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 Reasons Why a District 9 Game Would Be Awesome [Film School Rejects] Being a derivative FPS movie tie-in? Didn't make the list. Warning, there are some spoilers on this list, if you haven't seen the film. Not on this site: Seven Reasons Why a Halo Movie Would Be Teh Suck.
•Eight Enemies Who are Just Jerks [Crispy Gamer] I vote the Rodians (pictured) who were the most aggravating pests in SW:STFU. And for life, I will always have a deep-seated, racist genocidal hatred for those dustbuster-attachment mouth MFers, formed by playing Jedi Outcast, where their snipers shot me to pieces on Nar Shadaa. But number one - the birds from Ninja Gaiden. And deservedly so. They were Fahey's pick in our Video Game Character Draft from 2008.
•Top 5 Actors Who Could Play Solid Snake [Koku Gamer] Kurt Russell. Scoop of chocolate, scoop of vanilla. Don't waste my time.
•The 10 Best Shopkeepers in Video Games [The Bits, Bytes, Pixels and Sprites] The BBPS looks at an underappreciated NPC, namely, those who supply us with all the crap we need to kill and blow things up, and who readily pay hard cash for the utterly useless weapons dropped by our foes. If you've played Assassin's Creed, you can probably recite from memory the pitches of the hawkers on the po side of Damascus. They're not here, because they never sold us anything. But Moira Brown is. So's the Merchant from Resident Evil 4. And while Jacob in GTA IV was quite the character, I'm a bit disappointed that the militia nutjob from San Andreas's Ammu-Nation ("Thuh reva-LOO-shun is comin'!") didn't make the cut.
• Top Ten Sexually Awkward Video Game Moments [VGChartz.com] "Otacon, pretty much all the time," is a good choice; so is discovering Birdo's gender ambiguity in SMB2. But for sheer WTFery, the between-rounds blowjobs in Ring King take the cake. To this day I still cannot figure out what the hell that corner man is supposed to be doing.