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GIVEAWAYS AT PAX EAST! What did you get???

PXPFANSPXPFANS Registered User new member
If anyone got any sweet giveaways at Pax East 2013 in Boston, please post them here so we can try to get them too!
Missed out on firefall inflatable gun last year and don't want to miss the other awesome stuff this year!

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    JayDfromMAJayDfromMA MARegistered User regular
    There is always some type of sweet swag. I will be keeping a close eye on this thread!

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    gamerman1227gamerman1227 Registered User regular
    I think I mentioned this in a previous thread, but at the New York Comic Con this past year, swag give aways were reduced drastically. Instead of hats and t-shirt, a lot more companies scaled back to posters and hand outs. The companies that were giving was desirable items also made it much more difficut to obtain. Rather than just waiting in line and playing a demo, you'd have to wait in six lines and play six demos. Or if it was a fighting game, only the winner got any swag. It wouldn't surprise me if give aways were scaled way back at PAX this year as well.

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    miker525miker525 New YorkRegistered User regular
    I think I mentioned this in a previous thread, but at the New York Comic Con this past year, swag give aways were reduced drastically. Instead of hats and t-shirt, a lot more companies scaled back to posters and hand outs. The companies that were giving was desirable items also made it much more difficut to obtain. Rather than just waiting in line and playing a demo, you'd have to wait in six lines and play six demos. Or if it was a fighting game, only the winner got any swag. It wouldn't surprise me if give aways were scaled way back at PAX this year as well.

    I noticed that at NYCC as well. I feel like at NYCC it's always harder to get swag though. PAX generally makes it a bit easier to get. You will occasionally have only the winning team gets etc. It's stupid in my opinion but nothing to do about it. I think the big games will give away swag no matter what. If I remember correctly last PAX a lot of the stuff was "if you pre order you get all this stuff" in which case I'd pre-order and then cancel it after PAX if I didn't intend to buy the game

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    AlpineAnticAlpineAntic Registered User regular
    Just got back from the Thread Podcast and Mos Eisley girls bar crawl. Had a blast! Got cool 8 bit sun glasses and a mos eisley girls tshirt!

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    DolarrahDolarrah New JerseyRegistered User regular
    R.A.T M Bluetooth Mouse from Mad Catz

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    thekillermuffinthekillermuffin Registered User new member
    Last year I won the Star Wars Xbox set at the Joystiq podcast last year. Something tells me that I won't have the same kind of luck this year.

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    xilxil New YorkRegistered User regular
    No swag bags yet :(

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    gamerman1227gamerman1227 Registered User regular
    I haven't gotten a swag bag yet, but my skepticism appears to be mostly correct. I see lots of posters and bags, almost no shirts. Lots of booths are giving away nothing.

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    I don't believe Pax has ever been about a ton of swag. First off, a bunch of PAX booths are indie developers and I wouldn't expect a ton of freebies from smaller companies like that. Second, it's an event predominantly for gamers, not industry, so giving away stuff isn't really as beneficial as when your trying to woo industry interest in your product.

    I don't think I've ever been blown away with Pax East gifts...nor have I ever expected to be...

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    gamerman1227gamerman1227 Registered User regular
    I don't believe Pax has ever been about a ton of swag. First off, a bunch of PAX booths are indie developers and I wouldn't expect a ton of freebies from smaller companies like that. Second, it's an event predominantly for gamers, not industry, so giving away stuff isn't really as beneficial as when your trying to woo industry interest in your product.

    I don't think I've ever been blown away with Pax East gifts...nor have I ever expected to be...

    Last year I got more shirts than I'd wear in a lifetime, there was definitely a lot more than there is this year. I'm not complaining, just informing those who might be wondering whats being given out

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    zillabunnyzillabunny Registered User regular
    What is Riot giving out?!? What are some of the shirts?? I want a GW2 shirt and a Riot shirt sooo bad! :)

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    DolarrahDolarrah New JerseyRegistered User regular
    Riot is giving out lanyards an

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    DolarrahDolarrah New JerseyRegistered User regular
    and skin codes, crappy Friday for swag. neverwinter has t-shirti wanted but swag is random, I keep getting a dice bag with chocolates.

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    gamerman1227gamerman1227 Registered User regular
    I dont know what Nintendo was giving out, but it was very limited, each kiosk attendant has about 10 tickets to give out, so if you arent one of the first 50 or so people, you get nothing.

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    LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    Syphilis.

    Happily on Sabbatical. Don't bug me.
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    vicechanvicechan Registered User regular
    It is a tame swag year. The bags are much leaner from last year. Less pins and random goodies. I got the exclusive 8 bit Street Fighter Fan Popularity Poll shirt from the World of Capcom panel. Got some posters from the Capcom booth, including a nice Darkstalkers one. Got nothing for watching the Saints Row IV presentation.

    I'm tempted to preorder ACIV just for the shirt that will go up in value, if the one for III was any indidcation.

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    Sir AurosSir Auros Registered User regular
    How do you get skin codes from Riot? I don't play League, but I have a friend who does and I want to get him a code.

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    If you go to the indiecade booth and spin the wheel, you'll win a free indie game. Go give them some support.

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    purevalpureval Somersworth, NH Registered User regular
    My son was given a real paintball gun from one booth.

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    miker525miker525 New YorkRegistered User regular
    Nvidia was giving out free t-shirts. Other than that I didn't really get anything other then a bunch of pins and little things. Not nearly as much swag as last year. Granted I didn't do too much today. Will have to hit up Riot, Neverwinter and indiecade tomorrow and Sunday. I plan on going to Ubi tomorrow and pre-ordering Watch Dogs, Splinter Cell and AC4 just to get the shirts. Still had a blast today even without the shwag

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    s0vereignTs0vereignT Registered User new member
    Bethesda was giving out free T-shirts to everyone who played Elder Scrolls Online.

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    DJFORCE01DJFORCE01 Registered User regular
    Moga gave out free Pivot Controllers for android smartphones if you show them your android smartphone. Only negative is that they put a star hole punch in your Pax badge. Understandable so people do not abuse their generosity. But just stating as a warning in case anyone collects their Pax badges.

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    s0vereignT wrote: »
    Bethesda was giving out free T-shirts to everyone who played Elder Scrolls Online.

    That line looked about a year long. Not as bad as TOR at least. :)

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    kingjeffkingjeff Malden, MARegistered User regular
    Up in the Kickstarter room, Cards Against Humanity is giving away free PAX East exclusive packs (10 cards maybe).

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    Le_GoatLe_Goat Frechified Goat Person BostonRegistered User regular
    DJFORCE01 wrote: »
    Moga gave out free Pivot Controllers for android smartphones if you show them your android smartphone. Only negative is that they put a star hole punch in your Pax badge. Understandable so people do not abuse their generosity. But just stating as a warning in case anyone collects their Pax badges.
    Those controllers are awesome. Hooked mine up as soon as I could and they definitely making mobile gaming better. If you have an Android device, go visit them. They're in the center of the expo hall, next to Turtle Beach.

    While I agree that being insensitive is an issue, so is being oversensitive.
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    kihukihu Registered User regular
    Last Of Us gives out a shirt for playing their demo, and you get a 'brick' for completing the demo in the allotted 30mins. The line for that was brutal though, waited 2 hours first thing on Friday morning. Nvidia also gives out shirts, SkullCandy gives out neat little necklaces with headphone jacks, Tomb Raider has temp tattoos and if you wear one and show them between 1-4pm, you get a free hardcover comic book. LoL sometimes throws out random swag, scored a cupcake stressball thing. Tearaway gives shirts for liking them on FB or Twitter. Neverwinter has shirts and neat little bottles, but you don't get to choose, your prize is chosen at the end of the demo by the game.

    But yeah, like people have said, swag seems a little lacking this year, especially compared to the haul I got last year. Way less shirt giveaways this time around.

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    gamerman1227gamerman1227 Registered User regular
    Nintendo is giving out the same flimsy vinyl bags everyone is handing out. You have to play 2 of their games and get tickets.

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    Popcap had some nice stuff... I got a walnut hat from pvz a stuffed alien I believe from peggle and a Zuma frog water bottle.

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    EQVEQV Spaceteam Champ 2013 Registered User regular
    WON a wireless keyboard and mouse at the Gigabyte raffle! It's nice, but I am willing to TRADE it for something, so if anyone is in need of a new keyboard and mouse, PM me and maybe we can work something out.

    Also did the Gigabyte PC building contest (wanted to do Newegg but it was so crowded) - not horribly well run, but they gave me a shirt and bottle opener, etc just for participating so I can't complain.

    Whoever won the Digital Storm Bolt PC at 4 PM is one lucky bastard. They look like excellent builds.

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    Rabid DogRabid Dog Registered User regular
    Pop cap seemed to have had the best swag from what I had gathered. They had free zombie head plushes.


    What really annoys the hell out of me is riot doesn't have any new pax exclusive skins. ...they weren't even selling merch... you basically had to stand at their booth all day and have good catching skills to get anything other than a lanyard... was the biggest disappointment of my first pax.

    The best you can get are pretty much the raffles. The rest of the convention makes up for it so much though.

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    BinaryPieBinaryPie Registered User regular
    Le_Goat wrote: »
    DJFORCE01 wrote: »
    Moga gave out free Pivot Controllers for android smartphones if you show them your android smartphone. Only negative is that they put a star hole punch in your Pax badge. Understandable so people do not abuse their generosity. But just stating as a warning in case anyone collects their Pax badges.
    Those controllers are awesome. Hooked mine up as soon as I could and they definitely making mobile gaming better. If you have an Android device, go visit them. They're in the center of the expo hall, next to Turtle Beach.

    Any idea if they'll still have any tomorrow? Sounds pretty excellent.

    Got a nice hat from the hawken booth for signing up for some email stuff. My wife won a key chain from behemoth for their instagram contest. Got pins and a sticker from the bioshock panel.

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    rascalrascal Registered User regular
    I can't vouch for tomorrow, but Moga still had a line going late this afternoon. Your best bet is to line up immediately at their "safe-house" first thing tomorrow morning. They were giving out the controllers for Android tablets including Kindle as well as Android phones. They were also "zombifying" people and had a nice-looking set-up with zombies and fencing, and the folks were super-friendly....and ditto Le Goat, the controllers ARE awesome.

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    rascalrascal Registered User regular
    Mad Catz had contests starting at 5 to give away mice, keyboards etc. We didn't get anything because we arrived late into it. Razer had an impromptu giveaway in the lobby and then outdoors at 3 -- don't know if they will repeat it, but you can ask the Razer reps at the Nvidia booth (Razer did not have their own booth this year). Stuff included packs with keychains etc., hats, hoodies, and a couple of headphones and mice I think. I didn't stick around too long for it, but my children picked up a hat and a couple of small items.

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    GoreySailorGoreySailor Boston, MARegistered User regular
    NVIDIA gave away an insane amount of awesome stuff at their panel! Very exciting!

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    PhyreMatrixPhyreMatrix Registered User new member
    Buttons buttons everywhere!
    Popcap gave me a PvZ hat and a deck of cards.
    Nvidia - t-shirt
    IGN - t-shirt for attending their panel
    Anomaly - t-shirt for playing their demo
    Indiegamestand - Spin a wheel get a free indie game
    Square - demo 4 games + SR4 secret trailer = pin, Hitman mousepad, lanyard
    Everdead - raffle chance to win a copy of their game
    Intel - had snazzy light up pens for downloading their app

    I've been searching for the PAX XP codes but seem to have come up short, and I swear I've been up and down the convention hall.

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    Le_GoatLe_Goat Frechified Goat Person BostonRegistered User regular
    @BinaryPie they were giving them out on both days so far, so my assumption would be Sunday too.

    While I agree that being insensitive is an issue, so is being oversensitive.
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    BinaryPieBinaryPie Registered User regular
    Le_Goat wrote: »
    @BinaryPie they were giving them out on both days so far, so my assumption would be Sunday too.

    Good to know. I'll update this post when I find out either way.

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    XX55XXXX55XX Registered User regular
    I won a power supply at the Nvidia panel yesterday, but gave it to the kid sitting next to me.

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    BinaryPieBinaryPie Registered User regular
    BinaryPie wrote: »
    Le_Goat wrote: »
    @BinaryPie they were giving them out on both days so far, so my assumption would be Sunday too.

    Good to know. I'll update this post when I find out either way.
    They are still giving them out. Not sure how many they've got left, but it looked like a lot.

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