The Top 7... Collectibles not worth collecting

100% pointless

Gex would be #1 on a lot of lists.

Painfully obvious attempts by a videogame developer to capitalize on mid-'90s "raditude"? Yeah, with his stylish sunglasses, constantly crossed arms, pathetic pop-culture puns and overallPoochievibe, he's clearly the most shameless example of that.

Lame origin stories? He's got one of the worst – some overwrought nonsense about his father dying in a NASA rocket during a tapioca pudding experiment and Gex turning to television for solace. Before he inherits 20 billion dollars from his Uncle Charlie, of course, and moves to Maui with his turtle butler Alfred.

Oh, and… this… happened, too.


But why is Gex #1 on today's countdown? What's so terrible about the remote controls you collect to open new worlds in the "Media Dimension" and, eventually, to defeat the evil embodiment of "white noise" screen static that is Rez? Well, here's a sample:

That's the first six-and-a-half minutes of a 20 MINUTE secret ending in Gex. Let us repeat – secret. This is your REWARD for tracking down bonus, optional collectibles. In other words, your reward for spending extra days or, god forbid, extra weeks with a game you probably never should have been playing to begin with.

Hold on! We haven't even gotten to the worst part yet. Skip to the 5:00 mark in the video above, and take a look at exactly what Gex's developers are saying to their most loyal fans.

Wow. Collectibles that insult you, mock you, question your priorities and lower your self-esteem? The credits are right – this is definitely not worth your time.

Sep 27, 2010

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They've already sucked up 60 hours of your time. What's another 45 minutes?


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