There's loads of reasons why we love writing about video games. More often than not they're great fun, and it actually pays the bills, too. But one of the best things about it is mountains of cool stuff we get sent by games publishers publicising their new titles. Whenever large packages arrive at VideoGamer.com HQ they always bring the office to a complete standstill. As copies of Gears of War 2, Fallout 3 and Killzone 2 are tossed aside, fights break out over who gets what in the swag stakes. Whether it's a cool t-shirt or something far more unique, arguments are put forward as to why certain people should get certain items, before Tom pulls rank, takes the good stuff, and, with a maniacal laugh dishes out the 'with compliments' slip as a consolation prize. With this in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to round up the best promotional swag the games industry has found it in its heart to send over our way in 2008. Here's to swag, and better swag in 2009.
Rabbids on the loose
Of all the shirts we've received this year, this Rabbids t-shirt from Ubisoft has to be the cutest, and perhaps the one we'd be most willing to wear in public if for some reason our wardrobe of high fashion items ran dry. We're not fashion experts, but the artwork here is excellent and sure to turn a few heads, and not just of our fellow gaming geek mates. Just in case we hadn't seen enough of the Rabbids, Ubisoft also sent over some little figurines - now adorning various desks inside VideoGamer.com HQ.