Gameplayer has an entertaining trip down (a bloody) notalgia lane in the article 50 Great Ways to Die. It doccuments, with footage, the 50 greatest (from plain funny to downright scarring) deaths in video games history.
"The life of digital characters, regardless of whether they're rendered avatars of real-life players or computer controlled non-playable characters, is tough. If they existed in the real world, they'd be uninsurable outcasts covered in wounds with an implicit fear of anyone holding anything that resembled a game controller. We'd like to take this opportunity to salute and respect these digital beings for providing the gaming world with countless hours of entertainment. It is through their digital deaths that many a face has been brought to ear-to-ear grins or wide-mouthed shock. Without further ado, let us delve into 50 great ways to die (in gaming, of course)."