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 Most Disappointing Games of 2010 [Planet Xbox 360]Final Fantasy XII, to my mind, makes this list mostly because of its availability on the Xbox 360, a near-scandal when it was announced in 2008. For my money the biggest disappointment was Mafia II.
•Top 25 Sexiest Video Game Tattoos [Ranker] Yeah, uh, I'd say that one qualifies ...
•7 Video Games That Provide Financial Life Lessons [BillShrink] They forget Lemonade Stand, a fantastic game in BASIC on the Apple ][ (because that's how you're supposed to type it.) Clouds = cut production. Street construction plus 90-degree heat = make everything you got.
•The Absolute Worst Video Game Hardware Gimmicks [UGO] Yes, the ROB and Sega Activator are on here, and damn I forgot all about them. So are the more famously recalled Power Glove and Virtual Boy. Can we get no love for the Atari 2600 Keypad? At least the games controlled by the others were nominally interesting, unlike "BASIC Programming" and "Hunt & Score". Which sounds better than the other way around.
•Five Most Influential Gaming Systems [Gaming Bolt] Limiting this to five is a challenge. If that's the frame, I'd pick: Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayStation; Xbox and Colecovision. Just one of those appear on this list.