I really like lists. I like them so much that I even wrote a short story all about lists (not kidding). “Best of” lists are futile. They are subjective, silly but so much fun. Mostly because they can piss people off. I like to rant and lists always makes a a ranter feel superior to the list maker. Lists of “best things” make all people feel smart and superior. List maker defend your choices! Non-list maker tell everyone why they’re wrong! Hurray for lists!
It’s Oscar Sunday. I’m about the settle down with the Red Carpet coverage. My ballot is almost complete and I’m in a fuzzy nostalgic glow of Oscar happiness. You see I love the Oscars. I have since my first Oscar telecast viewing back in 1991 at the ripe old age of 6 years old. I know the Oscars are just a glorified marketing campaign by studios and distributors. I know it’s not a real celebration of great filmmaking. But I still love the Oscars. They’re like my Super Bowl. I know the stats, I know the strategies. In short, at least for the day, I kind of care about who wins. Not because of any kind of merit but because of how the studio played the game.
Was 2010 a great year for gaming? On reflection nearly every member of LoG has a different favorite game of the year. Over the next few weeks each LoG member will choose their Top 5 games of the year. And so we begin with me - the token female member of LoG: Taylor Bayless (mindcrayons)