Category Archives: Stuff
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 | 22:18 BST
It was bound to happen eventually: Clueless Gamer Conan O’Brien has filmed his session with a game always on one of those “Worst Games of All Time” lists, and one which even has its own purported landfill. That’s right. Conan’s latest segment on games is the Atari 2600′s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. See how he fared with it below.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 | 03:10 BST
Allan Alcorn, the creator of Pong, is one of the key creatives behind a new smartphone-augmented party game on Kickstarter. Seriously isn’t precisely a video game – the companion app provides AR features for the physical cards – but since Alcorn is such an important part of the industry’s history, we have to give it a little nod here. Alcorn created Pong as part of a training exercise set by Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, and it went ont to become the first widely-recognised arcade game, popularising video games in mainstream culture.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 | 03:44 BST
Merchandise isn’t easy for an indie like Romino, which is why it’s very pleased to announce a collectible miniature of Clunk, one of the most popular characters from its side-view MOBA, Awesomenauts. Now available for pre-order at Game Toys, the €24 vinyl figure needs 1,000 pre-purchases to go into production. See a video and some photos of the proposed figure through the break.
Sat, Jun 01, 2013 | 22:43 BST
Fuel Industries, a Canadian game developer, has been given a permit from the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico, to excavate the landfill where Atari reportedly buried many, many copies of E.T. and other broken or unsalable merchandise back in 1983.
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.