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.
•TV Game Shows Ideal for Kinect/Move [Megabits of Gaming] Sort of a wildcard topic here, but I'll play along. Hole in the Wall is a natural. Props for including "Bullseye," I'd forgotten about that one. How about The Gong Show?
•The 13 Greatest Zombies in Video Games [Ranker] It's not all nameless shambling hordes. Many zombies in video games have been main characters. Take Scorpion, at No. 3. I'd mention No. 1 but then the spoiler alert cops would have me tried in The Hague.
•The Top 20 Video Game Landlords [1Up] I stand corrected. Here's your wildcard topic for the week. Not only had I never thought of whom I'd paid the rent to in games, I didn't even know there were 20. Mario Segale, real world landlord to Nintendo of America and namesake of you-know-who, is No. 3.
•Six Hilarious Ways Game Designers Are Screwing With Pirates [Cracked] The awesome part about Ubisoft's antipiracy troll in Michael Jackson: The Experience - which, on the DS, is highly susceptible to
piracy the "backing up of lawfully owned copies" - isn't just that the soundtrack was replaced by vuvuzelas, the game also disabled the DS' controls, forcing everyone to listen to it until presumably, they ejected the pirated copy on an R4 cartridge Michael Jackson game they both purchased lawfully and backed up.
•Top 10 Alternative Uses For Portals [Planet Xbox 360] Misses the obvious. Orange portal on La-Z-Boy seat. Blue portal on commode.