This will be my final post here at GameAxis.com. It’s been a great two years, but the time has come for me to move on. Most of you will recognize my name from the Friday Fives column, which actually started life as Top Ten Thursdays until I became too lazy to think of ten things every week and cut it in half, moving it a day in the process to keep the catchy alliteration.
Don’t worry, from now on The Toff will be giving you your Friday Fives (now biweekly) so you’ll still be able to point out all the games/characters/types of cheese we failed to include.
As for my final Fives, I thought I’d take the chance to look back at some of my favorites over the years. Yes, it’s a top five list of top five lists! How positively meta!
I like this one for two reasons: a) it let me use this awesome picture of Keanu, and b) months after the original post, it somehow became the subject of aÂ bizarreÂ angling and fishing strategy discussion in the comments box.
One thing I love about the Video Game Industry is thatÂ occasionally, despite products going through rigorous approval processes (both inside the company and through external regulators), stuff like Sticky Balls and Wild Woody still gets through.
Thank you Demon Attack for giving us this iconic box art image of a silver dinosaur with a rocket up its ass flying through space.
I could do this list every week, there are just so many tasty looking video game characters: Sonic, Ecco, Donkey Kong… hell Toad from Mario is pretty much begging to be eaten. Om nom nom.
Just like that one time when you tried to kick in a door and ended up flat on your ass with a broken foot, there are some moves that just don’t work in real life.
I should probably add the roundhouse kick to this list. Unless you actually know what you’re doing, have you ever tried spinning around on one foot and kicking someone in the face? The best you can hope for is falling on your ass (again) and probably a sprained ankle too.
Just pray that the guy you’re fighting doesn’t take the opportunity to deliver a real kick (like to your squishy parts) while you’re down.
And with that I’m out! You’ve been a great crowd! So long, goodbye!