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Fail List - Inaccurate Title Edition

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I usually get some great responses to some of the newspaper/magazine videogame lists, so imagine my joy when I found the Independent had done a top fifty list themselves in their Information weekend pull-out. The only problem was that I had to wait a couple of weeks before I could get my hands on it to scan the contents, so I apologise if you've already noticed the article.

Now, when I mean 'Inaccurate Title', let me put it this way; if you had the choice of 'The 50 Best Videogames' or 'The 50 Best Videogames and Peripherals in the Last Year or Two', would you choose the former because it was shorter and more likely to fit the page, or the latter because it accurately described what the list was about? Well, let's just say the editor went for the shorter title. It is a shame, because not only is this title misleading but it also conseals how decent the actual list is.

If you look on the second image I've scanned (I can't scan the whole page since the pull-out isn't A4 size), it gives not only a colour-coded key to the types of games and peripherals, but also gives information about the panel which decided what should go in. If you look carefully, you can see that not only are there three representatives from the Independent, but also one each from the Pocketgamer and Computer and Videogames websites, so there is a little bit of good knowledge to bolster this top fifty.

Let's have a look, shall we?

















You can call me easily impressed, but I'm very happy to see Half-Minute Hero and Demon's Souls in there. There are a few unknown games in amongst the great titles too.

Your thoughts and comments are welcome as always.

Batthink out.
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About Batthinkone of us since 9:11 AM on 08.20.2007

I am a gamer of 34 years of age. I explode with rage when prodded or teased. You have been warned. I am a human-being, you know? With feelings.

I also have a likeness for RPGs.

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