Tokyo Game Show is as much about going shopping as it is playing games. Most of the major game publishers have two booths at TGS: One with game demos, and one selling merch. Some of it’s available elsewhere in Japan, some of it’s only available here. And most of it is really cool.
The next statue in First 4 Figures' Sega All-Stars line is a character from a game too good for a proper sequel. NiGHTS Into Dreams was perfect, and the statue follows suit.
This is cool: Boomslank make anime-inspired gear that's not from any particular anime, so you can express your love of space jets and giant robots without needing to be totally up to speed on every series' variation of every space jet or giant robot.
Kratos. Now there's a rage-filled video game character for you. Just look at him, perched there, glaring through the screen. He doesn't even have limbs and I'm still scared he's gonna come beat me up.
When you play video games as an adult, you have a lot of moments when you find yourself wishing you could be a kid again. Like this morning, when I came across a reversible Super Mario-themed backpack I would have worn until the straps fell off and my teacher asked me: "Shouldn't you have graduated at this point?"
There was a time you couldn't board an airplane without seeing at least a half dozen Game Boys. That time has come again, thanks to Think Geek's Travel Boy carry-on luggage.
It is our sunshine — our only sunshine. It makes us happy when skies are grey. Then it shoots us, but only because we dared love this $325, lighted, motion-sensing, sound producing Portal 2 turret replica too much.
Most professional press attending E3 avoid going overboard on grabbing "swag". It's unprofessional (plus it's usually tacky anyways!). For many fansites and retail reps, though, E3 is as much about the race to collect free t-shirts as it is to play some new games. For some of those, it's then also a race to get the…
The fine folks at Jinx have rolled out a fresh batch of Valve products, featuring some amazing Portal 2 shirts and a pair of underwear that you'll need to incinerate to earn your freedom.
Review copies of Madden NFL 13 arrived today. EA Sports usually sends out funny premiums with its review guides, like it did with a yardage book for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13. This year, they included a quarterback wristband—the kind you see Peyton Manning or Aaron Rodgers flipping up and staring at during a two-minute…
First THQ's media relations folks send me a furry hat that's too small for my head. Now they've signed my death warrant.
They thought they were doing the right thing. They figured at least one adult in my household would have a normal-sized head. They thought wrong, and a child suffered.
On the second day of Comic-Con my true love let me buy... a ton of relatively useless but shiny and pretty things. You may have survived day one but nothing can prepare you for Comic-Con Swag Day Two: The Swaggening.
The 2012 San Diego Comic-Con officially starts today, following a preview night filled with the sweating of backs and the exchanging of cash for pretty things. Let's see what I've picked up so far.
My first purchase at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 was not an expensive action figure, a sexy statue or a pretty pony. It was a simple set of six buttons based on a children's television show. And they are so cool.
Gaming Heads, the creators of fine Team Fortress 2 statuary, opens the valve on its new Portal 2 line with this gorgeous 16-inch turret replica, ready to fill speaking and non-speaking roles in your home security regime, depending on how much you're willing to invest.
I travel light when I travel to E3 and I travel light when I return home. People are under the impression that it's one ginormous swagfest for anyone fortunate enough to attend, and I do see a fair amount of those ridiculous bags you see at cons, the ones that stretch armpit to calf, stuffed with posters and freebies.…
Look, I know there's a very vocal segment of our readership that doesn't appreciate the warmth and humor of My Little Pony. What if we changed them to something else? Something a bit more... Final Fantastic?
Early this morning a delivery person showed up at my door with shocking news: HITLER BEGINS WAR ON RUSSIA. Either that was the world's most delinquent paper boy, or THQ really wants us to get excited about Company of Heroes 2.
Damn society, always trying to put the safety of the many above the enjoyment of a few. That's why we can't have real Portal 2 turrets scattered about our homes, monitoring and usually protecting our valuables and loved ones. Thanks the amazing things retailer ThinkGeek we can now at least own an inflatable…