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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...