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Happy birthday to Goozex, they turn two today!


12:30 PM on 07.10.2008
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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 as ever.

If you've never tried the site before: do it. It's a fantastic alternative to Gamestop, as you'll actually get a decent value for the games you ship out, and pay a cheaper price for what you get. The site's already exchanged more than $2.1 million worth of games -- a good majority of that in this year.

A good majority of my collection has come from Goozex -- trading in a newer title that I was disappointed with, and picking up ten older titles for the PS1 and PS2 is a distinct possibility. Only the words of Chad can describe it properly: "Amaaaaaaazing!"

Enough of my throbbing erection for the site. The boys also sent us a couple of lists, including the most requested, most traded, and most offered games for the first half of '08. Here's the top traded games:

1. Mass Effect – Xbox 360
2. Gears of War - Xbox 360
3. Assassin’s Creed - Xbox 360
4. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Xbox 360
5. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – PlayStation 3
6. The Orange Box - Xbox 360
7. BioShock - Xbox 360
8. Halo 3 - Xbox 360
9. Resistance: Fall of Man – PlayStation 3
10. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction – PlayStation 3

Interesting to see that Resistance is still traded actively amongst PS3 owners, since it was a launch title and all. After the jump are the other statistics for the top requested and top offered games. I hope that Jonathan, Mark, and everyone else at Goozex are enjoying the high life, and that their success will be continued. Also, if you haven't already, check out Nick Chester over on the Goozcast!

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 360
2. Gears of War - Xbox 360
3. Assassin’s Creed - Xbox 360
4. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Xbox 360
5. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – PlayStation 3
6. The Orange Box - Xbox 360
7. BioShock - Xbox 360
8. Halo 3 - Xbox 360
9. Resistance: Fall of Man – PlayStation 3
10. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction – PlayStation 3

Top 10 Most Requested Games on Goozex Since January 2008:
1. Grand Theft Auto IV - Xbox 360
2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Xbox 360
3. Mass Effect – Xbox 360
4. Lost Odyssey - Xbox 360
5. Mario Kart Wii – Wii
6. Gears of War - Xbox 360
7. Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Wii
8. Assassin’s Creed - Xbox 360
9. Burnout Paradise – Xbox 360
10. Army of Two – Xbox 360

Top 10 Most Offered Games on Goozex Since January 2008:
1. Assassin’s Creed - Xbox 360
2. Mass Effect – Xbox 360
3. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Xbox 360
4. Gears of War - Xbox 360
5. Halo 3 - Xbox 360
6. BioShock - Xbox 360
7. Forza Motorsport 2 – Xbox 360
8. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas – Xbox 360
9. Grand Theft Auto IV - Xbox 360
10. Orange Box - Xbox 360

Goozex offers a weekly RSS feed of the top 10 categories that can be found here:
http://www.goozex.com/trading/asp/top10list-games.asp

About Goozex, Inc.
Goozex, Inc. is an award winning and best in class rated peer-to-multi-peer trading
company headquartered in College Park, Maryland. Launched in July 2006, Goozex.com 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 www.goozex.com


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