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November 8th, 2010 | Merchandise
For a long time now I’ve been working on something on the side – building a site called Game Swag. I didn’t mean for it originally, but I wound up putting as much time and work into it as I did with the Mother 3 translation, if not more. It was crazy.
Anyway, it’s hard to explain Game Swag well – it’s part news blog (focusing only on game merchandise, of course), part game merchandise database, part Wiki-style collaborative site, and part social media. It sounds weird, but it all comes together in an interesting way. Here’s a quick look at the news and item database side:
News is updated many times throughout the day with all kinds of game merchandise news, often with lots of details and stories that other sites miss.
The game merchandise database is a lot like a Wiki-style site, where users can add pages, add info, submit images, submit videos, rate and review stuff, and lots more. I added lots of neat features that make item pages even more helpful and interesting. For some more details, check out the site tour.
It goes without saying that you can comment on news posts, but you can also comment on individual item pages. You can also add any item in the merchandise database to one of your personal lists, so you can keep track of your collection or items you want, for example. You can even see the total approximate value of your entire collection! Of course, if you want to keep your lists private, you can do that too.
There’s a lot more to the Game Swag site, but you should check it out for yourself sometime. We opened the site only a few days ago, so there’s still going to be some growing pains. So if you come across any bugs or think of any features that could make the site better, let me know.
This is EarthBound Central – what does any of this Game Swag stuff have to do with EarthBound, you might ask. Well, already there’s a big list of EarthBound / Mother merchandise on the site that people can check out. I was hoping fellow EB Central members could add even more EarthBound/Mother merch to the database, since there’s definitely a lot that’s still missing and I don’t have the time to add it myself. So if you have an EarthBound collection of your own – even if it’s small – you should add your stuff to the site!
I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of hard work down the road, but with any luck, fans will find Game Swag really useful and maybe even entertaining 😀
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36 Comments to Introducing Game Swag
- DJ: From what I’ve gathered I’m pretty sure he still writes copy, so they’re an ad company.
- cosmodos: What does his company even do? Is it actually lucrative? From what I can gather (not knowing Japanese), it’s just his blog, and he...
- Jason: http://www.ipokiso.com/company /2017/hobonichi.html The anticipated price per share is 2,300 yen. As for those wishing to purchase a share...
- Leeaux: Hey I just saw this! Really interesting watch to. Lots of little fun facts.
- Mary: The “behind the scenes” video on how the Ness animation was made is great too. The animators channel is A + Start.