Geek Mythology

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 10 Geekiest Sidekicks in Video Game History [Walyou] Good ol' Zero from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. That guy defined geek. His missions were confoundingly difficult (I still gnash my teeth when I think about the RC biplane) but still, a solid choice for this list. Otacon is a mandatory top 5. No. 10 seems a little gratuitous.

Top 5 Sweat Effects [Megabits of Gaming] This is the kind of roundup I can get behind, not because it's so sports-centric, but because it's such a narrowly-drawn honorific. I really want to see Fight Night Champion touting its Top 5 Sweat Effects cred (it's No. 1, in my book). L.A. Noire is the only non-sports game on this but I am racking my memory here, and I completed the game, it had sweat in it?

The 10 Greatest Comic-Con 2011 Casual Encounters Posts [Ranker] Shooting fish in a barrel, Ranker combed San Diego Craigslist during Comic-Con for the 10 creepiest, desperate and/or pathetic hookup pleas from sex-starved nerds, which is admittedly redundant.

The 10 Greatest Franchise Nosedives [GamePro] One thing we haven't heard a lot about lately are games that suck. And by lately, I mean, "for the last 37 seconds."

Seven Creepy Video Game Easter Eggs You'll Wish Were Never Found [Cracked] Another great list from Cracked, which hasn't made a boring one yet. The Hitman: Contracts ghost absolutely takes the cake for creepiness. Video at the link.


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