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.
•11 Strong Gaming Girls We Never Saw Again [UGO]Andrew Freedman, formerly of Kotaku, makes 11 fine selections. I don't believe we've seen the last of Faith or Alyx Vance. My only suggestion is esoteric and personal: Annie Stoakes from Red Dead Revolver. But she was, admittedly, a shallow caricature.
•The Top 10 Greatest Enemies Turned Friends in Video Games [Ranker]I'm trying to think of similar role reversals but all I come up with are betrayals. Mike Toreno was basically an antagonist to CJ in San Andreas but isn't enough to make the list here. Still, that mission where all you have to do is go pick up Sweet at the jail - that's one of my top 10 emotional moments in gaming.
•Top 10 Dreamcast Games We Want on LIVE Arcade [Planet Xbox 360]Ready 2 Rumble hands down. If someone did a Top 10 list of greatest one-shot characters, Afro Thunder would make it for sure. "It's time to dance!" He's the Buckaroo Banzai of game characters.
•15 of the Oddest Video Game Bans [PopCrunch]Australia makes this list six times. Oh wait, it's not a banning, it's a "refusal of classification"!
•The Top 5 A Cappella Video Game Themes [Joystick Division]I don't care. Somewhere, someone did the Commando theme, and it should be on this list.