The Top Ten Racing Games of All Time Oct19

The Top Ten Racing Games of All Time

I have a random post for you readers today. I was thinking about my favorite racing games, a genre that has really died off in the last couple of years. I feel like today all you get are super realistic games and the creativity and originality has pretty much disappeared. Regardless,...

Creating the Ultimate Nintendo Console Jul27

Creating the Ultimate Nintendo Console

As a gamer lucky enough to own all three consoles I am able to enjoy all the great games on the other systems while I wait with excited anticipation for the Wii U. As a Nintendo fan I have to hear about what a failure Nintendo has been for “hardcore” gamers over the last 10 years. Those arguments spurred me to create The Ultimate Wii user experience. One of the great things about the system is that it has the ability to not only play Gamecube games, but it has access to the richest back catalog on the market: the Virtual Console. I’ve limited myself to ten Wii games, ten Gamecube games, and ten Virtual Console games. Creating this list...

Top Ten Chicago Activities: Part 2 Jan19

Top Ten Chicago Activities: Part 2

Yesterday, I talked about five of my favorite activities to do in Chicago. Today I take a look at my Top 5. 5. Chicago Sport and Social If you’ve never been on an intramural team while living in Chicago, what the heck else are you doing? Chicago Sport and Social organizes...

Top 10 Chicago Activities: Part 1 Jan18

Top 10 Chicago Activities: Part 1

I’ve lived near Chicago my whole life and in Chicago for almost 5 years now in an awesome neighborhood (despite being overly yuppie / jock / gay if I am allowed to stereotype in politically incorrect ways) called Lakeview. I’ve loved every second of living in the city,...

The 50 Most Talked About Games of 2011: Part V Jan13

The 50 Most Talked About Games of 2011: Part V

Today I’ll wrap up this series of the 50 most talked about games of 2011 with a look at the holiday releases. As usual, the games are listed in order of date of release, the number following the title in parentheses is the Metacritic score at the time of this writing, and I’ve identified some of my personal favorites regardless of what the critics said. The biggest games of the year typically come out the month before Thanksgiving, in time to hit the big shopping season. Last year was no exception, and the holiday season of 2011 has been considered by some as the best year ever for game releases. 11/1 Uncharted 3 (Top Games of the...

The 50 Most Talked About Games of 2011: Part IV Jan12

The 50 Most Talked About Games of 2011: Part IV

Today I’ll look at the next 10 most talked about games of 2011, starting with October releases. Some really well received games are on this list, but a lot of these were targeted at other types of gamers than myself. If you missed yesterday’s column, click here. Games...

The 50 Most Talked About Games of 2011: Part III Jan11

The 50 Most Talked About Games of 2011: Part III

Yesterday I looked at some of the big spring and summer releases of 2011; today we near the holiday season. The early fall was filled with a number of quality games, including two of my favorite ten games of the year.  Again, games are listed in order of date of release, the...

The 50 Most Talked About Games of 2011: Part II Jan10

The 50 Most Talked About Games of 2011: Part II

Yesterday I took a look at the first ten of the 50 most talked about games of 2011. Today I’ll take a look at the next ten. Again, games are listed in order of date of release, the number following the title in parentheses is the Metacritic score at the time of this writing,...

The 50 Most Talked About Games of 2011: Part I Jan09

The 50 Most Talked About Games of 2011: Part I

Over the next five days, I’m going to take a look at the 50 most talked about games of 2011. Most of these are among the best reviewed games of the year, but I also have included some of my favorites that didn’t make the reviewers’ “best” lists. Games are listed in order of release. The number next to the game’s title is the Metacritic score at the time of writing this article. (Metacritic scores games out of a possible 100 points.) Along the way, I’ll also highlight some of my personal year-end awards. So let’s get started! 1/18 Little Big Planet 2 (92) An incredibly well reviewed sequel to the...

The Top 25 Simpsons Episodes of All Time: Part V

We’ve arrived! Here are the greatest five Simpsons episodes of all time. Feel free to let me know your favorite episodes in the comment section.           5. Two Bad Neighbors 713 George H.W. Bush moves in next to the Simpsons, and he and Homer start a...

The Top 25 Simpsons Episodes of All Time: Part IV

As we approach the best five episodes of all time, your disagreement with the placement of episodes is sure to grow. Let me know how SMRT I am in the comments. If you missed Part I, Part II, or Part III, check them out!           10. Homer’s Enemy 823 A...

The Top 25 Simpsons Episodes of All Time: Part III

We continue today with five more classic episodes. If you missed part I you can check it out here. Part II is here.           15. Homer at the Bat 317 In an attempt to bolster the power plant,s softball team, Mr. Burns hires some of the biggest baseball...

Top 25 Simpsons Episodes of All Time: Part II

Today we’ll look at the next five episodes on our countdown. If you missed 25-21, click here.             20. Homer to the Max 1013 A new show pops up on television, and the main character shares Homer’s name. The character is cool at first, but...

Top 25 Simpsons Episodes of All Time Part I

The Simpsons defined my childhood. If you wrote down everything I said from ages 12-18, I’m not sure if more of those words would be Simpsons quotes or unique thoughts from my own mind.  I could quote every episode from years 1-10 verbatim. Coming home from school two...

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