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Old 05-17-03, 04:18 PM
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So... which companies had the best "free crap" at E3 this year???

Who gave out the best freebies this year, and what were they?

What did the big guys (PS2, xbox, etc) give out to the Working Press at their news confrences?

I know at E3's of the past I got some cool stuff as a writer, but I haven't heard if anything great was given out this year.

Were there any freebies that people were just going ape-**** over?
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Everything was crap this year...
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Maybe the Mario Kart shirts? Seriously, nothing that great.
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nope, nothing great. some shirts and what not.
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The one item I wanted more then anything.. I didn't get.

a Half life 2 shirt.


I got all the Nvdia shirts, a hack sign shirt and all this other stuff but I wasn't able to get a damn half life 2 shirt because they ran out by the morning of day 3.


sooo.. if anyon wants to trade a Half-Life2 shirt, give me a e-mail.
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The coolest things i got were:
Mini remote control car
Promotional computer mouse for "Cat in the hat" The bottom part is see through with some type of lyquid, and the hat floating around.
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I wanted a Half-Life 2 shirt as well. I ended up getting a Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon shirts. All I wanted was a Half-Life 2 shirt. Is that too much to ask?
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Originally posted by Trigger
I wanted a Half-Life 2 shirt as well. I ended up getting a Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon shirts. All I wanted was a Half-Life 2 shirt. Is that too much to ask?
Already on fleabay.
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Originally posted by Icon769
The coolest things i got were:
Mini remote control car
Promotional computer mouse for "Cat in the hat" The bottom part is see through with some type of lyquid, and the hat floating around.
that sounds interesting. who was giving that away?
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Universal was giving away the mice. they were pretty cool and were being handed out on the hour every hour.
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Cool, lucky you to get one
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Oh btw, check your email Jack, I emailed you
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So... which companies had the best "free crap" at E3 this year???

It's hard to say, these are the ones I saw...

nvidia T-shirts for getting 8 stamps on a "passport"; they had 12 different designs.

Half-life 2 T-shirt. Didn't get one either.

Bandai had dot Hack 3.0 "Outbreak" and 4.0 "Quarntine" T-shirts. You get one after completing a mini grunty race.

DOA volleyballs. The "live" DOA girls were tossing them out after the end of their fashion show. Tecmo also handed out Monster Rancher 4 frisbees.

Nintendo had the Mario Kart Double Dash T-shirts, as well as protective carrying case for GBA SPs. Got 2 of each.

Sony gave away Gran Turismo 4 T-shirts and hats for test driving the game.

Blizzard had World of Warcraft shirts and T-shirts, Starcraft: Ghost T-shirts, and Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne T-shirts. Never figured out how people got these...

NCSoft gave away comics and T-shirts for "City of Heroes".

Wing mask and Keychain of helmet for the Korean MMORPG "MU".

Capcom gave away mini action figures of Maximo, with detachable sword and shield.

Eidos had these boxes of candy/mints laying around, showing the upcoming games.

And a bunch of companies gave away posters as well...
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I got an American Idol t-shirt but didn't get a half life 2 one either.
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all the stuff mentioned above plus:
a rise of nations lunchbox signed by brian reynolds. got there early on friday before the line started to get it.
i also didnt get a halflife tshirt, line too long and I really didnt care that much.
what I thought was nifty:
a mini kirby on a moving star toy
a pack of many foam planes size of a deck of cards
I got a huge banner for a 16 player online fighting game
a coffee mug and tshirt for wish (MMORPG)

thats all i can think of
overall the swag this year was pretty bad. last year I made out like nobody's business.
I'm going next year (since its the 10th anniversary) but it will probably be my last year going

off -topic: did anybody go to the nvidia party? i did
thats pretty much the highlight for me. I never get to go to the kewl parties. I finally got to go to one
yay me!

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My favorite swag this year:

-Tony Hawk: Underground(T.H.U.G.) t-shirt

-Gamespot Complete To Go Volume 1 DVD

-The Suffering poster autographed by Stan Winston

-Everquest: Online Adventures(yes Sony was actually giving this out)

-Soul Calibur 2 t-shirt(for entering the tournament)

-PSM pack(the June issue, poster, PSM badge with neckstrap)

-M.U.S.C.L.E. figure keychain(brings back memories)

I tried to get into the Sony party this year(i know one of the reps demoing the games), but no luck. However, Tommy Tallarico, game music composer and of G4tv invited my friends and I to a party for G.A.N.G.(Gaming Audio Network Guild). A nice little get together for his friends and business associates that turned into a jam session with him and a few musicians. We left a little early but was thankful for the invite.

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Originally posted by C-Killer Redux
-M.U.S.C.L.E. figure keychain(brings back memories)
Don't mean to be picky, but the Ultimate Muscle figurine is actually a cellphone ornament strap rather than a keychain. At least, that's how mine was.
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Yeah, you're right. I haven't opened it yet.
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cool, sounds like there was some good stuff. At least to someone who has never been to E3 before, hehe
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Just remembered a few more...

After 4PM on Friday, both Action Replay and Brady were giving away what they had on display. I missed the Action Replay giveaway by 30 seconds. And did not bother with the strategy guide giveaway from Brady, as most could be had for a penny at BB.
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I want a volleyball and a mouse, I command you all to give them to me

Please?

lol
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There was also a cool Metal Gear Solid portfolio with bios of the 3 creative minds behind Twin Snakes: Ryuhei Kitamura(director of Versus), Hideo Kojima, and Silicon Knights. A Boktai sunlight sensitive promo card, a Snake Eater promo folder, and a paper model set that when completed forms The Metal Gear Rex from Twin Snakes.
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God damn it. I didn't get a metal gear solid portfolio

The booth was actually pretty annoying for any sort of press kit. damn damn damn.

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