Best Places to Get Your Gaming Gear

on September 5, 2010 3:00 PM

Best Places to Get Your Gaming Gear

As a gamer, I like to show my pride by wearing t-shirts featuring my favorite video games. So I created a list of my favorite retailers to get gaming merchandise from:

1. J!NX – www.jinx.com

We’ve mentioned them several times before, but J!NX is one of my personal favorite places to get gaming-related t-shirts. In fact, it’s probably where a majority of my clothes come from, so of course they have to top the list. J!NX offers officially-licensed merchandise from franchises like World of Warcraft, Starcraft II, and Dungeons & Dragons, as well as shirts and stickers with references to other specific games or genres. Addtionally, they have an excellent rewards program where you earn J!NX Cash for every purchase, that can be redeemed for a discount on your next purchase from the site. And every t-shirt they sell comes in both a traditional men’s fit and a “babydoll” style women’s fit.

2. Hot Topic – www.hottopic.com

I know, Hot Topic has a reputation for catering to high schoolers who like neon colors and fishnets. But if you check just their gaming section, they have some great stuff. I got a wallet there shaped like an NES controller, and they have a constantly-rotating supply of t-shirts and accessories from both retro and recently released games.

3. ThinkGeek – www.thinkgeek.com

Although video games are not ThinkGeek’s primary merchandise focus, they do carry lots of t-shirts and gadgets featuring references to video games and other aspects of “geek culture.”

4. Etsy – www.etsy.com

Etsy is a website that allows people to buy and sell handmade items – like an online marketplace. The reason I included them in the list is visitors to the site can search by keyword, such as “video games” or “Xbox 360” to find a wealth of jewelry, iPod cases, and other items that relate to these tags.

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Jess is a hardcore gamer and a computer science major. Her favorite video games include Team Fortress 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, World of Warcraft, Guitar Hero, and arcade games.