Each week throws off several new video game lists ranging from the humorous to the trivial. What's better? A list of those. Here's a roundup of the rundowns out there.
•Ten Moments Where You Have Felt Like Shouting "MORTAL KOMBAT!" [Gaming Bolt] Though "not based on any kind of ranking," I think we can all agree that No. 1 is when Johnny Cage punched Goro in the dick.
•The Five Most Badass Japanese Game Designers [OC Weekly] Tomonobu Itagaki is a strong number one; when I think of people I've never seen without sunglasses on, the short list is Hank Williams, Jr., Richard Petty, and Itagaki, and yeah, all three are badasses. Suda 51's proclivity to give interviews on the john is tough to turn down, though.
•Top DS Toilet Timewasters [Nintendo Life] Speaking of commodes, here's a list of five games perfectly timed for that extra-long power dump you've been building up all day at work. Or when you've royally screwed up and need to go hide in the john.
•Top Ten Games Perverts Can Use to Ogle Girls [VG Chartz] True story, at N.C. State 15 years ago, a photographer friend and I sat on the sidelines of a basketball game with photo passes. "So what you do," he said, "is take the top off the viewfinder like so, and pretend you've got a problem with your equipment." Then, he explained, look down into the mirror, line up your shot, and you can surreptitiously snap upskirt pictures of the cheerleaders. The image quality was about as good as a latter-day cell cam, too. Where was I? Oh yeah, there are 10 videos at the link. And Jo Garcia.
•Top 10 Characters That Deserve a Video Game [Planet Xbox 360] I got one to end this debate: Stilt-Man from Daredevil. One time a friend and I smoked a bunch of weed and set out to brainstorm a screenplay for a Daredevil reboot. Our antagonist was Stilt-Man, but we then realized he would be so awesome that any movie including him would have to be entirely about him and no one would ever buy a Stilt-Man pitch from us. But in a video game, hell yes.