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  1. The Top 10 Times When It's Acceptable For A Guy To Cry At Movies

    The Top 10 Times When It's Acceptable For A Guy To Cry At Movies

    While it’s socially acceptable for lady folk to break into tears at the mere sight of sparkly Edward and whiney Bella or to unleash torrents of tears to whatever ...
  2. The Top 10 most exciting games of 2011

    The Top 10 most exciting games of 2011

    As 2010 wraps up what games will make your 2011 a great year?
  3. The Top 10 Worst Cartoons Based on Videogames

    The Top 10 Worst Cartoons Based on Videogames

    Movie adaptations of videogames have frequently been awful. They exist as a way for a studio to get name recognition for a genre film and allow a fledgling Director to ...
  4. The Top 10 Games to Play When You're Depressed

    The Top 10 Games to Play When You're Depressed

    Games for depressed people. We all have tough days, tough weeks and even tough years. At our lowest points we need to find a way to get through the day and so we look at ...
  5. The Top 5 indie games of 2010 you can play right now

    The Top 5 indie games of 2010 you can play right now

    While most of your time last year was probably spent playing WOW Cataclysm, Black Ops, Halo and God of War, there was a whole other world of gaming waiting for you. That ...
  6. The Top 10 best and worst of videogame hair

    The Top 10 best and worst of videogame hair

    The difficulty in depicting hair convincingly has been around since the inception of videogames. With too few pixels to represent waving locks of hair, most of the ...
  7. The Top 10 (Proven) Health Benefits of Video Games

    The Top 10 (Proven) Health Benefits of Video Games

    The best reasons to play video games may not include sitting down in front of a TV or computer screen for the health benefits, but there are some health benefits to ...
  8. The Top 10 Embarrassingly Bad Moments in Video Game Marketing

    The Top 10 Embarrassingly Bad Moments in Video Game Marketing

    While there are always a few great ads and campaigns for games and consoles, the majority end up being patronising, offensive, childish, desperate, dull or just ...
  9. The Top 5 Awkward Videogame Sex Scenes

    The Top 5 Awkward Videogame Sex Scenes

    In the wake of the truly awful sex scenes in Dragons Age 2, I started to wonder if the medium was anywhere near mature enough to tackle this difficult area of human ...
  10. The Top 10 underwhelming videogame boss fights

    The Top 10 underwhelming videogame boss fights

    Love them or hate them, boss battles have existed in games since almost the beginning of our hobby and will continue to challenge and frustrate us for as long as games ...
  11. The Top 5 better choices for Catwoman than Anne Hathaway

    The Top 5 better choices for Catwoman than Anne Hathaway

    We all know that Nolans Batman movies have been great. Many people doubted that Heath Ledger would be a good Joker, but now we look back on his performance as the ...
  12. The Top 5 Religions That Would Make Great Games

    The Top 5 Religions That Would Make Great Games

    When it comes to finding inspiration for new games, developers are happy to look to films, books, comics, myths and folklore to find rich veins of inspiration. Why not ...
  13. The Top 10 Coolest Guns In Movies

    The Top 10 Coolest Guns In Movies

    A strange list for a pacifist, tree huggin', war protestin' guy like me to write, but guns in movies are sometimes very cool and anything cool can and should be put in a ...
  14. The Top 10 plot twists in games

    The Top 10 plot twists in games

    Games surprise us less often than movies. Whiles there’s thousands of films with double crosses, narrative shifts and twist endings, most games are as predictable as a ...
  15. The Top 5 Crazy Things Built in Minecraft

    The Top 5 Crazy Things Built in Minecraft

    Minecraft allows you to create anything you can imagine that can be shaped with square blocks. From the basic interactions between wood, stone, glass, water and other ...
  16. The Top 10 Original Video Game Halloween Costumes

    The Top 10 Original Video Game Halloween Costumes

    If you want to represent your hobby at halloween, there’s two paths you can take. You can dress as a videogame character that you’re non-videogame-loving friends will ...
  17. The Top 5 Reasons not to buy Halo Reach

    The Top 5 Reasons not to buy Halo Reach

    The Halo marketing storm has well and truly hit, if you haven’t heard the meaningless phrase "Remember Reach" then you’ve been living under a rock with no ...
  18. The Top 5 Unintentionally Funny Game Moments

    The Top 5 Unintentionally Funny Game Moments

    As gamers, we spend much of our time shooting, fighting, crafting, exploring, pwning and swearing at opponents, our controllers and the PS3′s firmware updates. The ...
  19. The Top 5 Tense Movie Face-offs

    The Top 5 Tense Movie Face-offs

    Some of my favourite scenes in movies happen when two actors get a chance to face off and confront each other. They might be about to shoot it out or engage in a kung fu ...
  20. The Top 5 Overrated games

    The Top 5 Overrated games

  21. The Top 5 Streetfighter vs Tekken match-ups

    The Top 5 Streetfighter vs Tekken match-ups

  22. The Top Ten Worst Game Levels

    The Top Ten Worst Game Levels

  23. 10 Reasons Kinect Sucks

    10 Reasons Kinect Sucks

    While the title of this list of reasons not to buy the Kinect was carefully considered, there's seemingly nothing more appropriate than flat-out saying the Kinect sucks.
  24. Super Street Fighter 4 – Top 5 Tips for beginners

    Super Street Fighter 4 – Top 5 Tips for beginners

    I recently picked up Super Streetfighter 4 for a crazy-cheap price. I had the original Street fighter 4 and probably racked up over a thousand games. I enjoyed it ...