1. Post #1
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    [release]

    A countdown of the top 100 video games of all time begins this summer

    The top 100 video games will be selected and showcased by GameTrailers.com and Spike TV in a multi-platform event that begins this summer and culminates at this year's Video Game Awards pre-show on Spike TV this December. "It's an initiative that's been a long time in the works," said Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President of Multi-platform Programming and Events for Spike TV. "This is something that fans have wanted, and we've wanted to do for a long time - to count down the top 100 videogames of all time."

    The "Top 100 Games of All Time" will be showcased in short video segments through various platforms including GameTrailers.com and its Side Mission blog, Spike's on-air shows 'GT.TV with Geoff Keighley' and 'All Access Weekly,' Spike.com, GameTrailer's upcoming iOS app and their social media. 2012 marks the 10 year anniversary of both GameTrailers and Spike's Video Game Awards show, which is another reason for embarking on the project.

    "We've been at this now 10 years, and we have huge libraries of content we can dip into," noted Slusser. "So we can reach into that 10 years of passion and really dive into what makes these games the best games of all time. We'll announce each one of these 100 games in a different place every single week." There will also be a way for fans to participate, noted Brad Winters, General Manager of GameTrailers.com. "Obviously the fans are a huge part of this, and there's a list that they'll be asked to vote on," said Winters.

    "The guys in here are really disappointed they're going to have to go back and play all those games again."
    Jon Slusser

    It's a massive undertaking, because it requires coordination with all of the various web sites and television shows, and making the content work for each platform. "Normally we create a television show and figure out later how to put that on other platforms," noted Slusser. "What I'm excited about is creating something that was specifically made for multiple platforms from the very beginning of the concept. We're not only celebrating 10 years of GameTrailers and 10 years of the VGAs, we're doing it using all of our gaming assets in a way that really harnesses the power of each one like never before. It's probably the biggest initiative we've ever done. It's a bit daunting and very exciting."

    Producing content for multiple platforms at once might mean compromises. Does that imply you have to create for the lowest common denominator, like the length of the pieces? "That's a good question," said Slusser. "It's important to think about how you create something that's good on all these different platforms. These will be short-form segments so they can live on every one of these platforms. When you're summarizing one of the greatest games of all time, with all the video footage, we don't want it to be 10 minutes long; we want it to be 2-3 minutes long."

    While the countdown will take place over many weeks and segments will debut in various places, the complete list will be on GameTrailers.com. "If you want to see where all the stuff debuts, it will be on a specific platform," said Slusser. "But you'll be able to go to GameTrailers to get the complete list after they debut, after a certain amount of time so you can always catch up with what you've missed."

    Dredging through over 40 years of videogames isn't easy, considering many of the oldest systems are hard to find in working order outside of museums. Slusser agreed it wasn't going to be easy. "There's gonna be a lot of detective work, so we've already started meeting about this. Everything from Pong to Tetris to Pac-Man is fair game." It's going to be hard on the staffers, too. "The guys in here are really disappointed they're going to have to go back and play all those games again," said Slusser, tongue firmly in cheek.

    The final list will be, in effect, a documentary of videogame history showing the best and most popular games. Using video will allow people to see the games in action, not just as a single screen shot. Deciding to present this project over multiple platforms, including television, will bring it to a wider audience, and points out some directions for future efforts by GameTrailers.com and Spike TV. Winters and Slusser are eager for the challenge ahead. "The cool part is we truly get to leverage all our brands and platforms. At the end of the day I really feel this is how content will be created in the future," Slusser said. "You don't just think about how to create a show for one medium. How does it live on television, on a mobile phone, on social media? How does it engage the fans? That's going to be more critical moving forward. It takes a while to move a big ship, and it starts here with this initiative."

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    Oh man these things never end well.

    I am talking of course about the comments section of any forum stuff like this is posted on.
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  3. Post #3
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    prepare for a modern warfare game to be nr.1
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    prepare for a modern warfare game to be nr.1
    3. Modern Warfare
    2. Modern Warfare 2
    1. Modern Warfare 3

    Because originality get's high scores.
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    These lists are interesting to gain some outside perspective but for the most part a list of games you like would largely be subjective opinion.

    That said I am fully prepared to laugh at all the kids who take Spike TV's video game opinion seriously when they put a CoD title near the top.

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    prepare for a modern warfare game to be nr.1
    And we are of course down to the top 5!
    5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
    4. Call of Duty: Black Ops
    3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
    2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
    1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4

    The last two haven't been released yet, but we've received early copies of both and we can conclude they are the best games of all time.
    ...with grenade physics that'll make you smile!
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    1. That one CoD that is released between now and finishing the list
    2. MW3
    3. Black Ops
    4. MW2
    5. MW
    6. CoD 2
    7. CoD
    8. Deus Ex
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    let's see who's paid the most for highest rankings
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  9. Post #9
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    Saw Spike and laughed furiously

    Will not take this seriously
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    EA pays IGN
    Activision pays Gametrailers.

    But who pays Gamespot...?
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    EA pays IGN
    Activision pays Gametrailers.

    But who pays Gamespot...?
    Take2
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    Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time isn't going to get #1 due to unoriginality.

    Wait, what do you mean Call of Duty 8: Modern Warfare 3 isn't original?
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    I can't think of a good title.
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    This is going to be good.

  14. Post #14
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    EA pays IGN
    Activision pays Gametrailers.

    But who pays Gamespot...?
    Titus Interactive.

    1. Superman 64
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    Wait, what do you mean Call of Duty 8: Modern Warfare 3 isn't original?
    Facepunch jumping on the reddit/4chan hatred bandwagon
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    Dark Souls for top 20
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    Facepunch jumping on the reddit/4chan hatred bandwagon
    Never said the games suck, just saying the bribery is so obvious it almost isn't funny.
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  18. Post #18
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    Dark Souls for top 20
    Aw you broke the combo of people getting mad at a video game series a lot of people like possibly placing high on a list of top 100 videogames.

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    Aw you broke the combo of people getting mad at a video game series a lot of people like possibly placing high on a list of top 100 videogames.
    Did I?

    Did I?

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    Dead Space 2 better be on that list.
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    Aw you broke the combo of people getting mad at a video game series a lot of people like possibly placing high on a list of top 100 videogames.
    You mean people getting mad at an incompetent website placing a game high on a list of top 100 video games because they think those games are cool as opposed to just being that good.

  22. Post #22
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    Never said the games suck, just saying the bribery is so obvious it almost isn't funny.
    I was more referencing everyone carrying on at the unoriginalness and milking in cod not the bribery stuff, that is bad and I'll agree on it

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    I'm sure the top 10 will have some games that deserves to be in top 10 but I'm really afraid what they pick as number 1.
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    You mean people getting mad at an incompetent website placing a game high on a list of top 100 video games because they think those games are cool as opposed to just being that good.
    Well obviously a website organization that disagrees with your opinion about video games is incompetent.
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    I'm sure the top 10 will have some games that deserves to be in top 10 but I'm really afraid what they pick as number 1.
    Street Cleaning Simulator.
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    If these guys are the kind that league with the Guinness World Record fellows about Black Ops having the best ending, I think I'll pass.
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    These lists rarely "work", they always end up really weird with games that no one really liked on top, and then it just starts a shitstorm.
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    You can't really make these lists, everyone has diffrent opinions on what games they like so it doesn't work.
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    Coooome on Knights of the Old Republic...
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    One of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces.
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    Ocarina of Time better be number one
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    If tf2 or freedom fighters, is not in there this is a fail top 100.


    Also if I were to pick 1 best game that's fun at this point it would be GTA 4.

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    Deus Ex, Dungeon keeper and Morrowind better be in the top ten...
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    mandatorily they'll put a zelda game first but everything before that will be retarded
    or mario will win and they'll say it was the first video game

  34. Post #34
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    The top ten games will be ones that came out just recently, and the opinions on them haven't settled in.
    So we're going to see Skyrim, Portal 2, Mass Effect 3, DE:HR. And the truth is, no matter how good some of them are, we'd need at least a few years to form a general opinion on them, and the impact they've made.
    Those "Top #" remind me of a 10 year old mentality where everything new he sees is instantly the best thing ever.

    It'll also be a popularity contest, so expect shit like Angry Birds. It will not end good.
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    I hope a Dead Space game is in there somewhere. They may not be the scariest games ever nowadays, but there's a lot of good design in the games and they pull off the hard sci-fi look really well.
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  36. Post #36
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    Well obviously a website organization that disagrees with your opinion about video games is incompetent.
    I'm OK with games that other people like getting higher places than the games i like. The problem is that GameTrailers completely contradicts themselves at times and always goes for the popular choices, which would make them incompetent.

  37. Post #37
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    I can't wait to see what the people who informed me Call of Duty: World at War would feature the M1 Gaw-rund think are the finest games ever made.

  38. Post #38
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    I wouldn't trust Gametrailers or Spike to review cereal brands.
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  39. Post #39
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    They have this kind of thing every year or so, it seems, and the list is always generally the same.

  40. Post #40
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    These lists rarely "work", they always end up really weird with games that no one really liked on top, and then it just starts a shitstorm.
    The problem is, no matter what game they put at the top, a shitstorm will emerge. It's probably just best to list the top 100 games in no specific order.
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