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MGSV merch

Sony's selling Metal Gear Solid V Walkmans and they're not cheap


Also phones and tablets
Aug 21
// Steven Hansen
Sony is producing various Phantom Pain-branded electronics to coincide with the release of Metal Gear Solid V. The tie-in release includes a Metal Gear version of Sony's premier Walkman, the ZX2, which costs something like $1...
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Hail-fellow-well-met

That wearable Mega Man helmet is $150


Hail-fellow-well-met
Jul 22
// Steven Hansen
I am not a hat person. I have little choice, what with my madly wild hair having achieved sentience. It refuses to be shamed into covering up. Very progressive like that, it is. Ialsodon'thave$150. Anyways, that Mega Man hat ...
Mega Man helmet photo
Mega Man helmet

Capcom is making a proper Mega Man helmet


This can't be cheap
Jul 07
// Jordan Devore
Finally, a solution for the lazy and/or untalented among us! Capcom will soon open pre-orders for a wearable Mega Man helmet "made of high quality ABS plastic with a high polish finish, authentic proportions, and details, plu...
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Fantastic Boyfriends

Fantastic Boyfriends $999 reward has Ogre chest mousepads


Totally worth the money
Jun 11
// Joe Parlock
[Update: The developer has since updated the listing, the mousepad is now in the $125 tier! Fuzzy ogre chest for cheaper is always a good thing.] I wrote about gay dating sim Fantastic Boyfriends a little while back, and deci...

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Journey

It's a hipsters paradise: Journey soundtrack going vinyl


Limited edition print also unveiled
Apr 21
// Robert Summa
Journey is a beautiful game. And what better way to honor that beauty than with two separately artful tributes that will soon be up for sale -- the soundtrack on two vinyl LPs and a "very limited edition" screen print by arti...
Bloodborne merch photo
Bloodborne merch

Bags, shirts, pints: Sony selling Bloodborne merchandise


Also a fancy statue
Apr 16
// Steven Hansen
Do you like Bloodborne so much that you want to have a $20 shirt that says "Bloodborne?" Well, if that is the case, then boy howdy does Sony have something for you: a black shirt that says "Bloodborne" on it for $20. You can ...
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Gunnar Optiks

These Heroes of the Storm Gunnars are awesomely gaudy and I love them


Collect them all!
Nov 06
// Brittany Vincent
Gunnar Optiks has announced an exclusive partnership with Blizzard to manufacture computer and gaming eyewear related to the upcoming MOBA Heroes of the Storm. In layman's terms, that company that creates all of those awesome...
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Metal Gear

That Metal Gear Collection 2014 is actually a clothing line


Oh, Kojima!
Sep 18
// Brittany Vincent
Kojima had been hinting around at something known as the "Metal Gear Collection 2014" for a few weeks now. Naturally, the internet was abuzz with rumors that it could actually be HD remakes of the previous games like Halo's M...
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Gold PS4s and Ones

Ballin': Gatti brings gold PS4s and Xbox Ones to Dubai


I need one to go with my cheetah
Sep 17
// Brittany Vincent
Jumbo Electronics of Dubai has announced that it will be selling custom rose gold PlayStation 4s and Xbox Ones. The consoles will be made by Italian jeweler Gatti and will make their debut at the Games14 conference in Dubai. ...
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Nintendo 3DS XL

Nintendo wants to tempt you with two other 3DS XL designs


The NES edition was a bit of a missed opportunity
Sep 10
// Brittany Vincent
Just when you thought you were ready to jump ship for a New 3DS, Nintendo announces several more systems in an attempt to sway you into buying yet another 3DS XL you don't need. And that's not even counting the sweet Persona ...
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Gravity Rush

Check out this gorgeous Gravity Rush figure


Kat's never looked so good
Sep 09
// Brittany Vincent
Kat from the excellent PlayStation Vita game Gravity Rush has been lovingly sculpted into this new figure from maker President Japan. She's dressed in her original black costume with cape and is accompanied by Dusty, and whil...
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Pokémon Omega Ruby

Pre-order Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire at Toys "R" Us to receive a Charizard plush


No pictures yet, but I bet it looks like Charizard
Aug 28
// Brittany Vincent
Toys "R" Us, as revealed in a print ad in the US, is currently running an in-store pre-order promotion where you can take home a cuddly new Charizard plush toy if you purchase both Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire...
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Call of Duty

No, this Call of Duty Mountain Dew and Doritos promotion isn't fake


Everything about it sure does seem like it's a parody of itself, though
Aug 26
// Brittany Vincent
Mountain Dew and Doritos have teamed up with Activision for the release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. With the new "Fuel Up for Battle" promotion, gamers in select markets around the world will have the opportunity to cu...
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Minecraft

Check out these LEGO Minecraft sets


It's almost a LEGO inception!
Aug 20
// Brittany Vincent
Information on two sets that are a part of LEGO's new Minecraft minifigure scale sets have surfaced. The Cave Set will feature a zombie and spider, a TNT crate, pickaxe, a chest of bread, and Steve. It will center around a c...
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The Grid

The Grid is the Goodwill's specialized gaming concept store


...and I really wish I were there right now
Aug 20
// Brittany Vincent
The Grid is a special denomination of Goodwill that opened up in Charlotte, North Carolina and caters to gamers and collectors. In other words, this ain't your grandma's Goodwill. You won't find vintage T-shirts or tacky over...
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Persona 4 Arena

These Persona 4 Arena clothing items are expensive and not that cool-looking


The shirts look like iron-on transfers, actually
Aug 15
// Brittany Vincent
Harajuku's LHP fashion shop is displaying a line of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax-themed apparel and accessories, and it's all extremely expensive (6,000 yen/$58.50 for a t-shirt) and pretty ugly at that. Dengeki brings us a caval...
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Pokémon

Claim your Poké Ball Pattern Vivillon in Pokémon X/Y while you can


It's being distributed in celebration of a new online Pokémon store
Aug 06
// Jordan Devore
I didn't get into collecting all of the uniquely-patterned Vivillons in Pokemon X/Y but I did quite like that one with the Poké Ball design that was given out earlier this year in France. (And I don't think it was a si...
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Angry Birds

Artist files suit against pet toy company over Angry Birds trademark


Welcome to the confusing world of copyrights and trademarks
Aug 06
// Brittany Vincent
Years before the Angry Birds videogame franchise took the world by storm, pet accessory maker Hartz partnered with Seattle artist Juli Adams to release a line of cat toys going by the name of Angry Birds. A lawsuit filed by A...
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Nintendo

Jakks Pacific plans articulated Nintendo figure line


You too can now put your favorite Nintendo characters into compromising positions
Aug 05
// Brittany Vincent
Jakks Pacific plans to expand its Nintendo line, which started with Micro Land versions of some of your favorite Nintendo characters. Initial offerings will include a 4-inch Mario, Yoshi, and Link, and a 6-inch Bowser and Don...
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Taiko Drum Master

Spice up your 3DS XL with these Taiko Drum Master cases


I'd prefer a new game, but these are fine too
Aug 04
// Brittany Vincent
These Taiko Drum Master (Taiko no Tatsujin) pouches are extremely cute, but there's got to be a limit to the amount of cases, pouches, sleeves, and portfolios I need for my 3DS XL. I think I might make an exception for these ...
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GayStation 4

The GayStation 4 was purchased at a high price


Obligatory 'I'd buy that for a dollar' joke here
Aug 04
// Brittany Vincent
The GayStation 4, as you may remember from last week, has finally been sold for a whopping 28,300kr, or roughly $4,105. That's a lot of money raised in the name of The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgende...
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NFL 15

Kids are gonna open up Happy Meals to find NFL 15 toys soon


'Just gimme the toys, bro, and no one will get hurt!'
Aug 04
// Brittany Vincent
File this one under "news I never thought I'd hear." The last Happy Meal rotation saw a group of toys that you all probably thought I'd never shut up about, but the next set is even stranger. Yowling children zipping aro...
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Senran Kagura 2

This Senran Kagura 2 corn puff snack promotion is just as risque as you'd expect


Can corn puff snacks be risque?
Aug 01
// Brittany Vincent
Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson has featured collaborations recently with restaurant items based off the many Pair Battle characters seen in-game, and now more have sprang up. Just like a certain something else that you guys li...
Persona Q photo
Persona Q

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth minifigs are on their way


As if I needed to spend any more money
Jul 28
// Brittany Vincent
According to eagle-eyed Twitter user @Bo_deWindt, there's a Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth mini figure set on the horizon. Unfortunately, there aren't any real details regarding which figures we can expect to see or prici...
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GayStation 4

Buy this GayStation 4 and support a Swedish LGBT organization


Wish the rainbow was a little less subdued
Jul 28
// Brittany Vincent
No, this isn't a homophobic slur or a slight against PlayStation. This is a customized rainbow console created in support of pride week in Sweden from retailer Webhallen, via CVG. It's being auctioned off to support The Swedi...
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Mario Kart 8

This Bowser Mario Kart toy had a major facelift


Still hasn't had as much plastic surgery as any old reality TV star
Jul 28
// Brittany Vincent
I've been covering these Mario Kart Happy Meal toys far too long now. I see them in my sleep sometimes. And despite having ventured to McDonald's a few days a week in the mornings before work to check the inventory, I've only...
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So hardback for these guides
A new Amazon listing has confirmed that both Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors will be receiving hardcovers guides published by Prima Games. The Hyrule Warriors guide will feature a bonus section with behind-the-scenes material...

Lego Batman 3 photo
Lego Batman 3

Preorder Lego Batman 3 anywhere but Best Buy for a physical reward


I'll go for the Batgirl keychain, personally
Jul 14
// Brittany Vincent
Following the abhorrent trend of announcing different preorder bonuses across different retailers is Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, which is shipping with six different doodads depending on where you go. Fortunately, it's not ...
Mario  photo
Mario

Put up an entire level of Mario on your walls with these decals


Nintendo Power-Ups are pretty slick-looking
Jul 14
// Brittany Vincent
If you find yourself in need of some new Mario decor for your place, why not check out this line of Nintendo Power-Ups by Blik? Ranging from Mario to Bowser, each decal is printed on-demand and allow you to move them from pla...
Mario Kart 8 photo
Mario Kart 8

Luigi's death stare is still strong with these Mario Kart 8 toy displays


#TOOSTRONK
Jul 14
// Brittany Vincent
Ever since I originally posted about those Mario Kart 8 toys at McDonald's, I've been meaning to get out to one and pick up one of them, but I have yet to do so. In the event you've been trying to figure out whether or not y...

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