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.
•Microsoft's Top Ten Milestones of the Past Decade [The Kartel]A rather credible assessment of how Microsoft evolved from new entrant with a money-losing console at the beginning of the decade to one of the Big Three by its close, warts and all. The acquisition of Bungie, the Red Ring of Death, and - this can't be overlooked - the porting of Grand Theft Auto III all played huge roles. I would have said something about achievements, honestly. They were on the vanguard of one of console gaming's current core expectations.
•Top 10 Snacks Video Gamers Love to Eat [Planet Xbox 360]My biggest problem with this isn't that it turns into a Big Free Ad for Gamer Grub at the end, it's that they neglected my favourite gamer snack, despite the fact I've evangelized for it on Twitter: The grilled cheese, jalapeno and anchovy sandwich. If that sounds vomit-inducing to you, realise that I need the anchovies because of the salt tolerance I've built up over 20 years of consuming Pringles.
•Top Ten Most Ridiculous Ideas for Licensed Games [VG Chartz]VGC goes with some oldies-but-baddies, but also reminds us of "Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit" on Super Nintendo and "Napoleon Dynamite" for the DS, plus the double-colon head-asploding logic probe called "Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game."
•Fifteen Ways to Tell You're in Deadly Peril in a Video Game [Games Radar]Trusting anyone with facial hair, confronting large, ominous doors and musical cues. Games provide more than a dozen obvious tipoffs that shit is about to go down, and I'm betting there are even more than ones listed here.
•Top 10 Headlines of 2010 [ScrewAttack on GameTrailers]Let's shake things up a smidge and go with a video post here. ScrewAttack crystal-balls the year for us, delivering 2010's headlines before we can even read, or report, them.