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Time Magazine's Top 10 Video Games of 2010 - Actually a Pretty Good Attempt...

The Time Website is junk and the organization of the list is painful, so I've listed the top 10 here for your viewing convenience. Number 1 is certainly a surprise, though I must say overall it's a fairly thoughtful list, even if there are some titles I don't readily agree with (coming from me who is generally down on "best of" lists, that's actually fairly high praise). To see the full descriptions, be sure to visit Time's Website (good luck with that):

01 Alan Wake (Xbox 360)
02 Angry Birds (Android, iOS)
03 Red Dead Redemption (PS3, Xbox 360)
04 Halo: Reach (Xbox 360)
05 Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
06 Limbo (Xbox 360)
07 Super Meat Boy (Macintosh, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360)
08 Super Street Fighter IV (Arcade, 3DS, PS3, Xbox 360)
09 Starcraft II (Macintosh, Windows)
10 Mass Effect 2 (PS3, Windows, Xbox 360)

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The Great Atari ST Game Survey

The Joy of STicks Website is running the results of a multi-site survey that determined enthusiasts' favorite 50 Atari ST games. Though the Atari ST computer series was relatively economical and quite powerful, it was overshadowed by the Commodore Amiga computer series and its more impressive audio-visual and multi-tasking prowess. With that said, though the listing is biased towards the usual familiar multi-platform titles that may or may not have been better on other platforms, it still gives a good idea of what quality games machines the ST series really were (and of course, for many of us here, still are). It's also a good example of how to do a better weighted best of/top whatever listing than the typical ones that reflect the preferences of just a few people. Enjoy!

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100+ Resources for Video Game Professionals from Fan To Pro includes Armchair Arcade

Steven Savage of Fan to Pro, The Blog of Professional Geekery, sent word that Armchair Arcade is his pick for the History section of his 100+ Resources for Video Game Professionals feature. Thanks for the recognition, Steven! You can check out the complete list, here, which really is a nice collection of useful links.

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The 100 Sci Fi Movies To See Before You Die

Nicole at the Only Good Movies Blog was kind enough to give us the heads up about a new feature they're running called, The 100 Sci Fi Movies to See Before You Die. Included on the list at number 26 is "Deathrace 2000", which includes a nice linkback to my own blog post on the related arcade machine from 1976 from when Matt and I went to San Francisco for the week to work on the upcoming feature film documentary, Woot!: The Videogame Revolution. Be sure to check out the complete list of films.

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Best of Armchair Arcade, Issues 1 - 8, Volume I, DISCUSSION

Best of Armchair Arcade
Issues 1 - 8, Volume I
(color cover, b&w interior, not to exceed ~100 pages)

(Rough Draft of Pages, in Order Follows)

Color Cover

Legal Page

Table of Contents

Issue 1 Cover

1 - A Treatise on Videogames
by Matthew D. Barton
2 - Atari - A Tale of Two Systems Part I: Atari 5200 and Atari 7800
by Bill Loguidice
3 - Game Packaging - A Look to the Past When Treasures Beyond the Game Were Within the Box

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50 Worst Videogame Titles Ever?

What, no "Willy Byte in the Digital Dimension" for the Apple II?What, no "Willy Byte in the Digital Dimension" for the Apple II?Game Revolution has a new version of the traditional favorite article type online - the "best of" - in regards to "The 50 Worst Video Game Names of All Time". Of course you need to go into these things with an open mind, as "All Time" never really means that they covered every game for every system ever, but that doesn't make it any less fun to read. Can you think of some of your own worst titles that you've been exposed to over the years?

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