In this episode of Pregame Discharge: SkateBIRD is coming to Switch and gamer socks are a thing!

Game on, fellow sitting enthusiasts!

While Lyle continues to scoff at doing anything physical, here’s what’s been happening in video games this past week:

  • SkateBIRD is coming to Nintendo Switch!
  • Puma is introducing the world to gamer socks
  • Hellblade 2 was announced and so much more!

I never understood why energy drink brands sponsored MLG events or certain streamers. The correlation between energy drinks and playing video games always just seemed so bizarre to me. I tend to crash pretty hard after a few hours with that much caffeine, so, the thought of Twitch streamers playing games upwards of 12 hours a day and having an energy drink sponsor always seemed baffling.

But, the idea of “gamer” branded foods (remember Gamer Grub?) with supposed beneficial ingredients always sounded like a really interesting concept. Imagine an entire diet plan dedicated to folks who play games for long periods of time? I think that could be genuinely interesting. Much more so than gamer socks, anyway.

Discharged question of the week: have you ever purchased any gamer branded clothing or items? Did it benefit in any way?

Dan Roemer
Local video person. I've been enjoying and dabbling in Destructoid since 2014, became staff in 2017, co-hosted Podtoid, and my spirit animal is that of wild garbage. Disclosure: I backed Shenmue 3 on Kickstarter and I'm a current Patreon supporter of Nextlander, NoClip, and Mega64.