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  • Blog Post: Tim Turi's Top 10 Sonic The Hedgehog Games Of All Time

    I grew up playing the Sega Master System and Sega Genesis. That's what my family had. I adored my upbringing with Sega's consoles, but always felt like a black sheep watching my friends revel in Nintendo system classics like Mario, Zelda, and Mega Man. While I remained jealous of my peers'... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Game Trailers Of 2014

    Creating an exceptional trailer is not easy. The best ones are a nebulous fusion of gameplay, cinematics, music, and atmosphere all working together to ignite viewers’ excitement. The right combination of these elements can surprise and delight gamers, and we saw plenty of great examples in 2014... More
  • Blog Post: Rest In Pixels – The Top 10 Video Game Graveyards

    Death is a natural part of life. It's also an integral consequence of playing poorly in video games. The worlds of Dark Souls are riddled with bloodstains where fellow adventurers perished, and Super Meat Boy players even get to watch the cute little guy die dozens of times after beating a level... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Top 10 Lists I Never Got Around To Finishing, 2014 Edition

    I’m taking a few weeks off from work, because if you don’t use your vacation time you are a tremendous sucker. In an effort to make myself look like a hero, I took on a bunch of assignments in the office shortly before leaving. Unfortunately, I may have bitten off more than I could comfortably... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Action Games Of The Generation

    The last console generation was packed with some of the greatest action games of all time. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4's life cycles were longer than any consoles before them, allowing developers to become more familiar with the powerful tech and deliver better and better games. Imaginative new... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Platformers Of The Generation

    We take a look at the 10 games that defined – and redefined – the platforming genre in this past generation. It was an interesting console generation for the storied platforming genre. While it isn't the commercial powerhouse it once was, the genre grew in many ways - both by evolving... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Shooters Of The Generation

    Love them or hate them, the last generation of console gaming was dominated by shooters. Although "shooter fatigue" became an increasingly popular ailment in the gaming community, it didn't stop millions from taking up arms with and against their fellow players, and developers were happy... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Racing Games Of The Generation

    The last generation of home consoles introduced a number of important steps for racing titles, from deep online play to breathtaking visuals, propelling the genre forward in the past 10 or so years. Here's our list of the best racers the last generation had to offer. Note: This list encompasses titles... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Worst Parts Of Awesome Games

    Sitting down to play a top-tier game is the highlight of being a gamer. Every year, a handful of elite titles shape the industry, and playing them gives us a glimpse of the future of gaming. But sometimes, these games also have elements that are better left in the past. In this list, we break down the... More
  • Blog Post: Eleven Cold Games To Play During The Polar Vortex

    If you live in a warmer climate, you might not be aware of the impending cold storm set to blanket the northern states. You probably don’t have to worry about the “life-threatening wind chill” that was issued by the National Weather Service, or find out that a "polar vortex"... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Video Game Pistols

    From Doom to The Last of Us, we often begin video games clutching a humble handgun. Games tend to throw shotguns and machine guns at players along the way, but sometimes the modest pistol remains your best friend through much of the quest. We take a look at the trusty handguns wielded by heroes like... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Dorks Of The Generation

    At the end of a console generation, it’s fun to look back at the memorable heroes and villains that contributed to years of quality entertainment. On the other hand, it’s also enjoyable to poke fun at the lame, inept, or hopeless chumps that often tagged along for the ride. For the last 10... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Weird But Useful Items In Video Games

    Video game developers have always been able to imagine up unique and iconic items. Sometimes they make sense, like the Buster Sword or Spartan Armor. But there are also many items that are just weird and inexplicable. These are some of the strangest but most useful items found in video games. 10. Stunkz... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Creepiest Masks In Video Games

    Masks serve many functions in video games. Sometimes they’re just used to change a character’s appearance, and sometimes they bestow bonuses or trigger transformations. It’s undeniable, however, that some of the best or most memorable masks are also pretty creepy. Whether it’s... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Memorable Character Voices In Video Games

    Imagining beloved characters with different voices is difficult – even upsetting. The most iconic video game characters are often easy to recognize just by the sound of their voices, a feature that helps define many of the memorable ones. The distinctive voice of a classic character can become... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Armies in Video Games

    What makes a great fictional army? Is it the cool uniforms, the powerful weapons, or the slick spaceships? Video games have always had a fascination with war, and because of that they have given birth to many memorable armies. The best ones are usually aesthetically pleasing, but their greatness always... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Secret Organizations In Games

    The mysteries surrounding secret groups can be difficult to resist. What are their plans? What sort of things are they aware of that we're not? Because many games offer players a power fantasy, we want to know and have everything. And when joining a respected and powerful order often comes with new... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Amnesias

    Amnesia is a real condition, but the degree to which it occurs in video games is hilariously disproportionate to reality. Though amnesia is often used as a story crutch, sometimes its implementation creates impressive and memorable moments. Here are our favorites. WARNING: Spoilers ahead! 10. Phoenix... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Family Businesses

    Sometimes the tasks of heroes and villains stretch beyond one person. Sometimes a task takes more than a single lifetime to complete. Sometimes you have to pass your business obligations onto your children, and they have to pass those obligations onto their children. Like a family-owned sushi restaurant... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Sports Games Worthy Of A Remake

    This console generation hasn’t been friendly to sports gamers. While many of the mainstay franchises are still releasing high-quality editions, the one-time sea of sports games has dried up into a wading pool. Fans only have one option for NHL, NBA, and NFL simulations, we lost NCAA basketball... More
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