoidgamer69 (PS4) Thanks to Ryan and Will from Deep Silver, we have two copies of the Saints Row IV: Re-Elected/Gat out of Hell bundle to give away to you folk... read feature

Club Nintendo Japan

Cool Mario Kart 8 soundtrack, Club Nintendo Japan


If there's a smile on face, it's only there trying to fool the public
Feb 24
Club Nintendo Japan has added some new rewards including a two-disc CD soundtrack for Mario Kart 8, a Majora's Mask jigsaw puzzle, and a lil Blooper shirt. You can squeeze into it, if you want. There's also a tentative listin... read
Club Nintendo

Club Nintendo's 3DS game cases are stylish


The t-shirt, not so much
Dec 24
Club Nintendo has more physical rewards available: two 3DS game cases sporting some cool (and varied!) artwork, and an NES Remix 2 t-shirt featuring Samus in the Mushroom Kingdom. Nintendo 3DS Game Card Case - Pikmin / Super... read
#ScarfGate

There is a way to get the Hyrule Warriors scarf in North America


But you're not going to like it
Sep 09
In Japan, there's a Hyrule Warriors collector's edition that comes with a scarf, among other trinkets like a miniature treasure chest. Europe is getting the limited-edition scarf, too. North America? Well, we're technically g... read
PAX

The Costume Quest 2 PAX Collector's Challenge sounds fun


It wouldn't be PAX without buttons
Aug 26
Midnight City is hosting a Costume Quest 2 'Trick or Treat' Collector's Challenge at PAX Prime later this week and it's going to be worth setting some time aside for if you're looking to score swag. Essentially, you'll need t... read
Best swag of E3 2014? There's the usual t-shirts, posters, stickers, and other stuff that gets handed out. Forget that. Atlus' Teddy-centric Persona bags were where it was at this year. Those Splatoon squids were nice, too. But condoms? Oh, E3. read feature

Club Nintendo

Club Nintendo physical rewards return with sweet Mario and Luigi pouches


Let's get physical, physical
May 13
If you've been saving up your precious coins at Club Nintendo for some sweet physical rewards since the reward redemption area on the official Club Nintendo page was undergoing renovations, you're in luck. The physical goodie... read

This Jazzpunk communist breakfast cereal is amazing


Part of this compliant breakfast
Feb 05
One of the difficulties with comedy is that describing or paraphrasing a joke frequently makes it cease to be funny, so it's hard to convey Jazzpunk's charm without completely squashing its humor in the process. However,... read
[Update: Contest over! Winners are Cryoxene, Bigbear40s, HammerShark, Swishiee, Benny Disco, Occams electric toothbrush, OpiumHerz, TheCiderMan, Verxl, GirlyKittyBoy, ninjapresident, jadaris, AngeliquePretty, and Natalie Kipp... read feature

Zelda

Pre-order Zelda in the UK for a mini musical chest


Ta-da-da-daaa!
Oct 14
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is shaping up to be something special. I don't think many of us 3DS owners need much convincing, but if so, take a look at the pre-order bonus UK retailer GAME is offering: a miniatu... read
[Update: Contest over! Winners are Charlietime, neonoxide, iwasabunny, Tim Douglas, and Shadowfox!] In celebration of the launch of Shin Megami Tensei IV stateside, our friends at Atlus have given us three signed SMT IV E3 po... read feature

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Lee Stokes, dlconor16, ChillyBilly, Nek, and Drunkus. Check your PMs, people!] During E3 I was lucky enough to hang out with Loot Crate, a service that sends you a gamer-and-geek themed ass... read feature

Here is your E3 Badge artwork


Dragon's Crown all up in your business
Jun 09
We're pleased to announce that Atlus is the E3 badge holder sponsor this year, so fifty-thousand people will have magical controversial breasts on their own chests -- and have a chance to meet the man whose vision made Dragon... read

Go be a play tester for Bethesda


Get free stuff and play games before release
May 03
Bethesda is looking for play testers in the Dallas area. If you're down in the dirty south, apply so that you might be one of the gamers invited to Bethesda's Play Test Lab. They're looking to use player feedback at this lab ... read
Creative Gaming PR

You've gotta love a postcard that tries to eat you


Carnivorous greetings
Mar 20
I was befuddled when I received a mysterious postcard from Uruguay. Who do I know in Uruguay? The envelope felt thick, so I was anxious to see what was inside. The contents were increasingly peculiar: an outstretched han... read
NECA

Team Fortress 2 Pyro and Demoman figures released


Toy maker NECA partnering with Valve
Jan 30
I'm not the type of guy that has action figures lying about the house; my He-Man and Thundercats figures are up in the attic safely gathering dust for their revival in a younger generations' hands. But I'm real tempted to get... read

This 25th Anniversary Mega Man lanyard is a thing


Straight from Capcom
Jan 05
What better way to celebrate your love of Mega Man than wearing this odd, neon green lanyard around your neck? Or something like that. You can pre-order the lanyard here for the fairly pricey $9.95, and you'll also ... read
[Offbeat Hall of Fame is a showcase of the cool, often bizarre products and media from years past that celebrate videogames and gamer culture.] Have you picked up your copy of the final Nintendo Power yet? Looking through it ... read feature

New PAX mission: Obtain a creepy Dishonored mask


Aug 29
I'm not sure what it is with Dishonored and masks, but I like the trend and potential for awesome cosplay. These paper masks (via Super Punch) for the game are simultaneously funny and downright terrifying. While Bethesda wil... read

THQ sends literal death threat to celebrate Darksiders II


Aug 09
No sooner had I put the finishing touches on the upcoming review for Darksiders II than this ... thing arrived. I would like you all to serve as witnesses in the event of my disappearance, because I am fairly certain this can... read

Aliens: Colonial Marines will be at PAX East


Apr 04
Good timing! Having just heard quite a lot from Jim about the current status of Aliens: Colonial Marines, PAX East attendees will have the opportunity to try the game out for themselves. On top of this and Hell Yeah! Wrath of... read

Rhythm Heaven Fever special edition unboxing


Feb 03
Did you know that Rhythm Heaven Fever was getting a special edition? Neither did I. Then I got this box in the mail this morning. I'm pretty sure that this special edition won't be sold in stores, but if Nintendo decides to change its mind on that, they're sure to make a killing when the game hits stores on February 13th. Check out the video and you'll understand what I mean. read
[Update: Contest over! Winner is OverEZ!] Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and salutations December 25! Today marks the last of the 25 Days of Giving. We've given thousands of dollars worth of stuff over the course of the mont... read feature

I'm now prepared to survive the Fall of Cybertron


Dec 17
When this turned up and I opened the package, my wife said, "They sent you a lunchbox? You're an asshole." That's a fair enough assessment, I suppose.  Anyway, I got this mad tat in the mail today. It's a steel box conta... read

Sony sends orb to celebrate Jak & Daxter's 10th birthday


Dec 09
It was Jak & Daxter's tenth anniversary on December 4, and Sony decided to commemorate it by sending me a Precursor Orb today. This is a limited edition replica of the artifact, found in the Jak & Daxter series, ... read

CafePress partners with Xbox to put your avatar on swag


Dec 06
In a rather strange, although not at all surprising move, CafePress has announced it's new partnership with Microsoft to bring your very own Xbox Live Avatar to life on various gear. CafePress has always been an online retail... read

Battlefield 3 officially beats Call of Duty ...


Nov 04
... At filling my desk up with all sorts of free stuff. Step up your game, Activision! In all seriousness, I promise you that I did not let any swag inflate my Battlefield 3 review score. read

Lollipop Chainsaw's bloodsoaked Halloween goodie bag


Oct 29
Publishers send some weird things that mostly just clutter up my office (especially at this time of the year, this room looks like I've just moved with all the boxes). At least with this Lollipop Chainsaw Halloween bag, I can... read

GUNNAR winners and new Modern Warfare 3 contest soon!


Oct 28
Update 2: Winners announced!  In first place we have: GundamCat, mdh777, Vincio09, and Jake Wesorick.  (Corrections pending, duplicates are being double-checked).  Congratulations, your suggestions won the... read

KIRBY IS MADE OF CAKE


Oct 12
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Kirby's Return to Dreamland cake pops! They're so cute!  Far too cute to eat, right?  I mean, I should freeze these forever and crawl into the freezer every night to hang out... read






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