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.
•Controversial Games Dealing With Fan Backlash [Industry Gamers]Modern Warfare 2 released under a cloud of stink raised by PO'd PC gamers over the end of dedicated servers. Industry Gamers notes that it's not the first time fans of a series have gotten their panties in a bunch. The reaction to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is a particularly intense example.
•Top 7 Tasteful Game Heroines [GamesRadar]Faith (Mirror's Edge) and Zoey (Left 4 Dead) are the newcomers; Alyx Vance (Half Life 2) and Cate Archer (No One Lives Forever) are the classics. Samus Aran is the legend, and she's No. 1.
•Top 5 Most Incredible War Scenes in Gaming [MSNBC]Do they mean "incredible" as in "not believable"? Or do they mean "impressive," or "amazing"? If so, they should say that. Death From Above in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare takes top honors, over Halo and Gears of War 2.
•Six Major Wars Overlooked by the Shooter Genre [GamePro]This of course is a very U.S.-centric list, covering everything except the Spanish-American War and the Mexican-American War. I guess they have something against the Rough Riders and Santa Anna. Oh, and the French and the Indians, as that one isn't here either. What is? Well, every armed conflict except for World War II.
•7 Achievements That Will Make You Cry [ScrewAttack]This list digs up the seven most inhumane achievements - including Mega Man 9's Gamer's Day (beat the game five times in a single day) - that even the most masochistic gamer would regret pursuing. Capcom also gave us the Seven Day Survivor cheev in Dead Rising, which would require 14 hours (plus, like, surviving.) Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter's world champion - getting the top of the universal leaderboard - is No. 1.