G4TV and Entertainment Weekly got together to compile a list of the 100 best games of all time. It is *painful* to watch. Worst of all is how clueless they are about old games. As one simple example, M.U.L.E. made it in but they listed it as being for the C-64. Now, what’s the name of the planet in MULE? Irata. Atari spelled backwards. Wouldn’t you think that’d give them a clue? In describing XCom the host talks about it being a blend of strategic decision making and turn-based combat, then sneers and says “Ew, that sounds like a job to me.”
If G4, the gaming channel, can’t treat games with a tad of respect, how can we expect the rest of the world ever to treat them as anything but fluff?