Swag Report: The Box


No, this post has nothing to do with the new Cameron Diaz flick. However, I did just receive this mysterious brown box stamped with a wax insignia. So what’s inside? Let’s find out…

It’s a Dragon Age: Origins swag box! Rattling around inside the straw-filled box is everything I need to properly review the game as a Grey Warden, including a copy of the game on PS3, a sealed letter explaining my duties as the world’s savior, and a red pouch containing a potion (along with another small letter) which I’m assuming is supposed to be darkspawn blood I’m supposed to drink as some sort of Grey Warden initiation (guess I’ll find out when I play the game).

I’ve posted some pictures below, along with the contents of the letters for those interested.

Letter #1:

You are a Grey Warden, and the only one who can save this world.

Your order has stood, time and again, against the endless hordes of the light and the Archdemon that leads them. If there is to be victory, it will have to be wrested from the squabbling lords whose petty ambitions have shattered the land. We must stand united, whatever the cost.

Friends and lovers may fall. Noble people may die so that others might live.

Hard decisions, yet you must make them, and you must bear the weight of the consequences.

Yet it’s not important how you will be remembered.

What’s important is that there is a world left to remember at all.

Letter #2 (with potion):

Each Grey Warden must drink of that which would destroy us.

Some master the blood of the darkspawn, some perish.

Will you test your strength against corruption itself?

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Matt Litten is the full-time editor and owner of VGBlogger.com. He is responsible for maintaining the day to day operation of the site, editing all staff content before it is published, and contributing regular news, reviews, previews and other articles. Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website BonusStage.com. After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found VGBlogger.com. After a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez, Matt assumed full ownership over VGBlogger, and to this day he is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary!