The Silence of the Lambs Special Edition

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!

Natural Ultimate Digital Experiment Xbox Game

Marvel vs Capcom 2 xbox

Steel Battalion with Controller xbox

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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Lots Of Prototypes

I remember once upon a time was gameSniped was all about Protos and Test Carts galore. Good times. Anyway, up for grabs today we have:

RARE NTSC N64 WWF No Mercy ALPHA AUG 2000 Development Prototype Nintendo 64

NTSC N64 Mia Hamm Soccer 64 US/ES World League Soccer 2000 Prototype Nintendo

Super Nintendo SNES Burn-in cart with controller test REV A
Prisoner of War CANCELED PS2 press only NTSC 90% preview unreleased test disc

PROTOTYPE Resident Evil 4 chainsaw controller PS2 Playstation 2 test review

PROTOTYPE unreleased Evil Ryu Nuby Street Fighter wireless controller test book

Also:
Atari Lynx Kung Food rare development printing material artwork master art test
Darksiders II PS3 E3 DEMO DISC English Pre Release For Collectors PlayStation 3
Game & Watch Super Mario Bros Nintendo Disk Kun YM 901 S Special Prize F1 RARE
The Last of Us Post Pandemic Edition (No game included)
Large Intellivision lot many CIB 77 games, 70 boxes many overlays
Ultima Underworld PC-9801 Japanese with Paper Knife SIGNED by Lord British! RARE
Sega 32X Collection Bundle Near Complete (Web Of Fire, all CDs ) NO RESERVE
Super Star Fox Weekend Competition - Super Nintendo SNES NTSC CART, rare
F1 Performance Pack Aus Pal For Nintendo 64 - N64 RARE
1989 Topps Nintendo Original Punch Out Art Coa Rare
Extra Rare Pokemon Snap Demo Only Not For Resale Nintendo 64 Cartridge Game
SNES Super Nintendo RARE Metroid Phazon 0.3 Redesign
Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon Video Game Philips CD-i (CDi) New in Box, Sealed
Nintendo 64 N64 Controller Hello Mac Japan (Rare)
Super 190 In 1 Nintendo Multi Cart Game Cartridge - 190 Games - NES - RARE
nintendo nes WILD GUNMAN not sealed VGA Q80 !! MINT new complete qualified

Is there any need for console-based casino games?

The gambling industry continues to thrive in the 21st Century as billions of dollars are spent every year by punters who strive to win considerable amounts of money and hit the big jackpots. We live in a world where a bet can be placed on anything, although the casino and sports betting markets remain the most popular avenues for gamblers Traditional land-based casinos and bookmakers will always remain a mecca for avid gamblers who revel in the drama, excitement and tension generated by placing a bet on a particular sporting outcome or any slot, table or card game.

The emergence of online gambling operators have revolutionised the industry as the internet not only continues to provide a platform for more casinos and betting companies to be formed, but also allow punters to gamble in a more convenient and efficient manner. Casino games have also seen a considerable increase in popularity as poker, blackjack and roulette gaming apps can be downloaded onto mobile phone handsets for people to enjoy playing wherever they are.

Console gaming

With gamblers now able to place bets at the single touch of a button or click of a mouse, it remains to be seen whether casino games will ever enjoy similar success on a console. Game developers have managed to replicate the experience of playing in a casino via high quality graphics and sounds. More importantly, casino-based console games have managed to integrate smooth gameplay physics that functions exactly the same way as playing any slot, table or card game at the casino.

Although there have only been a few titles released on the Xbox and PlayStation platforms, casino-based console games have generally been well received within the gaming community. The World Series of Poker: Full House is the most recent example of a poker game made available as a free download on the Xbox 360 which allows gamers to play heads up or tournaments against the computer or other players online. It provides user-friendly controls to carry out every regular action at the table, whether it is calling, raising, folding or going all-in. The game also carries an interactive element as gamers can customise their character through in-game purchases that can be bought using real money, although the value of money used to place bets is not real. This is arguably the greatest downfall of casino-based console games as they can only be played using fake money – an option that is already utilised by a number of online casinos for members to learn how to play, or scrub up on their skills and strategies to be more effective when real money is involved.

The future of console-based casino games

While casino games released on console are generally well received and generate a reputable volume of gamers to play them, they will always be eclipsed by the ever-growing popularity of online casinos and gaming apps. Both allow users to play for free which takes away the only unique point that console game provide; it remains to be seen whether console game developers can incorporate a system into casino titles that allow gamers to deposit and play using real money. Casino console games do have a purpose and a place on the market as they allow gamers to enjoy the fun aspect of playing poker. Although slot machines and blackjack have only been managed to be incorporated as mini games within titles such as Fallout: New Vegas and Red Dead Redemption, playing for fun is arguably as enjoyable and entertaining as using real money online. Casino-based console games will never reach the same heights as playing on an online casino or gaming app, but efforts should be made to integrate poker and other casino games onto next generation consoles.

 

Vintage 1st Generation Shockwave Action Figures: More than Meets the Eye!

TRANSFORM AND ROLL OUT! Hey, guys and gals. It's time for your next dose of collecting goodness. This update comes courtesy of Transformers and a character introduced in the very beginning of the canon. We're talking about Shockwave, the Decepticons' military operations commander. This position makes Shockwave the Decepticons' 'baddy number 2'. According to the original Transformers writer,  Bob Budiansky, Shockwave's inspiration came from the original Star Trek character, Spock. Wikipedia describes Shockwave as thus:

"Shockwave is the name of several transformers in the Transformers franchise. Throughout his incarnations, he is usually distinguished by a laser cannon instead of one of his hands and his distinctive face, which is featureless save for a single robotic eye. He is also commonly portrayed as a cold, emotionless Decepticon. Due to issues with Hasbro's trademark of the name Shockwave, some products were also released under the name Shockblast."

At this point, the vintage 1st generation Shockwave action figures have attained a well deserved collectors status. And why shouldn't they? The figure looks absolutely amazing. At this point, you're probably chomping at the bit to get your hands on one of these legendary 1980's toys. Luckily for you, GameSniped trolled the Bay finding you guys the best deals around. So, without further adieu, let's check out listings:

 

1984 Transformers G1 ***SHOCKWAVE*** MIB 100% Complete w/ Box Electronics Work!!

-Please note that the above auction ends at 12 PM est. If you plan to bid, DO IT NOW!

Transformers G1 Shockwave 1985!

Transformers G1 Shockwave For Parts

-This item may be broken. But, for action figure hunters looking to build a collection, you can't beat this price!

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Transformers G1 SHOCKWAVE FOR PARTS! 1985 ELECTRONICS WORK!

-The listing says "for parts," but only because the left arm won't move. This is an awesome find in decent condition considering its age.

BONUS LISTING: 

Vintage 1988 Transformers G1 Powermaster Optimus Prime

-Because, how will these figurines duke it out on your bookshelf if you don't have an opposing Autobot?