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 Commercials with Video Game References [The Kartel] I don't know how you top the Pontiac Spy Hunter ad. Not only was it a great reference to video games, it was immensely creative, clever, and hit its demographic perfectly. It was the kind of ad that has you calling a friend to ask if he'd also seen it.
•The Top Ten Iconic Video Game Weapons [Joystick Division] Crowbars, Lancers and Busters, oh my, but no mention of the superweapon of the early arcade days? My generation learned the term "smart bomb" from Defender before it ever heard of any military version - which was much less effective.
•The Top 10 Worst World of Warcraft Cash-ins [GameSpy] No, we're not talking about microtransactions, gold farming, or selling level 80 accounts. These are all the parasite products owing their notoriety, if not their sales, to the MMO phenomenon. Whorelore, t-shirts and that colossal orc statue that nearly ended a marriage make the list.
•Ten Things You Didn't Know About Super Mario Bros. [OC Weekly] I knew about seven of these. You guys probably knew all 10.
•Top 10 Craziest Video Game Freakouts of All Time [Ranker.com] No Nintendo 64 kid? Leeroy Jenkins? That troll who who threatened suicide over Final Fantasy XIII going to the Xbox 360? No, these are eschewed for darker and more violent reactions, including the obligatory game-inspired violent crimes.