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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...

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Check out the 2014 Blizzcon Gaming Merchandise and Other Goodies I Caught on eBay!

How's everyone doing today. Did any of you attend Blizzcon this year? I heard it was pretty awesome and the turnout was pretty impressive. Unfortunately, I couldn't attend this time. But, I definitely want to go next year. Fortunately, if you're like me, we can live vicariously through others' experiences! That's why I went out of my way to find this rare 2014 Blizzcon Gaming Merchandise on the bay for our latest post! Read more...

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The List of Survival Horror Games (Cont’d): My Favorite Scariest Games on the PC and Consoles

Hey, guys. Welcome back. As I mentioned last week, my list of my favorite survival horror games felt a bit skimpy to me. So this week, I've decided to flesh out the list to include general horror video games (be they adventure, survival, or action horror). Let's check out my favorite scariest games on the PC and Consoles. Read more...

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The List of Survival Horror Games that Probably Best The Evil Within

Right off the bat, I don't want to make this post some sort of cranky old guy rant about new video games vs. retro video games. I'm a gamer. Period. I love all sorts of video games on various different consoles (including the PC). I'm also not going to judge the new survival horror game from famed developer, Shinji Mikami, The Evil Within. Personally, I think TEW looks spectacular. I've heard critics label it the "game Resident Evil 5 should have been." This game has really enjoyed a fortuitous release in mid October (just in time for Halloween). In case you're not familiar, Shinji Mikami was critical in the famed video game where Capcom quite literally created the survival horror moniker as a marketing phrase. Yes, I'm talking about the original Resident Evil trilogy. Instead, I'd like to go in a different direction with this post. This post will focus on some of the classic horror games that shaped the genre and the newer games that continue to influence it. Yes, this is a list of survival horror games that probably best The Evil Within. Some of these games come from Shinji Mikami himself. Before any of you jump down my throat about ancient graphics and outdated game mechanics, I formulated this list entirely from my opinions. If you are interested in playing The Evil Within for a more newschool approach to the genre, I've included links to the game. Don't forget to check out the clip of people testing the game below. Read more...

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Nintendo World Exclusives

Been sort of out of the loop lately since I've been doing other things.. But a friend of mine texted me a few weeks back about an exclusive release at Nintendo World here in New York City. To celebrate the Hyrule Warriors release, Nintendo announced that there's a limited edition version of the game that included the highly sought after Zelda scarf exclusively at Nintendo World. Nintendo never gives away numbers but from where I stood that day, it looks to me that it was limited to at least 300 or less. By 7 AM that day, the line grew to about close to 600 people (I was one of the first 20) many of whom had to go home when they were told they didn't have enough.

Speaking to a friend in line, I was told that before this launch, Nintendo World also had an exclusive Mario Kart 8 boxset which included a Mario figure. Doing research while I was in line, I found out that there were no listings available at the time until this morning when I checked again. A seller on ebay had actually listed his or her copy along with the Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition. The limited edition Mario Kart 8 had a few sold listings at around $280-$450 while the Hyrule Warriors Limited Edition went up to at least $800 (a seller sold x2 in the same listing for $1,600). It currently lingers around $650+. Who knows what it'll bring around the holiday season.

Link to the listing

 

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Retro Sports Video Game Collectors Items

So, how is everyone here liking Fifa 15? I heard that EA made some big changes with the Ignite engine in last year's version. I also heard that Fifa 15's version of Ignite is even better than last year, and the graphics look more realistic than ever. What's even better is that EA finally brought their 'next gen' engine to the PC version making the three big gaming platforms equal across the board. Read more...

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Build a New School Gaming Collection with Awesome Destiny Memorabilia

Hey, guys. Welcome back to the new post on GameSniped. I just wanted to give you a quick update regarding the buried video games in New Mexico. So far, authorities in Alamogordo have not made any announcements regarding auctioning off the game cartridges other than the fact that the games will include a seal of authenticity. I've heard rumors that the local goverment has offers from big name buyers from around the country such as the Smithsonian museum. However, nothing is set in stone yet. We'll keep you updated as things progress.

So, onto our new article. Are you guys loving the new shooter that came this month Destiny? I think it's pretty fun and everything, don't get me wrong. But, it doesn't move me quite as much as shooters in the past such as Half Life 2 and Bioshock Infinity. I'm not to thrilled with the plot line of the game. However, the gameplay is fantastic. Destiny is a pretty slick, well manufactured shooter from Bungie, the makers of Halo. It's been received with big critical acclaim. Not to mention, large budget media ads have popped up on TV for the past month or two.  Needless to say, many people really like this one, and some media outlets have suggested that it could be in running for the Game of the Year award. That's probably pretty preemptive given that we're approaching the holidays and will see a mass release of high quality games in the next few months. Destiny's popularity inspired me to create a new collector's item theme. Without further adieu, let's look at how to Build a New School Gaming Collection with Awesome Destiny Memorabilia. Like it or hate it, you have to admit that the game and its scenes have produced some amazing art work!

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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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