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Red Dead Redemption

Super Mario 64

Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario World

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Tetris

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


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<![CDATA[Best Point-to-Point Tabletop Games]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-point-to-point-tabletop-games/meeplemechanic
On boards of games with point-to-point movement, there are certain spots that can be occupied by markers or figurines, e. g. cities on a map. These points are connected by lines, and movement can only happen along these lines. It is not enough that two points are next to or close to each other; if there is no connecting line between them, a player cannot move his or her piece from one to the other.
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Arkham Horror

Fury of Dracula

Scotland Yard

Pandemic

Notre Dame


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<![CDATA[Best Roll/Spin and Move Tabletop Games]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-roll-and-spin-and-move-tabletop-games/meeplemechanic
Roll/spin and move games are games where players roll dice or spin spinners and move playing pieces in accordance with the roll.This term is often used derogatorily to imply that there is no thought involved. Roll and move games like Backgammon, however, contain tactical elements.
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Formula Dé

Zombies!!!

Monopoly

Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game

Clue


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<![CDATA[The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-board-games-for-kids-7-12/dad-of-the-year

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Chess

Connect Four

Guess Who?

Chutes and Ladders

The Game of Life

UNO

Monopoly

Battleship

Sorry!

Checkers


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<![CDATA[The Hottest Video Game Vixens of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-hottest-video-game-vixens-of-all-time

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Cammy

Chun-Li

Harley Quinn

Jill Valentine

Lara Croft

Morrigan Aensland

Samus Aran

Tifa Lockhart

Rikku

Lightning


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<![CDATA[The Best Board Games of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-board-games-of-all-time

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Chess

Chinese checkers

Cluedo

Scrabble

Settlers of Catan

Trivial Pursuit

Monopoly

Risk

Battleship

Ticket to Ride


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<![CDATA[The Retro State of Mind's First Top 25]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-retro-state-of-mind-and-_39_s-first-top-25/theretrostate
We've reviewed 25 games! We've ranked the games the way we like them, now lets see what you think!
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Contra

Kirby's Adventure

Punch-Out!!

Mortal Kombat II

Street Fighter II

Super Mario 64

Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. 2

Super Mario Bros. 3

Bionic Commando


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<![CDATA[Greatest Fictional Monarchs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-fictional-monarchs/christiand-mulkey
In the time of Monarchs the people could be blessed with a fantastic ruler who lead their populace into a golden age, or the Monarch could be a crappy despot who really didn't give a damn about their people. The age of Monarchs is all but over in the real world, but Monarchs are still alive and well in fiction. Kings, Queens, Princesses, Princes, Emperors, Empresses, etc. these fictional monarchs could be good or bad just like in the past. I have made a list of the best monarchs in all of fiction. These are the monarchs that care about their people, improve the standard of living in their kingdom, and those who are considered great within the history of their stories. If I missed a monarch please add them and just have fun voting!!
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Aragorn

Elendil

Elrond

Galadriel

Mufasa

Simba

Théoden

Éomer

Rosalina

Raizen


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<![CDATA[Top 6 Mass Effect Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-6-mass-effect-characters/hexarchy

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Saren Arterius
This guy does not give a single fuck. The only thing he cares about is his goal, and that's to bring back the Reapers, a race of machines that wipes out all civilization in the galaxy every 50,000 years. He hates humans and is a huge dick to everyone in general.




You can talk him into committing suicide if you have enough paragon points though.

Liara T'Soni
Everyone likes her because blue alien booty
Urdnot Wrex
He's a bounty hunter and has amazing dialogue with everyone.



If he doesn't die in the first game he becomes the chief of the Urdnot clan and his badassery basically launches into another universe.
David Anderson
Previous captain of the Normandy. He's a real cool dude and helps you out a lot.





R.I.P
Garrus Vakarian
He's a cop-turned-vigilante with some of the best dialogue in the game and a wicked sense of humor. What's not to like?
Jeff "Joker" Moreau
He's the pilot of the Normandy and he holds the crown of King of Funny. Basically everything that comes out of his mouth is funny. His relationship with EDI is probably one of the funniest things in the series. FUNNY

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<![CDATA[The Best Female Video Game Journalists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-female-video-game-journalists-v1/devon-ashby
With the advent of the #GamerGate debate, plenty of people lately have felt the need to start talking loudly and brusquely about the "proper role" of women in video game culture. Should female gamers have a voice in game culture at all, since gaming is supposedly a medium intended primarily for dudes?
 
The big controversy begins when women in video gaming want to actually talk (or write) about their experiences playing or developing games. A surprising number of people seem to think women talking and writing about video games represents an epic, gargantuan threat to the very soul of the games industry, because what could be possibly be more stifling to the creative purity of the Assassin's Creed franchise than pressuring Ubisoft into sticking a female NPC in Unity?

At the end of the day, women in the games industry who promote, discuss, and analyze video games are some of gaming's biggest advocates and most compelling contributors, and they're a diverse group. Below is just a sampling of some of the most visible, unique and hard-hitting female contributors to the public conversation about video games and video game culture.

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Felicia Day
Who she is: As the creator of Geek & Sundry, Felicia Day is a respected and beloved commentator on all facets of nerd culture, including, but not limited to, gaming. She humorously describes herself as a video game addict, and her channel features reviews, play-throughs, panel discussions, and even occasional sketch comedy routines about game culture.

She also runs a blog, is the creator of the popular web series The Guild, and has appeared on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural.

Why she's awesome: What's most infectious about Felicia is her unapologetic enthusiasm for video games as a medium, and her lack of fear about coming across as a total dork. Her style of coverage is all about celebrating how emotional and exciting digital media can be.
 
Day wrote one of the most outspoken letters regarding Gamergate. She is the proverbial leader of the pack when it comes to being an outspoken voice in the gaming community, often debunking many “female gamer” stereotypes, trying to bring ALL people together who enjoy video games.
Jane McGonigal
Whe she is: Jane McGonigal is the author of the book Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. She's a game developer and general future tech enthusiast interested in the creative, intellectual, and sociospiritual future of interactive media. She has given three TED talks on the subject of gaming that have been collectively watched over 9 million times. 

Why she's awesome: As a game designer, McGonigal's work emphasizes the use of virtual landscapes and styles of interaction to help solve real-world problems. She is one of the most quoted and referenced individuals on gaming's impact on modern culture. 
Jessica Chobot
Who she is: Jessica Chobot was the first ever host of the Daily Fix, IGN's original daily news program on the video game industry. It was, in essence, the first video game news program of its kind on the web. Since 2013, she's been the main host of Nerdist News where she covers a range of geeky topics.

Why she's awesome: Chobot played a journalist in Mass Effect 3, one of the most popular (if not controversial) games of 2012. She also wrote the popular survival horror game Daylight and knows more about video games than most humans. 
Naomi Kyle
Who she is: Comic and video game nerd Naomi Kyle is the host and writer of IGN's popular series The Daily Fix and Daily Fix Top 5. She has hosted several other original series, most notably The Next Game Boss, which gave aspiring game designers the chance to earn money to create their own video games. In addition to hosting, Kyle also produces awesome video game commentaries and original features.  

Why she's awesome: Naomi is one of the most recognizable video game personalities on the face of the planet. She's the indelible face of IGN and delivers breaking industry news to gamers on a daily basis.
Meg Turney
Who she is: Meg Turney first got her angel wings in the geek community as a well-known cosplayer, but has since branched out heavily into online media hosting and news reporting. She's hosted weekly gaming and tech-related series for Nerdist News and CraveOnline, and currently works full-time for the Internet culture channel Rooster Teeth.

Why she's awesome: She has a particularly deep knowledge about Indy games and she tends not to report on something unless she really knows her sh*t. And she usually knows her sh*t. 
 





Andrea Rene
Who she is: Andrea Rene appears on Gamestop TV and is a host for GameTrailers. She also runs a blog, keeps fans up-to-date on new industry happenings via her Twitter stream, and contributes a host of freelance video content to various game-related sites, including GameFly, Machinima, and The Escapist. She's currently the Senior Producer and host for the digital and tech oriented entertainment company, DEFY Media.

Why she's awesome: She brings a charming a personal touch to the kind of hosting that usually comes off as stale. Her following speaks for herself. 

Maddy Myers
Who she is: Maddy Myers is a game critic for Paste Magazine where she contributes feature articles, reviews, and a regular column called "Hyper Mode."

Why she's awesome: Myers is great at combining a traditional critical approach with a solid understanding of game mechanics, making her reviews insightful, funny, and full of depth. Her non-review posts address issues of media bias, censorship, and socio-cultural issues affecting gamers.
Danielle Riendeau
Who she is: Danielle Riendeau is a senior reviewer for Polygon. She has a very strong critical perspective, but some of her best work for the site is filed under "opinion."

Why she's awesome: Check out this amazing piece about the much coveted and buzzed-about game Alien: Isolation where she ties together the lineage of the game's central character with the feminist themes of Ridley Scott's original 1979 film. Her approach gives video games the respect they deserve, elevates the medium and ends of making the whole industry look good. Pulling out meaty literary themes to discuss while mainstream media tries to completely dismiss video games as a worthwhile part of culture? Awesome. 

Bonus:  her last name is pronounced like "Nintendo" which is pretty fun!

Carolyn Petit
Who she is: Carolyn Petit is a transgender woman who made waves when she first got hired on as a game reviewer for GameSpot.

Why she's awesome: She made even bigger waves when she published what was, overall, an extremely positive review of Grand Theft Auto V, which nonetheless awarded the game only 9/10 stars. This not-utterly-fawning assessment of the game caused a small faction of totally insane people to launch a smear campaign against Petit, writing embittered emails to her bosses and posting angry rants on YouTube demanding she be fired. Again, 9/10 stars.

Petit unfortunately was let go from GameSpot eventually due to a round of layoffs, not because of her actual writing. She does still continue to be awesome on Twitter, however.




Tracey Lien
Who she is: Formerly of Polygon and now with the L.A. Times, Tracey Lien generated a debate around the gaming industry with her groundbreaking piece "No Girls Allowed" and her coverage on the rise of Twitch "When Watching Beats Playing."

Why she's awesome: Tracey does traditional game reviews and criticism, but she also does a lot of on-the-ground reporting (like this article on game developers in the Middle East). She's great at breaking down current events related to gaming culture – like this article about that time the people who own Candy Crush Saga tried to trademark the word "candy."

Tracey is one of the most reputable voices in both the gaming and tech fields. She continues to make strong contributions to the ongoing public conversation about women in games, and the cultural impact of technology.





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