Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Go to Hilton Garden and Get a PSP Game

One of the rarest PSP games ever made might be available at your local Hilton Garden hotel.

Rerez, the person who made the video above, did some great research on a game called Hilton Ultimate Team Play. The game was made for the Hilton Garden hotel chain as a way to train employees.

You can play as a house keeper, front desk, cook, or maintenance and your tasks in the game mimic some of the tasks you would face in the real job. As a housekeeper you need to remember all the items on the cleaning list for each room. Did you forget to fold the toilet paper into a nice triangle? They game will let you know.

The scoring system in the game is similar to a real scoring system Hilton uses called SALT, which measures customer satisfaction.

Rerez emailed the developers of the game and found out that 500 discs were made. BUT the Hilton UTP doesn't work without a special memory stick that came with the PSP and game.

Rerez visited his local Hilton Garden and asked them about the PSP and game. They had one in storage and gave it to him. For free.

With a little bit of leg work you can get one of the rarest PSP games ever and might not have to pay a cent.

I've never seen a sale for this game so I don't know the market value. When a sale does occur we will be sure to update our site.

Hilton Ultimate Team Play might be the Pepsi Invaders of PSP.

If your successful finding one of these at your Hilton Gardens, post in the comments below.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

We Are Tracking amiibo Prices

amiibo nintendo lot
Nintendo released amiibo in November 2014 and they have already become collector's items with some hard to find figures and even a couple extremely rare ones.

We've added all amiibo figures to our site so you can keep track of their value and see which are the most valuable.

amiibo are figures for different Nintendo characters. Each one can hook-up to the Wii U and the character can be used in games like Super Smash Bros Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, and Mario Kart 8.

Each figures retails for $12.99.

So far, 18 figures have been released with another 11 announced for release in February 2015.

Three of the figures - Marth, Villager, and Wii Fit Trainer - are quite hard to find with prices more than $50.

There are two very rare "mistake variants" that sell for $200+ each. Peach with no legs and Samus with two cannons. These are manufacturing mistakes and quite popular with collectors.

Initially we will be tracking these prices using automated methods on Amazon and manually on eBay. eBay prices will not be updated daily because it takes quite a bit of time to do it manually. If the amiibo page is popular enough we will take the additional steps needed to automate the eBay portion as well.

Nintendo World Championship Gold on eBay

1 of 26 Nintendo World Championship Gold cartridges is up for sale in an eBay Auction.

The last one sold for $29,000+ in March and this auction is up to $12,600 now.

See past sales for Nintendo World Championship Gold.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

5 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts to Buy any Video Game Collector

Christmas is tomorrow. It is literally tomorrow and I still have SO MANY gifts I have yet to buy. What am I to do? I know, procrastinate by putting together a Buzzfeed-esque list/article instead of getting my affairs in order! What could go wrong? Be sure to post any suggestions for last-minute gifts in the comments section.

1. Amiibo (ANY/ALL)

"Impulse Buy"
Out of ideas? Panicking? Does your hapless gift-recipient own Super Smash Bros.? Then put literally no thought into a gift and buy them an amiibo! Don't know what it does? Don't worry, I'll explain. It is basically a USB memory stick embedded in a tiny figurine. Placing the figurine on a Wii U gamepad let's you customize a computer-controlled character in the game that you can fight against, or watch fight, or even have them fight against other amiibo. That's right, digital cock-fighting! You literally cannot go wrong with buying your friend an amiibo. You don't even have to worry about buying your friend a duplicate of one they already have. Each amiibo is different based on the experience it gains fighting in-game. Buy them two! Buy them three!

Availability: 8/10 (Most stores have them but a few of the characters are harder to find than Atlantis)
Price: $12.99+tax
Thought put into purchasing: 4/10

2. Tamagotchi

This is an actual photo of me.
This might not make sense at first but let's think about it for a sec. You probably had one of these bad boys way back in the day, yeah, it was fun-ish but easily forgotten. Well, think back to when you had one of these. It was probably way back in the 90's before everyone developed their current "I-have-to-have-something-in-my-hands-at-all-times" complex thanks to smartphones. Giving this to one of your collector friends might seem like a gag gift at first but what you are actually putting in their hands is the gamer equivalent of heroin. Trust me, I made a huge mistake when I accepted one from a friend. I got so addicted to it, I had to throw it in a lake just to get it away from me. The perfect Christmas present for all ages, genders, and budgets.

Availability: 5/10 (Bigger toy stores will have them, usually in the "Girls" aisles)
Price: $10-20
Thought put into purchasing: 7/10

3. Gift Cards

This is literally just money but more limited in scope. Awesome.

Availability: 10/10
Price: Whatever you put on them
Thought put into purchasing: 0/10 (Seriously, just give them cash)

4. Game Boy Generations 1989-2003 by S★T★A★R

Game Boy Generations

This neat little book is an extensive photo guide to over a hundred different Game Boy classic, Light, Pocket, and Color special editions released between 1989 and 2003. The entire book includes tons of pictures and is written in English, Spanish, and Japanese. I have a copy and I love it. The bad news is that it ships from Europe and is expensive but this is the ultimate gift for the collector who has everything.

Availability: 1/10 (
Price: 28 [$35] (SPECIAL OFFER: 25 [$30] until December 31 2014)
Thought put into purchasing: 9/10

5. Any Shirt from The King of Games

Ever heard of The King of Games? The apparel company started with the Kyoto-based "EDIT MODE" design team creating a line of T-shirts called "The King of Games" in 2002 after Masaaki Enami convinced Nintendo to grant him a license to produce a line of high-quality, original, yet official, Nintendo shirts. Enami was given permission and the design group continues to produce new and WONDERFUL clothing. Currently, they haven't produced anything new since April. Are they going into hiatus? Are they going away? Who knows, most of their shirts are sold out and the few that remain are quite pricey. However, all collectors will appreciate the merchandise. The quality is boutique-grade and every single item is extremely limited, often no more than 200 are produced. Oh, and did I mention that they are all official, licensed Nintendo apparel? 

Availability: 2/10 (
Price: ¥5,500 [$45]
Thought put into purchasing: 9/10

In the end, use your best judgement. You have 24 hours and you can always pull the, "it is in the mail" routine. Oh, and have a Merry Christmas.



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