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Top 10s—The Sports Countdown #6
29 December 2011 4:00 pm
This soccer title helped set the standard for customization and deep gameplay. It also features a rather iconic art style as you can tell from the screenshot below. Read on to learn more about the latest entry into the Top 10 Sports list.
Top 10s—The Sports Countdown #7
5 December 2011 11:10 am
If someone asked you to name one of the greatest and most influential sports games ever created, you probably wouldn't think of the latest Sports Top 10 entry. It's an old 8-bit title, and its maker is much better known for other genres of video games. Here's a little hint...
Top 10s—The Sports Countdown #8
21 November 2011 6:14 pm
Wow, it's amazing how much a Top 10 can creep ahead of you during the holiday season, even when you know exactly what games are going to be featured. For those of you who were wondering about the cryptic clue "sports meets swordplay" you need not wonder any longer. I'm talking about Konami's Blades of Steel! To see how this fits into the Top 10 Sports list, read on.
Optimal Hardware—The NES/Famicom
11 November 2011 11:24 am
We interrupt the Top 10 Sports game countdown to bring you the latest optimal hardware feature, this time looking at what is easily one of the greatest consoles in the history of video games, the NES. Just about everyone knows about the NES and chances are that if you didn't grow up with one your parents did. But suppose that classic console has disappeared since then, or perhaps you missed the Nintendo invasion back in the day and want to finally experience all of those amazing 8-bit games for the first time. What's the best version of NES hardware to chase down today? This feature aims to answer exactly that question, so read on to get the full scoop.
Top 10s—The Sports Countdown #9
2 November 2011 5:53 pm
After getting in a solid gameplay session last night with this particular title, it's time to reveal #9 in the Sports Top 10. Whatever could it be? Well, if you haven't already clicked through to find out, here's a giant hint:
Top 10s—The Sports Countdown #10
25 October 2011 10:48 pm
Welcome to a new Top 10 and a new format. Is it better? Worse? Easier to view? Please drop me a line and let me know what you think. Wondering what the game is that's securing the #10 spot? Well, all I can say right now is that in order to succeed you're going to need to learn to:

Dive, and

You should also have a more comprehensive understanding of the developer that brought Double Dragon and River City Ransom to home consoles. To find out more about the #10 entry in the Sports Top 10, click here.
NES Update—Ms. Heavy Balloon Fortress
22 October 2011 10:07 am
Recently, I've been checking out Satoshi Matrix's blog, where he's putting together a really excellent Top 100 list for NES games. He's been pointing out some titles that I've overlooked, so you'll find some additions to the Greatest NES Games List. Naturally, Air Fortress and Heavy Barrel have also joined the recommended lists for the top Shoot 'em ups and Run 'n Guns. Balloon Fight and Ms. Pac-Man will eventually be one some special lists as well, once I catch up with the various Top 10 lists that are still in progress. The incredible quantity of great games for the NES never ceases to amaze me.
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