Top 5 of 10: Marketing Geniuses

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.

Top 10 Embarrassingly Bad Moments In Video Game Marketing [Calm Down Tom] I thought for sure EA's mailing of brass knuckles for The Godfather Part II - a violation of the law - or the "Sin to Win" booth babe fiasco later that year, would have made the list. Or DJ Ravi at E3 2008. But I gotta say, this is a rather uncrackable lineup of just plain dumb marketing moves.

10 Badass Gaming Tattoos [Joystick Division] Speaking of tattoos, I think we've featured all of these tattoos as screengrabs at some point. Fahey and Mrs. Fahey's his-n-hers Final Fantasy tats did not make the list.

Top Ten Sexiest AI in Video Games [Ranker] You know that EDI (Tricia Helfer), Cortana and even GLaDOS (envisioned as a woman in bondage) would make this list, with EDI at No. 1. That leaves Shodan from System Shock at No. 2, and several other interesting selections. With pics, of course.

8 Mortal Kombat Characters That Are Goofy Even By Mortal Kombat Standards [Topless Robot] Stryker, the cop first associated with the term "taser fatality," is your runaway No. 1.

The 25 Grisliest Video Game Death Animations [UGO] On that note, Mortal Kombat's infamous spine and organ removal doesn't make it anywhere in this list. Dragon's Lair is a surprisingly low No. 16 - Dirk bit the dust in a number of gruesome ways, although I suppose they weren't as grisly as the survival horror titles dominating the top 10.