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11 mostly amazing items of gaming paraphernalia we found when moving offices

GamesRadar pillowcase given away at E3 2009

More stash given away at E3. But this is particularly cool because it's actual GamesRadar stash. I didn't think we actually had any left, but we uncovered a couple hiding at the bottom of a drawer. Very rare. These pillowcases are the useless tat equivalent of legendary Pokemon.

A gun

We found this. It's a gun. None of us has any idea what game it was promoting. Lots of games have guns, so it could have been any one of a million really. If the police are reading this, don't worry - it's only pretend.

Tetsuya Mizuguchi's business card

As the man behind Rez and Child of Eden, he's one of my favourite developers. So I was most pleased to unearth Mizuguchi's business card buried in a drawer full of business cards. He gave me this when he was demoing the not particularly good Ninety-Nine Nights at E3 one year (maybe 2005?). What you can't see in the photo is the nice pearlescent effect on the card. It's pretty posh.

Mario ? boxes 

A bit crumpled but still serviceable. We've got three of them. One of them is now up on the wall. People walk by and say "nice box." It's a good conversation starter. We might keep our magic mushrooms in it.

Some wool from one of Jeff Minter's sheep

How many game developers have their own flock of sheep? I have no idea. Why would I? But I do know that game-making legend Minter has his own flock of wooly beasts. I know this because when he visited our office in 2009 to promote Gridrunner Revolution he left a press pack. Contained within that press pack was some actual wool 'from the Llamasoft flock'. This is that wool. Bit small to make a jumper out of. But a nice, personal touch all the same.

Amazing press packs

Some press packs are too good to throw away. The amount of work - and money - that must go into them is astounding. These are just some that we rediscovered when moving all our crap. In the above photo are press packs for Infamous 2, Motorstorm Apocalypse, The Eye of Judgement, DC Universe Online and - the only non-Sony one - Tekken 6. There's little doubt that Sony's press packs are always the most lavish and gorgeously designed. Which isn't good for those of us with a hoarding disposition.

And there we are. 11 mostly amazing items of gaming paraphernalia that we found when moving offices. Hope you found it fascinating on some level. If you have collected any mostly amazing items of gaming paraphernalia yourself, please tell us all about them in the comments.

42 comments

  • PopRocksV - December 11, 2011 5:47 p.m.

    Dude.... How can I get my hands on one of those styluses? Totally would make an epic Christmas present for me. :p
  • metalgatesolid - December 11, 2011 1:54 p.m.

    I have GTA: SA soundtrack. One of the best albums of all time. Great collection and its the albums that got me into country and western. Bare foot and pregnant again? Just like my daddy, K-Rose.
  • ithurtstopoop - December 10, 2011 1:47 a.m.

    I used to collect gaming posters, tho they were just used to hide the 'lads mags' posters underneath. To this day looking at diddy kong racing gives me a semi :)
  • BackwaterRifle - December 9, 2011 8:26 p.m.

    The magic of cleaning! This happens when I clean place were I stash stuff.
  • R-ape - December 9, 2011 5:13 p.m.

    I want everything. Even Cundy's glasses.
  • blackbeltbap15 - December 9, 2011 4:41 p.m.

    hey can you send me one of those styluses they look real cool baptaekwondo@nc.rr.com
  • avantguardian - December 9, 2011 4:04 p.m.

    based on these comments alone, you guys are doing yourselves a disservice by not slinging those pillowcases for 10$ a pop.
  • jackthemenace - December 9, 2011 2:08 p.m.

    This article is the number one reason I want to go into Gamz Jarnlizm. I don't know which is scarier: That YOU guys are my role models, or that I'd never have it any other way.
  • Nodoudt - December 9, 2011 1:55 p.m.

    Am I the only one here who wants one of those DS styluses?
  • talleyXIV - December 9, 2011 2:22 p.m.

    Nope!
  • EnragedTortoise1 - December 9, 2011 12:20 p.m.

    WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
  • JSayonara - December 9, 2011 11:22 a.m.

    I'll take the DC Online press pack if it's just lying around...;)
  • cj12297 - December 9, 2011 11:11 a.m.

    I would love if you had competitions for this stuff. Please. Also don't forget Ireland if you do.
  • shawksta - December 9, 2011 10:48 a.m.

    "We also found four PSPs. No one seemed interested in stealing them." LOL "Some wool from one of Jeff Minter's sheep" BIGGER LOL When you clean your crap up, you can find ALLOT of things.
  • Ravenbom - December 9, 2011 9:49 a.m.

    I bought a replica lancer when Gears 2 was just about to come out. It's heavy, awkward and some bits on it are fragile. It's battery operated and also didn't do the noise when I got it and I had to McGuyver it into working. Also, the paint was partly stuck to the packing styrofoam like it wasn't dry when it was packaged. Basically it's a piece of shit that is a guarenteed cock-block and it cost more than twice the cost of the game. Yup, drunken impulse buys on Amazon late at night. Cheers.
  • stfueuan - December 9, 2011 9:37 a.m.

    I'll happily take that pillowcase off your hands...
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - December 9, 2011 8:57 a.m.

    Ha, this is really fascinating. Man, someday I hope I work in a games-industry office.
  • wampastompa - December 9, 2011 8:35 a.m.

    I have one of those pillowcases from when I visited the Gamesradar US offices last year. Still use it too, despite my girlfriend's protests
  • DannyMB - December 9, 2011 7:27 a.m.

    I have a box with 35 PSP's in my house somewhere. No one wants to steal those either.
  • rxb - December 9, 2011 7:16 a.m.

    Good read Cundy, sounds like you had a really hard time moving offices.

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