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.


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.


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.