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
Contributor / Video Editor - 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.