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We like to try new things here at TopTenz and this is another first for us. Two of our favorite authors have agreed to have a verbal fight to decide who are the most difficult video game bosses. The talented writers defending their choices are Karl Smallwood and Dustin Koski. Both are long-time writers for our…

With an audience growing by the second, YouTube is certainly no longer just for the occasional Flash animation or 30 second clip of giraffes at a zoo. It has genres and entire communities and, much like fan bases that follow movie directors, certain YouTube users have garnered massive popularity. The gaming section in particular has…

Game makers sometimes feel like they can’t just make a fun product in today’s extremely competitive market. They need to make a fun game with a twist in its plot, themes or gameplay. They need to flip some significant trope or some other aspect of their game on its head. These ten games pulled that…

In a society where technology is advancing leaps and bounds every moment, the video game industry is at the forefront of these advancements. The Entertainment Software Association reports that consumers spent $21.53 billion dollars in 2013 alone, and that’s just from American households. Some of that money, as you’ll learn below, has been spent on…

The modern video game industry is a billion dollar juggernaut, but the road that brought us here isn’t without its share of bumps. These mostly come in the form of controversies that contributed towards a negative image that still lingers around gaming today. 10. Mass Effect’s Sex Scandal This controversy actually ended up being quite…

Did you know there’s a chance we could be living inside a video game right now? With titles like Sid Meier’s Civilization, The Sims and Grand Theft Auto we already have some amazing life-simulation games, and if computers keep advancing, the simulations will inevitably get better and more realistic, which is why some philosophers and prominent…

It’s not exactly news that video game movies almost never work. Movies like Need for Speed, Tomb Raider, and Silent Hill just don’t seem to work when brought from the console to the silver screen, for whatever reason (Tomb Raider only made money because of Angelina Jolie’s chest, and we all know it.) One of…

When Anita Sarkeesian and Rebecca Watson brought attention to the sexism pervasive in video games, one of the popular responses (including by net comedian Maddox) was that games tend to be pandering to male interests because they’re made by and marketed to males. The logic was that if women wanted games they thought wouldn’t be…

Gaming hobbyists have gained massive mainstream acceptance, albeit without much actual mainstream affection. The classic fat nerd stereotype is still going strong. Many pop culture critics insist that popular games are bigoted and sexist, and online gaming is still widely described as a bunch of people in their early teens being homophobic and such. This…

Most video games have a main character, specifically designed to be the star. Even so, many times another character proves to be more entertaining and more interesting, turning them into the first thing we think of when we talk about the game. They’re like video game Urkels, only much much much much much less annoying.

The Chain Chomp is one of the most enduring foes in the Mario series, for newer players they pose one of the first real challenges they’ll ever face in game. However, due to the fact they’re chained up, avoiding one is usually just a matter of jumping like a boss. Few people realise though that…

Many people are quick to claim that many violent attacks are a result of playing video games, but people are quick to forget that in the past, the same has been said of television, film, and even books. There have been many studies conducted on the relationship between aggression and video games conducted over the…

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