Top 5 of Top 10: Getting Old is Hell

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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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Ten Signs You're an Aging Gamer [OC Weekly] No. 11) You bitch about how games today are too easy compared to the ones you played growing up, yet your kill-death ratio on Black Ops, MAG, Halo: Reach, etc. is a collective 1:7

Seven Live Action Video Game Commercials [EgoTV] See, you ungrateful little whippersnappers don't remember the old days, when we had to use live action to make video games super exciting in their commercials. No pre-render here. Hell, there's barely any gameplay in some of them. But where's Phil Hartman stumping for Activision Hockey?

Top 10 underwhelming videogame boss fights [Ranker] Needless to say, spoiler alert for this collection of puzzling anticlimaxes, underpowered final bosses, and just plain meh finales. All the usual suspects are here, plus a few you may not have considered.

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5 Examples of Nintendo Innuendo [The Kartel] The ubiquitous mushrooms of Mario's saga, standing for both phallic symobils and drug use, are just the beginning here. Link visits a whorehouse, of course; I'd forgotten about the boobs in Kid Icarus' instruction manual.

Top 5 Protagonists We Love To Hate [Joystick Division] Killzone's Rico Velasquez, Kratos and, naturally, Tails all get honors. Though not nearly as accomplished as these three, I'd add Jimmy from Mafia II's DLC.

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The one thing I really take issue with is the idea that older gamers aren't as good. Perhaps in raw reaction time this is true, but I have yet to see a FPS that I can't pull a 4-5 K:D (or higher) reliably in. As the saying goes, old age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill.

And if you still have the skill? Oh, they are so screwed.