Swag Archive

  • A Cut Above – The Arc Rise Fantasia Guide to JRPG Hairstyles

    A Cut Above – The Arc Rise Fantasia Guide to JRPG Hairstyles

    Spiky, bright-colored hairdos are a JRPG staple, so it shouldn’t be news to anyone that the characters in new Wii JRPG Arc Rise Fantasia are defined as individuals by how they wear their hair. Alongside the review copy of Arc Rise Fantasia I received today […]

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  • Swag Report: Dead Space 2 Mystery Mailing

    Swag Report: Dead Space 2 Mystery Mailing

    Dead Space 2 has officially gone viral. Earlier in the week, this mysterious envelope arrived in my mailbox from Visceral Games. Inside, there’s a Rorschach inkblot test, which to me looks like Isaac Clarke’s iconic mask merging with a Necromorph, and a psychiatric evaluation of […]

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  • A Toast to Final Fantasy XIII

    A Toast to Final Fantasy XIII

    One final piece of Final Fantasy XIII swag was delivered today: a classy champagne glass to toast the game’s launch. Salud! And here’s a close-up shot…

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  • Swag Report: Final Fantasy XIII Character Plaques

    Swag Report: Final Fantasy XIII Character Plaques

    Along with an invite to the March 8th Final Fantasy XIII launch party, today Square Enix also sent over a neat pair of character plaques replicating PSICOM (Public Safety and Information Command) case file profiles on lead characters Lightning and Snow. They are made of […]

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  • Mysterious Heavy Rain Review Kit Unboxed

    Mysterious Heavy Rain Review Kit Unboxed

    The Fed-Ex guy made a surprise delivery here Wednesday afternoon. Expecting to find perhaps a couple other titles that should hopefully be coming in soon (like MAG, White Knight Chronicles, Shadow of Destiny, etc.), I discovered the mysterious Heavy Rain package pictured above.

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  • Swag Report: Final Fantasy XIII Holiday Card and Cookies

    Swag Report: Final Fantasy XIII Holiday Card and Cookies

    Check out the Final Fantasy XIII themed holiday care package that landed on my doorstep earlier this afternoon, courtesy of Square Enix’s PR team. Contents include a holiday greeting card, a box of 13 cookies iced with the number “XIII” and a folder with some […]

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  • Swag Report: Buzz! Fake Suit T-Shirt

    Swag Report: Buzz! Fake Suit T-Shirt

    Looky here! Now I can dress up just like Buzz — everyone’s favorite video game quiz show host — while playing my early copy of Buzz! Quiz World, which ships next week for PS3 and PSP (coverage is embargoed until Monday, so check back then […]

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  • Swag Report: Ninja Gaiden, Beaterator and Soulcalibur

    Swag Report: Ninja Gaiden, Beaterator and Soulcalibur

    Pulled in some nice swag this week with the arrivals of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Beaterator and Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny at VGB HQ. Ninja Gaiden came with the 80-page CE book containing a prologue comic, mini-strategy guide and art gallery — and FYI, there’s an […]

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  • Swag Report: Little King’s Story Onii Squishy Figure

    Swag Report: Little King’s Story Onii Squishy Figure

    Got my Little King’s Story review copy in from XSEED yesterday afternoon, and with it came this adorable Onii squishy figure, the same figure you can get for pre-ordering the game prior to its retail launch this Tuesday, July 21. The Onii is described as […]

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  • Swag Report: The inFamous “Guide to Empire City”

    Swag Report: The inFamous “Guide to Empire City”

    Now this is the type of swag I really appreciate. My final review copy of Sony’s new PS3 game inFamous arrived this afternoon, and with it came this stunning, 40-page “Guide to Empire City.” The review guide is loaded with information about the game — […]

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