A Bounty of PlayStation Schwag Awaits You … Maybe

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Now that most of the year’s major game industry events are behind us, the steadily growing bounty of PlayStation t-shirts, hats, pens, notebooks, oh, and belt buckles are reaching critical mass. I kid you not.

This being the situation, folks, we have an idea:

We know a lot of people here have been PlayStation fans for years and for some of you, in fact, all of your lives. So it’s time to put your knowledge to the test. We’ve come up with 10 PlayStation trivia questions. If you think you know the answers, use the ‘contact us’ link on the side of this blog with “I Want Some Schwag!” as the subject line. Of course, include your answers, name and mailing address.

If all 10 of your answers are correct, you’ll be entered into a random drawing where 10 winners will be given a bounty of PlayStation schwag.

Sorry, now for the gratuitous legal disclaimer: To be eligible, you must send in your answers no later then October 31, 2007 11:59 PM (PST). Limit one entry per person and valid e-mail address for the duration of the promotion: Contest is only open to U.S. residents ages 13 or older who answer all 10 questions correctly. Prize fulfillment is at Sponsor’s discretion and based on availability.

Here’s what you’re playing for, people. Get your game faces on:


And here are the questions:

1. What was the date of the launch of the first PlayStation in the U.S.?
2. What PlayStation launch title ‘shot fireworks’ into the industry?
3. On what date were plans for PlayStation 3 first shared?
4. Name one team that is playing in the NHL FaceOff section of the U R Not E commercial?
5. What was the name of the first PlayStation title from these developers?

a. Naughty Dog
b. Insomniac
c. Eidetic

6. What is the full name of the female member of Interpol in Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus?
7. What game is this character from?
8. How many power cells and precursor orbs were there to collect in Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy?
9. According to the famed PS9 commercial, PS9’s electronic spores do what?
10. What is the weight difference between the original PSP and the recently announced PSP-2000?

I’ll post the answers and the names of the lucky winners here once they’re drawn.

Good luck!

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