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 Craziest Console Mods Not Used for Gaming [Ranker] Smokey up there headlines a list that includes a PS3 converted into a George Foreman Grill, a prison-improvised tattoo machine using Rumble Paks, and a pleasure-model Xbox 360. We've featured plenty of these all-stars on Kotaku, but there are many more I haven't yet seen.
•Eight Video Games Imagined as Penguin Classics [Olly Moss] This artist imagines some of his favorite games as book covers "based on the classic Penguin Marber Grid." Some are hilarious (GoldenEye) some are great examples of minimalist design (GTA IV).
•Happy Birthday Dreamcast: 12 Ways the Legacy Lives On [Electricpig] Friday was the 12th anniversary of the Dreamcast's North American launch. Electricpig recounts its many innovations, which still find use in console gaming a decade later.
•The Top Ten Video Game Ghosts [Joystick Division] JD gets a head start on Halloween by rounding up the best apparitions, specters and wraiths from gaming history. A certain non-corporeal quartet from Pac-Man is the obvious No. 1 pick.
•Top 6 Video Game Zombies That Aren't Really Zombies [Site] It's important to distinguish between adversaries that are actually zombies and those that merely exhibit zombielike behavior. GamePro picks the top six zombie games with poseur undead.