The Panasonic 3DO: A Glimpse into a Rare Failed Video Game Console

The Panasonic 3DO: A Glimpse into a Rare Failed Video Game Console

There are a handful of cheaper 3DO consoles floating around on the web at the moment. The Panasonic 3DO typically sells well over $100. These consoles are priced just under the $100 mark and guaranteed to work according to the sellers. If you're interested in investing in this interesting piece of gaming collectors past, make sure you scoop up one of these bargains soon. You can also perform a general search on eBay for this console here.

However, you may not be very familiar with this system. That's alright. The Panasonic 3DO never really gained mainstream acceptance like it's other mid 90's competitors (such as the Sega Saturn or PS1). Like the Xavix Port, the 3DO broke many barriers in the world of video game consoles. It was the first console to offer a disc system in place of cartridges. It was the first 32 bit console. It was the first console with truly high fidelity 16 bit PCM based audio card and Dolby Digital certification. You almost wonder in the world something this powerful could fail so miserably in the market (and fail it did with aplomb). Read more...

GameSniped Video Game Review of Resident Evil Remake

GameSniped Video Game Review of Resident Evil Remake

The upside to releasing yet another installment in an already popular game series is that the bar is set high from the get-go. Resident Evil was first released in 1996. In the (nearly) two decades that elapsed since then the game has naturally lost some of its initial fan base, though it goes without saying that it also garnered new supporters along the way. Then, there’s the issue of the 2002 Resident Evil remake for the GameCube. As such, there was a lot riding on this latest HD release. Would it fare like the 2002 version, or does this new and improved release for newer consoles and the PC work as a standalone edition? We explore all this and more in our new video game review for the 2015 Resident Evil remake. Read more...

Rarest Video Games Post 2000 – Collectors Editions and Other Goodies

Rarest Video Games Post 2000 – Collectors Editions and Other Goodies

Video game collecting broke into the mainstream news about a month ago when a pristine, unopened copy of Stadium Events (!) sold for around the $40,000 mark. Now look, I certainly don't jive with the idea of paying for half of a home's mortgage on an old video game. With that being said, Stadium Events nes represents a serious collector's piece. I get it. I wouldn't spend that much on collecting video games. But, to each his own. When the media write stories like this, they fail to realize that video games are subject to the same economic factors as any other good or service. Supply vs demand determine the prices. In the case of Stadium Events nes, supplies are extremely low! Read more...

Zelda Outlands: The Fan Made Legend of Zelda NES Game

Zelda Outlands: The Fan Made Legend of Zelda NES Game

I was reading back through older posts on the site and really enjoyed the post about Chrono Trigger Crimson Echoes. I know  many of you guys really enjoyed that post as well. So, I wanted to return to the subject of romhacking (or, more specifically, romhacking vintage video games). I'm not sure if you guys know this, but the original Legend of Zelda NES is one of my all time favorite video games of any era. Heck, my name is Link after all. Naturally, my favorite custom, fan made NES rom has to be Zelda Outlands. Read more...

Chrono Trigger Ebay Listing for Custom SNES

Chrono Trigger Ebay Listing for Custom SNES

I was digging around on Ebay looking for SNES memorabilia like I normally do, and I stumbled upon this Chrono Trigger Ebay listing bid for this sweet custom SNES. The characters and artwork are are all painted onto the custom SNES to guarantee high quality (no cheap kiddie stickers here). Naturally, the console includes a custom SNES controller. If you don't want to purchase the entire console, or need a matching Chrono Trigger SNES controller for the console, you can find auctions for separate controllers. Click here to check out the console and here to check out the controller. Read more...

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Arcade Weekends: Purchasing Rare Video Games from the Vintage Arcade Superstore

Uhhhh. I've had one of those weeks that just never seems to end. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. Thankfully, we've almost reached the weekend (or as I like to call it: that time of the week when I play Contra on the NES for 48 hours straight). When I have a stressful week, I find it's relaxing and helpful to veg out with some rare video games. In particular, I really enjoy arcade games. I mean, hey, there's a reason we run these Arcade Weekends posts. Read more...

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Build a Collection of Cheap Video Games for Atari 2600

We've all run into this at one point or another. You want to start collecting video games but the costs are too prohibitive. Before you know it, your money has run out. This is why it's so important to properly plan your collecting goals. Too often, the posts on this site focus on rare (and expensive) items. Today, I wanted to help out those of you who don't have a surplus amount of cash to devote to vintage video games. We've put together a simple list and easy to follow guide for building a collection of cheap video games for Atari 2600. Read more...

Metal Gear Solid 5 Ground Zeroes GameSniped Review

Metal Gear Solid 5 Ground Zeroes GameSniped Review

So, did you guys guess the big surprise? I wondered if the Konami themed post would give it away. We’ve decided to do something a little different from our normal post. Keep in mind that the site thrives around you guys. So, if you like the idea, make sure you tell me in the comment section below. If you hate the idea, please don’t hesitate to tell me that as well. I definitely want to ensure that we’re running the sort of content you guys want to read. With that being said, I’d like to introduce you guys to the first ever GameSniped video game review. I’ve been a long time fan of MGS and Metal Gear (since the first game made its appearance on the NES actually). With all of the buzz surrounding the new FPS mod for the PC port of MGS and the approaching release of the second half, The Phantom Pain, I decided to focus on reviewing last year’s critically acclaimed release. Without delay, I present to you the Metal Gear Solid 5 Ground Zeroes GameSniped Review. Read more...

SILENT HILL 2 – JAMES & NURSE REPLICA STATUE VERY RARE

Konami Gaming eBay Auctions

How is everyone doing? Is 2015 going well so far? We here at GameSniped have something new and exciting planned for the next update. I really hope you guys like it. It will definitely be different from the posts we've run in the past. For the time being, feel free to enjoy these Konami Gaming eBay Auctions I managed to dig up. Hopefully, something in here will complete your collection! Read more...

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Happy New Years from the GameSniped Team

Happy New Years, everyone! I hope you're all have a wonderful 2015 so far. I also hope that the new year finds each one of you in good health and fortune! You may have noticed a very slight change to the format of the toolbar on the main page. If you didn't notice, that's alright. As I said, the change was very slight. We've added a new section called "Ebay Tools." Under this new section, you'll find a drop down menu with two items: the familiar "Most Watched" page and the new "Rare Game Merchandise Tool." If you've read our past updates, you already know that the most watched page shows you video game, video game peripheral, and video game merchandise auctions that are currently receiving the most views on eBay. The new "Merchandise Tool" was custom built by yours truly to deliver the rarest video game merchandise currently on the 'bay. Like the "Most Watched" page, the "Merchandise Tool" delivers everything instantly and is always up to date. So, the auctions you see in the boxes are all real time and up to date. Pretty cool, right?

Anyway, we look forward to more updates and continuing this journey of ours in the new year. As always, onward and upward. Game on, my friends!

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Amazing Vintage Pinball Machines Finds from the Arcades of the Past

Tis the season...to blow money on some awesome throwback Pinball Machines from America's past. I dug deep into the Bay for these finds today folks! This is a bit off the beaten path for GameSniped. But, I thought I'd try something new here. Hopefully, you enjoy browsing these Amazing Vintage Pinball Machines Finds! Read more...

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Video Game Wholesale Lots Strike Back! and other cool finds

2 posts in one week. I know I know. It's unprecedented. But, I wanted to share some of these awesome finds with all of you guys. We're back to video game lots this time around. I'm sure you remember our last post on video game lots. Well, I'm doing it again with this mini post on video game wholesale lots! Check out some of the sweet finds! Read more...