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  • 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: Gaming’s Top Ten Cats

    Dogs and cats are popular pets, so it only makes sense that they pop up in video games from time to time. In our list below, we look at some of the cooler cats in video games. Some play the hero while others want you as their next meal. The ten cats below are undoubtedly better than the ones we keep... 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
  • Blog Post: Sleeper RPGs: 10 Games You Shouldn’t Miss

    These role-playing games may have not been the flashiest, and their budgets probably weren’t bursting with dollar signs, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t special. We searched far and wide to find a variety of games with RPG elements to feature. Some are purely strategy, others are... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Top 10 Lists I Never Got Around To Finishing In 2011

    As you've probably noticed by now, Top 10 lists are one of the cornerstones of gaming websites. In fact, ICANN, the governing body that manages URLs, requires that all video-game-related sites post at least one (1) Top 10 list each week before they're approved. Applicants are strongly encouraged... More
  • Blog Post: It’s The Little Things: My Favorite Gaming Bits From 2011

    I’m an optimist at heart, in spite of my carefully constructed prickly exterior. I try to find the bright side of things whenever possible, even if I don’t necessarily share my findings. I also play a lot of games. I can’t remember the last time that I’ve played a game that was... More
  • Blog Post: Take That! Top 10 Video Game Taunts

    As if defeating world-ending menaces and nefarious villains weren’t enough, some games just have to add insult to injury. Whether it’s two characters trading barbs or just one making fun of the player directly, this list of taunts covers the best that video game humiliation has to offer.... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Import-Only Oddities

    Not every game makes its way to North America. In many cases, this is understandable; train simulators and anime dating games wouldn’t find the same audience over here as they do overseas. But what about the games that seem like a good fit? Some of them are installments in well-known series, while... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Unlikely Television-Based Games

    A few months ago we took a look at the most unlikely movie licenses ever to be turned into video games. These weren't just movies that resulted in bad video games, like RoboCop or The Matrix . These were movies that even a monkey would know are no good for gaming. But bad ideas aren't exclusive... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Unlikely Movie Games

    Making a video game based on a movie is a tricky business. Even films that you think would be perfect for a video game adaptation - like, say, RoboCop or The Matrix - can turn into unmitigated disasters. But this isn't a list of great films that resulted in disappointing video games. These are 10... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Video Game Openings

    In November of 2008 we ran our top 10 list of best intro sequences in the biz. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a movie must be worth a million. Check out our original list below, and feel free to add your top contenders in the comments. The beginning of a game can set the tone for the entire... More
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