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Metroid Prime Trilogy: The Untouched By Human Hands Edition

Is it too late for April fools jokes? Maybe not..

The idea of having a pristine copy of a game is probably the best thing to a collector. In the years I've collected and sold video games and doing research on eBay, none had a more ridiculous claim than the listing in question in this post. But it is funny. Even more so is the price at $10,000. This is one of the reasons collectors just couldn't grasp the idea of VGA since most if not all the listings that mentions it is in fact a joke in itself. It would have been great if the seller starts calling it a "specimen".

I imagine this sellers goes around from store to store asking if the game he wants to buy is untouched by human hands. That or he probably uses one of these to grab the game in hopes that he could claim that it's untouched by human hands.

 

RIP Ultimate Warrior

RIP Ultimate Warrior

With facebook and 24 hour news access, it doesn't take long for word to get out regarding the passing of celebrities and other noteworthy figures nowadays, and it seems to take even less time for people to jump into auction to try and make money off of those deaths.  I can't rightly say I blame them, the window to list items pertaining to the recently deceased is small--an example is after the passing of Michael Jackson.  Shortly after, copies of Moonwalker for the Genesis shot up in price from $30-$40 to $150-$250 in a matter of days.  Will the price of Ultimate Warrior merchandise and memorabilia rise due to his sudden passing?  Who truly knows, but I'm sure the number of sellers clamoring to list anything Ultimate Warrior related will hope that is the case.

 

-Ultimate Warrior Gameboy Promotional Picture Signed

Nokia N-Gage Sega Rally (Australian Exclusive)

Nokia N-Gage Sega Rally (Australian Exclusive)

This us one of the rarest N-Gage releases, as it was unconfirmed to exist for some time.

Despite its name it is not a port of the original Sega Rally Championship nor is it the same game as Sega Rally Championship on the Nintendo Game Boy Advance.

Plans were made to bring it to the US but were scrapped at the last minute (the game had even received an ESRB rating).

Sega Rally on the N-Gage is extremely similar to Sega Rally 2, but is forced to make a number of sacrifices due to the weaker hardware of the system.

Looks like the prices are starting to spike on this one.

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Chuck Yeager’s Fighter Combat Limited Edition 9/10 Nintendo NES Game

Up for auction is a limited edition copy of Chuck Yeager's Fighter Combat for the original Nintendo Entertainment System!  Included in the auction are:

- 1 Chuck Yeager's Fighter Combat Nintendo Entertainment System Game Cartridge with Special Artwork, hand numbered #9.
- 1 Flight Case that looks remarkably similar to a lunchbox, hand numbered  #9.  The Flight Case has stickers on both sides.
- 1 Standard Issue Barf Bag.
- 1 Confidential VHS tape that contains roughly 4 minutes of Unreleased footage of Chuck Yeager's Fighter Combat from an earlier build! This footage was originally purchased with the prototype and contains graphics not found in the final version.

Only 150 copies of Chuck Yeager's Fighter Combat were originally produced, and of those 150 only the first 10 were created in these limited edition flight cases.  Don't miss your chance on owning a limited release for the NES!

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New Sega Releases From Super Fighter Team

Super Fighter Team just announced a new pre-order for two new Sega Genesis titles, Magic Girl and Cascade.

Thank you for your interest in Magic Girl! Magic Girl is a vertical shooter that puts you in the role of a young girl fighting to save her entire planet from certain doom. It is a harsh reality for Ling Ling, whose heart is filled with sorrow over the suffering of her people. But there is no time for tears, as she must rush to avenge the fallen. Only with your careful guidance will she be able to prevail over the enemy and restore her planet to a semblance of its former peace and prosperity. Magic Girl was developed by Gamtec in Taiwan. In addition to translating the game into English, we at Super Fighter Team have also fixed a few bugs that plagued the Chinese original.

Thank you for your interest in Cascade! Cascade is a dice-based puzzler set in outer space, where your skill will be judged by wacky aliens.

 This never before seen game will amuse you with its quirky aliens that welcome you with silly spoken lines such as, “Oh no, a human!” and “May the dice be with you.” It also features a competetive two player mode.

 Hey! It takes cunning and quick thinking to blast through each successive level of Cascade! Complete all seven levels and you will be welcomed to the planet Cascadia. But what awaits you there: Fame? Fortune? The game's production credits? Only one way to find out...

 Cascade was developed by Epyx, and initially slated for release only in Japan.

Price on each is $40 plus shipping and expected release date is 2015.

Retro Gaming Given a New Lease of Life!

When I was a youngster my friends and I would always be split into two camps, and even to this day with FIFA or Pro Evo we still are! You were either in the Mario or Sonic, Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat and, the biggest of them all, Sega or Nintendo camps. Personally, I was in the Sonic, Mortal Kombat and Sega camps and was relentlessly teased by my peers, especially because of my Mortal Kombat preference, as their choices differed with mine.

However, Innex have created and are about to release something that would saved me many a hurtful comment about my sanity and choice of console as a child in the Super Retro. This new console has been created with the purpose of allowing retro gamers to play their Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive), NES and SNES games on one machine for the price of just $69.99.

On top of this, the company has released an optional Super Retro Adapter for $44.99 that allows you to play Game Boy Advance games on the Super Retro, the SNES and "any other third-party 16-bit console." as per a quote from Innex themselves.

The console comes with the usual cables and two controllers modelled on the SNES controllers, although you are able to plug and play with your original NES, SNES and Genesis controllers too.

While my mind was on the update to retro gaming with the release of the Super Retro my mind wandered to other things that have benefited from updates and amalgamations in recent times. The one thing that really sprang to mind in this instance is betting and gambling.

The era of the NES, SNES and Genesis saw people have to visit bookmakers and casinos to get their betting and gambling fixes while the advent of the internet and, even more recently, smartphones and tablets has opened this to a whole generation of people.

You can now bet on your phone at work, play poker on the bus and win massive life changing amounts of cash from the comfort of your own home. The one example I came across in my research was UK resident John O. who claimed a cash prize of almost six million pounds playing bingo games at Butlers Bingo after wagering 30p on the online slot game The Dark Knight. This is a record amount won in the UK in online slot games and would certainly not have been possible before slot games, poker, bingo, other casino games and sports betting moved to a new format of being online.

I know that many retro gamers prefer the authenticity of playing retro games on the original consoles, but those with little space and/or willing to try something new, like John O., then the Super Retro is a must have purchase.

I'll be certainly be heading out to purchase one before heading to eBay to bolster my games collection when the console is released this month.

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Huge Sega Lot

This is my entire Sega collection I've amassed over the past years. It has been taken good care of and features half the entire library of all Mega Drive European releases(!), including true rarities, add-ons and much more - most of which are in excellent complete and mint condition! Great for anyone thinking of starting a serious Sega collection, or for those already collecting but missing that "boost" needed to get a complete collection. Only for true serious Sega fans, longing back to the Golden days of console gaming, back when 16 and 32 bit ruled the nineties. With retrogaming become more and more popular, the value of this massive collection will only keep rising as time goes by. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to own one of the biggest Sega collections ever to show up in the public. You will not find anything like this on eBay anytime soon.

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