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.
•Top 10 Games That Got Canned [Brave New Gamer] Duke Nukem Forever, Battlefront 3 and Perfect Dark 2 are the sainted martyrs atop this list; for me, I always shed a tear knowing how close we were to a Taxi Driver video game.
•12 Games You Must Play This Christmas [TechRadar] At first, I was gonna say, "This reads like a big free ad for the top releases of the last two quarters." Then I saw Wii Fit Plus at No. 12, so I know it's a big free ad.
•The REAL Top Ten Games of the Decade [Destructoid] The fact "True Crime: Streets of LA" isn't on this list is a travesty and a disgrace to video games journalism.
•Top 10 Gaming Controversies [IGN] You know all the parts by heart - Mass Effect sex, Manhunt 2, Hot Coffee, etc. In all seriousness, I think the exclusive NFL license EA Sports secured in 2005 should make this list. Nothing pisses off gamers more than a monopoly, or a company with any kind of power over any of their choices, really. These foofaraws are largely the outside world taking umbrage (sometimes misinformed) at what we otherwise wouldn't even bat an eye.
•10 of the Most Extreme Controllers Ever [Games Radar] PediSedate is enough to make any mother crap a statue of herself and vow never to let her daughter out of her sight again until she (the child) reaches age 50. I don't care if that's ostensibly meant for anesthetic uses in a licensed medical practicioner's office, it's creepier than a DVD full of To Catch a Predator. Close second: The PainStation, which reminds me of the gom jabbar test from Dune. Yeeeesh.