Game gear – how to dress like a hero

There’s something so satisfying about wearing a t-shirt of your favourite thing: it’s literally close to your heart. I wear my Foetus t-shirt as a pyjama top, since my pleas for the albums to be released in plush cases so that I can cuddle them have thus far gone unanswered.

These days, it goes far beyond an oversized tee with a logo on it. The bigger the brand, the wider selection of merchandise, and there has never been a better time to be a fan of video games, since you can now wear your love on your sleeve … arms, legs and feet. 

Encouraged by the popularity of their stylish hoodies, Bioware have come up with a range of genuinely desirable designs for Mass Effect-branded footwear.

In a now-typical move for the company, you can vote for your favourite design. Though undeniably gorgeous, the small scale of manufacture means that these items are a tad on the expensive side, so you might be hesitant to invest right now. Or you might have a rack of the stuff and just fancy something else to wear. Not to worry: Console to Closet shows you how to combine ordinary items in your wardrobe to transform yourself into your beloved avatar.

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Don’t worry – Rockstar Games aren’t going to let you run around naked, either: the studio has just announced a new piece of merchandise for fans of Max Payne. Remember: this is the website that brought you the GTA knuckleduster mug, so don’t expect classy. Even so, I’d have assumed that a Max Payne outfit would consist of maybe a leather coat

or suchlike. But no.

We get Max’s Hawaiian shirt.

You realise, of course, that you can never wear that. Ever.

Glad we’ve cleared that up. Now, back to those Bioware trainers: I’m torn between 3 and 4.

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