Top Nine Movies of 2012

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Part of Our Academy Awards 2013 Features Unlike video games, it’s exponentially easier to come up with a list of a year’s best movies. While it’s still impossible to see everything, the simple fact of films being shorter and less costly than games means that, in general, a ‘best movies’ list can more easily be trusted to one individual. And that’s exactly what we’ve done here. The rules are simple: the movie had to have been given a wide-release in the United States for the first time in 2012, meaning re-releases are excluded, or its initial (or, in some cases, only) release must have been online. That being said, let’s get on with the list. Brave Pixar’s latest movie Brave has received a lot of… Read More →

Top Nine Games of 2012

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It’s always hard to come up with a “best video games” list each year due to the simple fact of quantity. So many games in a huge variety of genres are released each year that it’s difficult to play all of the major releases and would be impossible to experience them all. So, we thought we’d do something different and have three of our top contributors, Michael Bush, Lei Adeline, and Matthew Renfro, work together to create a list that best represents the site as a whole. The rules are simple: the game had to have been launched in the United States for the first time in 2012, meaning  HD remakes and ports are excluded, and it cannot be an add-on to… Read More →

Top Nine Christmas Songs

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Christmas songs have a tendency to be pretty lame. With most focusing on the same themes and following similar musical structures, and with many becoming incredibly insipid tripe upon repeat listens, it’s hard to find to many really strong, classic Christmas singles to pop on during the holiday season. Some do break the mold however and, by combining creativity with quality, reveal themselves as truly great pieces of music that just happen to bear the jovial holiday moniker. These are our Top 9 Christmas Songs. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer Musicians don’t tend to write hymns for Christmas anymore. Though there are still many covers of such hits as O’ Holy Night and Joy to the World, most… Read More →

Top Nine George Carlin Jokes

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George Carlin is arguably one of the most influential comedians of all time. From his profanity-laced video specials, audio specials, and novels to his interviews and direct political statements, few comedians have reached the level of social criticism and media pervasiveness as Mr. “7 Dirty Words.” With 14 HBO specials under his belt and a sphere of influence that has affected just about all modern comedians, it’s hard to pin down his best work. But today, we’re going to attempt to do just that. These are our Top 9 Best George Carlin Bits. Death Though seen by most as extremely abrasive, Carlin has always had a certain poignancy about him, but never was it as clear as it was in the… Read More →

Top Nine Series That Need a Wii U Revival

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Because the most talked about aspect of Nintendo’s new console is, undoubtedly, the intriguing new GamePad controller, many people are forgetting to discuss what the system is actually for. Though the intuitive new controls are certainly worth discussion and debate, it’s also important to talk about the system’s actual video games. And, though Nintendo will assuredly be bringing plenty of new Mario and Zelda titles to the system, other franchises aren’t as sure-fire. And today we’d like to talk about some of those. These are our top nine series that we want to see revived on the Wii U. Viewtiful Joe While not everyone’s cup of tea, Viewtiful Joe was easily one of the most interesting games on the GameCube, both in gameplay and… Read More →

Top Nine Wii Mistakes

Top 9 Wii Mistakes

Whether you like it or not, it’s unquestionable that the Wii did a lot of things right. From becoming the biggest selling system of the latest console generation, thanks in no small part to great advertising and the inclusion of people who didn’t play games previously, to releasing a number of quality, memorable titles, such as Super Mario Galaxy and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, the Wii had a great run for a console that introduced completely new control mechanics. However, Nintendo’s golden system had many blunders surrounding it as well. And, like with everything, it’s important to look at those missteps as well. So, without further adieu, we present the Top 9 Wii Mistakes. Wii Play The quality… Read More →

Top Nine Overlooked Wii Games

Top 9 Overlooked Wii Titles

Those who have had a Wii since launch back in 2006, or have recently picked one up due to the incredible price cut, are most likely aware of the many massive titles that have been released for it like Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword to name a few. But what about games that not many people have heard of, or aren’t considered smash-hits by the general populace or even by cult followers?  Many of them are great, but just never caught on. Well, in honor of those many hidden gems, we’re counting down the Top 9 Overlooked Wii Games. MadWorld While the Wii definitely lacks a good variety of Mature titles, MadWorld is… Read More →

Top Nine First-Party Wii Games

Top Nine First-Party Wii Games

In its six year lifespan, the Nintendo Wii has seen a number of great games. From Boom Blox to No More Heroes, developers have poured tons of thought, talent, and creativity into designing great exclusive titles for the innovate new system, creating experiences that would be a shame for anyone to miss. But, undoubtedly, most of the Wii’s best titles came from the Big N themself. So, with less than a month to go before the Wii U’s launch, we’re counting down the Top 9 first-party Wii titles. Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort Though two different games, Wii Sports and its successor Wii Sports Resort were two halves of the movement that helped catapult the Wii’s new, innovative play… Read More →