Kotaku's Top 5 List of Top 10 Lists

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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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10 Worst Ways to Spend Your Time in a Game [TechRadar] Grinding, grinding, and grinding. And sewer levels. Also farming or mining any resources. And being Mister Best Friend in Grand Theft Auto IV. To this I would also add any escort mission of a basically helpless NPC/ship that always runs toward gunfire, and spending an hour in any pro sports game analyzing and proposing trades rather than playing.

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The Truth Behind 10 Great Videogame Myths [Crispy Gamer] All but two of these myths are busted; only one - the great Atari landfilling of Pac-Man and E.T. in 1983 - is confirmed. Mario leaping over the flagpole was rated "plausible." All others are crap - including nude Lara Croft. Too bad.

10 Game Ads That are Horribly Up Their Own Ass [GamesRadar] Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Halo 3, Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST make up half the field of what is more or less a rehashed Top 10 of overhyped games. I'm not sure if it was an advertisement on mass media or just a game trailer, but this Call of Duty: World at War ad struck me as excessively macho and undeservedly self-glorifying.

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10 Video Game Women Who Don't Use Sex to Sell [The Game Reviews] Next time someone complains that video games do nothing but objectify and dehumanize women, point them to this list. Really. It's a nice reminder that some games not only offer playable female protagonists, they're compelling characters, proving a triumph of design over jiggle physics. But I am absolutely floored that Samus Aran is not on this list - her armor in later designs might accent feminine curves, but it's battle armor, and not all that shapely. Is it because she ran around in a bikini after you beat the original Metroid? Also, my obscure contrarian pick: Annie Stoakes from Red Dead Revolver.

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Top Ten Best Game Over Screens [VG Chartz] I simply cannot accept a list such as this without the unforgettable "THE END" from Missile Command. Remember, nuclear annihilation was the emotional fulcrum of the Cold War, and for a game that made, in its own way, a hell of a statement about the times, nothing said it better than "THE END."

DISCUSSION

Top 10 game ads list, quite frankly, sucked. It basically compiled the 10 best game commercials of this gen and threw them on a list saying they were pretentious because they tried to represent something other than tits and gore.