110°
Submitted by LindsayBelleChambers 603d ago | opinion piece

The Soul of a Game, and Why Time Magazine’s ALL TIME 100 VIDEO GAMES Perhaps Wasn't the Best Idea

Time Magazine posted their top 100 games of all time, but is it possible to choose the best 100 and get consensus?
Me thinks no. (Culture, Industry)

Alternative Sources
Snookies12  +   604d ago
Top anything will always be relative to each individual person. That is all.
iamnsuperman  +   604d ago
Of course not unless you have the list in a revenue way. In theory they are still the 100 greatest video games because they do there job in generating the most amount of money. Having a list purely based on experience is too difficult for games and there are so many different gameplay mechanics that some love and some hate. Comparing genres is often very difficult
#2 (Edited 604d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
kevnb  +   603d ago
they have to clearly define what makes them the best games, is it influence? Sales? Longevity? Or just opinion?
Hicken  +   603d ago
No, they don't. It's not like they're submitting the list as fact. They don't have to pick one criteria to judge all the games by and say "This is why these 100 are the best," because no matter which criteria you judge them by, you'll be leaving out games that are considered better than those you include.

All told, it's no less of a bad idea than all the "Top 10" lists we get around here, and I'll wager Time's list has more thought put into it than 99% of such articles.
The_Nameless_One  +   603d ago
To me what did the list in was that they included Bioshock but not System Shock 2. Granted SS2 did not have Bioshock's sales numbers but there would not be a Bioshock without System Shock 2.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

Are the Astro A50′s right for you? | Black Oni Blog

4m ago - Tune in to this review to find out if the Astro A50's are right for you! | PC
10°

onPause - Weekend Gaming 7/11/2014

9m ago - onPause writes: It is Friday, and there is no better way to spend the weekend than playing a n... | PC
20°

The Overseas Connection Podcast #277

9m ago - The Overseas Connection, the official G4TE (Gaming For The Elderly) Community weekly podcast disc... | PC

Mount & Blade: Warband All Cheats

9m ago - This guide will tell you how to activate and use cheats for Mount & Blade: Warband. | PC
Ad

Study Game Design at DeVry

Now - DeVry University, is an accredited* university offering you the flexibility of over 90 locations, online courses and a wide variety of bachelor's a... | Promoted post

12 Fixes for Mount & Blade: Warband Crashes, Multiplayer Mac Crash, BEX, Can't Host, Stopped Working

10m ago - Mount & Blade: Warband is on a whopping 75% price drop on Steam this weekend, yet still suffers f... | PC