Category Archives: Stuff
Thu, May 09, 2013 | 10:26 BST
A group of Toronto film students have put together an impressive-looking short film offering a glimpse into the world of Bioshock – and it has everything you’d expect.
Thu, May 09, 2013 | 08:41 BST
The trilogy may be over and the next game may be a way off, but Bioware continues to put out a steady stream of Mass Effect merchandise – and has today revealed a new replica pistol that will go on sale via its online store.
Tue, May 07, 2013 | 05:38 BST
Irrational Games has finally capitalised on BioShock Infinite’s true merchandising potential by crafting the thing we’re been dying for since day one: Songbird plushies.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 | 09:40 BST
Brenna just hit hour six of her ninth Skyrim playthrough attempt. Meanwhile, a pile of unfinished and even unopened games sits staring accusingly from a dusty shelf.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 02:22 BST
Harmonix has reinstated its RockBand.com, DanceCentral.com and HarmonixMusic.com servers following last weekend’s hack. You should now be able to log in and change your passwords. In related news, the company has begin selling merchandise via an online store; this stuff was previously only available at special events and trade shows.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 08:43 BST
McFarlane toys will release a 9″ figure of the Didact, Halo 4′s villain, in September. GameInformer reports the oversized-foe comes with a bundled code to unlock exclusive content in the Xbox 360 exclusive, but there’s no word on what kind of material it provides. However, if you need something to put the fear into your GI Joes, this seems a safe bet.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 02:04 GMT
Irrational Games is offering $2 standard shipping on all domestic US orders, including bulky items like the skyhook and Columbia concept statue. International shipping has also been discounted by up to $10 per order. Visit the store to fill your life with BioShock-flavoured items before BioShock Infinite launches on March 26 and swallows you whole.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | 22:47 GMT
Oh hey! Do you like stuff? I like stuff. Bethesda has launched an online store for the purpose of displaying such stuff, and you can obtain it through a simple currency transaction. Featured stuff includes clothing, barware, jewellery, and collectibles, and many of Bethesda’s top brands are represented, notably Dishonored, The Elder Scrolls and Fallout. My birthday is only 10 months away if you are eyeing off this hoodie.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 | 22:38 GMT
Gaming Heads have created a 16-inch statuette of one possible version of the Dragonborn protagonist from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It costs $300 for the standard edition, limited to 1000 copies, and $330 for one with a fireball in his hands that lights up, limited to 500 copies. These will ship late this year. Pretty pictures of these inside.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 | 05:46 GMT
Journey is one year old this week, and to celebrate, thatgamecompany is hosting a sale on its online store. Save about $9 buy picking up a shirt, pack of art cards, and soundtrack for just $25. Shirts are available in women’s and unisex cuts.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 | 01:33 GMT
If you’re interested in highly-skilled play you certainly won’t do yourself a disservice by visiting SpeedRunsLive. A hub of livestream broadcasters, SpeedRunsLives highlights users attempting to break personal and global records in particular sections or entire play-throughs of games, whether by practised skill and knowledge or clever exploits. It’s a whole new level of play and definitely worth a look if you’ve got time to kill.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 | 01:18 GMT
USAopoly has licensed a bunch of gaming properties for classic board game spin-offs.
Thu, Feb 07, 2013 | 23:26 GMT
Assassin’s Creed is to spawn a line of seven action figures thanks to a licensing deal with McFarlane Toys. Two figures have been announced so far – Haytham Kenway and Connor. Connor’s figure will come in two forms – a traditional Assassin’s garb and his Ratonhnhaké:ton outfit from the upcoming Tyranny of King George DLC. Each will stand about six inches tal with 25 points of articulation, and come with a code for exclusive Assassin’s Creed DLC. The figures will debut at the International Toy Fair show, which runs February 10-13 in New York. Expect them in stores in Australia, Canada, Mexico, new Zealand, South America and the US, for approximately $15-$17.
Sun, Feb 03, 2013 | 22:14 GMT
EA is offering pre-orders on a Dead Space-branded watch.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 | 00:41 GMT
The Secret World developer Funcom has teamed up with We Love Fine to offer a range of licensed merchandise. The current catalog includes messenger bags, shirts and a hoodie, branded with logos representing organisations and locations, with more to come soon. The shirts are only available in men’s cuts right now, which is handy because if I buy another t-shirt a black hole will open in my wardrobe. Also, VG247′s chosen faction, the Templar, is mysteriously under-represented. I call shenanigans, Illuminati.
Mon, Jan 07, 2013 | 22:27 GMT
PopCap and Hasbro have teamed up to turn Bejeweled and Bejeweled Blitz into face-to-face games. Polygon reports Bejeweled will task players with matching tiles and come with a download code for Bejeweled 3, while Bejeweled Blitz requires the rapid creation of card stacks and comes with free in-app items for the Facebook game. It’s not the weirdest board game the industry has produced; have you seen Words with Friends? Ha ha, gosh.
Fri, Jan 04, 2013 | 02:50 GMT
Namco is hoping to create a “restaurant-centered, destination entertainment concept”, an evolution of its traditional arcade business.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 | 23:15 GMT
Epic has opened a new online storefront, shilling its wares directly to the public. Gears of War, Bulletstorm, Jazz Jackrabbit, Infinity Blade and the upcoming Fortnite are all represented, and as well as your favourite properties, there’s also Unreal Engine and general Epic studio-branded gear. Available merchandise includes t-shirts and hoodies (none in women’s fits, unfortunately), artwork and pre-orders for an upcoming coffee mug. Epic isn’t the first to open a storefront of this kind; Ubisoft and BioWare both front similar initiatives, for example.
Thu, Sep 13, 2012 | 11:29 BST
Yes, you read that right. To celebrate the launch of Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Namco Bandai has partnered with Frith St. Tattoo studio to offer five die-hard, UK-based Tekken fans the chance to be inked with an image of their favourite beat ‘em up. Remember, kids: tattoos are permanent.
Mon, Sep 03, 2012 | 15:20 BST
NCsoft’s Cat Channon and seven other games trade bods cycled from gamescom to Brighton last month, covering over 500km. You can watch a PlayStation Access documentary of it below. The gruelling charity effort raised over £10,000 for GamesAid, leaving a broken, happy team on Brighton beach after three days in the saddle. You can donate here, if you haven’t already.