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.
•Eight Reasons Why Fanboys Deserve Some Respect [GamesRadar]Despite doing nothing to earn it? Well, GamesRadar is merciful, even to the lowest of the low, saying the type of person that no one and yet everyone is at the same time provides unintentional comedy gold and keeps relevant issues debated in the mainstream. I like fanboys because they're easy targets, anonymous scapegoats, and convenient straw men.
•10 Kick arse Video Game Clowns [Unreality magazine]I thought the clowns from Left 4 Dead 2's Dark Carnival would have either inspired or made this list, but apparently they did neither. Adam the Clown from Dead Rising and Sweet Tooth are the most deserving of "Kick arse," unless you take the Kickman clown literally. The Joker was someone else's creation, first, and Insane Clown Posse is just a joke.
•15 Things That Have Happened Since Mario's Last 2D Console Game [TrueGameHeadz]"Mega Man has released at least 68 games," although "Mario has appeared in 149 games, 117 of which had his name in the title," so top that, buster. The video games industry has shifted from cartridges to discs, and its revenues have more than quadrupled. Also, we've seen three different presidents, a bunch of wars, the Red Sox winning the World Series, the invention of Internet porn and the birth and demise of Crystal Pepsi. Plus, like, everything.
•40 Various Styles Artworks of Lara Croft [The Design Inspiration]Guns. Bewbs. Nuff said.
•The 9 Most Suggestive Mega Man Boss Names [Topless Robot]Wood Man, Junk Man, Uranus (snicker) and Beef Man (OK, OK, I made that one up) all grace this list. No. 1 is, indisputably, Split Mushroom. Which makes me chortle like a seventh-grader and grimace at the same time.