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I love gaming as a hobby, but whenever someone comes out with a new product specifically marketed to gamers it just comes across as skeevy and exploitive. Why can’t gamers drink normal Mountain Dew and eat Twix like everyone else? Seriously, why do these things exist?
In case you can’t tell what that last one is, it’s a gaming supplement for professional gamers called FPS Brain. It’s supposed to make you…think…faster!
Anybody know of a product I missed? Any of you ever tried some of these?
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I've had the Gamer Fuel for MTN dew. I have never seen most of the rest however I do have a chair with built in speakers for when I play. Got it for free from a buddy who joined the Army. Nice going away gift for me.
i haven't seen any of these,i don't realy want any of these.why do they make special drinks for gamers?do you realy want to take pills to make you play faster?is't that like using a moded controler?it's the same as cheating!the chair thing is not all that cool you can buy a decent stereo system for probaly the same amount of money and i doubt the headset works that good.i don't drink any energy drinks except for powerade.the vest might have been cool if it had been for the ps3 but it would probaly get anoying.i just drink sprite zero,eat real food,sit in a lay z boy and play games
I fully agree, with the excpetion of the chair... I grabbed one on sale for $20 +tax. Not so much for the speakers but moreso for the low height cheap price...
Its all marketing thought, there is bound to be a few people who will buy some of it. Doubt most of them will have much success IMO.
For the sticklers...
* low height & cheap price
* marketing though,
Hahaha great blog. I doubt any of this stuff is even made by gamers. And if it is they should be banished to the planes of Oblivion!
Why on earth would I want to feel the impact when my character got hit with something? Ouch.
I love how that impact vest advertises that it is compatible with over 20 PC games. As if 20 games are a viable selling point.
But I gotta say that those potions are actually pretty decent. Blood pack looks cool too.
Eh i see your point it seems ridiculous that these products are geared towards gamers when clearly most of us laugh at the idea of using these things.
Real gamers should get offended that they're being stereotyped like this. I do. But I guess its probably too hard to think when you're hyped up on WoW Moutain Dew.
I'm not quite sure what I think of this. I don't think that any of this would really make the gaming experience so much better...I find that energy drinks make me sick, and I'm happy playing video games in...any chair.
Besides, I don't want to feel like I'm being battered by bullets when I play video games. Why would that be enjoyable?
Some of these things I think are honestly more for the sake of their novelty than their efficacy. If I ever bought the Mana/Health Energy Potions, I'd likely sit them on a shelf and not ever drink them, just because they look pretty cool. The Mario, Donkey Kong, and Pac Man energy drinks would likely sit on the edge of my desk and look cool, just because I wouldn't have the heart to open them. That, and I'm not sure I trust what's in them. Energy drinks are bad for you.
i think the chair that does pressure point stuff is taking it over the line
I would buy the health potion and the blood pack because I find them to be funny and interesting looking, not because I am a gamer and I need "gaming" fuel. Everything I else I can pass.
I like the FPS supplement. But it feels like cheating.
I wanna drink "Tabletop Pwnage" now!
Actually, I'm quite fond of the Mtn. Dew flavors; I could care less if it was WoW or not, that's just a cheap marketing tactic :-P
Mountain Dew is hands down the worst(health wise) soft drink you can consume, much less "game fuel"
These stereotypes are, frankly, insulting. I remember the vest coming out, but laughed immediately at it.
I know it's terrible, but I'll love Mountain Dew
Um yeah terrible... Lets see I'll take the mountian dew, yes the blue one, I'll take the vest cause a guy can pretend right, and last but not least give me the enrgy drink cans. No I don't want to drink them, I just want the cans! Can't a guy collect things lol.
wow. crazy. stuff. I love the mountain dew. The supplements are just freaky. who takes those?