Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Top 10 (Hot) Celebrities (actresses, models, etc)

The following are my ten favorite female actors/models. These are girls that are so good looking they alone can get me into a theater seat to see a movie. Even if the movie is bad at least I have something to look at when one of these girls is on screen. This was one of the toughest lists to narrow down as there are so many attractive female celebrities. I formulated the list several times and jumbled around the order several times as well before making my final decisions. Here they are.

Number 10 - Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Number ten on my list of drool worthy celebrities is Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Most people know this girl as the actress who played legendary cop John McClane's daughter in the fourth Die Hard film (Live Free or Die Hard) but she also played a villain in the super-hero flick Sky High and played the lovely love interest Ramona in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

Number 9 - Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett has appeared on this site before due to her recent appearance as sexy SHIELD agent Natasha Romanova. Not only is she physically flawless but her voice has a slightly raspy quality that is enough to drive any man (or at least me) a bit crazy. I look forward to seeing her beat some more baddies in future installments of Iron Man and I beg them to bring back that blue suit she wears in the movie...

Number 8 - Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde is probably best known for playing Doctor Hadley on the hit Fox show HOUSE MD but her career has taken off in recent times including two geeky films I plan on seeing TRON Legacy and, the even more awesome Cowboys and Aliens. Interestingly enough Wilde isn't the name she was born with, she borrowed it from Oscar Wilde. Her face is fairly unique, I don’t know of any actresses that look like her and her eyes are very very sexy. Considering the fact that at age 18 she eloped with the son of an Italian Prince the name Wilde certainly fits.

Number 7 - Emma Stone

For those who don't know I love zombies and I love those who involve themselves with zombies which, in 2009, Emma Stone did by appearing in Zombieland. Again an incredibly hot woman is complimented by an incredibly hot voice and her tendency to play girls with attitude, rather than the bland ordinary sort, makes her even more attractive. Emma Stone is a stone cold fox, although that figure of speech really has no place on the internets. It was recently announced that she would be joining the cast of the new Spider-Man reboot meaning there's hope for the future for all nerd kind hoping to catch a glimpse of this beauty.

Number 6 - Lily Cole

You've probably never even heard of Lily Cole. I know that I certainly hadn't heard of her until a few months ago when I decided to take a chance on Terry Gilliam's Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Needless to say I was taken aback by her and wondered why exactly I’d never heard of her before. She’s one of the most unique looking actresses/models out there today and that certainly helps add to her allure. She, unfortunately, hasn’t done all that much acting but hopefully that will change.

Number 5 - Natalie Portman

Natalie cut her teeth in the controversial film The Professional where she plays a young girl who attempts to learn how to be an assassin. Just five years later and no longer a little girl Natalie was cast in Episode One of the new Star Wars Trilogy that George Lucas was working on. Needless to say the film is a little more than disappointing and every performance is pretty bad but at least Portman looks really really hot in the movie. In fact she's looked hot in every movie I've seen her in, from V for Vendetta to Mr. Magorium. She's another girl who has a really great smile, oh and she had a really great video with Andy Samberg (let me see if I can't find a link).

Click Here (probably NSFW)

Number 4 - Zooey Deschanel

I'm not entirely sure how to say her last name, I'm also not sure why there is an extra O but Zooey Deschanel is very hot. Maybe its the blue eyes or the fact she usually plays a shy girl but Zooey is intensely beautiful. Believe it or not if it wasn't for Zooey I wouldn't be alive today, for surely I would have killed myself while attempting to sit through The Happening if it hadn't been for her beauty. So thank you Zooey, thank you for saving my life. Now if only you're beauty would also inspire M. Night Shyamalan to NEVER EVER make movies again.

Number 3 - Summer Glau

As a Geek I have a lot of reason to thank Joss Whedon. From the list of badass heroines some of you recall the inclusion of River Tam, who was played by Summer Glau. Summer is insanely hot, there’s something about her. In Serenity she reminded me of a hotter Sigourney Weaver, much much hotter and I do have quite a soft spot for Sigourney both as an actress and as being pretty hot in her earlier films (Hell who am I kidding she looks good in Avatar too). Summer is trained as a dancer and has a tendency, like many women on this list, to take roles that a nerd such as I would like. In Firefly she’s a badass girl who can both brawl and apparently read minds. She also played a super-sexy female Terminator in Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. While the show wasn’t that great I did manage to sit through the first season thanks in no small part to Summer’s epic hotness.

Number 2 - Zoe Saldana

Allow me to put my tongue back into my mouth for long enough to finish this list. Zoe is an up and coming star who, like others on the list, is in nerd stuff. Star Trek was the first film I saw her in and the movie made me simultaneously hate and envy Spock, partially because Spock had Winona Ryder for a Mom (how’s that for an Oedipal complex) and partially because Zoe Saldana was his love interest. Next I saw her in Avatar, where despite being a big blue alien her beauty shines through, I wouldn’t mind crossing species lines to get me some of that. These top 3 were tough to pick and at times Zoe was at the top of the list, at other times Summer but one name kept returning to haunt me.

Number 1 - Miranda Kerr

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to put her on the list at all at first. After all she recently married Orlando Bloom arguably the worst actor in the world, rivaled only by Eric Bana (they’ll be a list on that later). She also managed to get pregnant with his baby. Hopefully Miranda’s genes will win out and we’ll get an attractive baby who can become a model as opposed to a horrible wooden actor. It doesn’t really matter in the end because Miranda Kerr is the single hottest woman I have ever seen, PERIOD.

So that’s my list everyone. Here are the women who didn’t make the list:

Kate Beckinsale
Olivia Munn
Keira Knightley
Mila Kunis
Gemma Ward
Christina Ricci
Rose McGowan
Morena Baccarin
Michelle Rodriguez
Jewel Staite

I’m probably going to take a recess on this blog until after the New Year, so I’ll see you all in 2011!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Badass Heroes

Top 10 Badass Heroes

The following are my Top 10 badass heroes. Taken from movies, video games and other forms of media these represent the creme de la creme. These are heroes that range from everyman badasses placed in incredible circumstances to those with special powers or abilities that make them infinitely more awesome. You may feel free to agree or disagree but these are the best and brightest ass kicking heroes in my opinion.

Number 10 - Blade

Blade is what is known as a Dhampir, more or less a half-vampire, this allows him to walk around in the day time earning him the nickname Day Walker. This also means he is immune to most of the weaknesses that commonly plague vampires. Due to the fact his Mother was killed by a vampire during childbirth he has a huge vendetta against them and spends his time cutting them to shreds with various bladed weapons (his name is Blade after all). He emerged in the 1970s as one of the earlier African American superheroes and a trilogy of films about the super-hero have been made, starting in 1998 with BLADE which starred Wesley Snipes, help solidify the hero even more.

Number 9 - Indiana Jones

Based on the heroes of old serials from the 1930s Indiana Jones is an archeologist by occupation. Most archeologists don't regularly get into fist fights over artifacts or end up shooting Nazis but Indiana Jones is just that kind of guy. One of the things that kept the character compelling, at least for me, is the frequency at which he gets his ass kicked, he spends much of the movie in various types of peril and ends up bleeding and bruised by the end of the ordeal. This everyman attribute makes for a far more interesting movie - there's nothing immortal about Doctor Jones. Together with allies like Marcus Brody he recovers ancient artifacts with sacred or religious significance and despite being a dyed in the wool skeptic he usually comes face to face with some pretty crazy shit.

Number 8 - Hellboy

Hellboy is a demonic comic book character created by Mike Mignola for Dark Horse Comics. A baby demon who is stranded on Earth during a Nazi experiment into teleportation he is found by several Allied soldiers and raised by paranormal expert named Professor "Broom" Bruttenholm. In the end Hellboy becomes a good guy, he shaves off his demonic horns, takes a liking to pet cats and spends his days fighting monsters in the employ of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. The character really came to life on the big screen thanks to a classic dead-pan everyman performance from actor Ron Perlman. You might think Hellboy has it easy but he gets the crap beat out of him in both Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army - not that he can't hold his own in a fight.

Number 7 - Gordon Freeman

Doctor Freeman is the protagonist in the first person shooter game Half-Life. It truly is amazing how badass a silent character it can be but perhaps its his ability to be badass without corny one-liners that does it. Not only must he shoot aliens, blow up helicopter gunships and hold his own against massive towering Striders but he also has to solve puzzles and think. A 27 year old physicist carrying the fate of the human race on his shoulders while bonking zombie heads with a crowbar, the only thing that could make him more badass is if he finally capitalizes on all that alone time with Alyx.

Number 6 - Drizzt Do'Urden

Drizzt is a Dark Elf featured in author RA Salvatore's books. The Dark Elves live deep underground and only come out to raid the surface Elves at night. Drizzt steps away from his heritage and makes his own path forsaking the ways of his race to live on the surface and be a hero. He wields dual scimitars and is all but unbeatable in a one on one confrontation. Its hard to describe just how badass he is if you haven't read the books. Just go out and buy the Dark Elf Trilogy and Icewindale Trilogy.

Number 5 - John McClane

Hopefully you've seen Die Hard, in fact hopefully you've seen all four Die Hard films. If you haven't than you won't be familiar with this guy. A New York police officer John McClane ends up in the wrong place at the right time an awful lot. He's thwarted terrorists, thieves and all sorts of henchmen and he gets bloodied and beat up in the process. Bruce Willis is one of the most unassuming action stars, he isn't overly tall and he isn't a muscular beast but he's believable as he outsmarts, outguns and outfights the bad guys in each installment. Hopefully he's not too old and we'll get one more adventure before Willis throws in the towel on the character.

Number 4 - Duke Nukem

Duke Nukem is a foul mouthed narcissistic hero who must fight off an alien invasion. His voice is a parody of Clint Eastwood while his manner and lines are variously grafted from films like They Live and Army of Darkness. He is an amalgamation of all of the over-the-top hero stereotypes perpetuated in the 80s and 90s. The character himself, at least on the cover of Duke Nukem 3D, bears a resemblance to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Duke Nukem is one of the funniest and most badass heroes in history.

Number 3 - The Terminator

Originally a villain the Terminator is a machine designed for one purpose, killing things. In the second film, however, the Terminator is sent in to protect John Connor instead of killing him. It must protect John from an even more advanced Terminator known as the T-1000. Arnold Schwarzenegger offers one of the best performances of his storied action hero career as the T-800 Terminator. He is subtly funny when he needs to be and the robotic way in which he delivers some of the movies great lines is classic. He is a cold cool killer yet by the end of the film he's learned a lot more about emotions and what it is to be human. The fact that he manages to hold his own against a machine more advanced than him makes him one epic badass.

Number 2 - Batman

Batman is, first and foremost, a detective. But when forensics and clues fail he turns to beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands. Apparently Batman is also an expert in multiple forms of martial arts having studied for years as Bruce Wayne before assuming his bat persona. When hand-to-hand combat fails Batman turns to his gadgets using an arsenal consisting of ancient weaponry like smoke bombs that a ninja might use and high-tech body armor, vehicles and spy equipment. Batman exists in the DC Universe where most super-heroes have super-powers and yet manages to hold his own in a fight, that alone would make him a badass.

Number 1 - Wolverine

Wolverine has been plagued by having one of the worst origin movies ever made but despite this I couldn't ignore how awesome the character actually is. James Howlett (Wolverine) has mutant powers including increased strength, agility, sense of smell, and super fast healing. He also possesses six one foot long bone claws which protrude from his knuckles allowing him to both slice and impale enemies easily. He was part of a top secret program called weapon X that grafted an indestructible metal called adamantium to his bones AND claws. Wolverine is all but immortal being already more than a century old and still appearing as if he is in his thirties or forties. He is definitely the most badass members of the X-Men due to his feral unpredictable nature, claws, and badass set of super-powers in general. Let's hope the next Wolverine does justice to the true ferocity and awesomeness of the character.

So that's it, my top 10 badass heroes list. Here are the badasses who didn't make the list:

King Leonidus
James Bond
Maximus (main character from Gladitor)
Liu Kang
Rocky Balboa
Every Bruce Lee Character Ever
Morpheus or Neo

Friday, November 12, 2010

Badass Female Heroes

Top 10 Badass Female Heroes

This is going to be a list of my 10 Favorite badass heroines, female heroes who can hold their own in a fight. There are few things that are hotter than a girl who can kick some serious ass while looking good so some of these characters get extra points for hotness. Originally I was going to do the list of badass heroes first but they'll be time for that later.

Number 10 - Black Widow (Natasha Romanova)

Black Widow has played both the villain and the hero in various comic book stories. Most recently she showed up as an agent of SHIELD in the smash-hit Iron Man 2 in which she was played by the incredibly hot Scarlett Johannson. Along with working for SHIELD she also was a love interest for Wolverine and even took over leadership of the Avengers from Captain America for a time. Let's face it, ANY woman who can take over from Captain America and lead the freakin Avengers would have to be a substantially badass woman.

Number 9 - Sarah Connor

Sarah Connor had an incredible weight put on her shoulders. Much like Mary from the Messianic story in the Bible Sarah gets told that she is going to give birth to humanity's savior. The main difference, of course, is that Satan never sent any robots back in time to kill Jesus, although I'm guessing that would make for a pretty badass nativity scene. In order to turn out to be a great leader John Connor needs to have a pretty great parent and Sarah Connor fits the bill. Not only does she kill the first Terminator and deliver one of my favorite one-liners ever in the process but she returns in T2 with an even more badass and complex version of herself. Hats off to Linda Hamilton for one hell of a performance and making Sarah Connor into a badass.

Number 8 - River Tam

If you haven't caught on by now I'm a total nerd. About five years ago, by the suggestion of a friend, I picked up a movie called Serenity. After I was thoroughly satisfied by its awesomeness he then suggested I watch a show called Firefly, upon which the movie was based. River Tam is a badass character in the Firefly Universe. Sometimes she goes apeshit on purpose and destroys entire rooms full of enemies. The only disadvantage is that thanks to experiments done to her by the evil Alliance she can't always control herself and this leads to her going apeshit on the wrong people at times. Also note that Summer Glau, the actress who portrays Tam, is extremely sexy.

Number 7 - Rogue

Rogue is an essentially unstoppable force, she is a super being whose power is to absorb the powers of other super beings. Any physical contact with any other being can result in such a power transfer and due to this Rogue has essentially contracted every super-power in the book at one time or another. From flight, to super strength to Cyclops's eye blast power you name it she's had it. Rogue also has a southern accent that could drive just about any man wild and, if the image below is any indication, has an ass as uncanny as the X-Men themselves.

Number 6 - Samus Aran

Samus is one of the single most iconic video game characters ever conceived. Beneath layers of futuristic armor beats the heart of one of the most badass females to ever grace video game screens. Samus spends her time blasting aliens, fighting Metroids and massive bosses and collecting various power-ups to help save the day whether it be aboard a space station or on a strange alien planet. Samus rarely removes her helmet. In fact until beating the original Metroid the player was unaware she was a girl until reaching the end of the game which revealed this image.

Number 5 - Princess Kitana

Adopted daughter of the Emperor (Shao Khan) Princess Kitana is one of the most badass female warriors to ever walk into the Mortal Kombat arena. Unlike many of the MK characters Kitana seems to have pure motives and is one of the only purely good characters other than perhaps Liu Kang (though even he turned zombie and sought out his revenge). The only time her true motives were in suspicion was when Mileena, her evil clone, was masquerading as her.

Number 4 - X23

X23 is a female clone of James Howlett (aka Wolverine). She was created in an attempt to recreate the Weapon X program that had molded Adamantium to Wolverine's bones. The problem was that no other mutant test subjects could heal fast enough for the adamantium bonding process to work. So they decided to just clone Wolverine but the DNA sample they had was incomplete so they could only get an X Chromosome, hence the whole FEMALE clone thing. X23 is probably the closest to a villain on the list as she spent much of her time employed as a weapon carrying out assassinations and the like before finally coming to stay with Xavier and the X-Men. Call me a dirty bastard but I have to wonder, if Wolverine sleeps with her is it incest or just masturbation? I mean she is technically a clone...

Number 3 - Trinity

Whether you liked the sequels or not the Matrix is a science-fiction classic and one of the most liked films ever made. It had something for everyone and, luckily for this list, it had a badass female hero named Trinity. She appears in the first scene kicking the ever loving shit out of some cops before escaping the wrath of several Agents. She forms one side of the Christianity-esque, well, Trinity, of Morpheus, Neo and herself.

Number 2 - Alyx Vance

Alyx helps out Gordon Freeman the main character in the Half-Life franchise. In Half-Life 2 Episode 2 she takes an even bigger role acting as a side-kick for Gordon through essentially the entire game. She regularly blows away Combine soldiers, blasts holes into aliens and can kick the head right off a zombie. She is one of the most resilient NPCs you’ll ever play with and her AI is actually fairly intelligent. She seems to have a bit of a crush on Gordon but I have a feeling he’s going to have trouble telling her how he feels.

Number 1 - Ellen Ripley

Anyone who’s been keeping track of my lists thus far knows I love James Cameron films, especially Aliens. Ellen Ripley first appears in Ridley Scott’s ALIEN and while she is a hero there and acts as the voice of reason on the Nostromo it isn’t until ALIENS that she becomes a badass. At first she seems scared of the Aliens but when she realizes she’s the only human being to survive encountering them she takes it upon herself to help the Colonial Marines survive a trip to LV-426. It all culminates in one of the most iconic scenes in movie history, the show down with the alien Queen.

That is my list, those are my top 10 badass female heroes. It was a pretty tough list to make and there were quite a few women who I had in mind who didn’t make the list. Here they are:

Selene (Underworld)
Lara Croft
Black Cat (Marvel)
Eowyn (Lord of the Rings - she kills the witch king)
Catti-Brie (from R.A. Salvatore’s Drizzt books)
Elizabeth Swan
Raven (DC Comics)
Zoe Washburne (Firefly)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Favorite Video Games

Top 10 (Favorite) Video Games

Please realize while reading this that I haven't played every game that was ever made, I can only choose games I've actually played. These are merely my favorites, the games on which I wracked up the most hours of playtime. For some entries I included two games from the same series of games simply because otherwise this list would be dominated by sequels and their predecessors.

Number 10 - QUAKE (1996)

Fresh from creating DOOM and DOOM II (which will both be on the list) ID Software set out to up the ante with far better graphics that pushed the technology of the day to the limits. QUAKE was one of the first video games I ever played and was undoubtedly the first FPS (first person shooter) I ever played. As a teenager this game provided hours of fun despite the fact it was more than five years old when I started playing it (as video games were concerned I was a fairly late bloomer). QUAKE takes place in several realms that look like something from the mind of H.P. Lovecraft, the kind of world where dark lord Cthulhu would be right at home. You play, much like in DOOM, as a survivor of a scientific experiment into teleportation gone wrong. There are four realms to fight your way through and zombies, monsters and possessed soldiers to blast away. Quake was also one of the first games to have a multiplayer mode.

Number 9 - DOOM and DOOM II (1993, 1994)

DOOM was the precursor to QUAKE developed by ID Software. The game has a very similar plot. The unnamed silent protagonist makes his way through military bases, ruined cities and often right into Hell while blasting away demons and trying to find his way into the next area. The tendency of demons to teleport out of nowhere, or to appear as punishment for flipping the RIGHT switch, actually makes the game frightening. DOOM is the grand-daddy of essentially all First Person Shooter games in existence today and remains one of the best games I’ve ever played.

Number 8 - Assassin’s Creed 2 (2009)

Assassin’s Creed 2 is a third person action-adventure game set both in the future and centuries into the past. Employing a device known as the Animus people are able to tap into genetic memories and relive things through their ancestor’s bodies. This puts the player in the shoes of ancient assassin’s and gives them the ability to free run over rooftops through medieval cities. Assassin’s Creed 2 was a huge improvement over the first game and is one of the largest and most immersive free roam games imaginable. The story taking place in the future may be a bit uninteresting but once you get into the Animus you won’t want to get back out.

Number 7 - Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2005)

For a Star Wars nerd such as myself (see my Top 10 Movie list) there was nothing better than being put in the shiny white boots of a Storm Trooper and getting to pwn some rebel scum or getting to force throw Darth Vader as Yoda. Star Wars Battlefront 2 is one of the most fun multiplayer games ever conceived and had a robust single player following a group of Clone Troopers up until the fateful day that Order 66 was executed and beyond. The game allows you to utilize many familiar vehicles and play as heroes and villains such as Luke Skywalker and Boba Fett. Star Wars Battlefront 2 remains one of the best games I’ve ever played and despite being over five years old still looks awesome graphically.

Number 6 - Portal (2007)

Portal is a puzzle game developed by Valve. Like many first person games it follows a silent protagonist, an android named Chell, as she navigates her way through multiple test chambers at the behest of a computerized task-master named GLaDOS (Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System). The premise is simple but the game can be quite painful on your brain the first time you play.

Number 5 - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007)

I was never a big Call of Duty fan until this game. Up until that time I’d played Medal of Honor games religiously but when Activision and Infinity Ward brought Call of Duty into the modern era I jumped on the bandwagon. The game offers a realistic and downright awesome single player mode following the adventures of two soldiers as they deal with world altering events. COD4 also boasts one of the deepest online multiplayer modes ever conceived that provided my friends and I with hours of fun. While not flawless by any means the game set the bar for war related games and even, finally, coaxed an attempt at a modern war setting from Medal of Honor just a few months ago.

Number 4 - Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 (2008, 2009)

In 2008 Valve took a break from the adventures of Gordon Freeman (more on that later) to delve into the world of zombies. The product was Left 4 Dead, the story of four survivors neck deep in the undead, or the infected at least since I’m pretty sure these zombies aren’t the Romero kind. Instead of the standard lumbering ghoul we get grizzly pale-green-gray zombies more interesting in clawing their way through your skin and punching you into oblivion than on indulging in a meal of gray matter. Both games excel at putting you right in the middle of the action and when played with friends the game shines as an excellent cooperative, or competitive game. The ability to play as the infected, who have begun mutating and gained some odd abilities that help them snare survivors, is a stroke of sheer genius on Valve’s part, but what else would we expect from them right?

Number 3 - Half-Life (1998)

A decade before Left 4 Dead Valve cut its teeth on what remains one of the best FPS games to date. Half-Life was built from the same basic formula as QUAKE and tells a fairly similar story. You play as a silent scientist, a young Doctor named Gordon Freeman who, after an experiment causes aliens to teleport into the secret facility where he works, must fight his way to safety and try to save the world. The game features both alien and human enemies in the form of a military team sent in to exterminate the witnesses and destroy the facility. Using both normal fire arms and some futuristic sci-fi style weaponry Gordon Freeman eventually makes his way to the alien world.

Number 2 - Red Dead Redemption (2010)

Red Dead Redemption, developed by Rockstar games (of Grand Theft Auto fame) tells the story of John Marston, an outlaw trying to redeem himself in the dying days of the Old West. The story takes place in the fictional setting of New Austin and also features parts of Mexico all of which are, by the end of the game, entirely open to exploration by the player. The game is incredibly immersive and there is as much to do outside the main storyline as there is to do within it. A player can quite literally get lost out in the wilderness, its that massive. The sandbox element is only part of it, the story itself is also excellent and has plenty of emotional depth and things to say about humanity and society as a whole. Its also one of the longer story-modes of recent times. Lately many game companies have been lazy and have included single player modes that only take a few hours to beat but Red Dead Redemption will keep you busy for way longer than a few hours.

Number 1 - Half-Life 2 (2004)

We’re back to Valve once again, what can I say I am a sucker for Valve games. Half-Life 2 was the hotly awaited sequel to the first game, how hotly awaited was it? Well it took SIX YEARS for Valve to finish the game in an industry where the turn around is usually only two years, maybe one year for sports games like Madden. Half-Life 2 shines in everything it does, the graphics are some of the best ever done, the physics engine is outstanding, the characters are interesting and engaging and the plot is one of the best science fiction stories ever told in any artistic medium. To top all that off the game includes some pretty awesome weaponry and combat that shifts between being surrounded by zombies, shot at by soldiers and trying to shoot down a helicopter with laser guided rockets while being atop a lighthouse. I’ve probably played the game two dozen times by now, partially because of how awesome it is but also because Valve has been agonizing slow to churn out the next part of the saga. Knowing Valve, the wait will be worth it.

So that’s my list of top 10 games. Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment below with your own top 10. Here are those that didn’t make the list but still deserve honorable mentions:

Batman Arkham Asylum
Assassin's Creed
Diablo II
Grand Theft Auto III, IV and the others in between
Metroid Fusion
Pokemon Gold and Silver Versions (don't hate, Pokemon games are the shit)
Mortal Kombat: Deception
Medal of Honor and its various expansions (not the new game)
Warcraft II (because it was the first PC game I ever played)