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  • 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
  • What The Hell Did I Just Play? – Ecco the Dolphin

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    What would you expect to see when you pop in a video game about dolphins? Adorable squeaking sounds? Maybe some rainbows and beach balls? These are all reasonable answers, especially for the Sega Genesis era of sugary, kid-friendly games. Such is not... More
  • The Gold Controller: The Day I Met & Defeated Shigeru Miyamoto

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    Back when I was a spry whippersnapper, I competed in every video game competition I could. I never won a Street Fighter tournament (although I did get to the final round once), but I did grab the gold in a Star Fox 64 competition held at 1997’s... More
  • Games I Played The Hell Out Of That Didn’t Make The List

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    Let me just start this by saying the games on my personal list below do not reflect games I think should’ve been in our Top 200 (with the exception of a few). However, these are games I have fond memories of that are certainly some of my favorites... More