Friday, September 17, 2010

PAX Prime 2010 Swag Report and Giveaway!

Free goodies were more difficult to come by this year than in years past; swag was largely hidden away and coveted, and there were usually requirements to achieve items.  I saw more surveys this year than ever, along with scavenger hunts, punch-cards, and long lines for t-shirts and nylon cinch bags.  For a recession year, though, there was an extravagant amount of free stuff! Check out my Flickr page for a description of all the swag pictured (after cut and right).



Some people walked away with gold:  Intel brought the noise again this year and gave out what sounded like dozens of Core i7 processors, as well as T-shirts, free games and pens. Newegg, nVidia, Kingston and MSI also had some pretty spectacular hardware giveaways, including motherboards, keyboards, mouse pads and apparently nVidia was also giving away tickets to Blizzcon.

There were, of course, a plethora of t-shirts handed out freely or tossed into crowds.  My favorite t-shirt was from the Assassin's Creed III booth, and all I had to do to get it was pre-order the game!  It might be too much for some people just for a free t-shirt, but I'm already so excited for the ACIII release!  Bioware had cool blow-up swords again this year, even bigger than last year, which makes me wonder what they'll do for 2011...

There was a huge amount of other small items as well:  pens, cinch bags, lanyards, mints, a Dead Rising bobblehead, a Duke Nukem belt buckle (pics or it didn't happen!), beta keys, plushies, posters, postcards, and all other kinds of crazy stuff!

Buttons were very popular again this year,  my favorites were mini pins with the Raskulls characters, from the Halfbrick booth (left). 


And if you haven't heard:  those League of Legends promo codes for in-game skins are worth lots of money on Ebay and are in high demand!  Everyone received a card in their swag bag, so don't recycle it yet!  Give it away and make a friend, as my mom tells me (constantly).

What was your favorite swag and where did it come from?  Was there anything you *really* wanted but missed out on?  If you're interested in trading or giving up your swag, check out the PAX Swag Swap thread!

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Pretty Gamer is following Nomad's motherly advice and giving away one League of Legends Jax promo code! All you have to do to win is comment below! We will randomly draw a name from the commenters next Friday, September 24th at 12AM PST. Please be sure that you sign in with an account that includes your email address so that we can reach you.

If you comment, you will receive one entry. You can receive one additional entry by posting a link to our site on twitter or on your blog saying "I just entered Pretty Gamer's PAX Jax code giveaway! Check them out at: http://www.prettygamer.com", and linking to that update in your comment.

Good luck!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED! Winners can be found here.

86 comments:

  1. While I may not be Pretty, I hope I still qualify for the contest. :)

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  2. Fingers Crossed here.

    Posted on my blog aswell:
    http://the-blarg-spot.blogspot.com/2010/09/pretty-gamers-pax-jax-promo-code.html

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  3. but but... It's AC: Brotherhood, AC III wont be out until at least 2012... this is more of a stand alone story.

    Tails is awesome and I do love the AC shirt, should've worn it today...

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  4. I am so sad I didn't get any of the Settlers of Catan plushies. I even was over there playing the game and didn't find out about them until the next day!

    I was very happy with the Dance Central towel I picked up for one of my friends. Not only is she a semi-professional belly dancer but she's really excited about that game. n.n

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  5. Would love to win the PAX Jax! :)

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  6. I'd love to get my hands on a PAX Jax! Thanks in advance Pretty Gamer! Stay Pretty. :3

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  7. Steven, you're right! I didn't fully realize this (or want to) until very recently. I'm just SOOO excited for the final (??) installation of Assassin's Creed and the finished storyline that I just imagined it to be ACIII this whole time! I'm sure Brotherhood will be just as awesome though! (At least I'm hoping.)

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  8. Least favorite PAX swag? PAX pox. >.<

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  9. Seems like a cool little contest! Twitter entry: http://twitter.com/blackrabbitster/status/24820940065

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  10. ^My email is blackrabbitster nospam gmail.com

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  11. Pax Jax ftw (i hope that there wasnt meant to b any specific content in this comment =P)

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  12. I'm rather much up for this, my fine fellows.

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  13. http://twitter.com/JM122


    I entered the contest :) hope I win~ I love Jax Pax and blue is my favorite colour xD

    From;


    - a Canadian(eh)

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  14. updated profile and what not

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  15. I hope I can win the pax jax T_T wishing I still lived in Seattle so I could've gone.

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  16. I want to get a PAX JAX HAX please.

    My twitter
    http://twitter.com/ropes

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  17. Heya! Too bad I live far faaaaaar away from Seattle :( Oh well.. maybe next year.
    *fingers crossed*

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  18. I love thew PAX skin....thanks for this opportunity!

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  19. here is the link http://twitter.com/KazMx/status/24917145739

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  20. For those of you in the contest, if you win the skin I'd also like to request that you take a screenshot and show us!

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  21. I'd love to have a Jax skin. I'm not a pretty gamer, just average.

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  22. I would love a skin! I've been LoL'ing it up since beta, and I really enjoy it.

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  23. Jax is my favorite champ by far I would be pumped to get that skin

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  24. http://lifestream.aol.com/updates

    Here is the link.

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  25. Can I has some Pax Jax skin?

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  26. Ahh, Jax. Hope I win good luck to all!

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  27. If I do win, please send it to an alternative e-mail bobtehbuilder101@yahoo.com

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  28. I would be eternally grateful if you were to bestow upon me a Pax Jax skin from League of Legends. Please Please Please!

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  29. Jax skin is pretty sweet!

    http://twitter.com/airfoam

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  30. Hmm interesting. Guess I'll enter my name into the hat.

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  31. Wish I had the chance to go to PAX, hope I win the Pax Jax.

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  32. Pax? Aww yeah.

    Best of luck in all of your endeavors.

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  33. I want jax pax please, dont live in usa so it was impossible for me to get it.

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  34. Heres for the lucky Jax draw I guess! ^_^

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  35. I'm not feeling pretty, but I am feeling pretty lucky. Maybe a beautiful, new character skin would make me feel pretty.

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  36. Thanks for the offer! fun way to get a pax jax!

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  37. Even though Jax is kinda UP right now, I still love playing him. I'd love playing him even more if I had the PAX Jax skin. Posted a link to here on my LJ: http://mikehardez.livejournal.com/18366.html

    THE TUBE IS CIVILIZATION!

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  38. Pax Jax!

    http://m0zz.blogspot.com/2010/09/pax-jax.html

    http://twitter.com/#!/blueboxers

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  39. pls give me Pax Jax skin !! ;*** <3 ! ;]

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  40. Jax the PAX is really imba.
    If i had a pax skin i would show it to everybody because he is so wonderful.

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  41. always do a wonderful work, gj guys :D i love u

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