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 round-up of the rundowns out there.
•Top 10 Reasons Why PAX Is Better Than E3 [The Kartel]Hard for me to comment, since I've been to E3 but not PAX. I'd say the fact you don't have to know someone in the industry to get in is a big plus, although that restriction seems to be increasingly a formality down in LA. Cab fare and hotel rates probably are better in Seattle too.
•The 50 Best Mario Video Games of All Time [Complex]A comprehensively researched list that excludes "compilation titles, ports, games not released in the US and remakes" still finds 50 in the series that are worth a mention. Super Mario Bros is not no.1, or no.2 or no.3. It's no. 4.
•Top 10 Games That Don't Need An Internet Connection [Planet Xbox 360]If your internet's out or like mine is getting the shit throttled out of it by Comcast, here are 10 games that do alright by themselves without a connection. You have to figure any console RPG is good here. Curious that Fallout 3 wasn't on the scene. BioShock is no. 1.
•Top 10 Gaming Franchises That Should Die [Joystick Division]The only real case that's made is for the demise of Kane & Lynch and Sonic, which have both well underperformed expectations for anything deserving another sequel. The rest boils down to "It's a series that's had a bunch of sequels and made a ton of money." Because that's always a good reason for a franchise to die.