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.
• 13 New Xbox Achievements Aimed to Make You Feel Bad About Yourself [Hardcasual] This satire piece cuts a little close to home. If these existed, I'd have unlocked about six of them, including, sadly "Friends Are For the Weak: Play a single-player game on a Friday night." I'm surprised there aren't any regarding junk food or booze, however.
•Ten Classic Games That Did Not Age Well [Destructoid] This list doesn't look at the evolution of an IP, just how the original game holds up over time. And Destructoid finds plenty to complain about, even in Mortal Kombat, Metal Gear and Half-Life. I'd throw in one of the early console Maddens, too. At the time, they were profoundly groundbreaking, but if I have a choice of something on an emulator today, I'm playing Tecmo Super Bowl.
•7 Horrible Videogames with Awesome Soundtracks [Topless Robot] If I've played any of these, I can't recall it, although Silver Surfer does seem familiar. The list seems to bend toward Japanese RPGs. I have little to add to this, although Activision's Master of the Lamps on Commodore 64 had a killer soundtrack and mind numbing boring-ass gameplay.
•Top 10 Terrible Videogame Novelizations [GameSpy] Another list that catches me out of my depth because, come on, who buys books about video games? (*Shamefacedly eyes his Uncharted 2 strat guide*). I thought that Pac-Man novelization kind of sucked. "Pac chowed down a line of 17 dots, wondering if he'd have enough room in his guts - and time - to consume Pinky, who was just a few steps ahead and frantically flashing blue and white."
•Top 10 Guilty Pleasures [GameTrailers] GameTrailers' countdown admittedly could have gone straight for the bizarre, but they kept this list to the mainstream, perhaps to enhance the "Yeah ... you got me, I played that," factor. It's not on the list, but I'll admit I got Playboy: The Mansion from Gamefly, but God was it boring. And this was after I got the U.S. senator to pose nude for the July issue. Not that I still remember or care about this game at all.