Twitter User's "#top20games"?

As always, I enjoy tooling around on Twitter. Some of you may know of the practice of “hashtags.” #hashtags are a way for people to track trends and topics on twitter (holy T‘s, Batman).

I won’t bother with all of the details, but basically @GenXer and I started, on 3/27/09, “#top20games.” The Top20Games idea was just a way to get lots of people involved listing their favorite games. Using TagalUs and Hashtags.org. So why not post a list of the #top20games I tracked on Twitter. Below are just some of the results. Take them in to consideration, maybe there’s something there you should be playing!

@ricardo3g: South Park 64 4 the N64. ’twas a gd shooter at the time & was very fun. t was also the firs time I hrd “Bitch” used in a vid game. #top20games
Yoshis Island : Super Mario World 2 for the SNES #2 of my #top20games
Super Mario RPG : Legends Of The Seven Star on the SNES is my 1 out my #top20games
@gravitybomb: Phantasy Star Online, Mass Effect, Goldeneye 007. Man, that was a tough list to make. Not 100% about it, but there it is! #top20games
@cronotriggers: Oh cripes, completely forgot Metal Gear Solid (PS1)! #top20games
Oh wait, just remembered WipEout Pure! #top20games
Assassins creed #top20games
Rez #top20games
@Phoenix8424: Resident Evil 5 and Gun and Viva Pinata on Xbox 360 #top20games
@Geminiace: Goldeneye on N64! #top20games
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2 on PC! #top20games
Rock Band 2! #top20games
frdarvin: #top20games Dungeon Keeper 2 (PC) http://tinyurl.com/ckhduz
Ultima 3.. definite fave #top20games
#top20games Descent 1/2 (PC) http://www.descent2.de/introframes.html
#top20games Galaga (Arcade)
#top20games Impossible Mission (C64 and Others)
#top20games Legacy of the Ancients (C64)
#top20games Galaga (Arcade)
#top20games Impossible Mission (C64 and Others)
#top20games Legacy of the Ancients (C64)
#top20games Lazy Jones (C64)
#top20games Wave Race (N64)
#top20games Mario RPG (SNES)
#top20games Pokemon G/S (DMG) They worked with the Older gameboys, and you could retro trade with R/B/Y
#top20games Tetris (NES/DMG)
#top20games Mario Kart (SNES)
#top20games The Sims (PC) Again, the original.
#top20games Grand Theft Auto (PC) The Original Top down that started the insanity.
#top20games Super Mario World (SNES), FF6 (SNES)
@animaonline: Final Fantasy VI #1 #top20games
@OldSchoolgamer: I can’t believe someone put Resident Evil 5 in their #top20games. It just came out! Expand your library for crying out loud!
@TheHeadGeek: Crazy Climber, Tempest, Golden Eye, Return to Wolfenstein, COD4 there’s 5 for ya #top20games
@Trixie360: All platforms fair game? Vid games only or do board games count too? How about Charades? ;) #top20games

And of course, my own list… which never did quite hit 20 games, but it was fun none-the-less.

@NuAngel: Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger – PC and PS3. #top20games
The Simpsons – ARCADE GAME #top20games
Oh I’m not done, folks. lol Goldeneye – Nintendo 64. #top20games
Law of the West (C64) #top20games
Pro Wrestling – NES #top20games
Metroid NES, Metroid II, Gameboy, Super Metroid, SNES: 3 more for #top20games
NHL Stanley Cup (SNES) – also called Super Hockey in Europe. #top20games
Mega Man III for the NES #top20games

Upcoming Downloadable FPS Games: Your pick?

Which game are you more excited for? Or is there a third title I should be looking for?

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I spent a lot of time, recently, reliving some glory days. Thanks to GoG.com I have been reminiscing about the modern-classics, like the original Unreal Tournament from 1999. A new game looks like it might bring back some of the simple but fast paced action that made the first UT such a smash, while none of the sequels have quite lived up to it. CellFactor: Psychokinetic Wars will blend the fast paced gritty action of UT with some of the more popular magic-like features of the megaflop Shadowrun. All this is going to be delivered through a downloadable game (Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Store) at an affordable price.

An addition to this game, as far back as 2007, people were spotting “Quake III Arena” being listed as an Xbox 360 title on the ESRB’s website, and was even announced by id Software. It looks like it might finally be a reality, coming before the end of 2009. Coupled, at the time, with the announcement of “Quake Zero” (now renamed “Quake Live”) it seems entirely possible like there may be some form of cross-platform play coming to this title.

I’m very excited to check out both of these games, they each look very cool. Are there any other up and coming titles I’m overlooking?

Our Experiment: GamersTable.com

Pull up a chair, ladies and gents!! Welcome to the GamersTable! A website powered almost exclusively by Meebo and intended to give you the easiest resources for connecting with and talking to people from all around the world about one of the things you love the most: video games!

It takes a lot for a site like that to really get going, but that’s why we’re calling it an experiment. It might work, it might flop. I’m only out a few dollars if it doesn’t work out. And if it does, you can bet the place will always be lively!

Due to the fact that it is Meebo powered, uptimes and speeds cannot be guaranteed. But once you’re there, it is fairly self explanatory. Take a look, and keep stopping back. Even if you’re the first and only one in there, you can leave a message for future visitors, and always continue the conversation! So join us all, at the GamersTable!

WBX: "Told you so" would be mean, but…

WBX: WinBreak Exclusive – Follow up
Remember in EARLY JANUARY, when I said two specific games would be making their way to the still-new Xbox Originals? One of those games I mentioned, was Guilty Gear X2 #Reload. Well, as of yesterday, June 11th, Major Nelson has confirmed Guilty Gear X2 #Reload will be released this coming Monday, June 16th, along side The Legend of Spyro™: A New Beginning.

While Spyro might be for the ESRB aged “E10″ in your home, and not getting a warm welcome from the “gaming elitist” community, I have actually heard many good things about Guilty Gear X2 #Reload and think that there are more than just a few people excited about this one coming to the Originals program.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, don’t distrust the WBX, you’ll only end up embarrassing yourself. ;)

Rumor: Gears of War GOTY-esque package next month

eCanadaNow is reporting that a new Gears of War package for the Xbox 360 will be hitting store shelves on June 24. The new package, purportedly showing up in retailer’s computer systems as “Gears of War with Maps,” will retail for $39.99, and include all of the previously released DLC (maps and playmodes), as well as the additional content from the PC version. This is the first peep I’ve heard about this, and while I am a little surprised, I don’t disbelieve the rumor.

Konami to enter familiar territory with Rock Revolution


NOW WITH GUITARS!

Punch Jump reported, yesterday, that Konami intended to join Rock Band and Guitar Hero with their own music and rhythm game: Rock Revolution. Plans to offer a guitar, bass, and drum kit are all reported by Punch Jump.

Though it’s a little late for them to try and nudge their way in to the arena, it’s not going to be difficult or costly for them to develop new technologies. For those not keeping score, Konami developed the ever popular Dance Dance Revolution titles, as well as Beatmania, and Guitar Freaks. They essentially birthed rhythm games, so now let’s see if it’s too late for them to try and reclaim their throne!

The Protector: drama-shooter coming to Xbox 360


Videogamer.com boasts an article touting a new game from a Polish developer. Gingerbread Studios is planning to bring a new first/third person shooter title, The Protector, to the PC and Xbox 360 – though no release date has been set.

Here is an excerpt of the plot summary: “[Terrorist organization] Scarlet Vengeance’s attention soon turns to Jennifer, the only person who knows the location of a powerful Aztec which can be used for a devastating terrorist attack. With Jennifer’s life under threat Kane must track her down and protect her from Scarlet Vengeance.” This game already sounds like it’s suffering from, you guessed it, Indigo Prophecy Syndrome. A gallery of six hard to see images can be found here.

Bioshock 2 is official! Holiday '09?

By way of Investor’s Release, 2K Games officially announced Bioshock 2 for “release in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009.” Who’s excited? This guy.

WinBreak Central Command suggests that this game will hit a Holiday ’09 release because the projection is SO far in advance of the game’s release. You see, announcing that Gears 2 may make a November ’08 release is believable, because they’ve already been working on it for a while and have a time frame established. But with this announcement, it seems like they’re in the very early stages, and we all know that delays are inevitable. With a projection this early, even if 4Q Fiscal ’09 ends September 30th, 2009, if there IS a delay, seeing a November / December ’09 release would be quite likely.

Be sure to come back in 2009 and let us know if our predictions were right. ;)