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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.


The Very Best of the Skyrim 'Arrow in the Knee' Meme [Ranker] Out on the vanguard of 2011's hottest new video game memes, Ranker charts the rise of a simple, overused piece of dialogue in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim through its use as an image macro, a tattoo, and a cameo (but not really) in Family Guy.

Ten .gifs of Sonic the Hedgehog Running Like an Idiot [Tiny Cartridge] Just when I'm about ready to give up on the Top 5 of 10, something like this comes along and reaffirms my faith in the listicle as a staple post of video game enthusiasts. Pasquale D'Silva's entry is sublime, but Ashley Davis' is positively entrancing. Go check it out.


The Top 5 Nintendo Controllers You've Never Heard of [Houston Press] I'll tell you what I've never heard of, the ASCII Super Stick L5. Not only have I never heard of a one-handed game controller for the NES, I've never heard of a company named for the character-encoding scheme.

The Five Best Features of the Xbox 360 Dashboard Update [PC Magazine] Bing's voice-recognition search is not one of them. Nor is "advertising."

Top 10 Moments from Spike TVs Video Game Awards [Planet Xbox 360] As eight trailers were for games that either had nothing or very little revealed before Saturday, you can guess what dominates this list. Teabagging, the Black Baron, Kojima's torturous monologue, none of that made the roundup.


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you never heard of ASCII control pads? where the hell were you in the 90's, Owen??? the Ascii-pads were probably the best 3rd party controllers available in the 16-bit era for both Super NES and Genesis. they released a really great 6-button genesis pad that was nice and big and had a button layout similar to the SNES pad and they all featured standard slow motion and rapid-fire switches, as well :)