Category Archives: Gaming

Dragon Ball Z Vengeance Tournament Winner Interview and Playlists

Posted on July 26, 2016 – 10:05 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Highlights from the Beckett Dragon Ball Z Vengeance tournament in Grand Prairie, Texas in July, 2016. See an interview with the winner, playlists and a gallery from the event.

Magic: The Gathering Alpha Starter Deck Box Busters

Posted on July 14, 2016 – 1:45 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Watch a Magic: The Gathering Alpha starter deck get opened. Also, find out how to tell if a deck is authentic and not a Beta deck.

Dragon Ball Z: Vengeance Tournament Video Diary

Posted on July 13, 2016 – 6:07 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

See how a Dragon Ball Z: Vengeance tournament played out at Miniature Exchange in Grand Prairie, Texas in July, 2016.

Free Dragon Ball Z Tournament

Posted on June 29, 2016 – 11:06 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on a free Dragon Ball Z tournament at the Miniature Exchange on July 2, 2016 to commemorate the launch of Vengeance.

2016 Panini Dragon Ball Z Vengeance Box Busters and Giveaway

Posted on June 22, 2016 – 2:16 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get an early look at 2016 Panini Dragon Ball Z Vengeance with this video box break.

Magic: The Gathering Eternal Masters Box Busters

Posted on June 16, 2016 – 2:10 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a Magic: The Gathering Eternal Master booster box? Check out the video below and find out.

2016 Topps Hero Attax Marvel Cinematic Universe Covers 12 Films. And You Probably Won’t Find It Nearby.

Posted on May 5, 2016 – 3:36 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 Topps Hero Attax Marvel Cinematic Universe is a simple trading card game with a checklist covering 12 films from through Captain America: Civil War.

Beckett Gaming Preview: Bushiroad Spring Lineup

Posted on April 20, 2016 – 10:08 am Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries Hey, TCG Players! The next couple of weeks are something to be extremely excited about. Bushiroad, the company who brings us titles like Cardfight Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz, and Future Card Buddyfight, will be releasing some great new products. Today we are going to take a quick look at what is to come…

1993 Magic: The Gathering Beta Starter Deck Box Busters

Posted on April 15, 2016 – 4:52 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 1993 Magic: The Gathering Beta Starter Deck? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

2015 Panini Dragon Ball Z Evolution Box Busters

Posted on April 7, 2016 – 6:39 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Curious about what’s in a 2015 Panini Dragon Ball Z Evolution box? Check out this video and full box breakdown.

Beckett Gaming Preview: 2016 Yu-Gi-Oh Millennium Pack

Posted on April 7, 2016 – 11:18 am Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries Greetings, Duelists! We are only a few short days away from the next exciting premium Yu-Gi-Oh! set — Millennium. The set releases on April 15th and will have a similar format to Duelist Packs: 5 cards per pack, priced at $1.99 each. Here is a look at the set breakdown…

Beckett Gaming Preview: Magic The Gathering Shadows over Innistrad

Posted on April 1, 2016 – 12:58 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Shadows over Innistrad Pre-Release is nearly upon us. Starting April 2, gamers will have a chance to crack in to the new and exciting Magic the Gathering set. The set includes 297 new cards and is the first set in the Shadows over Innistrad block. Today we will look at […]

Beckett Gaming Profile: Yu-Gi-Oh Premium Gold Infinite Gold

Posted on March 23, 2016 – 10:21 am Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Greetings fellow duelists! Ready for some exciting new set information? Yu-Gi-Oh Premium Gold Infinite Gold is the newest release and it is full of great and powerful cards.

Beckett Gaming Profile: 2016 DBZ Perfection

Posted on March 2, 2016 – 2:14 am Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Cell is here! Dragon Ball Z Perfection is upon us. This  new DBZ set includes 142 cards with an additional 15 Dragon Rares that are all based off of Cell’s personalities. Here are a few of the cards to watch out for…

Yu-gi-oh! News and Notes

Posted on February 15, 2016 – 10:25 am Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary This week we saw a few crazy and exciting things happen with the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game. Take a peek inside for more details.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Emperor of Darkness has arrived

Posted on February 2, 2016 – 6:29 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Greetings fellow duelists! On January 29, we saw the release of the new Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Deck, Emperor of Darkness. This deck caters to all players who are fans of the Monarch card types. The deck comes with 41 Cards broken down as follows: 2 Ultra Rares, 3 Super Rares, 36 Commons and 1 Token card. Today we will […]

Order 66 Toys To Discuss Star Wars Publication on KVCE Radio

Posted on January 26, 2016 – 4:21 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst Attention Star Wars fans! Tomorrow from 7:00 to 9:00 am CT, Order 66 Toys will be appearing on the KVCE radio program, DFW Business Today, to discuss the Complete Guide to Star Wars Collectibles, as well as Beckett’s plans for future publications devoted to collectibles of characters […]

Box Busters: 2006 Yu-Gi-Oh Enemy of Justice

Posted on January 25, 2016 – 11:51 am Author: Justin Grunert

Join Beckett non-sports and gaming analyst Matt Bible and guest commentator/gaming expert Ian McDaries as they open 2006 Yu-Gi-Oh Enemy of Justice.

Beckett Gaming Preview: Magic The Gathering Oath of the Gatewatch

Posted on January 22, 2016 – 2:38 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Hey all you Magic the Gathering Fans! Today is the day Oath of the Gatewatch hits stores. Oath is the 2nd set to release in the Battle for Zendikar block, and it brings 184 cards into the Magic the Gathering universe. The set brings on an onslaught of new Eldrazi, […]

Beckett Gaming Profile: Force of Will The Twilight Wanderer

Posted on December 22, 2015 – 12:47 am Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary This past Friday, the latest expansion for the Force of Will was released — The Twilight Wanderer. Today we are going to look over some of the impactful cards in the set and how they may change the meta-game.

Box Busters: Yu-Gi-Oh Dimension of Chaos

Posted on December 10, 2015 – 9:26 am Author: Justin Grunert

Join Beckett non-sports and gaming analyst Matt Bible and guest commentator/gaming expert Ian McDaries as they open 2015 Yu-Gi-Oh Dimension of Chaos.

2015 DBZ World Championship

Posted on December 4, 2015 – 8:40 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Attention DBZ fans! With the final DBZ TCG regional coming to an end, December is bringing us the DBZ World Championship. 32 of the world’s greatest players will battle it out for glory and prize money! What surprising and new decks will we see?

Beckett Gaming: Yu-Gi-Oh Yugi’s Legendary Decks

Posted on November 20, 2015 – 12:13 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary This last week Konami released a very special product for all Yu-Gi-Oh players and collectors: Yugi’s Legendary Decks. This exciting new product appeals to many fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh series and brings a majority of the main protagonist cards in one product. You can find fan favorites such as Exodia, […]

Beckett Gaming: Dragonball Z Evolution Top 5

Posted on November 9, 2015 – 2:34 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Dragonball Z Evolution launched on October 30th, and with it came some highly competitive and exciting cards. This week I want to touch on 5 cards from the set that I feel will help many players improve their decks.

Magic The Gathering Pro-Tour Battle for Zendikar Results

Posted on October 25, 2015 – 6:55 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary This past weekend Magic The Gathering players witnessed another historical event take place; the kick off of the Battle for Zendikar Pro-Tour. The tournament is filled with some of the most skilled players throughout the world, and at the end of the tournament, Kazuyuki Takimura was crowned the winner. Takimura won […]

Bidding on a Magic: The Gathering Alpha Black Lotus BGS 9.5 tops $30,000

Posted on October 16, 2015 – 3:07 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Bidding on a Magic: The Gathering Alpha Black Lotus graded Gem Mint BGS 9.5 has passed $30,000 in a sale through Beckett Auction Services.

Magic The Gathering: A New Standard

Posted on October 12, 2015 – 9:38 am Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary This past weekend was the 2nd Star City Games Standard Open of the Battle for Zendikar format, and the meta is beginning to take shape. The top 8 decks consisted of 4 Jeskai decks, 3 Green-White Megamorph and 1 Bant Megamorph. The final match came down to a Green-White Megamorph […]

Box Busters: Magic The Gathering Battle for Zendikar

Posted on October 9, 2015 – 12:59 pm Author: Justin Grunert

Join Beckett non-sports and gaming analyst Matt Bible and guest commentator/gaming expert Ian McDaries as they open the latest Magic The Gathering product: Battle for Zendikar. What wonders await them? Watch and find out …

Battle for Zendikar Pre-release Report

Posted on October 5, 2015 – 11:01 am Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Hello fellow spell slingers! Today I am coming to you with my tournament report from the Battle for Zendikar Pre-Release! In this article I will cover the rare cards I pulled, provide a deck list of what I ran, and a quick synopsis of each round. Before I get started, […]

Beckett Preview: 2016 Gaming Almanac

Posted on October 5, 2015 – 9:52 am Author: Matt Bible

By Matt Bible | Beckett Non-Sports and Gaming Analyst For the past five years, Beckett Media has produced its annual Gaming Almanac, which provides detailed checklists and pricing of collectible card games and non-sports cards for collectors and dealers alike. This year, Beckett has produced gaming and non-sports almanacs as their own standalone releases. The non-sports almanac […]

2015 Force of Will World Championships

Posted on September 22, 2015 – 2:11 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Over the last few days, this radical and exciting new trading card game has been hosting their very first world championship tournament in Japan! Force of Will was released in North America earlier this year and it has become a huge success. Over the weekend, 24 members of Team USA traveled […]

Magic The Gathering Preview 2: Battle for Zendikar

Posted on September 13, 2015 – 10:06 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary Spoiler season is in full swing for Magic the Gathering’s new set Battle for Zendikar! Last week, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar were the primary focus. This week, the focus will be on the remaining two Planeswalkers and some new lands being released.

Magic The Gathering Preview: Battle for Zendikar

Posted on September 4, 2015 – 8:34 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary The Eldrazi are back, and this time they are ready to win the Battle for Zendikar! This last week Wizards of the Coast has allowed a few spoilers to be let out to the public, and man is the hype real! For this Labor Day weekend I wanted to recap […]

Box Busters — Magic: The Gathering FTV Angels

Posted on September 4, 2015 – 11:46 am Author: chrisolds

Join Beckett non-sports and gaming analyst Matt Bible and guest commentator/gaming expert Ian McDaries as they open the latest in the Magic the Gathering From the Vault series, Angels.

Seth Manfield becomes Magic world champ

Posted on August 31, 2015 – 3:07 pm Author: Matt Bible

By Ian McDaries | Guest Commentary On Sunday, the Magic community witnessed something incredible. Playing against the world’s best Magic players, Seth Manfield came out on top with an astounding 13-1 record to become the world champion. To tack on to Manfield’s already impressive feet, this was his first year to ever compete in the Magic […]