Everyone’s handing out free stuff at PAX, but here are the things you should actively seek out.
You already pay to get in to PAX, so you deserve something for all the work it takes to walk around and look at stuff. These seven companies how tiring that experience can be, so they’re aiming to make dropping by worth your while.
Cotton Candy | Kirby
What foodstuff to better represent the sickly sweet ball of fluff than cotton candy? Nintendo was handing out the carnival treat near their demo stations.
Chocolate Chip Cookies | Good Old Games
Good Old Games was handing out cookies. And not just any cookies — fressh-baked cookies. They had an oven at the booth, and two grannies sitting in rockers knitting. It was like visiting grandma’s house…if you’re grandma was also a hardcore gamer with a selection of awesome classic games.
Swag Bag | PAX
Sure, this one’s cheating; pretty much everyone who comes gets a swag bag. And for the most part it’s full of useless filler. But there are always a few diamonds in the bag: a League Legends promo code, and a tasty fortune cookie.
Trading Cards | Word Fighter
While trading cards themselves are plentiful on the show floor, these are special because of how big this game is going to get. Think Words With Friends mixed with Puzzle Fighter…these things are going to be collector’s items one day.
Night at the Inventory | Telltale
If you like Poker, it’s hard not to recommend Night at the Inventory. Telltale was handing out codes to download the game for free on PC!
League of Legends Skins
Show that you leave the house sometimes in this DotA-style online game by showing off these avatar skins that, so far, have only been made available here.
T-Shirts | Everyone
There are a lot of t-shirts being handed out at PAX. Most of the suck. But beyond the obvious startegy of looking for t-shirts related to game’s your excited about there are three t-shirt desgins you should actively seek out: BioShock Infinite, Shadow of the collossus, and Ico. Shame tarps you can be proud of.