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Hong Kong gets Gran Turismo 5 Prologue before the USA

By Spencer . December 17, 2007 . 8:43pm

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is old news for Japan and most of the world. It’s on the Japanese PlayStation store for anyone with 4,500 yen ($45) in their account to download. But if Japanese isn’t your forte and you can read Chinese perhaps the Asian version is a better bet. Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong […]

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Stylin’ with Shiren

By Spencer . December 6, 2007 . 11:27am

In only a few months, Japan gets to play a brand new Chunsoft dungeon RPG starring Shiren, the mysterious wanderer. Are you excited? Sega thinks so because Shiren is coming out in a number of different bundles. I’ll skip through the smaller ones and jump straight to the most expensive one, the DX Pack. For […]

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Video game inspired skateboards fuel the funds of a children’s hospital

By Spencer . October 22, 2007 . 9:17am

Next Level Games, the developers of the Mario Strikers series, is doing something for the greater good that isn’t getting much attention. To celebrate their fifth anniversary some of their artists created skateboards based on popular video games. All of the decks are currently in a silent auction and the proceeds are going to the […]

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Devil May Swag

By Spencer . September 13, 2007 . 4:39pm

Ryu Kazama sent over (thanks!) a few pictures of Kotobukiya’s Devil May Cry figures. The Dante and Vergil figures are looking sharp, but they are quite expensive. The Vergil figure goes for 8,190 yen ($71) when it comes out this December. Also coming soon are a bunch of Devil May Cry 4 shirts and jewelry […]

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The Playstation’s golden gun

By Spencer . September 12, 2007 . 9:58am

Working Designs was known for their elaborate goodies and their Elemental Gearbolt Assasin’s Case is one of the more pricey pieces of Playstation Swag. At E3 ’98 Working Designs held an Elemental Gearbolt tournament where fifty winners won the mock gun carrying case. Packaged inside the suitcase was a copy of the game, a red […]

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Pre-order Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker, get a pull out map

By Spencer . August 30, 2007 . 12:40pm

Square-Enix is giving people who pre-order Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker a dangling DS charm. But wait there’s more! (said in an infomercial voice) The tool contains a map that you have to presumably fold out to get access to, which doubles as a screen cleaner. Somehow I don’t think this is going to get Dragon […]

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Square-Enix swag sold early at Comic-Con

By Spencer . July 25, 2007 . 10:28pm

Remember all the goods that are going to be online at the Square-Enix store? Some of them are going to be sold during Comic-Con before the store officially opens. Lulu’s stuffed moogle, Kingdom Hearts figures and the Knights of the Round summon will be available to purchase at the Square-Enix booth. I was told the […]

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Jak and Daxter… zen like?

By Spencer . July 24, 2007 . 7:01am

Publishers produce interesting swag to promote their games and Gamesniped seems to find all of it. Usually it’s something related to the game like the syringe pens Atlus passed out at this past E3. Deviating from the trend is the promotional tabletop zen rock garden for Jak and Daxter the Precursor Legacy complete with a […]

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Pre-order Dewy’s Adventure, get Dewy

By Spencer . June 29, 2007 . 10:56am

To promote Konami’s Gamestop is giving away a Dewy plush to everyone who pre-orders the game before it is released this fall. The tiny version of Dewy is about 20 centimeters tall and it is the same pre-order gift that Konami is giving out in Japan.   Also Konami updated the Japanese Dewy’s Adventure site […]

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Ryu Hayabusa’s training sword

By Spencer . June 27, 2007 . 3:47pm

Gamesniped who always has a multitude of interesting video game auctions found someone is selling one of three wooden swords signed by Itakagi, the creator of Ninja Gaiden. The custom sword was a prize in the Ninja Gaiden Master Tournament Tecmo and you had to be in the top three to earn it. Remember how […]

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Monster Hunter and the plush toy

By Spencer . June 19, 2007 . 9:07am

Capcom is going to release Monster Hunter Freedom 2 in September and there is some swag if you pre-order the game. If you reserve the game at Gamestop you get a bonus Watermelon Pet Poogie. Last year Capcom had a similar promotion with Monster Hunter Freedom where everyone that reserved the game also got a […]

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The Resident Evil iPod

By Spencer . May 31, 2007 . 6:00am

  Capcom has released lots of Resident Evil swag over the years, but this iPod nano with an engraved S.T.A.R.S. logo has to be one of the rarest. The only way to get this iPod was to use a JCB card in Japan and spend more than 100,000 yen ($822) in three months. Then you […]

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Eternal Sonata swag just for the USA

By Spencer . May 30, 2007 . 2:59am

The limited edition Eternal Sonata Xbox 360 bundle superficially looks nice, but beyond the custom box there isn’t anything special about it. The real Eternal Sonata swag is coming to Gamestop, if you preorder it.   Pre-order Eternal Sonata and upon purchase, receive one of five custom designed XB360 faceplates for your system! Valued at […]

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Limited edition Cooking Mama lunchbox found in Hong Kong

By Spencer . May 22, 2007 . 6:56am

I totally forgot about this e-mail Kurt sent me until I was cleaning up my archives, but when Kurt was travelling around Hong Kong he noticed a Cooking Mama promotion taking place at Harbour City. He explains,   Harbour City is this retardedly huge and really fancy mall next to the waterfront in Kowloon. Like […]

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Capcom’s limited edition Resident Evil: Umbrella chronicles swag

By Spencer . May 17, 2007 . 12:44pm

  The Biohazard Umbrella aluminum box comes with: a game software case, two keys (to lock the box), an original box, instructions, caution tape and tags. It doesn’t come with the game and it isn’t a limited edition version of Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles. It’s Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles box that looks like it can […]