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No matter what your degree of devotion, bookmark this page now. This is the very best of GamesRadar, as chosen by the folks whose opinions matter most… our readers. According to you, these are the essentials – the 50 features, countdowns, podcasts, debates, controversies and community extravaganzas that every fan must experience. What follows is what GamesRadar is all about.
The top videogame controller buttons
Reviewed, pressed and scored by the button experts
iJizzLots: “Probably the easiest article to make; just post the most infamous box art and call it a day. But no, GamesRadar would NEVER be satisfied with something so simple. Each box art is accompanied by hilarious analysis of why they are so bad. While other gaming websites would've settled for a LOT less, GR outdid itself again and again and again.”
The rise, fall and deafening crash of Sonic the Hedgehog
A teary-eyed examination of gaming's greatest casualty
SpacemanSpiffy: “I saw that Top 7 in one of the GR ads in PTOM and it made me interested in the site. After visiting and seeing the Top 7 I bookmarked it right away and then couldn't stop looking at more Top 7s.”
The Top 7… RPG towns that explode
Buy a few potions, chat up the locals and then watch it all burn
Axcleblade: “Because it was the first GamesRadar Top 7 that I read and because I found it to be so funny I read the rest of them. All of them. On a weekend.... I spent a Saturday reading 3 years’ worth of Top 7s. I could have spent that day skydiving or learning how to juggle or feeding children.”
The Top 7… Lazy character clichés
Copy, paste, unoriginality! The most overused archetypes of all time
icantbelieveitsnutbutter: “The article that carved GamesRadar a place in my heart. It made the several otherwise wasted years of my childhood worth it to appreciate that one article. I instantly thought, ‘This site understands me.’ I was right, the best, most interesting gaming site on the internets, is GamesRadar. Because to me, fish + cookie, does = lava lamp. (Article reference!)”
Acerlux: “The last page was about the Mario Kart blue shell, with the requisite photoshopping of the blue shell into everything. The George Bush ‘Mission Accomplished’ one lived on my desktop for months.”
The Top 7… Top 7s
It's our five-year anniversary! Time to dredge up some of our best list features from the past
NinjaJamez: “An epic epicness of epic proportions”
Sim Sim Salabim: “The most GamesRadar-y feature to ever exist in this universe and possibly in any other alternate-reality universes (or is it universi?)”
GhostofTaft: “What seemed like a normal website staple quickly had me in embarrassing gigglefits. By the time I had read about the Companion Cube fighting a lactating Simon Cowell, I knew I had discovered something special.”
igothitwithabulb: “I think it was one of the last articles of your more vulgar, earlier days, and I show it to like all of my friends.”
Asloveszuko: “Elvis would sing about it if he could...”
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