- Now, I'm sure GameSetWatch isn't the only person reading Warren Spector's blog of late, but hey, he's posting some interesting stuff, and we're obligated to link 'interesting stuff'. His latest blog entry is called '“Hobby Games: The 100 Best” or I Love Lists', and it's about that most favored of Digg bait - the top list!

Spector explains: "I was recently asked to participate in a [pen&paper game-centric] book project called “Hobby Games: The 100 Best” from Green Ronin Publishing and edited by an old colleague from my papergame days, James Lowder."

Apparently, he picked Tikal, which I'm not so familar with, not being a BoardGameGeek, but he then goes ahead and lists his genuine video game Top 10 of all-time (alongside his top boardgames and movies!), in alphabetical order, as follows:

1. Diablo
2. Guitar Hero
3. Half Life
4. Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
5. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
6. Suikoden
7. Super Mario 64
8. Tetris
9. Ultima IV
10. Warcraft II
11. (Ico)
12. (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess — okay, so I cheated and went for 12 on the videogame list. So sue me.)

There's also some fun disclaimers after it from the Spector: "I didn’t include any games I worked on. In some cases, I’ll acknowledge that there are games I think are better than some on the list (e.g., Ultima VI is, I think a way better/more fun game than Ultima IV, but U4 kind of changed my life, so U4 makes the cut and U6 doesn’t — plus, I worked on U6)." So there.