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.
• The 10 Most Humbling Experiences for a Gamer [WikiGame Guides] My favourite: Running into the First Goomba on World 1-1. While Devil May Cry suggesting that you switch to easy mode is indeed humiliating, I was surprised not to see Super Mario 3D Land on here — and I'm not just talking about the Super Tanooki leaf, either. The ultimate slap is when you die so much it pops up the pair of wings that teleports you to the end of the stage. Yeah, I used it, so what?
• Ten Games That Will Make or Break the 3DS in 2012 [PikiGeek] Continuing with the 3DS theme, it's plain to see that this device must recover its mojo next year. Here are the 10 titles that will play the greatest role in its success or failure. Monster Hunter 3G, which necessitated the whole second thumbpad fiasco, is ranked surprisingly low.
• 10 Life Lessons Learned from Gaming [MaximumPC] Much of this is just common sense. I would add that, no matter how many times it delivers a healthful benefit in Streets of Rage or Final Fight, I wouldn't eat a ham I found under a 55-gallon drum.
• Ten Skyrim Glitches Caught on Tape [PC Magazine] Sure, we've already seen the horse riding the dragon, and the dragons flying backward. Here are eight more off-the-wall glitches and exploits in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, beginning with the old bucket-on-the-NPC's-head trick.
•The Seven Most Elaborate Dick Moves in Online Gaming History [Cracked] We'll close out the roundup with another fine list from Cracked. It features the great slime caper of Everquest, Runescape's "Falador Massacre" of 6/6/06 and, of course, Angwe's commitment to murdering everyone on the road to Menethil Harbor. Enjoy.