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I was cleaning up recenlty and found these little nugget's and a rush of Nostalgia came over me.

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This was given out to people that joined Capcoms Fighter Clug during the Dreamcast days. Capcom was a huge supporter of the Dreamcast and I have a lot, if not all, of Capcom's games for the Dreamcast.

There were points that were on the back of the Instruction manual that looked like this.

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You could then turn those points in for swag. This got me to thinking. Why do game companies no longer do this?

I got some pretty cool swag with the points. I got a watch, a shirt, and a few other cool little things and it was neat to receive something that I would enjoy, for doing what I enjoy.

But how would a game company handle that type of promotion now with both a digital and physical copy of a game? Look at Club Nintendo. I really enjoy getting the rewards that they offer for buying games that I would buy anyway. Nintendo sometimes offers more points for downloading a game than buying the physical copy. I, however, buy physical copies....I love to hold what I buy..

Nintendo has some neat little rewards for gold and platinum members. I just recently got the 2014 calender offered to Gold Reward Members, and it is a neat little piece of gaming history.

Game companies need to do this more for the fans. It gives a sense of belonging to a certain gaming era. This lets a little piece of cloth or plastic bring back some great memories that we gamers always hold close.

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