10. Mass Effect Saturday Morning Cartoon
9. Rock Band: Board Game
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Back in 1997 I was in 7th grade and president of the Star Trek club at school. Then the Star Wars special edition was released and I founded the Star Wars club. I was and still am huge fans of both Star Wars and Star Trek. After that, people started making fun of me for loving Star Trek. Following three weeks of torment, I began seeing a therapist. I ended up having an emotional breakdown in his office. It wasn't because I was being made fun of at school. It was because I couldn't decide what I liked more: Wars or Trek.-Nate
There has not been a single moral or otherwise challenging decision I've made since finishing Dragonball and Dragonball Z where I didn't ask myself, "What would Goku do?"-Jonathan
When I was 12, I wrote to Marvel because I thought I found a flaw in a Fantastic Four comic and wanted a "No Prize," which is an empty envelope rewarded to people who find continuity flaws. I told them not to publish my address at the end of the letter. Not only did they publish my letter, dig in to me for being wrong, and include my address, they must have thought I was a loser who needed someone to write to, so they also signed me up for their pen-pal program.-Anonymous
When I was little my parents gave my N64 to my cousin and got me a PS2. I recently learned that my aunt THREW OUT Ocarina Of Time and gave the N64 to my cousin's friend, who broke it in two weeks. When I found out, I tied up my cousin and made him listen to the Battletoads pause music for two hours.-Jessica
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I dislocated my kneecap and tore my meniscus playing MLB 2K9 on the Wii. When I told everyone how I got my injury, they mocked me, saying I broke my knee playing Wii baseball. It irked me that they didn't call it MLB 2K9 like I had said.-Frank
I was dating this girl for about two years in high school when she broke up with me. It was almost out of nowhere and she started dating some random guy she met a month before right after. Now at the time I had been playing Final Fantasy 9, and I had named the lead female character, Dagger, after her, Ashley. When we broke up, I used a re-name card and changed the name from Ashley to Slut and took her out of my main party. I'm almost embarrassed to admit how much better that made me feel. Almost.-Lilian
I took a week off work for the death of Batman.-Karl
I asked my boyfriend to marry me by getting down on one knee and putting a Nintendo Power Glove on his hand.-Suela
Secret levels used to be something extremely special. Before the Internet, you had to either find them on your own or hear about them from the weird kid at school who spent recess picking his nose and staring at the sun. And once you did find out about them, all you wanted to do was brag about your new found knowledge. Let's salute the greatest secret levels in videogame history.
It's hard to bring out something weird and unexpected in a WWII game where Hitler's dead and you're fighting with lightning-zappers, invincibility devices, and time-travel but then again, giant ants? Disbelief only suspends so far! It ends up feeling like Red Alert with Zerg, except with a lot more people saying "At once!" and "Affirmative!" over and over. The ants add a huge new challenge to the gameplay, where you have to radically change your strategy just to survive. Even then, it's hard as hell. So if you ever travel back in time and kill Hitler, remember to bring a giant can of Raid, okay?
George Lucas had to know that the Dark Side of the Force was the cooler one. I mean, would you rather be a badass asthmatic burn victim in black armor who hangs out with a grandpa who shoots lightning, or a wimpy blonde kid whose mentor thinks being a powerless ghost is "more powerful than you could ever imagine"? Clearly the Dark Side is the way to go something Rogue Squadron figured it out in their bonus level, "Triumph of Empire." It's a familiar moment, the battle above the Death Star (classic version, not that half-built piece of crap that Lando blew up with his midget friend) except you're in Darth Vader's TIE Fighter, wasting rebels left and right. And when it comes down to that pivotal trench run well, let's just say that Luke won't be bullseyein' womp rats again anytime soon.
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Going all the way back to Super Mario Bros. 3, the Mario series has had a long-stranding and honorable tradition of having its protagonist slide down hills on his butt. Many unfortunate Koopa Troopas and Buzzy Beetles who have been on the wrong end of Mario's butt will tell you it's one his most deadly secret weapons. The game never really explained if this invincibility came from momentum or magic butt powers (I have theories), but for whatever reason Mario decided to get on his feet for the the Tall Trunk Slide of Mario Galaxy 2. This new posture and confidence lets Mario run on the ceiling when the slide fills out into a tube, a continuation of the Galaxy series' theme of playing with gravity.
It's easy to describe cult-classic Gunstar Heroes as "anime Contra," but then you'd be leaving out the time-reversing bombs, Dice Palace boss/board game, and the epic 7-part battle with Seven Force. This is a relentlessly creative game that even features an exciting anti-gravity twist on the mine cart level. Their take on the slide level was simple just add guns. That's right, Gunstar Heroes is the only slide level on this list where you can actually shoot a gun while you slide. The Pyramid is one of videogaming's most satisfying slide levels because it's not about avoiding obstacles, it's about blowing right through them.
Oh wow! The NBA!
Yup. This is the big time.
Wow. Maybe one day I can be the new Michael Jordan.
Michael Jordan. Best basketball player of all time. Ring a bell?
Never heard of him. I think you're thinking of Scottie Pippen.
So, anything I need to know?
Just your typical 2 on 2.
I'm pretty sure that's not how pro basketball works.
And how are your 30-foot high backwards dunks?
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In high school, I played World of Warcraft with three friends (circa vanilla). Every weekend we would get together and get smashed while farming for the best blue pieces. Back then blues actually mattered. One night, a member of our group revealed that he knew a guy on our server who happened to be related to a top dog at Domino's pizza. We farmed up as much gold as we could before Domino's was closing, then we traded it all to him in exchange for a large pizza and cheese stick delivery. It probably wasn't worth the time we put into it.-Anonymous
When my friend wants a booty call, she asks me to come over to play Mario 3 on her NES. To be fair, we usually do end up beating the game before we hook up.-D.T.
When I was 7, I was watching my cousin play Super Mario Bros. He sucked and time was running out. I had never seen time run out before. I started to panic. I didn't know what would happen. I tried to grab the controller, but my cousin played keep away. Then my older brother joined in and pinned me down. I was forced to watch in horror as the timer dropped. I flailed my arms, kicked, cried crocodile tears and screamed as I waited for the Nintendo to explode. I escaped with five seconds left on the time and ripped the Nintendo, cords and all, out of the wall. I'm 24 now, and my family still hasn't let me live this down.-Brent