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Happy birthday to Goozex, they turn two today!

Jul 10 // 8BitBrian
College Park, Md. – Goozex, Inc., the leading online video game trading community, announced today the company’s 2008 mid-year trading statistics. The game Mass Effect for the Xbox 360 lead the way for most traded in the last six months. Grand Theft Auto IV for the Xbox 360 is the most requested video game on Goozex since January 2008. Both games are considered best-in-class and have been best sellers.This July marks the two-year anniversary of the Goozex online game trading service. Over 43.8 million Goozex points have been exchanged between members since its launch in July 2006, and nearly 30 million points have been exchanged in 2008 alone. Goozex Points represent the fair market value of video games and are assigned to individual games. Points are used as a virtual currency to acquire games. Goozex currently offers over 9,000 unique titles to trade for 13 different gaming platforms.Below are the top 10 Goozex trading lists for 2008.Top 10 Most Traded Games on Goozex Since January 2008:1. Mass Effect – Xbox 3602. Gears of War - Xbox 3603. Assassin’s Creed - Xbox 3604. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Xbox 3605. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – PlayStation 36. The Orange Box - Xbox 3607. BioShock - Xbox 3608. Halo 3 - Xbox 3609. Resistance: Fall of Man – PlayStation 310. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction – PlayStation 3Top 10 Most Requested Games on Goozex Since January 2008:1. Grand Theft Auto IV - Xbox 3602. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Xbox 3603. Mass Effect – Xbox 3604. Lost Odyssey - Xbox 3605. Mario Kart Wii – Wii6. Gears of War - Xbox 3607. Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Wii8. Assassin’s Creed - Xbox 3609. Burnout Paradise – Xbox 36010. Army of Two – Xbox 360Top 10 Most Offered Games on Goozex Since January 2008:1. Assassin’s Creed - Xbox 3602. Mass Effect – Xbox 3603. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Xbox 3604. Gears of War - Xbox 3605. Halo 3 - Xbox 3606. BioShock - Xbox 3607. Forza Motorsport 2 – Xbox 3608. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas – Xbox 3609. Grand Theft Auto IV - Xbox 36010. Orange Box - Xbox 360Goozex offers a weekly RSS feed of the top 10 categories that can be found here: Goozex, Inc.Goozex, Inc. is an award winning and best in class rated peer-to-multi-peer tradingcompany headquartered in College Park, Maryland. Launched in July 2006, was named a Webby Award Official Honoree in April 2007. It has also been rated best in class by Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM #223) and GamesRadar (Dec. 25, 2007). Currently, it is the leading video game trading service based on an automated point system. Games are assigned a point value based on several factors including supply and demand, and users earn points when trading their games with other users. Points can then be redeemed for other video games. The system offers its users a fair market value for their games and guarantees all trades. Goozex, your game trading community TM. Please visit our website at

Goozex sure has grown up before our eyes. Whenever there was a sighting of Bargain Bin Laden, Goozex was there with the game on the cheap. It's a service I love and cherish, and I'm glad to see that the site is going strong a...


Arsenal FC-branded controllers coming your way, courtesy of Mad Catz

Apr 10
// Samit Sarkar
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Nov 26
// Earnest Cavalli
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// Earnest Cavalli
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// Colette Bennett
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Sep 07
// Earnest Cavalli
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Marks and Spencer to the Xbox 360: Do not want!

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// Jim Sterling
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Jul 03
// Earnest Cavalli
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Geometry Wars Galaxies on the Wii looks kinda sorta just like Geometry Wars

Jun 29
// Nick Chester
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Hitman the movie the trailer; originality is the new pink

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// Earnest Cavalli
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Squenix Online Store opens US branch, in response, America opens a Starbucks

Jun 20
// Earnest Cavalli
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