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 5 Hard Drinkin' Video Game Heroes [Calm Down Tom] I'm surprised at how temperate Cole Phelps is in L.A. Noire. The detective genre usually has a tippling protagonist. Missing from the list is Col. Blair from Wing Commander; I believe he had a DWI (dogfighting while intoxicated) mission in WCIII, no?


Top 10 (Proven) Health Benefits of Video Games [Ranker] Assembling all of those studies we (and others) have printed, here's a collection of 10 positive effects of a video gaming lifestyle. It's amazing how you could replace "video games" with "porn" and still have an argument for most of these. Well, maybe not "increased self-esteem."

Five Things We Learned From Every Sports Game Ever Made/a> [Joystick Division] The point about Mega Man Soccer is especially true.


The Top Ten Ends of the World in Video Games [Destructoid] In honor of yesterday's Judgment Day that didn't happen, D'toid examines a common theme of video games: The apocalypse, both pre- and post-.

Ten Most Obscure Gaming Peripherals [Megabits of Gaming] I wouldn't call R.O.B. or the PowerGlove "obscure," necessarily, but I didn't know the Dreamcast had a fishing rod attachment.