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Happy Video Games Day everyone!!  Whether you’re a fan of Nintendo, PlayStation, X-Box, Sega, mobile gaming or even retro classics like Atari or the Commodore, today is the day to shut those curtains tight, stock up on snacks and game the day away!

In celebration I’m going to list the favourite gaming moments I’ve had throughout my life and would love to hear some of your own!

This is where it all started, my first ever video game on the NES!  A truly iconic game that has stood the test of time, I’ll never forget discovering the Mushroom Kingdom for the first time.  Mario is still going strong too, every one of his games is almost guaranteed to be an exciting play!

The very first Pokemon game on the Game Boy!  Everyone had their own favourite starter (mine was Squirtle) and who can forget catching their very first Pikachu!?  There were 151 to catch in this first game (did anyone manage to get a Mew?) which seems like a tiny amount compared to the 800+ there are now!

ROUND ONE, FIGHT! My first introduction to Street Fighter was with the second game on the SNES, with only eight characters to choose from it was easy to try them all out and find your favourite, Chun-Li FTW!

The very first Mario Kart!  One of my all time favourite series, from humble beginnings on the SNES we are now up to our eighth instalment with a deluxe re-release on the Nintendo Switch which I think is the best in the series.

“Kick! Punch! It’s all in the mind” I was obsessed with this quirky PlayStation game when it first came out and have fond memories of free-style rapping over every song (usually messing it all up!)

Being a huge fan of Japanese RPGs, Final Fantasy VII came along and blew me away!  A huge expansive story and world to explore that I probably sunk 80+ hours into and probably my favourite selection of characters from the Final Fantasy world.  A remake is due to hit the PS4 in the next year or so and I can’t wait to play it again with updated graphics!

Bringing us bang up to date is the brand new Legend of Zelda game on the Nintendo Switch, possibly the finest game of the whole series (although I’ll always hold a candle to Link’s Awakening on the Game Boy!) it’s a perfect example of how exciting video games can be!

If all this talk of gaming has got your trigger finger itching for some goodies it would be well worth checking out our selection of Gamer Clothing and Gamer TShirts as well as some of the other assorted giftware we have.  We’ve got a great selection and I’ll include some of my favourites below.  Enjoy Video Games Day everyone!!

Men's Old School Gamer T-Shirt

Pokemon Pikachu Crew Socks

Nintendo Super Mario Brothers Question Block Light

Men's Off White Street Fighter II Ryu T-Shirt

Nintendo Super Mario Brothers Set of 20 Coasters

The Legend of Zelda Boss Key Door Mat

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Happy Video Games Day!

by James on September 12, 2013

We would like to wish you all a very happy Video Games Day!!  If you’re a retro gamer with a taste for anything in pixels we’ve got a great selection of Video Game T-Shirts and other treats you’re sure to love.  From Sega to Nintendo Tees, Pac-Man to Space Invaders and with a healthy dose of Tetris thrown in, you’re bound to find something to fall in love with.

All your favourite Nintendo paraphernalia has been brought back to life on these amazing Old Schol Gamer tees exclusive to TruffleShuffle. This is a real gamer-geek’s t-shirt of choice, be proud to show off your gaming skills!!!

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This is an absolute must have for ALL gamer geeks or geekesses! Covered in an array of colourful arcade ghosts, this amazing Pac-Man backpack has the real waka waka factor!

What an absolute classic! This wicked, exclusive Sega T-Shirt comes with a classic and much-loved Sega Logo print, incorporating the famous and iconic Hedgehog character Sonic! What a dude.

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If, like Sonic the Hedgehog – you find yourself whizzing around all day, this tin tote would be the perfect addition to your busy schedule! Perfect for lunch, stationery, letters – or even just to store your odds and sods. Forget Gamer Chic…it’s all about ‘Gamer Keep’! This Sonic The Hedgehog Scene Tin Tote features a scene from one of our favourite 80′s video games…a must have for any organised fan!

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Featuring the arcade game of all arcade games, these Pac-Man headphones are a real must have for all fans of the 80′s hit game! With a classic design, these will help you show off your appreciation in style!

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Bring some magic into your home with this wicked, official Tetris light! The seven individual Tetrimono pieces can be stacked in endless combinations. They magically illuminate when stacked together, but turn off when they are removed from the stack. Wowsers, that’s pretty impressive to us!

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If you are a fan of gaming, this classic Nintendo Controller Tee could be the perfect ‘console’ation if the trials off everyday life are keeping you from your games.

NintendoIf you loved the above T-Shirt you can complete your outfit with this mega Nintendo Gamer Controller backpack, oh yes! This big old bag has ample room for games consoles, games, joysticks oh and is equally as useful for school, a night away, shopping or just day to day carrying functions!

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This is a real treat for any fans of gaming, a Space Invaders vintage arcade design! With intentionally distressed graphics, these retro Space Invaders t-shirt really has the authentic look of an original, well-loved find!

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This fabulous, Pac-Man fleece blanket features the unmistakable game board design. The throw is a lightweight, but nice and warm and is made from super soft micro fiber fleece. You’ll find the non-gamers in your life will end up using it because it’s so comfortable, and you’ll love it because it’s PAC-MAN.

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Aww…nothing better than some 80′s loving, and this mug says it all. Pay homage to the coolest game ever with this ‘I love Gaming’ mug. We sure know the way to your Tetris shaped heart! <3

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They may look cute and unassuming but Nintendo Boo’s are normally up to no good and you need to watch them like a hawk! The ghostly creature cowers and covers its face when looked at and when turning around will gain the courage to creep up behind its target in an attempt to defeat it. Oooh sneaky!

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xoxo

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We’ve just found out about an amazing exhibition that’s happening in far away Los Angeles.  ‘Super I Am 8 Bit’ is a group art show where over 100 artists re-imagine their 80′s gaming fantasies, delusions and secret desires via all sorts of media – painting, sculpture, plush, and even some more interactive experimentation.  Get ready to see some classic computer game characters as you’ve never seen them before!

Pixels are sexy!

Check out this awesome flyer for the event, which features some of my favourite characters like Mario, Pac-Man, Sonic and Mega Man all leaping out into action from underneath Princess Peach’s skirt!

How many old skool favourites can you name?

This short video shows one of the past events, and is a glimpse of the kind of goodies that you might expect to see at the new 2011 version.  Keep your eyes peeled for a DJ using a GameBoy as a soundsystem!

For more information visit http://iam8bit.com/.  It all sounds right up my street, it’s just a shame it’s so far away!  Here’s hoping that the exhibition can find it’s way to the UK at some point soon, don’t keep a Nintendo fan boy waiting…

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