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Games you are supposed to play.

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In ordered to be accredited with any kind of standing, or respect within the pseudo-community of gamers there is a plateau of geeky knowledge that is a standard, however as more and more niche corners become mainstream...

On a side note I refer to this phenomenon as ironic-hipster-reversal; bringing to attention obscure elements of information to appear more knowledgeable in a subject, yet unintentionally bringing it to the foray for everyone i.e. Wearing a a T-shirt with the konami code. Pay attention to this people, this level of marketing and advertising is more powerful than social media! 
...as I was saying as video-games-geeky-knowledge becomes more mainstream the level of knowledge to be respected within the community becomes more convoluted and obscure. There has always existed a level of this autistic desire within games culture, from the early days of imported rare japanese titles. But nowadays games culture has expanded to a respected and widely used area of pop-culture, th…

We applied for a job again!

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Ready-Up are hiring so we sent them a job application. Well, I say a job application, it was exactly this one. We're quietly confident. However, because we had to go and visit Ready-Up to find the details about applying for the job we noticed a few things on the application form.

A rare opportunity is available to work on the UK’s fastest growing gaming community website.
Ah, fastest growing. That immeasurable indefinable measure of success. And it is a pure lie. We just visited www.thatguys.co.uk for the first time this morning which takes our growth from 0 visitors at 9am to 1 visitor at noon. That's growth of MORE THAN INFINITY. We're the fastest growing gaming community more like.

Applicants must have solid spelling and grammar.
Shit. We missed this on the application form. Abort. Abort.


Here are our future work colleagues and a free bonus game! There are five 'woulds' and three 'wouldn'ts' can you work out which are which?

Don't worry TGAM readers. W…

TGAM top 50 ultimate TGAM top games best list of best games of all time ever: Number 42

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Hot on the heels of number 43 we have a new entry on the best list of best games of all times ever. The votes are in and have been counted and you have voted Tanks! from Wii Play as your 43rd bestest game of all time ever.



We are a big fan of Tanks! here which is why Tanks! has been voted as the 42nd greatest game of all time ever. Tanks! what a game. Yes. Tanks!. Did you know reader that Tanks8 from Wii Play is the first Wii game on this prestigious list? Well it is. Check it:

43: Ed Fedemeyer's Haunted Maze
44: Resident Evil "gay den"
45: Final Fantasy VIII
46: Resident Evil Genesis
47: Dino Crisis 3
48: Dead Rising
49: Resident Evil Confidential Report File 1
50: Biohazard 4D Executer
Coming next time: NUMBER 41

Exclusive Content

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That guy's a maniac, the world's second greatest videogame blog, through reasons not well understood managed to score an interview with the legendary Hideo "Hideo, HIDEO" Kojima.

The interview was GREAT SUCCESS! A number of nibbles and nice tea were on offer. Lots of questions were asked, most were answered. Richie wore a hat throughout the whole thing and didn't even realise.
Score: The interview was perhaps the third best we ever done and made us proud to be part of the fourth estate for just a couple of hours. 7/10.

That Boy's A Maniac Award- May

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Yes it's the return of our "regular" feature The TGAM Maniac Award. This month the award goes to the 14 year old kid who called W_72 "sad for being a girl and playing computer games" over an Xbox LIVE headset during Gears of War. Good job nerd, but it'll be less funny for you when you have to start paying for games and Xbox LIVE subscription for yourself. Then you'll find out what sad really is.

I feel sorry for generic Xbox Live kid47. They've got so much to go through, puberty, getting caught humping a sock whilst watching the shopping channel by their Mom, being a skaterkid for three months until your parents refuse to buy you a new board, earning your brown wings in the back of some guy's car for a bag of bon bons. Ahhhh! Sweet memories.

Contratulations, Kid, your half way to becoming a real boy and you are this month (and this year's so far) Maniac.