Top 5 of Top 10: Heroes for Hire

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.

11 Public Domain Characters Who Need Their own Video Game [UGO] Actually, quite a fascinating list, drawing on literary figures, defunct comic book characters, and protagonists from legend. Why spend the time developing a character, or licensing a comic book/movie protagonist, when you can have The Black Terror? (pictured above)

5 Capcom crossovers out of the ring [The Kartel] Marvel vs. Capcom 3 landed this past Tuesday, but not all crossovers in Capcom titles have been of the dedicated variety. From Gears of War and Killzone in Lost Planet to Monster Hunter and Metal Gear Solid, here are five.

Twenty-One Batman Villains We Probably Won't See in Arkham City [1Up] A gallery of amusing minor villains from Batman's 70-year continuity. Clock King has a thin, marginal, outside shot, if developer Rocksteady wants to get cheeky. But yes, I doubt we will see Killer Moth.

Top 10 Greatest Dead Girlfriends in Video Games [Ranker] For such an oddly-specific subject, this list has quite a bit of depth to it. Mona Sax from Max Payne 2, Eva from Shank, Dead Space's Nicole Brennan and, of course, Aerith from Final Fantasy VII are headliners.

Five Things Society Vilified Before Video Games [GamePro] Role Playing Games. I remember this well, it was the easiest way to get my goat in seventh grade, call Dungeons and Dragons a devil-worshipping cult. And I took the bait every time. Thank God the Internet wasn't around then, at least my tantrums aren't preserved for all time in some archive. Well, not from when I was 12, anyway.