Hey GB Guys Can I have That Flag?

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#1 Posted by algertman (871 posts) -

I'm dead serious. You guys clearly don't want it and think it's dumb shit so why not? All I got was a tin case for preordering the game.

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#2 Posted by hwy_61 (1052 posts) -

Lol

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#3 Posted by algertman (871 posts) -

I will also take whatever statues you got hanging out in the corner.

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#4 Edited by Snail (8885 posts) -

They've briefly talked about why they don't sell this sort of game-related merchandise they receive to fans. It was in reply to a user who had called in. It's not going to happen. The reason why they won't sell it also most likely applies to giving it out for free.

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#5 Posted by Gnubberen (871 posts) -

Nice try.

-C for effort.

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#6 Posted by algertman (871 posts) -

@Snail said:

They've briefly talked about why they don't sell this sort of game-related merchandise they receive to fans. It was in reply to a user who had called in. It's not going to happen. The reason why they won't sell it also most likely applies to giving it out for free.

Sell? I want them to send it to me for free.

HEY WAIT I GOT IT!

They can do drawings for the press stuff they receive since they clearly think its a waste of space. No real contest or anything. If you are paid member and have posted within the last week of the end date of the drawing you get in. They can announce winners on TNT.

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#7 Posted by hwy_61 (1052 posts) -

@Snail said:

They've briefly talked about why they don't sell this sort of game-related merchandise they receive to fans. It was in reply to a user who had called in. It's not going to happen. The reason why they won't sell it also most likely applies to giving it out for free.

He doesn't want to buy it though.

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#9 Posted by Daiphyer (1478 posts) -

Hey Brad, I'll take that Resident Evil 6 off your hand, too. Thanks, bud!

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#10 Posted by algertman (871 posts) -

@Binman88 said:

@algertman said:

@Snail said:

They've briefly talked about why they don't sell this sort of game-related merchandise they receive to fans. It was in reply to a user who had called in. It's not going to happen. The reason why they won't sell it also most likely applies to giving it out for free.

Sell? I want them to send it to me for free.

HEY WAIT I GOT IT!

They can do drawings for the press stuff they receive since they clearly think its a waste of space. No real contest or anything. If you are paid member and have posted within the last week of the end date of the drawing you get in. They can announce winners on TNT.

That would still be giving publicity to the products by talking about them and "showing off" the stuff they're giving away. PR would probably love for GB to drum up excitement over marketing crap like this.

No it wouldn't. Majority of post on gaming sites are just press releases anyway. This could be fun and they could give out junk as well.

Those greasy empty pizza boxes from the MoH QL? Congrats Joe Bob from Idaho they are yours. They can even sign them.

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#11 Posted by Azteck (7416 posts) -

I think they've pretty much said in clear speech that they will never ever ever sell or give that stuff away unless it was originally intended for some contest.

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#13 Posted by Snail (8885 posts) -

@algertman said:

@Binman88 said:

@algertman said:

@Snail said:

They've briefly talked about why they don't sell this sort of game-related merchandise they receive to fans. It was in reply to a user who had called in. It's not going to happen. The reason why they won't sell it also most likely applies to giving it out for free.

Sell? I want them to send it to me for free.

HEY WAIT I GOT IT!

They can do drawings for the press stuff they receive since they clearly think its a waste of space. No real contest or anything. If you are paid member and have posted within the last week of the end date of the drawing you get in. They can announce winners on TNT.

That would still be giving publicity to the products by talking about them and "showing off" the stuff they're giving away. PR would probably love for GB to drum up excitement over marketing crap like this.

No it wouldn't. Majority of post on gaming sites are just press releases anyway. This could be fun and they could give out junk as well.

Those greasy empty pizza boxes from the MoH QL? Congrats Joe Bob from Idaho they are yours. They can even sign them.

I think the reason why they won't give it out is because there's a chance that the companies that send them all this merchandise might feel like they're basically giving stuff to Giant Bomb so that they can promote their own image by being cool and giving that stuff away to users. That might create some bitterness/awkwardness/whatever between the publishers who sent the stuff or the website. If they were to sell them and turn a profit on the stuff that was sent to them it would be even worst, as they would be basically taking advantage of the offerings sent by publishers.

I think this was their justification. It does make sense.

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#14 Posted by Hunkulese (4011 posts) -

@Binman88 said:

@algertman said:

@Snail said:

They've briefly talked about why they don't sell this sort of game-related merchandise they receive to fans. It was in reply to a user who had called in. It's not going to happen. The reason why they won't sell it also most likely applies to giving it out for free.

Sell? I want them to send it to me for free.

HEY WAIT I GOT IT!

They can do drawings for the press stuff they receive since they clearly think its a waste of space. No real contest or anything. If you are paid member and have posted within the last week of the end date of the drawing you get in. They can announce winners on TNT.

That would still be giving publicity to the products by talking about them and "showing off" the stuff they're giving away. PR would probably love for GB to drum up excitement over marketing crap like this.

So? That would be a bad thing why exactly?

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#15 Posted by algertman (871 posts) -

@Binman88 said:

@algertman said:

@Snail said:

They've briefly talked about why they don't sell this sort of game-related merchandise they receive to fans. It was in reply to a user who had called in. It's not going to happen. The reason why they won't sell it also most likely applies to giving it out for free.

Sell? I want them to send it to me for free.

HEY WAIT I GOT IT!

They can do drawings for the press stuff they receive since they clearly think its a waste of space. No real contest or anything. If you are paid member and have posted within the last week of the end date of the drawing you get in. They can announce winners on TNT.

That would still be giving publicity to the products by talking about them and "showing off" the stuff they're giving away. PR would probably love for GB to drum up excitement over marketing crap like this.

Free publicity like streaming Halo for 24 hours so close to Halo 4?

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#17 Posted by TheHumanDove (2520 posts) -

@Daiphyer said:

Hey Brad, I'll take that Resident Evil 6 off your hand, too. Thanks, bud!

I lol'd

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#18 Posted by Snail (8885 posts) -

@algertman said:

@Binman88 said:

@algertman said:

@Snail said:

They've briefly talked about why they don't sell this sort of game-related merchandise they receive to fans. It was in reply to a user who had called in. It's not going to happen. The reason why they won't sell it also most likely applies to giving it out for free.

Sell? I want them to send it to me for free.

HEY WAIT I GOT IT!

They can do drawings for the press stuff they receive since they clearly think its a waste of space. No real contest or anything. If you are paid member and have posted within the last week of the end date of the drawing you get in. They can announce winners on TNT.

That would still be giving publicity to the products by talking about them and "showing off" the stuff they're giving away. PR would probably love for GB to drum up excitement over marketing crap like this.

Free publicity like streaming Halo for 24 hours so close to Halo 4?

Because streaming Halo will totally get people to buy Halo 4?

More than that: Halo wasn't a gift from a publisher, and they aren't even giving it out to users. They are showing a game to the people that come to this website, which is basically what they spend most of their time doing.

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#19 Posted by CrazyBagMan (1208 posts) -

@Snail said:

@algertman said:

@Binman88 said:

@algertman said:

@Snail said:

They've briefly talked about why they don't sell this sort of game-related merchandise they receive to fans. It was in reply to a user who had called in. It's not going to happen. The reason why they won't sell it also most likely applies to giving it out for free.

Sell? I want them to send it to me for free.

HEY WAIT I GOT IT!

They can do drawings for the press stuff they receive since they clearly think its a waste of space. No real contest or anything. If you are paid member and have posted within the last week of the end date of the drawing you get in. They can announce winners on TNT.

That would still be giving publicity to the products by talking about them and "showing off" the stuff they're giving away. PR would probably love for GB to drum up excitement over marketing crap like this.

Free publicity like streaming Halo for 24 hours so close to Halo 4?

Because streaming Halo will totally get people to buy Halo 4?

More than that: Halo wasn't a gift from a publisher, and they aren't even giving it out to users. They are showing a game to the people that come to this website, which is basically what they spend most of their time doing.

Because giving away a flag will totally get people to buy Assassin's Creed 3?

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#20 Edited by Snail (8885 posts) -

@CrazyBagMan said:

@Snail said:

@algertman said:

@Binman88 said:

That would still be giving publicity to the products by talking about them and "showing off" the stuff they're giving away. PR would probably love for GB to drum up excitement over marketing crap like this.

Free publicity like streaming Halo for 24 hours so close to Halo 4?

Because streaming Halo will totally get people to buy Halo 4?

More than that: Halo wasn't a gift from a publisher, and they aren't even giving it out to users. They are showing a game to the people that come to this website, which is basically what they spend most of their time doing.

Because giving away a flag will totally get people to buy Assassin's Creed 3?

You completely dismissed my second paragraph which is where I made my main point.

I'll still reply to your question, even though it doesn't matter a lot in the point I'm trying to make: holding a giveaway on the home page where people can sign up to receive AC3 merchandise is much more of a marketing stunt - both for the website doing the giveaway and for the game which the merchandise is related to - than streaming a 10 year old game that's already been established as a classic is.

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#21 Posted by TeflonBilly (4742 posts) -

I want them to make a big bonfire of the swag and burn an effigy of OP in it ;P

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