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Filmmaker Uncovers the Atari Alamogordo Video Game Burial

I'm sure most of you are familiar with the rumors of Atari's executive management and their decision to bury their unsold copies of E.T. for the Atari 2600. For those of you not familiar with this game, E.T. is widely considered the worst mistake in video game history. The game was so awful and had built up so much hype leading to its miserable release, many attribute E.T. towards causing the video game industry collapse of the early 1980's. Needless to say, the game stunk pretty fierce. Rumor has it that Atari had roughly 1 to 5 million cartridges left unsold once word broke about this terrible game. What do you do with all of that left over merchandise, you ask? You bury it in a toxic dump next to the site of the original US atomic bomb test, of course! Anyways, that's what the rumor said at least. We all just chalked this one up to conspiracy theory for the longest time. But, stop the presses! Apparently, the rumors are true. Atari (aka: the mischeveous litter bugs) actually did bury tons of their game cartridges out in the countryside of New Mexico. Zac Penn decided to go probing around in the alleged site and film a documentary about the event. You can check out how this filmmaker uncovers the Atari Alamogordo video game burial here. He ended up uncovering a variable treasure trove of buried Atari cartridges. The discarded games include the aforementioned E.T. along with  Defender, Breakout, and entire Atari consoles. Tsk Tsk. Someone needs to learn how to recycle. Read more...

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Most Rare Collectors Edition Video Games

Limited/Collector's edition video games tend to be the holy grail for serious video game collectors. The more rare the collection, the better. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this system, developers and producers typically release a special edition box set to coincide with a video game's regular release. These box sets include lavish gaming paraphernalia based on the game's ip. These addons typically include such items as soundtracks, behind the scenes art work, hand made figures, and making the game DVD's. For today's post, we've decided to cut to the chase and focus on the most rare collectors edition video games. These babies typically go up in value over time. So, if you're even remotely interested in collecting these limited edition box sets, get them while they're new! Read more...

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The Comprehensive Collection of Valve Swag!

"Good work getting this far, future starter! That said, if you are simple-minded, old, or irradiated in such a way that the future should not start with you, please return to your primitive tribe and send back someone better qualified for testing." We here at GameSniped absolutely love Valve Software games and Gabe Newell! That's why we put together this comprehensive collection of Valve swag gaming goodness: the best way to celebrate this company's genius is to become a fanboy and buy up everything they've made (or others made in relation to their games). Don't forget to tell us what you think of the list in the comment section below. If we're missing anything, tell us that too! Read more...

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Complete your Horror Collection with Horror Block and Box of Dread Subscriptions

"What's your favorite scary movie?" Do you guys love horror movies? I went into a full blown, nerd-induced catatonic state when I discovered these horror themed subscription boxes, Horror Block and Box of Dread. This is the perfect time of the year for me to sign up for one of these horror themed box subscriptions, too. These services promise to help you Complete your Horror Collection with Horror Block and Box of Dread Subscriptions. October is right around the corner, so I'll be watching my trusty copy of Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat like some sort of sick spin off of the A Christmas Story marathon.

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Collection of Rare Sega Video Game Items

SEEGGGAA! GameSniped is back with more great listings of protypes, test carts, and entire video game kiosks! The crown jewel (imho) is the super rare, Sega Genesis  review cart of Beyond Oasis that was used by video game journalists to review the game. Without further adieu, let's check out this Collection of Rare Sega Video Game Items.
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Check Out these Most Watched Video Game Related Items on eBay

Hey, guys. I just wanted to remind our blog readers that we have a most watched page here at GameSniped. You can check it out here. What we do is run a script which gathers all of the most heavily watched video game related merchandise on eBay. It does everything in real time so you always get up to date information. If you get the chance, check out our most watched video game related items on eBay. The stuff on the list is pretty awesome!

Get Buried Under Your Collection with These Video Game Lots

I'm sure you all remember the story of Michael Thomasson. Guinness World Records began counting the extensive video game collection he houses in his basement. Thomasson set the record for the largest collection of Unique video games at just under 12,000 DIFFERENT games. Michael's collection of course, consists entirely of physical cartridges and disks. There are no digital downloads here.

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The XaviX Port: The Original Wii

So, you probably thought the Nintendo Wii was the first interactive console with motion controls. You probably thoughts its innovative ideas revolutionized the gaming industry as we know it. The Wii is a completely unique console that influenced and changed it peers, right? Wrong. In this post, Xavix Port: The Original Wii, we will examine the Xavix Port and how its concepts would continue on to influence Nintendo's all time best selling system.

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The Top 5 Most Rare Xbox Games

Happy Monday, everyone. GameSniped is back with a list of the top 5 most rare xbox games on the 'Bay right now (7/14/2014).  Some of these games command downright silly prices and some of them are more reasonable. Just remember, rarities are an investment for future prices when these things become even more rare!

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Jurassic Park Operation Genesis xbox

Metal Wolf Chaos xbox

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A Fan Made SNES Chrono Trigger Crimson Echoes Cartridge

chrono trigger ce 300x223We're doing things a bit different this time, guys. Generally, we cover official games made by industry developers and producers. This time, we're covering Chrono Trigger Crimson Echoes. For those of you who aren't familiar with CTCE, it's a fan made snes Chrono Trigger catridge.

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IS CALL OF DUTY A DYING VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE?

IS CALL OF DUTY A DYING VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE?

Love it or hate it, Call of Duty has captured the hearts, minds and wallets of many video gamers around the world. It has progressed from a simple, PC only shooter to a massive multi-million dollar franchise spawning various sequels and branch offs on virtually every console created in the past ten years. But, what makes this franchise so appealing to large segments of video game enthusiasts? What makes it so equally loved and hated by the video game community? Is Call of Duty a dying video game franchise? Our goal is to find out in today's GameSniped post.

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Classic Arcade Game Units

Classic Arcade Game Units

I don't know about you guys, but this warm weather makes me think of the summer beach trips my parents used to drag me to when I was a child. I remember the warm sun and cold, salty ocean water. More than anything though, I remember wasting countless hours and quarters at the boardwalk arcades in the evenings. These memories make me very nostalgic for those days at Ocean City. I especially loved the original Aliens Vs. Predator (which we've included-duh). So, I've decided to find the best deals on the 'Bay for classic arcade game units. Some of these units are straight forward and obvious. Others...not so much. It's time to bring on the nostalgia. Let's check out what I found:
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