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  • Impulse: The Top Ten Downloadable Console Games of All Time

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    In honor of our big Top 200 game feature in the magazine, I thought I’d tackle the much less ambitious task of looking at the recent rise of the downloadable console game, and share my choices for the best titles that have emerged since the advent... More
  • How To Cheat The Greatest RPG Ever Made

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    Our list of the Top 200 games is full of compromises. There are some games that I personally think are glaring omissions (Myst), and others that shouldn't be on the list at all (Batman: Arkham Asylum), but there is one big victory on that list for me that makes all the imperfections worthwhile: Final Fantasy III at #8 as the greatest RPG of all time.

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  • 5 Games That Stole My Life

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    Originally, I was going to try and write my top 10 favorite games of all time. But I could not pick. I just kept changing my mind and I will end up editing this post a million times. So instead, I looked back at a few of the games that took a lot of time... More
  • Super Mario World Totally Owns Super Mario Bros. 3

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    In light of our recent Top 200 Games of All Time feature I thought I’d settle the matter on the best Mario game ever. Many people choose Super Mario Bros. 3 and don’t realize that they’re completely wrong. Super Mario World is way better... More
  • My Top 11 Games Of All Time

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    Top games of all time mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. To me, I look at not only the quality of the game, but how the game made me feel and what impact it had on my life. Sadly, many of the early 2600 games like Adventure, don’t... More
  • My Games of All Time are Better Than Yours

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    Believe me, you're not the only one up in arms about our Top 200 Games of All Time list from issue #200. From calls from my brothers to Facebook messages from dudes I went to high school with, I've been hearing about it from all quarters. Every... More
  • The Joy of Top 200

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    Top whatever lists are certainly fun to make, and perhaps even more entertaining to watch how everyone reacts to them. From the hate mail to the adoration mail, everyone comes to the table with a very stout opinion. Which always cracks me up, because... More
  • The Process Behind The Creation Of Issue 200

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    On the day Game Informer’s 100th issue went to print, I remember looking over at Andy and saying, “What are we going to do for issue 200?” He laughed and said, “What else, the 200 Greatest Games of All Time!” At the time... More
  • My Nixed Picks For The Top 200

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    Coming up with the list of the top 200 games of all time wasn't easy. Sure, there were no-brainers like Super Mario Bros. and Metroid that no one disagreed on. But other games didn’t fare as well.

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  • CosBlog #9: Big Daddy and Little Sister by Volpin Props

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    Fanboys (and girls) are a special breed in the gaming world. With their zealous enthusiasm they single-handedly have the ability to make or break games, breathe life back into flailing franchises and (if they use their powers for evil) start flame wars... More
  • A Trip Down Memory Lane With The Top 200

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    Our list of the Top 200 Games of All Time is quite a trip through video game history, and here are a few of my own memories about some of the titles. 1. The Legend of Zelda – I never owned this game, but I did borrow it for a time from my friend... More
  • Games That Should Have Been On That List… Maybe

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    One thing’s for sure: When you decide to make a list that ranks just about anything, people are going to have issues with it. Even something as innocuous as a top 10 list of carpet types is bound to upset someone. (Either berber is up too high or... More