Nerd Fu has long been a fan of Loot Crate. We first heard of the service almost three years ago and had the privilege of interviewing Co-Founder Matt Arevalo at RTX 2013. At the time they were sending out Loot Crates to about 15,000 people per month. We knew they had something special and we began reviewing crates shortly after.
Fast forward to 2016. Loot Crate has grown into a household name, with over 500,000 subscribers, a presence at almost every convention in the country and a fan base that continues to help shape the future of this growing company. Subscription options have expanded to Anime, Pets, boxes themed around specific fandoms (Star Wars, Call of Duty, Firefly) and a new service, revealed just this past weekend.
Introducing Loot Gaming!
The Loot Crate team, live at PAX South 2016, announced a new monthly subscription product: Loot Gaming.
Created for avid gamers, Loot Gaming is a monthly mystery box subscription with collectibles, apparel, accessories and more from the biggest and best video game universes.
For $25 a month, Loot Gaming’s themed crates will feature a curated selection of items from the best video game brands, including indies, AAA, retro and new releases. Each crate will feature 4-6 premium items, with most exclusively manufactured for Loot Crate. In addition, it will include a game manual style booklet and exclusive collector’s Loot Gaming pin for a total retail value of more than $60. In addition to collectibles, apparel, accessories and physical items, Loot Gaming will on occasion include digital items such as downloadable games, digital items or in game DLC.
Interview with Bob Holden
After the panel, we found a few minutes at the Loot Crate booth with Bob Holden (Vice President – Subscription Products) to talk about the new service. The audio version is available below, but we also pulled a few quotes from our conversation, in case you’re in a hurry.
- “Loot Gaming stemmed from the users.”
- “We’ve managed to develop relationships with all the top manufacturers of gaming equipment and all the IP developers, from small indie developers all the way up to large shops, like Bethesda, Microsoft, etc.”
- “You won’t be able to buy this stuff anywhere else.”
- “We’re in discussions about having exclusive games in the crates.”
- “We’re really focusing on having fewer items that are really high quality. This create will probably have anywhere from 4-6 items in it every month.”
More Loot Gaming Info
Based on the panel and our conversation with Bob, here’s what we know that the first Loot Gaming crate
- Available this spring (2016)
- Cost a little over $30 per month, with shipping included
- Theme : Legacy
- Contain items from Skyrim, Street Fighter and Halo
Fans can sign-up for email updates starting today, and Loot Gaming will go on sale soon. For more information, visit: www.lootcrate.com/lootgaming
When it does go on sale, please use our link to sign up – lootcrate.com/NerdFu (just click Pick a Crate at the top to find Loot Gaming)