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.
•The 25 Best Co-Op Games [UGO] Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, World of Warcraft, Double Dragon, Rock Band 3 and New Super Mario Bros. Wii form quite an eclectic mix in this roundup of the best cooperative multiplayer games. No. 1? Bubble Bobble.
•Top 10 Greatest Snow Levels [Ranker] The weather outside is frightful, but these 10 winter wonderlands are so delightful. Hoth's level in Super Star Wars is a worthy selection, but I had a much better time playing Anteevy (the robotics facility) in the original Dark Forces.
•Top 10 Video Game Endings of 2010 [Planet Xbox 360] Spoiler alert here, especially for No. 1, Red Dead Redemption. Mafia II is on this list and why, I don't know. It didn't end so much as it lurched to a stop, inviting you to just forget about Joe and Vito's relationship rather than cause you to wonder what happened to Joe.
•10 Terrible Gifts for Gamers [Joystick Division] God help you if you got anything on this list or - worse - gave it. No. 4 is the Kinect Boat. Kinect Boat should be No. 1 in any roundup of bad ideas, video games or otherwise.
•Top 10 Video Game Christmas Commercials [gamrfeed] Given that half of these are older than 1995, see how long you can clock in watching the cringe-inducing datedness of these classics. I bet you'll stop before you get to the commercial for E.T., the game that killed the console industry in 1983.