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The 20 most important games of the decade – text edition

Earlier this year weposted a video (opens in new tab)of our extremely handsome mugs chattering on about the most important games of the past decade. Did you miss it? Were you so distracted by our handsome facial hair that our words washed across you impotently like waves over rocks? Good news everyone! We fiddled around with our mental switchboards and reconfigured our output from blah-blah-blah to type-type-type. Now you can read our thoughts – you dirty psychic.

By declaring the most important games of the last ten years, we’re making a statement bolder than Lady Gaga’s leotards, and we recognize that. Coming to a consensus was bitterly painful. We grew horns and butted heads. We threw hot coffee at each other. We made rude comments about each other’s mothers. And when the cacophony of nerd rage settled, these twenty games were left in this order. If you disagree, be sure to insist that we’re know-nothing douchebags in the comments.

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