The classic Konami code. It was the only way I could ever beat Contra.
I remember going to the bookstore at the mall to seek out the latest video gaming magazines. Not only did they have previews of upcoming titles, but they’d also publish tips and tricks for especially difficult games or levels (Battletoads, anyone?). I collected Dragon’s Lair card packs hoping to find the pattern for the final encounter. While I never got the card, I did eventually slay the dragon; it just cost the approximate GDP of Belgium in quarters.
Though parents loved to complain about us kids spending too much time on video games, they are, at least, an active distraction. Instead of passively sitting on the couch watching television, players have to make decisions, plan strategy, and generally become a participant in whatever world the programmers have created.
July 8 is National Video Game Day. Before you start your marathon raid or speedrun, make sure your gamer fuel is close by with one of our great video game mugs!
1. If you need me, I’ll be in the cursed temple.
Because I can’t solve my real-world issues with a broadsword. Not all of them, anyway.
2. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
That’s the only reason I wasn’t able to help. If you can’t trust a 23rd-level thief/assassin, who can you trust?
3. Tyrant in training
First I’ll take over Skyrim, then maybe Dubuque.
4. 3 hours is enough, right?
Look, if I don’t take out this boss tonight, I’ll lose all of my momentum. Besides, the loot box is right there.
5. Kind of like real life
Whether you’re part of a horde or in a massive free-for-all, you have to commit.
These are just a few of the fun video gaming mugs we have in stock. Did we miss your favorite console or title? Want to show off your high score? We can customize any mug just for you!