Guilty Pleasures

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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.

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Seven Games You'd Better Keep to Yourselves [The Pause Button] A good roundup of guilty pleasures, rated on a scale of "forgot to clear my browser history before my mom started using the computer" to "caught crying at a movie that's legitimately sad."

Top 10 Fake Video Game Movie Trailers [Joystick Division] We've featured many of these here on Kotaku; inspired perhaps by this week's release of the Bomberman satire trailer, here are another nine poking fun at games and a movie industry that does them no favors.

Top 14 Sports Sim Titles [GamePro] Serious list here; I agree with most of these, my only quibble is that if Fight Night as a non-annual release is allowed here, then so should Top Spin. FIFA, to no one's surprise, is No. 1.

Top 10 Video Games that Should Have Been Delayed [Planet Xbox 360] It's debatable whether a delay would have made any of these any better, considering the baggage most carried into release day. It's more a roundup of games considered to be flops but have some redeeming qualities.

Five Crucial Lessons Learned by Watching Kids Play Video Games [Cracked] A get-off-my-lawn screed against kids these days, who button through cutscenes, won't learn from failure and press pause too damn many times.

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Steampunk Jammer

Bayonetta and the Onechanbara are games that should never have been made. Disgusting and perverted. As for Kirby's Epic Yarn, I wouldn't care who knew I was buying it. It's a game, and it shouldn't have anything to do with how much of a man you are. That's a disgusting concept.

Grinding, I do remember that very much, mostly for Final Fantasy VI, trying to get all those espers to their full potential for every single character. Don't know why I felt the need for every single character to have all the spells and abilities that the espers could grant them. So tedious, it was, but I still did it.